[Off Topic #2] ​Vacation, Vacation, Vacation!

In this week’s Off Topic post I’m talking about my next holiday and some of my favorite past vacations.

2012 – Monterey / Carmel 

Back in 2012, I spent 2 glorious weeks in Monterey and Carmel. I had been wanting to visit there since I read the Mediator Series by Meg Cabot and it was so much better that I could have ever have anticipated. I was hands down one of the best holidays I’ve ever been on. It’s such a beautiful place to visit.

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Carmel Beach

2013-  Los Angeles and San Francisco

When we visited Monterey we saw a little bit of San Francisco so and knew we had to go back and see more so for our honeymoon we decided to do a road trip from LA up to San Francisco. I’d have to say that one of the highlights of this holiday was driving along highway 1, it’s the most beautiful road I’ve ever been on. We also did the usual tourist things in both cities. There was so much to see and do!

 

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This Year

Today is 45 days until my next holiday. I’m so looking forward to it. I haven’t been away in over a year and a half.

This year we are a going to Las Vegas to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We have been before but it was just for a couple of days so we didn’t get to do everything we wanted but we did get see the Grand Canyon which was pretty incredible. Anyway, we decided a trip back as in order.

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The Grand Canyon

Anyway, this it from me today. What are some of your favorite holiday destinations? Leave your answers in the comments!

Until Next Time! 🤓

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The E-Reader Book Tag

 

It’s Sunday so obviously its time for a Tag! I found this over on MistyBookspace and since I read a lot on my iPad I thought it would be the perfect tag for me to do.

Let’s do this:

What support do you use to read your e-books? An e-reader, a tablet, or the PC? 

I used the Kindle App on my iPad and I also use iBooks app on occasion.

How many e-books have you read since you started the new “digital fashion”? 

A lot! I don’t really keep track but its got to be around the 300 mark if not more.

What is the language of your ebooks? 

English

Buy them or take advantage of free promotions and books? 

A bit of both really. I don’t like to spend loads on ebooks and I do love a bargain. I also use BookBub and they send me offers on book genres  I like to read which is really handy.

Do you enjoy reading classics or new authors? 

If classic means classic like Jane Austin then no I mainly read new authors.

How many e-books do you have?

Soooo many! probably about 500.

What is your biggest supplier of ebooks? 

Amazon without a doubt.

Did you completely adhere to the Digital Reading or do you still live in the Age of the Physical Book? 

No, I don’t if a physical book is cheaper than an ebook I’ll buy the physical book. Also, I like to buy special editions.


That’s it! I’m not tagging anyone today but feel free to have a go if you like!

Until Next Time!

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[Book Review] Forgetting You, Remembering Me by Monica Murphy

Synopsis

The stunning conclusion to this epic love story that began with Forgetting You, Forgetting Me from International Bestselling author, Monica James.

The truth sets you free…but what happens when everything you believe in changes in the blink of an eye?

All I ever wanted was for my fiancé, Samuel Stone, to remember me. And now that he does…all I want is for him to forget. Through tragedy, I found myself and who I was destined to become. But more importantly, I found who I was destined to be with.

With a single word, Saxon Stone changed my life forever. He taught me how to live again. But now that Samuel remembers and all secrets have been revealed, I’m left to wonder which life I’m meant to lead.

Divided by my head and my heart, I’m torn between duty and desire. Samuel is my past while Saxon is my forever. The choice should be easy.

But love never is…


Quick Stats

Publication Year: 2018
Characters: Lucy, Sam, and Saxon.


Review

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the sequel to Forgetting You, Forgetting Me and don’t let that blurb fool you because there was nothing stunning about this story. Sam has regained his memories and Lucy is torn between her new love for Saxon and her old love for Sam.

I’m going to come right out and say that I didn’t like this book at all, which is really disappointing because I did enjoy the first one. Most of the time it really felt like this book had been written for the sake of it. It was drawn out and some of the things that happened were just super unrealistic.

Lucy was so freaking annoying. The number of times she fell for Sam’s crap was mind-boggling. I mean seriously? Your whole relationship with him was based on a huge lie that he told you but yet you still fall for every single thing he tells you?? What the hell?!

The story itself was a tad cringy in some places and as I said before really not realistic at all  I mean the ending was just utterly ridiculous. I’m really sad to be giving this such a bad review because I have read a few books by Monica Murphy and I usually love her stuff but this just so bad.

My Rating: 1/5 🌟

 

Monthly Round-Up – January 2018

January has been a long month! I hoped to get this post out last week but I spent most of it in bed with the flu. Thankfully the worst has passed and I’m feeling more human again. On to reading, I’ve actually read more than I thought I had but I’m still behind which is annoying.

Books I have read this month are as follows:

  1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  2. Man Card by Sarine Bowen
  3. Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  4. Ryan’s Bed by Tijan
  5. The Beau and the Belle by R.S. Grey
  6. That Sexy Stranger by Nadia Lee
  7. The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen
  8. Fair Game by Monica Murphy
  9. Forgetting You, Remembering Me.

 

My BTB list challenge has not gone well this month I’ve only managed to squeeze in 3 books for that challenge – mainly because I’ve had a lot of ARCs to get through! Hopefully, next month will be better.


Coming up next month:

  • Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
  • Strange the Dreamer

The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

I haven’t done a tag for ages! I found this tag over on Darque the Dreamer Reads Blog and thought looked super fun I have a lot of opinions so this tag really appealed to me.

Lets get started:

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THUG: The Hate You Give – I really thought this book was overrated, it was getting a lot of hype last year which is the main reason why I read it. I wrote a review of my thoughts so have a look at that here.

 

A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO HATE BUT YOU LOVE:

hmm I don’t think I have one… I tend to hate books that other people love!

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AN OTP THAT YOU DON’T LIKE:

Celaena and Choal from Throne of Glass – I hated them together throughout my entire read of Crown at Midnight. There are some people in the fandom that ship them so hard – I just don’t get it, they are so not right for one another.

A POPULAR BOOK GENRE THAT YOU HARDLY REACH FOR:

Probably Mystery – I just have no interest.

 

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A POPULAR/BELOVED CHARACTER THAT YOU DO NOT LIKE

I don’t know if you can class him as beloved, but Tamlin for ACOTAR – I freaking hate this guy – but I see people all the time who love him on social media 🤮

 

 

A POPULAR AUTHOR THAT YOU CAN’T SEEM TO GET INTO:

BB. Hammel – I’ve tried a couple of her books and they are just not for me.

A POPULAR BOOK TROPE THAT YOU’RE TIRED OF SEEING:

Overly possessive male characters who treat the female protagonist like crap.

infernal-devices-covers1A POPULAR SERIES THAT YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN READING:

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. Gods… The Mortal Instruments was bad enough so yeah, no thanks.

THE SAYING GOES “THE BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE MOVIE”, BUT WHAT MOVIE OR TV SHOW ADAPTATION DO YOU PREFER MORE THAN THE BOOK:

Definitely The Vampire Diaries – I could not get into the books at all the but TV Show was great.


 

That’s it. I’m not tagging anyone but feel free to have a go yourselves.

Until Next Time 🤓

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[Book Review] That Sexy Stranger – Nadia Lee

Synopsis

The Romans had carpe diem; I have carpe David.

You know what’s frustrating about the love of my life? He thinks he’s in love with someone else…and has been dating her for five years! I know, right?

Then they suddenly break up. And he and I are on the same business trip. My chance to convince him we’re meant to be!

Except when I go to his suite in my sexiest lingerie and with my sexiest toys, David’s gone. Instead, there’s some guy who thinks I’m the evening’s professional entertainment.

As if!

Walking out of the room should’ve been the end of it…

…until that man, Luke, shows up again, ostensibly to return something I left behind. (A sex toy…a very very dirty one…)

…and refuses to go away because we apparently have “chemistry.” And okay, he’s admittedly hot, but there’s more to a relationship than chemistry, right…?

What have I done to deserve this?


Quick Stats

Page Length: 320
Publication Year: 2018
Characters: Sammie and Luke.


Review

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

When David breaks up with his long-term girlfriend, it’s the moment Sammie has been waiting for. Sammie decides to surprise David on a business trip by waiting in his hotel room in just lingerie – only its, not David that turns up, its a random guy who thinks Sammie is that evening’s entertainment. Cue Sammie fleeing the scene and hoping like hell to not run into Luke again, except Luke has other ideas.

I really enjoyed That Man Next Door so I was really excited to read this book I was not disappointed. I thought the story was really good. I found myself laughing a lot throughout, there were so many funny moments, particularly the parts involving sex toys in the workplace!

I liked both Sammie and Luke. I thought Sammie was relatable in that like so many of us sometimes do, she has been going after something that she thought she wanted but when she was really honest with herself she realized that she wanted something entirely different. Luke was really lovely I just wish this book had been duel POV’s because I would really have liked to read things from his perspective and see what was going on is his mind.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

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My Rating 4/5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟


That Sexy Stranger is released on 30th January pre-order here: 

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[Off Topic #1] Blogging Resources​

Welcome to my first off topic post. This week I’m sharing all the different resources I use to blog.


Graphics

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To create the vast majority of the graphics you see on this blog I used Canva. This is one of my favorite tools to use. Canva is an online graphic design tool, the great thing about it is that accounts are completely free to make and you only need pay if you want to use premium features. It also has lots of pre-made templates for a variety of different social media platforms which are fully customisable as well as the option to input your own size template.

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For images I use Pixabay, this is an international website for sharing high-quality photos, illustrations, vector graphics and film footage. Again accounts are free to make. All images have a creative commons deed which means anyone can use, modify and distribute images freely including commercial use without asking permission or giving accreditation.


Planning

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When I first started blogging I just used the notes on my iPhone to jot down ideas, which was especially handy if I was out and about. However, as time has gone on I found that I needed something a bit more substantial so now I have this nifty bloggers journal which you can get from Paperchase. It has lots of different sections to help you get your blog organized.

I also (for the first ever) bought a diary/planner which has been particularly helpful in keeping tracking of all the arcs and promo tours I have signed up for this year. This was one of the things that stressed me out a lot towards the end of last year. I signed up for all these different 81FcVVZksSL._SL1500_things but didn’t have the foresight to have something to keep track of anything. I
purchased the Boxclever Pocket Life Book Diary which you can buy directly from Boxclever

 


Post Ideas

When it comes to coming up for ideas for a post there is no one place I get ideas from, sometimes inspiration comes from what I’m reading or something I have seen on social media, in fact, my post about Tamlin came about because of a discussion on a facebook group. However, if I’m out of ideas I do turn to good old google.


 

That’s it I’d love to hear from you what things you use to blog, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Until Next Time! 🤓

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Excerpt​ & Promo: Forgetting You, Remembering Me by Monica James

Cover:

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Blurb:

The stunning conclusion to this epic love story that began with Forgetting You, Forgetting Me from International Bestselling author, Monica James.

The truth sets you free…but what happens when everything you believe in changes in the blink of an eye?

All I ever wanted was for my fiancé, Samuel Stone, to remember me. And now that he does…all I want is for him to forget. Through tragedy, I found myself and who I was destined to become. But more importantly, I found who I was destined to be with.

With a single word, Saxon Stone changed my life forever. He taught me how to live again. But now that Samuel remembers and all secrets have been revealed, I’m left to wonder which life I’m meant to lead.

Divided by my head and my heart, I’m torn between duty and desire. Samuel is my past while Saxon is my forever. The choice should be easy.

But love never is…


Excerpt:

“I’m going to take off the blindfold,” he whispers into my ear. I pause in my tracks, eagerly awaiting the view.

No surprise as Saxon draws out the reveal, torturing me further. I bounce from foot to foot. His husky chuckle tickles me from the inside out. “I thought you didn’t like surprises.”

“I don’t, but maybe you’ll change my mind.”

“Maybe,” he covertly replies before removing the soft fabric over my eyes.

It takes me a moment to adjust to the dim lighting, but after blinking a few times, what I see takes my breath away. “Saxon…oh my god. It’s beautiful.” And it really is.

“You like it?”

“Like it? I love it.” My feet act of their own accord as I float down the steps and spread my arms out wide. My fingertips brush over hundreds of sunflowers arranged in endless tall glass vases as I walk my yard. “When did you do this?”

“Today. You looked like you could do with some color in your day.”

I pause in the middle of my backyard, needing a moment to take it all in. A red and white picnic blanket lays just a few feet away, and to the left is a wicker basket. Bouquets of sunflowers are dotted as far as the eye can see, adding bursts of vibrancy and instantly lightening my mood.

When I turn over my shoulder, the fairy lights fashioned as stars dangle from the porch railings and rafters. They add to this most picturesque scene. However, when I focus on Saxon leaning against a wooden pillar with a lopsided smirk tugging at his full lips, I know he is the picture of perfection.

“I can’t believe you did this. Is this why you’ve been scarce all day? I was starting to think I smelled.”

He laughs, pushing off the post. “You smell amazing. Hungry?” My growling stomach answers for me.

I watch as Saxon saunters down the stairs, takes my hand, and leads us to the blanket. The gentle hue of the lights wraps us in our own private romantic bubble. I fold my legs beneath me as I sit, running my fingers along the sunflower petals next to me. I can’t help but reminisce about the first time I saw these flowers with Saxon—I was on the back of his bike as he saved me from yet another bad day.

Saxon kneels, reaching into the basket. It’s not until now that I realize how hungry I am. Glued to the computer all day, I’ve forgotten to eat or move. This is so thoughtful. So Saxon. “I hope you didn’t go to too much trouble. Well, clearly you did—” I sweep my hand toward the beauty in front of me “—but I hope you weren’t slaving over a hot stove all day.”

He gives me a playful grin, and I discover why when he exposes what’s inside the basket. “Oh my god.” I laugh. “Just when I thought I couldn’t love you any more, you go and do this.” And by this, I mean when he produces an enormous paper bag filled with only the best Mexican in all of Montana. However, the crème de la crème is when he adds a bottle of Dr. Pepper to the mix. “You know the way to my heart.”

“Or stomach,” he quips, passing me the bottle. “Here is your seven-layer burrito, extra onions.” He hands over my mountain of goodness with a grin.

“What did I do to deserve this?” And I’m not only talking about the food.

“Just being you,” he replies, kissing the end of my nose. My heart swells. He spreads his long legs out in front of him, sipping a beer. “How’s work?”

I sigh, unwrapping my burrito. “Not great. I know there will always be conflict in the world, but it just seems that lately no one is getting along.”

Saxon moves his lips from side to side, appearing to be in thought. “I’m glad we are, though.”

Afraid of choking, I chew slowly, needing a minute to process what he just said. “Me too.” Something is bugging him. It’s written all over his face. “About this morning—”

He cuts me off. “It’s okay, Lucy. I just…need to get over this irrational jealousy when it comes to you. I know you love me, but it’s just difficult sometimes.”

“I completely understand.” I reach for his hand, intertwining our fingers. “I’m glad you know that I love you. Because I do. We’re all trying our best to deal with this pretty messed-up situation. Personally, I think we’re doing great.”

He nods, my words appearing to appease him. But something is still stirring behind his eyes. Just when I’m about to ask what’s going on, his phone rings—again. He digs into his pocket, the ‘something’ amplifying tenfold.

“I won’t be a minute.” He stands quickly and walks briskly away, out of earshot.

Sighing, my appetite gets shot to hell, and I place my barely touched burrito back into the paper bag. I watch for any signs of what the secret conversation Saxon is having entails. But he turns his back as if sensing my inquisitive stare.

I hate this unsettled feeling in the pit of my stomach. The light at the end of the tunnel with Sam is shining dimly, but it’s suddenly overshadowed with whatever Saxon is hiding. He turns over his shoulder, meeting my eyes, before heading toward the house, which just makes me feel worse.

Unable to sit still, I stand, feeling constraints tug at my heart. Needing to escape, I take flight to the stables. Memories of when I felt similar to how I do now cloud my mind, and I do the only thing that has cleared my head since I learned to ride.

Potter, my horse, neighs when he sees me, sensing my desperation. Without thought, I put on his bridle, then I mount him, bareback, and squeeze my calves around his muscular barrel. I cluck my tongue twice, sending him into a gallop. He knows what I need. We both relish in the need to be free.

Clutching the reins, I lean forward and take a deep breath when he tears out of the stables, nothing but the open vastness greeting us. I work on autopilot as I lead him toward the mountains. We have been here before, and the memories linger on my tongue just as if they were crafted yesterday.

The wind whips through my hair, instantly easing some of the tension within. The terrain is bumpy, but we’ve both learned from experience to navigate this ground with caution. “Easy, boy,” I coo, tugging lightly to slow him down. He does.

I examine my surroundings, the untouched openness giving me the peace I need. We settle to a trot, and although I’ve lived here for years, I still am in awe of how picturesque everything is. But the prettiest thing of all is when my gaze alights on where Saxon and I shared our first kiss. This spot has been imprinted on my mind.

Fingering my lips, I recall the tenderness and uncertainty of his touch. I was so naïve to think that kiss wouldn’t change my life as I knew it. It not only changed my life, but it changed me too. Saxon has shaken up my world, but I would happily dance in the chaos because when I’m with him, I’ve never felt more alive.

Dismounting Potter, I tie him to a tree where he happily munches on the grass. So different from when we were here last. My bare feet sink into the terrain, and I savor the feel of being in touch with mother nature in the purest form.

Wrapping my arms around my middle, I close my eyes and return to the past. I can remember his words as if spoken only yesterday.

“Let’s pretend tomorrow doesn’t exist. Whatever happens now, it’ll just be memories from yesterday.” I could feel the tremble rumble throughout his entire body.

A quiver bubbles to the surface, and I hum. Saxon’s love for me has never wavered. I was just too blind to see. But my eyes, figuratively speaking, are opened now, and I’ll be damned if anything stands in the way of our happily ever after.

“What are you doing out here?” His voice is silk, encasing me in a velvety sphere.

“You kissed me here. Right in this spot. Do you remember?”

“Of course, I do,” he whispers, the nostalgia tethering us together.

With eyes still closed, I tip my face toward the heavens and take a deep breath. “We were fated from that moment forward.”

“We were fated a long time before then.” And he’s right. The first moment we met, touched, my world changed forever. “Is everything all right? You just took off.”

Sighing, I decide no more second-guessing. “Who were you talking to?”

“Just…”

“And don’t tell me just work.”

Silence.

“You’re not telling me something, and I can’t help but feel you’re not telling me this because your secret will change everything.”

I’m hoping he will brush away my insecurities and tell me I’m overreacting, but when he does neither, a sense of dread settles low within my stomach. Unable to stand this a second longer, I open my eyes and turn to face him. The cloud of guilt hangs over his head as he peers down at his scuffed motorcycle boots.

“Just tell me what it is. This is your free pass. Whatever it is, I will deal with it. But please, don’t lie to me or hide the truth because we’ve had enough deceit to last us a lifetime.”

He mulls over my proposition, which has me wondering what exactly he’s done. A cold sweat suddenly coats my skin, and I swallow. “Oh god, Saxon, what’s going on?”

“Nothing, Lucy, nothing. I promise.” I’m in his arms a moment later as he hugs me with all his might. “Everything is all right. Everything will be fine.” I didn’t realize things weren’t already fine.

Breaking our embrace, I shake my head, adamant to find out the truth. “I don’t believe you.” Nothing but regret rolls off him as his shoulders drop. I can’t stand this. I don’t know why, but my gut tells me this involves Cleo. I knew she was trouble from the first moment we met, but I never thought she’d have the power to drive a wedge between us. “Does this have anything to do with… Cleo?” His jaw clenches.

I’m waiting for him to put my mind at ease, but he doesn’t. He simply stands mute, hands dug deep into his pockets. I feel sick. “Saxon, answer me. What…what did you do?”

He hisses, taking a step back. “I didn’t do anything.”

“Then tell me what the hell is going on.”

“Why would you automatically assume Cleo is involved?”

“Because whoever you’re speaking to, you clearly don’t want me to know who it is. So unless you have another girl on the side…”

Another girl?” he spits, angered. “I don’t have any girls but you, Lucy.”

“Then tell me what’s going on!”

An exasperated breath leaves him as he begins to pace. This place once filled with happy memories is now tainted with secrets and doubt. I give him the time he clearly needs because he’ll just clam up if I continue to push.

“Yes, I need to tell you something, but…” He comes to a stop, running both hands through his snarled hair. “But I know when I do, you’ll…” The sentence remains unfinished because the ringing of Saxon’s cell cements my fate for good.


Pre-Order Links

Release: 28th February 2018

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iBooks: https://tinyurl.com/ycs6duxe
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Goodreads: https://tinyurl.com/yacfymsf


About the Author

mjMonica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. Her inspiration comes from everyday life.

She is a bestselling author in the US, Australia, Canada, and the UK.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

 

New Posts & Reading Challenges for 2018

New Posts

I’m back!!!!

I really didn’t mean to take this much time away from blogging but I think it’s really helped in terms of rejuvenating my drive to write. Going forward I have decided to retire my 2 weekly posts  (Quotable Tuesday and Lets Talk, these can now be found under the archives tab)  mainly because I was getting a little bored of them. To replace these posts, I’ll be doing one weekly post which is themed “On Topic/Off Topic” and the idea is to use this heading to write about things that either about books (On Topic) or use the Off Topic to write about something completely random that has nothing to do with reading – hence the “Off Topic” name.

I’m also getting rid of the monthly Other Pursuits posts and I’m replacing a monthly roundup of all the books I have read and books that I have added to my tbr.

Other than that I’ll be mainly focusing on reviews, book promos, and no doubt a few tags because who doesn’t like doing those?

Reading Challenges 2018

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As I managed to complete my reading goal last year of 120 books so I’ve up’ed this years challenge to 130. If you want to follow my progress this is my GoodReads Profile – feel free to friend me 🤓

Beat the Backlist

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I came across this challenge in one of the many groups I’m part of on Facebook. The idea behind this reading challenge is to read books off your TBR that have been on there for ages.  The Challenge is hosted by Novel Knights, The challenge will run from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018, so you can sign up anytime here.

The really fun thing about this challenge is that you are sorted into teams which you earn points for and each team is competing against the other teams to see you can get the most posts each mouth. One person will be drawn as a winner from the team with the most points to receive a book of their choice.

My team for this challenge is the Story Sorcerers.

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Another reason I’ll be a doing a monthly book roundup is so that I can keep a track of my progress for this challenge on here.


That’s all for now.

More Later! ✌🏼

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2017: A Year in Review

I can believe it’s the last day of 2017, now seems a good a time as any to take a look back over the last year.

Top 12 Books I Read in 2017: 

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor
  2. Anything You Can Do – R.S. Grey
  3. Rhapsodic – Laura Thalassa
  4. It Started with Goodbye – Christina June
  5. A Court of Wings & Ruin – Sarah J. Maas
  6. A Strange Hymn – Laura Thalassa
  7. Red Rising – Pierce Brown
  8. Morning Star – Pierce Brown
  9. If There’s No Tomorrow – Jennifer L. Armentrout
  10. Hooking Up – Helena Hunting
  11. Tower of Dawn – Sarah J. Maas
  12. Brave  – Jennifer L. Armentrout

Blogging Stats and Facts:

Number of Posts: 201 | Number of Views: 4,714 | Number of Visitors: 2,682

Most Viewed Post: Let’s Talk – Tamlin the Man behind the Mask

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My GoodReads goal was 120 which I have happily surpassed.

Best Nine Images on Instagram:

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So what’s to come in 2018? Well, I’m hoping to be posting more regularly again. The biggest thing that I learned this year was that I don’t need to be writing a review for every book I read and I also don’t need to post every day. I’ll be posting all about the new reading challenge I’m going to be taking part in, in my next post so to finish off here, I would just like to say thank you to all my follows for being patient as I know I have been pretty MIA recently and I hope you all have an awesome 2018!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! 🍾