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text 2017-03-01 04:53
February Read Roundup

I managed to blackout on my Romance Bingo and had a great time finding books to match the squares. I survived the flu and went on a reading frenzy after to make up for the week I couldn't read. As my series headway month, I was able to finish up two series and make headway in others. Those selection books will be denoted with ***book cover***. March I continue trying to make headway in series and hopefully I'll be able to finish some more off. This month decimated my book fund, so many books came out this month! I won't be able to buy for a while but with a loaded up Kindle, it shouldn't be too painful.



*Click on book cover to be taken to my review or if I didn't write one, the book's Goodreads page

5 stars
 
4.5 stars
 
Wild Wicked Scot by Julia London
 
4 stars
 
***Fire and Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon***  Fortune Favors the Wicked by Theresa Romain
 
3.5 stars
 
***Angel Creek by Linda Howard***  Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton  Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas  
 
 
Crazy for You by Rachel Lacey
 
3.3 stars
 
Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas
 
3 stars
 
***Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon***  Menace by J.M. Darhower *** My Forever Love by Marsha Canham***   
 
Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas 
 
2.5 stars
 
***Never Too Hot by Bella Andre***
 
2 stars
 
Crazy Pucking Love by Cindi Madsen  His Dark Kiss by Eve Silver  ***All About Love by Stephanie Laurens***
 
1.5 stars
 
***Thrill Me to Death by Roxanne St. Claire***  Last Night with the Duke by Amelia Grey
 
1 star
 
A total of 18 reads, not bad for a short month.  I read 7 books for my series headway and 2 ARCS. The Julia London and Theresa Romain books were my surprise loves of the month, such good books and can't wait to read the next in those series. 
 
How many books did you all get to read this month, any favorites?
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url 2017-02-28 15:42
February '17 Roundup & Rambling

February '17 Roundup & Rambling

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text 2017-02-04 03:44
January Roundup

January was such a busy month for me, it always feels like the end and beginning of year goes so fast. I'm going to change up my usual format for this and instead of listing my reads by ARCs, Inspired Some Thoughts, and Just Rated, I'm going to list them under how I rated them (number of stars out of five). January was my Kindle Freebie month and I'll denote those reads with ***book cover***. I was impressed with my Freebie selections and there were no outright DNFs because of grammar or formatting.
February is my Series Headway month where I revisit series I've read some books in and attempt to finish them off. Hopefully, I can wrap up one or two. This is always a good test for my memory, too :)

*Click on book cover to be taken to my review or if I didn't write one, the book's Goodreads page


5 stars
 
4.5 stars
 
 
Ultimate Vengeance by Nancy Haviland
 
4 stars
 
3.5 stars
 
Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt
 
3 stars
 
The Rogue by Katharine Ashe  The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne Nobody's Hero by Bec McMaster
 
2.5 stars
 
*** Intertwine by Nichole Van*** *** Essential Beginnings by Kennedy Layne *** ***Know Me Well by Kait Nolan *** 
 
A Duke to Remember by Kelly Bowen ***Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyon ***
 
2 stars
 
1.5 stars
 
Ride Hard by Laura Kaye ***A Rake's Reward by Meredith Bond *** Law and Disorder by Heather Graham
 
1 star
 
***The Governor's Daughter by Jerri Hines***
 
 
 
A total of 16 reads. I cleaned off 6 freebies off my Kindle and read 3 ARCS. Had some lower rated reads but getting a 4.5 starred read is pretty good for me, so I'm happy :)
 
How many books did you all get to read this month, any favorites?
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url 2017-02-01 00:50
January '17 Roundup & Ramblings

Rounding up January! Gotta keep these months under control, like a herd of cows.

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text 2017-01-03 16:04
2016 Book Roundup

The following is a list of all of the books I read in 2016. It's double what I read last year but that makes sense as I doubled the amount of weekly posts I was doing. Also, you'll notice that some of these have no reviews. That is either because I decided not to review it (yet or maybe ever) or it's to be posted in the coming weeks. Once again, I didn't include rereads but if I had then you would see the entire Harry Potter series listed here. ;-) I mention this because in the future when I look back at this I can remember this was the year that I read all of those magical books and fell in love all over again. Now on to the main event!

 

  1. After Alice
  2. The 5th Wave
  3. The Man in the High Castle
  4. An Age of License: A Travelogue
  5. My Ears Are Bent
  6. My Life on the Road
  7. Displacement: A Travelogue
  8. We Were Liars
  9. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
  10. Cavendon Hall
  11. A Day With Wilbur Robinson
  12. The Cavendon Women
  13. Left in the Wind
  14. The Color Purple
  15. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  16. In Our Own Image
  17. The True Meaning of Smekday
  18. Barbara Baker
  19. Ian Pemberton
  20. Verity Xuereb-Smith
  21. The Hunt for Vulcan
  22. SuperMutant Magic Academy
  23. Me Before You
  24. This One Summer
  25. Baggage
  26. Skim
  27. Turik and the Lost Woman
  28. The Last Days of Magic
  29. Journey to Death
  30. Beware of the Dog
  31. Stitches
  32. Pebble in the Sky
  33. All About Love: New Visions
  34. The Painter of Souls
  35. The Reproductive System: A science fiction novel
  36. My Family and Other Animals
  37. Arcadia
  38. The Mind Club
  39. Another
  40. Birds, Beasts, and Relatives
  41. Attack on Titan Vol. 1
  42. Sleeping Giants
  43. The Currents of Space
  44. The Library at Mount Char
  45. Seconds
  46. Soppy
  47. Bad Feminist
  48. Fall of Man in Wilmslow
  49. Star Wars: Bloodline
  50. Nimona
  51. French Milk
  52. Arkwright
  53. Blankets
  54. The Argonauts
  55. How to Be a Woman
  56. The Twits
  57. The Magic Finger
  58. John Le Carré: The Biography
  59. The Great Mouse Plot
  60. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke
  61. The Minpins
  62. Theory of Irony
  63. Alien Next Door
  64. Pieces Like Pottery
  65. The Mudfog Papers
  66. Wandering Son: Volume One
  67. Choices
  68. The Complete Persepolis
  69. The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
  70. A Dead Djinn in Cairo
  71. Proust: The Search
  72. Ten Days in a Mad-House
  73. The Fin
  74. Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
  75. The Tumbling Turner Sisters
  76. Everything Is Teeth
  77. Keep the Aspidistra Flying
  78. Captain to Captain
  79. Infinity's Prism
  80. Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night
  81. Best Defense
  82. Heap House
  83. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (no review)
  84. Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil
  85. Foulsham
  86. Lungdon
  87. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
  88. Star Trek: First Contact
  89. Short Stories From Hogwarts: Power, Politics, and Pesky Poltergeists
  90. Short Stories From Hogwarts: Heroism, Hardship, and Dangerous Hobbies
  91. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
  92. Purgatory's Key
  93. Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Evil
  94. The Book With No Pictures
  95. Its a Tiger!
  96. Dragons Love Tacos
  97. Tales from Outer Suburbia
  98. The Gargoyle
  99. Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation
  100. The Library
  101. Wonder Women
  102. The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook
  103. The Arrival
  104. Echoes and Refractions
  105. Shattered Light
  106. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  107. The Mangle Street Murders
  108. Rivers of London
  109. Penguin Problems
  110. The Singing Bones
  111. The Lair of the White Worm
  112. The Lady of the Shroud
  113. Three Shadows
  114. 84, Charing Cross Road
  115. Lost & Found
  116. Rules of Summer
  117. The Curse of the House of Foskett
  118. A Man Called Ove
  119. Furiously Happy
  120. Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't)
  121. Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon (not reviewed yet)
  122. Giant Squid
  123. The Princess Diarist
  124. Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse (not reviewed yet)
  125. Moletown (not reviewed yet)
  126. The Secret Subway (not reviewed yet)
  127. Finding Winnie (not reviewed yet)
  128. Death Descends on Saturn Villa (not reviewed yet)

 

Last year I took an inordinate amount of time including all of the review links in my roundup. I debated on whether or not I should do it again this year. I ultimately decided not to as you guys can simply utilize the search feature by using the titles to find the reviews (that's why I include such detailed tags after all). If nothing else, you can explore that feature by using other search terms to find your next read. :-)

 

**If you're interested in buying any of these books or any books really, you can click here or here. The first will re-direct you to AbeBooks and the second will re-direct you to The Book Depository. These are great websites for purchasing books. Full disclosure: I will receive a commission on all sales made by following either of these links. I wouldn't recommend a site that I didn't use and you are under no obligation to purchase anything. :-) **

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