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Cover Reveal: The Lost Legends by Cait Marie

The Legends are Lost no more! The cover reveal of Cait Marie’s debut novel, out March 18, 2020, and the first in The Nihryst Trilogy, is here and it is beautiful!

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WWW Wednesday: December 11, 2019

Functionally Fictional

By: Manuela Soares

Hello everyone, it’s that time of the week again where one of us posts what we’ve been reading over the last little while. WWW Wednesday is a weekly reading update hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Here’s what I’ve been reading.

The Three Ws are:

  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

Right now I’m reading several books, first is Cravings by Chrissy Teigen – her twitter makes me laugh so much and when I saw my library had her first cookbook, I checked it out immediately; her personality shines through her writing and it’s fabulous!

The next book I’m working my way through is Phantom Evil by Heather Graham – I randomly came across one of her books a few years ago and really enjoyed it…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Gifts for Readers

Functionally Fictional

By: Manuela Soares

Hello readers! Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday! With the holiday’s rapidly approaching I thought what better time to put together a little gift guide of ten of my favorite bookish things that I’ve either bought for myself, had gifted to me, would love to be gifted, or have gifted to others that have gone over well.

1.Books

Starting with the most obvious, books are the perfect match for readers! If you know what their favorite genres or favorite books are, you can go to a bookstore and ask an employee what they might recommend, or you can go on Goodreads and check out what books are similar to the ones they like and go from there; you can also check your reader’s Goodreads page (if they have one) and see what’s on their Want to Read list and pick some options. Also, even if you…

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Review of “The Good Neighbor” by Cathryn Grant

Sometimes the past just won’t stay buried.

When 14 year old Brittany disappears one night, her parents are devastated, certain she has been taken.

They can’t bear to think about who has done this and what might be happening to their precious girl. 

Even worse, the police seem to see them as suspects, implying that they may have had a part in their own daughter’s disappearance. Only their neighbor, Taylor, is a rock. She organizes search parties, feeds the volunteers, works night and day to help them find Brittany.

But as this affluent California community becomes focused on the hunt for the missing girl, it slowly becomes clear that her disappearance is linked to terrible secrets from the past.

Secrets that must be kept hidden at all costs….”
Summary from Goodreads.

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Review of “Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses for Every Type of Body” By Dianne Bondy

It can be ridiculously intimidating trying something new, especially when that something is all over the place and you don’t fit the physical image that is typically associated with it. Yoga is one of those things that everyone can do, but when you fall outside of the physical image typically associated with it, it can be terrifying and make you feel like you can’t do it and that you don’t belong. This book takes away that fear by being a complete introduction to yoga and giving new practitioners varying ways to do a yoga pose so that they can customize it to fit their body. It goes through 50 classic poses, with each pose having one to three variations that are photographed step-by-step with the varying models. These variations make it easy for you to find the way that best suits your body and ability.

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Review of “Catacombs” by Mary Anna Evans

Available for purchase August 13, 2019

“Evil must be obliterated.”

An explosion rocks an Oklahoma City hotel, killing only the bomber and ripping a hole in the hotel’s walls revealing an underground system that a century ago housed Chinese immigrants who lived underground due to the hatred and discrimination they faced above. With an immediate FBI response, one bombing victim is Archaeologist Dr. Faye Longchamp-Mantooth who, along with her husband and distant cousin-in-law movie, actor and composer Cully Mantooth, is in town for a conference on Native American artistry and indigenous crafting.

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Reading Challenges 2019

At the start of every year, I always search the web for new reading challenges, Pinterest, Tumblr, and plain ol’ Google are where I find the challenges that appeal to me. Some are very challenging to me, mostly because the books or type of books listed are not ones that I typically pick up, and some just sound incredibly fun. Here are a few of the reading challenges that I’ve found that caught my eye and that I may attempt this year (likely I’ll just choose books from each challenge and make my own list).

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My 2018 Year in Books

Greeting readers, long time no see! This post is far later than I meant to be, but to be honest, life has been rolling along and I keep forgetting to post it. 2018 was an incredible year for me, I finished and graduated from university with honors, I traveled to the East Coast for the second time where I saw and (finally) met some friends and overall amazing people, turned 30, started this blog and began writing for another, laughed a lot, and read nearly 40 books (according to Goodreads).

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Review of “Stalker” by Lisa Stone

Someone is always watching…

Do you cover your webcam with a sticky note? What about switching your phone off when you don’t need it? In today’s age, with in-home security cameras, things like Alexa and Google Home, and other various technologies that can be used track our every move, how safe, how private, are our lives really? Continue reading “Review of “Stalker” by Lisa Stone”