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text 2019-10-01 01:42
Stacking The Shelves – Sept. 2019

 

Hosted by Tonga’s Reviews & Co-Hosted by Reading Reality

 

What is STS? “Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. It’s a place to share/feature all the books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!”  **As for library books you won’t be seeing them here; since I do a post every month featuring them.**
 

Make sure to double check $$ pricing before buying. Pricing can change at anytime.

 

 

Amazon Freebie – Rescue Me, The Savage King, A Fistful of Evil, Flame Kissed, Mia: Dragon Clan, Paramour Bay Mysteries Books 1-3 Boxset, Fallen Ink, Claimed by a Cougar, Ghostly Manners, & Jake.

 

 

 

Amazon Kindle – Sweep of the Blade

 

 

 

Audiobooks – The Blacksmith Queen (Credit), Dragon Actually (Credit), Sweep of the Blade, Edge of Dreams & Bite Me.

 

 

 

Amazon Prime Movie – Dark Phoenix (Plus Bones Content)

 

 

 

 

Won the August Discussion Challenge Giveaway and I picked Avenged by an Angel by Felicity Heaton as my gift via eCopy.

 

 

Check out what I tried on Kindle Unlimited.
See my Library Love book haul for Sept.

 

Have you read and/or listened to any of the books I got?
What did you think?

  

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 2019-08-30 15:34
Stacking The Shelves – Aug. 2019

 

Hosted by Tonga’s Reviews & Co-Hosted by Reading Reality

 

What is STS? “Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. It’s a place to share/feature all the books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!”  **As for library books you won’t be seeing them here; since I do a post every month featuring them.** 
 

Make sure to double check $$ pricing before buying. Pricing can change at anytime.

 

 

Cowboy Wolf Trouble during the Cowboy in Wolf’s Clothing tour via Sourcebooks. You can check out my review for Cowboy Wolf Trouble. I also won a $10 Amazon GC from Reading Reality.

 

 

 

Amazon Freebie – Undiscovered, Bear Skin, The MacLomain Series: Later Years (Books 1-4), Night Walker, Shadow Harvest, Sacred Places (Druid Book 1), Maple’s Strong Alpha, Spells & Death, Burn This!, & A Harvest of Bones.

 

 

 

Amazon Kindle – Tempted by a Rogue Prince ($2.99), Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas ($1.99), Ride Rough ($.99c), & Wolf With Benefits ($3.99)

 

 

 

Nook – Heart on Fire ($1.99)

 

 

 

Physical Books: Sapphire Flames

 

 

Audiobooks – The Mane Squeeze ($3.99), The Beast in Him ($3.49), Sapphire Flames, Wolf with Benefits ($7.49), Fate’s Edge (Credit), & Bayou Moon (Credit)

 

 

 

Check out what I tried on Kindle Unlimited.
See my Library Love book haul for Aug.

 

Have you read and/or listened to any of the books I got?
What did you think?

 

 

 

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/2019/08/stacking-the-shelves-aug-2019
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text 2019-03-18 06:39
Winsome Wall Shelf Designs for Wonderful-Looking Interiors

Wall shelves are space savvy storage units that can be installed in several rooms, such as in the bedroom, living rooms, study rooms, or entryways. These units can be used for storing utility items or for simply keeping decorative items.

 

There are models, specially made for the interiors of modern times. The different designs of wall shelves vary in their capacity, aesthetics, storage-type, and size.

 

In the following points, I have mentioned some of the unique wall shelf design.

 

Different Wall Shelf Designs

 

Slip Wall Shelf
This is a colourful wall shelf design that has pockets for keeping documents and stationery. Also, it has hooks for hanging keys. The wall shelf is a trendy piece of furniture, for giving a unique look to the interiors of the rooms with its vibrant yellow.

 

Ben Wall Shelf with Hook
This is also a trendy wall shelf design with a round background having a deck at the bottom and three hooks below it. This is a minimalist wall shelf unit, which can be used to keep decor articles of numerous sorts. Also, the hooks make key-keeping handy.

 

Cambrey Wall Shelf
This wall shelf unit has two open shelves, one above the other, and a small cabinet at the side. The door of the cabinet is patterned with a stylish design of leafy floral pattern over it.

The cabinet can be used as a wall mounted bookshelf. The deck can also be used for keeping the decorative article, while the cabinet can be used for keeping utility items.


Blue Barn Wall Shelf
This unique design of wall shelf has a cool vibe to it. This design of the wall shelf has a wide shelf and a top deck, which can be used for keeping decorative items. The shelf also has hooks at the bottom for hanging keys.

The blue colour of the central frame of the shelf unit contrasts well with the natural finish at the top and bottom deck. Hazy mango wood grain pattern, adds to the aesthetics of the wall shelf.

 

Benitez Wall Shelf
This is a wall shelf design having a glass door cabinet, which has sectioned shelving inside it. This unit can be useful as a small wall-mounted storage unit in kitchen or dining area. Also, you can use these units as a bookshelf.

 

Ducal Latticed Wall Shelf
This unit of the wall shelf has a white coloured grill-like pattern that looks like a lattice. The white of the grill-pattern contrasts well with the natural finish of the rest of the unit. The cabinet has two doors, which is sectioned on the inside into variously sized shelving.

 

Darcia Wall Shelf
This design of wall shelf is a tall one, with two shelves one above the other at the top, followed by two drawers at the bottom. The grain pattern of Sheesham hardwoods flaunts over the surface of the wall shelf, with the overlaying wooden finish, available in different shades viz, walnut, honey, mahogany, and teak.

 

Bracket Wall Shelves
This wall shelf design has a uniquely patterned style, with pockets over it. There is a single pocket sectioned into two, with two hooks and a jar holding a place. It can be the best unit for keeping utility items in the interiors.

 

Odom Wall Shelf
This unique wall shelf design is specially made for mounting in the corner. The wall shelf has cabinets with two doors. The cabinet is sectioned into two decks on the inside.

 

Conclusion
Wall shelves are specially designed for mounting on the walls, for keeping different routine utilities, and decor articles.
Wooden Street has a vast collection of different wall shelves. You can also check out other storage furniture unit over the website, such as a chest of drawers, hutch cabinets, dressing tables, and bookshelves.

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review 2019-02-20 18:17
The Tudor Rose - Margaret Campbell Barnes
Tudor Rose - Margaret Campbell Barnes

There is just something about older historical fiction. Whether it's Barnes, Plaidy, or Seton, there is just something about the writing style that most modern historical fiction misses. I just can't imagine any of my grandchildren reading anything by Philippa Gregory and commenting on the serenely, lyrical way Gregory sets a scene. Because she doesn't. That's a story for a different time folks.

 

One of the things I enjoy most about books set during this time period is seeing how the authors deal with some of the more controversial happenings of the day. In this instance, the characterization of Richard III and the mystery surrounding to what happened to the Princes in the Tower. Barnes deals with both in a believable manner. Richard III isn't some hunchbacked, snarling, fork-bearded bad guy bent on ruling with an iron fist. He's not an overly romanticized nice guy by any means. Does Barnes believe Richard III to be responsible for the death of Edward V and his younger brother Richard? Absolutely. She uses the Tyrell argument which some might find weak. However, it's important to take into account when this book was written. That was the primary theory at the time. Barnes doesn't try to argue anything from left field. She works with the evidence as presented at the time. She's not trying to re-invent the wheel. It works for this story.

 

One of the other things I enjoyed about Barnes' storytelling was the manner in which she portrayed Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. Personally, I think Margaret tends to be over vilified. She was a product of her raising and the times. She held to her faith in God and her son. Do I think she was a little overbearing as a mother-in-law? As someone who knows a thing or two about an overbearing mother-in-law, yes. Margaret probably was a bit much to handle. Do I think she was as easy going and loving as Barnes wants us to believe? Not quite. I don't think you get to where Margaret got in life by being full of sunshine and daisies. I also wasn't a huge fan of how Barnes continued to try to convince me that Beaufort was head over heels in love with her first husband and Henry's father, Edmund Tudor. Margaret knew the man for all of five minutes before he made her pregnant and then died after being captured in battle. She was 12 when they were married. Trying to convince me she was head over heels in love with the man is going to take a lot of work. 

 

If I'm going to compare Elizabeth of York stories, I will say I like Plaidy's interpretation just a tad better. Barnes' Elizabeth comes off a little weak and at times flighty. However, her love for England and her family can never be doubted. Overall, it's a pleasant story and makes for an enjoyable, light read. 

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review 2019-02-18 15:46
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas

A list of things I am suppose to be doing instead of this:

1.) Laundry- Always laundry

2.) Potentially paying attention to my children- They have Legos and Play-Doh. They don't need me

3.) Finishing invoices and taking inventory after being at sales events all weekend

4.) Figuring out how badly all of these new f'n tax laws are going to screw me over- My accountant is probably going to kill me

 

Other things I will probably do instead of any of the above things:

1.) Make another pot of coffee- How am I suppose to do any of the other things without more coffee?

2.) Update all of my reading challenges

3.) Schedule Facebook posts for my business

4.) Take a look the spirit schedule for the week and figure out how to wear yoga pants to work for the next four days

 

Anyway. 

 

Let me start by saying this book is not anything I would normally pick for myself. It has all of the characteristics of a books I avoid. Some of those things include over-promotion on sites like Amazon and Goodreads (which makes sense because they are the same) or books classified as romance. I'm not a huge romance reader. I'm just not. 

 

So then why did I read this book? It was gifted to me two years ago in a secret Santa book swap. One of my reading goals this year is to read more of my unread books on my physical bookshelves. I'm plotting a trip to my favorite used bookstore in the near future. Worst case scenario, I don't like the book and I can trade it for something else on my trip. 

 

This wasn't a bad book. I have definitely read worse and I have most definitely read better. However, I made the mistake of reading reviews at about the halfway mark. I try really hard not to read too many reviews about a book I am currently reading. Occasionally when I am on the fence about if I want to finish a book, I will see if any friends have read the book and read their reviews. In this case a lot of friends have read this particular book. Most of them mentioned how this novel was a re-telling of the Beauty and the Beast story. After digesting this nugget of information, the story telling became predictable. I was hoping for at least one plot twist but it never came. I was hoping that with this book being part of a larger series, the end would not be one of those happy endings wrapped with a big bow. This bow was big and it glittered. 

 

 

Maybe at this point you are asking yourself "How did you give a book three and a half stars when it doesn't sound like you really liked it?" 

 

That's an excellent question. Here's my answer- The writing wasn't terrible. Once I was through the first 100 pages, things took off. The plot moved along quick enough to keep my interest. The heroine wasn't overly whiny but at the same time she wasn't really anything special. Although I found myself confused about why she would find herself attracted to Tam in the first place. In my defense, I wonder that every time my children watch Beauty and the Beast. Don't get me wrong, gifting me a library would probably get you something but not a life long-head over heels-leave my family- kind of commitment. At the end of the novel, I found myself wondering why this book hasn't been created in to a cheesy movie franchise. It certainly has all of the necessary requirements along with the potential for Hollywood to get it all wrong. 

 

At the end of the day what does all of this mean? Not much. Will I pick up the next book in the series? Maybe when the day comes that my oldest daughter wants to pick up this series. It seems like it could be an entertaining mother/daughter buddy read. For now, I'm returning to my regularly scheduled mystery and historical fiction reading channel. 

 

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