Thursday, December 15, 2016

My Top Ten Book Series To Read

So I was reading some other blogs and realized that they all have a list of some type on them, Things to create, things to eat, top ten this and top ten that.  I thought about it and noticed that I don't have anything like this on my blog. Below I have put together a list of My Top Ten Book Series To Read. I Love reading and have actually read all of these books and more... A lot more. Currently, I am on the last book in the Mercy Thompson series and will be adding a few more post about her and the wolves soon. Until then, let me know what book series you like to read and where to find them.
  1. Harry Potter
  2. Mercy Thompson
  3. Percy Jackson
  4. Narnia
  5. Hunger Games
  6. Abhorsen
  7. Stephanie Plum
  8. Vampire Academy
  9. Graceling Realm
  10. Song of the Lioness

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mercy Thompson Series (Moon Called)

So a while ago and when I say awhile I mean.... like 7 months ago, a friend of mine gave me a great series of books to read and I have been meaning to post about it for a long time.

So here is a review of the book Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. This is the first book in the Mercy Thompson Series. ( The Alpha and Omega Series not only correlates but is in the same time frame) I plan to write a review on those books too. :)

In this first book you meet a bunch of new characters and it is kinda hard to keep them all straight at first.

So here is a break down.

Mercy Thompson is a VW mechanic, a smartass, and can turn into a Coyote. Which can be a blessing and a curse.

Adam is the powerful Alpha who is also her next door neighbor and a royal pain in her behind.

No worries she knows how to keep him in line... I wont tell you how though, some things have to be discovered. ;)                                                                                                                                                                               Get yours here

One day while she is working on yet another VW, a young guy (and newly made werewolf) wanders into her shop and asks for work. After working there for a while a few guys come to take him back and they attack the Alpha's house and the werewolves who live there. Adam who is badly hurt is taken by Mercy to her foster father Bran (leader of all North American werewolves). With all of this there is also the attention of the local Vampire Seethe and the Fae who have come out to the humans all to contend with also. Mercy has her plate full and there is never a dull moment in her life.

I give this book 5 out of 5 Cups of Joe, As Patricia Briggs does a wonderful job of taking the reader on a never ending journey into the life of Mercy Thompson. Honestly even if werewolves are not your thing, you will enjoy the story and all of the characters.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

OverDrive For Windows 8.1

I just downloaded a New App to my computer for Windows 8.1. Its called OverDrive. Its for reading and allows you to borrow books from library's. Here is the Awesome Part though.. instead of just One Counties Library System.. you get to Borrow from anywhere in the world. You can access any database of ebooks or audiobooks and its all free, cause your Borrowing them! All you need is a library card that is in Good Standing.

I personally am thinking that this may just turn out to be the best thing ever... cause well... I like FREE BOOKS. In fact most of the books that I have read lately have been free. I like to think of it as being economical with my money. The Truth is I just really like to read...and am not willing to pay a high price for a book that has been out for a while.

I have added a link for you to download it here: OverDrive

I also included a video here to the right that is going to show you how to have the books sent to your Kindle Device with out you having to use Amazon.

Hope that your enjoy it, and hope your get a lot of books read!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Into the Fae by Quinn Loftis

This story starts out right where the 7th book left off... If you haven't read the series please visit the post called PRINCE OF WOLVES...That is the only warning you are getting.

Peri, who is a highborn Fae the protector of all the magical realms and part of the Fae council in the last book she went up against her sister Laurell who was also part of the Fae council with a dark past.

Laural thinks that she is dead and is in for a big surprise when she finds out that she is not. Sadly this relationship doesnt change.  When Peri finds out that she is Mated to Lucian who is an Alpha Werewolf, who was lost in the Dark Forest for over a century. She fights to keep him at arms length but realizes that he is a good guy and that she can like him for him.
The great thing about Lucian is he is a mixture of all the other male characters from the series. He is strong and silent, can make Perri (and me) laugh, wont back down and also is just as damn sexy as they come. --IF you cant tell I really like the characters in this book.

The way that Lucian comes across as a man who has demons and still has a kind and gentle heart,is truthfully amazing to me. Quinn uses he gifts as a writer to remind women what its all about...partnership. Lucian and Peri have their own problems, but if you notice they do complete each other.
As in Quinn's other series the characters are traveling, but this time she is introducing new characters as part of her newest series. (Gypsy Healers).
Which I can't wait to read!
I took a long time in writing this review...sry to Quinn and my readers. I was moving!
But even while moving Into the Fae kept playing through my head. This book I would have to say is Quinn's Best. Although I have not read, Luna Mine yet. 
I (of course) give Into the Fae! 5 out of 5 Cups of Joe...I pesonally read this book in 6 hours total, and enjoyed every minute of it!!
Wonderful read! Get you copy from Amazon or by going straight to Quinn's website

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Spirited Away By Cindy Miles Reviewed by Katherine Senack

Spirited Away by Cindy Miles was a book that I found very interesting and couldn't put down. One of the main characters, Tristan De Barre, is a renowned knight named Dragonhawk from 1292. Who was trained by his foster father, Erik de Sabre. Dragonhawk and his fourteen knights were cursed by Erik because he blamed the knights for the death of his only son. They wind up living in their home with their caretaker Jameson, whose ancestors have been watching over Dreadmoor and the knights for Seven Centuries.
During a bad storm, a tree at Dreadmoor is knocked over revealing a sack of swords and human bones.Tristan sends for an archaeologist because hi is intrigued by these bones. Doctor Andrea Monroe is selected to go. When she arrives at Dreadmoor she doesn't realize Tristan is the famous Dragonhawk that she's been obsessing over, sines she first heard about the disappearance of the Dragon hawk and his knights. Andrea, aka Andi is supposed to stay there for the summer and complete the dig on her own. After she learns Tristan's secret, she is caught up in solving the mysteries behind Dreadmoor Castle.

The way Tristan and his knights talk takes some getting used too, but it's not so hard to understand that your just completely lost. The knights used medieval slang and some unfamiliar words. I liked how the author stayed historically accurate, as far as I could tell. I thought how she wrote the characters was well put together.They weren't perfect characters that were flawless, each character she wrote about had flaws and weren't all the same. I really enjoyed the book and on a scale from 1-5 Cups of Joe. I'd give this book a 5 Cups of Joe.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Read Divergent...Now on to Insurgent

Divergent written by Veronica Roth is absolutely amazing. In the begining I felt like this was trying to be The Hunger Games...(which I need to post about BTW!) Anyway... Its not. Totally different. No freaked out weird love triangles to deal with or just creepy weird people fighting for nothing.

In Divergent's World like Hunger Games the world has broken into Factions. Each area is responsible for something. You have Candor (the honest) Abnegation (the selfless, and also where our Heroine is from) Amity (the peaceful), Erudite ( the intelligent) and Dauntless (the brave).

Everyone takes a test at the coming of age and they then decide for themselves what fraction they will go live with. Another words you leave your family to go live with the people who are like you and you get to choose... you see your family one more time, but you NO longer live with them, or socialize with them or really do anything in anyway with them. Your new Family is the Faction that you decide to join.

Now Triss is our Heroine, she is from the Faction Abnegation, but she doesn't have to stay there she can transfer, and her choices will surprise you. I don't want to give to much away but I do want to give you the definition of the word Divergent, it means that you can go through the test that make you chose and actually you don't have to choose just one Faction... you belong to all of them and none of them at the same time.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Einstein ---Time Magazine

Many times I wouldn't read a magazine.. but this time I was traveling on a plane and I thought what the hey.

This edition of Time is on Albert Einstein - The Enduring Legacy Of A Modern Genius.

I love Einstein and think he is one of the smartest men to ever grace this world with his brain.

in the magaizine it says that he was born in Germany and then when his father and uncle loss their biggest client in their electrical business. His family moved to Italy, he left high school to be with them. Then he went back to school in Switzerland and lived with a host family. After that he went to Zurich Polytechnic where he graduated and met his first wife. The really cool thing is that his first wife was also his schoolmate and even though she never graduated, she did share the same love of science. 

Little known fact about Einstein was that he had a daughter who was originally thought to have died of Scarlet Fever, but later it became known that she was given up for adoption --Nothing else is known about her wereabouts or any other mentions of her have been discovered. 

His wife leaves him in 1914 taking their sons with her- when he becomes a professor at the University of Berlin. He marries his cousin.. Elsa... (no offense to Einstein, But ewwww)  

To be continued as I read more.....