The Deciding Book

A few days ago I was torn between two books. “Which should I read first?” I asked myself that question several times. Well, I tried both. 

The first was Lunora and the Monster King by H.S. Crow

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After 5% into the book, I knew it wasn’t for me. It’s written like a play with the description of the characters at the beginning of the book. Then it tells us what said person is doing (i.e. laughing, crying), then we get a few words of dialogue. The chapters are acts, and very boring acts I might add. Unfortunately, this is not what I had in mind for an enjoyable fantasy novel. 
 
The second book was Stryke First: A Comic Fantasy by Kevin Partner
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After 5% of this book, I also knew this wasn’t for me. I kept anticipating the comedy, but I never found any.
 
So, after not getting past the 5% in both books I decided to DNF them. Now that I’m older, I’m quick to DNF a book. Life is too short to read books that do not catch my interest, though that is not to say that someone else might not enjoy these books.
 
The book that has gotten my attention, and I will definitely finish is: 
 
The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
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So far, so good! I can’t wait to finish this book!
 
Have a wonderful day, my Lovelies! 

Blog Tour Guest Post: The Bitch Queen Drinking Game!

This sounds like an interesting drinking game for those that love to read and drink. Courtesy of THE TOME & TANKARD INN! Have fun!

One Lovely Blog Award

Here’s the answers from one of my taggees(?)! Hope you all enjoy Rainne’s answers!

Rainne's Ramblings

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I was nominated for this award by Fee, at FeeRtheDragon. – Thank you, Fee ❤

I thought it would be fun to take part, so here goes:

1. If you could be an inanimate object, what would you be?

A good book.
I’d be able to bring some joy to someone and keep reality away for a while.


2. Where would you like to visit, and why?

America

A: because there’s so much to see and do, and B: because lots of awesome authors live there and hopefully, I’d be able to meet them, buy their books, get them to sign them… and no horrendous postage costs 😉


3. If you could be any animal, what would you be?Cookie

A cat…
for no other reason than I like cats


4. What was your dream as a child?

Honestly!? I have no idea


5. If you could only have one kind…

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The NetGalley Book Tag

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Rules
 
1. Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni at Kourtni Reads
2. Thank and link back to the person who tagged you: Melanie at Mel to the Any
3. Answer the questions as best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites and places where you get books.
4. Tag a few people to do this to.
5. Have fun!
🟊Auto-approved: Who’s the one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they are about?
 
I use to be auto-approve with Red Adept Publishing, but I don’t think they use NetGalley any longer. As far as not having anything to do with NetGalley, my author is Stephen King. It doesn’t matter what he writes about, I have to have it!
 
🟊Request: What makes you want to request a book on NetGalley?
 
The cover and the blurb.
 
🟊Feedback ratio: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?
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I review every book I read. Some books I have more to say than others, it just depends how the book catches me. 
 
🟊Badges: If you could create one badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?
 
I would create a badge that supported indie authors.
 
🟊Wish for it: What’s one book you are absolutely dying to read?
 
That’s the easiest question on this list! 
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🟊2018 NetGalley Challenge: What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed? If you’ve never received an ARC, what’s the last book you reviewed?

 
The last ARC that I received was The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray
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That’s it for me!

🟊I tag:

Rainne at Rainne’s Ramblings

Laura at FUONLYKNEW

Nicole at The BookWorm Drinketh

Thanks to the lovely Melanie at Mel to the Any for tagging me!

Hope everyone has fun and enjoys their day! Thank you, lovelies for stopping by!

What should I read next?

Hi lovely readers! I was curious as to what to read next. It’s between the two books shown below.
Lunora and the Monster King
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I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.
 
Now, the second book:
 
Stryke First: A Comic Fantasy
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I’ve had this on my TBR for a year now.
 
 
Thank you lovely readers!

Review: The Watcher: And the Origins of Magic

 

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The Watcher: And the Origins of Magic is the first book in the two book series The Gates of Oblivion by Luis Robles. This is the story of Bliss, the last Child of Power.

Plot 4/5: I thought the plot was interesting.
Characters 4/5: I loved Bliss and Pah.
World building 3/5: I thought the world building could have used a bit more detail.
Pacing 4/5: The pacing was steady with spurts of action.
Writing 2/5: This book has a lot of potential, though I feel this book could have used better editing.

Overall 3.4

Purchased from Amazon.

One Lovely Blog Award

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I was nominated for this award by Nicole at The BookWorm Drinketh. I thought it would be fun so I’m participating. 
If you were to name one piece of clothing that describes you, what would you say?
 
I would have to say a flannel shirt,because I’m tomboyish, laid back, and I can take it off when I get hot!
 
If you had your human body, but the head of an animal, what animal would you pick?
 
I would have to go with a cat. I’m very much like a cat anyhow; not too concerned with what’s going on around me as long as I’m fed.
 
What would be your dream job?
 
When I was a kid, I always wanted to do animation for Disney. Now that I’m older, I’d love to work in a library. 
 
If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be? (Example: Eat, drink, and be merry.)
 
I’d go with: Live and let live. 
 
What part of your daily routine do you enjoy most?
 
Reading in my bed after my grandchildren go to sleep. #MyTime
 
If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?
 
I’d choose 50, because I wouldn’t want to go through what I’ve been through again, and I’ve learned a lot from my numerous mistakes that I am content where my life is at right now.
 
Choose an imaginary friend. Who would you choose and why?
 
I’ve had an imaginary friend all my life. I don’t call him/her anything, but I talk to him/her all the time. My imaginary friend has never had a sex or color. He/she has just always been there, listening to me when no one else would.
 
If you could read one person’s mind, who would it be?
 
I would like to read a baby’s mind. I’ve always wondered what and how they think.
 
Would you rather see the future or change the past?
 
I would rather see the future. I am who I am because of the past, so I wouldn’t want to change me.
 
What do you do to have fun?
 
I read, visit my mom, and play with my grandchildren.
 
That’s it for me. I’m nominating:
 
Laura at FUONLYKNEW
Lonna at FLYLef
My questions:
 
 1. If you could be an inanimate object, what would you be?
 
 2. Where would you like to visit, and why?
 
 3. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
 
 4. What was your dream as a child?
 
 5. If you could only have one kind of food for the rest of your life, what      would you choose?
 
 6. If you could be a color, what color would you choose?
 
 7. Would you rather be rich and unhappy, or poor and happy?
 
 8. What is your biggest accomplishment?
 
 9. Do you have a favorite piece of clothing? 
 
10. What is your all time favorite song?
 
 Answer the questions. Or not. It’s up to you! Hope you have fun with this like I did! Thanks for stopping by! 

Review: Darkstorm

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Darkstorm by M.L. Spencer

Plot 4/5 : Interesting plot with some twists.
Characters 4/5 : Well fleshed out characters
World building 4/5 : An interesting setting
Pacing 4/5 : Steady pace with spurts of action.
Writing 5/5 : Beautifully written with tastefully written scenes of sexual encounters

Overall 4/5

I definitely recommend this book.

Purchased from Amazon.