Halloween Bingo: Official Post

Squares Called: 09/01- Classic Horror 09/03- Cryptozoologist Squares Read:  09/02- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern  09/03- Jaws by Peter Benchley   09/04- Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater Markers: Called-Not Read=trick or treat bag Read-Not Called=candy Called-Read=black cat I printed out a card and pasted it into my reading journal.  I will be marking that one with…

2018 Reading Challenge

I epically failed my 2017 reading challenge for so many reasons, but I’m not going to list excuses.  I failed, that’s all there is to it.  My yearly goal is always 52 books–one per week– and I plan to stick to that goal.  However, I’m only setting aside about half of that for the Beat…

Review: The Child Thief

Review: There are a whole host of mythologies and faerie tales at play here.  My first thought was that this was a dark retelling of Peter Pan, which is not all that far off the mark.  This is a twisted gory ode to Peter Pan and Avalon and other faerie stories.  If you really think…

Aggravating Work Update

So I have an actual schedule, and codes for the register–it only took a month to get those.  But after being adamant about hating it during my first stint, and being adamant about hating it now, I have worked the customer service desk every day I’ve worked this week.   Customer services is easily a…

Need To Vent…

Not even gonna get into the never-ending family drama with my hubby and his family.  Even though it reared it’s ugly head this morning. *sigh*  I started back to work at the retail job I had before my foot surgery last year and the more things change, the more they stay the same.   So…

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon: Closing Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Right around 2 or 3am; I was into my book, but my eyes started burning so I had to nap. 2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! Heart-Shaped Box and Day By Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile 3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Both…

2018 Dewey’s Readathon [October]: Hours 21-24

That’s the end! I managed to finish my second book with 15 minutes to spare, go me! I had an excellent readthon and hope everyone else did too. After some much needed sleep I will do a wrap-up post and officially log my reading stats. Sleep well and until next readathon, happy reading!

Review: Day By Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile

Review: This was an amazing follow-up to “Armageddon”!  Our protagonist and group survive the incursion of hostiles, regroup and keep on keeping on.  They do more reconnaissance and perform a fee rescue, one of which involves military personnel.  This eventually leads to our protagonist returning to active military service and becoming the ranking officer on…

2018 Dewey’s Readathon [October]: Hours 17-20

So my books is getting so, so good and then I discover my poor pup has an ear infection. I took a break to care for him. I got back to my book, which is seriously heating up and then my eyes get droopy. I got to a good point to pause and took a…