I am not lost…

March 5, 2018

End of an Era

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In May of 2008, in order to take the place of our last lost cat Jamie, we brought home a tiny fluffy black kitten.  Dad always tells the story that she kept clawing at the box, one arm through the airhole, determined to get out. He always says that he was worried he’d have to pull the car over and just leave it to the cat.

By the time he got her home, she was covered in her own mess, spooked and dirty. He cleaned her up, and when my mother and I got home, they were curled up, fast friends. Zaphod has been my dad’s cat ever since.



January 29, 2018


I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 

I’m never write sure what to make of the books I pick up from netgalley. I’ve read some really amazing things, and I’ve found some authors I will actively avoid in the future. I don’t mind the disparity of it; it’s part of the charm of the site. I’d rather have a mixed bag than always know what to expect.

I know, this is a pretty ominous opening to a review, huh? It sounds worse than it is, I promise.


January 16, 2018

It’s Going to be Okay

Getting back into a habit of anything is hard. You’d think I would have learned this lesson by now, but alas, here I sit with absolutely nothing accomplished of attempting to get back into the swing of things.

I have my bullet journal all started, but I haven’t touched it in days. I want to get it back up and running. I have a habit tracker in it, but that’s a disaster and a half. I did at least get my gym clothes washed, so I might stand a chance of going and working out tomorrow, but who really knows what tomorrow brings.

At least I’m writing now, eh? Not like I’ve done that consistently either…


January 12, 2018


It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Elliot Wake’s work. CAM GIRL is one of the books I point at every time someone asks me for a book request. (…As long as I think they’d be okay with the subject matter. Cause it’s…uh. A bit dark. XD)

It’s also not a huge secret that I’m a sucker for the teacher/student trope in romance, though I can be a little picky about how it’s executed. But I’m like that with most romances, so that’s not specific to the trope. So when I realized that Wake’s first novel (I believe, back when he was writing as Leah Raeder) was a student/teacher romance, I jumped on it so fast.

(And you know, let it sit on my Kindle for way too long. But…again. That’s kinda my MO.)


January 6, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: THE NOBLE THRONE by Yessi Smith and Logan Keys

I meant to have this review up a while ago, since I was lucky enough to snag an ARC of it, but life conspired against me (as is so often the case) and alas, I can only get it to you now. But a review! Woo! First review of 2018!

I’ll be completely upfront and say that I’m generally a little iffy on shifter books. (I’m not sure I actually knew this was properly a shifter book until after I got the ARC.) As has always been my lot, I’m willing to give anything a few fair shots, just because the genres are so varied that it’s not fair to judge them all off of only one or two books. I’d seen a lot of good things about Logan Keys, one of the co-authors, and so I figured this was a safe one to start with.


January 4, 2018

Long Time No See…

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Been a while, hasn’t it?

Man, the end (or you know, the totality) of 2017 was a bit of a nightmare. I’ve completely fallen off the horse in a lot of ways, both online and offline. And as is so commonly the case, I’m going to try and take the start of 2018 to rebook myself. So here’s what’s been going on, and what I’m hoping to do in the future.


September 20, 2017


TAG TEAM ATTACK! Books two and three in the Blood Ladders trilogy I’m tossing into one review, not because I don’t think they’re worth their own, but because I read them in such close proximity to one another, my mind is having trouble keeping track of what happens when. As such, I’d rather just summarize here, because as you all know, if left to my own devices, I’ll talk for days about MCAH and her writing, and…well, I’m more than happy to, but perhaps you aren’t. So without any spoilers (which will already cut a chunk out) here’s what my thoughts are. (However, if you haven’t read book one, I don’t recommend reading this, unless the potential for spoilers in THAT book doesn’t bother you. JUST AS A WARNING.)


September 13, 2017


I received a copy of this story through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

I had absolutely no idea of what to expect when confronted with this story. It sounded interesting, so I requested it and it found its way to my Kindle. The description gives away very little (including not telling me something that I would have enjoyed knowing going in) but I’m usually up for an adventure.

And…well, this was certainly an adventure of some sort. THERE ARE POTENTIAL SPOILERS (so to speak) BENEATH THE CUT. BE FOREWARNED. (tl;dr rating: *** – Worth a Look)


September 12, 2017


Filed under: Personal — R @ 9:17 am
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So I meant to have a post up for you yesterday. I was going to write it when I got home. But about halfway through my day, I got news that one of my dear friends from college had lost his mom to cancer on the 4th.

I’m still a little shaken, if I’m honest. She was an amazing woman, and I’ve left a lot of promises to her unanswered…and now I can never fulfill them.

You’ll have a book review post tomorrow, and with luck, I’ll have a fiction post for Friday. But I wanted to explain why I was gone. (Last Friday I was on the road and thought I had a post up. Whoops.)

I miss you, Diane. I’ll make sure to cheer extra loud down here for Mike.

September 6, 2017


I’ve been on the mailing list for this pair for a while now (I honestly don’t remember where I found them any more, or when) and I’m sure this book has been on my Kindle for just as long. I’m always up for a good look into post-apocalyptic nightmares, zombies, you know, whatever the end of the world brings. Everyone has their own view and it’s absolutely fascinating. So this seemed to be right up my alley. If nothing else, I always like to give any author the benefit of the doubt for a book, if I’ve ended up on their mailing list and they haven’t irritated me too much during whatever emails I’ve received. (It’s happened, y’all. But that’s a post for another day.)

This started out with so much promise.


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