Saturday, November 11, 2017

Reading Progress Update

I have read 50% of the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It is a good book I am enjoying it. It is also nice to have time to read now.  I will be posting another update soon. I hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

On a side note: My husband and I are all moved into our apartment now. It is very nice and comfortable. Now the next step  is to get to know the neighbors and the neighborhood. Also maybe make some new friends.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Blog Update

Well I just thought I would do a update. As far as getting settled to California the movers are coming tomorrow to drop our stuff off at our apartment. I am looking forward to it cause I miss our stuff and then I can get down to some serious reading. My husband and I have been staying with my dad. So we get to spend the weekend unpacking yay.  Hope everyone is having a good week and will have a good weekend. Left Maryland  to get out of the cold weather was looking forward to the sunny weather here in California. Ugh! it's 64 degrees here.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio. I wanted to read this book because the movie comes out on November 17th.  I hope to finish this book by then.  I will be posting a reading progress update soon. I have read really good things about this book. Have a good week everyone.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Review: Forever Yours in Christmas Falls (Return to Christmas Falls Book 5) by Susan Hatler

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Morgan Reed is excited to return to her hometown of Christmas Falls and open her beauty salon, but when she arrives to her rented business space she's  shocked to find it already occupied by Dallas Parker-her brother's best friend, the guy she had a childhood crush on, and the one her mom blames for their family's greatest tragedy.

With their landlord out of the county and unreachable, Morgan and Dallas must open their businesses together. But no worries, all small towns need a combo furniture store/beauty salon right? Ugh. As they work together, Morgan tries to keep her emotional distance but time and off-the-charts chemistry soon turn a childhood friendship in a blossoming romance.

Unfortunately, just when their relationship develops into something deeper, an unexpected crisis re-opens her family's old wounds and  the blame is on Dallas once again. Will Morgan's sadness and fear pull them apart, or make her realize Dallas has always been her heart's true safe harbor?

Wow what another great  book by Susan Hatler. I thought the story was written very well.

I just love sweet clean romance books. I couldn't put this book down.

There are some surprises in the story.

I am looking forward to reading more books by Susan Hatler. Keep up the great writing  and keep on shining Susan.

I would  highly recommend this book.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Reading Progress Update

Well October is almost over. It is time for a reading progress update. I have read 75% of the book Forever Yours in Christmas Falls ( Return to Christmas Falls Book 5) by Susan Hatler.  I will be posting a review soon.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

We Made it to California

Well my husband and I made it to California. We got up at 3:30am Maryland time to get to the airport  for our 8:00 am flight. We flew into Denver Colorado for a layover. I am just glad to be in California for a while. It is strange to think this is not a vacation.  Anyway let the adventure begin. It is hot here in the 100's. I hope it cools down soon. Hope everyone is having a good week. I am glad the stress of moving is behind us. Now we just have to wait for our stuff to get here and the car. I will post again soon.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading  Forever Yours in Christmas Falls (Return to Christmas Falls Book 5) by Susan Hatler. I will be posting a review soon. Hope everyone is having a good weekend. There are 7 novels in this series.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Review: Monday Sweet Romance (Sweet and Timeless Book1) by Lily Rose

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Sweet and Timeless: Monday by Lily Rose is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author E.L. Todd's steamy contemporary romance novel Monday. This story is the same as the contemporary romance and conveys all the passion of the original book without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

I don't  believe in destiny.

In fate.

Or in soul mates.

But I believe in Hawke.

My life has never been whole since my parents left forever. I have my brother, someone I can barely tolerate most of the time, and I have my best friend, Marie.

And I have myself.

But when Hawke walks into my life, there's an immediate connection. Our eyes lock and an unspoken conversation is exchanged. For the first  time in my life, I actually feel something.

But he doesn't.

He keeps me at arms length and pretends there's nothing between us when there clearly is. I'm not the kind of girl to wait around for any guy, so I don't.

But that doesn't mean he isn't in the back of my mind.

Our paths cross again in a way neither one of us expect and it changes everything. Was it destiny that made it happen? Was it fate? Or was it something else?

I found this story to be very interesting. It was a sweet one.

I thought it was written very well. It kept my interest.

If you want a clean sweet romance then I suggest you pick up a copy of this book and read it.

I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Moving Update

I just wanted to update you guys about this move. Yesterday the movers came and got our stuff  out of our apartment. I thought I would breakdown watching them but nope I am being strong about this move. Today my husband and I are going to clean the apartment. Tomorrow we are having the walk through. My husband and I are staying in a hotel for a few days. We  will be flying out next week Wednesday.  In the mean time we are going to enjoy the time we have left here in Maryland.  I will update everyone  next week when we make it to California. Have a good week everyone.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Big News

Well I am so glad I don't have to keep the news I want to share a secret anymore. Last week I gave my goodbye letter to my job because my husband and I are moving to California. He got a new job there. Today is my last day at my job. I will miss everyone I worked with and especially the children. We will be leaving Maryland very soon because my husband starts his job on November 1st.  I am so glad that the seasons in California are not as bad. I know this move is a blessing because I will be closer to my daddy. Also we will be closer to our family in Hawaii too. In a way moving to California is like a homecoming  for me because I was born and raised there.  Let the adventure begin.  I will post a update when we get settled.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Reading Progress Update

I  have read 50% of the book  Monday: Sweet Romance (Sweet and Timeless Book1) by Lily Rose.  I will be posting a review soon. I am really enjoying this story.   Have a good week everyone.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading Monday: Sweet Romance (Sweet and Timeless Book 1) by Lily Rose. This book just got released today. Looks like I will be enjoying this one.  I will be posting a reading progress update soon. Hope everyone is having a good week.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Blog Update

Well it is time to do another blog post. I have been very busy like a little bee buzzz! Some big changes are happening in my and my husbands life right now. I will tell you guys later what it is. In the mean time you will just have to wait and see. Don't worry it is nothing bad or scary. I will be posting an update soon.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend. By the way Happy Fall!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading 183 Times a Year by Eva Jordan. There are 49 chapters in this book so it is going to take me a while  to write a review. I will be posting a reading progress update soon.

Side note: I got a new job. I start tomorrow  and I am nervous and excited at the same time. I am working at the Kiddie Academy as a Teacher's Aide. I hope everyone has a good week.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Review: Found in Translation ( Altered Hearts Book 1) by Rodger Burner

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Spoiled eighteen-year-old Kim Hartlinger arrives late to orientation for a mission trip to Mexico-she carelessly missed her flight-only to learn the project has changed. Construction in a remote village without plumbing and  electricity rather than evangelism in a medium-sized town with numerous souvenir and fast food places.

Kin's negative overreaction to the change angers the project leaders and her teammates and immediately makes her the least popular team member. She's determined to do better, though. And to be obedient to God.

When Kim breaks her arm, she feels useless. She wants to do evangelism, but the team didn't bring a translator and the villagers don't speak any English. Kim knows nada Spanish, and her "dual-language Bible" turns out to be Spanish-only.

Kim undertakes two one-handed projects. The first is her own idea. The second is God's, though, and it sounds crazy. Crazier than crazy. But will it touch the villagers' hearts with the Gospel? How can she even find out?

Wow what an amazing story. I absolutely enjoyed reading this one.

It is the type of book that reminds you of what is truly important and that is God. Reminder number two is no matter how bad you think you have it... there are other people who are worse off than you.

I would highly recommend this book. I can see myself reading it again.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Reading Progress Update

Well it's time for me to charge my iPad I ran down the battery because of all the reading I have been doing today. Anyway I  have  read 62% of the book Found in Translation by Rodger Burner. I will be posting a review soon. It is a very good book. I am really enjoying  it. Hope everyone is having a good week.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Review: Rolf's Quest (Medieval Encounter Book 1) by Aubrey Wynne

This is what the story is about: The story takes place between 1139 A.D. and 1154 A.D. As the tale begins we learn that Merlin has been cursed because of a spell that he cast on a woman he loved. The spell was to make the woman love him. The curse she cast upon Merlin can only be broken by the first born son of Merlin's descendants.

In the autumn of 1139 A.D., in the Caledonian Forest of Scotland,  Rolf sees his father talking to a tree.The tree turned out to be a curse that bound Merlin, a legendary sorcerer. Rolf, a first born son of Merlin's  descendants, and the father asks Merlin to take Rolf and train him in hopes the curse on Merlin can finally be broken. Rolf's task is to find true love without the use of spells or trickery.

Rolf already has the woman of his dreams in mind, Melissa. The  only problem: Melissa is already betrothed to Charles Roker, a Duke in the Court of King Henry II. The engagement was arranged by Melissa's family. Alas, the arrangement was made not for love but to strengthen alliances between families. But Melissa begins having dreams about a young man with dark hair. While traveling to London to meet Charles Roker, Melissa meets Rolf in the forest along the way. When the two meet they instantly fall in love.

At the coronation of King Henry, King Henry asks Melissa if she really wants to marry Charles Roker. She tells King Henry that she does not love Charles and does not want to marry him. Now can Melissa and Rolf find love with each other or will the loyalty to her family's wishes override her love for Rolf.

Shape shifting and wizardry, love vs. loyalty, bring this story alive amongst the famed history of King Henry II.

I really enjoyed this story. I thought it was very interesting because it was set in a historical romance in the 1100 A.D. time period. A time when Kings and Queens and Dukes and Princesses ruled the nations. It was a time when families betrothed their sons and daughters to gain power and favor. This author handles this with skill and detail to the historical record.

The characters in this novel were very well developed, memorable and strong. Rolf and Melissa represent young lovers in every generation.

Love is magical in and of itself but with the powers of a sorcerer thrown in it gives the story unexpected twists and turns.

This story captivates you from the very beginning and holds you spellbound. I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves a great love story.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading Found in Translation (Altered Hearts # 1) by Roger Bruner. I will be posting a reading progress update soon. Hope everyone is having a good week!

Friday, August 4, 2017

New Friendship App

Hey Everyone,

How is everybody doing? I wanted to share with you a new friendship app. It is called Patook. It is a strictly making friendships app. They don't allow flirting at all. You create a profile then you pick who you want to be friends with. For example if you only want to see profiles of women that's fine. Or if you want to see profiles of men as well. I signed up you should too. It is totally safe.

They won't let you post URL links in  a message to someone until you get to know them better. Also you can get your profile verified. You can have discussions with other people. You can post topics. You can send messages to people. You can see who visited your profile. Please let  me know if you join in the comments below this post.  Also when you sign up they don't let you use your last name  as a username only first names. The best part is it's free you can upgrade to the premium later. It came out in 2016 so it is still new. If you have problems with the app or questions the people in charge are very good about responding to you. I believe you will enjoy this app.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading   Rolf's Quest (A Medieval Encounter Book 1) by Aubrey Wynne. I will be posting an update soon. Hope everyone is having a good week.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Review: Jake & the Dragons of Asheville by Brian Kacica

Here is a summary of what the book is about: The storyline takes place in a very small town in North Carolina. When Jake Winston is thirteen years old he discovers that he has a unique genetic trait... a power coursing through his blood. A power so strong that a special government  agency, ONX, wants. What the government    wants  the government  decides to get: by any means necessary.

ONX agents begin to plot and then act to obtain Jake's secret. Jake's father, who was a local hero, suddenly dies. After the death of his father, Jake's grandfather returns to the area to look after Jake and sends him on a journey. The journey leads Jake to a gated forest near the town. Upon entering the forest Jake comes face to face with a family of dragons. From that point the story explodes: ONX agents begin killing every dragon they come upon in order to discover the power of the blood. What will Jake do? Or, can he do anything?

This is the first fantasy book that I have read and what a treat. There is a lot of action and adventure in the story.

For those of you who enjoy fantasy books you should pick up a copy. This book is great for pre-teens and up. Just the cover should get their interest... it's kind of cool.

There is a surprise in the book but I am not going to tell you where it is. You will have to find out for yourselves.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Reading Progress Update

Hello Everyone,

It is time for a new post. As you guys know I went on vacation with my husband to California to visit my dad and to see some things. We had a great time. Anyway I have read 28% of the book Once And For All by Sarah Dessen. I will be posting another reading progress update soon.  Hope everyone is doing well.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Just Another Blog Update

Well my husband comes to California  today. I can't wait to see him it has been a while since I have seen him. While we are in California  we are going to drive up to Monterey and  stay up there for 3 days. Then we are going to do some sight seeing along the coast on the way back down  to my dads house.  This is going to be a fun vacation. I am going to take a lot of pictures so be sure to check out my Facebook and Instagram accounts.

So my reading time will slow down a bit this coming week. I will write another update soon. Have a wonderful weekend and week everybody!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: Ralphy the Rabbit: Finds Himself by David Wallace and Lorian Dean

Here is a summary of what the book is about. The story is about a rabbit named Ralphy. He knew he was different from his brothers and sisters. Ralphy couldn't hop very far but the thing that drove him nuts was his ears. Ralphy ears were larger and crooked than a normal rabbit. When kids came into the pet shop they would laugh at him as they pass by him. One day a little girl named Marta noticed Ralphy jumping  around in his cage. From that moment everything changed for Ralphy.

What an incredible story to read to children.

There are some wonderful adventures that teach great moral lessons.

It has a wonderful message about friendship and accepting yourself just the way you are. Also, don't worry about what other people think of you.

I feel this book is geared toward the age range of 6 to preteen.

I believe the message is also saying it's ok to be different.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading  Once and For All by Sarah Dessen. My daddy and I went to the bookstore and I got this book. It looks really good.  I will be posting a reading progress update soon.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Review: 3 Willows by Ann Brashares

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Summer is a time to grow

seeds
Polly has an idea that she can't stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She's setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it's going to take all of her focus. At least that way she won't have to watch her friends moving so far ahead.

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Jo is spending the summer at her family's beach house, working as a busgirl and bonding with the older, cooler girls  she'll see at high school come September. She didn't count on a brief fling with a cute boy changing her entire summer. Or feeling  embarrassed by her middle school friends. And she didn't count on her family at all...

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Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning A's. Instead her summer scholarship lands her on a wilderness trip full of flirting teenagers, blisters, impossible hiking trails, and a sad lack of hair products. It is a new summer. And a new sisterhood. Come grow with them.

I found this book very interesting. I thought it was apart of The Sisterhood  of the Traveling Pants series but it's not. It's a new sisterhood and new friendships.

What I got out of the storyline is that no matter what your friends are always there for you.

I only hope to have friendships as close as the characters did in this book.

I do plan on reading more books from  this author.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Reading Progress Update

I have read 63% of the book 3 Willows by Ann Brashares. I will be posting a review soon. Today I wanted to write in color. Hope everyone has a good week next week.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading 3 Willows by Ann Brashares.  I will be posting a reading progress update soon.  Hope everyone is having a good week.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Review: Stealing Time (Servants of Fate Book 1) by Wendy Sparrow

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Father Time's son, Zeit Geist, must sacrifice a mortal's lifetime to the Fates each New Year's Eve. Last year- inexplicably, really-he made an 11:59 substitution. The  Fates are pissed and they're after his mortal Hannah. With the year ending, he ought to figure out why he'd saved her- and why he keeps doing it.

Following  an unlucky year, Hannah Lyons needs a week's holiday in a lodge to unwind. What she gets is near- death experiences and a sexy immortal who can't avoid kissing her, but might have to kill her. After all, even  Zeit can't hold back time indefinitely.

Even though this book is a romance it is a strange one.

We all know that there is no such thing as Father Time or mortals or immortals so I would say this book is more of a fantasy.

I think people who like fantasy books would enjoy this book.

I guess what I am saying is it wasn't my cup of tea. The plot was very interesting and the characters were developed well.

Those that have  a bent toward science fiction and  fantasy would find this a delightful read.


Happy Reading Everyone!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Just a Blog Update

I just wanted to let everyone know that tomorrow morning I will be flying to California to visit my dad. Since the plane ride is 5 hours long I hope to get some sleep. I will finish the book I am reading and will  be posting a review tomorrow sometime.  Oh my gosh I am going to be jet lag for a few days  because of the time difference.

Also the first week of July my husband will be joining me. We are going to have a little vacation and do some things. I am sure I will be posting a lot of pictures to Instagram.  Don't worry I will keep my blog updated while I am on vacation.

On the marriage front  I love being married. It is wonderful. My husband and I will be married for 6 months on June 28th. We got married on December 28, 2016. We are so happy. I love that we take care of each other.

I hope everyone is doing well. I want to say thank you all again for taking the time to look and read my blog.  I really appreciate it.  I know we all have busy lives.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading Stealing Time (Servants of Fate Book 1) by Wendy Sparrow.  I will be posting a review soon. Hope everyone has a good week.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Review: The Post -It Note Affair by Justine Avery

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Emily wants what every woman does: to have it all. Is that too much to ask? Emily really can't complain.  She's married to a wonderful man, her high school sweetheart, who still dotes on her as he did when her first laid eyes on her.

They have a beautiful home together, and they each enjoy successful careers. On the outside looking in, Emily has what any woman would be perfectly happy with.

But it's just not enough. Emily can't help wishing for just a bit more- for that special spark, for that thrill of something new and surprising, for the shivery tingles running down her spine. For real passion- for true romance.

She never expects to find it during the workday and definitely not in the form of a sticky note.

Just one square slip of paper with a few handwritten words, tucked mysteriously into the contents of her purse and dropped right into her small world, marks the first of a slew of sexy surprises Emily couldn't  have anticipated no matter how hard she wished for them.  She's desperately sought after every one of the special moments in store for her, and there's no question that she deserves them.

Even as Emily eagerly anticipates and thoroughly savors all of the excitement and mystery of what may come, she just can't guess the roller coaster of emotions she's soon to experience- or just how much it will change her.

And she may never guess just who- is leading her on the romantic adventure of her dreams. Just when she feels she's lost the life and love she most wants to have, she finds them- in the last place she'd ever think to look.

Wow I loved this book because it reminds you of the important things in life.

This is a very quick story there are only 7 chapters in it.

I found the storyline to be very cute and sweet. I also saw some surprises that I didn't see coming.

I would recommend this book. I believe you all would enjoy it as well.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading The Post- it Note Affair: - a Romance Novelette of Love Lost and Found- by Justine Avery. I will be posting a review soon because this is a short book. Hope everyone has a good week.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Review: Sunday Kind of Love by Dorothy GarLock

Here is a summary of what the book is about.  Buckton, Indiana, 1956. As post-war America brims with new opportunities, a young woman  discovers the courage to follow her dreams-and her heart...

Gwendolyn Foster's life seems like a dream come true. A bright future in front of her, the successful, traditional man her parents wanted at her side. What more could a girl ask for? But Gwen has a different dream altogether-to be a writer- and she won't rest until it comes true.

Strong arms to support her, not own her... that's what she needs. And she finds them in the most unexpected of places.

Hank Ellis has long been haunted by his little brother's death. He knows the entire town blames him for the accident, but it's only fitting. He blames himself too. So he's shocked when Gwen ignores the vicious gossip and befriends him. And before long, everything changes for them.

Folks warn Gwen about Hank, but she knows in her heart that they're wrong. Drawn to this man of bravery and kindness who encourages her to pursue her passions, Gwen can finally envision the life she's always wanted. And with Gwen, Hank finds the strength to let go of his guilt, as he dares to hope for a future with her.

But braving the town that turns against them isn't the only challenge they face. For Hank still harbors a dark secret, a shocking truth that may force him to lose Gwen forever...

One day it was raining. My husband and I went to the bookstore to browse.

I came across this book. I asked my husband if I could have it he said yes. I am so glad I got it. I am not sure what drew me to this book maybe it was the cover or maybe it was the title or maybe both.

What a incredible story. I fell in love with this book. I couldn't put it down.

I would highly recommend this book. I hope you all will love it as much as I did.

There are some twists and turns in this book.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Reading Progress Update

I have read 68% of the book Sunday Kind of Love by Dorothy GarLock.  I am really enjoying the story.  I will be posting a review soon.  I hope everyone is having a good week!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Review: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Here is a summary of what the  book is about.  Risk everything... for love. What if you couldn't touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face...or kiss the boy next door?

In Everything Everything, Maddy is a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who  moves in next door... and becomes the greatest risk she's ever taken.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black- black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Oh my Gosh I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't put it down.

There are some surprises in it that I didn't see coming.

I would recommend this book. I can't wait to see the movie.

I do plan on reading more books by this author.

By the way the author's husband did all of the illustrations in the book.

I thought this book was very well written.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Review: Pearls of Daily Life Short Stories and Poems on Self - Discovery by Antonia Loschner

Here is a summary of what the book is about. In the hurly - burly of daily life, all too often, the Self happens to get lost. However, with its overall knowledge of our needs and strengths, it would by far be the best personal advisor we can have.

This collection of short stories and  poems  invites a journey of discovery. Diverse but amicable characters are experiencing the joy of rediscovering their Self in manifold situations of everyday life.

A pocket book for small breaks in- between: to explore, reflect, dream, chuckle and relax.

I enjoyed reading this book.

I found the short stories and poems to be uplifting and positive and relatable to everyday life.

I think it is a good reminder that life is to short and you should live it.

This is the type of book you can read on your lunch break or whenever you have free time.

I would recommend this book.

Happy Reading Everyone to Self Discovery!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Reading Progress Update

Well it's time to do a reading progress update post.  I have read 50% of the book Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.  My goal is to finish this book before the movie comes out.  I will be posting a review soon.  Hope everyone is having a good week!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Completed My Goal

Well I completed  my goal this week. I finished the book I was reading. I finished coloring the Mother's Day cards for my mom and husbands mom and mailed them out on time. I went to my friend's house for a chocolate swap on Saturday.

My new goal is to finish  the class I am taking through Penn Foster. I am taking a online coarse  called Comprehensive English: Reading and Writing Skills  I want to be a better blogger and writer. I hope to finish by June 24. My goal after that is to finish the book I am reading which  is called Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon and write a review and post it on here.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dewey's 24 Hour Read a Thon

I have read 40% of the book Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. It is getting late here in Maryland so I am going to call it night. Hope everyone is enjoying themselves.  I am going to spend time with my husband. I went to my friends house this afternoon we had a chocolate  swap with some other women. We all had a good time.

Happy Reading  Everyone! :)

Dewey's 24 Hour Read a Thon

I have read 32% of the book Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. It is a really great book. I am really enjoying it.  I am taking a break now. I am going to find something to eat with my husband. I will be posting another update later on today. I hope everyone is having  a good Read a Thon.

Dewey's 24 hour Read a Thon

Well it is my favorite  time of year again. It's the Dewey's 24 Hour Read a Thon. It happens twice a year. For this read a thon I will be reading Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.  Side note the movie of this book will be coming out on May 19th I can't wait. Anyway I will keep you guy's updated on my progress through out the day.  Also  this afternoon I am going over to my friends house to have a chocolate swap with a few other ladies it should be fun. Also this is the first read a thon that I am doing in a different time zone.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review: The Romantics by Leah Konen

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowell, The Romantics will charm readers of all ages. Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents' painful separation.

Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right- but she doesn't anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Love's plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael's hot- sauce- wielding  " dream girl."

The more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one  girl who can help him mend his heart. Soon Love starts breaking all  her own rules- and in order to set Gael's fate back on course, she has to make some tough decisions about what it means to truly care.

I found this book very interesting because it is not narrated by a person. The story is told by a feeling. Yes you heard me right the story is told by Love.

I absolutely loved this book. I felt a little silly because  I never knew what Rom- Com stood for until this book. Do you guy's know what it means? I will tell you Rom- Com is short for Romantic Comedy.

I would recommend this book. You guy's will fall in love with it.

Looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Monday, April 24, 2017

My Goal

My goal this week is to finish the book I am reading right now which is called  The Romantics by Leah Konen and write the review and post it on here. Also to finish coloring the mother's day cards for my mom and my husbands mom and get them out in the mail by May 1st.  Start a new book on Saturday for the Dewey 24 hour readathon I participate in every year. Oh also spend time with my friend and some other ladies from a friendship site we all belong to this Saturday. Can I do it? Yes I can if I put  my mind to it. Have a wonderful week everyone!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Just Another Blog Update

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. As you know my husband and I went up to Pennsylvania to spend  time with my husband's aunt and family. It is very pretty up there. It is also very quite up there where we were because  it is in the country.

Anyway it is back to work for  me. I love reading books and reviewing them. It is so much fun but it is also a lot of work keeping a blog updated all the time.  I want to say thank you again for taking the time to look at my blog. I really appreciate all of you.  Hope everyone has  a good week!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Review: The Wedding Charm: The Wedding Whisperer (A Magnolias and Moonshine Novella Book 4) by Susan Hatler

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Maid of honor Sarah Carlton hasn't  failed at anything  since her high school science project was sabotaged by a relentless competitor. So, she'll do whatever it takes to make her best friend Jill's wedding absolutely perfect.

That includes taking the next flight out of Sacramento to retrieve the panicked bride's cherished  family wedding charm from her late grandmothers's attic in Atlanta Georgia.

Unfortunately, someone else has offered to come to the bride's rescue- best man Ben Atkins, the same man who destroyed Sarah's high school science project all those years ago. Now he wants to one-up her by retrieving the charm first? Sarah refuses to let that happen. The race is on.

When Sarah and Ben arrive in Atlanta, instead of finding the wedding charm there's a letter from the bride's grandmother directing the bride and groom to complete a series of tasks in order to prove their  commitment to each other.

With the wedding only two days away Sarah and Ben must join forces by pretending to be the bride and  groom in order to earn the wedding charm. Should be a cinch. After all, how hard can it be to fake true love for forty-eight hours?

Wow what another great book by Susan Hatler.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was a cute and funny story with some surprises.

I loved how sweet and romantic the story was. I am going to have to read the rest of this series.

I would  recommend  this book. Go out and buy a copy you will truly  enjoy it.

Happy Reading Everyone!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Monday

It's time for another reading progress update. I have read 30% of the book The Romantics by Leah Konen. I will be posting another update soon. What will it be you guys will just have to wait and see. Have a good week everyone.

Oh just a side note  I hope everyone has a good weekend as well. My husband and I will be spending the weekend in Pennsylvania with my husband's aunt for Easter.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Review: Bookishly Ever After by Isabelle Bandeira

Here is a summary of what the book is about. In a perfect world, sixteen -year-old Phoebe Martins life would be a book. Preferably one filled with magic  and a hot paranormal love interest.  Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn't even qualify for a quiet contemporary.

Everything changes when Phoebe learns that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her. So, Phoebe turns to the heroines in her favorite books for inspiration, but  becoming as awesome as her book characters isn't as easy as it sounds. When another girl nets Dev for herself right out from under Phoebe's nose, she's crushed.

And, to up the suckage, she gets assigned as his co-counselor at a sixth grade camp and has to spend  an entire week tied to the hip with the one guy on the planet she wanted to avoid.

Can she make it through the potential danger of romantic bonfires and  nature walks, or will her counseling career end in emotional disaster?

Can she ever go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?

I felt this was a well written story. It is a page turner.

They say boys in books are just better. I have to disagree having a real relationship is always better even though they can sometimes get messy.

I absolutely loved this book. I totally could relate to Phoebe because I am also a book nerd.

I would recommend this book.

I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

New Book Release

Title: Literally

Release Date: April 11, 2017

Author: Lucy Keating

I can't wait till this book comes out. It looks like it is going to be a good read. I love the title and the cover very cute.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Reading Progress Update

I have read 60% of the book Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira.  I will be posting a review soon.  Hope everyone is having a good week.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Happy Monday

Happy Monday Everyone.  What is everyone reading this week? I know I am suppose to be reading a different book but I need to finish reading a book I got from Netgalley first.  I am reading Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira. There are a lot of chapters in this book. I will be posting a reading progress update soon. Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Review: Just the Two of Us by Georgie Capron

 Here is a summary of what the book is about. Funny, warm, and a story for our time, Just the Two of Us will make you laugh and cry, and remind you never to give up on love.

Lucy is the wrong side of thirty and tormented daily by the idyllic family pictures cluttering up her Facebook newsfeed. All of her friends seem to be getting married and having babies, and yet here she is resolutely single, and no prospect of creating the perfect family she's always dreamt of.

How she longs for it to be her turn. But finding love is complicated, and as time passes she wonders if there might just be another way to make her dreams come true. Is she brave enough to go it alone, or is the fantasy of 'baby makes three' just too precious to give up on?

What an incredible story. I really enjoyed this one.

It's funny to see how everyday words we use are spelled differently in London.

There are some surprises in the storyline. I would recommend this book.

I am looking forward to reading more book by this author.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Reading Progress Update

I have read 71% of the book Just the Two of Us by Georgie Capron.  I will be posting a review soon. What are you guy's reading this week?

Monday, March 6, 2017

Currently Reading

I went to Barns and Noble yesterday with my husband. I picked up this book Sunday Kind of Love by Dorothy GarLock.  It is a good story so far. I will let you guys know what I think of it soon.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Reading Progress Update

I have read  33% of the book Just the Two of Us by Georgie Capron. It is a good story so far. I will be posting another reading progress update soon.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Blog Update

Well I just wanted to give you guys a update. I made it to Maryland safe and sound. It is time for me to adjust to my new surroundings. I am so happy  to be with my husband again. I can't believe we have been married for almost two months  already at the end of the month it will be.

It is cold here in Maryland brr. I guess I will get use to it. My favortive time of year is the warmer months spring, summer and I also love fall.  Anyway I will be posting another blog post soon. What will it be you guys will just have to wait and see. I am looking forward to making new friends but as we all know friendships don't just happen overnight it takes time.  Hope everyone is having a good day or night depending on what time zone you are in. Talk to you guy's soon.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading  Just the Two of Us by Georgie Capron.  I will  be posting a reading progress update soon.  What are you guy's reading this week?

Friday, February 3, 2017

Just a Blog Update

Well I have some news to share with all of you. Tonight I will be flying to California to be with my dad. While I am on the subject of news on February  9 th my dad and I will be flying to Maryland for good well my  dad will be going back to California at some point.

You see I am moving to Maryland to be with my husband because he got a job there.  This  will be a new adventure in my life and I am ready for it. I will miss Hawaii so much because my mom will still be there.  At least we can talk on the phone and face time each other. I will be blogging in a different time zone soon but I promise to keep my blog updated. It is going to take time for me to get adjusted to my new life.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Book Release

Title: Forever Mine

Release Date: March 28 th 2017

Author: Erin Nicholas

This is book 2 of the Opposites Attract series. I can't wait to read this one.  If you want to get to know the characters before reading this book I would suggest reading Completely Yours ( Opposites Attract Book 1) first.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading Just the Two of Us by Georgie Capron. I will be posting a reading progress update soon. I hope all of you are doing well.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Review: Completely Yours (Opposites Attract Book 1) by Erin Nicholas

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Kiera Connelly leads a quiet life, and that's just how she likes it. She's built a name as a graphic designer and meets up with with friends online, all from the comfort of her living room couch. But when a rare outing turns disastrous Kiera finds herself  up close and  way too personal with an unbelievably hot real-life hero.

Zach Ashley doesn't see himself as a hero. He's just a regular guy who gets to help people everyday as an EMT. But when he's called to a scene and has to treat his most gorgeous patient ever,he finds himself mixing  work with pleasure. He never hesitates to put his life on the line...but will he ever risk his heart?

I really enjoyed the main character Kiera because she is a lot like me in the sense she is a introvert. I am the same way.

I felt bad for Zach and his sister Aimee because they are going through a lot.

I couldn't put this book down it is a real page turner. I would recommend this book. I can not wait until the second book in this series comes out.

I found this book to be written in a very detailed manner in the chapters. The author is a great writer. I am looking forward to reading more books by her.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Book Release

Title: My Wedding Date

Release Date: March 28 th 2017

Author: Susan Hatler

This book is a spin off from the Bestselling  Better Date than Never series.  I can't wait to read this one. Is it March yet lol.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Currently Reading

 Well I am back from my honeymoon and back to work. I am reading Completely Yours (Opposites Attract) by Erin Nicholas. I will be posting a review soon.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Review: One Fateful Christmas Eve by Holly Schindler

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Is the magic of Christmas Eve enough to change Mallory's mind and heart?

Mallory Stewart is an on - the - rise  young editor certain she's about to land a position at one of the "Big Five" publishing houses. All she has to do ro clinch the deal is attend her prospective boss's Christmas Eve party. But Graham Kendall, the charismatic author of a bestselling book on fate, insists her plans are about to be thwarted.

Mallory immediately discounts Dr. Kendall's warnings. Though she edited his book, the industrious Mallory believes in hard work rather than luck or good fortune. When a series of devastating Christmas Eve misadventures conspire against her, Mallory is forced to reexamine everything- her beliefs, her dreams, her own definition of success.

What will Mallory choose? What will she discover- about Graham, about her own destiny, even about...a man's socks? ( Yes, socks.)

I found the story to be very interesting and cute. I love the cover of the book.

I felt the story had some funny parts  but I also felt bad for Mallory because things didn't go her way at first. I also hoped things would get better for her in the end.

What did Mallory choose? To find out the answer you need to pick up this book and read it. It is a great holiday read. I couldn't put it down.

Happy Reading Everyone!