Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday - Free by Kristen Ashley

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. 
Generally, they're books that have yet to be released. 
It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The final Chaos book! I could cry! I LOVE these alpha bikers and how they love their women! 
I'm going to miss the Chao's crew so much!
There's a lot of exclamation points in this post I don't care!
Why do the best series have to end?! Why?!
And it's RUSH's book! I LOVE him! 

The book released yesterday but I haven't read the second to last book yet so I haven't bought it.
However, February is going to be Chaos month for me!
The final two books will be in my mitts and I will binge read and say farewell to this awesome series in flurry of tissues and feelings.

Through good times, bad times and times of war, Cole “Rush” Allen grew up in the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Along this journey, he watched his father, Tack, and his MC brothers fight, sweat, bleed and die to steer the Club to legitimacy.

And they’ve got one more battle on their hands.

A battle they have to win.

But when Rush meets the woman who put herself right in the thick of it, he knows he has to stop at nothing to get her out.

Rebel Stapleton has lost someone she loves to murder and she’s the kind of woman who’s going to do something about it. She puts her career on the line, and her life, to bring the man who did it to justice.

That is, she does this until Rush Allen intervenes.

Chaos is at war and they’re about to face the ultimate showdown. They’ll have to negotiate skeletons from the past, enemies becoming allies, and loved ones in the line of fire on their ride to be…


Anybody else read to say goodbye to Chaos?

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

TTT: The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List

What is Top Ten Tuesday?

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List

This should be a fairly easy question to answer except my TBR is a random mish-mash of Goodreads, Amazon Wishlist and notes in my planner. However! I've gone through them all and the most recent additions (based on date added) are...

The Boy I Grew Up With by Tijan

I'm shallow enough to admit that the cover is what caught my eye with this one but it was the blurb that put it high on my want list.

How To Hack A Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway

Both the cover and blurb for this one just shout super fun chick-lit.

Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

My cover lust had absolutely no bearing whatsoever on this being added to my want list.
Nope, not even those sexy ass glasses convinced me.
Oh wait...

Stone Cold Magic by Jayne Faith

I'm always on the hunt for new UF and this one sounds both similar to everything else but also a little bit different and a lot of fun!

Mouth to Mouth by Tessa Bailey

Covers... Book covers are my kryptonite. Get the right cover and I'll get excited about anything. Seriously. However, the blurb of this book also has me pretty excited so fingers crossed it's a good read!

Immortally Yours by Lindsey Sands

I haven't read this series in years but I like the sound of this one!

A Tale of Beauty and Beast by Melanie Cellier

My name is Nicci and I am a beauty and the beast re-telling fiend.
Plus, look at that cover! So pretty...

Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

Time traveling UF? Okay, I'll bite.

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella's books can be hit or miss for me but I'm loving the sound of this one!

Ruthless King by Maya Hughes

For the record, I HATE this cover. There's something disproportionate and weird about it... It creeps me out. However, the blurb has me interested so it got added to the list.


So, what about you? Any of these on your list? Have you read any? Let me know in the comments!

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Weekly Update #45

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!

Work continues to be blah and on the home front, I finally got my hair cut!
My head feels all funny now, lol. I'd grown it out over 15 months for my wedding and it was more than halfway down my back. Now? It's sitting above my collar bones.

That's pretty much my week. I worked. I vegged. I survived. Eventually, I'll have fun stuff to report once more... Like going outside and doing stuff for fun rather than just hibernating in my house. 😆

I finished an audiobook!
Oh yeah... The Last Hero by Rick Riordan.
It was an awesome story and the narrator was really enjoyable too.
Turns out listening to something well written and interesting (with a good narrator) in the car works for me! Tomorrow, I'm going to start the next book in this series - The Son of Neptune - and I'm excited!

It cropped up on the Facebook feed. It sounded nice and sweet. It was on KU. I clicked it. I read it.
It was very meh - super clean, inspirational brain fluff - but I read it in a few days!
Given the way I am at the moment with reading I was happy to have read it and not abandoned it after a few chapters.
Plus, this one counts towards my Royal Reading Challenge as one half of the happy couple was a prince. Boom!

Another kid book... This one was aimed at convincing kids that playing with real toys is more fun than playing with computers. It'll fail in its mission but it was a sweet read.

Kindle Unlimited


Embrace or Escape Winter? -  Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books
The Ultimate Wrap Up 2018 - Blushing Geek (Vanessa's - maybe? - back! Yeay!)
Tag Edition 36 - Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup (All the cat madness! I love it!)

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Movie)
I don't know why the little dude was determined to watch this after having finished the TV show but he did so we did! My opinion was that it was complete rubbish (especially when compared to the TV show) but the little dude was entertained so I guess that's all that counts.

After seeing Bumblebee at the cinema (which was kinda fun!), the little dude asked to watch all the other movies. Thus, Transformers.

It's not Freddie but it is still pretty amazing...

Kiddie Corner: Mini Reviews #2
Book Blogger Hop: 2018 Reading Total + 2019 Ambition
Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant To Read in 2018 But Didn't
Ranting: When Blog Tours Go Wrong

Top Ten Tuesday - Ten Most Recent Editions to my TBR
Book Blogger hop - Audio vrs ebook

Plus, some reviews! (I'm so behind on reviews...) And I'll be posting my January reading challenge update.

Have a great week all!

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Kiddie's Corner: Mini Reviews #2

The Not-So-Brave Penguin by Steve Smallman

Released: November 2018

Posy the penguin is scared of many things - snowstorms, loud noises, the dark - but when her adventurous friend Percy is missing, Posy plucks up the courage to overcome her fears and goes on an excursion to find him. After an intrepid journey, Posy finds an injured Percy in a dark cave. She rescues him and brings him home, realising in the end just how brave she can really be.

My Thoughts:

A nice simple, heart-warming, story I'd say would be perfect for kids aged 3-5 about being brave when it matters the most. Beautiful pictures and non-complicated language make it perfect for kids just starting out on their reading journey.

Despite it being perfect for younger kids, my seven-year-old enjoyed the 10-minute read, mostly because he's obsessed with penguins, but also because "it was charming". (< his actual words.)

Mario and The Aliens by Carolina Zanotti

Release Date: 12th February 2019 

Description: Little Mario is a computer geek who is on the computer day and night. He will not leave his computer. Suddenly he hears a commotion in the back yard--the aliens have landed! These creatures have heard about all the cool things that earth kids do to play, and they want to have fun too. Even though Mario doesn't know anything about riding a bike or playing tag or hide-and-go-seek, he soon learns how with his alien friends. Satisfied at having discovered the secrets of earth children, the aliens return to their planet, while Mario learns the joys of playing outside.

My Thoughts:

Mario and The Aliens is a cute little book aimed at convincing kids that making new friends, spending time outdoors, and playing with toys is more fun than playing with computers/electronics all the time.
The story was amusing and the pictures were well done and I think younger kids will enjoy it. However, the book is targeted at 5-7-year-olds and while I certainly won't argue with it being perfectly suitable for a 5-year-old, it was a way too simple for my 7-year old. He read the book to me, he thought it was sweet but ultimately it was just too simple a read for him.