Sunday, July 15, 2018

One Second AFter by William R. Forstchen review

One Second After by William R. ForstchenA story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.
My son read this and handed it to me and said read this, you will like it. Then I read that the forward was by Newt Gingrich and thought I don't know about this. Not to fond of him. But I was hooked into this story from the beginning. I could not put this down and stayed up late into the night. I can actually see this happening and a very scary thought. The story wrecked me. Emotions were high and low and all over the place. There are 2 more books to this series and I will be reading them. I highly recommend reading this.

I gave this 5 stars and you can buy this on Amazon 

Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Color A Longs and Readathons

                               2018 Color A Longs  and Readathons

You Tube:
The Coloring Book Nook - Christmas In July - #christmasinjuly2018
Kate's Colouring Haven - Nautical Neverland - #nauticalneverland
Colour & Chat With Sammie - Nautical Neverland - #nauticalneverland
Koloraroo - Christmas
A Colorful Life - C.L. Aldridge
Zoe Archer - Hannah Lynn
Tazia Colors - Aquatic
Jazz Chaney - July - 15 - Colouring Heaven Anime

Facebook groups:
A Colorful Life - C. L. Aldridge
A Colorful Life   - Challenge- Color Something with fruit in the pic
Color With Shelleen and Friends - Christmas In July #christmasinjuly2018
Reading With Pugs coloring - Christmas in July - #christmasinjuly2018
Hanna Karlzon's Colouring Club - Pick an element - Fire or water
Molly Harrison Fantasy Art Colouring Group - any of her pics - Blue Challenge:
Tazia Colors With Friends - Aquatic
Hannah Lynn's Whimsical Adult Coloring - every week is a different pic to color
Shadow Lounge Monthly Readathon - July 13-15
A Little Splash of Colour - Fairies
Johanna Basford YOUR Pages - July 20-31 - Black & white only,any medium
ColoringKaria Official Group - July 21st 2pm Day Drinking & Arting Livestream challenge
Let's Colour Today - Animal Kingdom- any coloring book with animals
Coloring, Tips & Tutotials with Faithfulgirl1978 - Starting July 27 - Elves In Love
Coloring Time - Ends Sept 2 - Any Rita Berman
                          "                 " - Christmas in July
                          "                 " - Grayscale coloring
                          "                 " - Fairy Fun
                          "                 " - Gel Pens ONLY challenge
Finish the book - pick one coloring book to finish by the end of the year

Sammie - #nauticalneverland
Kate - #nauticalneverland

You Tube:
The Bibliophile Colorist - Fantasia - Nicholas Filbert
The Coloring Book Nook - Pawgust
koloraroo - Werewold double page in Mythomorphia
A Colorful Life - co host - Creative Haven
Sharon's Sanctuary - co host - Creative Haven
Grace's Coloring Corner - co host - Creative Haven
Zoe Archer - Fairie's in August
Coloring Time - Ends Sept 2 - Any Rita Berman
                          "                 " - Christmas in July
                          "                 " - Grayscale coloring
                          "                 " - Fairy Fun
                          "                 " - Gel Pens ONLY challenge
Streamathon - Aug 25 & 26 - #colourlikenobodyswatching

A Colorful Life - Creative Haven
Color With Sharon & Friends - Creative Haven
Grace's Coloring Book Corner - Creative Haven

Sammie - #colourallthemisfits

You Tube:
The Bibliophile Colorist - Fantasia - Nicholas Filbert
The Coloring Book Nook - Jade Dragonne
koloraroo - School inspired pages
A Colorful Life - Jennifer Stay from Coloring Bliss
Grace's Coloring Corner - Magical Sept.
Zoe Archer - Adorable Animals by Jane Maday

Color With Shelleen and Friends - Jade Dragonne

Sammie - #colourfaefantasyandfairytales

You Tube:
The Bibliophile Colorist - A Million Cats by Lulu Mayo
The Coloring Book Nook - cohost - Karla Magana & Halloween - #karlaween
Kate's Coloring Haven - cohost - Karla Magana & Halloween - #karlaween
A Colorful Life - National Bat Month - Artist of the month to be announced
Victoria's Coloring Corner - Hannah Lynn Halloween
Sharon's Sanctuary - Vampires
Zoe Archer - Halloween Scarealong

Color With Shelleen and Friends - Halloween

Sammie - #bewareyourinforacolourscare
Shelleen - #karlaween
Kate - #karlaween

You Tube:
The Bibliophile Colorist - artist Fabiana Attanasio
The Coloring Book Nook - cohost - Bennett Klein
Sharon's Sanctuary - cohost - Bennett Klein
koloraroo - Fall Inspired
A Colorful Life - artist of the month to be announced
Zoe Archer - Disney Delights
Grace's Coloring Corner - Mardel Rubio

Streamathon - Nov. 24 & 25  #colourlikenobodyswatching

Color With Shelleen & Friends - Bennett Klein

Sammie - #colorandgetcosyintofall - autumn and warm colors

You Tube:
The Bibliophile Colorist - The Inspired Room by Melissa Michaels
The Colorng Book Nook - artist Tanya Bogema Stolova
koloraroo - christmas/winter pages
A Colorful Life - not a clor a long but 12 Days of Christmas Collaberation
Zoe Archer - A Christmas Celebration

Color With Shelleen & Friends - Tanya Bogema Stolova


Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown review

Small Town Rumors by Carolyn BrownEveryone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York. The former high school queen bee—and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas—has returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennie’s fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say she’s taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with modest dreams.

Jennie Sue just can't get away from the rumors. She is supposed to be the perfect obedient daughter to her controlling mother. All she wants is to work in the family oil business but her mom won't let her. She is supposed to be part of the hoity toity Belle group that her mother is in. She just wants to be her own person. 

After a tragic accident Jennie Sue puts herself first and what she wants for the first time.

I received this from netGalley for an honest review.
I gave this 4 stars and book can be found on amazon

One Perfect Kiss by Jaci Burton review

One Perfect Kiss by Jaci BurtonJosie Barnes has always craved a sense of home. She's found that in Hope, Oklahoma--she bought a house, has a new job as an English teacher at Hope High, she's made wonderful friends, and she's taking in stray animals that no one else wants. Now she's flirting with fellow teacher and hot high school football coach Zach Powers. But he's almost too good to be true, and Josie learned long ago not to trust in the too-good-to-be-true, because it has always let her down.
Josie come from a home with a drug addicted mother and never knew who her father was. She had a cheating fiance and comes to this town for a new beginning. She ends up spending more time with Zach and getting to know him but she has major trust issues.
This was a quick read and i received it from NetGalley for an honest review.

I gave this 4 stars and can buy it at Amazon

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Tough Love by Aalia Lanius review

Tough Love by Aalia LaniusAll that glitters is not gold and this is hitting home for Aleyna as struggles between her traditional family desires and being unhappy in a marriage with her less than faithful husband, Kyle. Being a public speaker on confidence and success, Aleyna feels she isn’t being honest with herself or the world as she learns that the cancer she once beat has returned, bringing her face to face with a choice; her life or her marriage
Aleyna is learning she needs to let go. Fighting for a marriage that her husband is not wanting. How will the kids deal and what will finally be the straw that breaks the camels back?
I love the relationship between Aleyna and her best friend and another friend through her cancer.
This was a qick book as there was about 200 pages.
I received this from NetGalley for a review.
I gave this 4 stars and book can be found here on Amazon

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

The Mermaid by Christina Henry review

The Mermaid by Christina HenryOnce there was a mermaid who longed to know of more than her ocean home and her people. One day a fisherman trapped her in his net but couldn't bear to keep her. But his eyes were lonely and caught her more surely than the net, and so she evoked a magic that allowed her to walk upon the shore. The mermaid, Amelia, became his wife, and they lived on a cliff above the ocean for ever so many years, until one day the fisherman rowed out to sea and did not return.

P. T. Barnum was looking for marvelous attractions for his American Museum, and he'd heard a rumor of a mermaid who lived on a cliff by the sea. He wanted to make his fortune, and an attraction like Amelia was just the ticket.
Amelia agrees to play the mermaid but the crowd isn't always so nice about it. She falls for a new love and their love is put to the test. How long will she stay with the museum?

Quick and fun read . 
I received this from NetGalley for review.
I gave this 4 stars and the book can be found on Amazon 

The Date by Louise Jensen review

The Date by Louise JensenHer Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, she is excited. She is about to take a step into her new future. 

By Sunday morning, Ali’s life is unrecognisable. She wakes, and she knows that something is wrong. She is home, she is alone, she is hurt and she has no memory of what happened to her. 

Worse still, when she looks in the mirror, Ali doesn’t recognise the face staring back at her. She can’t recognise her friends and family. And she can’t recognise the person who is trying to destroy her… 

I could not put this book down. How would you deal with not recognizing your own face or anyone that you know? The to be told it will stay that way? Then there is a couple of twists. I thought I had it figured out halfway through the book.

I received this from NetGalley for review.

You can buy it on Amazon

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews review

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephines cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm.
As we get to know Josephine we find out some mysteries in her past and something that her friends did. We also meet a character who isn't so nice. This was a quick read and I enjoyed the characters and what they brought into the story. I received this from NetGalley for a review.

I gave this 4 stars and you can buy it on Amazon 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier review

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

Georgina, known as Geo, is a 30-year-old rising executive when her world comes crashing down. Her high school boyfriend has been identified and arrested for a series of serial murders, including Angela, Geo's best friend in high school. Angela disappeared without a trace at 16 and her body has just been found. Now Geo is under arrest for helping her then-boyfriend cover it up. And it's one of her other close friends from high school, Kaiser Brody, who arrests her.
Geo spends 5 years in prison. When she gets out there are more murders but now children are being killed too. That isn't like her ex boyfriend's MO. The neighbors don't like Geo living in her family home again and things happen to the house and her car. 
I was surprised a little bit by the ending. 
I received this from NetGalley for an honest review.
I gave this a 4 star rating and you can buy the book on Amazon

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks review

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.
You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.
You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.

That is all of what I thought. You meet the husband, his sister and who you think he is marrying. About 3/4 of the way in I had an idea who was playing the pranks and there is 1 character in the book that I didn't like and didn't trust. I could not put this down. 
Received this from NetGalley for review.

I gave this a 4 star rating and can be found on Amazon

Monday, June 11, 2018

Color A Long Ideas

These ideas are for any You Tube channels, Instagram and Facebook groups:

Oriental color a long
Daria Song
Kervy Rosanes
Mardel Rubio
Julia Spiri
Misfits March Madness - Misfits by White Stag
Whimsical Wonders - Julia Spiri
Fabulous February Fairies
Fantasy February
Out of Your Comfort Zone - Color in a coloring book or use a medium you wouldn't normally color with
Jade in January - Jade Summer
Amazing Animal April
December Desserts
Neon November
December Dragon Dreams
Color With a Buddy Month
Swedish September - color out of any swedish artist's books
Merry Markova March
Frogging Hopping February
Outstanding Owl October
Jumping Johanna June

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris review

Bring Me BackBring Me Back by B.A. Paris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A young British couple are on holiday when they stop at a rest stop. He goes into the restroom and she stays in the car. When he returns to the car she is gone.
10 years later he is engaged to her sister when he starts receiving emails that she is alive. A lot of going on and who is sending the emails and why. I had an idea about 3/4 of the way through on what was happening. I read this real quick and really enjoyed it.
I received this from NetGalley for an honest review.

View all my reviews

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Something In the Water by Catherine Steadman review

Erin and Mark seem to have it all: he's a successful banker, she's a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough; they're young and in love, about to embark on their dream honeymoon to Bora Bora. But when, after a blissful day of scuba diving, they discover a mysterious bag filled with incalculable riches, their subsequent choices trigger a sequence of events that will change their lives--and their marriage--forever.
The first part of the book is Erin burying her husband. Then it goes back a couple of months and leads up to this part. Erin is in over her head as the storyline progresses. I could not put it down because I had to know who is really the bad person and why.Erin is maybe trusting the wrong people?
I received this from NetGalley for a review.
I gave this a 4 star rating.  Book can be found here on Amazon 
Something In The Water by Catherine Steadman

Monday, June 04, 2018

The Ex Wife by Jess Ryder review

The Ex-Wife by Jess Ryder

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone …

Then Nick and Emily disappear. Natasha turns to Jen, Nick's ex to get help. But can she trust Jen? I really loved this book until the very last page. It leaves you hanging, You don't really know what is going to happen, so I am not sure if this is the first book of a series. If it is ok, if not then the ending sucks.

I received this from NetGalley for a review.

I gave this a 3 star rating

Sunday, June 03, 2018

The Exe's Revenge by Jo Jakeman review

No cover for this bok yet. Doesn't come out until Sept. 2018.

Divorces are often messy and Imogen's is no exception. Her husband, Phillip, is abusive, controlling, and determined to make things as difficult as possible. And now he has given Imogen an ultimatum: get out of the family home in two weeks or I'll take our son away from you.
The book starts out with a funeral and then the days that lead up to it and some of the years before. Phillip abuses his power as a police officer and has the other cops on his side everytime Imogene had filed a complaint. Now seeing how he treats his new girlfriend she is out for revenge and including his first wife. Some things were funny but most of all I really despised Phillip and he had what happened coming to him. Now the 3 woman have come together .
I received this from NetGalley for review.

I gave this 4 stars

Friday, June 01, 2018

Everytime You Go Away by Beth Harbison review

Every Time You Go Away by Beth HarbisonDon't go by the synopsis in Goodreads. story and character name is all wrong.
Willa has never fully recovered from the sudden death of her husband, Ben. She became an absent mother to her young son, Jamie, unable to comfort him while reeling from her own grief.

Now, years after Ben’s death, Willa finally decides to return to the beach house where he passed. It’s time to move on and put the Ocean City, Maryland house on the market.

While cleaning up and remodeling the ghost of Ben appears. It seems he is there to help her move on.
I really enjoyed this story and the characters. They seemed to have loved each other a lot. 
I received this from NetGalley for a review.

I gave this 4 stars 

Friday, May 25, 2018

When Dawn Never Comes by Kim Carter Review

When Dawn Never Comes by Kim CarterJordan Maxwell, a twenty-seven-year-old freelance journalist, ventures to New York City to make a name for herself. With both of her parents dead, she struggles to get by living in one of the worst neighborhoods in the city. In a twist of fate, Jordan finds herself the sole heir to her great-uncle’s estate in Solomon Cove, Maine. 
Then murders start to happen and the police are looking into a serial killer. I had an idea who the killer was but I didn't know why. I could not put this down and read it in one day. 
Received this from NetGalley for an honest review.

I gave this a 4 star  book can be found on Amazon 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Close Your Eyes by Darren O'Sullivan review

Close Your Eyes by Darren O'SullivanWow, I did not see that coming. The twist at the end that is.
He doesn’t know his name. He doesn’t know his secret.
When Daniel woke up from a coma he had no recollection of the life he lived before. Now, fourteen years later, he’s being forced to remember.

A phone call in the middle of the night demands he return what he stole – but Daniel has no idea what it could be, or who the person on the other end is. He has been given one warning, if he doesn’t find out his family will be murdered.
Daniel goes on a hunt to find out about his past and what it was that he took. As he is looking memories start coming back and he wasn't the person that he thinks he is. I started this book in the morning and finished it late afternoon. I could not stop.

I read this in one dya
I received this from NetGalley for an honest review.

I gave this a 4 star rating and you can find the book on Amazon

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Feared by Lisa Scottoline Review

Feared by Lisa ScottolineI was reading the synopsis of this book on Goodreads and it is not what the book is about at all. This is the 6th book of this series and just as good as the others. 
When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination—claiming that they were not hired because they were men—Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. The plaintiffs’ lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance —determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. Then one of their own is murdered and dealing with that on top pf everything else. Very fast paced and still love the characters in this series. Received this from NetGalley for an honest review.

You can buy the book here Amazon 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

What My Sister Knew by Nina Laurin review

What My Sister Knew by Nina Laurin

This was a fast paced read and had me on the edge of my seat for the whole truth and why? Eli and Andrea are twins. They are very different though. Eli keeps many secrets. He has been found guilty of their mom and stepfather's death in a house fire. Now his 13 year sentence is up and he is free and looking for Andrea. Setting her up at every turn. I received this ebook from NetGalley for an honest review.

Friday, May 11, 2018

May Coloring and reading challenges

I will post this every month and will be full of links for:
You Tube channels
Facebook Groups

Shadow Lounge Monthly Readathon May 11 6pm - May 13 6pm

Color A Longs and Challenges:

You Tube:
Zoe Archer - Gel Pen Jamboree
Sweetnightingale1973 - Anne Manera Colo A Long
TheBibliophileColorist - Creative Haven Spring Scenes
Ann Hatfield - Deborah Muller Mermaids
Colour & Chat with Sammie - 48 Hour Color a thon May 26 & 27
Shelleen Toland - Hidden Paradise by Cris Lopez
Koloroo - MerMay

Facebook Groups:
Color With Shelleen and Friends - a whole year - finish a color book
Deborah Muller Coloring Group - MerMay
Pencil Stash - Family Friday   - Marker Monday
Reading with Pugs coloring - Budget Friendly Pencil challenge
Jessica's Coloring Corner - May Flowers
Johanna Basford YOUR PAGES - May 6 -20  Quart coloring on your page
Coloring, Tips and Tutorials with Faithfulgirl1978 - Oceanic and a color palette
Simple Art For Adults -
Cosy Coloring - until May 20th - Neon Color Challenge


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Reading Marathon weekend

I belong to a facebook group called Shadow Lounge Monthly Readathon  and we read from Friday night through Sunday night. So I pulled out my tablet as I have a bunch of eArcs on it from NetGalley. I finished The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz .
The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk, #3)
I gave this a 3 star.
It gets published on May 8th.
My thoughts:
Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she's breathing, she'll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom--and free will--of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane's husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane's enemies are determined to see her dead . . . or make her wish she was.
Jane has a son who she is keeping safe with people. As she goes on this hunt to rid the world of these bad people. It was fast paced and intriguing. I kept cheering her on and hoping something would happen to the bad people. Then it ended for the next book lol. I received this from NetGalley for a review.

Then I started and finished a book from the library The Wife by Alafair Burke.
The Wife

I rated this a 4 star.
My thoughts:
When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors.
But they ended up getting married. Angela had a past she didn't want people to know about so she thought it would be perfect to move away to be with Jason. After 6 years Jason had become a small celebrity. Then 2 women come forward with sexual allegations. Then one of the women disappears and Angela takes a look at the man she married and what she doesn't know about him. She is afraid that old secrets will resurface.
This book had me from the beginning and I did not see some of the ending coming. Very good book.
You can buy it on Amazon The Wife 

Then I started and finished Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough.
 Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
I gave this 4 stars and you can buy the book on Amazon Behind Her Eyes 
My Thoughts:
Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone.

Then Louise goes to work on Monday and finds out he is the new doctor where she works. The Very married man she met. Then she bumps into Adele, who wants to be friends but who is also David's wife. As she gets close to both of them she begins to question things in their marriage. And as things unravel she is caught in the crossfires of what she has no idea.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat. Just when I thought I had an idea of what happened, the end just throws you for a curveball. I loved this book!!!

This morning I also colored on a Sherri Baldy pic for St Patrick's Day. I didn't finish it. 
Tonight is Live chat in my Facebook Group Color With Shelleen and Friends  and we always have fun.

For those who don't know. I babysit my 2 grandon's while their parents work. Amber had lost her job last week but she has 2 job interviews tomorrow so it looks like I will be busy babysitting tomorrow. I had just planned on going grocery shopping tomorrow so now that will have to wait. 

Let me know what you are reading or what other hobbies you have.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Does anyone read my blog?

Thinking about posting daily. What I am reading and coloring. I do still cross stitch once in awhile but I really would like to get this blog going again. Even if only posting once a week. I read books from my physical shelf, the library, my e books and what I get for review. I normally only do reviews on Goodreads but would like to do them here as well. Also to share what I am coloring as I do have  a You Tube channel dedicated to all of this but sometimes I think this would be a great platform for me as well to open back up. Just some thoughts I have.

Friday, February 23, 2018

This is How it Ends by Eva Dolan review

This Is How It Ends: The most critically acclaimed crime thriller of 2018 

I gave this book 3 stars
Ella is an activist who always seems to get into trouble. She is a squatter in a building to be converted into luxury condos. She is determined for her and her neighbors to fight it out. She held a party 1 night and there was a death. She panics and calls her neighbor Molly, who is always there for her. Together they hide the body.
As this story unfolds you get chapters of the past and the presence.
I did like Molly but did not like Ella. The storyline was a little slow and I was surprised by the ending. I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review.

You can buy this book here:

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Raven Books (January 25, 2018)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Cooler weather

Last week and the weekend was hot and humid. his chic does not like summer. I am an Autumn person. Anyway today is a high of 71 which is perfect.
I have been reading and finished Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Very well written and thought provoking book.
I am now listening to Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines and I am enjoying that one so fat.

I babysat my grandsons Saturday and their mom is going to school and my son had tto work. But Sunday I stayed home and played Sims 4 all day. Yes I love the Sims games and I also have SimCity.

Last night I colored in ANimal Kingdom by Millie Marotta and actually finished the page. I will have to post a pic later this week.

Last night I got ready for bed and let the dog out first. I asked Justin if he had let Outsider in as he has to be in around 9pm. He had forgotten to bring him in so he is calling his name and says mom , there is an animal out here by the porch , kind of looks like a cat. So I already have an idea of what it is. Sure enough we go out and it is a Fisher. And there is my cat getting ready to pick a fight with it. My cat is 12 years old so no match at all plus Fishers like to eat cats and was eyeing mine. So Justin threw something at the fisher and brought our cat in who now has to stay in for a few days. We will let my dog out more since I have a big dog and they don't like big dogs.

So that's it for now. Today is book day so audiobook and if I finish it then to read the next book of the Abbi Glines series.

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Reading some good books

It is almost 8 pm and I am ready for bed. yesterday and Monday was hot and humid so when the boys woke up I brought them to my house since I have ac.

I guess I should tell you what has been going on since I used to blog. I worked for a forage lab from May 2007 until July 2016. 2015 and 2016 my health had pretty much shit the bed. Diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, thyroid disease, high blood pressure. So many doctor appointments and being sick a lot meant missing a lot of time at work. So they let me go. I really needed a new job anyways. They gave me 6 weeks notice so I could take time off for job interviews and such. Well my resume was sent to probably 100 places and had only 1 interview, which I did not get the job. May 29th of last year my 2nd grandson was born. Amber wanted to go back to work but they couldn't afford daycare with 2 kids. So I sat down with them and said that I would watch the boys for X amount of money. They live 6 minutes from my house. I don't drive in the snow so on those days Dylan would come pick me up and take me to his house, since it is much easier watching them at their house. In the summer I bring them to my house on hot and humid days since I have ac. It has worked out really well. My asthma is so much better being out of that lab since it was very dirty and stinky. I have not had to call in sick and can actually go there when I don't feel well. I just put TV on for them and rest. It has been a win win situation. I get at their house around 6:15am. The boys don't get up til 9 so I take my laptop and check Facebook and watch You Tube videos. Once in awhile I go back to sleep. I am done watching them at 4. Most times Dylan and Amber want me to eat dinner with them but I now only do that once a week. I need my down time too. Since Scott works nights and is sleeping during dinner time then it works for me.

Now onto the last couple of days. I have read some good books.
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks was great. Now I need to watch the movie
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll I gave a 4 star rating. Very good.
Yesterday I read : First Comes Love by Emily Giffin. I think I gave that 3 stars. Very dysfunctional family.

I am currently reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. I am halfway though it or maybe more than that. I am enjoying it as I always like her books.

Monday night I did color in Daydreams by Hanna Karlzon and I need to finish that.

When I got done babysitting today then Dylan and I took the boys and got groceries. Blake, who is 1 was miserable through the store and all the way home. I know he was hungry and we gave him a bottle but he will not hold it up and so nothing comes out of it. The little bugger.

Well I guess i bored you enough today. I just wanted to fill you in on what has been going on here for the past 2 years.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Wanting to blog again

So for the past 2 years I have stopped reading blogs. The only thing I have been doing is watching Booktube, Flosstube and coloring You Tube videos. I have also been making videos. My life was overtaken by the internet yet again. So I have unsubbed from many You Tube channels and just kept a few of my favorites.
I am getting back into reading and trying to fit in cross stitching. The only thing I had been doing this year is color. So this blog is going to be like my diary again. I am hoping to post every day again and with pics , if I have anything to share.

This weekend is a reading weekend with a Facebook group Shadow Lounge Monthly Readathon
This read a thon is the 2nd weekend of every month. No challenges. Just a way to sit and read and share what you are reading.

Then I think I am making a monthly stitching goal of one whole weekend. I haven't stitched since March. Most of that is also due to the fact that I am not enjoying what I am stitching. I have over 1/2 done on Rocky Mountain Christmas. The thing I hate is the back stitching. She has different colors and shapes for back stitching and I do back stitch as I go along but am really hating it. So I think it will take a back burner again and I am going to pull out something that I enjoy.

I am almost a year behind on watching General Hospital, even though I know what has been going on currently, just not everything.

There are tons of movies on my DVR as well.

Coloring has taken over my life and I love it but I want to fit in my other hobbies.

Right now it is hard to leave out my cross stitch stuff because of a cat that will take off with things or knock it all over. I have a room to stitch in but it became my catch all room and I don't ever sit in there during the summer because it is to hot in there.

My 27 year old son has his name in for an apartment and just waiting to hear from them. Even though we love him, he needs to move out, I have plans for his room as it is a lot bigger than my sitting room now. Way more room with 2 walls to have shelves for my cross stitch supplies and coloring supplies. It will need a new floor and ceiling as well. I have all these ideas in my head of what I want to do and my hubby agrees with me.

Today I am reading The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks and so far so good but then again I always like his books.

So if any of you still follow me what have you been up to?

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon

I have joined this again. It is April 29th. 8am- Sunday April 30, 7:55 am EST

I have snacks & drinks at the ready

My first book that I want to finish asap this morning: This is the last book of the Women of the Otherworld series
13 by Kelley Armstrong

Monday, December 12, 2016

Review: Christmas Under a Starlit Sky (A Town Called Christmas #2) by Holly Martin

Christmas Under a Starlit Sky Christmas Romance
Published October 19th 2016 by Bookouture
My Rating: 5 Stars

My review:

 Neve found out she was pregnant but didn't think she was good enough for her gorgeous movie star boyfriend so she lied and told him it wasn't his because she didn't want to tie him down. Meanwhile the Inn is getting ready for Christmas and this author has written this town so wonderfully that you want to be there. Never really loves Oakley and does want to spend the rest of her life with him but she also doesn't want to leave her family and move to California but she also doesn't want a long term relationship. There is also another relationship happening between Adam and Ivy. Both have been hurt in the past. I received this from Net Galley for a review.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Review: Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky (A Town Called Christmas #1) by Holly Martin

Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky Christmas Romance
Published September 22nd 2016 by Bookouture
My rating: 5 stars

My Review:

 This story takes place on Juniper Island. Piper travels for a company doing reviews on hotels/resorts. She gets sent to Stardust Lake Hotel. When she finds out Gabe owns it all her emotions come back. They were childhood friends and teenage lovers and he had broken her heart. Her mom died when she was a little girl and her dad didn't want her and told her no one did she she had a pretty crappy upbringing and trust issues. But Gabe and her see their mistakes from the past and miscommunication. How the author described places and this hotel I wanted to be there so bad. This town sounded perfect for Christmastime and I could just picture everything. The love story was great and all of Gabe's family and staff. I can't wait to read the next book. I received this from Net Galley for a review.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Review: The 24 Days of Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

The 24 Days of Christmas Christmas Romance
Published November 8th 2016 by Lyrical Shine
My rating: 3 1/2 stars

My review:

This was a short quick read of only 50 pages. Frank and his daughter are using an old advent calendar that had brought him and Addie together when they were kids. She is now back in town, after a divorce and a much publicized backlisting as a reporter. A few days later she ends up with her ex's son. Feelings kindle again between Addie and Frank as they celebrate Christmas activities.

Review: A Very Jaguar Christmas (Heart of the Jaguar #5) by Terry Spear

A Very Jaguar Christmas (Heart of the Jaguar #5) Paranormal Romance
Published October 4th 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
My rating: 4 stars

My Review:

 This is set at Christmastime but not very Christmassy like you would think. A little boy is lost and come to find out he is werewolf. He was dropped off at a day care center for Jaguar shifters. Neither shifters knew about the other one. The story is of a Jaguar couple who are looking for the little wolf cub/boy's family. I liked the main couple and their finding out about their true feelings for each other and trying to start a relationship while traveling and helping out the boy cub. I like paranormal so this was right up my alley. I received this from NetGalley for a review.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Review: Winter Wonderland by Elizabeth Mansfield

Winter Wonderland Regency Romance
Published October 4th 2016 by Open Road Media Romance
(first published November 1st 1993) 
My rating: 3 stars
My review:
 This is an old Regency Romance and read just like it. A nobleman had been spurned 11 years ago. When they meet again, he remembers her but she has no knowledge of who he is. She has changed a lot. Now a widow and lost her home she becomes a governess to the nobleman's family. They meet up on their way to her new job and his family and are robbed in their coach.
After a few days and their bickering she is told who he is. He just got betrothed to someone so he could forget her. Typical Regency book. I received this from NetGalley for a review.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Review: A Christmas Kiss by Elizabeth Mansfield

A Christmas Kiss Christmas Romance
Published October 4th 2016 by Open Road Media Romance
(first published 1970) 
My rating: 3 stars
My review:
 Evelyn is a a governess and let go from her services because a besotted son had left her in a compromising position and the mother believed the governess had her eyes on him. The son's friends felt bad for her and took her with them on a holiday and then to get employed after the holidays. Well there was confusion on family members parts and a lot of she likes him and he likes her and a widowed sister not wanting to marry and move out of her widowed brother's house and a jealous woman who wants one man and she doesn't like being shunned. A lot of craziness but cute story that had me laughing. I received this from NetGalley for a review.