Saturday, June 10, 2017

Date Night: Series Review of the Rocky Mountain Search and Rescue Series by Katie Ruggle + Giveaway

I have been trying to figure out a way to share all these books I read with you but still include other non-review posts on the blog.  One method I have come up with was to share the reviews for an entire series (or pair) of books in one post.  I will do my absolute best to keep spoilers out of these posts in case you plan to read the books, but there is a slight chance that even the synopsis of a book can give away the result of the previous book. So if you don't want to know anything at all about the later books in a series that might giveaway something in the first book STOP READING NOW!

I had received Gone Too Deep by Katie Ruggle in a raffle basket at the Fall In Love With New England convention last fall.  Being the 3rd book in the series,  I needed to read the first two books.  I downloaded the first books, never expecting to become so wrapped up in the characters or storyline that I ended up reading every one of these books in less that 2 weeks.  These are Suspense Romance, normally out of my reading genres but they completely captured me.  So here are my reviews of the entire series, and if it captures your attention, guess what? I have a giveaway for you at the end.  So the series starts with a novella, I didn't read it first and while not necessary, I suggest starting there.


Synopsis: "In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder...

Ice rescue diver Derek Warner never meant to be a hero. But when two little girls go missing, he's the first in line to bring them home-even if that means scouring the wilderness with the woman he once loved and lost, Artemis Rey.

Artemis has never stopped wanting Derek. Now, racing to find the girls before it's too late, minutes turn to hours. Night falls. Old flames rekindle. And a danger grows in the darkest wilderness that may be more than even the Search and Rescue brotherhood can hope to face..."

My Review: I unfortunately didn't notice this book until I had read pretty much the rest of the series. It is still a great read to pick up at any point in the series but it would have been best to read before the first book as it introduces us to the main characters of that first book. With that said, I really liked Derek, Artemis was good too but her name just didn't work for me and it kept throwing me off. This book also makes the series name a little more clear as a search and rescue mission is what starts it all. I love the hints and foreshadowing of the series long mystery in this one too. All wrapped up with a good dose of romance and steam to melt that rocky mountain snow.

My Rating: While I wasn't a big fan of Artemis, I did love Derek and I loved getting to see the beginnings of the rest of the series, especially when characters are first meeting, it really is a great set up to the series.  I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.


Synopsis: "In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder...

As the captain of Field County's ice rescue dive team, Callum Cook is driven to perfection. But when he meets new diver Louise "Lou" Sparks, all that hard-won order is obliterated in an instant. Lou is a hurricane. A walking disaster. And with her, he's never felt more alive...even if keeping her safe may just kill him.

Lou's new to the Rockies, intent on escaping her controlling ex, and she's determined to make it on her own matter how tempting Callum may be. But when a routine training exercise unearths a body, Lou and Callum find themselves thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who will stop at nothing to silence Lou-and prove that not even her new Search and Rescue family can keep her safe forever."

My Review: I picked this book up months after it sitting on my shelf and proceeded to consume it in less than 48 hours. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, I was thinking maybe it would be a classic hero protects the girl and they fall in love, but I was so off the mark. It ended up being a little more suspense and a little murder mystery and a whole lot bad-assery. I ended up completely falling in love with the characters, Lou is such an upbeat and determined character, annoying at times but always rock solid. Then there is Callum, oh how I love the grumpy gruff men who eventually show a soft spot. There is never a dull moment from the start of the book to then end, some of it was predictable but it all made for a great read. 

My Rating: This series really kicks off with a bang, some really fun and interesting characters, a lot of banter and of course a lot of danger and page turning action and suspense.  I give this one a rating of Four Paws.


Synopsis: "In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder...

As a Motorcycle Club member and firefighter, Ian Walsh is used to riding the line between the good guys and the bad. He may owe the Club his life, but his heart rests with his fire station brothers...and with the girl he's loved since they were kids, Rory Sorenson. Ian would do anything for Rory. He'd die for her. Kill for her. Defend her to his last breath-and he may just have to.

Every con in the Rockies knows Rory is the go-to girl for less-than-legal firearms, and for the past few years, she's managed to keep the peace between dangerous factions by remaining strictly neutral. But when she defends herself against a brutal attack, Rory finds herself catapulted into the center of a Motorcycle Club war-with only Ian standing between her and a threat greater than either of them could have imagined."

My Review: Oh how I adore this book, it is such a great combination of suspense, action, romance and total badass characters! I was not really expecting this book to be Ian's book but I really enjoyed it once I got into it. Rory is by far my favorite character so far in this series, such a fun combination of na├»ve and total badass, she is a gun toting, socially awkward and a blushing innocent. Ian is also a great character, so conflicted with his legally questionable MC history and attachments and his do-good firefighter career. Of course everything has to come to a head and it certainly does with a flash and a bang, repeatedly, this book is so action packed and danger filled you have to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. And it all happens in a tiny town where everyone knows everyone (and everyone's business), nosy neighbors and those looking out for their own. I so enjoyed this book and will be jumping right into the next book!

My Rating: I definitely have a little bit of a girl crush on Rory, she is so totally bad-ass and yet a little naive and awkward. I love the suspense that gets your heart racing and the pages turning.  I also really like how this book fit into and developed the over arcing storyline.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!


 Synopsis: "In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder...

George Holloway has spent his life alone, exploring the treacherous beauty of the Colorado Rockies. He's the best survival expert Search and Rescue has, which makes him the obvious choice to lead Ellie Price through deadly terrain to find her missing father. There's just one problem-Ellie's everything George isn't. She's a city girl, charming, gregarious, delicate, small. And when she looks up at him with those big, dark eyes, he swears he would tear the world apart to keep her safe.

With a killer on the loose, he may have no choice.

Ellie's determined to find her father no matter the cost. But as she and her gorgeous mountain of a guide fight their way through an unforgiving wilderness, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a dangerous man in search of revenge. And they are now his prey..."

My Review: Okay we are over half way into this series and are introduced to one new character and one relatively new character (or at least undeveloped so far). After the last book Fan the Flames I didn't think anyone could really beat out Rory and Ian but George just blew them all out of the park. George is a big bear of a man, a little anti-social and very rugged. Ellie is a city girl who wants to fix everything but is a little unprepared for mountain life. I loved both of them but especially George, with all of his non-vocal conversations and his healthy fear of moose and mountain tracking and survival skills. Anyway, enough of my raving about George, my newest book boyfriend. This story is action packed and full of danger, from wilderness, mountain snow, shootouts, stalkers, etc. there is not a dull moment in the book. It also builds on the series long plot lines, with a few Holy Sh - Sugar! moments. Definitely my favorite book in the series!

My Rating: Oh my sweet, silent George! I am in love! But besides George this book was crazy, a lot of action, even more suspense and some totally blow your mind twists at the end that will have you on the floor. I give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!


Synopsis: "In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder...

It's all come down to this...

Daisy Little has lived in agoraphobic terror for over eight years. Trapped within a prison of her own making, she watches time pass through her bedroom window. Daisy knows she'll never be a part of the world...until the day she becomes the sole witness of a terrible crime that may finally tear the Search and Rescue brotherhood apart for good."

My Review: After the way the previous book in the series, Gone Too Deep, left off with a crazy plot twist I was really excited yet a little nervous to pick this book up. I had so many theories running around in my head and I wasn't sure where Ruggle was going to take this book. I was a little thrown off with meeting Daisy, she was only briefly mentioned in the earlier books and even then I had her pictured as much older. While I feel like Daisy was mostly used in this book to move the series long plot line along, I did really enjoy her and was especially happy to see Chris getting a little love. This was definitely an adrenaline filled book with a lot of danger and a few rather crazy twists throughout the book. I love how Katie Ruggle kept you on the edge of your seat and the pages turning. While the ending is pretty satisfying and does wrap a lot up, I was very happy to find out that there is a novella that takes place after. 

My Rating: So at the end of the previous book we found out who the bad guys were and it was a matter of just catching them in the act and putting them away. I was kind of expecting a little more of a blah book since the big twist and reveal already happened, but luckily Ruggle kept us into the story with some really creepy bad guy moves and an oh so sweet hero.  I give this one a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.


Synopsis: "For fans of sexy, brooding ice divers
Motorcycle Club bad boys turned firefighters
Tall, dark, and silent wilderness guides
And cops with hearts of gold...
The end is just the beginning.

What happens after happily ever after? Now that the murderer has been caught and the arsonist is behind bars, the town of Simpson, Colorado has returned to its sleepy, picturesque former glory. Yet for the heroes of Search & Rescue, work is never done...

...especially not if the extraordinary women if their lives have anything to say about it.

Told in alternating chapters focusing on four unforgettable romances, this slice-of-life novella catches up with fan favorites from Katie Ruggle's Search & Rescue series—proving once and for all that the end is just the beginning.

After the End is the fun and heart-warming epilogue novella to the exciting Search & Rescue series by Katie Ruggle."

My Review: I really wasn't ready to let go of these characters so thank goodness Ruggle wrote this little novella. Each of the couples gets their own little chapter (and we get a good look at the men as each chapter has its own cover). We get to revisit all of our favorites and find out how their life is going after the crime streak has been resolved, their lives are moving forward and I get a little giddy with each story. The final story about Chris & Daisy also nicely connects it to the next series, starting with Run to Ground.

My Rating: I loved this last little moment with each of the couples in the series, I liked seeing them move on with their lives and settling down into routines. It also lead us right into her next series of Rocky Mountain K9s.  I give this one a rating of Four Paws.


Full Series Rating: I can't believe how much this series sucked me in, I seriously couldn't even think about another book or anything else, I just wanted to keep reading these books.  I adored all the different and unique characters that Ruggle developed, they were all well developed and identifiable as individuals. While each book had it's own plot, they all worked well together towards the series long plot line. Each book and each character added something.  I am so in love with all of these characters, I can definitely see myself revisiting this series often!  I give this series overall a Four Paw rating!

Now since I loved this series so much, I want everyone to read it (or at least those of you who like romance) so I have a little giveaway for you.  I have for you Kindle Ebooks of books 1-4 of this series to give to one lucky winner.  (Both the novellas are free on Kindle).  You just have to enter below in the Rafflecopter widget.  You must be 18 because these are adult books with adult themes.  Also, you must be willing to give me your email address to send the gift ebooks to.  Thank you and I hope you will all give this series a try!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Bedtime Story: Little Owl's Day by Divya Srinivasan

Read for: Children's Book Challenge
Synopsis: "Chikit-chikit-chik!
A squirrel is chittering. Bees are buzzing. The sun is high in the sky. And Little Owl is supposed to be asleep, but when he wakes up early, he’s just too curious to close his eyes again. The forest he knows so well at nighttime is completely different – and exciting – in the day! After watching butterflies dance, wolf pups play, and then his very first rainbow, Little Owl returns to his tree. He has many new stories for his mama.

A blue sky companion to Little Owl’s Night, Little Owl’s Day is just right for young children and the perfect introduction to the joy and wonder of the natural world."

My Review: This should really be read around the same time as Little Owl's Night, they work so well together. It will bring your child's observations of the day time hours to a different level, they will find new things fascinating that they never noticed before. I love all the sounds and wonders throughout the book. Munchkin really enjoyed this one and liked to show me the things he has seen on his own outside.
My Rating: Munchkin really liked that he was familiar the story and could tell me what the animals were doing during the day.  We enjoyed it and even thought it is about Owl's daytime adventure, it is still a nice light read for bedtime.  We give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

Early Reader Review of Outside My Window by Melissa Lagonegro

Synopsis: "Expect adventure, heart, humor, and hair . . . lots of hair, when Disney Tangled comes to theaters Holiday 2010! With simple text and full-color illustrations, this Step 2 reader retells the complete story of the swashbuckling, computer-animated comedy."

My Review: I picked this book up because Munchkin wanted to read a book with his cousins and this seemed like a great book to share with them. It is a very good Level 2 book with slightly more text and complicated sentence structure. The words are still easy for young ones to read. This book does pretty much sum up the whole Tangled movie so kids will mostly likely be familiar with the character and storyline too.
My Rating: While this is a great level 2 beginning reader, I am not of fan of when they take an entire movie and try to cram it into a single short book.  I give it a rating of Three Paws.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A to Z Bookish Survey (Tag)

So once again, I feel like I have been flooding you with tons of reviews. I wanted to take a little break and post a tag, I am trying to get better about noting things about the books as I read them so I can have more discussion posts, but for now here are my answers to the A to Z Bookish Survey (I originally discovered this on Booktube channels SuperSpaceChick and HaileyInBookland but the original was from a blog, PerpetualPageTurner).
A - Authors you have read the most books from:
Technically, Bonnie Bryant but that is because I read her entire 110 book Saddle Club series as a kid, next is Mary Pope Osborne with her Magic Tree House series.  For adult books it is Laurel K. Hamilton with her Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series (neither of which I follow any longer)for a total of 34 books 
B - Best sequel ever:
This is so hard to answer, recently would be Gone to Deep (3rd book in the Rocky Mountain Search and Rescue series) by Katie Ruggle, there were some major plot twists thrown in that I wasn't expecting!
C - Currently Reading:
Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher on Audio
D - Drink of Choice while reading:
This depends on where I am, if I am at work it is either Coke or flavored water usually. If I am home it could be tea or wine or something a little harder.
E - E-Reader or Physical Book:
I tend to prefer Ebooks just because I can read them anywhere but if I really love the book I will re-read it in print.
F - Fictional Character you probably would've dated in high school:
I tended to like the quiet, strong, lots of responsibility types, I guess I would have to say either Rhys from ACOTAR series or Brigan from Fire by Kristin Cashore
G - Glad you gave this book a chance:
There are so many books but recently A Man Called Ove blew me away, also the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas, only because I really wasn't going to pick it up due to my dislike of Throne of Glass but I have been loving this series.
H - Hidden Gem Book:
Another tough choice, I have a few books for you From Ant to Eagle by Alex Lyttle is a emotional yet heartwarming story of the strength of brotherhood.  Pancho Bandito and the Amarillo Armadillo by Mike and Jonathan Sundy is a new children's book with an old tall tale feel. The Aglaril Cycle series by Rich Feitelberg is a classic fantasy quest series with a variety of characters to enjoy. There Was a Fire by Nancy Roy was my top read last year and just so amazing!
I - Important moment in your reading life:
Well obviously when my mom introduced me to books as a tiny child. Then, when I read Frankenstein in high school, again in college when I took Epic Poetry. Then I discovered Goodreads and it opened up so many more books to me and finally when I started blogging, I have been able to make friends and talk books to my heart's content.
J - Just finished:
Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
K - Kinds of books you won't read:
I am one of those people who will give just about anything a try but I will not read any political or current events books (at least modern current events). I work in a law office but my boss is also a politician, I get enough of all of that in my daily life.
L - Longest book you've read:
It is hard to tell, since I have been keeping track on goodreads (2011) the longest single book I read was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at 870 pages, but I know I have read books longer than that in years prior.
M - Major book hangover because of:
I don't usually suffer from book hangovers, I either have the next book waiting in the wings or push through and find a new book to love, but ones in recent memory that could have lead to bookhangovers would be: Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (the second book in this series and I am still a little stressed out waiting for the next book), The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere (I knew I would be an emotional mess so picked light books to read after), A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (I am still waiting for the next book and am just trying to distract myself), and Sweet Tomorrows by Debbie Macomber (the final book in the series and so emotional).
N - Number of Bookcases you own:
2 - 7' shelves, 3 - 6' shelves, 1-4' shelf of Munchkin's books and 1 - 3' shelf for my annual TBR pile for a total of 7 bookshelves (but I need so many more these are all full).
O - One book you have read multiple times:
I have read a few books multiple times but I think the book I have read the most is Fire by Kristin Cashore
P - Preferred place to read:
In my living room on the couch or in a comfy chair, but oddly enough I am most comfortable reading at my desk at work.
Q - Quote that inspires you/ gives you all the feels from a book you've read:
I struggle with remembering quotes from books but recently I had a couple of great ones that I managed to write down.  "Happiness is loving what we need, needing what we love - and obtaining it" from The Little French Bistro by Nina George.  "But books are curious objects.  They have the power to trap, transport, and even transform you if you are lucky." from The Reader by Traci Chee.
R - Reading regret:
I have a couple of reading and just bookish regrets. First is giving into the hype so many times but particularly with Harry Potter. Next is not paying attention to my passion for books and pursuing an education and career where I could be involved with books all the time.
S - Series you started and need to finish (all books are out):
I am sure there are a few series that are waiting on my shelves but right now my focus is just on getting through this last book of Harry Potter!
T - Three of your all time favorite books:
This is so hard, I read nearly 400 books per year, that is a lot of books to choose from, but I do have 2 definite favorites.  First is Frankenstein and second is Fire by Kristin Cashore. After those two things get a little too tight to say what book is next.
U - Unapologetic fangirl for:
The Graceling Trilogy by Kristin Cashore of course, then the Embers in the Ashes series, and yes I have jumped on the band wagon of ACOTAR fan club. Finally my number 1 fan club is Star Wars, followed closely by My Little Pony.  Yes, I am a bit of a geek but I am totally okay with that.
V - Very excited for this release more than all the others:
Why do you make me choose just one?! I am definitely super excited for Jane, Unlimited! by Kristin Cashore, just because I love the Graceling series so much but I am a little worried because this sounds like it will be so totally different.  Also, Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet, the third and final book in the Kingmaker trilogy.
W - Worst bookish habit:
This is going to sound a little weird but I have to say speed reading. I don't fold pages, write in my books, break spines, etc. I just read too fast.  I am not able to fully remember the details of the books I am reading. I would love to be able to go back and talk about the side characters or even the various plot changing moments or quotes or lines from the books I have read but unless they are really outstanding, I really have to go through all my past reviews to figure it out.
X - X Marks the spot (start in the top left of your bookshelf, what is the 27th book):
 Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione
Y - Your most recent book purchase:
The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert, I downloaded the audio book. I can't tell you exactly what attracted me to this book but I bought it almost the day it came out.
Z - ZZZZ snatcher - the last book that kept you up way too late:
I tend to stay up a little late reading but one book I really could not stop reading until I finished it was A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
So there you have my A to Z Bookish Survey. I tried to keep my answers varied but I have a really hard time looking back at the books I have read in the past, what is freshest in my mind is always the only thing I can think of, but I am working on this (I am going back and making a little spreadsheet to keep track of little points in books).  If you participate in the tag too, let me know I would love to see  your answers.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Review of Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle

Read for: Requested Review/ Netgalley & I Love Katie Ruggle's books!
Synopsis: "He lost his mentor.
He lost his K9 partner.
He almost lost his will to live.
But when a ruthless killer targets a woman on the run, Theo and his new K9 companion will do whatever it takes to survive—and save the woman neither can live without.

Grieving the death of his partner, Theo Bosco has no room in his life for distractions. Though his instincts scream that he should avoid Juliet 'Jules' Jackson, he can't seem to stay away. It doesn't help that Theo's new K9 companion has fallen head over paws with Jules's rambunctious family.

Or that when he's with her, Theo finally knows peace.

When Jules rescued her siblings, whisking them away to the safety of the beautifully rugged Colorado Rockies, she never expected to catch the eye—or the heart—of a cop. Yet as Jules struggles to fight her growing attraction to the brooding K9 officer, another threat lurks much closer to home...

And this time, there's no escape."

My Review: I absolutely loved Katie Ruggle's Rocky Mountain Search and Rescue series so as soon as I found out about this book I jumped at the opportunity. I really enjoyed the characters in this book, Theo has a lot of depth to his character and is mirrored in Viggie. Jules and her family are all so unique and I found it really engrossing watching them develop and the storyline move along. The suspense in this one comes from all angles and you just never know what is going to happen next. You think one thing is going to happen and then Ruggle throws a crazy twist at you, I promise you won't want to put this one down. Now the anxious wait for the next book is on!
My Rating: I am not normally a fan of suspense, thriller, mystery, etc. but Katie Ruggle melds them so perfectly with relatable characters you quickly grow to care about and a good bit of chemistry and romance. I can't help but give this book a rating of Four Paws!
I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
To find out more about Katie Ruggle and her work you can check out her Goodreads Page or Website (or you can stick around for Saturday when I will have a full series review of the Rocky Mountain Search and Rescue series & maybe a giveaway).
Run to Ground was just released yesterday so you can go grab your copy now in print or digital format from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or your favorite book supplier.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Read for: Audio Book Challenge & it came highly recommended
Synopsis: "A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations."

My Review: I went into this book knowing nothing other than people absolutely love it. I tried to get an ebook copy from my library but discovered that that for the 16 copies they have there were 240 holds! So I just downloaded the book on audible. As soon as the story started and we got to know Ove, I instantly had a connection with him, I could see myself being the same personality when I got older. As the story continued I really fell in love with Ove and all the characters in the neighborhood. The cat might be one of my all time favorite side characters, while he never really did anything it added so much to the story. The going-ons of that little neighborhood had me laughing and at times tearing up. It was quite the roller coaster for my emotions but one I would gladly get on again. If you haven't read this one, go pick it up (if you can find it that is), I will definitely be checking out more of Backman's books.
My Rating: I really don't read straight up literary fiction all that often anymore, but for some reason this book really captured me. I don't think there was a single character I didn't like in the book and the events were at times comical, heartwarming, tear-jerking, it just hit on all emotions.  I can't help but give this book a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!
If you have read any of Fredrik Backman's other books, where would you suggest starting after this one?

Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday Reading List

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Share what books you have finished in the last week, are currently reading and what might be coming up next!

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Links will take you to my review

The Little French Bistro by Nina George
Transformer Rescue Bots: Team of Heroes by Jennifer Fox (Early Reader)
Little Owl's Night by Divya Srinivasan  (Bedtime Story)
The Sculptor by Scott McCloud (Graphic Novel)
 Books Finished Last Week:
Reviews will be posted at a later date

A Man Called Ove
Rebels & Courtesans
Little French Bistro
Beastly Pirates
Run to Ground
Outside My Window
Surprise Teacher
Meet Heatwave

Currently Reading:
Loki's Wolves by K.L. Armstrong - Print- on page 46 of 358
Sword & Verse by Kathy MacMillan - Print- on page 138 of 384

 Books to be Read Soon:


Pages Read/ Time Listened
112:10 Hours Listened (9:09 listened this week)
26,755 Pages Read (1,094 this week)

Books Added to Shelves This Month
Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling
Samurai Rising by Pamela Turner
Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Saga Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan
The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Seduced by the Billionaire by Carly Carson
The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert

Books Read From My Shelves
Rebels & Courtesans

Interesting Tidbits on the Web:



Even though last week was probably one of the most stressful weeks of work I have had in a long time, I still feel like I managed to get myself back on track. Hubby also went back to working his new shift after a long vacation and we are still all adjusting to this new schedule. I think Munchkin has adjusted the best, he is happier and better behaved, which is really the whole reason for the job change so I guess it is all worth it.  The nice part for me is the fact that Hubby goes to sleep at 6pm and Munchkin goes to bed shortly after, so I have some quite time in the evenings.  I used to use that time to do chores but until hubby adjusts to the new sleeping schedule I need to be quiet, so instead of doing chores every night I have been able to read (granted most of the chores are backing up and need to be done on the weekends but oh well).

I hope you are all having a great week!