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text 2017-11-23 09:55
I might just read this book out of morbid curiosity
Wild: oder der letzte Trip auf Erden - Reinhold Messner

I stumbled upon this book in my local bookstore. My initial reaction was complete and utter bafflement, simply because I can´t wrap my mind around the thought that Reinhold Messner has written a book about the Shackleton Expedition. Especially since there is a famous non-fiction book out there written by Alfred Lansing. If someone would force me to choose between these two books I would always pick the one written by the journalist instead of the one written by a guy who is climbing mountains.

 

However, I did take a peek at the first few pages and I already spotted a pet peeve of mine. There are extensive amounts of dialogue between the characters, so for me it´s more of a fictionalized account of the expedition than an actual work of non-fiction. And I tend to dislike these kind of books. But I might get this book from the library, because I´m curios about this book.

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review 2017-11-22 14:59
good book and characters
Misadventures of a Virgin (Misadventures... Misadventures of a Virgin (Misadventures Series) - Meredith Wild

Juune’s girlhood  crush had been Kase. They had been at a party one night and ended up alone and kissed. June never forgot that kiss or Kase. but right after that kase left without even a goodbye. Kase had left for college but really it was a good excuse as everything he had thought to be true were all lies and he had just found out. Gerald was June's father and they both lived at the Grand hotel which Gerald owned June’s mother had died when she was young. Gerald wanted to expand his business and he would have to buy Kase’s family farm to do this but then Kase leaves and the deal falls through.  Gerald and Kase’s father Edwin had been feuding for a long  Kase had secretly wanted June while in HS but she was really too young. June had felt the same way about being with Kase. June had worked at her father’s hotel since she was thirteen and she still did. She spent most of her time at the hotel and didn’t go out much. Then after four years Kase came home and wanted to take over his family farm as it had been in their family for many generations. Kase wanted to make it profitable again. Then Edwin comes to visit and mentions to  June Kase is home and she may want to pay Kase a visit. Gerald tells June to go see Kase and talk him into signing the ranch over.  Kase says he doesn’t remember June’s name when she comes to visit and she over heard them when Edwin had went to get Kase. Kase took off to the creek to swim off the day and June follows him and they have words. She had saved herself for Kase and this was how he was acting. The next day Kase comes to see Gerald and tells him that if he gets two weeks of June’s company at the farm he will sign over the land to Gerald.  Kase wants June to spend two weeks at the farm to have an idea what he is giving up. Kase and June fall in love but then family secrets threaten to tear them apart.

I enjoyed this book and it was a quick enjoyable read. I liked the pace as well as the plot. I loved Kase and June together. I didn’t really care for Gerald he was a greedy ass. I did choke up at times. I did feel this was well written. But I felt one teenage kiss was a little unrealistic for June to wait for years for Kase especially not hearing a word from him or even being sure he would come back. I liked the twists in this book. There were other things in this book that weren’t realistic as far as I was concerned but it wasn’t enough to make me want to not finish reading this book. I liked the characters for the most part and I loved the twists in this book and I recommend.   

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text 2017-11-11 23:30
Weekend happenings

I have had a lovely 3 day weekend so far - I had Friday off because of today's Veteran's Day holiday. I had a quilt that I wanted to finish, and this seemed like an opportune time to download the new full cast audio production of Murder on the Orient Express and check it out!

 

So, I finished the quilt. This is a Christmas quit that I made for my daughter. I fell in love with the panel that is the focus of the quilt. I backed it in a grey and red buffalo check flannel that is cozy as all get out! It's in the washing machine right now, to get all crinkly, sweet smelling and soft!

 

So, here a couple of pics of the quilt in the wild - well, at least in my backyard!

 

 

 

The audiobook was just OK. I actually preferred the straight up Dan Stevens recording - the narrator who vocalized Poirot didn't work for me at all. I don't think I would recommend it. However, it will still work for Square 7 - St. Lucia's Day - because snow is a critical element of the plot!

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review 2017-11-06 13:30
Review For: Ride Wild by Laura Kaye
Ride Wild: A Raven Riders Novel - Laura Kaye

Ride Wild by Laura Kaye is book Three in the "Raven Riders" series. This is the story of Sam “Slider” Evans and Cora Campbell. This is the first book I have read in this series, so for me this was a standalone book. Cora had a non caring father we learn along with a best friend who had the opposite type of father. Haven's father was all controlling and Cora had to help her friend get away. When the Raven Riders ended up saving them from kidnappers Cora decided to stay with the gang until she figured out what to do next. This leads her to help Sam who lost his wife about two years ago take care of his boys, Ben and Sam by baby sitting them. Ben and Sam are crazy about Cora who has brought life back to their house. By Sam is fighting the attraction to her and tries to just think of her as the 'babysitter'. But its getting harder and harder to do so. Cora knows that the harsh man that he shows her isn't who he really is just by watching him interact with his kids. When Sam has to step up to protect Cora fighting their feelings are close to impossible.
Loved watching Cora and Sam come together!
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review 2017-11-03 22:28
Dark and twisted
Deep Into the Darkness: A Dark Romance - Lucy Wild

This dark and twisted tale comes with a warning in the blurb, and it is definitely necessary. In most cases, I would've preferred a longer story for development, but the author does an excellent job of conveying the horrors inflicted on Rock and Sophia and the emotional turmoil of the story. It is an extremely disturbing tale and I was riveted from the very first page. As the story progressed and got darker and more twisted, I absolutely had to know how it would all play out. As tragic as much of this one is, I found myself doubting any romance would come to fruition, but Lucy Wild does dark romance like few others, and pulled it off masterfully. 

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