Sunday Post ~ Exhaustion

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a weekly news post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase the books and other goodies you’ve received, and share news about upcoming events on your blog. Be creative and personalize it! To get in on the Sunday fun day, see the rules here: Suday Post Meme.


This is a much delayed Sunday Post. This week was fairly smooth. A district test that was all wrong. One was the same one wrong from last year we told them specifically how to fix. Still wrong. My kids can tell you it’s not a good quality test. Sad to be told by ten-year-olds.

I took the entire day off on Wednesday for dentist and doctor appointments. I was on call for the dentist, whose office assured me there would be cancellations. Nope. My plan was to sleep in and catch up on since Tuesday night is my late night each week with my partner. Nope. I was up until 1 am sorting through papers trying to find my last statement for my Roth account (never did find) and then going through a bunch of papers in the hopes of trashing things. Things are so much tidier, but my internal clock still woke me up at 6 am. I was peeved. I got up, worked on the blog and apparently squandered the day before my appointment. Did I mention I couldn’t eat at all? I was starving and a little hangry. I am going for a “real” sleep study with a new doctor. Between you and me, I don’t think it’s going to go anywhere because Scott and White has shitty specialists who run you around the bush before getting you what you need. I’ve talked to numerous policyholders and they all say the same thing.

Friday night was the dance my yearbook kids co-hosted, the only one we get out of the entire year. We made about $430 after paying the DJ, which doesn’t buy much in terms of photography equipment or workshop costs. The summer workshop was $75 per person for perspective.

I stayed in my town Friday night because Saturday morning I had to open my school and host the UIL practice meet for my school and our sister middle school. All in all, things ran smoothly. We had double the number of kids participate as our rival school to practice their skills and get a feel for the real competition in January. I was EXHAUSTED at this point. Saturday night The Man and I went to a hockey game and I was in mortal fear the cameraman was going to put us on the Kiss Cam when he came and sat in the aisle walkway two rows down from our seats. Thankfully, it didn’t happen. Also, I had already seen one of my yearbook students on the Jumbotron, so I definitely did not want to be featured on the Kiss Cam.

Sunday we celebrated my parents’ 32nd wedding anniversary and when we got home at 5:15 I laid down for a nap and slept until 10 pm. I got up and took meds, ate something small, and went back “to bed” where I ended up reading my Kindle until 4 am and finishing my book. Good choice, but bad choice.

I was disappointed in the cover for The Scandalous Flirt. It was very deceptive. Never throughout the entire book are either of the characters so displayed on a chaise lounge. In fact, there is not a steamy scene until the last 10% of the book. I would much have preferred a more suitable cover to the heart of the story, but sex sells. I did enjoy the twisting plot. Who better to discover a blackmailer with than the person you thought was the blackmailer? Plus, non-insular ideas about women and “modern opinions” about them!

This is the book I stayed up basically all night reading. I didn’t realize where the time had gone. I literally almost cried when I spied it was 4 am and I had to wake up in only an hour. It was a rough day on Monday.

I didn’t get nearly as much done on my blog list as I had planned to on Wednesday, which was catching up all the October posts and prepping for November. It’s taking more out of me these days to create a full month of the same type of posts than it used to. I wrote and scheduled all of the reviews except for my last audiobook written!

Now I can move on to the last NetGalley download before my round of Christmas reads. Some are novellas, a few are full-length novels. I can’t wait, and The Scot Beds His Wife should put me at the 10% mark…I think. It is extremely small steps, but I am trying to fix my NetGalley mess I landed in when I first joined four years ago.

Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne, is a notorious Highlander and an unrelenting Lothario who uses his slightly menacing charm to get what he wants—including too many women married to other men. But now, Gavin wants to put his shady past behind him…more or less. When a fiery lass who is the heiress to the land he wishes to possess drops into his lap, he sees a perfectly delicious opportunity…

A marriage most convenient

Samantha Masters has come back to Scotland, in a pair of trousers, and with a whole world of dangerous secrets from her time spent in the Wild West trailing behind her. Her only hope of protection is to marry—and to do so quickly. Gavin is only too willing to provide that service for someone he finds so disturbingly irresistible. But even as danger approaches, what begins as a scandalous proposition slowly turns into an all-consuming passion. And Gavin discovers that he will do whatever is necessary to keep the woman he has claimed as his own.

  • Monday
    • Review ~ Memories of May
  • Tuesday
    • Top Ten Tuesday ~ Unique Book Titles
    • Teaser Tuesday & Intro ~ Heat It Up
  • Wednesday
    • WWW Wednesday
    • My Favorite ~ Book Character to Shop With
  • Thursday
    • TBD
  •  Friday
    • Book Blogger Hop ~ 10.27.17

 

Nada!

 

@sissybearla

Review: Memories of May

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Memories of May
Author: Juliet Madison
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Release Date: May 2017
Length: 161 pages
Series?: no
Genre: Women’s Fiction

They say that truth is stranger than fiction, but in Tarrin’s Bay, she’s about to find that love is stronger than time…

By day, single mother Olivia Chevalier runs the family’s bookstore and raises her nine-year-old daughter. By night, she escapes into a world of fiction where there is excitement, romance, and happy endings.

Both of her roles are endlessly rewarding, but Olivia’s life has not been without challenges, hard work, and disappointment. So when enigmatic travel writer Joel Foster walks into her bookstore – and her life – with his mantras of trying new things and taking risks, Olivia knows that nothing will change.

But when a family dilemma surfaces, Olivia is compelled to enroll in Joel’s writing course to tell the story of her grandmother’s life. With each new day and each new page, Olivia discovers secrets about her family and truths about herself, and finds herself yearning to rewrite the story she has planned and seek a life as intriguing as fiction.

Find the book: Goodreads | Amazon

my review

The Skinny

Olivia Chevalier is a single mother who runs the local bookstore passed down by her grandmother, Mrs. May. Since having Mia, her life has been consumed by her daughter and Olivia finds herself being much more of an introvert and afraid of stepping outside of her normal. Her life and her time revolve around being able to provide for Mia. While commendable, Olivia’s life is bland and boring in Tarrin’s Bay.

When Joel Foster, author of a popular best-selling memoir, sweeps into town to run a few writing courses, Olivia is tempted to join the class. She wants to preserve the stories of her grandmother and write her grandmother’s memoir. As Olivia delves deeper into May’s life, she discovers a sweet romance with a young man named William before marrying her grandfather. Joel encourages Olivia to join his class and challenges her to do new things and make book-worthy moments. Their friendship slowly develops as Olivia works through the course and steps outside of her comfort zone.

The Quote

 “Life isn’t always magical,” she said, “but there are magical moments in life, if you let them in.”

The Highs and Lows

  • May. Now in her 90s, Mrs. May’s health has naturally declined. She loved living in her own independent community, but after a downward turn she is forced to move into a home to live out the remainder of her life. It is a blow to Olivia, who is extremely close to her grandmother. Before her time is up, Olivia wants to record May’s memories and write a memoir for her. It’s something new and out of the ordinary, but she wants to do it for her grandmother and for herself. She quickly learns Mrs. May had a secret admirer as a young lady – and it wasn’t Mr. Chevalier! Oliva wants to learn more about May’s secret letters and the young man who sent them. Olivia gets caught up in May’s stories of her sweet romance with William and I kept turning pages to find out, too.
  • Book-worthy Moments. When Olivia meets Joel for what becomes the first of their Friday lunch dates, Joel urges Olivia to do new things, embrace life. He challenges her to do one book-worthy thing each week. Where better to get book ideas? Olivia’s first new thing is eating a burger instead of her usual salad. New book-worthy moments include new animal shaped pancakes on Sunday mornings, getting stuck in a window, and a memorable camping trip. Joel’s insistence of new things has Olivia pausing in her overcrowded days to appreciate life and rethinking her own.
  • Mia. She’s nine years old and a hoot! She adds a little flair and zest to Olivia’s life. She’s just a fun kid – and a good kid!
  • Friendship. What I loved most about the story was the parallel between May and William and Olivia and Joel. Both couples started out as friends, helping one another, and a slow, sweet romance soon blooms.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Juliet Madison is a bestselling and award-nominated author of fiction in multiple genres, an inspirational coloring book artist, and a self-empowerment and writing coach.

With her background as a naturopath and a dancer, Juliet is passionate about health, fitness, and living a positive life. She likes to combine her love of words, art, and inspiration to create books that entertain and empower readers to love, laugh, and live.

Juliet lives on the picturesque south coast of NSW, Australia, where she spends as much time as possible writing books and as little time as possible doing housework.

Find the author: GoodreadsWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Book Blogger Hop ~ 10.20.17

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The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week poses a book-related question. The hop starts on Friday and ends on Thursday. The purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers.


Off the book topic – What is your favorite scary movie? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

Didn’t we just talk about this last week? I no likey scary movies.

While the movie itself isn’t very scary, it does have some scary moments. The first time I watched it I was mortally afraid someone would die in The Adventures in Babysitting. It was like a montage of the worst things ever if you’re a babysitter. One of my favorite scenes is the subway scene where two rival gangs are about to have it out once the subway car crosses the invisible territorial line.

Famous Last Words #29

Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words is a new monthly feature here in Land of 1000 Wonders. I wanted to find a new way to share some fabulous quotations from reads old and new. The inspiration for this feature came from the character Pudge in John Green’s Looking for Alaska.


Robert Grant has returned home to Lochrose Castle in the Highlands to reconcile with his long-estranged father, the Earl of Strathburn. But there is a price on Robert’s head, and his avaricious younger half-brother, Simon, doesn’t want him reclaiming his birthright. And it’s not only Simon and the redcoats that threaten to destroy Robert’s plans after a flame-haired complication of the feminine kind enters the scene…

Jessie Munroe is forced to flee Lochrose Castle after the dissolute Simon Grant tries to coerce her into becoming his mistress. After a fateful encounter with a mysterious and handsome hunter, Robert, in a remote Highland glen, she throws her lot in with the stranger—even though she suspects he is a fugitive. She soon realizes that this man is dangerous in an entirely different way to Simon…

Despite their searing attraction, Robert and Jessie struggle to trust each other as they both seek a place to call home. The stakes are high and only one thing is certain: Simon Grant is in pursuit of them both unless The Master of Strathburn prevails.

My Favorite…Book I Wish They Made a Movie Of

My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.


Favorite Book I Wish They Made a Movie Of

A lot of my favorites have already been turned into a TV series or a movie. I don’t know if I would want John Green’s Looking for Alaska be brought to movie life, although I would love to see who they picked for some characters and see certain scenes. So I think I’m going to go with The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer. I’ve read the first book so far and it puts quite a twist on fairy tales as we know them.

Alex and Conner Bailey are twins. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

 

 

Which book do you want to be turned into a movie? 

WWW Wednesdays (Oct 18)

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. To join in answer the following three questions and hop over to Sam’s and leave your link.


What are you currently reading?

Today is another special day for my family. Last week on Wednesday was my mom’s birthday. Today is my parents’ wedding anniversary. They have been married for 32 years!

I started in on the next book on my list. Y’all, I’m not even kidding, I am trying to get my act together. I feel like I have been a horrible reader this year. The other day I was looking at all my Goodreads Challenges since I started and I was looking at how each year I have had a significant decrease since 2015. It is stressful just looking at that. My goal in 2015 was to hit 150 books, and I barely did 50. Maybe next year will be my year.

The Scandalous Flirt is a recent NetGalley download that I am slowly wading through. I don’t mean that in a bad way at all. It is the time aspect of my life. On Monday night I literally fell asleep while reading because I was so exhausted and I woke up with my Kindle poking me in the armpit. I am going to put in some serious reading today, so I hope I finish this book by Friday.

Aurora Paxton was once the belle of the ball, the most sought-after debutante of the season―until a scandalous mistake ruined her. Shunned by her family, Rory was banished to the country to live in disgrace. Now she’s been summoned back to London by her stepmother, who is being blackmailed by the least likely person Rory can imagine: Lucas Vale, Marquess of Dashell.

Lucas is someone Rory’s known for years―a man as devastatingly handsome as he is coldly disapproving of her. What in the world could he want from her or her family? Rory intends to find out as soon as she comes face to face with her old foe. What she never expects, however, is that the icy aristocrat has a soft spot for her―and a secret plan to redeem her status. Could it be that Lucas has been in love with Rory all along…and has finally found a way to win her heart?


 What did you just finish reading?

I was working so hardcore to finish reading Heat It Up and I did. I enjoyed the story and the setting, although it irked me that the MC let this Finnish guy totally be sweet and sour to her and tried to ruin her relationships with other people. I feel like the only reason he was kept around was to act as a translator. Signora, Sam!

 


What do you think you’ll read next?

I have one more recent non-Christmas download from NetGalley, and then I’m starting in on those nine Christmas novellas and books I downloaded last week. I’m hoping they fly by!


 How about you? What are you reading this week?

Leave a comment with your answers! Share the link to your WWW Wednesday post OR leave your answers in the comments if you don’t have a blog. Happy Reading! 🙂

Tuesday Teaser & Intro: Master of Strathburn

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Synopsis ~ The Master of Strathburn

A sweeping, sexy Highland romance about a wanted Jacobite with a wounded soul, and a spirited Scottish lass on the run.

Robert Grant has returned home to Lochrose Castle in the Highlands to reconcile with his long-estranged father, the Earl of Strathburn. But there is a price on Robert’s head, and his avaricious younger half-brother, Simon, doesn’t want him reclaiming his birthright. And it’s not only Simon and the redcoats that threaten to destroy Robert’s plans after a flame-haired complication of the feminine kind enters the scene…

Jessie Munroe is forced to flee Lochrose Castle after the dissolute Simon Grant tries to coerce her into becoming his mistress. After a fateful encounter with a mysterious and handsome hunter, Robert, in a remote Highland glen, she throws her lot in with the stranger—even though she suspects he is a fugitive. She soon realizes that this man is dangerous in an entirely different way to Simon…

Despite their searing attraction, Robert and Jessie struggle to trust each other as they both seek a place to call home. The stakes are high and only one thing is certain: Simon Grant is in pursuit of them both…

 

Prologue

April 16, 1746

Lochrose Castle, Strathspey, Scotland

“You’ve got a bloody nerve, Robert.”

“Aye, I do.” Robert Grant – the soon-to-be disinherited Master of Strathburn and Viscount Lochrose – squinted through the dark spots clustering his field of vision, trying in vain to focus on his sneering half-brother Simon. The bayonet wound across his shoulder-blade throbbed with such thought-stealing intensity, it was all he could do to stay seated upon his trembling, swearing horse. There was no way he would be able to dismount unassisted. He’d end up with his face firmly planted in the gravel of the forecourt.


Teaser

“You can look you know. It’s not as bad as you think. I’m quite a good seamstress if I do say so myself.” [Loc 1738]

 

“I shot her. In the arm.  Thought she was a deer.” [Loc 4127]

Would you keep reading? 

tuesdayTeaser Tuesday is hosted by The PurpleBooker. Post two sentences from somewhere in a book you’re reading. No spoilers, please! List the author and book title too. Link up HERE.

First Chapter/First Paragraph/Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea. To participate, share the first paragraph (or a few) from a book you’re reading or thinking about reading soon. Link up HERE.

 

Review: Red Dust Runaway

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Red Dust Runaway
Author: Eva Scott
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Release Date: June 2017
Length: 248 pages
Series?: no
Genre: Contemporary Romance

One jaded rock star. One sheltered classical musician. One hell of a red dust road trip…

Sheltered, coddled, gifted, Iris longs for something more than practice and performing. She wants to rebel, break the rules, have a hot affair, fall in love — to really live before happily committing to her classical music bubble. But her strict parents and her stricter schedule keep her confined to her gilded cage, even as she yearns desperately to be free.

Super star, successful, and sick of all of it, Kit just wants to stop. Stop the touring and the recording and the media and the bickering with his band mates. After two years on the road, he’s coming apart at the seams. He has to slow down, calm down, clear his head — to really think before recommitting to his rock star lifestyle. But his manager and the tour schedule keep him locked to his super star lifestyle, even as he rages against the confinement.

A chance encounter in a car park leads to a snap decision and an enormous risk: suddenly Kit and Iris are on an extraordinary road trip together across Australia, making their own choices, breaking all the rules. But reality is chasing them more quickly than they can know, and soon Kit and Iris will have to decide whether they are just running away — or running away together.

Find the book: Goodreads | Amazon

my review

The Skinny

Christopher “Kit” Edwards is a massive rock star and burnt out on his band’s two-year tour and the hostile bickering. Steel Cutt has been a success since the Major discovered him as a teen, but he is beyond burnt out and fading fast as an individual, falling into the classic trope behaviors most associate with rock stars and fame. At the start of a two-week break with only promotional appearances, Kit decides to run away and return for the final shows. When he sees this beautiful siren in the parking lot loading up her car, he takes the chance she’s not a serial killer. As it turns out, they have music in common. Iris Harrington has lived under a rock her whole life, being domineered by her father’s engineering since she came to live with him at age eight. She’s walked a tight rope her entire life and has let her father plan out her future. She practices her violin six hours each day and is socially awkward.

She’s an introvert, and he’s an extrovert. Together they travel across Austrailia sight-seeing while Kit is hiding in plain sight. Iris has no idea who he really is, and he has no intention of cluing her in. It is the downfall to his great joy ride that requires the intervention of his best friend, Mick, to set to rights.

The Quote

 How did you go about waking up a grown man in the middle of a nightmare?

The Highs and Lows

  • The Plot. I loved the overall plot of Iris and Kit running away from their lives. They are both running from their own personal demons: Iris is running away from her father and his control over her, and Kit is running away from Steel Cutt, hostile band mates, and the domineering Major. When they meet in the parking lot, Iris is clueless about who he is. Ironically, I don’t think she’d really care about his fame and fortune and wouldn’t treat him any different knowing who he really is. They are both find their own way, growing up, and starting to take back their lives – and they’re doing it together.
  • Kit. It can be hard to make a rock star relatable, but it was easy to feel sympathy for Kit and understand his situation and why he desperately needed out. The Major uses his contractual obligations to keep him tied to Steel Cutt and all the promotional events he has overscheduled for them. When his father was dying, the Major refused to let Kit have time. He never got to be with his father, and then he died. His anger and rage are understandable, and then add in wildly jealous bandmates who create hostile environments. Music was his passion, and now it is quickly working to put him six feet under. He has pain every day and is popping pills and drinking himself to oblivion. Even then, he can’t sleep with the anxiety and pressure. Anyone would want to run away. With the Major’s constant threats, Kit is ready to quit Steel Cutt.
  • Iris. She is so far removed from reality, it is sad. Her mother died when she was eight, forcing her to go live with her father who was living his own life. He runs her life, directing her toward ambitions and mile markers he has set out for her. Anything less brands Iris a failure. She has spent her whole life training on violin. She never had friends – she doesn’t even know how to make friends! It is a sad, lonely life that she is starting to realize in her young adulthood. With the help of a neighbor and her Nan, Iris seizes something new and doesn’t look back.
  • Mick. I felt equal measures of love and guilt for Mick. He has been with Kit since they were teens. They are the best of friends, and despite what the Major threatens and spews, Mick always has his back. Mick is a fantastic guy and one loyal dude. After taking off with Iris, Mick is in hot, hot water with the Major. His own job and livelihood are on the line, and Kit has no regard for that. He does his best not to help Mick out with at least something to give to the Major, and I felt bad for him. But true to form, he is an incredibly loyal friend and intervenes for Kit. Man of the year right there!

I thought this was a cute, light, fun read. I flew through it rather quickly and enjoyed the journey of Iris and Kit. Their trip and travels take them all over Austraila and help Iris come out of her shell. I loved seeing her progress and stand up to her dad, and as the trip wore on I could feel the anxiety and stress Kit was trying to ward off by keeping silent on his true identity.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eva Scott writes contemporary romance set in her homeland of Australia and historical fiction set in the Ancient World. Her books offer passion and adventure in some of the most beautiful and intriguing places in the world. Her heroes and heroines are strong, sassy and ready to rise to their challenges, and learn a little bit about themselves along the way.

Having lived overseas in Britain for several years, Eva returned to study Anthropology before heading off to live in Papua New Guinea for a year. There she met the love of her life, author G.W. Gibson, who was stationed there with the Australian Defence Force. The rest is history, romantic history.

She now lives on the Redcliffe peninsula with her husband, small son and an assortment of animals. When Eva is not writing she enjoys mentoring first-time authors, cooking up a story, practicing yoga and getting out on the bay on her stand-up paddle board.

Find the author: GoodreadsWebsite | Facebook | Twitter 

Sunday Post ~ Friday the 13th

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a weekly news post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase the books and other goodies you’ve received, and share news about upcoming events on your blog. Be creative and personalize it! To get in on the Sunday fun day, see the rules here: Suday Post Meme.


I think Friday the 13th came a little early for my students. We started our novel unit, and their assignments for it are on Google Classroom. For each chapter, they open the attached Google Doc. complete the work, and turn it in. They must have been thinking I was either extremely stupid or I wasn’t going to check their work. I returned EVERYONE’s chapter 1 and chapter 2 work except for 5 students. We had a come to Jesus about turning in straight up trash, which I told them was what World Cultures teachers had said the week before and canceled their Chromebooks. If the book told you there was a red glow and the red glow was a fire and it’s the middle of the night, and the question asks you what probably caused the red glow, do not tell me it is the sun. Then they were telling me characters died and they did not! They thought they could get away with it. Some still have not turned in assignments we did 3 weeks ago now. I got a lot of failing friends whose parents got progress reports Friday night. Happy weekend, sixth grade!

Our department meeting was canceled last week, which I am grateful for. And apparently our yearbook shirt this year is a HIT. I opened it up for teachers to purchase, and orders and money have been rolling in.

The Man has been extra attentive this weekend. I guess he has gotten over whatever it was about his injuries that he wouldn’t talk to me about and realized he hurt me. We had a lazy Saturday that ended in the first time we’ve taken the dogs for a walk since the end of July. It’s funny because we say we’re going to the park, which has a lovely trail (if they’d keep the place mowed), but we haven’t used the park in almost two years since The Man’s dad came down the first time because of the increasing number of snakes we kept intercepting. Instead, we walk in the neighborhood kind of behind it. All the houses are craftsman style and look like cute gingerbread houses. We do a huge loop and circle back to the park for water, but we still call it going to the park even though we don’t walk in the park. Cera and Baby walk on a coupler, and Cera kept wandering off like she always does and then they would end up clotheslining The Man from behind. I also thought we were witnessing someone robbing one of the expensive houses facing the golf course because it’s pitch black and this guy is running full speed down the sidewalk from the house. Turns out he was just a weirdo that lived there and runs to his car like that all the time.

My (still married) brother is in Houston for clean-up from Hurricane Harvey. He said it is miserable driving a dump truck down the streets because it is so tight in certain places. He also said he almost ran over a kid who ran out in front of him to run across the street to McDonald’s. The Man and I were talking about it, and the first thing out of his mouth was “Darwinism” – which is exactly what I said when I was told. If you don’t know not to run out into the street in front of a huge dump truck, Darwinism. Survival of the fittest. He did relay to my mom that any time they ask for volunteers to go to Houston, he’ll go every time. He is getting paid 24 hours, round the clock, and it will be good for him to be away from the situation at home and be doing hard and meaningful work. Time to be by himself.

And my middle brother – the one stationed in Hawaii – is coming home in early November!!! His military contract is up. He has reenlisted and will be sent to Kentucky, but he gets a reprieve between and gets to come home for a while. I also have to explain adulting to him – specifically how car loans work. He is so delusional about how adulty things work.

Today The Man and I are going to the pumpkin patch. This year there is one in our town, so we don’t have to drive two hours just to get to a good one with activities for adults. And this year we ARE going to get to the carving part! Last year we picked out a beautimous pumpkin…that sat in the living room until The Man threw it out in November. This year we are going to carve! … I hope he knows how to carve. Last time I did that I was seven. And my mom did it.

My haul from last weekend’s Texas Teen Book Festival. I thought I got every single book signed, but I found about five were not. 😦

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And now my bookshelf looks like this:

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I am speeding my way through Heat It Up from NetGalley. I will finish it and plan to write my small backlog of four reviews on Wednesday because I have taken the day off for appointments. When I finish this NG book, I’m on to two recent ones I downloaded. And then I’m moving on to Christmas reads, including the nine new NG books I downloaded last week.

 

 

  • Monday
    • Review ~ Red Dust Runaway
  • Tuesday
    • Top Ten Tuesday ~ Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books
    • Teaser Tuesday & Intro ~ Master of Strathburn
  • Wednesday
    • WWW Wednesday
    • My Favorite… ~ Book I Wish They Made A Movie Of
  • Thursday
    • TBD
  •  Friday
    • Book Blogger Hop ~ 10.20.17

 

Nada!

 

@sissybearla