Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10 Books I Recently Added To My To-Be-Read List


This list is a great reminder that I really need to stop adding books to my list; and my shelf. Especially since I don't even have shelves. I recently decided I was going to make some out of milk crates but failed to take into consideration that I don't even have space for a cup of milk. So it's turned into a very slow process.

Slow that I'll probably (hopefully) have space by the time I get these books:

Song(s) of the Moment [4]

This is a feature I've started where I pick a song that represents the week, day or month; that fits with a moment I recently had. Or that's been on repeat.
Since very little happens to me on a weekly basis I only post every two weeks.

This week's songs are two songs that have been on constant repeat, not by my own doing but Pandora's and the radio.

I probably could have picked a song to fit the last two weeks, one that could have probably tied into my thought-filled thought of a couple of weeks ago, or at least tie into the cause of my writing that post. And I probably could have found one to tie in to how I dealt with it all. But, honestly, I'm putting that all behind me.
Even though I'm sure at some point soon I'll have to deal with that all over again. At which point I will have more post ideas for my Thought-filled Thoughts.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thoughtfilled Thought:

Today's thought-filled thought is brought to you by Charlie Brown (and of course Charles M. Schulz):


Friday, March 27, 2015

M9B Friday Reveal: Chapter 3 of Hunted (Sinners #2) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki + Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals


Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!
This week, we are revealing Chapter 3 of
Hunted (Sinners #2) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki
presented by Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Song of the Moment (3)

Only three in and I already missed a post. What are you gonna do? Especially since I only post every two weeks.
Excuse: I'm been getting sick. Not far enough to call myself sick but far enough to feel totally out of it.
In case you didn't know being almost sick sucks a lot more than actually being sick. At what point do I freak out and go to the doctor? And what would I even say? "I've got a bug but it's not doing anything." Other than making it hard to inhale.


Monday, March 16, 2015

I'm Single and Guess What? I LIKE IT!

I might get that title printed on a shirt. People don't seem to want to accept it.
And I'm getting to a point where I feel I need to be blunt about it.

I recently had a situation where I said something couldn't be done. I didn't say I couldn't do it, I wasn't asking for help, and even when I got the unwanted help it still wasn't possible.
Then, of course, frustrated with the uselessness of that help I went back and of course was able to figure it out myself.

This is basically me and relationships. It's not that I can't find anyone, I'm just not trying very hard. I'm not asking for help. I don't appreciate being asked if I have a preference in nationalities. I don't want to hear that I'm being picky when I say I have no interest in the younger guy they're telling me about, I don't want to meet random guys that just broke up with their girlfriends and I don't want to hear how my life is going to change with the guy someone picked out for me. (Someone once said that about a vegetarian changing my eating habits. No.)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Captive (The Blackcoat Rebellion #2) - Review

Captive (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #2)Captive by Aimee Carter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published November 25th 2014 by Harlequin Teen

Some moves are riskier than others.

The truth can set her free...

 For the past two months, Kitty Doe’s life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate the Prime Minister’s niece, her frustration grows as her trust in her fake fiancĂ© cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoats keep her in the dark more than ever.

But in the midst of discovering that her role in the Hart family may not be as coincidental as she thought, she’s accused of treason and is forced to face her greatest fear: Elsewhere. A prison where no one can escape.

As one shocking revelation leads to the next, Kitty learns the hard way that she can trust no one, not even the people she thought were on her side. With her back against the wall, Kitty wants to believe she’ll do whatever it takes to support the rebellion she believes in — but is she prepared to pay the ultimate price?

There's no such thing as a bloodless revolution...

Friday, March 13, 2015

Rebel Queen - Review

Rebel QueenRebel Queen by Michelle Moran
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Published March 3rd 2015 by Touchstone

When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the 1850s, it expects a quick and easy conquest. After all, India is not even a country, but a collection of kingdoms on the subcontinent. But when the British arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, expecting its queen to forfeit her crown, they are met with a surprise. Instead of surrendering, Queen Lakshmi raises two armies—one male, one female—and rides into battle like Joan of Arc. Although her soldiers are little match against superior British weaponry and training, Lakshmi fights against an empire determined to take away the land she loves.

Told from the perspective of Sita, one of the guards in Lakshmi's all-female army and the queen’s most trusted warrior, The Last Queen of India traces the astonishing tale of a fearless ruler making her way in a world dominated by men. In the tradition of her bestselling novel Nefertiti, which Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series, called “a heroic story with a very human heart,” Michelle Moran once again brings a time and place rarely explored in historical fiction to rich, vibrant life.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Quotable Quotes - Girls

I've missed doing these post the most. And they're probably the easiest to do so I don't know why I don't manage to get them out more than anything else.
And it's not like I have to have an image with them. Even though I do love making them, I've had to put those at the end of my list.

Did make a new one last week though!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ten Books For Readers


Let's just state for the record that I said Princess Diaries not Meg Cabot books; so it's not cheating if I add her other books.

And I add this disclaimer not even knowing what books I'm adding to this list so there might not even be other Meg Cabot books.

Reason for picking Princess Diaries, simply because I'm currently reading the latest book in the series. My original thought for this list was retellings but that felt vague and my choices would have been pretty obvious.

Monday, March 9, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

My attempts to get my reviews back on track continues, and I got two very wanted ARCs a couple of weeks ago so I can only imagine how my progress will go.

Since my last post I've read:

Monday, March 2, 2015

On Turning 25

I turned 25 a month ago. And during my birthday post I said I had enough thoughts to stretch them out into a complete post.
I also said that hopefully I'd get to that post sooner than later.
Well I guess a month is better than later.

One thing I can say about being 25; clearly not much has changed.

Or anything really.

As I was getting ready to sit down and write this post, I found a few things to procrastinate with first. Along the way I found the letter I wrote the night before my birthday.