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Sunday, May 26, 2019

[memes] Best Books of the Last Decade + my week in books


Wow it was a busy week and freaking HOT!

I had the food pantry which went well. Busy and my regular shift mate was out of town but one of his friends came to lend a hand so I wasn't alone which was nice.

I did a LOT of garden watering and that's about it. It hasn't rained more than a fifth of an inch this month and it's been in the 90s all week. We're supposed to hit 97/98 later this week. Yall. I can't. lol

I had a stunning reading week finishing 5 full length books and one audiobook. WHOA! They were almost all really great reads, too. Yay!

Other than that just adulting. Cleaning/organizing, taking the Acadia for her first oil change, setting up appointments for the other car and taking Mo/Jeremy to the vet. They've got some minor stuff going on and Jeremy has to have a dental later this week but we're stable.

So not a bad week at all. Just all the things. Hopefully this week I'll get back to regular blogging and actually make some visits around to catch up with everyone else :)



Lone Wolf Cowboy-- Sucked. I can't believe I'm saying that about a Yates but it was pretty terrible. Repetitive, condescending bitchy heroine, some ridiculous make men look horrible scenarios, depressing. This was not the Yates I know and love. 

Perilous Pottery-- It was so good to be back with Fred and Watson. Nicely done mystery and just catching up with the crew

Ghastly Gadgets-- wow! This mystery was well done! I couldn't figure it out. Plus Fred and Leo. They make me happy

Deserts, Driving & Derelicts -- Whoa the editing on this was atrocious! She forgot to take out editorial notes and yeah there were a lot of errors. The story was fun, though, as they try to track down a dog nanny killer.

Fair Isle and Fortunes-- was fantastic. Lucy's helping out at a fortune teller's booth and her cousin predicts a fair goer's death. Nice mystery and a little time with the hottie vampire, Rafe

Bone Crossed-- This was a re-listen of a re-read. lol I enjoyed it the 3rd time around, too. Vampires are crazy folks, yall. 


  
  


I'm still listening to Full Bloom just slowly in the car only. It's good. They just found her dead husband buried in the backyard while prepping for an event at the bed & breakfast. Oops!



Nada. I need to finish my review of Lone Wolf Cowboy before I accept any new review copies.


I picked up a few freebies but also added a few 99cents that went towards my $5 off $20 kindle promo that ends today (Monday).

    

I won a print copy of vegan comfort cooking on Goodreads. I'm excited for it. I'm a vegetarian, technically, but I do a lot of vegan cooking and have switched some things (ex milk/eggs). So this should be fun.



The Rancher's Baby by Maisey Yates
Rock Hard by Nalini Singh


LOL page 2 went a little unexpectedly Christmas so I stopped working on it and am thinking I'll move that page to a different week and come up with a new page 2 for this week. Or I might just go with it. We shall see. lol

And there were noms.
My go to pizza
A quick pasta with spinach
Fried veggie rice and spinach with eggrolls
And a little bit of everything snacking plate 

 
 

hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl

Top Ten: Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years (one book for each year) 

Well that was a bit of a challenge since I read things in different years than they were published and whew! But found my favorites. All for different reasons but all left me stunned and delighted.

2019 Blow Me Away by Christina Hovland [Review | Amazon]
2018 Up Shute Creek by Denise Grover Swank [Amazon]
2017 Healing a Heart by Amy Lillard [Review | Amazon]
2016 Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton (Amazon | Review)
2015 Tiffany Girl by Deanna Gist (Review | Amazon)
2014 The Vixen and the Vet by Katy Regnery [Review | Amazon]
2013 How to be a Scottish Mistress by Adrienne Basso [Review | Amazon]
2012 My Liege of Dark Haven by Cherise Sinclair [Review | Amazon]
2011 Seven Years to Sin by Sylvia Day [Review | Amazon]
2010 Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis [Review | Amazon]

    
    




Question: Do you read books over 400 pages?
A: Of course! Not often but I've got no problems with books over 400 pages. I read more of them when I was reading urban fantasy. Romance tends to come in around 300-350. But it still does happen now and again.



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