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text 2018-11-08 17:18
The Goodreads Choice Awards

I love to read, but The Goodreads Choice Awards makes me realize that I don't read a lot of current books.

 

I tend to read a lot of older books, and I love to reread books. I was able to vote for two categories.

 

There were a few authors I liked and books I had on my TBR and while I was tempted to vote for those based on my like of the author/thinking I would love the book, I refrained. That would not be fair!

 

Do you think people voted for books they haven't read? What do you think about voting/rating a book you haven't read?

 

Here are the categories. I will put a photo for the ones I voted on, but for the ones I did not, I am still going to choose one book to showcase.

 

Best Fiction:

No votes... although I did read the first few chapters of An American Marriage and liked it. I got side tracked and never finished it

 

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Mystery & Thriller:

No votes...none of the books are even on my TBR

 

The Outsider by Stephen King

 

Historical Fiction:

Again...no votes. I don't often reach for this catergory

 

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

 

Fantasy:

Nothing... I used to read this category all the time, but haven't done much as of late. There are a few I'm curious about

 

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

 

Best of the Best: [This category is a grouping of winners from past years]

I voted for The Martian. I also read Catching Fire and The Fault in Our Stars" though I did not read any of these this year

 

The Martian by Andy Weir

 

Romance:

Eh... meh, nothing. I don't reach for romance that much. There are a couple I might be interested in, nothing actually on my TBR

 

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

 

Science Fiction:

Nope

 

Head On by John Scalzi

 

Horror:

No, nothing. I really do like horror, but I need to follow through more on actually reading it

 

We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

 

Humor:

Nothing and I could sure use some humor in my life!

 

This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps

 

Nonfiction:

No, but I want to read more nonfiction

 

Not That Bad by Roxane Gay

 

Memoir & Autobiography:

You guessed it... no

 

In Pieces by Sally Field

 

History & Biography:

No, however, I want to read the book about Robin Williams and the book about Mr. Rogers. (I almost cheated and voted for one of them, because I love those guys and the were a big part of my childhood.)

 

The Good Neighbor by Maxwell KingRobin by Dave Itzkoff

 

Science & Technology:

No

 

Spying on Whales by Nick Pyenson

 

Food & Cookbooks:

No cookbooks for me

 

Baking All Year Round by Rosanna Pansino

 

Graphic Novels & Comics:

I voted for Hearding Cats (a 4/5 star rated book). Several more in this category is on my TBR

 

Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen

 

Poetry:

I like poetry, but haven't read anything on the list, so nope

 

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

Debut Author:

Congrats debut authors... I just suck keeping up with the times, so nothing for this catergory. Several are on my TBR though

 

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

 

Young Adult Fiction:

Nothing here, either

 

Sadie by Courtney Summers

 

Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction:

Or here, but some are on my TBR

 

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

 

Middle Grade & Children's:

I failed one of my favorite catergories. Nothing. Children books are so comforting, reminds me of a better time

 

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Picture Books:

Nothing here and I do read picture books

 

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss

 

What books on the Choice Awards have you read and what books did you vote for? Please recommend any books from the Choice Awards that you loved and think I might like!

 

Click here for The Goodreads Choice Awards

 

And remember, it doesn't matter what you read, how much you read, or even if you take a long time off, you are still a reader!

 

 

Source: www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2018
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text 2018-11-05 14:22
VOTE

 

 

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We all know what is going on in the United States right now, so I won't bring it up here, but please do go and vote. If you are able to, please vote tomorrow.  I have marched, signed letters, and left phone calls, and now all I have left is my vote.

 

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text 2017-12-22 15:19
You Pick It For Me & Giveaway

 

I thought it might be fun to have you guys help me pick what to read next from my box of books. I talked about this box in my Book Tag post Book Blogger Test Tag. I’ve also got several eBooks that I’ve picked up and never read too, but this box is a great place to start in dwindling down my books I haven’t read. So, help me out. Pick a book from the three listed below and I’ll read it in January. 

 

Immortal librarian Clio has existed for thousands of years. Her purpose—to influence and inspire mortals. Now as one has inspired her, a battle is mounting between the Muses and a god who care little for the plight of man. A hostile takeover is imminent at Olympus Enterprises.

 

History professor Jax Callahan is battling his own uncertainties. His previous employer’s refusal to heed his warnings results in a tragic loss of life. Blaming himself, he no longer believes he can make a difference.

 

Tyranny will stop at nothing to appease her father and succeed in taking over Olympus and the world. To save mankind, Clio must reveal herself as a Muse to Jax, the man she’s fallen in love with. Facing the end of humanity as they know it, she must convince him to trust in the magic of what if. Because failure spells doom for everyone.

 

When demons threaten London, Lady Belinda answers the call.

 

Lord Gabriel Thurston returns home from war to find his fiancée is not the sweet young girl he left behind. She’s grown into a mysterious woman who guards her dark secrets well. When he sees her sneaking away from a ball, he’s convinced it’s for a lover’s rendezvous. Following her to London’s slums, Gabriel watches in horror as his fiancée ruthlessly slays a man.

 

Lady Belinda Clayton’s only concern was her dress for the next ball, until demons nearly killed her and changed everything. A lady by day, and a demon hunter by night, she knows where her duty lies. Ending her betrothal is the best way to protect Gabriel from death by a demon’s hand.

 

Gabriel soon realizes, like him, Belinda has been fighting for her country. He joins in the fight, determined to show her that their love can endure, stronger than ever.

 

Two secret worlds. One unstoppable passion. A fiery secret that could destroy them all.

 

Prince Zayne Godfrey, heir to Edana’s throne, is betrothed to the lone princess of rival kingdom Forath. While his heart is not in the arranged marriage, he will do his royal duty.

When he finds a beautiful stranger cornered by a pack of wolves, he doesn’t hesitate to shift into his golden dragon form to save her. She thanks him by taking one look at him and fainting dead away.

 

Photographer Adelaide Miller is in England for a career-making shoot when a bizarre jogging mishap lands her in a dangerous, medieval-like world of royals, wizards and dragon-shifting men. Her first instinct is to find her way back, but the fire-breathing prince intent on protecting her threatens to melt her heart.

 

Zayne’s burning passion for Adelaide not only jeopardizes the fragile peace between two kingdoms, it uncovers a ruthless plot to destroy his family. Remaining together may change Adelaide’s very definition of home—and expose one searing secret that could forever shift the balance of power in Zayne’s world.

 

Vote on which book, from my box of books, I should read in January.
The one with the most votes will be read in January 2018.

 

 

 

 CLICK HERE TO VOTE AND ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

 

 

 

For helping me pick my next read. You get to enter to win a $5 Amazon GC.

 

 CLICK HERE TO VOTE AND ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

 

 

 

Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2017/12/you-pick-it-for-me
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review 2016-12-28 21:27
The Romance Vote - Ali Vali

I was pretty disappointed with this book. I think it started out pretty well, I liked the characters, the chemistry was heating up a bit, the central couple were working toward coming together in a fairly believable way, and I was thinking this would be a good, light romance. Exactly what I was hoping for.

But about halfway through, everything fell apart for me. The "avoid the romance with this woman at all costs" thing was forgotten in literally a second and from then on out it was a trail of deception that, to me made absolutely no sense and seemed to go against character for both of the leads. That went on until nearly the very end when, without really explaining how things were resolved, everyone lives happily ever after.

I think this will be my last attempt at a new Vali book.

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review 2016-11-21 14:38
Vote for the lesser evil - Loki!
Vote Loki (2016-) #1 (of 4) - Christopher Hastings,Langdon Foss,Tradd Moore

The tweets about Loki running were hilarious, and made this worth the slow build up.   The slow build up which is needed to show how hard Loki has to fight, how hard he's made it for himself, and how low he'll go to win.  

 

It's a lot of fun, mostly because it pokes fun at this particular election.   I'm finally in a place where I can read it and laugh, and while I'd purchased this a while ago - and haven't gotten the rest because I couldn't get into the slow beginning at first - I reread the beginning, finished and ended up loving the political commentary.   It manages to mock certain elements, without breaking the fourth wall.  

 

I'm still not into this enough to track down the next three issues, especially since I can wait for them to come up on MU.   I'm going to do that, then finish up this series.  

 

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