Recipe Challenge – April 2018

Duration: 1st April – 30th April Number of books: 4 Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection Taco Salad from Teenia, Barb’s sister-in-law 1 to 2 lb. ground beef 2 pkg. taco seasoning mix 2 cups grated cheddar cheese or Mexican blend cheese 1 head lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces Read a book with both 1 and 2 in the…

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Fitness fanatics

This week I got a fitbit. Not because I’m a fitness freak, but more so because I’m almost the exact opposite. I get down the rabbit hole of study and forget everything else. To eat. To drink. To walk around. Hence the fitbit. If I haven’t walked around in the last hour, it buzzes at…

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Mythica – Court of the Queens

Duration: 1st April – 30th June Number of books: 25 Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Welcome to the realm of the Fae Queens. Each Queen as a set of Royal Reading Tasks for you to complete. Levels  Pixie – 5 – 10 books Fairy – 11 – 25 books The Midwife 1. Read a book that…

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March 2018

I started my PhD this month. It's been a pretty intense and overwhelming period. But, also one of the most exciting and surreal experiences that I've looked forward to for a long time!

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Blood Lite III: Aftertaste edited by Kevin J. Anderson

I bought this book because it had two short stories from series that I’m reading. And then I figured that since it was an ebook, it was a good one to read before bed, instead of keeping my partner awake with the bedside lamp on. I’m still not sure of how I feel about this collection. It was certainly an easy read, but maybe not one that I will pick up again in a heart beat.

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Allegiance of Honour by Nalini Singh

The Psy-Changeling series is one of my favourites because although you are constantly revisiting the characters that you love, each book is about a new couple. It is a new love story and each time my heart threatens to burst with the hope and joy of love. It’s also a little frustrating at times, because there are certain characters that you fall in love with, and then only get fleeting glimpses of them throughout the rest of the series. Allegiance of Honour kind of helps with this. Although the main arc of the “first season” finishes with Shards of Hope, Allegiance of Honour revisits every single couple from the series. Including those who are only in short stories and novellas.

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Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

This is a great way to round out the arc of the “first” Psy-Changeling series. The Arrows start out as the bogeymen of the story, but as characters are slowly introduced, their story seems to be the epitome of Silence and the tragedies of their race. So, to finish a tale with the leader of the Arrows and his lieutenants just seemed to me to fit. It provided a happy ending for the breaking of Silence, but also hinted at many more battles to come in the future…

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Angels’ Pawn by Nalini Singh

So far in the novellas there have been angels and angels, hunters and hunters in romances… but not yet a hunter and vampire relationship. And after this novella, I’m still not quite sure if this line got crossed or not. Regardless, Ashwini and Janvier make a perfectly chaotic pairing. The idea of mayhem, madness and a little bit of lust thrown in makes this a thoroughly enjoyable ride.

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Loud Puppies and Nosy Neighbours

At our last place we had a really nosy and irritating neighbour. Who could see into our backyard. And used to wait until I was hanging out washing to conveniently pop her head out her door. Needless to say, she quickly rubbed me the wrong way - I like my privacy. ESPECIALLY when I'm standing in my own damn backyard.

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Angels’ Judgment by Nalini Singh

I love Sara. She is the perfect mix of tough, independent and savvy. The fact that she is due to lead a group of hunters who are just as tough, independent, and probably scary, kind of makes her a perfect lead. I love that although she starts off entirely naïve to the potential danger of her new leadership-situation, she quickly grasps the gravity of the situation and comes out swinging.

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