Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: reading-the-hbu
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2019-03-19 03:29
Reading progress update: I've read 250 out of 365 pages.
The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See

These books always break my heart. 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2019-03-18 17:20
Reading progress update: I've read 160 out of 365 pages.
The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See

I had such a good weekend. We cleaned up Jake's room and weeded the flower beds. Then walked almost 4 miles. And then today I wake up with a head cold. Of course. Thank God it's spring break and hubby took the week off. I'm going to lay around and do nothing but reas or stitch. 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2019-03-18 02:56
My Game Card for Snakes and Ladders

Update for 3/17  

My Official Post for Snakes and Ladders


My Marker is the Palm Tree W/Coconuts


⇝1. Author is a woman~ 


Read:  The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose (finished 2/22/19) Which is not by a woman so I rolled only one dice or die...


You rolled 1 die:
Timestamp: 2019-02-22 22:42:39 UTC

this takes me to Number #6

2. Genre: mystery
3. Set in the twentieth century
4. Published in 2019
5. Published in 2018
⇝6. Title has a color word in it~ 

Read:  The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (finished 2/24/19) Which has Silver in the title so I can go up the ladder to  #27

7. Author's last name begins with the letters A, B, C, or D.
8. Author's last name begins with the letters E, F, G, or H.
9. Author's last name begins with the letters H, I, J, or K
10. Author's last name begins with the letters L, M, N or O
11. Author's last name begins with the letters P, Q, R, or S
12. Author's last name begins with the letters T, U, V, W, X, Y, or Z
13. Author is a man
14. Author is dead
15. Genre: romance
16. Genre: fantasy 
17. Genre: horror
18. Set in a school
19. Set in the UK
20. Set in a country that is not your country of residence
21. Set in Europe
22. Set in Asia
23. Set in Australia/Oceania
24. Set in Africa
25. Snake - go back to 5
26. Part of a series that is more than 5 books long
⇝27. Set during WWI or WWII

Read:  Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman  --I thought this was a book leading up to WWII, but it turns out its about 8 yrs. before it...so I'm only rolling one Die.



Dice Roller

You rolled 1 die:



Timestamp: 2019-03-01 20:50:43 UTC


Which takes me to #31

28. Written between 1900 and 1999
29. Someone travels by plane
30. Someone travels by train
⇝31. Road trip


Read:  Beartown by Fredrik Backman  --A road trip occurs when the Hockey Team travels to an away game (Finished 0304/19)


Dice Roller

You rolled 2 dice:

4 6

Timestamp: 2019-03-05 00:11:31 UTC


Which takes me to #41 

32. Genre: thriller
33. Set in North America
34. Snake - go back to 1
35. Has been adapted as a movie
36. Set in Central or South America
37. Has won an award
38. Newest release by a favorite author
39. A reread
40. Characters involved in the entertainment industry
⇝41. Characters involved in politics

Read: The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes which has all sorts of political intrigue (Finished 03/08/19) This takes me to #45



Dice Roller

You rolled 2 dice:
1 3
Timestamp: 2019-03-08 14:59:35 UTC


This takes me to #45


42. Characters involved in sports/sports industry
43. Characters involved in the law
44. Characters involved in cooking/baking
43. Characters involved in medicine
44. Characters involved in science/technology
⇝45. A book that has been on your tbr for more than one year

Reading:  If You Dare by Deanna Madden --This whole series has been on my TBR for more than a year (Finished 03/11/19)


Dice Roller

You rolled 2 dice:

5 2

Timestamp: 2019-03-12 21:18:13 UTC


Which takes me to #52.



46. A book that has been on your tbr for more than two years
47. Snake - go back to 19
48. A book you acquired in February, 2019.
49. Recommended by a friend
50. Has a domestic animal on the cover
51. Has a wild animal on the cover
⇝52. Has a tree or flower on the cover~

Read The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch because it has a tree on the cover. (Finished 03/16/18) 


Dice Roller

You rolled 2 dice:

5 6

Timestamp: 2019-03-17 01:26:01 UTC


Which takes me to #63

53. Has something that can be used as a weapon on the cover
54. Is more than 400 pages long
55. Is more than 500 pages long
56. Was published more than 100 years ago
57. Was published more than 50 years ago
58. Was published more than 25 years ago
59. Was published more than 10 years ago
60. Was published last year/
61. Cover is more than 50% red
62. Cover is more than 50% green
⇝63. Cover is more than 50% blue


Reading The Exes Revenge by Jo Jakeman for the blue cover.


64. Cover is more than 50% yellow
65. Snake - go back to 52
66. Part of a series that is more than 10 books long
67. Set in a city with a population of greater than 5 million people (link)
68. Something related to weddings on the cover
69. Something related to travel on the cover
70. Something related to fall/autumn on the cover
71. Involves the beach/ocean/lake
72. Involves the mountains/forests
73. Categorized as YA
74. Categorized as Middle Grade
75. Set in a fantasy world
76. Set in a world with magic
77. Has a "food" word in the title
78. Set in a small town (fictional or real)
79. Main character is a woman
80. Main character is a man
81. Ghost story
82. Genre: urban fantasy
83. Genre: cozy mystery
84. Genre: police procedural
85. Written by an author who has published more than 10 books
86. Author's debut book
87. Snake - go back to 57
88. Comic/graphic novel
89. Published between 2000 and 2017
90. A new-to-you author
91. Snake - go back to 61
92. Reread of a childhood favorite
93. Author's first/last initial same as yours (real or BL handle)
94. Non-fiction
95. Memoir
96. From your favorite genre
97. Title starts with any of the letters in SNAKE
98. Title starts with any of the letters in LADDERS
99. Snake - go back to 69
100. Let BL pick it for you: post 4 choices and read the one that gets the most votes!

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2019-03-17 20:22
Reading progress update: I've read 88 out of 912 pages.
The Fires of Heaven - Robert Jordan



It always takes a little while to get re-oriented in Jordan's world--he follows so many characters in such detail!


But so far, I have always found my footing quickly and get re-invested in the plot nicely.



Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2019-03-16 23:46
If I'm going to keep reviewing this series...
Collateral Damage (Criminal Intentions, Season One #8) - Cole McCade

than I think I need to invest in a Thesaurus...because really how many ways can one say "I f*ing love these men, these stories...I can't get enough of them." I mean come on I admit it I'm even starting to sound like a broken record to me...but, facts is facts and fact is I'm a fan of 'Criminal Intentions' 100% bona fide fan.


'Collateral Damage' is Episode 8 of Season 1 and  more than any thing that's come before this story it has a much more relationship driven plot...one that shows Mal and Seong-Jae's relationship becoming more solid...

"So," Malcolm drawled, "you're admitting you actually like me, instead of just tolerate me because I cook for you."

"You are beginning to grow on me."

"Yeah?" Malcolm's grin widened--and he nosed past Seong-Jae's hand, nudging it out of the way as he leaned in closer. "I'll call that progress. Just last week you hated me."

Must be love, right? right? Well at least it is on my part because I love the banter (insert pillow talk) between these two men. It's affectionately snarky as only Mal and Seong-Jae can do.


And to top it all off they work well as a team when they're outside of the bedroom too. This episode may have been a bit more relationship driven but there was still a solid crime to be solved as well. As well as some smaller threads that are carrying forward from previous episodes...things like how's Gabi doing with her new job and roommate? What's up with that guy who's still working at the DAs office? Are Mal and Sade ever going to get their friendship back on track? And what's up with Sade and Huang...ok, this one wasn't touched upon in this episode...but inquiring minds really do want to know? and there are things more things...but you have to read the episodes to find out.


Once again the criminal case involved a parent and child and while I don't want to spoil this for anyone who hasn't read it yet, I will say that the ending had a bit of a surprise to it and thankfully I had episode 9 ready to go on my e-reader.


So what didn't I like about this story...it was too short...sorry, but that's really my only problem and thanks to episode 9 being available it quickly became a problem solved.



An ARC of Criminal Intentions: S1, E8: Collateral Damage was graciously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?