November 1st

It’s that time of year again….NaNowriMo – for those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. The month of the November is an important month for all us would be authors, fancy-ourselves authors, and authors. The month of November is dedicated to writing a little each day until you have a full novel. The catch? You have to start writing on November 1. Sure you can brainstorm before and even come up with a title but as to putting pen to paper or fingers to keys, it’s all done in real-time starting today, November 1 and ending November 30.

Every year I mean to participate, I’ve done it once and haven’t been able to finish or even make a dent in my number count. It doesn’t help that life gets in the way; work, friends, colleagues and responsibilities pulling you in different directions all the while you’re trying to make time to sit down an hour or two everyday and write your heart out. Or, if you’re like me, you realize that maybe you weren’t meant to be a writer after all, maybe you were meant to be exactly what you are and that is a reader.

There’s nothing wrong with being a reader, that’s what I am, but wouldn’t it be nice to test the bounds of your abilities? Write something that may never get published and may not even be good but knowing all the while that you accomplished something meaningful to you in the amount of time you were given?

I know I would love to and I guess that’s why I’m going to try NaNoWriMo this year. It may not be any good (I doubt it will be good) but I will endeavor to write my story here on my blog a little at a time until the end of November. It will be my personal challenge, so NaNoWriMo here I come.

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Yes, I have been AWOL and neglecting my blog, I know this, and I’m sadden by it, and I hope this time I am here to stay. It will be like that first year again but better. I had a blogpiphany, ideas just came to me; how to revamp, what to write, themes! For the first time in a long time I’ve recaptured the love of blogging about my books. I’m still reading, and believe it or not I am actually doing the 100 book review challenge I set for myself, and now I just need to post them.

So, I am popping in to say hello and yes I am still alive and I will be back. I missed all my blog friends, I think I liked life better when I didn’t have a job or a life.



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From then to Now

For my reading challenge this year, I decided to read 100 books and write reviews for each. I kept thinking, “what’s the point in reading so many if I can’t keep the story lines of each in my head?” That’s why this year the numbered goal to read is 100, and he overall goal is to write a review for each one. Now, I’ve been pretty bad at keeping up with book blogging, which is sad since it was something that I was obviously so very passionate about, and while life happened, pulling me in different directions, I always had time to read; which stands to reason that I should have had time to blog.

And while I know this is a book blog, I can’t help but want to put down some of my thoughts down. journey

When I got the notification from WordPress that this blog has been here for a year, I had a chance to take stock on where my life was when I first started and where it is now. I’ve come a long way. The year I started blogging I was living with my sister, I hopped from one to the other trying to figure what I was going to do to get my life back on track (long story). I had to come back to Canada eventually but where was I going to go? I couldn’t go home and all the friends I had made were in the States. I had one here though and when she told me that the city she was calling home was cheap since it was in the midst of a University I jumped at the opportunity. Next thing I know, I’m in a  strange city, in my older country 4 years later after being gone. So much had changed.

It was just the beginning.



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REVIEW: 500 Days

Casper Covington had his music, women, and pretty much anything he wanted at his disposal. But the one thing that plagued his thoughts constantly was the one thing he couldn’t have. The girl he met six months ago. A drunken one night stand that he couldn’t get out of his head. The only thing he remembered from that night was her green eyes and the ivy tattoo that stretched the length of her body. In his attempts to put an end to the tortuous dreams of the mysterious girl, Casper’s attention is caught by the new bartender. There’s just something so familiar about her that his need to get to know her becomes more troublesome than he expected.

Alexis Radcliff was raised by her four brothers making her as tough as nails on the outside but on the inside she wanted what every girl did – someone to love her, faults and all. She would be damned if she admitted that out loud and made a point to show she could use men just as easily as they used women. But when a sexy musician starts to show interest in Alex she has a hard time convincing herself to stay away. Alex knows everyone has secrets but hers are ones she doesn’t want to share. But when she can no longer fight her feelings, her dark past slowly starts to unravel.

Can true love conquer all? Or are past ghosts a haunting premonition of what lies ahead?

Author: Jessica Miller 

Series: N/A

Published: April 14, 2014 by Amazon

Source: Goodreads

Thoughts:  “Tough as nails on the oustide but all she wanted was someone to love her”  I call Bullshit, you can’t be that prickly, rude and standoff-ish is you claim to want someone to love you. The synopsis got that wrong. Batshit Crazy! Alex is batshit crazy and I have yet to meet a person in RL that is as batshit crazy as she is. This woman runs hot almost all the time and cold every once in a while. I don’t see how you can KNOW that something is your fault, you ruined your friendship and then bite HIS head off…for what? Why, how are you justified in being a crazy lunatic that has no handle on your emotions. She’s so damn ANGRY all the time. I’m a girl and I don’t even want to put up with her mood swings and anger issues and indecisiveness. If I were Casper I would have ditched all efforts of winning her over a long time ago. No one is worth that much effort. No one. There has to be some give and take and Alex doesn’t give shit, I have yet to see any redeeming or love-inducing qualities about this girl. AND she’s a hypocrite, she sleeps around AS MUCH as Casper, yet he’s the manwhore, he’s the one that can’t do relationships. Look in the mirror or better yet listen to Declan who tells you that you’re a hypocrite. Batshit Crazy! And through all that Casper sticks, around he shows her that he can change that he does love her and he is worthy of her, to the point where I felt he was too good for her (but that’s my opinion) . Love conquered all in this frustratingly maddening HEA novel.


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Wishlist Wednesday #18

Wishlist WednesdayWishlist Wednesday is a book blog meme where I will post about one book per week that has been on my wishlist for some time, or just added, that I can’t wait to get off the wishlist. 

Thank you, Pen to Paper for hosting such a wonderful weekly meme!

For this Wishlist Wednesday…drum roll please…..


FThe New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street returns to the bar where it all began with Braden and Joss for a white-hot new novella full of passion and drama.

When he’s not working at the club, Craig Lanaghan looks out for his mother and little sisters. So when it comes to women, all he wants is a good time. But once Rain Alexander walks into his life, there’s no denying that this woman could be worth much more than a one-night stand….

Rain’s lifelong regret is having left her sister Darcy alone years ago with a guardian who turned out to be abusive. So when Darcy’s boyfriend publicly humiliates her in a cruel way, Rain’s overprotective instincts kick in and she follows him to Club 39—where she meets a guy who just might be her perfect match.

The chemistry between Rain and Craig is explosive, but Rain is out for revenge, and refuses to be sidetracked by flirtation. As things between them heat up, she’ll have to make a heartbreaking choice between giving in to the man of her dreams or putting her sister’s happiness first….



I can’t believe there is another book and I wasn’t aware. Its coming out in November, next week! November 3, 2015! Guys I’m so excited! I absolutely loved this series and to think that it didn’t have to end with Cole and Shannon, even though I just found out there was a 6 and this is 6.5.  My excitement has no words.

What’s on your wishlist? November 3, 2015  

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