Monday, July 31, 2017

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson (ARC) - Review


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I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Now: June, an anthropologist who specializes in ancient technology, discovers a hidden world that lurks just below our own when she comes across a secret inside a three hundred year old mechanical doll. Before she knows it both her career and her life are at stake, and she finds herself on a worldwide adventure with a brand new ally in her corner. Russia, 1725: The Tsar's mechanician brings to life Peter and Elena, two human-like machines who are destined to serve empires. The two siblings have trouble assimilating into this pre-Victorian society and find themselves pulled right into the heart of a war that's been going on for centuries.


I've been wanting to try a Daniel H. Wilson story for a while now and when I heard about The Clockwork Dynasty I was instantly intrigued by the clockwork automatons. Plus, I couldn't resist the idea of the steampunk elements featuring in both the early 18th century and the present day settings. Overall, I loved the scenes from the 1700s focusing on Peter and Elena - the mythology behind the avtomats (the automatons) is richly detailed and creative. I couldn't resist seeing how real life history tied into the story. Although I enjoyed June's story which is set in the present day and is expertly tied into the flashbacks, I found myself much more intrigued by the past's secret history. Anyway, the story has just about the perfect ending - it wraps up the core storyline, but leaves room for plenty more. I have my fingers crossed for more! If done well, I would love to see a movie or tv adaptation of this novel - plenty of action, adventure, and intrigue to go around. If you like sci-fi, robots, steampunk, clockwork automatons, Peter the Great and the Russian Empire, and Georgian era England, you will love this fast-paced, adventure filled new novel from the author of Robopocalypse.



I read this ARC from July 12 - 20, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads.

Music Monday: Welcome To Night Vale, Year 4 - The Weather, Pt. 1


Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.

I've just recently finished listening to Year 4 of my favorite podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, and I thought I would share some of my favorite songs from the Weather this week and next week.  Here we go, in episode order: "Children of God" by AJJ (from Episode 72, "Well of Night"), "The Heroine" by Unwoman (from Episode 73, "Tryptich "), and "Meet You at the Gate" by Jayne Trimble (from Episode 77, "A Stranger").  This podcast has introduced me to so much good music!





Friday, July 28, 2017

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh + 50/50 Friday

 



On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook.  Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.  As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.   Then, for  50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.


This week I'm spotlighting one of my current library reads, Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh.  I'm not very far along into yet, but I'm loving what I've already read.  As soon as I heard that this author was doing a medieval era Japanese fantasy retelling of Mulan, that's all I really needed to know!


Beginnings: 

In the beginning, there were two suns and two moons.

56:

Now it was dark; now the day had given way for the creatures of the night to come slithering from their holes.

Alas, the particular creatures Mariko sought were not of a punctual sort.

50/50 Friday: Place you buy the most/least books

Most - Thrift stores, antique shops, overstock stores, and library sales - What can I say?  I like saving money and sometimes you can really find some great books!

Least - Physical independent bookstores - Unfortunately, there aren't many in my area.  I like to support the one that is near me because they're great, but then again newer hardback books are so expensive at full price.


Have you read Flame in the Mist yet?  Did you like it?  Where do you buy the most of your books?  Thanks as always for visiting my blog and perhaps commenting down below.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Make Me Read It Readathon - Announcement and Poll


Happy Thursday everyone!  This is my sign up post for the Make Me Read It Readathon, hosted by Ely @ Tea and Titles and Val @ The Innocent Smiley.  I remembered seeing readathon around the blogosphere last year and I thought I'd take part this year (the readathon's third year) for the first time.  It begins midnight wherever you are on August 6th and goes through to August 13th.

Rules:
Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you've borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I'd pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.

Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/ booktubers/ bookstagrammers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.

When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there's a tie, then it's your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.

The books I hope to tackle during this readathon have been on my shelf for quite a while now.  It's high time I finally knock them of my mountainous tbr!

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle - This novella is a Lovecraft inspired horror fantasy set in the 1920s New York.

Nevermore (Supernatural #1) by Keith R.A. DeCandido - You might already know that Supernatural is one of my favorite tv shows.  In fact, I've read another one of the tie-in novels (One Year Gone, which was number seven and it pretty good actually, if a bit different) and I recently got a hold of the first book in the series.  It takes place during season two of the show right after Crossroad Blues.

Ghost of Manhattan (The Ghost #1) by George Mann - This decopunk novel also features an alternate Roaring 20s and it sounds like it has a fun mystery.  Some of the reviews I've seen haven't been so great, but I'd still like to try it out.

The Way Through the Woods (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #45) by Una McCormack - I've heard a lot of good things about this series six set Doctor Who tie-in novel.  It sounds like it'll be a creepy one too alternating between 2011 and 1917.

Ex-Heroes (Ex-Heroes #1) by Peter Clines - I loved this authors novel The Fold and this series started sounds like it could be fun - flawed superheroes vs. zombies, bring it on!

Now it's your turn to decide what I'll be reading and in what order, so let's get to the poll!

The Poll: 

What Should I Read?

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
Nevermore (Supernatural #1) by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Ghost of Manhattan (The Ghost #1) by George Mann
The Way Through the Woods (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #45) by Una McCormack
Ex-Heroes (Ex-Heroes #1) by Peter Cline

SurveyMaker


Thanks for voting!  I'm looking forward to seeing what I'll be reading during the readathon!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Music Monday: Favorite Disney Villain Songs, Pt. 2


Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.

This week I'm back sharing more favorite Disney villain songs - "Be Prepared" from The Lion King (1994) & "The Mob Song" from Beauty and the Beast (1991).  The Lion King was the first movie my mom ever took me to see at the movie theater, I was 5 and the stampede scene and this song just about did little me in!  When they do the live action version of this movie, I wouldn't care if everything else was different, but Scar has to be exactly the same - Jeremy Irons has to come back to provide the voice!  "The Mob Song" is also just as scary now as it was when I first saw it, but you have to admit, Richard White has a marvelous singing voice!  I have to admit that I was pleased with how the scene turned out in the new live action movie - who knew Luke Evans could sing?!





Sunday, July 23, 2017

Environmentally Friendly by Elias Zanbaka - Review


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I received a free copy of this short story from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Sgt. Schaefer, an LAPD officer, helps people fight their enemies. Even if one of those people, Sgt. Major Bushnell, has just broken out of a psychiatric ward, has declared war on Mother Nature and has brutal plans to exact his revenge on nature. Schaefer has a whole team, willing or otherwise, to help him make sure Bushnell's revenge goes off without a hitch to better help him in the long run.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this short story, but it's a nonstop adrenaline rush of a tale. For only nineteen pages long, Environmentally Friendly sure packs an intense punch. It took me a couple of pages to get into the swing of things, but once I did I was absolutely hooked. I wouldn't say no to seeing more of Sgt. Schaefer in the future. If you're looking for a unique and clever short story to keep you on the edge of your seat, you need to try Environmentally Friendly by Elias Zanbaka.


I read this short story ebook on July 12, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads.

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Nevernight by Jay Kristoff + 50/50 Friday

 



On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook.  Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.  As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.   Then, for  50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.


This week I'm spotlighting one of my current reads, Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) by Jay Kristoff.  This is going to be my fourth book on my way to my first Bookish Bingo - I actually hosted a poll on Twitter to narrow it down to this one!  I actually don't know why I haven't already read this because it sounds like it'll be amazing.


Beginning:

People often shit themselves when they die.

56:

"Why do you call your horse Flowers?" Mia asked, as she and Tric prepared to climb.

"... What's wrong with Flowers?"

"Well, most men name their horses something a little more... manly, is all."

"Legend or Prince or suchlike."

"I met a horse named Thunderhoof once."  She raised a hand.  "Light's truth."

50/50 Friday: Most/ Least Favorite Character Name



Most - Adelina from The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu - Although Adelina is not a heroine, she still has one of the most beautiful names out there.  It's still one of my favorites.


Least - Renesmee from Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga #4) by Stephenie Meyer - Renée and Esmé are fine names on their own, so please just pick one.  And, what the heck was with that nightmare CGI baby in the movie?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Liebster Award, Pt. 11


Thanks very much for nominating me for The Liebster Award, Genni! I can't believe this is my 11th nomination...wow, thanks everyone!  If you haven't checked out Genni's blog @ Ready, Set, Read!, you're really missing out - you need to check out her little space on the internet.  This time I believe I'll just be sharing my answers to the questions that Genni has set to me. Let's get started:

1) What is your favorite book of the year so far?


A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab - A perfect series ender!

2) If you could un-read a book, what would it be?


Probably Fallen by Lauren Kate - and I only read the first couple of chapters!

3) If you could read a book again like it was the first time, what would it be?


The entire Harry Potter series - no doubt about it!

4) What advice would you give to a blogger who just started off?

Read what you enjoy and post about what you are interested in.

5) Shout out some of your favorite bloggers!

Tammy @ Book, Bones & Buffy
Emily @ Ink, Inc.
Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense
Sam @ Tsundoku

6) Dream cast the book you answered for number 1!

This is so difficult!  Okay, how about this:


Lila - Brianna Hidebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead from Deadpool)


Kell - Cameron Monaghan (Jerome from Gotham)


Rhy - Avan Jogia (Beck from Victorious)


Alucard - Rahul Kohli (Ravi from iZombie)

7) What is your favorite classic or a classic that you want to read right away?

One of these days I will read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - I can't believe I've missed it!

8) What do you prefer: e-books, audiobooks, hardcover, or paperback?

Hardcover, but if only they weren't so expensive.

9) If you could only read one author for the rest of your life, who would it be?

J.K. Rowling - see answer to question 3!

10) What has been the best movie you have seen all year?


In the theater?  I loved having the opportunity to see both Wonder Woman and Baby Driver!  I highly recommend them!

11) And lastly (and possible most importantly).... dogs or cats?


Cats - just look how cute Finn is in this photo!


Again, thanks so much for the nomination, Genni!

Summer 2017 Comment Challenge August Sign-Up Post


The Comment Challenge, hosted by Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense and Lonna @ FLYLēF, is back for August!  This challenge is an fantastic way to connect with fellow book bloggers.  If you haven't already taken part, I highly recommend giving it a shot as it's a great way to make new blogging pals.  Through previous incarnations of this challenge last summer and winter, I've had the opportunity to get to know Ellen and Sierra @ Quest ReviewsMari @ Story and SomnomancyAnne @ Head Full of BooksLia @ Lost In A StoryBill @ BillbrarianLonna @ FLYLēFBalie @ Nerd in New York, and Rissi @ Finding Wonderland.  I plan on being ambitious by commenting 10+ times with my to be assigned partner - I can't wait to get to know you, whoever you are!  You can also tweet along on Twitter with the hashtag #Summer17CC.  It's been a wonderful Summer so far!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Strange Practice by Vivian Shawn (ARC) - Review


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I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Greta Helsing follows in her family's footsteps by inheriting an extremely specialized, and sometimes just plain freaky, medical practice. She's one of very few doctors to supernatural creatures and everything that goes bump in the night. Greta doesn't have magical powers herself, unless you count treating banshees for vocal strain, mummies from coming completely unraveled, and the like. It's fairly quiet and doesn't pay a lot, but she's been prepared for this all of her just supernatural-adjacent life. Then, a group of monks suddenly begins killing fellow Londoners - the living and the undead - and Greta has to put all of her not inconsiderable skills to the test if she wants to stop these deranged murderers, save her life, clients, and her medical practice.

Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw is an incredibly promising beginning for a brand new urban fantasy series. I'm so glad that I got selected via NetGalley to review this novel. It has so much to love about it from a great central mystery, an intriguingly quirky cast of characters, a great monster lineup, and it's plenty creepy. Although some of the medical aspects comes across as a bit overly technical and clinical, the characters are what really make the story come to life. My favorites from the story are Ruthven and Fastitocolon (you can call him Fass). Ruthven is a vampire, of the classic draculine type, and a long time friend of Greta's and Fass has known her family for generations, he's definitely powerful but no one really wants to be the one to directly ask him what he is exactly - that would be rude. Another character that's really cool to see get a modern treatment is Francis Varney, aka the title character from the gothic penny dreadful Varney the Vampyre. And, yes, there is quite a difference between vampires and vampyres!

Overall, if you love dark urban fantasy, gothic horror, a solid mystery, and memorable characters, Vivian Shaw's newest novel, Strange Practice is a real treat. I'm dying to see what's next up in the Dr. Greta Helsing series. Do yourself a favorite and try your next favorite!



I read this ARC from July 2 - 12, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Music Monday: Favorite Disney Villain Songs, Pt. 1


Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.

This week I'm sharing two of my favorite Disney villain songs - "Friends on the Other Side" from The Princess and the Frog (2009) & "Hellfire" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996).  "Friends on the Other Side" is easily my favorite song from The Princess and the Frog and - Keith David, as Dr. Facilier, has great voice.  As for "Hellfire", this is probably the darkest song of all Disney songs and it used to scare the crap out of me when I first saw it as a seven year old.  Also, this is the song that makes me think Disney would do a decent job with Les Miz.





Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Funday: Summer Vacation, Book Haul, and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)


Happy Sunday everyone!  This weekend I thought I'd share some of my favorite photos that I took while on vacation during the first week of July (that's why I was a bit absent - I sure am glad I can schedule posts ahead!), books I picked up on my travels, and my thoughts on Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)!  During my vacation I traveled from my home state of Ohio through Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.  Before this year, I had never been to Vermont and aside from fascinating sights and breathtaking scenery I was really interested in solving some mysteries involving family history in the state - I may do a post about this in the topic in the future because I've found out some some really cool things about one of my ancestors!  Anyway, I took a ton of pictures during that week, but the eight photos below are from my favorite places  that I had the opportunity to visit.


Bennington Battle Monument in Bennington, Vermont - This monument commemorates the Revolutionary Battle of Bennington (August 16, 1777) which is considered to be a major turning point in the war.  Construction on the monument was completed in 1891 and it stands 306 feet and 4.5 inches - that would have been something to see back then!



View into Bennington from the Monument - From the monument you can even see Massachusetts and New York!  The white steeple of the church that you can see belongs to the Old First Church of Bennington.  


Robert Frost's Grave - The four time Pulitzer winner is buried in the Old Bennington Cemetery which is adjacent to the Old First Church of Bennington.  The librarian in me couldn't miss this!  Also check out that epigraph - "I had a lover's quarrel with the world."


Quechee Gorge, Quechee State Park in Quechee, Vermont - The Quechee Gorge (pronounced: Kwee-chee) is the deepest gorge in Vermont at 165 feet.  Some of the best views of the gorge can be be seen from the Rt. 4 bridge where it goes over the Ottauquechee River which is where my photo was taken.


Quechee Gorge, At River Level - At the state park there's a walking path to go down to the riverside and see the gorge close up.  One of the other visitors, a regular, said that the water level was actually quite a bit higher than usual due to all of the rainfall they've had lately.  See that stacked up pile of stones in the top left of my photo - yeah, with all the water rushing by like that now you wouldn't be able to stack them up without having your feet taken out from under you.


Portland Head Light in Portland, Maine- I've actually been hear before, but as I was going to be in that area on my route home I knew I needed to stop and take in the sights again!  Beautiful!



Kinzua Bridge Sky Walk, Kinzua Bridge State Park in Mt. Jewett. Pennsylvania - I have to admit that I just randomly stumbled upon this one on my way home through Pennsylvania - and it was one of the coolest things I had the opportunity to see this week.  This bridge was originally the longest and highest train viaduct in the world when it was built in 1882 (it was later rebuilt in 1900 with stronger materials) at 301 feet high and 2,053 feet long.  For perspective, the Statue of Liberty stands at 305 feet tall.  Anyway, back in 2003 a tornado tore down a portion of the bridge, and remaining section was redesigned and fortified as a pedestrian walkway and viewing platform.  Spectacular views all around!



Kinzua Bridge Sky Walk, The View from the End of the Viewing Platform - You know that tornado I mentioned?  Well the wreckage and ruins of the other end of the bridge were never removed - and it looks just plain awesome that way!  See those two rows of concrete pillars going all the way to the other end of the photo - those are the concrete footers for the viaduct and they'd actually be over your head in height if you were standing down there beside one of them!

 

While I'm on vacation, I've always enjoyed going into local shops of all types and antique shops to see what I can scrounge up.  Of course, I always have my eyes out for books and I think I found some real winners this year:

Dragonwyck by Anya Seton - Ever see the 1946 movie of the same title starring Gene Tierney and Vincent Price?  Well this 1944 novel is the story that inspired the film.

The Big Eye by Max Ehrlich - This 1949 sci-fi novel is set in 1960 and while everyone's worried about atomic war, they realize they have bigger problems - another planet is on collision course with Earth which will bring doom in two years time.  I watch a lot of classic sci-fi movies and this seems quite promising.

Bootleggers, Lobstermen, and Lumberjacks: Fifty of the Grittiest Moments of the History of Hardscrabble New England by Matthew P. Mayo - This sounds like it's going to be a good collection of stories, plus I have to admit I have a hard time resisting a good list.

The Scalpel of Scotland yard: The Life of Sir Bernard Spilsbury by Douglas G. Browne and E.V. Tullett - Of all of these, I expect this is biography is going to easily be the most fascinating - as one of the best forensic pathologists in newly emerging field.


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Last Sunday, the last day vacation, I was able to see Spider-Man: Homecoming - I have to admit, I was really hyped up for it going in, especially after Tom Holland's turn in Captain America: Winter Soldier!  While this movie wasn't my favorite MCU film, it's still a lot of fun and it's quite funny to boot.  I loved the first two Tobey Maguire movies, and while Spider-Man 2 is still my favorite, I think Spider-Man: Homecoming is truly a breath of fresh air.  Aside from the awesome action scenes, stunts, and CGI, a lot of this comes down to Tom Holland's performance as Peter Parker and his alter ego - he's got the act down.  Plus, it's nice to see that the actor portraying the character is so much closer in age to a real high school student!  The real scene stealer of the movie though is Ned, Peter's school friend, played by Jacob Batalon - I'm really looking forward to seeing more from him in the future.  By the way, did you notice that Flash is played by Tony Revolori, aka Zero from The Grand Budapest Hotel?  Overall, if you're a fan of Spider-Man, you need to see Marvel's newest outing!



Next up: Dunkirk & Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!  Happy Sunday!

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Cold Summer by Gwen Cole + 50/50 Friday

 



On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook.  Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.  As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.   Then, for  50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.


This week I'm spotlighting one of my current reads (and one of my most anticipated reads of the year), Cold Summer by Gwen Cole!  I can't resist a good time travel story, and I like the sound of present day and WWII as the primary settings.  Plus, look at that gorgeous cover!  Let's go!


Beginning:

For me, seasons don't exist.

Only I know what it feels like when summer turns to winter in an instant.  When one minute I'm in my bed and the next I'm up staring at snow-covered trees, wondering what year I'm in.

56:

I try to keep my hands from shaking.  They're fine right now.  They usually are when my mind is on the present - wherever I happen to be.

50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Book Trope


Favorite - The Chosen One, I'll admit that sometimes this can get old, but when this is done well or differently it can be my favorite.



Least Favorite - Instalove, you might be able to guess that if you've spent any time on my blog!

Thanks as always for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!  Happy Friday!