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Postcrossing August 30, 2017

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The number of cards coming in has dwindled down as some of the locations I am mailing to seem to take for ever to get their mail.  :(  Here are some lovely cards that came in yesterday though.  Two from China and one from Russia.

The Lost Knight Book Blast

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The Lost Knight by Candy Atkins

How am I supposed to save the world when I'm not strong, not brave, not smart, and not particularly good at most things? I ran away from home the day after my thirteenth birthday when Auntie and her weird friend attacked me. Now I'm on the run with the Grim Reaper and a scary soldier. And I'm no longer on Earth. They were expecting me to be a Knight. The savior that's supposed to stop a war and prevent the invasion of Earth. But I'm not. They grabbed the wrong girl. I just don’t know how to tell them.



Praise for the Book:

#2 on GoodReads Middle Grade Novels of 2016

5/5 Stars
“Like Harry Potter meets The Labyrinth.” -Author Adan Ramie

5/5 Stars
“Candy Atkins takes us on an epic adventure reminiscent of the novels of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.” –GoodReads/Amazon Reviewer

5/5 Stars
“For all you Potterheads or Harry Potter geeks, how can you not fall in love with this story and appreciate the fact that it is a female lead.” –Rising In…

Zero Repeat Forever Book Blast

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I am so excited that ZERO REPEAT FOREVER by Gabrielle Prendergast is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Gabrielle Prendergast, be

sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed hardcover of the book courtesy of Gabrielle and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About The Book:







Title: ZERO REPEAT FOREVER

Author:Gabrielle Prendergast

Pub. Date: August 29, 2017

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Pages: 496

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook







Find it: AmazonB&NAudibleiBooksTBDGoodreads


He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.
His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.
Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at s…

The Pursuit of Lady Harriet Book Blast

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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.





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Friendly Fill Ins Week 64

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Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-ins. Be sure to leave your link on McGuffy's Reader. 1. As a child, my favorite playground activity was _______________________. 2. For breakfast, I have ___________________. 3. An instrument I would like to play is                        . 4. I always try to                          , because                       .
My answers:

1) As a child, my favourite playground activity was the merry go round, you know the ones that you stand on and one kid runs and spins?  There is still one at a park downtown and I love stopping there when we walk by.

2) For breakfast, I have usually cream of wheat.  Occasionally Cherrios to change up the routine.  

3) An instrument that I would like to play is the guitar.

4) I always try to do too much stuff at once because I am so super busy all of the time.


Perfectly You Book Blast

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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 Fillins Week 59

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Every Thursday,  15andmeowingand McGuffys Readerprovide the fill-in statements. Learning about each other and making friends is what it is all about! Here are this week's statements with the blanks:
1. A recurring dream I have is ________________.

2. Turn ______________ into ____________.
3.  is driving me crazy!
4. Lately, I have been .

Another round of fill in the blanks.  :)

1) A recurring dream I have is that I have moved back to the house that my grandmother lived in when I was a kid and there is a secret passage to an attic and my grandmother keeps telling me that I have to go explore it.

2) Turn down time into a chance to learn something new.

3) Not getting a consistent amount of sleep is driving me crazy.

4) Lately, I have been spending my free time studying Fitness and Nutrition and Human Behavior.  Both subjects have been quite interesting. 



From The TBR Pile Review: Stardust

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From multi award-winning creator of "The Sandman", Neil Gaiman, comes the incredible work that broke new ground in graphic novel storytelling, re-issued in a deluxe hardback edition with a new cover and eight additional pages of bonus material. Together with acclaimed artist Charles Vess, Gaiman returns to the realm of Faerie for a lavishly illustrated tale of an ancient world where magic and humanity mingle in extraordinary ways. Gaiman's exquisitely crafted text and Vess' breathtaking illustrations combine to create a novel with pictures, an adult fairy tale that plunges the reader into the very heart of an enchanting magical land. Tying in with the release of the film, this is your chance to own a piece of "Stardust"!

Not on my TBR pile for long I started this book and then wondered off for a bit because I am trying to read all the new Star Wars cannon stuff and then wondered back because that stuff pulls on the heart strings a little too much.

Friendly Fill In's Week 63

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Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins. Please add your link at McGuffy's Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thanks to all who participate 1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is ________________________. 2. My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is ________________________
3. I could really do without                           . 4. I would love to have more                                    . My answers: 1) My favourite thing on my daily to-do list is studying my current course.  I always like to be learning something new.

2) My least favourite thing on my daily to-do list is sweeping up cat litter, they track it everywhere.

3) I could really do without  having to work such long days.

4) I would love to have more time to spend of doing crafts, I love crafting.

From My TBR Review: The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

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The Penderwick sisters busily discover the summertime magic of Arundel estate’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. Best of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, the perfect companion for their adventures. Icy-hearted Mrs. Tifton is less pleased with the Penderwicks than Jeffrey, and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble. Is that any fun? For sure the summer will be unforgettable.

This book has been on my to be read pile since before we moved.  I received it in a book swap for favourite young adult book.  The book I sent in exchange was Jack Templar Monster Hunter by Jeff Gunhus, because I always recommend his work when and where I can as I love it.  I feel after finally reading this that it was a good exchange.  

This was a fun book, a family vacation can lead to tons of adventures as a child.  I remember the countless antics I got up to as a kid exploring on vacation and meeting ot…

Friendly Fill Ins Week 58

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Every Thursday,  15andmeowingand McGuffys Readerprovide the fill-in statements. Learning about each other and making friends is what it is all about!
Here are this week's statements with the blanks: 1. I challenge everyone to ________________________ this week.

2. I regret disposing of _____________________________.

3. I have a difficult time admitting .
4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be .

Another week of friendly fill ins.

1) I challenge everyone to drink more water this week.

2) I regret disposing of a pair of shoes that I bought that were comfortable and pretty much brand new but I donated them because I never wore them because I had nothing to match.  Now that I Cosplay, I wear tons off long costumes that those shoes would be perfect for because added height and comfort but they are irreplaceable.  :(

3) I have a difficult time admitting when I need to let stuff go. (so much clutter) But I am working on that this year.  

4) If I were given a psychic power, I w…

Postcrossing August 1, 2017

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This card journeyed all the way from Switzerland.  I love all the scenic views.  My mailbox was sadly empty yesterday with no mail at all, not even a bill but hopefully today will bring some exciting mail. 

Postcrossing July 31, 2017

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The last cards that I got in this month.  Two from Germany and one from the Netherlands.  I have been getting some super cute cards lately.  I have been sending out a lot of fun pen pal mail as well.  I enjoy when I am on top of my pen paling, helps keep life a little less stressful to be getting happy mail.


The Gratitude Project

I have not done a post on the things that I am grateful for in a while, because I have been busy and stressed and when you are busy and stressed it is hard to remember to find things that you are grateful for.

This week I am grateful for:

- having a co-worker who is always to help work it out so we both get the time off that we need

- having the chance to spend time with Cat doing fun things this summer

- naps

- being allowed to exercise again, woo hoo!!!

-  library books

- people who understand my crazy