Saturday, October 22, 2016

Read-a-Thon Day! *Cough Cough*

It's read-a-thon day my doods! If you've been to my blog more than a few seconds you can tell a few things about me. 1. I love read-a-thons. 2. I rarely ever finish them. Today will be no exception! For I am ill, a nasty cold has befallen me and whilst I plan on reading and trying my hand at a few of the challenges, I will most likely not finish the full 24 hours. However, it's tradition!

So here goes probably  nothin' I'm already starting an hourish late:

Intro thingy:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I am in Alabama! On the Northeast portion of the state! About an hourish away from B'ham and 45 minutes away (with good traffic) from ATL.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I didn't make a stack this year, but I'm honestly looking forward to finishing one book.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I've got a pork roast in the slow cooker that's gonna be the holy grail of delicious!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! This is my yearly thing. I love this read-a-thon and everyone that takes part! I've tried to participate in some way each year.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? As I mentioned before, I'm not well. So this year is going to be very very different. I'm probably not going to read as much this year, but I'm going to try my bestest! 

Updates will be random!

1st Update: (Hours 1-3)
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
Pages: 40

2nd Update: (Hours 4-5)
Rosemary and Rue
Pages: (Starting at 40) 31 pages this block

Oh yeah! I forgot to mention that I had a brain fart last week and forgot today was Read-a-Thon day, so I booked a 3 hour shift at work. It's a work from home job, so I can still read during slow points, but still. Go me! :(

3rd Update (Hours 5-8) I'm working this block, so I probably won't have much notable progress.
Rosemary and Rue
Pages (71) 7pages read this block. I totally did not get any free time to work! :(

4th Update-In the grand tradition of me failing at read-a-thons, i failed this one too! woo hoo! Where's my cookie?

The sickness took control and I wound up not being able to concentrate much :( Oh well, there is next time!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Live Life on Purpose (Promo)

Book Genre: Self-Help/ Career & Business Advice
Publisher: Mind Body & Spirit Entrepreneur
Release Date: September 29, 2016
Buy Link(s):

Book Description:

What is Your Life Purpose?

Are you looking to find the answer to the age-old question “What the hell should I do with my life”? Do you want to find work that simply makes you happy? Are you sick of dreading each day and only living for the weekends? If your current job situation does not bring you happiness but you do not know how to fix it, this book will help answer all of your questions. It will not, however, answer these questions in a typical fashion. It is not going to give you a personality test or an aptitude assessment. You're not going to find a list of career or business options that you could try. This book dives much deeper than other typical career or business books you will find. The theory behind this book is that one must unlearn everything he or she has been taught before being able to authentically explore the best business or career choice.

How this book is different than typical career guides or business books: Clothing Analogy

Imagine you are asked to find one outfit to wear the rest of your life. Would you rather choose from a pre-filled closet or have your apparel custom-made? With other books, you are essentially looking in a closet full of different clothes and picking out the best option; it may not be your favorite color or fit just right but it will do. In this book, you will design your perfect ensemble

The book is structured into three parts:

The first section describes and gives examples of psychological concepts to explain how you have been shaped and exactly why you are in your current situation.
The second part is all about relearning how to live and think authentically. This is where you begin to explore and research, with fresh eyes, the best business or career choice for you.
The third part is focused solely on techniques that you can apply to assist in this process. Complex theories are broken down into simple steps, with examples to help explain how to apply these concepts in your own life.
Whether you want to find the perfect job, or start your perfect business, it will guide you through each step necessary to reach a life of happiness and fulfillment.

Sneak Peek at Everything that will be Covered:

Each of the following topics will be broken down into simple, easy-to-understand explanations and steps.

  • Psychological Learning Principals
  • Societal Norms and How They Affect You
  • Understanding Your Underlying Beliefs
  • Subconscious Structuring and Restructuring
  • Psychological Theories (Cognitive Bias, Distortions, Effects of the Ego)
  • Decision-Making Theories
  • Techniques to Explore Ideal Career or Business
  • Research Techniques
  • Goal Setting and Planning Strategies
  • Journaling Techniques
  • Affirmations
  • 6 Powerful Meditation Techniques (Mindfulness, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Imprinting Beliefs)
  • Visualization and Manifesting (Law of Attraction) Techniques
  • How to Find a Support System


Do you ever wonder your purpose?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Nature Inspired (Promo)

Book Genre: Non-Fiction, Nature, Art, Animals
Publisher: Falling Leave Press
Release Date: August 25, 2016
Buy Link(s): (to receive discount)50% off the retail of $25.00 for the run of the tour.

On Amazon:

Wholesale Orders:
Available through Ingram
Or through Nature Inspired Anthologies (inquire)

Book Description:
Nature Inspired: Animal Edition offers you the opportunity to see animals both big and small through the eyes of different artists. With more than sixty works in this full color edition, it is a treasure trove of touching, charming and curious images.

Follow The Tour Here

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Missed a Day! Day 2 Shenanigans!

My 1st choice for this week is "Let the Right One In" by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Stats will be posted tonight before I collapse in a heap or tomorrow morning..with the way I'm going it may even be next year!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

FrightFall Read-a-Thon: I've signed up!

I've signed up but I'm still not sure what I will read. Still thinking so give me some time!

Check back up updates!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair… Tiger Lily. When fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan deep in the forbidden woods of Neverland, the two form a bond that's impossible to break, but also impossible to hold on to. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. However, when Wendy Darling, a girl who is everything Tiger Lily is not, arrives on the island, Tiger Lily discovers how far she is willing to go to keep Peter with her, and in Neverland.

Told from the perspective of tiny, fairy-sized Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily is the breathtaking story of budding romance, letting go and the pains of growing up.

~~My Thoughts~~

 I picked this up because Margot (I hope I spelled her name right) from Epic Reads kept mentioning it in her videos. She even said it was her favorite book, so I checked it out and thought it sounded very good. It was! Its sad, it's beautiful, it's brutal...It was awesome!

Tinkerbell was never my favorite part of the Peter Pan story. I always wanted to know more about the boys and how they came to be there in Neverland with Peter. I can't remember where I saw/read it, but I always had a distinct impression that Peter Pan wasn't such a sweet guy after all. In this book, he's more of a lost boy (no pun intended) that isn't sure what he wants, but he knows that something is missing.

From the start, I liked the way that this story was told. Tinkerbell is the narrator, but she doesn't speak to any of the characters (fairies can't talk afterall) but we hear her thoughts. She's telling us this sad story and this just works so very well!

This was one emotional roller-coaster, that I just couldn't put down! Loved it very much!