2017 Reading Challenge

In an effort to get myself back to some sense of normalcy, I’ve decided that reading is the best way to attempt it.  I’m going to do my best to meet this challenge.  Thank you Book Riot for creating the 2017 Reading Challenge List, and thank you to Novelknight for coming up with this one: This is…

This Is Why I Have Strict Loaning Policies…

…because people never give your things back I a timely fashion, in the same condition they were loaned in–or at all!  Seriously I don’t have a problem with loaning my books, if you follow my rules.  But people inevitable never follow the rules.   Exhibit #1:   A while back we did a wholesale spring cleaning of…

And this is why I can never be left to my own devices in places that sell books and/or stationary. I’m supposed to be on a buying ban.  And hubby, bless, just enables me.  Well, I’ve got a few more crossed off the ever-growing wishlist. Original post: Virago77.booklikes.com/post/1587024/post

Review: Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

Title: Harry Potter And The Order of The Phoenix Author: J. K. Rowling Narrator: Stephen Fry Published: 2010 Listen Time: 01:05:12:03 Read Date:  July 19-31, 2017 Description: Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors’ attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord’s…

Done with Goodreads

Hey, did you all know, that Barnes & Noble is no longer considered a legitimate source of book information as far as Goodreads, or any other Amazon owned outlet is concerned? If you go to a goodreads librarian and ask them to update/add/change info for a book and use B&N as a source, they will…

Book Haul: July 2017

I have been really bad this year with my book buying ban.  What can I say; I’m clearly a junkie.  And in most cases I paid next to nothing or got a great discount.  So there’s that.  Justifying…definitely a sign of addiction. Paperback Swap: Parrotfish By: Ellen Wittlinger H. M. S. Surprise (Aubrey/Maturin #3) By:…

Return of the Book Haul

I cannot remember the last time I did a book haul post. (I looked it up, it was April 2016 and apparently I missed some books.)  *Sigh*  This post is gonna be a doozie.  Here are some books that I have acquired since September of 2016: Paperback Swap What My Mother Doesn’t Know By: Sonya…

I Haz A Really, Really Big Sad!

Today I lost the sweetest, prettiest, bestest cat a girl could ever have. Hubby found him inside a dumpster when he was no more than 6-8 weeks old.  Some awful, cruel person just threw him away like he as garbage.  They didn’t even give him a chance to live.  I thank the gods that hubby…

I Haz Big Sad

Yesterday, Chester Bennington, husband, father, son, brother, friend, icon, died. He committed suicide. Yesterday everyone I know called, texted, messaged me to tell me the news because they know what Linkin Park and their music means to me.  Linkin Park are my all-time favorite band not just because of their music, but because of the…

Review: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Title: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban Author: J. K. Rowling Narrator: Stephen Fry Published: 2000 Listen Time: 12:04 Listen Date: July 13 – 14, 2017 Description: The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry…

Review: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

Title: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Author: J. K. Rowling Narrator: Stephen Fry Published: 2000 Listen Time: 20:57 Listen Date: July 16 – 18, 2017 Description: It is the summer holidays and soon Harry Potter will be starting his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is counting the days, there are new spells to be learnt,…

Review: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Title: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Author: J. K. Rowling Narrator: Stephen Fry Published: 2000 Listen Time: 09:43 Listen Date: July 13 – 14, 2017 Description: The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry…

Review: Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone

Title: Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone Author: J. K. Rowling  Narrator: Stephen Fry Published: 2015 Listen Time: 08:23 Listen Date: July 9-12, 2017 Description: “Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter ‘H’.” Harry Potter has never…