Welcome All Book Lovers

Welcome All Book Lovers

Monday, June 17, 2019

COLORS OF CANCER 6/15/19 ~ I WALKED!


 
Hi guys! I told my friends on Goodreads I would share my walk in the Colors Of Cancer if I was able to do it. So, here we are! I would like to upload a video but I'm not going to attempt that. They had us survivors on stage and did a little thing but it's okay. Also, this is for all forms of cancer ~ mine was cervical cancer.

I did take like 41 pictures but I'm not adding all of those, just a few. I hope you guys enjoy them. It made my day that I was able to do this! I'm also very happy and grateful to some of my real life friends and some Goodreads friends that donated to my walk in particular. Love you guys and girls! ♥

This first picture is of me and dad before the walk/run. Dad has on the regular Colors of Cancer Shirt and I have on the Survivor shirt and sash. I also have one of the pretty shirts he has on.

 

 Here is a beautiful Great Dane that came out to support us cancer survivors and those still fighting. I wish I would have known, I might have brought my Greyhound Lucy and dressed her up =) I loved this guy though! 



Next is a picture of me signing my pinwheel, I couldn't think of what all to say so one of my friends started writing on it too. 


Here is me next to my pinwheel 


Next up we have some of us sitting on the breast cancer chair. It almost killed us getting up and down!!! 


Next is a picture of me and my friend that works at the radiation oncology. She's so wonderful to have as a friend, she keeps me going. I'm not naming names for privacy reasons. 


Next is me doing a little talk ON MICROPHONE with a sweet guy from channel 9


Next we have some pics me and dad and me and my friend took at a photo van. It was so much fun!


Here is a picture of one of two kids wearing capes for childhood cancer. Soooo sweet! 



Next is our team. 


Then we have me showing off my colors of cancer bracelets and being a fool! =D 



Me really being a fool with a new friend dad made with his family at the walk. I wish my friend took this as a live photo because she got me looking stupid. Omg! =D 


Next we have the 10K runners going before us walkers. 


 Next is me and dad by the water 


 Next is dad, my friend, me and another cancer friend from our cancer group. We are getting ready to start! =)


Next we have some pics of walking along. 











Me and dad across the finish line =D 



Me and my friend getting our Watermelon on! 


Here are us survivors on stage. 


And last but not least, here is a picture of my loot. I'm not adding any more pictures as I said there are sooo many. I had such a wonderful time and met more wonderful people. This was such a great time! I look forward to doing more of these walks! 



Thank you guys for supporting me! 

Love, 

Mel ♥

Monday, June 3, 2019

May Fairyloot Unboxing

Hi guys! I got my Fairyloot late this time around. This is the May box but it got here today, June 3rd.  So without further ado, lets crack on with the unboxing =) 


First up we have the two monthly tarot cards. These are inspired by Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows! 


Next we have a candle inspired by A Court Of Thorns And Roses! Yay..wait, I never even opened it to smell it. Lol 


 Next we have the cutest breath mint tin! It does have breath mints in it which I'm always looking for, but you could also put your tylenol or something in it. And a Crown keychain in a cute little Fairyloot pouch =) 


Next are magnetic bookmarks inspired by The Wrath and The Dawn and Flame in the Mist. 


Next we have a Notepad inspired by Girls of Paper and Fire. The spoiler card art which is the same as the bookmark that is floating around in another picture on here. And we have a cute sticker of Magnus and Alex from the Shadowhunter books. 


Next we have a cute little Bamboo Travel Mug inspired by Ignite Me. It's also an eco-friendly mug! 


Next we have an awesome pencil case inspired by Daughter Of Smoke And Bone! My favorite! 


We have a beautiful Tea Towel inspired by the Selection Series. 


And finally we have the book of the month "The Beholder by Anna Bright" This beautiful edition has sprayed edges and and foiling on the title. The book is signed by the author and we have the author card with an beautiful art print. 


Thank you guys so much for looking at my unboxing pictures, I really appreciate it. 

Happy Reading! 

Mel ♥

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger

Four destinies collide in a unique fantasy world of war and wonders, where empire is won with enchanted steel and magical animal companions fight alongside their masters in battle.

A soldier with a curse
Tala lost her family to the empress’s army and has spent her life avenging them in battle. But the empress’s crimes don’t haunt her half as much as the crimes Tala has committed against the laws of magic... and her own flesh and blood.

A prince with a debt
Jimuro has inherited the ashes of an empire. Now that the revolution has brought down his kingdom, he must depend on Tala to bring him home safe. But it was his army who murdered her family. Now Tala will be his redemption—or his downfall.

A detective with a grudge
Xiulan is an eccentric, pipe-smoking detective who can solve any mystery—but the biggest mystery of all is her true identity. She’s a princess in disguise, and she plans to secure her throne by presenting her father with the ultimate prize: the world’s most wanted prince.

A thief with a broken heart
Lee is a small-time criminal who lives by only one law: Leave them before they leave you. But when Princess Xiulan asks her to be her partner in crime—and offers her a magical animal companion as a reward—she can’t say no, and soon finds she doesn’t want to leave the princess behind.

This band of rogues and royals should all be enemies, but they unite for a common purpose: to defeat an unstoppable killer who defies the laws of magic. In this battle, they will forge unexpected bonds of friendship and love that will change their lives—and begin to change the world.


This effing book broke me in half and made me soar!!



Just when I’m down about reading, I find a freaking gem! This book is like nothing I have ever read before and it gave me all of the feels!!



I love every single one of these characters immensely!

What reeled me in from the summary was the animal stuff. I mean those who know me could have figured that one out! But there is so much more to this story and it ripped my heart out.




The book is about family, war, vengeance, bonding with animals and things, heartbreak and a bit of comedy thrown in for good measure.

Bottom line, I loved it so very much!!


*Thank you to Netgalley and the Pub for a digital copy of this wonderful book.*

I must totter off now and pre-order my physical copy!

Happy Reading!

Mel
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GOODREADS REVIEW

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Fae Crate May Unboxing ~ My First Box From Them

Hi guys! This is my first ever Fae Crate Box. I'm a little disappointed because I didn't get a spoiler card so this is going to be a crappy showing for you guys as I can't tell you from what books things were inspired from =( Also, I'm surprised the stupid mail service didn't tear something as the box was beat up and ripped really bad. But, I'm going to show you the things anyway and tell you what they are at least. 


First up we have the beautiful Fae Crate Coin! I love the words on this one and I love the little bag it comes in! 


Next we have a cool pen that changes phrases each time you click it =) 


Next, I have no idea what this is, it looks like a charm or necklace of some kind because it has a little hole where you would put a chain? I don't even know if I have it facing the right way! 


Next is the beautiful post card they have in every box! I don't know who these are but it's beautiful. I wish I could have all of the ones from past boxes! 



Next we have one of those flags you would hang in your garden, at least that's where we hang ours! 


Next is a beautiful books sleeve. Personally, I like the ones I get from Etsy better because I get them with thick material. But this has an amazing graphic on it and I know no idea who they are =( 


Next we have the cutest little container of incinse <-- I spelled that wrong! I think the little tiny plate to sit them on is soooo cute. I'm going to give this to my cousin =)



And finally, we have the book. I hope I like is as I'm not too big into contemporary. We have the signed bookplate and the letter from author as well. 


Happy Reading Everyone! 

Once again, I'm sorry I didn't have a spoiler card to tell y'all what was what =( 

Mel ♥

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs

In this powerful entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves...

My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.

And a coyote shapeshifter.

And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.

Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn't stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae.

The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.

But we are pack, and we have given our word.

We will die to keep it.


*Buddy read with some friends at For Love Of A Book!



I loved the book but one little thing made me want to kill some peeps! And there are miniature zombie goats πŸ˜ƒ. Well, there are a lot of things in the book but still, miniature zombie goats πŸ˜ƒ

And Stefan and Zee; just the gang πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

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I'm obsessed with this cover!!



Happy Reading Mercy Fans!

Mel πŸ–€πŸΆπŸΊπŸΎ  


GOODREADS REVIEW 

The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger

There’s a stranger inside all of us…

Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend’s house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to prison but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice—and killed him in cold blood.

Now Rain is living the perfect suburban life, her dark childhood buried deep. She spends her days as a stay-at-home mom, having put aside her career as a hard-hitting journalist to care for her infant daughter. But when another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case. Eerie similarities to the murder of her friends’ abductor force Rain to revisit memories she’s worked hard to leave behind. Is there a vigilante at work? Who is the next target? Why can’t Rain just let it go?

Introducing one of the most compelling and original killers in crime fiction today, Lisa Unger takes readers deep inside the minds of both perpetrator and victim, blurring the lines between right and wrong, crime and justice, and tracing the boundaries where even good people are drawn to do evil things.






Holy shit snacks!



Lisa Unger has done it again; she's good at these books peeps. Wow, how in the frig am I going to say anything without a spoiler <-- yeah, it's one of those.

Okay, short and TTP:

I'm not going to keep telling everyone what the books about, who the MC is, just read it on the summary.

This book was a mind game but a good one. The MC has some stuff when they were young which leads to more stuff when they are older. Don't y'all love when I make no sense?!

Let me just say this book is right on with how I feel about certain things. Well, not all of it, but the main bits. This is like - ugg, can't use that word or y'all will know what I'm talking about....... this is the best kind of {blank} story to me. I'm all about it. The ending was so freaking good, but not some great climax. Just the way we find out what's what, who's who, and what's happening now! I wasn't expecting that little tidbit there at the end, but hey, it's all good. I'm fine with it.

I think fans of Lisa Unger will enjoy this book! I would recommend it!

*Thank you to Netgalley and the Pub for a copy of this book for review!


Happy Reading!

Mel ♥  


GOODREADS REVIEW