Thursday, June 13, 2019

New-ish Blog 3.0

So I get into blogging big time, then fall outta blogging, and then back into it again. It's like life: ups and downs and everything in between.

At least I didn't make a brand spanking new blog with a new name and all that jazz again, amIright LMAO! I just cleaned this one up and am starting off fresh. Does anyone really still blog anymore? It seems MySpace-ish.... popular for a while then fades out. Maybe that's just my view...

Now that the school year is almost over, I will have time to blog. I'm blogging for myself, and not for anyone else. I'm too lazy to do a handwritten journal these days, so this is next best. I did order this Q&A book from Barnes and Noble that I'm excited to use.

I have a lot going on in life right now... and I'm slowly starting to process it all. Healing takes time, this we all know. Just being patient is hard. I'm giving it to God and He will get me through it all.

Got lots of posts already lined up, so that's a good start!

Have a blessed morning.

Social Media:  Instagram  &  GoodReads are normally where you'll find me.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Show Us Your Books - June 2019

Life According to Steph

Love this book link up. Thanks Steph and Jana!  Here's what I've been reading lately!

I've been outta the book scene for the past month, actually. Work and life have been so crazy it's not even funny. Haven't had a moment to myself in weeks. I got "Hate To Love You" by Tijan for $0.99 a little while back on Amazon, and my June BOTM book just arrived, titled "Recursion" by Blake Crouch. If you can't tell, my genres are all over the place!

From GoodReads:
Rule #1: No hot guys.
It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of was, but college was supposed to be my sanctuary. It was my place to start over. The rumors, the whispers, and the jealousy I endured through high school would all be gone.
No one would know me at college.

Rule #2: No drama.
I’d major in pre-law. I’d make a few loyal friends. Everything would be easy-breezy. No one was going to use me or hurt me. I wouldn’t let them.

Rule #3: New year. New place. New me.

And all because of Shay Coleman.

Football captain and quarterback, he was the big guy on campus. The cocky guy in my political science class with a smirk.

I hated him on sight . . .
. . . and he was about to break all my rules.

Hate To Love You is a full-length standalone.
There are elements that deal with the dark side of college.

These sports books aren't really my thing.... but a dollar is a dollar! I like Tijan's writing so I'm giving this one a try.

From GoodReads:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory—his most ambitious, mind-boggling, irresistible work to date.

“An action-packed, brilliantly unique ride that had me up late and shirking responsibilities until I had devoured the last page . . . a fantastic read.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian

Memory makes reality. That’s what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.

Neuroscientist Helena Smith already understands the power of memory. It’s why she’s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious moments of our pasts. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent. 

As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face-to-face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease—a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past. And as its effects begin to unmake the world as we know it, only he and Helena, working together, will stand a chance at defeating it.

But how can they make a stand when reality itself is shifting and crumbling all around them? 

Wait, Wayward Pines!? I saw season 1 of that TV show and it was fantastic!!! I didn't know read this specific synopsis when I chose this book for my book of the month. Now I'm even more excited to dive into it!!!