Sunday, July 13, 2014

Week in Review (96)

Work is going well. I have no complaints. And I go on vacation next week. :P I'll be off for two weeks. This is very much needed and I'm looking forward to it. I do have plans...but we'll see how they pan out.

BOOKS READ
The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood

Ugh. This past week has sucked reading wise. I started four books and only finished one. Boo. Anyway, I've been re-reading Julie's books lately and this one was the one I was craving this week. I enjoy Christina and Lyon as a couple. They're sweet with each other and really funny. Christina is a bit of a Mary Sue but I put all that aside and just enjoy the story.


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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Week in Review (95)

So week two into my new office with new coworkers. Things continue to go well. I'm liking my team - we had one more addition this week and I think we're all a good fit for each other. I can see our work picking up over the next few weeks though - our team lead was off this week so we kind of kept on with our momentum from the week before but nothing new came about. I can see her pushing us this week and I'm honestly looking forward to it. :P

Saturday was fun. We were under a heat warning and I had a brain fart - buy a kiddie pool for the dogs. In previous years (pre-Charlie), I would have Max and She-Ra outside with me while my mom and I worked in the garden. I wanted to do that again, especially for She-Ra because she's been glued to my side lately, and I thought what's a good way to keep them cool in this crazy heat? A pool! Charlie loved it of course, JRTs love water, and She-Ra realized she could swim. haha And our garden looks good. We finally finished planting.

BOOKS READ

Fairytale Come Alive by Kristen Ashley

Holly recommended this one. I'd always overlooked it because it was paranormal and I'm not a fan of ghosts. I should have known better, this is Kristen Ashley for goodness sakes. I really enjoyed this one and read it really fast. The ending was corny as hell. But overall, I liked the characters and the story. Lovers reuniting. And KA really does write cute kids. I liked Prentice's kids.

REVIEWS POSTED
nada. I'm debating even taking this section out of these posts. LOL

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

July New Releases




Nath and I have our new releases post up at Breezing Through. Let us help you go broke. LOL

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Week in Review (94)

What follows is a bit of a rant.

This is coming late because yesterday was a tough day that I was still recuperating from today. I went to my grandpa's. There are a variety of issues that make that a trial for me sometimes. LOL My mom has a big family. And all my cousin's my age have children. So there are a lot of cousins in my age range. And kids of all ages. Well...the weather. The weather made things bad from the get go. It poured rain. And my grandpa's house is small and not air-conditioned. There are tons of mosquitoes. They are huge. Think hummingbird sized. And with all the little kids in and out of the house, there were a lot of mosquitoes inside. So I sprayed down with Off. Which makes me feel greasy on top of being hot and sweaty. Gross. I was just so uncomfortable and I didn't feel like I could sit down anywhere because all the little kids kept wanting to pet She-Ra. She was uncomfortable too. So yeah, overall I was just out of my bubble and feeling horrible about it. I was glad to see my Grandpa though. Oh and we got home close to 1am. But it was Sunday today and I got to sleep in.

Work wise - I've been in my new office for a week now. There are growing pains. There's differences in a small organization and then moving to the government level. First of all, nothing is provided for you. I have to bring my own kleenex, coffee, sugar and cream and cutlery. That seems a bit redonk. LOL But slowly and surely I'm getting more comfortable in my new space. Also, it helps that there are 3 others learning with me, so I'm not alone. And speaking of my new coworkers, they're great. I am working hard but my team is making it good work, we have a good energy. Change can be good.

June has been a slow reading month for me but things are slowly picking up.

BOOKS READ
All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

Rowena and I reviewed this one at Breezing Through. Link is below. I really enjoyed it and recommend it. It's new adult but its not dark-angsty. There's some parental issues on the heroine's part but they were good for the story, for the growth of the character. Now I want to watch Friday Night Lights and watch Matt Saracen and Julie Taylor. Plus Coach Taylor is definitely not hard on the eyes. :P

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

I have absolutely no freaking idea why I read this one. After Wena and I read and reviewed Fallen Too Far last year, I have been leery of this author. And this is her first book I believe. There were editing issues but the story overall wasn't horrible and it was better than Fallen Too Far. So I'm not giving up on this author just yet.

Devil's Game by Joanna Wylde

This is book 3 in the Reaper's MC series and this one is the best by far. Em and Liam's story started in book 2, when Liam kidnapped Em and Sophie (the heroine of book 2). Liam was going to use Em to bring peace between his MC and her father's. Things didn't go quite as planned but Em and Liam just can't quit each other. I loved this. Em and Liam were a great couple and I like how strong Em's character was. She grew up in the MC lifestyle so she knows the score. The previous two heroines weren't as strong.

REVIEWS POSTED
All Lined Up by Cora Carmack at Breezing Through

Thank god for those monthly reviews with Wena or I'd never get anything done. LOL

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

review at Breezing Through

I've got a buddy review of All Lined Up by Cora Carmack up at Breezing Through.

Check it out here.

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In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.

Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

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