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Rapid Fire Book Tag

I stumbled across this tag at Maggie's blog, The Caramel Files. It's called The Rapid Fire Book Tag.  I love a good tag, so much fun. 
1) E-book or Physical Book? I enjoy reading whatever it at my disposal but mostly physical books. 

2) Paperback or Hardback?
I love a good paperback.
3) Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
In-store for sure, I love to browse and feel my books.
4) Trilogies or Series?
I love a good series.
5) Heroes or Villains?
I love a good Villian.
6) A Book I Want Everyone to Read
Call of the Wild by Jack London
7) Recommend an Underrated Book
Animal Farm by George Orwell
8) The Last Book I Finished
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
9) The Last Book I Bought
I bought Cat a Barbie book yesterday, I do not know the name.
10) Weirdest Thing I've Used As a Bookmark
11) Used Books - Yes or

Audiobook Review: Corruption

Author: Adam Vine Narrator: Kevin Meyer Series: Corruption Cycle, Book One Length: 13 hours 57 minutes Publisher: Lilydog Books Released: July 18, 2017 Genre: Dark Fantasy
A dishonored swordsman running from his past.

A city shrouded in dark magic.

An antihero born.

Daniel Harper was champion, until a single mistake destroyed his fencing career forever. With nothing left to lose, he flees to Eastern Europe, where he can start over... where he can be someone else.

In the exotic, lantern-lit crevices of a nameless city, Daniel meets two people who open very different kinds of doors than the ones he is searching for: the troubled flower girl Kashka, who holds the key to a nightmarish otherworld; and the enigmatic street magician and self-professed love tourist Ink, who has the power to bend others to his will.

As Daniel plummets into a downward spiral of hedonism and dereliction, he is tormented by macabre visions of a frozen world in endless darkness where an evil tyrant has stolen the…

Postcards United: September 18, 2017

I joined a new postcard trading site and this is the first card that I have received.  It came all the way from Australia.  A beautiful card and the back was full of stamps including a storm trooper one that I just love.  

Friendly Fill Ins: Week 66

Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to add your link at McGuffy's Reader. 1. Blind dates _______________.
2. _______________years ago, I _______________________. 3. I admire  because                             . 4.  makes me think                              .

My answers:

1) Blind dates seem amusing but I have never been on one and probably never will at this point. 

2) Six and a half years ago, I went for coffee with this guy who was mildly interesting....

3) I admire my coworker because she is always positive no matter what the situation.

4) Rain makes me think of my first kiss.

Library Book Review: Blueberry Girl

This is a prayer for a blueberry girl . . . 

A much-loved baby grows into a young woman: brave, adventurous, and lucky. Exploring, traveling, bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the wonders of the world. What every new parent or parent-to-be dreams of for her child, what every girl dreams of for herself.
Let me go places that we've never been, trust and delight in her youth. 

Nationally bestselling author Neil Gaiman wrote Blueberry Girl for a friend who was about to become the mother of a little girl. Here, he and beloved illustrator Charles Vess turn this deeply personal wish for a new daughter into a book that celebrates the glory of growing up: a perfect gift for girls embarking on all the journeys of life, for their parents, and for everyone who loves them.
Give her all these and a little bit more, gifts for a blueberry girl. 

Cat picked this booked out at the library and even after reading it twice she felt no real love for it.  Apparently, Gaiman is an acquired tas…

TBR Review: Cinderella and The Duke

Never welcomed into society circles, Rosalind Allen gave up her marriage prospects long ago--life has taught her she'll only get hurt. So she's shocked when an encounter with a mysterious stranger makes her long to reconsider...

Little does Rosalind know that her mystery man is Leo Beauchamp, Duke of Cheriton, traveling in disguise to evade the ladies of the ton! Impoverished Rosalind is the first woman to captivate Leo--but can he persuade this wary Cinderella to trust him with her heart?

Not in my pile of books very long this was an interesting story.  I am not a huge Harlequin Romance fan but I find that they are great to keep around for when I am feeling sick because I can plow through five or six of them in an afternoon and then feel like I have accomplished something. 

It's a sweet story of an underdog woman and a quite bossy Duke,  though he was quite well written so he could boss me around anytime.

The Pursuit Of Lady Harriet Blog Tour

The Pursuit of Lady Harriett by Rachael Anderson

When wills clash and hearts collide, who will reign victorious?

Termed an Incomparable during her first London season, Lady Harriett Cavendish is beautiful, spirited, and confident, capturing the attention of a great many suitors. Unfortunately, they all failed to capture her attention, and she concluded the season as unattached as she’d begun it.

Only weeks prior to her second season, Harriett encounters Lieutenant Christopher Jamison while visiting Tanglewood Manor. Recently returned from war, the lieutenant is everything that Harriett's previous suitors were not. He’s arrogant, ungentlemanly, irritating, and challenges her at every opportunity. When he goes too far, Harriett decides that it’s time to turn the tables on him. But as she sets out to put the lieutenant in his place once and for all, she discovers there is more to him than meets the eye, and when it comes to matters of the heart, she has no control whatsoever.



Dot to Dot Excitement

My new friend Jorie from Jorie Loves A Story has introduced me to many interesting things over my time reading her blog in the last month and a bit but my favourite that I wanted to try was colouring while I listen to Audiobooks. 

I have a ton of Dot to Dot and colouring books that I have collected for that imaginary one day that I will have time to sit down and do them.  I have decided to use some of my audiobook time to that endevour.  So far it's been quite relaxing.

So these are the progress pictures from my first attempt, no bad I would have to say.  I certainly enjoyed it anyways.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 68

Hi everyone! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins Week 68. Be sure to add your link at McGuffy's Reader.
1._____________________ is a waste of time. 2. My favorite app is ____________________. 3. My first car was ___________________. 4. The best car I ever owned was ____________________, because ____________. My answers: 1)  Worrying about things we cannot control is a waste of time. 2) My favourite app is Migraine Buddy right now.  My migraines have been less often since I had surgery but more severe.  So tracking them has been a huge lifesaver. 3) My first car was  has not happened yet. 4) The best car I ever owned waswill be my next one because it will be my first one and a very long time coming.

Perfectly You Blog Tour

Perfectly You by Robin Daniels

Ivy Nixon is the student body Vice President at Franklin High School. Each year, the school holds a date auction to raise funds for the senior class graduation party, and this year, Ivy’s in charge. Planning the event is a huge task and Ivy is determined to prove she can get the job done right. Unfortunately, she’s still one participant short and her deadline is looming.

Andy Walker, her cute but socially reclusive art class table mate, is her last resort. He may not be popular, but he’s funny, talented, and full of surprises. With a makeover and some major social marketing, Ivy is sure he could fetch a decent price at the auction.

Andy reluctantly agrees to help, but the more time Ivy spends with him, the more her feelings shift from professional to romantic in nature. To top it off, she’s done her marketing so well, that other girls are starting to notice Andy too. Come auction time, will Ivy be able to let him go to the highest bidder? Or will she fin…

Friendly Fill Ins Week 67

Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to leave your link at McGuffy's Reader.
1. If someone were visiting my area, I would recommend a visit to _________________________. 2. My favorite room in my home is _________________________.
3. Back-to-school time makes me think of                               . 4. My favourite year of school was , because                                 . My Answers:  1) If someone were visiting my area, I would recommend a visit to the Toronto Zoo.  It is just a great place to walk through and learn more about the animals. 2) My favourite room in my home is my bedroom, it is relaxing and full of light.  A great place to read and hide from the little monsters.

3) Back-to-school makes me think of buying brand new pens and notebooks.  A huge addiction of mine.

4) My favourite year of school was grade four because we did a ton of really neat overnight field trips.

Fitness Friday

It's been awhile since I've put up a fitness Friday post, I've not fallen off my journey, it's just been slow going.  As these things usually are and that has me a bit down in the dumps.  I am doing really well with my water intake though, which is something I have always struggled with.

My boss made a joke about getting us all two liter jugs and making us finishing them before we were allowed to leave for the day.  He was joking but it was a fantastic idea.  I brought in two one liter reusable bottles and I keep them in the fridge.  Every day before I leave work I force myself to drink them both.  So far it's been a week and I feel fantastic, if not a little water logged.

On another note my computer was on the fritz and my friend came over to fix it last night.  Before he did though he asked me to take anything off it I wanted to keep, which of course was a ton of pictures.  When I took them off I looked through them as one does and found these:

 I am at no means …