Monthly Archives: August 2013

Friday Finds (Aug 30)

FF2_MdFRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

This is a new release this month and it looks like it has a lot of promise.

The Weight of Souls The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce

Sixteen year old Taylor Oh is cursed: if she is touched by the ghost of a murder victim then they pass a mark beneath her skin. She has three weeks to find their murderer and pass the mark to them – letting justice take place and sending them into the Darkness. And if she doesn’t make it in time? The Darkness will come for her…

She spends her life trying to avoid ghosts, make it through school where she’s bullied by popular Justin and his cronies, keep her one remaining friend, and persuade her father that this is real and that she’s not going crazy.

But then Justin is murdered and everything gets a whole lot worse. Justin doesn’t know who killed him, so there’s no obvious person for Taylor to go after. The clues she has lead her to the V Club, a vicious secret society at her school where no one is allowed to leave… and where Justin was dared to do the stunt which led to his death.

Can she find out who was responsible for his murder before the Darkness comes for her? Can she put aside her hatred for her former bully to truly help him?

And what happens if she starts to fall for him? (Goodreads Excerpt)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Friday Finds post, or share your ‘finds’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

Friday Finds is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!

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Is it Friday Yet? ( Aug 29)

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Seriously, this week has to be over soon! I don’t think I can make any more phone calls, type another memo, or have any more coffee. I need a break!

Never fear…

Tomorrow is Friday!

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Is it Friday Yet? post, or just a comment (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

Wordless Wednesday (Aug 28)

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WWW Wednesdays (Aug 28)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

Promise (Soul Savers, #1) Recently Finished: Promise by Kristie Cook. I really enjoyed this and will post a review soon.

Deity (Covenant, #3)Currently Reading: Deity (covenant #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout. So far it is fantastic!

Next for me?

I’m not sure but these are the one’s I have my eye on! I seem to be on a sequel kick!

Shine (Shade, #3) Apollyon (Covenant, #4) Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) Origin (Lux, #4)

Shine (Shade #3) by Jeri Smith-Ready

Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh mafi

Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!

Teaser Tuesday (Aug 27)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

Aiden shifted slightly and his thumb caressed the curve of my cheek. “I’m afraid of something.”

“What?” I whispered.

He drew in a deep, shuddering breath. “I’m afraid of never being allowed to feel what I do.”

(20% on kindle)

Deity (Covenant, #3) Deity (covenant #3) by Jennifer Armentrout

I am using the same book as last week since I am not finished reading it yet! So far this book is amazing and I love every minute of it. I will post a review as soon as I can. Reviews for the other books in the series are here:

https://cynthiastacey.com/2013/06/19/half-blood-covenant-1-by-jennifer-armentrout/

https://cynthiastacey.com/2013/07/22/pure-jennifer-armentrout/

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

Teaser Tuesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!

Man’s/Women’s best friend? Cats vsDogs?

Why do we refer to dogs as man’s best friend? Is it because they are loyal and loving no matter what? Does the expression refer to men and women or just men? Personally I am a huge fan of Cats. I love cats, all cats, big or small, furry or not. They are far superior to dogs in my experience. Yes they can be a little standoffish at times, but they offer so much love and affection and require little in terms of ‘high maintenance’. I mean I can leave the house for a few days and not have to worry about the cat. (Other than him being pissed when I return and doesn’t mind letting me know it!)

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Ten reasons cats are better than dogs :(in my opinion of course.)

1) You don’t walk a cat. (unless you want to drag it!) tumblr.com

2) You don’t have to pick up poop every day. (a sifting litter box is so much easier)

3) Cat noises don’t bother the neighbors.

4) You don’t have to give it a bath.

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(They HATE water)

5) Cats can sleep on the bed without taking up all the room. flickr.com (Unless you have a lot of Cats!)

6) Cat’s have personality. Just ask one!

7) Dogs are ‘high maintenance’ needing constant attention. petprojectz.blogspot.com
Cats amuse themselves and are independent.

8) The cat won’t hump your leg. dailykos.com

9) Cats smell nice! Dogs…not so much.

10) Cat’s are very affectionate A purr and a rub and you know you have a friend for life. A dog will lick your face off. (and remember where else that tongue has been! Ewww)

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So in conclusion then I infer that Cats are Women’s best friend. And we are so much better than men! Lol I am kidding.

So what do you think? Which do you prefer? Are you a cat lover? Or are you a dog lover? Or perhaps you like reptiles? Let me know in a comment. If you have any addition to my list please feel free to add. I love hearing from you.

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Friday Finds (Aug 23)

FF2_MdFRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

My Friday Finds this week was discovered while perusing through fellow blogger posts. It sounds interesting and I couldn’t resist.

Discovery (Book One of the Council Powers Trilogy) Discovery(Counsil Powers Trilogy #1) by Lisa White

Grace Mackay thought she was normal, a little shy maybe, but no less normal than any other struggling young waitress. But she did not know about the secretive Powers world. She did not know she was the last person on earth with the DNA needed for the Powers’ survival. And she certainly did not know her newest boyfriend, Gregory, was an Anti-Powers prince who intended to break her heart and her bones in no particular order.

But when she discovers that Ben, her best friend and unrequited former crush, is actually her secret Guardian with superhuman powers, Grace’s normal turns a little wacky. And when she learns that she has The Gift, the rare power to heal the injured and resurrect life with her touch, it is official – Grace is a weirdo even in the Powers world.

But what freaks Grace out more than all that is the fact she has feelings for Ben again – and he has feelings for her – which makes Grace’s new normal a lot more complicated. (Goodreads Excerpt)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Friday Finds post, or share your ‘finds’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

Friday Finds is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!