Friday, October 21, 2016

Crafting with Feminism by Bonnie Burton

Crafting with Feminism by Bonnie BurtonCrafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy by Bonnie Burton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
publication: October 18th 2016 by Quirk Books

This is what a feminist crafter looks like! Wear your ideology on your sleeve by creating feminist merit badges (like “started an all-girl band” or “rocked roller derby”). Prove that the political is personal with DIY power panties (“No means no”). Craft great feminist hero finger puppets (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Frida Kahlo) or googly-eyed tampon buddies. Fun sidebars provide background on (s)heroes of the feminist movement.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Month9Books Turns 4 Giveaway!

Welcome to Month9Books Turns 4 Birthday Bash! We’re thrilled to share this celebration with you!

Here’s a quick note from Georgia McBride, owner of Month9Books!

“Month9Books is turning 4 this year, and I could not be happier. We are living proof that if you have a dream to write, create and inspire, you should follow that dream and let nothing keep you from realizing it. Thank you to all the readers, writers, agents, partners and friends who have made this possible. We write for you.

--Georgia McBride, Publisher and Owner of Month9Books”

Thanks so much for 4 awesome years! We look forward to celebrating #5 with you in 2017! We have something for everyone from every genre from Sci-Fi to Fantasy to Paranormal and Horror! As a thank you, we're giving away some well-loved books from 2015 and 2016. All paperback and hardcover winners must reside in the United States. International readers may receive only eBooks if they win.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Characters I'd Name A Child or Pet After

Before I jump into this list I'd like to share that whenever I announce that I'd rather be alone and collect cats I always say those cats will be named after old Hollywood movie stars. i.e Marilyn, Clark, Lucy.

Just thought I'd share that weird tidbit.
This was hard for me, obviously I'm more focused on old movie stars names than character names.
Especially with some of the names in books nowadays.

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot - Book Review

The Boy Is BackThe Boy Is Back by Meg Cabot
My rating 4.5 of 5 stars
October 18th 2016 by William Morrow Paperbacks

In this brand-new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a scandal brings a young man back home to the small town, crazy family, and first love he left behind.

Reed Stewart thought he’d left all his small town troubles—including a broken heart—behind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, ten years ago to become rich and famous on the professional golf circuit.  Then one tiny post on the Internet causes all of those troubles to return . . . with a vengeance.

Becky Flowers has worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but she’s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him when he returns—until his family hires her to save his parents.

Now Reed and Becky can’t avoid one another—or the memories of that one fateful night.  And soon everything they thought they knew about themselves (and each other) has been turned upside down, and they—and the entire town of Bloomville—might never be the same, all because The Boy Is Back.

It's Monday! What are You Reading?

I finished my Goodreads reading challenge of 60 books this weekend! Originally it was 55 by I extended it because of a few short stories. I know a whole 5 huge extension right?

It's a tiny bit sad that I hit my goal in October since in past years I was at 50 books sometime in late June. Of course, that was mainly because I listened to a lot of audiobooks while I worked, and this past Saturday marked a year since I finished up my class where I would work and listen.

Last year's audiobook count: 23. This year: 3...and a half.

I'm still happy with accomplishing my goal, and am looking forward to see how many I can reach by the end of the year.