A-Z Bookish survey

Hi readers! Hope all of you are well! Yesterday I did a live feed via my Instagram. It was the A-Z bookish survey that I saw @haileyinbookland do on her youtube channel, so naturally I had to do my own. I wanted to share it typed up for all of you as well as I am missing blogging so much and looking for new content daily. So lets get into it

~How this works. Each letter of the alphabet corresponds with a question. Some will contain pictures and some will not. I would love to read more of these or answer any questions so please comment or by all means do your own!

A: Authors you read the most from? For me that is Cat Winters, J.K Rowling, Lemony Snicket, Cassandra Clare, Roald Dahl and the list literally keeps going…

B: Best sequel ever!harry-potter-seriesObviously I had to go with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets plus all the other amazing books in the series!

C: Current Read:

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Right now I am reading Blackest Nights by Geoff Johns. This was recommended to me by my best buddy Ray. He is a super hero junkie and that was one thing that we really bonded over and the other day I was mentioning I wanted to read more graphic novels and he suggested this. I am about 40 pages in and it is so amazing!

D: Drink of choice while reading? For me that’s coffee. That’s my drink of choice for anything that I am doing! It can hot, iced, blended, I don’t care.

E: e-reader or physical book: For me I love a physical book. Its a sensory thing for me. I love the feel of a book in my hands, I love the way they smell I love the sound of the pages turning. However… I love my kindle and I just ordered a new one with more space so that in itself is amazing!!

F: Fictional character I would have dated in high school?

SimonSIMON LEWIS!!! I love him so much!! I don’t know what it is, but he literally is perfect!

G: Glad you gave this book a chance!

imagesFQRSJFV3I was not interested in this series at all, but a lady that I used to work with convinced me to try it and oh my gosh, what a great read this was. I loved all aspects of this book. I found it so refreshing of a story, and something so different!

H:Hidden Book Gem:

ClearingI chose a different book for my live feed because I no longer have a copy of this but this book was so amazing. It is a love story that travels through time. Its so gorgeous and so hearbreaking and such a fast great read.

I: Important moment in your reading life? For me that was when I became a reader. I always watched my mama and nana read and I wanted to be able to just sit and read and book like them. It took me until I was 14 to find my love for reading but once I did it was hooked!

J: Just Finished.. This is a bittersweet topic. So… I just finished Caraval by Stephanie Garber and I was so disappointed with it. I gave it two stars out of 5… if you want to read my review check out my book blog http://www.elsewherebookreviews.blogspot.com

K: Kind of book you wont read: Sci Fi and Thriller.

L: Longest book read:

HP5.pngAt a whopping 766 pages!!

M: Major book hangover: ifhehadbeenwithme_120717This frickin book! It was suggested to me by my best friend, Sharon and I had no idea how amazing it was and how exhausted I would be upon finishing. It was so good and so sad!

N: Number of book cases. I have 1 full size shelf, and 2 smaller shelves.

O: One book you read multiple times.Harry_Potter_and_the_Prisoner_of_Azkaban_(US_cover)I have read this book probably a dozen times and my poor copy is so tattered and the spine is so broken 😦 But this is a book that every time I read it I find more and more I love about it.

P:Preferred place to read? For me that is my bed. I am such a busy person and so I literally have to pencil in time to read and it usually ends up being at bedtime, when I have the puppy asleep and a few quiet moments for myself.

Q: Quote that inspires you. I am a quotation queen and there are so many that I love but right now I am hooked on this … It’s really liberating to say no to shit you hate~ Hannah Horvath. This is quote I heard from the show Girls, and I am one who always feels like I have to please everyone and say yes just to keep everyone smiling but when I heard this I was like hell yes!

R: Reading Regret: My biggest regret is that I didn’t enjoy reading sooner. I feel like I lost so many years of reading because I hated it so much.

S: Series you started and need to finish: What series haven’t I started and need to finish?…

T: Three favorite books:

U: Unapologetic fangirl:

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I love supernatural! My sister Jamie has been a die hard fan since day one and I thought it was actually pretty lame for a long time. One summer when I was housesitting I had finished all of my shows on Netflix and this was one that I hadn’t really tried and after the pilot I text Jamie and was like “oh my gosh how did I not like this show.”

V:Very excited for this release!

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This is coming out the day before my wedding anniversary and OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!

W: Worst bookish habit. I am notorious for not giving a book long enough to get good. If I am not hooked within at least the first 5 chapters then I will put it away and I wont try again.

X: x marks the spot, pick the 27th book on your shelf

BS.pngLucky number 27!

Y: Your latest Purchase: I don’t have a picture of what I currently bought but I got the Illustrated edition of Alice in Wonderland with the drawings done by Camille Rose Garcia 🙂

Z: and Z I don’t like the theme of the question so that wraps this survey up!

I hope all of you enjoyed this and check back for more book tag fun!

200 questions challenge Day 1

If you didn’t have to sleep what would you do with your extra time?

 

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This is a quick snapshot from my Instagram. Its titled “Just a girl and her books”

 

 

This is an easy question! I would read. I feel like throughout my day I don’t get enough time to sit with my book and just read. Between taking care of my boys (Kyle and Kevin the bulldog) school, keeping up on housework and laundry, and many other various things by the time I have time to read I am dozing off in bed. I love to read so much and it breaks my heart that finding time is so hard. However I joined this awesome book club Buxom Book Beauties and we read 2 books per month. I am reading one of the 2 and this month it is…

Caraval.pngI am on chapter 3 as of right now and I am unsure of how I feel about it, but having a specific amount of time to read a book really gets me pumped so I am looking forward to this book!

 

See all of you tomorrow for day 2

Little Things I want to do

Hi everyone! I was really inspired to write tonight. I have a friend, who I used to work with, who just started her own blog and I am loving it! Reading the two posts she has really got me excited. With the upcoming election I felt like I wanted to take this time to write about some things I want to accomplish in the upcoming year that are in no way heavy or overly emotional. So here is my next 365 goal sheet!

  1. Keep working on this blog! I have loved sharing my life, my loves and bearing my soul to all of you. I am working on ideas for more content and I am hoping to do some Vlogs as well!!!
  2. Read, Read, Read. My goal for 2016 was to read AT LEAST 50 books and I have only read 17, I think! My problem being that I have been keeping my home, chores and my business ahead of me time. So next year I want to read at least 25 books and here are some of the titles I am stoked to start!

I have read the first book Dark Lover in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R Ward. Recommended to me by a gorgeous woman who I have never met in person. Miss Meg you inspire me to read daily!  I am on book 13 of The Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole and if you follow my co-book blog with my  best friend Ashley, you saw my whole post about this series! I am currently reading book 2 The Darkest Kiss in the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter and it is knocking book 1 out of the park!!! There are many more books I have and need to read but it seems like around this time of year I get super inspired to pull out my supernatural smut collections!

3.Build and sell more on my Etsy! I recently started my own Etsy shop and I am LOVING getting back into my craft. I showcased the shop on a previous post but I will share some of my work as of late 🙂

4. Finish my AA degree. I have 2 maybe 3 more classes to take and Oh.My.Gosh I am ready to wrap up! I have been in school forever working to get my AA degree and I still have a lot of school left for the Masters degree I want. I have been thinking about a program to take to at least give me something to fall back on. I am thinking about a certification in Interior Decorating. I love decorating. I have a great eye for color and I love making peoples vision take shape. Also its a quick program and would be something I could have on the back burner (unless my Etsy takes off, then I will focus on that )

Well I think that is enough for now. I will be posting more and more the remainder of the year! See you soon

Reading Recommendations

Hey Readers, I just posted this via Instagram and my co-blog but I am going on a booish date this weekend. My husband told me last night that its a date weekend and since we only have a 2 day weekend rather than our usual 4 we are not traveling home. I am in need of some book recommendations. I do not like Dystopian or Sci Fi or Classics. I will read romance, fantasy, horror, contemporary etc. Please comment some amazing reads!