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text 2015-03-12 12:30
[WIP] Recap: 2015 reads to date

Keeping to latest determination to get back on BL, I've been trying to figure out changes, new functions, etc.  Have sinking feeling that it’s gonna be a somewhat slow & labourious task b/c for one thing, noticed that some personal HTML are now...changed?  Frex, why are quotes all centered?  And text w/in spoiler tags in bold?  *sigh*  So much for hitting ground running via old cheat sheet :(

 

I also spent waaaaaay too much time checking & off-loading 200+ followers for various reasons.  Don't wanna be mean or offend anyone (and I assume that most are the result of BL's automatic 25 (or whatever) followings upon initial account creation) but I really don't want or need non-readers, lurkers, or obvious young'uns following me :)

 

Bottom line, this means that instead of back-tracking & doing mini-posts on most of my 2015 reads, I'm only gonna do quick notes here for posterity & then move on.  My short TBR is quickly becoming not-so-short & fair growling at this point!

 

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JANUARY 2015

 

Highlander-Most-Wanted Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks [2013 HR (MMP/audio) ★★★½]

 

Rules-Proper-Governess Rules for a Proper Governess by Jennifer Ashley [2014 HR (MMP/audio) ★★★★]

 

Stone Cold Stone Cold by David Baldacci [2007 Suspense/Political Thriller ★★★]

 

Highly unusual for me but I jumped in mid-series by reading this book (Camel Club #3).  And par for course, Murphy's Law promptly kicked in.  Technically, one can read this in vacuum & still enjoy it but it's not a true ‘stand-alone’ b/c one storyline (centered on Annabelle) is a continuation of what occurred in book #2.  Needless to say, I was a bit lost whenever the book shifted to that subplot.

 

So what do I do?  Yup, backtracked to beginning and read The Camel Club (★★★), tried but couldn't get into The Collectors (figures, right?), so jumped over #4 and read Hell's Corner (★★★★).  Shame that I didn't stop then; after some thought, reversed back to #4, Divine Justice (★★).

 

I should note that I first tried audio format for most of the above.  Unfortunately, Ron McLarty's narration didn't work for me.  My overall/lingering impression re: aborted listens was that he sounded fatigued, which isn't the best for suspense/mystery. :(

Source: karmabites.booklikes.com/post/1124752/wip-recap-2015-reads-to-date
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text 2015-02-19 13:00
“How digital technology is destroying your mind”
Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains - Susan A. Greenfield

“How digital technology is destroying your mind”

 

Pretty provocative, no?  That’s the title of a Feb 13, 2015, article/book review in The Washington Post re: Mind Change by Susan Greenfield (Random House, Jan 2015).

 

And then there’s this: In “Mind Change,” neuroscientist, entrepreneur and British politician Susan Greenfield argues that our technologies are not only addictive — they are an existential threat.

 

Yikes―an existential threat?!  Frankly, IDK if I should be intrigued or scared by what may be revealed inside the pages of this book.  So proceed at your own risk. :)

Source: karmabites.booklikes.com/post/1113812/how-digital-technology-is-destroying-your-mind
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text 2015-02-17 20:12
Gonna try again...

What's that adage?  If, at first, you don't succeed, try and try again?

 

Alrighty then... I'm gonna give BL another go (spurred by new laptop) and see how I fare w/ site.  'Course, I almost logged right off when I realised how much things had changed--JFC, tech-challenged me is gonna have to re-learn how to navigate around new set-up and whatnot. :(

 

OK.  Planned re-start will be a bit (more) delayed.  So for now, I leave y'all with link to fusion.net's Man Crush Monday: Mark Ruffalo

http://fusion.net/story/49270/man-crush-monday-mark-ruffalo/

 

 

(Yes, today's technically Tuesday but c'mon, w/ double holiday/extended weekend + snow/ice storm, who's really 'on schedule' right now?  Stay warm!! ;-)

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text 2014-05-03 01:39
Amazon Deals & Freebies (mixed bag)
Night Wants to Forget - Caroline Angus Baker
Secrets in the Shadows (Leroy's Sins, #1) - T.L. Haddix
Parallel Attraction (The Parallel Series) - Deidre Knight
Alexa O'Brien Huntress Series Book 1-4 Box Set - Trina M. Lee
Rain and revelation - Therese Pautz
Alphas After Dark - Minx Malone,S.M. Reine,Deanna Chase,Marie Hall,Mimi Strong,Roxie Rivera,Crista McHugh,Vivian Arend,Kit Rocha
Dark and Deadly - Alyssa Day,Bonnie Vanak,Erin Quinn,Laurie London,Caris Roane,Felicity Heaton, Jennifer Ashley,Erin Kellison
Tempting Fate: An Erotic Box Set of 6 Full Length Bestselling Novels - 'Vi Keeland', 'S.E. Lund', 'Penelope Ward', 'J.L. Mac', 'Julie Richman', 'Kahlen Aymes'
Alpha Shifter Seductions Boxed Set - Mandy M. Roth
Divinity Temptations (A Divinity Healers Boxed Set) - Michelle M. Pillow

As always, never hurts to check your preferred retail outlet to see if deal/freebie also there.  Note that some may be repeat freebies.

 

TGIF, y'all!!

 

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Freebies!

 

CAROLINE ANGUS BAKER's Night Wants to Forget (NA/CR) @ www.amazon.com/dp/B00AQ4IE9O/

 

EDIE CLAIRE's Long Time Coming (CRS) @ www.amazon.com/dp/B004RJ7Y8Q/

 

MARIE FORCE's Maid for Love (CR) @ www.amazon.com/dp/B004YKZIGI/

 

T.L. HADDIX's Secrets in the Shadows (CRS) @ www.amazon.com/dp/B003ES5S7U/

 

DEIDRE KNIGHT's Parallel Attraction (ROM-SciFi) @ www.amazon.com/dp/B00GU5H0IO/

 

TRINA M. LEE's Alexa O'Brien Box Set (#1-4) (PNR/UF) @ www.amazon.com/dp/B00HHXUW9C/

 

DANA MARTON's Deathwatch (CRS) @ www.amazon.com/dp/B00ELW1V1A/

 

MELANIE MILBURNE's Engaged at the Chatfield (HP CR) @ www.amazon.com/dp/B00I66DSFE/

 

NANCY MOSER's Just Jane (HF) @ www.amazon.com/dp/B00AEFFNQ2/

 

THERESE PAUTZ's Rain and Revelation (Fiction) @ www.amazon.com/dp/B009XIKZC8/

 

 

On-going 99¢ Specials

 

Alphas After Dark Boxed Set (Sexy Bikers) @ www.amazon.com/dp/B00JA0E87C/

 

Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of PNR @ www.amazon.com/dp/B00JNSN3RM/

 

Tempting Fate: Erotic Box Set of 6 Full-Length Novels @ www.amazon.com/dp/B00JD0M9RA/

 

MANDY M. ROTH ― Alpha Shifter Seductions Boxed Set @ www.amazon.com/dp/B00J2JNS8Q/

 

MICHELLE M. PILLOW ― Divinity Temptations (Divinity Healers #1-3) @ www.amazon.com/dp/B00J3A6HQO/

 

Source: karmabites.booklikes.com/post/871932/amazon-deals-freebies-mixed-bag-
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text 2014-05-01 11:49
Amazon Deals & Freebies
Hearts of the Anemoi Bundle - Laura Kaye
Scent of Magic - Andre Norton
Measure of Devotion - Caethes Faron
Becoming Red - Jess Raven;Paula Black

Just in case anyone missed these... as always, check your preferred outlet as well. :)

 

 

LAURA KAYE's Hearts of the Anemoi #1-3 (PNR; m/f) ― *amazing* deal @ 99¢

(Entangled = no lend)

www.amazon.com/dp/B00JCYHNBY/

 

 

ANDRE NORTON's The Scent of Magic (FA) currently @ 99¢

www.amazon.com/dp/B008XMZ9S0/

 

 

CAETHES FARON's Measure of Devotion (FA; m/m) ― Free!

www.amazon.com/dp/B00855WSQ6/

 

 

JESS RAVEN & PAULA BLACK's Becoming Red (PNR/erotica-lite) ― Free!

(interesting world-building BUT serial trilogy = on-going storyline over 3 books)

www.amazon.com/dp/B00AGLRUYC/

 

Source: karmabites.booklikes.com/post/870480/amazon-deals-freebies
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