Monday, July 27, 2015

High Summer Read-a-thon Wrap Up


I completely forgot to do a page count so I don't know how much I read. But I did finish one book so I'm going to say a lot.

I wasn't feeling too great at the start of the week so it was a great excuse to just read. But then I had the house to myself this weekend so I wasn't able to read as much.
There's just something about a completely silent house that makes me think "Who am I trying to tune out with books?"

Friday, July 24, 2015

Wanna Help Me Pick Out A Dress? (My Humdrum Week 7/24)

I am so glad I decided to have "off" weeks, because even if I hadn't, I doubt any posts would have gone up this week because I was not in the mood to get up at all.
Of course if I don't get up my back starts hurting from staying in bed too long, but there's really no win since it'll probably hurt at some point in the day anyway so I'll want to get back in bed.

My not wanting to do anything worked perfectly for the High Summer Read-a-thon. I'm not sure what my page count is, but I did finish a book.
Now it goes on my list of reviews I need to write.

Thankfully I've been able to get my list of books to review under some control. I say this then look down at all the books waiting. But as far as deadlines go I'm good.

I should probably remember to not get to comfortable with the way I'm doing things right now because I do not want this to be a normal thing.
I would say I'm giving myself two weeks, but some things sure to fly out the window so fingers crossed two weeks.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

High Summer Read-a-Thon "Goals"


Let's acknowledge the quote marks around Goals. I'd love to consider these actual goals but in the end they're probably... plans.

Last week I had two books I needed to finish by Thursday, which I did, but Friday when I sat down to read I couldn't do it.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Center of Gravity Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway

CLP Blog Tours


Laura McNeill will be on tour July 13-27 with her novel Center of Gravity

Center of Gravity_ Cover

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published July 14th 2015 by Thomas Nelson
 
The truth could cost her everything.
Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn’t measure up to her mother’s expectations. So when Mitchell Carson sweeps into her life with his adorable son, the ready-made family seems like a dream come true. In the blink of an eye, she’s married, has a new baby, and life is wonderful.
Or is it?
When her picture-perfect marriage begins unraveling at the seams, Ava convinces herself she can fix it. It’s temporary. It’s the stress. It’s Mitchell’s tragic history of loss.
If only Ava could believe her own excuses.
Mitchell is no longer the charming, thoughtful man she married. He grows more controlling by the day, revealing a violent jealous streak. His behavior is recklessly erratic, and the unanswered questions about his past now hint at something far more sinister than Ava can stomach. Before she can fit the pieces together, Mitchell files for divorce and demands full custody of their boys.
Fueled by fierce love for her children and aided by Graham Thomas, a new attorney in town, Ava takes matters into her own hands, digging deep into the past. But will finding the truth be enough to beat Mitchell at his own game?
Center of Gravity weaves a chilling tale, revealing the unfailing and dangerous truth that things—and people—are not always what they seem.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Karen Ann Hopkins' Gaia Cover Reveal

Watchers and Angels are at war. Which side will Ember choose?

As the apocalypse draws near, Demons are becoming bolder and Watchers are joining forces to fight them. But the Watchers have their own agenda, one that defies Biblical scripture. They don’t want the rapture to happen, making them enemies of the Celestial Host.

Against her own better judgment and an impassioned plea from a higher being, Embers stays true to her first mentor, seeking out a powerful earth Watcher to continue her supernatural lessons. Ember has had a glimpse into the future and knows what’s coming. She is being forced to develop her powers as quickly as possible, to fight the dark forces that are spreading across the earth. Heaven’s sentinels have abandoned their posts to prepare for war. And the walls between the planes of existence are weakening. But who can Ember trust? Her guardian and lover is a Demon. Her best friend is a growler. And her mentor is a psychopath. Humankind is on the precipice; at the end of times. As Ember struggles with morality, she soon discovers that there’s something more frightening than anything she’s faced before.