HIATUS

I have to say that due to some changes in my life recently, I might not post for a long while. I have not read in some time and adulting life is catching up with me now that I graduated. I promise that soon I will find a pace and start to blog again. For now, everything that is being posted was scheduled from a long time ago. See ya!

UPDATE: I'm really trying to find a better pace. I am reading more than before, but I need to find time to actually review and post more. I think you might see more posts, at random, that have not been scheduled from way before. Anyways, enjoy, and I'll be back soon, hopefully.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday Tracks [65]

Ohhh! You know, and if you don't you'll know now, that I LOVE, love, LoVe music. Just as I live and breathe words, I live and breathe music. Those two things are just part of me as any other organ in my body. As you can see in my Music page, I hear music while reading! My Thursdays will become from now on... Thursday Tracks day! A feature created to share what song, album, playlist, artist I got stuck in my head every week. Now, this week song is...

LOVE ME

Artist: Forest Blakk

favorite lyrics: If you don't love me let me know. If you don't love me, baby, why won't you let me go?

Hear me next Thursday!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday [115]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Moonlight and Motor Oil #1

THE HOOKUP

by: Kristen Ashley
Release Date: December 19th, 2017

When the new girl in town, Eliza “Izzy” Forrester decides to hit the local drinking hole, she’s not ready to meet the town’s good, solid guy. She’s definitely not prepared to engage in her very first hookup with him.

Then Izzy wakes up the next morning in Johnny Gamble’s bed and good girl Izzy finds she likes being bad for Johnny.

Even so, Izzy feels Johnny holding her at arm’s length. But Johnny makes it clear he wants more and Izzy already knows she wants as much of hot-in-bed, sweet-out-of-it Johnny Gamble.

Floating on air thinking this is going somewhere, Izzy quickly learns why Johnny holds distant.

He’s in love with someone else. Someone who left him and did it leaving him broken. Whoever was up next would be runner-up, second best. Knowing the stakes, Izzy will take what she can get from the gentleman that’s Johnny Gamble. And even knowing his heart might never mend, Johnny can’t seem to stay away from Izzy.

Until out of nowhere, his lost love comes back to town. He’s not going back, but Johnny still knows the right thing to do is let Izzy go.

And Izzy knew the stakes, so she makes it easy and slips through his fingers.

But that’s before Johnny realizes Eliza moved to town to escape the danger that’s been swirling around her.

And that’s why Johnny decides to wade in.

That and the fact Eliza Forrester makes breakfast with a canary singing on her shoulder and fills out tight dresses in a way Johnny Gamble cannot get out of his head.

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday [60]

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join! This week Top Ten is...

Top Ten Books I Want My Future Kids To Read

This list might have books that I have not read, but I'm really looking forward to having kids and reading with them all these books still. AND there's no order.

   

Harry Potter series, by JK Rowling
Percy Jackson series, by Rick Riordan
A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket

 

The Mortal Instruments series, by Cassandra Clare
The Lunar Chronicles series, by Marissa Meyer

   

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
Chaos Walking series, by Patrick Ness
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern

 

Penryn & the End of Days series, by Susan Ee
Confessions of Georgia Nicholson series, by Louise Rennison

Any rec for me? What's your list?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

[Review] Bad Deeds, by: Lisa Renee Jones

Dirty Money #3

BAD DEEDS

by: Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: August 8th, 2017
Read Date: June 21st, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition ARC
Pages: 282

Would you bleed for the one you love?

To save his family empire from the grip of the drug cartel, Shane is pushed to the edge of darkness, forced to make choices he might never make. His father is dying. His brother is desperate to rule the empire and this means war and all gloves are off. His brother only thought he knew what dirty meant. Shane is about to give it new meaning. There is another war brewing though, and that one, is inside him, his battle between right and wrong, light and dark, and in the heat of the night, it is Emily he turns to for escape. Driving her to new limits, pushing her to accept a part of him that even he cannot.

In every one of Shane's seductive demands, Emily can taste and feel, his torment, his struggle to save his family and not lose himself. But he is losing himself, and that is a problem just as dangerous as her secret, that still lurk in the shadows, a threat to the Brandon Family waiting to erupt. No matter where she and Shane have traveled, or will travel in the future, she can't just sit back and watch him become everything he hates, everything he never wanted to become, everything she tried to save him from when she tried to run. It could be their undoing, the end. His end.

This is war, blood will spill, and someone in the heart of the Brandon family will not survive....

my rate


My immediate thought after finishing this books is "fuck". There's no other word. Then I asked myself why did I always do these things to myself. Why do I always read the books that will have the worst cliffhangers? I knew something big was coming, but just like the pig for the slaughter, I went.

This series gets better each book and this family gets more fucked up every chapter. I'm sorry that my babies have to suffer. Fatality is coming and there's nothing I can do other than wait for the next book to come.

There's nothing much I can tell about what happens in this book without spoiling much because every little thing comes back to haunt these characters. But I will continue saying that what I loved of this whole romance is that it never goes flat. They always have each other's back, even though he wants to hide some major details to her, but she trusts him like she must. I'm intrigued by the brother, is he being truthful now? After all this time? I still have my doubts about him. I'm scared shitless of the cartel, but not Adrian. And I'm afraid what is going to happen if the father dies, hoping he doesn't die, but cancer is a bitch.

Those are all my thoughts together, like scrambled eggs. I had so many things in my mind after I finished, and I'm sorry that I cannot put them in words because I'm lost like that. Still, I totally recommend this series/books with my eyes closed.

 

last review

 

Book Issues [12] - Should I read from my library or my bookshelf?

I created this to basically ramble about any problem related to books that I have and that maybe you do too. I'm trying to post one every two months and as for now, I'm doing good. Let's see at the end of the year how I did. Hope you like reading the following issue...

Book Issue #12 - Should I read from my library or my bookshelf?

Is no secret that I work in an Elementary School, not as a teacher (yet) but as a librarian. So my whole day is full of books and kids. So many books, so little time. Every week I have to make me the question: should I read a book from my library (aka work) or my bookshelf?

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Friday 56 [10]

hosted by Freda's Voice
#ThankGodItsFriday! Friday, definitely, is my favorite word that starts with F. And if it's Friday that means this post has to be up. The rules are simple: grab a book, any book; turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (if you have to improvise, that's ok.); find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it); post it; and add your (url) post below in Linky in Freda's Voice blog. It's that simple! My teaser this Friday is from:
A Series of Unfortunate Events

THE VILE VILLAGE

by: Lemony Snicket
Status: Currently Reading

"Why does the Council have so many rules?" Violet asked.
"Why does anyone have a lot of rules?" Hector said with a shrug. "So they can boss people around, I guess..."

These poor orphans, for reals, need a little bit of hope. I'm just reading this series just so I can know the end. I need to know how they are going to end up.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday Tracks [64]

Ohhh! You know, and if you don't you'll know now, that I LOVE, love, LoVe music. Just as I live and breathe words, I live and breathe music. Those two things are just part of me as any other organ in my body. As you can see in my Music page, I hear music while reading! My Thursdays will become from now on... Thursday Tracks day! A feature created to share what song, album, playlist, artist I got stuck in my head every week. Now, this week song is...

SAY IT FIRST

Artist: Sam Smith
Album: The Thrill Of It All

favorite lyrics: Come on baby, say it first. I need to hear you, say those words. If I’m all that you desire, I promise there’ll be fire. I need to hear you, say it first.

Hear me next Thursday!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday [114]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
A Wicked Saga #3

BRAVE

by: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: December 11th, 2017

Ivy Morgan hasn't been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.

It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine... and it’s coming between her and the man she’s fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens.

Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart. If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves, but with an enemy she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies. Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves--and, ultimately, to save herself.

Because behind ever evil fae Prince, there’s a Queen…

 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday [113]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Dive Bar #3

CHASER

by: Kylie Scott
Release Date: November 2nd, 2017

Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring.. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she’s pregnant.

Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue.

There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?

   


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday [112]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

RENEGADES


by: Marissa Meyer
Release Date: November 7th, 2017

Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.