Showing posts from June, 2017

Books: My Thoughts on The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire & Thorns #1)

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was not what I expected it to be, but that's what I get for not reading a synopsis before going in. I especially wasn't prepared for it to have a religious tone to it. It's not preachy (at least I didn't feel like it was), but I felt a little on edge the whole way through wondering if it was going to get preachy. The atmosphere was interesting, a few things happened that I wasn't expecting, but for the most part, this story did not grab me.

Thankfully this installment did end with a bit of finality. I am comfortable thinking on this as a stand alone. That being said, there is still a possibility I will continue with the next volume in the future. As of right now though, I am satisfied with where things left off and will be moving on to something else for the time being.

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Books: My Thoughts on Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror (Meg #1)

Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm not into shark movies, but I do enjoy documentaries on sharks and prehistoric creatures so when I heard about this book, I was very interested. I really enjoyed this one. It starts off with a bang and the events through out the book just kept me intrigued. The relationship that happened towards the end was unnecessary in my opinion and kind of curious to be honest. I feel like some development was missing in order to make that relationship believable, but that's really my only issue with the book. The end was fast paced and exciting and I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series.

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#Book1CoziesClub | July Book of the Month

Announcing July's Selection for the First in a Series Cozy Mystery Book Club! Come chat with us in the Mystery Madness Goodreads Group ^-^ Will you be joining in on this read?

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#Book1CoziesClub: My Thoughts on On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mysteries #1)

On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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I seriously wonder what takes me so long to get to some of the books on my shelf and this one is no exception. It was very entertaining and I really enjoyed this story. All the information on various types of coffee was interesting as well, but it tended to make me crave a cup after reading. That's a bad thing when you're reading right before bed!

I definitely recommend this one, especially if you're a fan of coffee or are a frequent customer of a smaller coffee shop. The mystery was engaging and Clare didn't come off as too pushy in her sleuthing style, which I appreciated. Her sleuthing style seemed very natural and logical to me and that was refreshing to read. I have collected several installments of this series so I will be continuing on. Glad I finally got to this one!

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Books: My Thoughts on Brazen (Gilded #3)

Brazen by Christina Farley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the conclusion of this trilogy. Though I thought book 2 wasn't as enjoyable as book 1, this one brought the excitement back to this series for me. I listened to a majority of this series on audiobook and I highly recommend the narrations especially if you're not familiar with the Korean language. I thought Greta Jung did a great job with the voices. Overall, I do recommend this series and will be looking forward to reading more from the author and hearing more of the narrator's work.

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LuLaRoe: Carly Dress Video Album

This video contains all of Carly Dresses I have in my inventory currently. Final price will include tax and shipping. Shipping is $4 for one, $6 for two, and three or more ships free! If you see something you'd like to claim, please fill out my Google Doc here
Time stamps for sizes are as follows for your convenience: XXS - 1:23
XS - 3:30
S - 6:39
M - 9:44
L - 12:49
XL - 16:36 - #59 has sold
2XL - 19:21
3XL - 21:25

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