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text 2018-12-11 00:17
Favorite books of 2018 part 1
Nimona - Noelle Stevenson
the princess saves herself in this one - Amanda Lovelace
One True Loves: A Novel - Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taming Him - Kennedy Fox
Restore Me - Tahereh Mafi
Radio Silence - Alice Oseman
Moxie: A Novel - Jennifer Mathieu
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
Bottoms up - Holly Renee
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas


Part  2  comes  December  31  



What  were  your  favorites  of this  year   .


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review 2018-11-01 17:39
Adult Romance
Blissfully Undone - Red Phoenix

Blissfully Undone by Red Phoenix is a contemporary romance.  This book does have menage sex scenes so it may not be for everyone.  Ms. Phoenix has delivered a well-written book.  The characters are outstanding.  Jenny and Dan have been friends and ride to Dan's mountain cabin to meet up with their boyfriend and girlfriend for a week.  A blizzard keeps them stranded before their partners arrive.  This story has unexpected twists and turns all the way through, it really keep readers wrapped up in what will happen next.  I enjoyed reading Blissfully Undone and look forward to reading more from Ms. Phoenix in the future.  Blissfully Undone is books 1-4 of the Blissfully Series and can be read as a standalone.  I am glad I read this book instead of individual books because I'm not a fan of cliff-hangers and my guess is that the individual books would have been cliff-hangers.  This book is complete though, not a cliff-hanger.

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review 2018-10-17 04:31
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling

This has got to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest book I have ever read.
It's gigantic.
You would think it would be daunting but actually, while it took me forever and a day to complete, it flowed so well that I always had a hard time putting it down. Life just got in the way for me, not the book.
This one had me more sad at times. It had moments that you didn't want to happen and they still did. I'm left with a 'Poor Potter' feeling. It sucks. Yet I want more.
The one thing I will tell you about the story is that this is the book where Harry finally understands who he is and matures some. So many of his questions, even ones he didn't know he had were answered. It brought a lot of everything together.
Still it's not over, so I must continue.



Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2018/10/harry-potter-and-order-of-phoenix-by-jk.html
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text 2018-10-10 17:38
So Many Books, So Little Time... Early October 2018 Edition

I think I need an intervention.


I love books & reading- always have.  Reviewing is a bonus and the advent of ebooks was a mixed blessing.  As of this moment I have about 30gb of ebooks sitting on an external drive...


Not a typo: 30 Gigabytes. And I'm always acquiring more.  


Between purchases, giveaways, ARCs, freebies, NetGalley, Kindle listings & promos I've got a TBR pile that would make Sisyphus shake his head and wonder what the fuck was wrong with me.  It's only Wednesday and check out what this week's haul already looks like:









Oh, and did I mention I'm getting ready for NaNoWriMo?


...send help... or at least a shitload of coffee.

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review 2018-10-01 05:51
A Really Enjoyable Magical Adventure
Phoenix Unbound - Grace Draven

4.5 stars
This book hit all my book loving boxes. Life struggle, check. Hard earned, slowly developed romance, check. Difficultly with abilities (not a star right off page one), check. A fight for the greater good, check. Well developed characters with realistic backgrounds, check. I didn't want it to end, check.
Even the pacing was spot on. I stayed up way too late several nights, I just couldn't put it down. Seriously, why haven't I ever read this author's work before ?
The story is about a man who was sold into slavery by a despicable, greedy toad of a man. He was a slave/gladiator for 10 years. There he was tortured in all the hideous ways possible. His life changes when he uncovers a woman who has magical abilities and blackmails her into helping him escape. She too is suffering, she sacrifices herself every year to save her people. Blackmail is not the best way to start a relationship and it gets worse. There is a great deal of mistrust, anger and hate, yeh realistic. Respect was hard earned and slow developing, so well done, when a closeness started it felt amazing. They are both on missions, both have much to learn, much to lose and so much more to give. What an adventure. I can't wait to see where book 2 goes.

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