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Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.

 

Currently reading

Once Upon A Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales
Sabrina Locke, Audrey Faye, Jennifer Blackstream, Devon Monk, Donna Augustine, C. Gockel, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson, Anthea Sharp, Alexia Purdy, Julia Crane, Danielle Monsch, Annie Bellet, Tara Maya, Christine Pope, Alethea Kontis, Yasmine Galenorn, Phaedra Weldon
Revisionary: Magic Ex Libris: Book Four
Jim C. Hines
Progress: 282/352 pages
Killbox
Ann Aguirre

 

 

 

Favorite Book Quotes


"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold

 

What does "sart" mean in baseball?

Just curious from upper right corner of a local tv commercial if it means something or if they left out a "t" and meant "start." (Not up on sports terminology.)

 


Reading progress update: I've read 282 out of 352 pages.

Revisionary: Magic Ex Libris: Book Four - Jim C. Hines

Uh oh!  This has been so good I forgot to do reading progress updates.

"And what if hope guides me off the edge of a cliff?"

 

"I said let hope guide you.  I never said stop paying attention to where you are going."


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When reviewing or shelving a book, don't forget to glance at its community reviews.  

 

Mine those to find more people here; at the very least, you have a book in common.


Reading progress update: Just starting.

Valor's Choice - Tanya Huff

A library download to interrupt my other "currently reading."

 

Another one of those series and authors not sure if read before, but always been meaning to read this author if not.


"It was hard to be around Jean because he looked at her and saw what Meg’s future would have been if she hadn’t been brave enough to run away—and if Jean hadn’t been brave enough to stay."

Murder of Crows  - Anne Bishop  Murder of Crows - Anne Bishop  


Review of "Single Undead Moms Club" (Half Moon Hollow, #4) by Molly Harper

The Single Undead Moms Club (Half Moon Hollow series Book 4) - Molly Harper

This reader's personal opinion, ©2016, all rights reserved, not to be quoted, clipped or used in any way by Penumbra Publishing, goodreads, Google Play, amazon.com or other commercial booksellers* 


It's B-A-C-K.  My enjoyment of this series, that is.  Even though not exactly part of the type of  series you have to read in order or miss important plot -- mostly just shared locale and a few character guest spots (but definitely do read her Jane Jameson series before starting the Half Moon Hollow books).

 

In this book, we meet Liberty who is hilarious and gets in one crazy, funny situation after another.  Who immediately in the opening pages has averted the trope trauma/tragedy plot device.  You see, widow Libby decides not to orphan her toddler son just because she has terminal cancer and has exhausted medical means -- Libby instead advertises in a version of Craigslist to be turned into a vampire.

 

This worked for me.  I got the humor and liked the characters.  Sure, some moments a little too soccer mom, the romance with a human single dad a bit too  easy (not instaluv or insta-sex), not fond of the deadbeat parent never in child's life drifting back in easily now they are grownup -- but overall I liked it.  Considering how many vampires had been openly in Half Moon Hollow by now, some of the PTA and family reactions to her new state were a bit overdone --  but mostly funny.  Not sure I will ever get tired of bigots or mean-girls getting their comeuppance.

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Adult Coloring - Getting Started

Source: http://coloringbookaddict.com/where-to-start-coloring-books-for-adults

13 Things You Didn't Realize Were Bad Manners in Other Countries (and on tea with milk)

I didn't know that in Mexico it was rude to bring the check before asked. 

 

I had read somewhere, as commenters note, that adding milk before or after tea was a class or manners issue.

 

I was taught to never add milk to tea because destroys antioxidant properties.  Not sure if that's true but:  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/really-adding-milk-to-tea-destroys-its-antioxidants/ 

 

Plus  http://naturalsociety.com/dairy-antioxidants-nearly-useless/  , http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2011/07/ask-dr-andro-does-adding-milk-to-my-tea.html and http://saveourbones.com/more-bad-news-for-milk-it-destroys-antioxidants-inhibits-magnesium-absorption-and-causes-liver-problems/ 

 

(I didn't grow up drinking tea although once or twice a year I visited one widowed aunt who as what we thought was a treat made us kids a pitcher of southern sweet iced tea instead of soda or koolaid.  As an adult, I love tea in all forms and temperatures (except not so much chamomile).  If the only hot tea American me can get in a restaurant is the black tea sweepings bags (commonly Lipton's), I do want milk and sugar so sometimes indulge anyway -- and have to request milk or they give me coffee creamer.)

 

Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jaguar/bad-manners-in-other-countries?utm_term=.jwXDvDd53#.ysMGlGpDq

Reading progress update: 97%.

 

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The Single Undead Moms Club (Half Moon Hollow series Book 4) - Molly Harper  The Single Undead Moms Club  - Molly Harper 


Halloween Bingo: The Reveal

 

It's time to reveal our new bingo card!

 

 

Over the next 13 days, Obsidian and I will be posting some of our favorite books to fit under some of the categories.

 

Rules of the Game

 

  1. Have fun!
  2. The categories that are marked with an image are intended to be a bit of a free-for-all, so use your imagination in filling them! A cover image, the word within the title or text, or some sort of an allusion that only makes sense to you is fine - let us know how the book fits!
  3. There is a buddy read/read-along category. In a follow-up post, I'll be announcing a read-along that OB & I have planned for the month of October and participating in that will fill this category. In the alternative, Murder By Death has already announced an Ammie Come Home buddy read, which will start on September 1. And if you have a different idea, feel free to throw it out there!
  4. The center square is free, as always!

 

If you have questions or comments, post them below!

 

Reblogged from Moonlight Murder

Reading progress update: 95%.

 

from:

The Single Undead Moms Club (Half Moon Hollow series Book 4) - Molly Harper The Single Undead Moms Club  - Molly Harper 


Reading progress update

 

from:

The Single Undead Moms Club (Half Moon Hollow series Book 4) - Molly Harper  The Single Undead Moms Club - Molly Harper  


Reading progress update: 90%. That "supervillain" confession scene...

 

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The Single Undead Moms Club (Half Moon Hollow series Book 4) - Molly Harper  The Single Undead Moms Club - Molly Harper  


Reading progress update: 90%.

 

(the vampire with unfortunately the same name as Dick Cheney that is).  from:

 

The Single Undead Moms Club (Half Moon Hollow series Book 4) - Molly Harper  The Single Undead Moms Club  - Molly Harper  


Reading progress update: 87%.

 

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The Single Undead Moms Club (Half Moon Hollow series Book 4) - Molly Harper  The Single Undead Moms Club - Molly Harper  


Reading progress update: 67%.

 

from:

The Single Undead Moms Club (Half Moon Hollow series Book 4) - Molly Harper  The Single Undead Moms Club - Molly Harper