Sep 22 2016
Goodies from Alysia!!
Written By: Jade | | Tags:

This is really just a share and thank you post.  A little while ago I asked my Book Blogging friend Alysia, from My Little Pocket Books and Mocha Girls Read, if she would stop by her local Daiso store and pick me up some specific sized giant paper clips.  We don’t have these stores here in NC and she was in a state that does.  Well, Alysia went way above and beyond what I asked for.  She sent several cases of the paperclips and a lot of other nice goodies.  And she wouldn’t even let me give her the money.  She gifted it all to me and it was such a sweet surprise.  So I just wanted to publicly thank Alysia for being so kind and generous!  I love everything and am EXTREMELY grateful to you for doing that for me!  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

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Sep 19 2016
Making Wildfire!
Written By: Jade | | Tags: ,

Hello there my lovely book blogger friends!  I was making a little flip book for one of my friend’s birthdays and decided to include something a little different.  We are both Game of Thrones fanatics, so I thought it would be fun to make her a bottle charm of Wildfire!  I also made her a book mark of Jon Snow because…BAE!  But below is how the Wildfire turned out!  Hope you like!

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Sep 06 2016
Game of Thrones: Winds of Winter (Season 6 Finale) Pt. 1
Written By: Jade | | Tags: ,

Here is the first Vlog on the Winds of Winter episode.  There was so much going on in this one episode, I thought it best to break it into two videos.  Part two will be posted soon.

WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS IN THE VIDEO.  DO NOT WATCH IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN SEASON SIX OF GAME OF THRONES!


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Aug 28 2016
Review: The Madness Underneath – Shades of London 2
Written By: Jade | | Tags: ,

themadnessunderneath-mjPublisher: Speak
Published: December 10, 2013
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 304
Form: Paperback
Series: Shades of London (2)
Author: Site | Facebook | Twitter

After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Deveaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends. But Rory’s brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: she’s become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades–the city’s secret ghost-fighting police–are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London. Rory has evidence that the deaths are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on, and now she must convince the squad to listen to her before it’s too late.


In this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated THE NAME OF THE STAR, Maureen Johnson adds another layer of spectacularly gruesome details to the streets of London that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

My Thoughts

 

This book was a major disappointment for me.  I really liked the first book in this series but The Madness Underneath just does not measure up.

Rory Deveaux goes back to school after surviving an attack by London’s new Jack the Ripper.  But ever since Rory’s ordeal she has had the ability to dispel ghosts, making her the only weapon left.  She is anxious to rejoin her ghost hunting friends but Stephen thinks it’s best to keep her at arms length.  In the meantime, she’s fallen way behind in school and is in real danger of being kicked out.  The first 300 or so pages of this book is a big waste of time and words because nothing is happening except for Rory feeling sorry for herself, whining about being way behind in her classes, yet doing absolutely NOTHING to rectify it.

After that the plot kicks in but seems unplanned and not very well thought out.  It was actually quite silly and ridiculous and I know Miss Johnson can do better.  If I find the next book in the series somewhere cheap, I may read it.  Otherwise, I think I’m done with this series.


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Aug 26 2016
Big Book Summer Challenge Update
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So the challenge is will be over September 5th and I have managed to read 3 of the 4 books I posted.  I probably could have gotten through all of them in plenty of time, but I took my sweet time reading A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons.  I usually get through them way faster than I did, but I was busy with other things so it was put on the back burner.  But I still enjoyed them just as much as before.  Anyway, below are the books I managed to read for the challenge:

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