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text 2017-12-15 15:45
Book Blogger Hop: Dear Santa, Please Deliver Books!

 

I ran across the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week they have a new book related question you can answer. If you are interested in finding out more, the next weeks question, and/or participating then stop by the Book Blogger Hop page.

 

This weeks question asked for Dec. 15th – 21st:

 

Which book(s) would you like Santa to bring you this year? 
(submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

 

Dear Santa,

 

    I know it’s been a while since I’ve written, but felt it was time to write you again. For the last few Christmas’s you have avoided my request for Books. Yes, Santa I would love Books for Christmas this year, well eBooks will work too, and maybe an Audiobook or two, but good god please don’t leave me toiletries or video games or silly toys. I have no need for them. Sure you can leave them for my husband and son, but me I would like Books.

 

     Don’t worry I have been extremely naughty good this year. The house didn’t blow up and the family is still alive. I’d say that’s a plus to put me on the nice list! They got three meals a day and potty breaks regularly. The dog didn’t get put in the dog house even though she was very naughty in stealing food off the table, countertops, and anyplace she can reach. I kept my cool with her… I even did the mom thing and ran both Mr. Angel and the little man around to all their soccer events, summer activities, and more. So, I’d have to say the year has been good great, with everyone still around, happy, and healthy. 

 

    If you could find it in your gift giving heart to get me books I’d be oh so happy this year. Here are a few books I’d love this Christmas. Please Oh Pretty Please!

 

My Book Wish List:

 

  1. Wild Embrace
  2. Bayou Moon
  3. Mine to Possess
  4. Reaper’s Property
  5. Wild Wolf
  6. Full Throttle
  7. Waking the Dragon
  8. Wild Invitation

 

Some handy pictures to help you too. 

 

        

 

Sincerely;

 

Your sweet and naughty kindhearted Angel

 

 

 

Fell free to answer this weeks question either in your own post or in the comments.
I’d love to know your wish list to Santa.

 

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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text 2017-11-12 23:10
Book Tag: Book Blogger Test Tag

 

Read this tag on Rantings of a Reading Addict and she found it on The Book NutHere are my answers to the questions. I’d love to hear from you on what your answers would be. Feel free to pick up the questions and write your own post or leave a comment below!

 

What are your top three book pet hates?

 

  1. Folded pages
  2. Writing in a book
  3. Broken spines

 

Describe your perfect reading spot.

 

Any cozy spot I can curl up with a blanket. Below is a reading nook I’d love to have as my own one day.

 

 

Tell us three book confessions.

 

  1. I love a fabulous book sale. I see an ebook on sale and I can’t resist, especially if it’s one I’ve loved and want to add to my shelf or just one on my TBR.
  2. I smell books. I love the smell of new and old books.
  3. In my favorite series. Ones I LOVE and read over and over I will buy them in paperback and eBook, just to have an option on how I want to read.

 

When was the last time you cried at a book?

 

 

How many books are on your bedside table?

 

None currently on my bedside table, but I do have a box full of books I won, bought or where gifted that I need to read in my reading book room. I also have my iPhone or iPad which has my reading apps on it, so my eBooks are with me at all times.

 

My box of books to read.

 

What is your favorite snack whist you’re reading?

 

  • Drink: Tea, Coffee, Diet Coke, or Water.
  • Food: Chips, Milk Duds, or Popcorn.

 

Name three books you’d recommend to everyone.

 

I recommend the series for each of these books. Men of Honor by Rhenna Morgan, Katie Daniels by Ilona Andrews, and Dragon Kin by G.A. Aiken. Though I have several others I’d recommend along side of these so stop by my Must Read page and check out all the books/series I’ve loved.

 

  

 

 

Show us a picture of your favorite shelf on your bookcase.

 

This bookcase/shelf houses all of my favorites to read and re-read. These are my beautiful books. It growes when I add to a series or find something new that I’ve fallen in love with it. For the most part I gift my books away or donate them to my library when I’m done, bet these lovely beauties below are my PRECIOUS books I will die before parting with. 

 

 

Bottom R

 

Top L

 

Top of Shelf

 

Top R

 

Write how much books mean to you in 3 words.

 

Addicting Magical Distractions

 

What’s your biggest reading secret?

 

Hmmm. I don’t have a reading secret unless you want to count me not reading Fifty Shades or watching the movies. I have no desire to get on that bandwagon. Though I did and am a Twilight and Harry Potter fan. Books and Movies, both for those series. 

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2017/11/book-tag-book-blogger-test-tag
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text 2017-10-07 16:49
Discovering Audiobooks

 

Audiobooks are nothing new. They have been around since the 1980s when book retailers started to display them on bookshelves. As a kid I use to have the Cassette tapes to books and listened to them all the time. Then CD’s came along and well by that time I wasn’t much into reading any books anymore. It wasn’t until I meet my hubby and his family that I got back into reading, but I still wasn’t an audio person. 

 

Their’s something scary about audiobooks or it felt that way. I follow several bloggers who listen to audiobooks. They love them and share how great they are. I see the posts by these bloggers on audiobooks and I say to myself one day I’m going to give audio a try. I will, yes, I will.

 

But, I kept putting them off. Why you might be asking? Well I was nervous, afraid, and unsure on how it would feel to take that leap. You don’t know if you are going to like the narrator and the voices they use on the characters. It’s kinda scary jumping into audiobooks. And, then you have the sex scenes. Well only if you like the genre they are in. For me I’m a Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy lover, but I do enjoy a good Erotic Romance and Contemporary Romance now and then. With PNR and UF, you are usually safe and the scenes are nicely done, not over the top, but questions pop up in your head. Like; Do you want to listen to the sexy scene, wither it’s tame or not or do you prefer to read them?

 

Library Love/Audio Downloads

 

This year has been a year of many changes and new experience in real life and on the blog. I finally picked up my first audiobook this year, 2017. I deiced to play it safe and listen to my favorites that I’ve reread over and over. I’ve been using my library to try this new experience and totally have saved lots of $$ money.

 

Which series/books did I pick up in Audio?

 

Mercy Thompson

  • Moon Called – $23.95
  • Blood Bound – $23.95
  • Iron Kissed – $23.95
  • Bone Crossed – $23.95
  • Silver Borne – $23.95
  • River Marked – $23.95
  • Frost Burned – $20.95

 

They don’t have book 8 in audio… I h8 that they are missing this one.

 

Alpha & Omega

  • Cry Wolf – $23.95
  • Hunting Ground – $23.95
  • Fair Game – $20.95

 

They don’t have book 4 in audio and I requested, but they won’t get it. 

 

Kate Daniels

  • Magic Bites – $17.95
  • Magic Burns – $17.95

 

Hidden Legacy

  • Burn For Me – $12.99
  • Major wait list on the next two in the series.. I h8 waiting!

 

Charley Davidson – This last series is new to me. Everyone loves the audio version, so I deiced to audio it instead of read.

  • First Grave on the Right – $23.95
  • Second Grave on the Left – $23.95

 

Total Savings by using my library; instead of purchasing outright: $330.29

 

What I like about Audiobooks:

 

  • You can save your spot easily. 
  • I can get through a book quicker by listening then reading.
  • You can change the speed.
  • The verity of narrators.
  • I can multi-task. Get more done either on the blog, work, or home stuff.

 

The only downside and trouble I have run into with my library is that I’m finding they don’t have all the books in a series available in audio download. They may have books 1-3 and skip 4 then have 5-7 or something like that.Why? Oh Why? I just don’t know! I can suggest a title for request from my library, but it doesn’t guarantee they will get it. I h8 waiting. And, then if they don’t get it I can’t listen too it unless I buy it in that formate. What can I do? What are my other options?

 

Audio Subscriptions 

 

I’ve been thinking about picking up an Audio subscription.

I do all my shopping on Amazon, so I’ve been looking at Audible which is an Amazon company. You can try the service for 30 days free and then pay $14.95 monthly subscription. 

 

But WAIT, Kobo just introduced Audiobooks on their site. You can try the service for 30 days free and then pay $9.99 monthly subscription.

 

What’s the upside and downside? Well Kobo doesn’t have as big a selection yet, as Amazon. They are missing titles in a series too, just like my library, but I like that it’s under $10. I wish Audible was under ten instead of under $15. I just don’t know which to go with or if their are other options out their? 

 

 

Rakuten Kobo U.S

 

 

 

Audio Lovers. I’m asking you for help!!!

 

What Audio site do you use? How much does it cost? Do you subscribe or just purchase the audiobook outright? I love my library, but missing books in a series doesn’t help me. And, having to wait on that waiting list is so hard.

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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text 2017-09-29 15:13
Book Blogger Hop: Have you ever slept with a favorite, beloved book under your pillow, or cradled in your arms?

 

I ran across the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week they have a new book related question you can answer. If you are interested in finding out more, the next weeks question, and/or participating then stop by the Book Blogger Hop page.

 

 

Have you ever slept with a favorite, beloved book under your pillow, or cradled in your arms?

 

I’ve not done it on purpose, but I have fallen a sleep with a book in my hands. I’m reading all comfortable in bed and then the next thing it’s morning and I have book next to me or in my hands. I use to do this a lot as a kid. Haven’t done it so much as an adult.

 

I have also almost fallen asleep listening to an audiobook. I’ve caught myself before I did, but I’ve had a few close calls since I discovered audios. 

 

 

Have you ever slept with a book? Favorite or otherwise?
What book was it?

 

 

 

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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text 2017-09-26 17:38
TMST: What are your favorite Urban Fantasy books?

 

Rainy Day Ramblings does Tell Me Something Tuesday.
This weeks question is:

 

What are your favorite Urban Fantasy books?

 

 

Hailey Edwards has become a favorite author with her amazing Urban Fantasy books. I really adored her Black Dog, Gemini, & Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy, which is her newest series.

 

  

 

Amanda Carlson jumped on the Urban Fantasy scene with Jessica McClain series. I read a few, but haven’t finished the series yet, but that’s not the series I want to share. I found her Phoebe Meadows series mind-blowing & action-packed. Plus it’s full of mythology, which I just love.

 

 

Of course I can’t tell you how much I love Patrica Briggs, Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega series. I’ve done rereads several times, but now for the first time I’m experience them in audiobook format. I have to say I love the audio. The books feel like the fist time and that is superb.

 

 

 

I also LOVE Ilona Andrews, the Kate Daniels and Innkeeper Chronicles series. I’ve read both series several times now and I’m currently doing the audiobooks for Kate Daniels. I plan to pick up the Innkeeper Chronicles in audio soon. Their work is Amazing and it always feels like the first time reading, which is marvelous.

 

 

 

 

Last, Nalini Singh‘s Psy-Changeling series. It’s a remarkable series to read. I also like her Guild Hunter series, but her Psy-Changeling is my favorite.

 

 

Well those are my picks. What are your favorite Urban Fantasy’s?

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2017/09/tmst-what-are-your-favorite-urban-fantasy-books
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