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Would Any one like to help me out- I would love your help with creating a game

I would love for you to help me be creating List of Book Genres and Phrases or whatever book Related Phase you would do to choose your next read or your TBR Book.. I started it but I need to your help in filling it out.

 

Add what you do you pick your next read or TBR Book.. I want to create something that uses these your way of picking or choosing your TBR Book or Book to read next. Please add them to this document

 

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Please I know some of you created Games before and have some of the Prompts or (options) that could be used. Please help me out, the sooner the better.

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My Year in Books 2019

Here's a link to my GR "Year in Books 2019" page: https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2019/840708

 

2019 was the first year I kept a log of what I read and certain traits I wanted to track within my reading. 

 

Basics

Number of Books Read: 110

Number of Pages Read: 23,585

 

Breakdowns

Authors of Color: 28 (25.5% of reading) I hope to beat that by 10% this year. I know I can do better because there are a lot of AoC romances sitting on my eReaders.

 

Authors from LGBT+ Community: 7 (6.4% of my reading) That's horrible! I think I am going to score this category a little differently in 2020. I can't know for certain what the gender and/or sexual identifier of an author is when it comes to fiction, so I am counting main characters in the story if they identify as a member of the LGBT+ community. 

 

Male Authors: 39 (35.45% of reading) - Some of the books I read had more than one male author, so the number is a little off. Almost all my male authors wrote non-fiction; the only exception was Brian K. Vaughn from the Saga series. I feel fine about this number.

 

Female Authors: 85 (77.3% of reading) - some of these were anthologies were there were several female authors. I'm not worried as I read a lot of women's fiction and romance and cozy mystery - genres dominated by women authors.

 

Non-Fiction: 44 (40% of reading) - honestly I thought this number would be a lot higher. I had non-fiction binges a lot in the early part of the year.

 

Fiction: 66 (60% of reading) - just fine with that.

 

Library borrows: 52 (roughly 48% of reading) - got me thinking I might want to upgrade my Library Love Challenge level at least to the next level. All 5 audiobooks I listened to came from the library.

 

Owned: 58 (roughly 52%) - I really need to read down my own books.

 

Thanks for reading!

January 2020 Reading TBR
Courting Trouble - Deeanne Gist Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom) - Sarah Sundin The Astronaut Wives Club - Lily Koppel Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope--Voices from the Women's March - The Artisan Bakery School The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race - Jesmyn Ward This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America - Morgan Jerkins An Extraordinary Union - Alyssa Cole Breathless - Beverly Jenkins The Darkness Knows (Viv and Charlie Mystery) - Cheryl Honigford Appetites & Vices - Felicia Grossman

I need to read a minimum of 17 books per month to reach my goal of 200 books. *Sigh* Okay then let's do this! Twenty books placed on the list to ensure I hit 17. I won't know if any book works for a prompt for the BR Read Harder challenge until I read it, so none are being assigned to that challenge in the beginning of the month.

 

1. Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist

          - 2020 Reading Assignment Challenge (Professor Author Luv)

 

2. Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom #2) by Sarah Sundin

         - 2020 Reading Assignment Challenge (Professor Genre)

         - Finish That Series Already 

 

3. The Astronauts Wives Club by Lily Koppel

         - IRL book club pick

         - 2020 Library Love Challenge

 

4. Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope/Voices from the Women's March

          - 2020 Library Love Challenge

 

5. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward

          - 2020 Library Love Challenge

 

6. This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins

         - From the 24 Festive Tasks game, this is what the dreidel chose for me to read as my first book of 2020

        - COYER

 

7. An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole

         - Finish That Series

 

8. Breathless (Old West #2) by Beverly Jenkins

          - Finish That Series

 

9. The Darkness Knows (Vi and Charles Mystery #1) by Cheryl Honigford

         - COYER

 

10. Appetites and Vices (The Truitts #1) by Felicia Grossman

            - COYER

 

11. Her Perfect Partner (Matched to Perfection #1) by Priscilla Oliveras

          - COYER

 

12. Copycat Killing (Magical Cats Mystery #3) by Sofie Kelly

          - COYER

 

13. The Scandalous Suffragette by Elizabeth Redgold

           - COYER

 

14. Tycoon (The Knickerbocker Club #0.5) by Joanna Shupe

          - COYER

          - Finish That Series Already

 

15. Year One (The Chronicles of the One #1) by Nora Roberts

         - COYER

 

16. Smooth Talking Cowboy (Gold Valley #1) by Maisey Yates

          - COYER

 

17. Opposites Attract (Nerds of Paradise #1) by Merry Farmer

 

18. The Preacher's Promise (Home to Milford College #1) by Piper Huguley

          - COYER

 

19. That Healing Touch (Cutter's Creek #1) by Kit Morgan

        - COYER

 

20. Once Upon a Wedding: A Fiction from the Heart Second Chances Anthology by Various Authors

     - To dip in between books

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Psst....Hey Current RWA Members

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Bout of Books Cycle 27 Sign Up Post

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In addition to other crazy reading challenges, I am adding Bout of Books Cycle 27. 

 

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

 

I have no clue what I will be reading by the time it kicks off, so no TBR. I decided to just do the IG challenges this time around; the blog challenges are the same ones every cycle. I will participate in Twitter chats, since they now happen in my time zone. Other than that, no specific goals.

24 Festive Tasks Master Post and Finally Point Tally

 

 

I know it seems a little early, but I am tallying up my points and am finished with the game. I have two books for one square left to read and those books are short so I will get it done by the 31st.

 

Thank you to Moonlight Snowfall, Murder by Death, and TA for allowing me to play host as well as player. I hope everyone had fun playing along and/or reading others' posts and I am anxious to see how many points total we earned.

 

Door 1 Points: 5

Door 2 Points: 5

Door 3 Points: 4 + 1 bonus for picking a winning pony

Door 4 Points: 4

Door 5 Points: 4

Door 6 Points: 3

Door 7 Points: 5

Door 8 Points: 4

Door 9 Points: 5

Door 10 Points: 4

Door 11 Points: 2

Door 12 Points: 3

Door 13 Points: 2

Door 14 Points: 3

Door 15 Points: 4

Door 16 Points: 2

Door 17 Points: 3

Door 18 Points: 3

Door 19 Points: 4

Door 20 Points: 4

Door 21 Points: 4

Door 22 Points: 5

Door 23 Points: 4

Door 24 Points: 2

 

Points Earned: 89

24 Festive Tasks, Door 23: Hogswatch

 

Hogswatch

 

Book: I read The Color of Magic in graphic novel form. I'm saving the second graphic novel in the book for next year!

 

Task #1: Goddess of Review Writing

I take bullet point type of notes while reading the book and right after finishing, she then takes those notes and writes the review and does the posts for me. Extra goddess points for all the 2.5-3 stars reviews, those are the hardest ones to write.

 

Task #2: 

“No, what he didn't like about heroes was that they were usually suicidally gloomy when sober and homicidally insane when drunk.”
Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

 

Task #3: Skip - I'm reading my first Discworld book this month.

 

Task #4: This is my first Pratchett and I tried to read a Gaiman book and did not like it at all. So I asked my husband who is a big fan of Good Omens (and has tried to get me to read it repeatedly...to no avail) - his answer: Aziraphale because "he had a lot of shit going on but he protected the kid so the kid can make his choice without outside influence." Seems fitting my husband would root for the devil-like character, LOL.

How to Destroy a Genre: The RWA Christmas Story - Edited to reflect more cars in the pile up

Edited 12/27/19: I took the night off and purposely did not go on Twitter to watch the continuance of this train wreck. Instead, I spent several hours with the nuns, nurses, and residents of Poplar (Call the Midwife is still my favorite show - and season 8 is a banger). This morning I had to refill son's ADHD prescription; holidays + end of the month meant that I knew I had a wait, so I brought my NOOK - my low battery NOOK. So I ended up reading new RWA posts from Twitter.

 

OOOOOHHHHH BOY, HERE WE GO:

 

Carolyn Jewel has resigned as President and Damon Suede is now President. There are three At-Large Directors left. There are more members leaving, more entrants to the Ritas/GHs wanting to leave the contest, and more smaller leadership members resigning (Brie Quinlain and Jeannie Lin resigned in a joint statement). 

 

The stories coming out now of discrimination against marginalized authors are from the local chapters (which are affliated and approved by RWA), showing the rot is not just at RWA HQ but in the local writing groups as well - again as affliated and approved by RWA. Then there are the stories of how Suede treated individuals and in one case, the RRW (the LGBT+ specific chapter that he was once a part of). 

 

The "new" board wrote a word salad of an open letter to the membership, going on and on about how trust was broken, trust must be rebuilt, we love diversity, blah, blah, blah. As often the case, actions speak louder than words. The new board has decided to appoint remaining members who volunteer to the vacant positions until the yearly elections (July or August 2020), rather than hold new elections....yeah good luck with that.

 

I'm going to be honest - I'm disappointed Kate McMurray (At-Large director and M/M author) hasn't resigned yet. I hope someone talks to her or she sees the writing on the wall and does so before we ring in the new year. I would hate to delete her books off my eReaders, but I will if she doesn't resign soon.

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So when I published my post A List of Cowards, I wanted a handy place to put the list of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Board of Directors names so that I could go through and boycott/eliminate them from my TBR. But it turns out that we only got a small portion of the story Monday night/Tuesday morning. So for clarification and updates, here's the story of how a group of Nice White Ladies (NWLs) destroyed a genre:

 

In August of 2019, Lisa Ling used private communication methods to talk with Courtney Milan about her feelings about a book Ling was reading. Milan did not disclose the conversation, but she did make her feelings known about the book, Somewhere Lies the Moon by Kathryn Lynn Davis (originally published in 1999, re-issued as an ebook in May 2014). It was problematic for Ling and Milan (both of Chinese-American romance authors) due to racism and other issues. Milan did not call Davis a racist in her tweets; she had problems with the book and her tweets were about the book. 

 

This was at a time when the hashtag #RitasSoWhite was just starting to fade. The hashtag was for the conversation regarding the Ritas/Golden Hearts awards program regarding the slate of finalists, which were overwhelming white, cis, and straight. The Ritas were RWA's big professional award for published authors, the GHs are for unpublished works.This was not the first year the Ritas/GHs have been marked with dubious content; in 2015, Kate Breslin's For As Such a Time As This featured as the main couple a Nazi officer "hero" and a Jewish concentration camp "heroine" was named a finalist. That went over as well as you might expect.

 

There have been folks dedicated to fixing not only the awards programs but the PAN loop discussion forums and just overall the homophobia, transphobia, the ungodly amount of racism, and other -isms. For a genre that prides itself on being a place where everyone can have a HEA/HFN, the real work of making that a reality for the writers of marginalized communities was Sisphyus-level but there were some change being seen....or that is what the RWA wanted people to see.

 

In August 2019, Suzanne Tisdale and Kathryn Lynn Davis filed an ethics complaint against Milan. Milan stepped down from her leadership position (she was chair of the Ethics Committee). The current BoD decided to panel a second ethics committee to decided on the complaints since they felt the original committee members were too close to Milan to be impartial....more on that second panel in a minute.

 

On Monday, December 23rd, Alyssa Cole posted a Twitter thread announcing the Board's decision to censure Milan based on the report from the second ethics committee. Her punishment was to be ban for one year from the RWA and a lifetime ban from any leadership role. Although it was clear from the documents posted that the Board and possibly the second panel did not find the complaints filed by Tisdale and Davis credible AT ALL, but they voted 10-5 (1 abstained) in favor of banning Milan. The RWA then closed for the Christmas holiday. Yep, they dropped the MOAB then just went home to enjoy some nog while Twitter exploded.

 

By Tuesday, December 24th, someone on the Board decided to try and put out the flames by issuing a temporary suspension on the censure:

 

"At a meeting today that identified a gap between policy and process, RWA’s Board of Directors rescinded its vote accepting the findings of the Ethics Committee report and the consequent penalties against Courtney Milan pending a legal opinion.

RWA reiterates its support for diversity, inclusivity and equity and its commitment to provide an open environment for all members."

 

Man, "pending a legal opinion" is doing A LOT of work in this statement, as someone pointed out on Twitter. This is very IRONIC considering the genre is made up of a lot of lawyers and former lawyers, including Milan.

 

One other thing to point out with RWA's extremely terrible timing, the announcement of Milan's censure on Monday was also the last day for entry into the Rita/GH award program. Authors who want to enter for a chance to win had to submit their manuscript and pay the $50 fee and agree to judge. So when the Milan censure came down, there were a whole lot of authors emailing the RWA asking for their entry to be disqualified/returned to them along with a refund of the fee and oh hell no they were not going to be a judge. Other authors, who learned from previous years not to bother with the Ritas/GHs, were demanding their membership fees be refunded or were vowing not to renew when the time came to do so. 

 

I guess the Board saw the money leaving the organization and tried to staunch the bleeding with the temporary suspension of Milan's ban, but no dice. This on the heels of Cockygate, Feehan's attempt at trying trademark basic paranormal romance terms, the statutory rape book series featured on Frolic that turned into a doxing and harassing mess, the silence from RWA regarding the publisher Dreamspinner Press not paying authors royalties earned for at least a year now, years of #RitasSoWhite - it all came to a head and everyone had a story to tell.

 

Linda Hilton here on BL shared a small part of her horrible experience with RWA. Other authors from marginalized communities are sharing their stories, not just with Board members but a lot of stories involving RWA "staff" discriminating against members and future members. Olivia Waite filed ethics complaints against another author for discrimination and hate towards her for being LGBT+ but her complaints were seen by the ethics committee or the Board....the paperwork was discarded by a lower level RWA staffer. Piper Huguley was stopped from entering the dining hall where the 2013 awards was held because the "staff member" didn't recognize her as a finalist, even though staff were given pictures of all the finalists. And two Jewish authors told stories this morning of being rejected as members because their manuscripts didn't "meet" the requirements of a romance and was rejected within 24 hours of submitting. Neither author knew of the other's story until this morning.

 

While stories were being shared and membership were leaving in droves, a certain Executive Board member's husband decided to weigh in on a few stories where his husband was called out for his silence. Geoff Symon, husband of President-Elect Damon Suede (who will take over as president at the end of current president Carolyn Jewel's term), went after a few people who were calling out Suede for his silence not only on the Milan censure but also on the Dreamspinner fiasco. As someone pointed out on Twitter "Damon Suede is the Pete Buttgieg of the RWA" - it might be petty of me, but I laughed hard at that because it is SOOOO TRUEEEEE. (Buttgieg is a mayor running for President on the Democratic party ticket - for all you non-Americans wondering who the fuck he is.) Suede is also the biggest, if not one of the biggest, names on the Dreamspinner roster of authors.

 

On Thursday, December 26th, members of the Board's At-Large directorship all resigned in mass, so my list of cowards shrunk a ton (good thing, as many of them are in my TBR). This is a big deal, considering the names of those resigned were all AoC and their statement is pretty damning. Then Rachel Grant, now former member of the original ethics committee, resigned as well and then dropped the whole "hey it wasn't our committee, it was this other ethics committee that some of us were not even aware of".....so now we might have a shadowy ethics committee and RWA staff running around trying to MAKE RWA GREAT AGAIN (a point brought up by Army officer and romance author Jessica Scott). 

 

In the time it has taken to write this post, most of the Board has resigned and the membership roles (and the money it rakes in) has dropped. There have been no comment from the Board other than the temporary halt to Milan's ban while awaiting their legal eagle to give them cover. Authors are looking at creating a whole new organization with the expressed mission to be inclusive and diverse; others are looking at joining other writer groups including SFWA, MWA, and NINC. Some authors are returning past Rita awards to the RWA HQ in Houston (Deanna Raybourn for one), while Milan is donating her Rita to the Brown's museum for romance. 

 

This is how you destroy a genre at Christmas.

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Heads Up Readers

For library patrons that use OverDrive to borrow ebooks from their local branch, a change is coming. Ratuken, the owners of OD, recently sold OD to a private equity firm called KKR - the same private equity firm that bankrupted Toys R' Us. KKR also owns RB Media since 2018, which is home to RB Digital (another library service software for borrowing materials). So the two main companies libraries use for the borrowing of ebooks and other digital material will be owned by the same company that is known for liquidating assets and burdening companies with debt to the point of bankruptcy. 

 

Watch this space I guess.

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To All that Celebrate

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Happy Holidays!

 

My oldest is still sleeping at 9:45am....just like his mom did back in the day (I don't wake up early for no one - including Santa, lol).

A List of Cowards

Edited 12/24/19 6:42pm CST: So the RWA has temporarily rescinded the ban on Milan pending a legal opinion. Back pedaling and double speak with nary of an apology. The Board's statement (taken from the official RWA Twitter account):

 

"At a meeting today that identified a gap between policy and process, RWA’s Board of Directors rescinded its vote accepting the findings of the Ethics Committee report and the consequent penalties against Courtney Milan pending a legal opinion. 1/2

 

RWA reiterates its support for diversity, inclusivity and equity and its commitment to provide an open environment for all members. 2/2"

 

My eyes are rolling backwards at an alarming pace....

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For their part in upholding white supremacy and the cowardly way they announced it, I will no longer purchase/borrow/read from the following romance authors:

 

Suzanne Tisdale - who weaponized her white woman tears against Courtney Milan

 

Romance Writers of America Board of Directors

Carolyn Jewel - President 

Damon Suede - President-Elect 

Donna Alward - Secretary

Nan Dixon - Treasurer

 

Then there are the Board of Directors -at Large, which I am not sure has voting rights/was responsible for this damn mess, so I am waiting to see how this plays out prior to completely shunning them and their compliancy with the board:

 

Edited 12/24/19 1:21pm CST: So the entire board, including the directors at-large, voted for this mess. So at least 2 AoC at-large directors voted yes (the final vote was 10 yay, 5 nay, 1 abstain). Which 2 is still a mystery, so I am waiting for more information.

 

Hannah Rhys Barnes

Denny Bryce

Pintip Dunn

Seressia Glass

Tracey Livesay

Kate McMurray

Adrienne Mishel

Priscilla Oliveras

Chanta Rand

Erica Ridley

Farrah Rochon

Renee Ryan

 

#IStandWithCourtney

 

Background/Context: https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/2019/12/wtaf-rwa-courtney-milan-banned-suspended-from-rwa/

24 Festive Tasks, Door 20: Christmas

Christmas

 

Book: Skipping

 

Task #1: 

 

Task #2: Christmas Movie

My favorite Christmas movies are A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, and It's a Wonderful Life. The kids would add to that list The Nightmare Before Christmas (shh! It's what they are getting for Christmas Eve night present). My husband's is A Christmas Story but oh man do I hate that one. I will be watching Charlie Brown and Nightmare on Christmas Eve, but tomorrow I am doing the wrapping of presents to Elf.

 

12/22/19 Edited to add: Gift wrapping was moved to Wednesday morning due to a snow day on Monday. I will never NOT love Elf.

 

Task #3:

I took the kids individually to the store over this weekend so they could buy presents for other members of the family (I am getting ticket to see #IMOMSOHARD in Tulsa, so nothing under the tree for me). Yes there will be books: son bought Dad a "new to him" Robert Jordan book and daughter bought son the new release of Dog Man: Fetch-22. Both kids are getting one book each from Nannie and Grandpa (my parents). My mom bought me a copy of A Paris Orphan while she was out here for Thanksgiving.

 

Task #4: Skip

24 Festive Tasks, Door 24: Epiphany

Epiphany

 

Book: I read The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui, a story of a family immigrating from Vietnam to the US.

 

Task #1: Skip - I can't handle spicy food anymore.

 

Task #2: Skip

 

Task #3: Skip

 

Task #4: 

My mug is full of tea, the doughnut is Entemann's (which I haven't had in FOREVER), and the beer is a hoppy delight. Hoping to get to this book today/tonight.

24 Festive Tasks, Door 21: Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa

 

Book: Skipping

 

Task #1: 

I was going to skip this one, but a quick look at my physical shelves showed I have the colors, just not the creativity to turn them into an object. So here's an object called a stack, lol.

 

Task #2: Music in Books

1. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicole Yoon

2. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

3. In Perfect Time (Wings of the Nightingale #3) by Sarah Sundin

 

Task #3: 

 

I made a corn and black bean dip with red and green peppers, onions, garlic, and a packet of pomengrate vingeratte leftover from lunch at Wendy's. This was my lunch after wrapping presents and watching the movie Elf on Wednesday. 

 

Task #4: 

Tuesday I did a three hour shift at the kids' school library. Afterwards I stopped at my town's awesome independent coffee house and bought myself a chai and started a $10 tab to pay for other customers' drinks. The RR had a bad Monday due to the weather cutting their hours of operations down a lot, so I purposely picked them for my Unity Cup task. The gals working at the RR are awesome and the food and drinks are great (and not full of sugar).

 

 

24 Festive Tasks, Door 19: Festivus! (My Favorite!)

Festivus

 

Book: Turns out the book I wanted to read for this doesn't come in a Kindle format. My eyes and head hurt too much for reading on my laptop. So I substituted We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby, a comedy writer. Finished it yesterday.

 
Task #1: Airing of Grievances
1. Crazy (Crazy Ella #1) by Eve Langlais - absolutely ridiculous paranormal romance with such lazy, horrible handling of mental health and patients. 
2. Then Came You (Bradford Sisters #0.5) by Becky Wade - the gross partriarchal crap this book spews out makes me puke
3. The Hot One by Caroline Murnick - using her supposedly BFF's murder to make it about her and her love life. With friends like this, who needs enemies?
4. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins - just a waste of time.
5. A Colony in a Nation - the Caroline Murnick of current race politics and institutions. 
 
Task #2: Battle of the Books
Sweet Valley Saga #3: The Fowlers of Sweet Valley
                              VS.
Sweet Valley Saga #4: The Patmans of Sweet Valley
 
In the first corner is the family saga of rich bitch Lila Fowler. Lila's family history starts with Lily, a rich aristocratic daughter who is rescued by one of her family's servants after the servants/townspeople rise up and kill her family and set her mansion on fire. After WWI, the action leaves France and settles in to Sweet Valley, moving all the way to where the events of Don't Go Home with John (Sweet Valley High #90) come into play. This book made me into a Francophile that lasted into my twenties. I still love Lila, probably more now than when I read this book as a kid. 
 
I highly recommend Double Love's podcast episode from last Christmas that is all about this book.
 
In the other corner is the family saga of rich brat 1Bruce1 Patman. His family origins start in England on a Downton Abbey-esque manor house and the spoiled daughter who just wants to bump uglies with the stable boy. There's the stage actress and the whitest cowboys turned factory men turned factory owners that led to Bruce. The Double Love is doing this book for this year's Christmas episode and I can hardly wait! 
 
So the winner - The Fowlers of course! There is actual history in her story, where Bruce's is just too white washed and soap opera-ery. 
 
Task #3: Dear Garner Bradford,
You suck. You never listened to what Sophie said when she talked about not wanting kids, you used your second wife's rape and murder to make yourself the victim/party to pity, you pawned your kids off on the Russian nanny anytime you could so you could have "me time", your business acumen is off the charts...and in the gutter, and then you go after an employee because she checks off your  mom's, preacher's,  I mean your list of must haves in the next wife. I'm just hoping your company is doing well enough to pay for your daughters' therapy. Again, you suck so much. 
 
Task #4: Skip
 
 

 

TBR Thursdays* - December 19, 2019

*bookish series created by Moonlight Reader

 

I had a WEEK. Monday started with a snow day (no school days before winter break starts - thanks!) and piss poor planning on someone's part that led to an event with different troops being rescheduled and then I had to quick time reading my irl book club pick in time to make the meeting, Tuesday I did extra shifts at the library to help out, Wednesday and today was getting the kids under control enough to get them through school/activities. Tomorrow is the first full day of winter break, so send your good vibes towards Wichita if you can. Husband came home (he passed his twice a year PT test so now I can do some baking!) and announced he needed a white elephant gift asap. We looked through the stuff we are planning to sell at a garage sale in the spring, we picked something out and I wrapped it up. So I have been putting out fires all week and I am tired and stressed. So I went to the NOOK store's freebie section and just did my thing plus sales at NOOK and Kindle stores. I need to take off the bookmarks to those pages I swear.

 

This list looks long because I haven't done one of these posts in weeks, but yeah *sigh* TBR just went back up to mountain range size.

 

Print additions

1. The Paris Orphan by Natasha Lester (an early holiday present from my mom, who was not about to forego a "buy two books, get one free" sale at Target - the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, lol)

2. Yoga: Relaxation, Postures, & Daily Routines by David Smith and Charmaine Yabsley

3. The Fearless Woman: A Women's Empowerment Journal by Piccadilly

 

NOOK additions

4. Memories and Murder (Touristy Trap Mystery #10) by Lynn Cahoon

5. The Rose and the Thorn (The MacPherson Brides #1) by Mischelle Creager

6. The Heart Hears (The MacPherson Brides #4) by Mischell Creager

7. Hollywood Holiday (Hollywood Headlines Mysteries #2.5) by Gemma Halliday

8. Out of the Storm (Beacons of Hope #0.5) by Jody Hedlund

9. Love's Violet Sunrise (Eagle Harbor #0.5) by Naomi Rawlings

10. Single Dad in Studio 7D by M.A. Clarke Scott

11. The Lemon Sisters (Wildstone #3) by Jill Shalvis

12. Peril at the Pink Lotus (Jane Carter Historical Mystery #1) by Alice Simpson

13. An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson

14. Dragon Springs Road by Jane Chang

15. Love by the Letters by Kelly Bowen, Grace Burrowes, and Vanessa Riley

  

Kindle additions

13. The Husband Maneuver (A Worthy Pursuit #0.5) by Karen Witemeyer

14. The Christmas Heirloom: An Anthology by Various Authors

15. The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey

16. Dance All Night by Alexis Daria

 

Library Borrows

Physical:

 

Digital:

 

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Print read

 

NOOK read

 

Kindle read

 

 

Library Returns

1. The Gurnesy Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

 

2. Last Witnessess by Svetlana Alexievich

 

 

*Total TBR #: 296

currently reading

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Love on the Line - Deeanne Gist