Wednesday, September 30, 2020

September Wrap up - Book Haul & What to Expect Next Month

Welcome, welcome my dear readers.
Welcome to the blog.

September is the month of my birthday. Sadly, it was a small party due to COVID. Numbers are going back up and up, so our government announced harsher rules last Monday. Less people together in close spaces, face masks and other things.

I'm very glad that schools can still be open for 100%. I had parent-teacher conversations this week and that was a lot of fun. I always enjoy talking about education and growth in children with them and their parents. I've been working hard this month and have read some nice books. I did some fun things like going out for dinner, since restaurants are open with 1.5 metres between tables.

I've not been playing handball, because my shoulder is injured. I've been working on that since June. I got the green light today that I can go for a training. I still have to take it easy, but things are looking good!

Thanks for sticking with my blog and for reading!
Have a great month with loads good books.


Sunday, September 27, 2020

Booktag: Unhaul #4

It's been 6 months since I did an unhaul. Since I keep adding books to my TBR, but never remove any, I decided to do another unhaul.
My TBR is so big, that it sometimes scares me. I decided to visit my own Goodreads shelves and to TRY and unhaul 10 books.

Please feel free to participate and unhaul some of your books. I'd love to know what books you decided to unhaul!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Review: Verity

Colleen Hoover
Started reading: September 5th 2020
Finished the book: September 12th 2020
Pages: 324
Genres: Thriller, Mystery
Published: December 7th 2018
Source: Ebook
Goodreads score: 4.33
My score:
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died.

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Two Short Stories #15

Today I will be highlighting two short stories.
One of them is a short story taking place at Wall Street and the other one is a romantic cowboy story.

Let's dive right in.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Review: Fierce Girls (Fierce Girls at War #1)

Mike Adams
Started reading: August 25th 2020
Finished the book: September 11th 2020
Pages: 252
Genres: Science Fiction, Action
Published: January 29th 2018
Source: Audiobook from the author
Goodreads score: 3.64
My score:
The story of the alien Rift invasion of the New Hope Colony begins on Earth in 2122 when all too familiar problems and events cause a chain reaction that will have repercussions on two worlds. Fleeing for their lives and to protect his family Navy, Lieutenant Paul “Rick” O'Brien and Marine Staff Sergeant Susan Mollison “Molly” Bennett will have to board a starship for the long voyage to Earth's first extrasolar colony under new identities. There they will join the Colonial Rangers, the international military force designed to protect the colonists from the planet’s ferocious predators, not to deter an alien invasion.

The female-loving Logistics officer O’Brien and superb marksman and the courageous Marine recon squad leader form an unbreakable bond forged under fire that will serve them well as events unfold around them. The circumstances that send them to the New Hope Colony will also have a profound effect on the other members of the O'Brien/Cassidy family and especially Rick's daughter Ciara as well as on the colony where they find refuge.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Review: Vampiro and Other Strange Tales of the Macabre: A Collection of Short Horror Stories

Author: Kevin J. Kennedy
Started reading: August 29th 2020
Finished the book: September 2nd 2020
Pages: 93
Genres: Horror, Short Stories
Published: November 17th 2019
Source: Digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.41
My score:
After the success of Kennedy’s first collection, Dark Thoughts, he brings you Vampiro and Other Strange Tales of the Macabre. This one contains stories inspired by TV shows from his youth, such as ‘Tales from the Crypt,’ ‘Eerie India,’ ‘The Twilight Zone’ & ‘The Outer Limits.’ Inside, you will find tales of a carnival vampire, a town overtaken by a special kind of Easter bunnies, tales of the insane, a journey through Hell at Christmas time, and many other shorts to make your hair stand on end. Some are funny, some are gross and some touch upon the evil of your fellow man.

Come and join us, but be warned… you may never want to leave.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Review: The Storm Sister (The Seven Sisters #2)

Author: Lucinda Riley
Started reading: August 2nd 2020
Finished the book: August 25th 2020
Pages: 608
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance
Published: March 22nd 2016
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.27
My score:
Ally D'Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world's most perilous yacht races, when she hears the news of her adoptive father's sudden, mysterious death. Rushing back to meet her five sisters at their family home, she discovers that her father - an elusive billionaire affectionately known to his daughters as Pa Salt - has left each of them a tantalising clue to their true heritage.

Ally has also recently embarked on a deeply passionate love affair that will change her destiny forever. But with her life now turned upside down, Ally decides to leave the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norway...

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Sunday Post #21

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Review: Echoes Between Us

Katie McGarry
Started reading: August 6th 2020
Finished the book: August 23rd 2020
Pages: 384
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Published: January 14th 2020
Source: Ebook
Goodreads score: 4.18
My score:

Echoes Between Us is bestselling author Katie McGarry’s breakout teen contemporary novel about a girl with everything to lose and the boy who will do anything to save her.

Veronica sees ghosts. More specifically, her mother's ghost. The afterimages of blinding migraines caused by the brain tumor that keeps her on the fringes and consumes her whole life haunt her, even as she wonders if it's something more...

Golden boy Sawyer is handsome and popular, a state champion swimmer, but his adrenaline addiction draws him to Veronica.

A girl with nothing to live for and a boy with everything to lose--can they conquer their demons together?