Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Sunday Post/It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hey, ladies!

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.

I can't believe we're nearly to Halloween! Friday the temps dropped from upper 80s/low 90s down to the mid-upper 70s. It's lovely, and not suppose to get above 83 for the next 10 days. Still in desperate need of rain, but I'm happy with the cooler weather. 

I was sick with a stomach bug most of the week, so nothing much happened and I couldn't manage much in the way of FitReaders. Feeling mostly better though, finally!

Steps this week:

Sunday 7,545
Monday - 6,073
Tuesday - 6,736
Wednesday - 10,064
Thursday - 14,178
Friday - 14,809
Saturday - 10,225

Total - 69,630

This Week's Recap

Coming Up

Mini Reviews OR Book Haul

Top Ten Tuesday: Scary Reads

Waiting on Wednedsay

TBR Thursday 

Cover Lust, No. 45

Read This Week

3 stars!
This was kind of weird for me, since I liked the story and I liked the characters. However, it was just...too much detail. Could've been half the length it was!
4 stars!
Loved this one, and narration was fantastic as always!

4.5 stars!
Loved this one! A tad predictable, but such an enjoyable read. Emma Chase is now on my auto-buy author list.

Currently Reading

Um...trying to figure that out.

Trying to read this one...we'll see. 

What Will I Read Next?



Friday, October 21, 2016

Cover Lust, No. 44

On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.

But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn onto the throne much sooner than she expected.

In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shapeshift, and rely on the alluring Lord Tanvir. But not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price.

Kinda want that crown. Releases in May 2017!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

TBR Thursday

Kimberly @ Kimberlyfaye Reads started a new weekly feature that I'm excited to join in! This feature is to showcase what's on your to be read shelf (or eReader, or Audible library) and see what others think of it. Have you read it? Should I read it or put it back on the shelf? It's a way to dust off the books on your self and decide if they're worth reading!

She’s the only one who ever loved him—and the only one he can never have.

Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there's no way he can ever right that wrong. He’d steer clear of Colebury, Vermont forever if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can’t find a job just anywhere.

For Sophie Haines, coming face to face with the man who broke her heart is gut-wrenching. Suddenly, he’s everywhere she turns. It’s hard not to stare at how much he’s changed. The bad boy who used to love her didn’t have big biceps and sun-kissed hair. And he’d never turn up volunteer in the church kitchen.

She knows it’s foolish to yearn for the man who returned all the heartsick letters she wrote him in prison. But the looks he sends her now speak volumes.

No one wants to see Sophie and Jude back together, least of all Sophie's police chief father. But it's a small town. And forbidden love is a law unto itself.

I've heard mixed reviews on this series, but I like the sounds of this angsty read. Thoughts?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!

May 9th, 2017

In a world where everyone is the same, one girl is the unthinkable: unique. A high-stakes fast-paced series launch from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent.

We have brown hair. Brown eyes. Fair skin.
We are healthy and strong and smart.
But only one of us has ever had a secret.

Dahlia 16 sees her face in every crowd. She's nothing special—just one of five thousand girls created from a single genome to work for the greater good of the city.
Meeting Trigger 17 changes everything. He thinks she’s interesting. Beautiful. Unique. Which means he must be flawed. When Dahlia can't stop thinking about him—when she can't resist looking for him, even though that means breaking the rules—she realizes she's flawed, too. But if she’s flawed, then so are all her identicals. And any genome found to be flawed will be recalled.
Getting caught with Trigger would seal not only Dahlia's fate, but that of all five thousand girls who share her face. But what if Trigger is right? What if Dahlia is different?
Suddenly the girl who always follows the rules is breaking them, one by one by one. . . .

Not the biggest fan of the cover, but I'll read anything Rachel Vincent puts out!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Characters I'd Name a Pet After

Hey, everyone!

It's Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and The Bookish! Today's topic is all about character names we'd use for kids/pets/cards/whatever you fancy. Since I don't want a child in the immediate future, I'm going with names I'd use for pets.

I currently have three dogs and one cat: Nola (dachshund), Pike (toy aussie), Layla (Mastiff) and Salem (cat). Pike, the only boy, is actually named after a character from Robert Crais' Elvis Cole mystery books.

Because I'm completely crazy, dog obsessed (it is part of my job, so there's that excuse) and dying for pup #4, I'm seriously excited for this week's theme! 

In no real order....

10. Fraser from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I love this name, and feel it's pretty gender neutral. It's at the top of NextDog list.

9. Fallon from November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Even though the character is a woman, I'd still use it for either gender. 

8. Archer from Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan

Love this for a boy. I think it flows well with the other dogs' names, too. 

7. Alex from Burying Water by K.A. Tucker

I'm one of those weird people that really likes human names for pets, and would use this for boy or girl. 

6. Miles from Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

I'm not sure if I'd actually use this, since one of my brothers has the same middle name, but I do love it for a boy. 

5. Calla from Nocte by Courtney Cole

Cute, short girl name. A bonus is that is has the A ending my other two girls have. 

4. Mercy from Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs

This would be so fun and spunky for a girl.

3. Hemingway, after the novelist 

This would be for either. 

2. Merit from Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill

For a girl. 

1. Kate from Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews

Girl, of course!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Romance Trends I'm So Over

Hey, everyone!

Do you ever read a book and feel like you've read the same thing ten times before? I've had several of those reads lately, and it sparked some serious annoyance with popular book tropes. ;) Let's jump right in!

We can't be together...because of your brother

You know, the brother's best friend romances. The vast majority of these grind on my nerves for two reasons:

1. Who wants to be with someone that can't come out and say you're together? You're either a pussy or you're ashamed, and neither sits well with me.

2. I have three brothers. If any of them pulled the type of behavior the book brothers always pull, heads would roll. 

I love them, but...;)

We can't be together...because of my deep, dark secret you can't handle knowing.

Secretiveness isn't sexy. It's not intriguing. It doesn't make me want to rip my clothes off. It just annoys me.
Also, don't decide what I can and can't handle. 

Our love is strong....until 70% in.

I would love to read a contemporary romance where the couple doesn't break up three quarters of the way into the story. It's every. single. contemporary, and is usually over something seriously stupid that could've been avoided with a single conversation.

I'm not pretty, but all these men are drooling over me.

"I'm so average, so plain, nothing special at all. Just ignore all these ab-tastic men vying for my affection."
Confidence, girl. My god.

Baby mama drama

This may be my least favorite, and for reasons too numerous to list.