Thursday, December 1, 2016

December TBR

Finish in December  
Cress by Marissa Meyer

December TBR
Wrapped in Red by Meghan M Gorecki
Jingle Bell Romance by Valerie Hansen
Her Holiday Hero by Margaret Daley
The Sheriff's Christmas Twins by Karen Kirst
Kissing Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn
Hometown Holiday Reunion by Mia Ross
Oliver, the Cat Who Saved Christmas by Shelia Norton
The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere
The Bachelor's Homecoming by Karen Kirst
The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher  McHale
The Silent Songbird by Melanie DIckerson
A Frozen Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan




Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November Wrap Up

Finish in November
Si-Renity by Si Robertson
The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep
The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen
See How they Run by Ally Carter

November TBR
Can't Help Falling by Kara Isaac
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson
The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
She Walks in Power by Marylu Tyndall
Murder Comes by Mail by A.H. Gabhart
Tangled up in Brew by Joyce Tremel
Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan

The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher  McHale 

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordion 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Start of my Summer or Why the New Gilmore Girl's thing on Netflix is bitter Sweet

I've been absent from both my blogs since May. Not so odd for my personal blog but slightly unusual for my book blog. One reason stems from the fact that for a while I didn't feel like reading anything. So nothing to review. I wish that my absence from the blog had indeed been because I didn't feel like reading.  Cause that means I could pretend that what happened this year in May was just a bad dream. But I can't pretend it's just a bad dream, because it really did happen.

It's taking me almost six months to be at a point that I can finally write about it. What happened in May is something that no matter how old you are you are never really prepared for. There's no way one can ever be prepared for. I'm also hoping by getting this written and posted to the blog; I can get back into a normal posting schedule.

On May 21st of this year my mom passed away suddenly. We had no warning. She was fine on the 20th and then the next day she was gone. We were in shock. I wasn't prepared to lose my mom when I was only 28.  My dad was in shock he had just lost his wife of almost 30 years and my sister as well. At 19 she was planning on a normal summer between her sophomore and junior year of college. And then my grandparents had to bury their daughter. So needless to say we were all in shock and a fog. But somehow I was the one who was able to put my grief aside to plan everything.

Other than gravesite and tombstone my parents hadn't really planned much. So everything had to be planned in a short period of time. My dad wanted to the funeral and visitation if all possible taken care of before May 28th not because he wanted to rush anything. He just didn't want me to have to go through either thing on my 29th birthday.( Which I didn't really celebrate, but that's another blog post.) But he was to shocked to do the planning. But I did take the time to grieve. I held together basically to the day of the visitation and as soon as by best friend showed up to the funeral home and gave me a hug I broke down. And finally cried the tears I was holding back to get through everything.

 So I did everything with the planning from picking out the casket, to the guest book and cards. To the pictures. I picked out 40 pictures that ended up being in the slide show that they had playing.
Instead of flowers on the casket my mom wouldn't have wanted us to waste money on flowers because her view of flowers was unless they were ones you could plant it was a waste of money. So instead we had a quilt draped over the casket. She loved to quilt. So we felt that fit her better. The three songs I ended up picking for her funeral was  When I get where I am going by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton, My Wish by Rascal Flatts, and Go Rest High by Vince Gill. The pastor who preached her funeral chose 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 because of the simple fact that my mom loved her family. It was also her favorite Bible verse and it's one of my favorites as well.

But losing my mom has also made me stronger and a better daughter and sister because in the last six months I've grown closer to my dad. My dad my sister and I have learned to better talk with each other. And to share what's going on.

But losing my mom has also made the netflix Gilmore girl's showing bitter sweet. My mom and I loved that show. As well as the relationship that Loreli and Rory had. So yes I am going to watch but I will be doing so with a blanket tissues and ice cream. Knowing that my mom wouldn't want me to mourn for the rest of my life. She would want me to remember her and the happy times and to continue to live my life.


I wish that it was the only sad event of the summer but it's not. That's another blog post. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November TBR

I'm keeping my November TBR light as I am also doing Nanowrimo this month. Plus I want to get caught up on my book reviews that I am behind on as well.

Finish in November
Si-Renity by Si Robertson
The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep
The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen
See How they Run by Ally Carter

November TBR
Can't Help Falling by Kara Isaac
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson
The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
She Walks in Power by Marylu Tyndall
Murder Comes by Mail by A.H. Gabhart
Tangled up in Brew by Joyce Tremel
Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan

The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher  McHale 

October Wrap Up

October TBR
Books To Finish In October
Canary Island Song by Robin Jones Gunn
Once Upon Eliza by Erynn Mangum
October TBR
The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
She Walks in Power by Marylu Tyndall
Off the Books by Lucy Arlington
Murder Comes by Mail by A.H. Gabhart
Tangled up in Brew by Joyce Tremel
The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordin
Cracked to Death by Cheryl Hollon
See How they Run by Ally Carter
Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan

The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher  McHale 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

October TBR

Books To Finish In October

Canary Island Song by Robin Jones Gunn
Once Upon Eliza by Erynn Mangum

October TBR
The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
She Walks in Power by Marylu Tyndall
Off the Books by Lucy Arlington
Murder Comes by Mail by A.H. Gabhart
Tangled up in Brew by Joyce Tremel
The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordin
Cracked to Death by Cheryl Hollon
See How they Run by Ally Carter
Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher  McHale



September Wrap Up

September Wrap Up
Chivalrous by Dina L Sleiman
Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy
The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson
Her Small-Town Cowboy by Mia Ross
Katie in Waiting by Erynn Mangum
Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
The Only Pirate at the party by Lindsey Stirling
Cress by Marissa Meyer
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by J.K. ROwling
The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher  McHale
Life Just Got Real by Sadie Robertson
Her Rancher Bodyguard by Brenda Minton
Once Upon Eliza by Erynn Mangum
She Walks in Power by Marylu Tyndall