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Monday, November 25, 2013

Ten Things I Am Thankful For.

I Fall, I Rise, I Make Mistakes. I Live. I Learn. I've been so HURT, But I'm Alive. I'm Human and I'm NOT Perfect But I'm THANKFUL!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish.

Thanksgiving is truly on of my favorite times. 
I try to remember all year that I am incredibly blessed but sometimes real life becomes overbearing and I get caught up in that and forget to see that wonderful things I have. So it's nice to have a time of year dedicated to thankfulness.
My list of things I am thankful for is really endless.
Sometimes I forget that I have so much, but I've been trying to get better at that.
I even have a blessings jar on my bookshelf, so whenever I start complaining about petty things or forget to be grateful I think of a blessing, write it on a post it note and put it in the jar. That jar has filled up quickly.

always an abundance of things to be thankful for.

#1- My Family.
I'm thankful that my mom and dad had me. I'm kinda partial to being alive and such.
And I'm thankful for my older brother. Without him I wouldn't have had anyone to blame things one while growing up.

#2- My Best Friends.
They've seen me at my best, they've seen me at my worst. They still love me even when I crack terrible jokes or sing a little too loud and too off key. They get my pop-culture and fandom references. They are pretty much keepers.

#3- My Church Family. 
More people that put up with my weirdness and still love me.
Thanks, y'all :)

#4- My Job.
Even though I work in customer service and people drive me crazy sometimes 
Thankful!with all of their demands and complaints and how everything isn't
just how they want it,
I am incredibly thankful that I at least have a job.
A lot of customers aren't so bad and I have met some wonderful friends at my job.
Friends (and even one or two that turned out to be more than friends) that have changed my life
in one way or another.
But just so everyone is clear on this, the customer is NOT always right.


#5- Bookshops.
Forever making me a happy girl and constantly feeding my addiction.
Always opening doors to new worlds.
There's not a town in the world I can go to without seeking out a bookshop.

GRATITUDE: my morning coffee with Kelly. we talk about the upcoming day, hold hands, reminisce...

#6- Coffee Dates with my best friend.
Seriously, our Starbucks dates are some of my favorite times.
We have sat there for hours talking about everything. She lets me go on and on about the boy I like, she tells me about the horse she wants, we complain, we laugh, we talk about traveling, concerts we want to see. It's perfect.
I look forward to every single one of them.


#7- Writing.
Writing is one of my most favorite things and I am so thankful that so many people in my life
are so encouraging of my dream to write.
And though I doubt my ability and talent sometimes I know it's what I want to do.

It's hard to show people the change of thought patterns that come from within & mold & strengthen ur resolve-this is nicely stated ~ deb

#8- Change.
As scary as it is sometimes, change is really a beautiful thing.
And I am thankful for it because without it I would still be where I was a couple years ago, and that was a terrible                                            place that no one should ever have to be.

I do this! And have done it A LOT lately! Hemlock Grove, Orange is the New Black, scandal, revenge, long way down, long way round, new girl, top of the lake, Spartacus, game of thrones, true blood and now I'm on Miami Vice...going to watch all five seasons!! Golly, I love the 80s! And LOVE NetFlixing!    

#9- Netflix.
Colour me shallow, but I really am thankful for the invention of Netflix.
Whoever thought it up gets a cyber highfive.

#10- You!
Thanks..for coming to see me....plz don't ever stop...xo
My reading friend and blogging buddy.
Whether you are a new reader of this blog or if you've been with me since the beginning,
I am thankful for you.
You help make my blog possible and that makes you wonderful :)

Well guys, I hope everyone has an incredible Thanksgiving.
And if you don't celebrate it, I still hope you have a wonderful day and just remember to take some time to remember all the ways that you are blessed.

Happy reading, y'all!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait To Get My Hands On


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and The Bookish.
I tend to read mostly series. I love them. I fall in love with characters and their worlds...their lives. I love series so I can stay with those stories and characters. But sequels also scare me. I get nervous that they won't be as good as the first or that something will happen to my beloved characters. So there are a lot of sequels I cannot wait to get my hands on because I rarely buy them. Hopefully one day I'll suck it up and start getting them.
Some of these sequels are in fact out, I just have yet to get them. 

Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2)
-Already Released-
I have some serious love for The Darkest Minds. It was one of my favorites books of last year. And that cliffhanger! Ughhh! I really want to find out what happens next...yet I don't want to.
Split Second (Pivot Point, #2)
-February 11th 2014-
Pivot Point was brilliant. 
I def cannot wait to get the sequel.
Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)
-Already Released-
I was really behind when it came to reading Shadow and Bone since I just read that like a month or so ago. But I loved it and really cannot wait to see where this story goes.
Darkfever (Fever, #1)
FEVER #9!! by Karen Marie Moning
-Not Releasing Until 2016-
I love love LOVE the Fever series. It is definitely not for everyone as it is an adult urban fantasy romance series. I wasn't too sure about it...especially during the first book. Mac annoyed me. But I kept at it and she grew so much throughout the series so I really ended up enjoying it.
And BARRONS! I cannot wait til 2016 so I can have more Barrons in my life!
I still need to read the Dani O'Malley books in the series though.

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
-Releasing May 13th 2014-
I wasn't the biggest fan of Lola and the Boy Next Door (though I did enjoy it enough), but I LOVED Anna and the French Kiss. So I cannot wait for the 3rd book.

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey, #4)The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa(The Iron Fey #4)
-Released October 26th 2011-

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa(The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten)
-Released October 23 2012-

The Iron Fey series is one of my favorites. Ash is my boy!
I have not yet read the Iron Knight so that means I also haven't gotten around to the new Iron Fey series. This is a world that I want to get back into soon though.

Onyx (Lux, #2)
-Released August 14 2012-
I was only so so about Obsidian when I read it, and I had started Onyx but had to take it back to the library before I got to finish it.
Since I was meh about the first one I wasn't sure that I was going to continue on with the series, but Onyx was keeping my attention and I've heard the series just keeps getting better. So when I have time to get it from the library again, I will be giving this one another shot because I do want to know what happens.

Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)
-Released February 11 2011-
This is another adult urban fantasy romance series that I love. The guys in the Black Dagger Brotherhood are intense and I love reading each of their stories. Cannot wait to pick up book number 4 and see what happens next!

Once Burned (Night Prince, #1)
-No release date yet-
Vlad caught my attention in Once Burned and I'm in the middle of Twice Tempted right now so I'm definitely looking forward to the 3rd book. Especially since it was a surprise because everyone thought there was just going to be two books.

So fellow books lovers, what sequels are you looking forward to?