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New Year, New Me?

The beginning of the year is when a lot of people make resolutions to be better and and makes changes…. Only 9% of people actually succeed in achieving their goal. That is part of the reason that I just don’t do the whole resolution thing. I don’t like setting myself up for failure… but I think I found a resolution that I might try this year. For me it is very difficult to DNF (did not finish a book). I just feel so guilty so I will force myself to finish the book, and it ends up taking much longer to do so. In fact, sometimes after reading a bad book I wouldn’t pick up another one for a while. This totally messed me up in 2022!

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To read, or not to read. That is the question.

You may have noticed that my posts have been few and far between each other but that has been because I have just been hitting this block. I usually use reading as my way to disconnect but my brain is so fried that it just looks at a book and just says nope! It isn’t that I don’t have amazing books to read, I do! I have a fabulous to be read pile just sitting there waiting to be added to my happy little nest of read books, but I just can’t bring myself to open one.

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Posted in horror, paranormal, Reviews

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It has been a while since I posted on my actual website but this book needed more than just a tiny blurb in Instagram. It is officially spooky season, so of course I have no choice but to read as many books as possible that will get me in the spooky mood! This book checked off all the boxes for me! A mysterious past, a haunted house, a murder, and a woman trying to figure out the truth about her past. Was the book her father wrote about their house fact or fiction? Was there something more sinister at hand? There were so many questions I had right from the beginning and Sager answered them all. So, let’s get into this review!

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Posted in paranormal, Reviews

Southern Book clubs guide to vampire slaying by grady hendrix

I will admit that I pick up books based on their blurbs without really paying attention to the author. That is how I chose this one! I liked the idea of Moms in a book club fighting off a vampire. So often you read books with a younger cast of characters, but moms? That really caught my attention, but I should have looked at who the author was because that might have made me steer clear. This author really needs trigger warnings on his books. This is not the first book of his that he used rape and sexual assault as a plot device. That is something I cannot stand. The book was going pretty strong until he decided to throw that into the mix. But I am getting ahead of myself, so let me start with what I liked.

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Posted in Reviews, self help

trixie and katya’s guide to the modern womanhood by trixie mattel and katya zamolodchikova

Rating: 4 out of 5.

So the last book I am reviewing for #selfhelpsunday is a self help parody book by two of my favorite drag queens! Yes, I get that this is more parody by to be very honest there were a lot of heartfelt moments in this book. If you have never heard of these two I recommend watching some of their youtube videos, just search for Trixie and Katya. If you end up appreciating their humor then this book will be right up your alley. What I love about them is that they are unapologetically themselves and they are sharing some of their fire with their reader.

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