Thank The Books It´s Friday

It´s FRIDAY! And not only that… it´s also the end of November. Here is my current thought on the last day of November and the fact that it´s Friday.

squirrel fuck

Yes. Thank fuck it´s the weekend. The whole month has been depressing enough with it´s droopy gray short days. Now we welcome the 4 seasons in darkness.

Not that I mind the shitty weather. I actually like it. It definitely gives me the awesome excuse to read.

But this isn´t a post about the weather… or cute squirrels thanking fuck all. This is about me introducing my new theme. My new weekly / monthy sum – up.

That´s right. I´m just sprouting out ideas left and right at this point. I could have stuck with the usual Sunday Sum -Ups and what – not… but I hardly felt like using that idea because it´s not me. I´m lazy. Sunday´s are my lazy days where I do absolutely nothing except spend time reading everyone elses Sunday Sum – ups.

No. I wanted to do something less Sunday related and more Friday – ish. Friday, for me, is the best day of the week. It´s when I have the most time and when I feel completely content.

So, starting today, I´ll grace you all with my Thank The Books It´s Friday!

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There ya have it. Very unoriginal banner for the theme but hey… It´s good enough for now.

As for the monthy recap on my own well being:

I´m fine. All´s good. Suffered from one minor cold but now I´m as good as new. Now husbutt has the mini cold and he´s suffering all kinds of grueling deaths. He just told me that my typing on my keyboard feels like I´m trying to turture him into the grave.

The book – ish recap is a little less dramatic but still exciting.. I promise.

I´ve managed to knock off quite a few books from my TBR pile. Remember, the one I cleaned out? Yeah. The remaining books that seemed remotely interesting… like the one´s I´d actually want to read were read and I even managed to write reviews for those long forgotten paperbacks.

review recap

 

 

A Curse So Dark And Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse so dark and lonely

A fairy tale retelling that lacked depth. I wish I could have loved this more.. but I couldn´t. Too much of everything and not much of what´s needed for a fantasy. 3 stars. If you missed my full review just click here.

 

 

Optimists Die First – Susin Nielsen

optimists

An impulse purchase that landed on my TBR pile. Thankfully, it didn´t stay there for long.  A nice YA read with light parts and parts for a reader to think about. There´s also a romance, but not the type you´d expect. 4 stars. To read the full review click here.

 

The Light In The Wound (#1) – Christine Brae

 His Wounded Light ( The Light In The Wound #2) – Christine Brae

 

I liked Book one but not as much as book #2. This duet is a relationship focused romance with all the feels and angst. To read both reviews feel free to click here for book #1 and here for book #2

 

Emerge ( Evolve #1) – S. E. Hall

emerge

`Emerge` from author S. E. Hall did many things… just nothing good for me. Didn´t like it at all. Would you like to know why? Click here

 

Not to forget a Before & After book review….

Easy- Tammara Webber

Easy

A little fluff and a little romance packed with a heavy topic the characters struggle with. If you haven´t already, you check out my review here.


 

November Discussion Posts And Other Fun Stuff

 

⇒ November Bookshelf Clean – Out

⇒ Mug Monday & Blog News

⇒ What´s On My Bookshelf Tag

⇒ Locked In A Book Store

⇒ 10 Funny / Not So Funny Author Memes

⇒ Why Star Ratings Are Frowned Upon

⇒ The Problem With Honest Book Reviews From Book Bloggers

⇒ When You Think You´ve Seen It All ( incl. screenshot show )

⇒ Spam Box Treasures: Part 4


 

Pretty accomplished, huh? Let´s see what December brings us.

Until then, my sweet, cheerful bookish Padawans…. Share the book love. ❤


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August Bookish Recap

I feel awkward. It feels like I´ve been away for aeons when in reality… I´ve only been gone for close to 3 weeks.

 

Oh, how I´ve missed this! Although this might not be of any significant importance I´m gonna go ahead and share my mini medical adventure with you all ( before getting to book business ).

It all started with a weird eye migraine. Oh, you don´t know what that is? Neither did I, at first. All I knew was that it freaked me out to see stars and then nothing. I was blind on one eye for 15 minutes and then I regained my full eyesight again. You can imagine how quick I was at the ER. 4 long waiting hours later I was told that I had an eye migraine and that it´s not that uncommon. In fact – Many people suffer from eye migraines. What triggers these vicious attacks are heat and stress. I live a relatively stress – free life so the heat was to blame.

Then a summer flu followed. It took 3 days for it to hit me hard and another 3 days for me to think I was dying a slow and painful death ( yes. I´m dramatic like that. Lol ). And during those 3 days I was mentally coming up with ways to find and torture the unfortunate soul who gave me the flu in the first place. I was down for a little over a week. THEN…. Just when I thought my health was improving I made the fatal mistake of acting like I was fit and ready to act normal. I had a relapse. One I´m still not fully over yet.

3 weeks later…. I´m still wearing my PJ´s day and night and carrying a box of kleenex around the house. My house looks like a dump, I have been living off of chicken soup, water and peppermint tea, my kids show me their homework from a safe distance, and the husbutt is telling everyone that he´s grateful for getting that life insurance last year ( because, you know – I might not survive this flu ).

The sad part – I had ( and still have ) so much time and not once did I find the energy to read, let alone reach my August reading goal.

So, instead, I´m going to use all my strength now and do an August recap. Sound good?

Let´s do this so I can hop under my covers again and self-pity myself again.


 

August Reviews

Book Review- Running Out Of Air by K. T. Swift

running out of air

 

Book Review: Perfect Harmony – Emily Albright

Perfect Harmony

 

Book Review: Hush, Hush ( Hush, Hush #1) – Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush Hush

 

Before & After Book Reviews

 

Book Review: Up In The Air (Tetralogy) by R. K. Lilley

before and after

 

Book Series Review: Consequences #1-#4, Aleatha Romig


 

Honorable Book Related Posts

How To Annoy A Book Blogger: Do A U.S. Only Giveaway

The Spam Treasure Box: Part Three

My Favorite Hiding Spots To Read

The Sunshine Blogger Award

My Instagram Truth


 

Currently Trying To Read

Church. – Stylo Fantome

Church.

That tagline! Sheesh…. ❤


 

Okay lovies… this is it for now.

I can´t wait to catch up on all I´ve missed out on! Friends / blogs I follow…. I´ve been missing you loads! ❤

Until then, my dear bookish Padawans.

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July Bookish Review

Is it me, or is the year passing by way too fast? I could have sworn yesterday was still June.

 

 

Confusing as Hell when you lose track of time so easily.

Anyway- It´s been a highly uneventful month for me. Besides hiding in a dark house and skillfully avoiding any unnecessary movement, I managed to not sweat while reading. Wanna know my secret? Position 2 fans infront of you ( one for your face and the other for your feet ) and let them run on high speed. You´re welcome.

There´s no guarantee that your hair will ever look the same afterwards, but… We´re here to read without sweating. Not to win any beauty contests.

As for the books I´ve read: Well, I can´t shine with a glorious accomplished reading list.

 

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshawthe wicked deep

All in all- Not a bad read. But also not one of my favorites. I loved certain parts of the story and appreciated the setting but the end didn´t convince me. Review for The Wicked Deep

 

 

 

Belle: A Retelling Of Beauty And The Beast by Cameron Dokey Belle

Again, not an all too shabby read. The details were fabulous and the writing was right up my alley. If only the pacing and timing were more balanced then I would have found this retelling fairy tale perfect.  Read my review for Belle here

 

 

On Dublin Street ( On Dublin Street #1 ) by Samantha Young On Dublin Street

A reread I decided I needed because I wasn´t in the mood to start anything new. This romance is what I like to consider a “golden oldie” because it´s… an older read. `On Dublin Street` was published 2012 and I´ve been rereading this book since 2013. The power of great romances! I´ve been a long time fan of the author and inhale almost everything the author publishes. Click here to read my review! ❤

 

 

Running Out Of Air by K. T. Swiftrunning out of air

A Netgalley pick. It´s smart, witty, sassy and complex. While I enjoyed this read I did a few issues with the protagonist. But otherwise, an entertaining read. ( To be reviewed )

 

 

 

Eight Goodbyes by Christine BraeEight Goodbyes

A slightly frustrating read with an even more frustrating Heroine.

My review for `Eight Goodbyes` by Christine Brae can be read here.

 

 

The Birthday List by Devney PerryThe birthday list

A touching romance without the tacky romantic clichés! I loved this book and the author´s writing. Will definitely check this author´s other works out. Check out my review for this fab romance here.

 

 

 

 

Of course, I had a few more books I wanted to read & review but those will have to wait until either the heat disappears or until I find more quality reading time.

So, it´s Buh- bye July! It´s been a lazy treat! Time to welcome August with open arms.

 

Did you have a good or less exciting reading month? What´s your favorite July read? Let´s chat. xx

 

Much book love,

 

Morgana ❤ ❤