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#BookBlogWriMo Wrap Up

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Thanks to bookbumblings for hosting this awesome blog hop.  So, this is the last post of the blog hop. This has been an interesting one to participate in. We are talk about what we thought of the challenge.

I liked it. There were topics that I had never really given any thought to before doing the challenge. Some of my favorite ones under the never really given any thought to Your Blogging Toolkit, Your Blogging Workflow, and Memes you meme. The memes one I’m seriously thinking about adding in the future.

Some of the ones I think could have been grouped together into one post which I did for it was Favorite Book Blogging Things and Least Favorite Book Blogging Things.  Another one that could be grouped together is Your Blogging Toolkit and Your Blogging Workflow.

All of the posts were fun to put together. A few of them I had to think about and others were pretty easy to write.

That’s it for this one. Thanks for reading. 🙂



Posted by on 11/30/2014 in blog hops


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#BookBlogWriMo-The Future of My Blog

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Thanks to bookbumblings for hosting this awesome blog hop.  So, today’s post is about the future of my blog. This is an interesting one. I had to think about it. There are so many things I see happening on the blog. Here are a few of things I plan to have on the blog.

  1. More personal updates about my writing and games (possibly having the characters take over a post or two each month so readers get to know them)
  2. Doing reviews and other type of blog posts (cover reveals)
  3. A resources section(writing and gaming)
  4. Hosting a blog hop or two
  5. Posting serialized stories on the blog. They would be only for the blog and not be posted anywhere else.
  6. Possibly having a web series/podcast that is posted either weekly or monthly (still debating this one)

So, here’s what I see as the possible future of my blog. Stay tuned for updates. 🙂





Posted by on 11/29/2014 in blog hops


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#BookBlogWriMo-Book Pet Peeves

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Thanks to bookbumblings for hosting this awesome blog hop.  So, today’s post is about my book pet peeves. This one is going to be short and sweet. I don’t really have any book pet peeves. I tend to go against the norm about plot lines or stereotypes. If I pick up a book and can see right away that the plot line or something close to it has already been done. I tend to put the book back on the shelf and move to the next one.

That’s it for this one. Look forward to reading about your pet peeves. 🙂




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Posted by on 11/28/2014 in blog hops


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#BookBlogWriMo-Authors You’re Thankful For

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Thanks to bookbumblings for hosting this awesome blog hop.  So, today’s post is about authors I’m thankful for. Well, this one is little harder than I thought it would be at first. I’ve read so many books over the years and have lots of favorite authors for different reasons. I decided to make a top ten list of some of them and why I’m thankful for them.

The List:

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien- Introduced me to epic fantasy and Middle Earth. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books are my favorite to read. I have them on my bookshelf. They are ones that I will go back from time to time and read again. The first time I read the books I knew I wanted to write fantasy whether it be epic or urban.
  2. J.K. Rowling- Introduced me to the world of Harry Potter and wizards. The series led me to realize that writing YA is fun to do.
  3. Laurell K. Hamilton- showed me that writing about a human that’s involved with a vampire and has friends that are wolves, tigers, and other assorted shifters is cool.
  4. Sherrilyn Kenyon- Introduced me to a series that involves gods, goddesses, and other immortals. Her Dark Hunter series has a lot of different types of characters. Some are gods and goddesses. Others are shapeshifters. Some are protectors of the human race and are immortal.
  5. Janet Evanovich- Her series is about a female bounty hunter who is not a typical bounty hunter. She gets into more tight spots than most people. She has to be bailed out of them often. This series is one that is fun to read. There is comedy among other things.
  6. V.C. Andrews- Introduced me to reading a series. Her series about the Dollanganger family is one of the very first series I ever read. I’ve loved dark books ever since.
  7. Jim Butcher- I love the Dresden Files. His books introduced me to urban fantasy.
  8. Charlaine Harris- The Sookie Stackhouse series. Her books are set in the south and I love that because I’m from the south. It was a great series.
  9. Suzanne Collins- The Hunger Games series. This series introduced me to books that have a dystopian plot.
  10. Stephenie Meyer- I love the Twilight series. Even though Edward sparkles in the sunlight. I love the series for other reasons like the wolves. Stephenie has allowed the Twilight story to continue by allowing female independent filmmakers and writers to pick a character like Emmett Cullen and tell their story in a short film. I’m entering the contest as a writer and will be writing screenplay about Emmett. Here is the link to find out more about it. Storytellers

Hope you like my list. Happy Thanksgiving!




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Posted by on 11/27/2014 in blog hops


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#BookBlogWriMo-Cheating on Books: TV and Movies

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Thanks to bookbumblings for hosting this awesome blog hop.  So, today’s post is about cheating on books. My favorite ways to do just that.

One of the ways I do that is by watching or I should say binge watching some of my favorite tv shows like Supernatural or I’ll get out the seasons of a show I haven’t watched in a long time.

The second thing I do is to watch the movies based on the books if it’s something Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or The Hunger Games. Sometimes watching the movies is better than reading.

A last thing I do even though it’s not tv or movies is to play games online. My favorite games are Lord of the Rings online, and The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. I have a lot of games I play on Facebook as well. I guess you could say I’m addicted to playing games. 🙂






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Posted by on 11/26/2014 in blog hops


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#BookBlogWriMo-Dealing with Book Hangovers

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Thanks to bookbumblings for hosting this awesome blog hop.  So, today’s post is about I do to deal with book hangovers. There are several ways I deal with the hangovers. One of those is grab my favorite snack and pig out. The second way is to take a nap. Whichever one I do depends on the book and how good it was. I will pig out if it’s the last one in a series I was reading. I will take a nap if it’s somewhere in the middle of the series and then patiently wait for the next book to come out.

Well, that’s it for the way I handle book hangovers. Look forward to hearing how you deal with them. 🙂




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Posted by on 11/25/2014 in blog hops


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#BookBlogWriMo-Reading Cave Fantasies

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Thanks to bookbumblings for hosting this awesome blog hop.  So, today’s post is about my dream reading cave. My reading cave fantasy is kind of simple.

It would be a room that can be transformed pretty easily into a reading area. Most likely would use an empty bedroom. It would have a couple of windows so there would be sunlight streaming in during the afternoon. Under one of the windows would be a settee so I can sit and read or look out the window at the scenery.

It would have tall bookshelves lining every wall. I would have a comfortable chair in there. Also, I would have a futon in there in case I wanted to be really comfortable. It would have a table that has a small refrigerator on it and a place to store some of my favorite snacks.

I hope you enjoyed reading about what I would have in a reading cave. 🙂




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Posted by on 11/24/2014 in blog hops


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#BookBlogWriMo-Book Boyfriend Criteria

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Thanks to bookbumblings for hosting this awesome blog hop.  So, today’s post is about what my criteria for a book boyfriend would be. I don’t think I really have a criteria for it. I read all kinds of books and have my favorite characters in them. Mostly being fantasy, horror, and paranormal. So, I would have to say I prefer them to be of the supernatural type. They are tall, handsome, and very strong. They tend to be shape shifters and my favorite type of shifter is wolves or they might be vampires.

I guess my preference for a book boyfriend depends on the book and the genre that I’m reading at the time.

Look forward to reading your thoughts and comments on this topic. 🙂






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Posted by on 11/23/2014 in blog hops


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#BookBlogWriMo-#ShowMeYour Shelves

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Thanks to bookbumblings for hosting this awesome blog hop.  So, today’s post is about our bookshelves and what kinds of books we might have on them. Here are a few pics of my bookshelves. 🙂  As you can see I have very interesting tastes in books. I have anything from Lord of The Rings to books about the tv show Supernatural. 🙂








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Posted by on 11/22/2014 in blog hops


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#BookBlogWriMo-#FlashbackFriday-Your First Reviews

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Thanks to bookbumblings for hosting this awesome blog hop.  So, today’s post is about my first reviews on the blog. The reviews span over the last couple of years. I decided to post oldest to newest to show how my review style has changed.  This is going to be interesting to look at. 🙂

  1. Fractured Legacy- Skye Callahan. This was the first review I ever did on the blog. It’s interesting to look back and see how my style of reviewing has changed over the last few years. I became a big fan of Skye’s after reading this one.
  2. Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle-Amy Fecteau. I loved the title and that’s one of the reasons I read it. It was a great book. I will admit I’m a fan of the Twilight Series. 🙂 Right around the time I did this review. My style of reviewing started to change just a bit.
  3. Shattered Secrets-Krystal Wade. This was the first book I read by Krystal. It was a great YA book. I became a fan of hers after reading it.
  4. Creatura-Nely Cab. This one has two reviews in one. I was lucky enough to get to read both books for the tour I was participating in. Both books are great. I became a fan of Nely’s.
  5. Storm Mistress-Brandy L. Rivers. This one is a more recent review. I believe my reviewing style is changing again. I’ve read both of her series. Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. Storm Mistress is the second book of the Others of Seattle series. I became fan of Brandy’s after reading the first book in the Others of Edenton series.






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Posted by on 11/21/2014 in blog hops


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