The Herd Archives

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Monthly Herd--- July-- Herd, Hair, & Getting Back to Normal

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Woo boy! It was quite the month, yall...

Sunday, July 29, 2018

The SPIRIT of the Blog?! Tag: The Cat Herder [Edition 35]

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I was trying to figure out what to do for this month's Blog All About It prompt which was SPIRIT. I'm thinking one of our Tag posts kind of sums up the spirit of the blog maybe? What do you think? lol

Saturday, July 28, 2018

[And So We Sing] Have Mercy

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Taking a little break from books and herd to...sing a little. 

This one just gets to me.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

[memes] Hyped Up Reads + my week in books

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I wanted to meme. And only had one weekly post to do it. So there's a whole lotta meme-age happening in this post. You might have to scroll down a bit to get the one you're looking for (Stacking the Shelves, Mailbox Monday, What Are You Reading, Top Ten Tuesday and Book Blogger Hop). 😸

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

4 stars-- Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery #1) by Denise Grover Swank

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I picked up Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes on a whim and, yall, oooo I had a real good time!
The Gist: Rose has had a vision of her death. And...she has no idea why this guy is trying to kill her. She's a good girl who's been sheltered. No way she's done anything to get herself on his radar. But her life quickly falls apart and she decides if she's gonna die...well she's gonna do EVERYTHING she's ever wanted to before it happens. If the hot guy next door wants to help with that? So be it.

Monday, July 23, 2018

3.5 stars-- Lost and Found Sisters (Wildstone #1) by Jill Shalvis

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I'm a huge fan of Jill Shalvis. I'd been putting off this series for a while, though, but it was a pretty fun start to things. It's more women's fiction than romance, though. 
The Gist: Quinn's life has been upended. She's lost her sister and then, well, everything else falls to crap, too. Family, relationships, her job...who she thinks she is as a person. And she's left with a huge choice that will completely alter her life if she accepts it.

Friday, July 20, 2018

[memes] Touch-able Reads & Proudest Blogger Moments + my reading week

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I wanted to meme. And only had one weekly post to do it. So there's a whole lotta memeage happening in this post. You might have to scroll down a bit to get the one you're looking for. 😸

Not a bad week but a busy one. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

4 stars-- Fighting Irish (The Summerhaven Trio #1) by Katy Regnery

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This gave me a good chuckle. The whole foot in mouth thing always cracks me up. These two were having a business meeting of sorts...

Monday, July 16, 2018

4 stars-- Bidding on Brooks (The Winslow Brothers #1) by Katy Regnery

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Sweet, steamy, make you smile goodness. I had a great time with Bidding on Brooks. 
The Gist: Family is difficult and when you're the eldest you have to deal with a lot of crap. Like your baby sister auctioning you off for a charity fundraiser. Yeah. Thank goodness for good friends you can convince to buy you out from under a bunch of man hungry society women. Mmhm. Spending a week alone on a sailboat, though? That...will be interesting.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Tasty Delights-- Eggplant "Bacon"

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Yeah. I'll admit it. This one is a little out there. But there was this Facebook video and I was all Oooo....maybe? lol


And so eggplant 'bacon' was had.

And it really wasn't that bad! I'll make it again. Noms!



There's not much to this one. Grab a nice eggplant and then some seasoning. Olive oil, soy sauce, paprika, maple syrup, a little salt and pepper.

It originally called for smoked paprika and liquid smoke but I don't care for a smoke flavor so I skipped those.

Friday, July 13, 2018

[memes] Awesome Novellas + my reading week

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I wanted to meme. And only had one weekly post to do it. So there's a whole lotta memeage happening in this post. You might have to scroll down a bit to get the one you're looking for. 😸

Hello long week! I had 9 days with no appointments then BOOM all the things! Both volunteer gigs, a vet visit, going out of town to visit a friend. All good things but woo! I need a nap! lol

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

4 stars-- Emergency Delivery (Love Emergency, #2) by Samanthe Beck

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Awww guys! This book was so good!

This scene had me laughing. So the set up. The heroine has moved in with the hero and she's, well, into tidying. They'd been arguing about her doing his laundry. He was...not on board with that at all and he got his comeback eventually...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

[1 Star Review] Satyr's Myst (Satyr's Myst #3) by Marie Harte

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Nope. Noooope. Nope. Satyr's Myst is what gives erotica a bad name. Flat characters, icky sex scenes, uninspired banter.
The Gist: Rick's life is in danger and, well, his ex has decided to keep him safe by...having him kidnapped and kept under lock and key by two sexy captors until they're able to track down the bad guys. And so begins a couple weeks of sexing up, well, everyone in residence.

Friday, July 6, 2018

[memes] Oooo That Makes Me So Mad! + my reading week

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I wanted to meme. And only had one weekly post to do it. So there's a whole lotta memeage happening in this post. You might have to scroll down a bit to get the one you're looking for. 😸

Yall. It has been a week! Thankfully not with the herd *knock on wood* but with me. I might have maybe tried to make homemade granola. And might have maybe forgot it was in the oven. Which thankfully has an emergency shut off if it's left on too long. Like 7 hours. *looks around innocently*

Thursday, July 5, 2018

3.5 stars-- Midnight Alias (Killer Instincts #2) by Elle Kennedy

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This series. Yall. The characters are...fiery. The guys are with a group of mercenaries. The girls are a group of assassins. They're all rather badass and take no shit from each other. It's a good time.

The hero. He was trying so hard to be a good guy and not take advantage. Olivia, though? Well, she had some thoughts on this. So funny.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Monthly Herd---June--- Where There Were Barely Any Posts

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Woo! June was a LIGHT month on the blog. I only had 13 posts go live. That's less than I've had in a month since starting in Jan 2012. Yall! It was hard not posting more but I needed the break for the herd so no regrets :)