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Sabriel by Garth Nix

Sabriel by Garth Nix

The story is sad in a way. Because of the goings on and what has happened in the past, Sabriel doesn’t get to see much of her father. And then he is killed before he can teach her more of what she is, and what she can do. Sabriel then must become the Abhorsen, a person who helps spirits to the other side.

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

This is a fantastic retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I picked this up remembering seeing it somewhere and hearing good things, but didn’t remember anything that was said about it. It wasn’t until I was probably half-way in, I remembered it was a Beauty and the Beast retelling.

Sunday Post #46: Reviewing books

Sunday Post #46: Reviewing books

I am finding it hard to remember the books I’ve finished enough to review them. I’ve actually skipped a few as of late because I couldn’t remember enough details of the books to review them. I’m also not great at taking notes while listening or reading. I usually get taken in by the story and don’t think of anything other than what is happening and wondering how the characters are going to get out of their current predicament, or solve whatever needs solving.

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer

With the title being Winter, and Winter being a character, I guess I was expecting a little more of Winter in the story. I mean I knew Cinder was the main character, and would have the most heavy lifting. She is after all the lost lunar princess trying to claim her throne. But, I think Winter needed a little more to do, or more page time. I felt like most of the book was on Cinder, more so than Winter.

Sunday Post #45: Computer Woes

Sunday Post #45: Computer Woes

Well, one thing after another. A little over a week ago now, the external hard drive I was using stopped being recognized by my macbook. I have an external hard drive because this hard drive is freaking intsy-bitsy. So for all my photo and video editing, I have an external hard drive hooked to my macbook while I work because somehow with maybe 10 programs loaded on the macbook, and maybe 20-30 documents, it can’t really hold a photo to edit, and especially not the files involved to edit a video. Alas, the puppy was being needy, so I closed the macbook and set it down with the external hard drive on top. The hard drive slid off the top of the macbook and disconnected from it’s cord and fell on the floor.

Book Junkie Quest Readathon TBR

Book Junkie Quest Readathon TBR

I will be participating in the Book Junkie Quest Readathon created by Rachel Marie the Book Junkie. She also created a personality test, and I came up as team #scribe. I did film a TBR video, but due to technical difficulties which you can read about in my Sunday Post tomorrow, I am unable to edit the video. I could try a clean take, but it is already late Friday evening, and soon to be Saturday when I wanted to post my TBR. So, here we are.

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

The Magician is a story I’m now mad at myself for hanging on to for so long before reading. I should have read this much sooner – I do have a copy on my Kindle but just haven’t found the time to sit and read so when I saw the audio version available from my library I thought I’d give it a shot. And even then I listened to one or two other stories I had checked out with this story. If you have a copy of The Magician, or can get a copy from your library. Do so, and read it immediately.

Sunday Post #44: Habitica-Gameify Your Life

Sunday Post #44: Habitica-Gameify Your Life

Habitica is an app on your phone meant to make your to do list fun. It worked for about 2 or 3 weeks before I got annoyed with it. It works best if you have no recurring monthly tasks. The best you can do for repeating tasks is if they repeat on specific days each week, such as each Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, or just every Monday. If you have a recurring monthly task, like a repeating bill, you will need to enter the task each, time, you need to complete the task.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

There were moments of hilarity, and even the chapter titles will have you laughing. Jane also has a way of being perhaps a little too strong minded at times and gets herself in hard situations. She will also look out for you no matter what. You may have made life hard for her but you do something silly like wear a full corset, and because you can no longer get a full breath can’t keep up with the other girls running to a conference. She may pretend to have something happen knowing you’ll be asked to stay behind with her and you can all catch up to the others at the conference.

Sunday Post #43: Cleaning Out the Storage

Sunday Post #43: Cleaning Out the Storage

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly over on the Caffeinated Reviewer. Our basement has been full of stuff since shortly after we moved into our current house. It’s been over a decade and we have accumulated others stuff as well as additional stuff of our own. After these many years, I…

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