So many books so little time

So many books so little time

I have been collecting and actively reading books for the past seven years. Even though I love to read now it wasn't always that way. As a child my mother used to force me to go to a read-a-thon that lasted the entire summer at the library...EVERY SUMMER...and hated it. It wasn't until I was a freshman in high school that I started to like reading but rarely read.  When I went to Italy in 2009 is when I started to actively read and collect books. Now a days I feel like I am read so much to try to make up for the lost time.

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5 Stars
Game of Thrones by George r.r. Martin
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin

I watched the series before reading this and I am kind of glad that I did.  This story is told from a lot of POVs so being invested in each character before hand was very helpful.  I really enjoyed this book!  The characters and the world are truly amazing.

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5 Stars
Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James
Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James Fifty Shades Darker - E.L. James Fifty Shades Freed - E.L. James

I know that a lot of people have gotten a lot of negative feed back for reading or reviewing these books but I figured I would still put my thoughts out there.

 

Book one wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

Book two was definitely my favorite out of the three. Christian really proved his love for Ana through his words and actions.

Book three had a little more action and really wrapped up nicely in the end.  

 

Overall  I really loved the emails...I think it's my favorite part of the books.  They are super cutesy and flirty.  The subject lines and signatures made me smile. 

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5 Stars
Find Momo coast to coast
Find Momo Coast to Coast: A Photography Book - Andrew Knapp, Andrew Knapp

I won this book in a giveaway so I wanted to do a review on it!  

Find momo coast to coast is a super cute book about a border collie and Andrew Knapp traveling across the U.S. and Canada.  Momo is easy to find in some and more difficult in others.

 

The pictures are stunning by themselves.  There is a mixture of turisty and regular day pictures.  Truly amazing!

 

I kind of wish there was a little snipit about each location.

Review
5 Stars
The Remedy by Suzanne Young
The Remedy - Suzanne Young

I am a big fan of The Program duology so I was super excited when I found out that there was a prequel.  

Seventeen year old Quinlan Mckee has a unique job of being a closer.  She is hired by families to "become" a loved one they have lost and help them find closure.  

When she is sent on a two week assignment things start to get crazy and confusing.  

I loved Deacon, Quin and Aaron they have an amazing friendship. 

I can't even imagine what it must be like being a closer. It's a tough job.  How can someone not take all the families sorrow and not carry it with them.

I really loved how everything tied together and it fits perfectly to the start of The Program.

Review
5 Stars
Off the Page by Jodi Picolt and Samantha Van Leer
Off the Page - Samantha van Leer, Jodi Picoult

This is the companion novel to Between the Lines.  You don't HAVE to read the first book before this one but I recommend it.  

This book is about Oliver, a prince who came out of a fairy tale and Delilah they are finally united but there is some complications.

I LOVED this book!  I pretty much finished it in one sitting.  It is a really cute and funny read.

Review
4.5 Stars
Seconds by Bryan lee o'malley
Seconds: A Graphic Novel - Bryan Lee O'Malley

Fun, cute and a little dark.  Katie messes up things she doesn't understand and lives through multiple realities. 

I both like and dislike this character.  She is given a chance to change a mistake and she can't get enough.  She starts to take advantage of it.

I really enjoyed this graphic novel and kind of want a version on my shelf.

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NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo

November is NaNoWriMo!  For those of you who don't know NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month where people from around the world attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days.  This will be my first time participating with NaNoWriMo and I cannot wait.  

 

Is anyone else participating in NaNoWriMo this year?

Review
2.5 Stars
Forever by Judy Blume
Forever - Judy Blume

At  first I thought this was going to be a very cutesy and cheesy love story but unfortunately I was wrong.  It kind of starts off that way but I wanted more of it.  The main characters Kath and Micheal were sort of flat and there wasn't really a lot on them.  I did like Jamie and Erica though they seemed to be more well rounded.  

Michael kept pressuring Kath for sex....over and over again and yes he was sort of patient and understanding but every time they were together he would try again.

Ralph who the heck names their ...member and why would it be in anyway associated with throwing up.  

The parents were weird to...the whole come back home instead of parking somewhere and they would get all the privacy any sexually active teen needs to get pregnant.  I get it that you need to trust your kids but come on!  Also I didn't understand why the dad didn't want her to be tied down...really?  Then when they went away for the weekend ...the parents didn't even meet the sister and her husband ....they just let them drive them to ski for the weekend...IDK but thats just weird and a little irresponsible.  

 

I didn't really like this book...as you can probably tell by the rant like style of this review

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I'm super excited to join the Witchy Readathon!!

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2015 reading challenge update
2015 reading challenge update
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2015 reading challenge update
2015 reading challenge update
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I really want to read all of the books on this list!

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This is my June wrap up and July TBR.  Hope you guys enjoy

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Ayearathon tbr
Ayearathon tbr

Super excited to start reading these this week.  

Review
4 Stars
Time enough to love by Jenna Jaxon
Time Enough to Love - Jenna Jaxon

Won this book in a giveaway!

 

This is actually a bind up of three books Betrothal, Betrayal, and Beleagured.

 

I have never heard of this author before and I am very impressed by this read.  It has a little jousting, a lot of romance and suspense.  There is like some sad parts and some sweet/funny moments as well.  It's a well written and very well rounded book.

Review
3.5 Stars
Hugo and Rose by Bridget Foley
Hugo & Rose - Bridget  Foley

I won this in a giveaway so giving an honest review is the least I could do.

 

This book was such an up and down kind of read.  The first half of the novel I felt for Rose.  The second half took a while for me to get back into.   Over all this book had a very unique concept and I really enjoyed it.

 

 

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Ryoku has read 6 books toward her goal of 150 books.
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Ryoku's books

Curveball
Game On Boys! The Play Station Play-offs: A Hilarious adventure for children 9-12 with illustrations
The Geography of You and Me
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
Landline
Single Man Meets Single Mom
Dollhouse
Grey
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories
Charlotte's Web
If It's Not One Thing, It's a Murder
A Game of Thrones
Fifty Shades Freed
Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades of Grey
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Saga, Volume 4
Saga, Volume 3
Saga, Volume 2
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


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