My new journey as an upcoming pet owner.

That’s right you read it correctly. I’m going to be a momma again! I fur mama that is! lol.

 

I have decided I’m going to get a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy! A female. The pups haven’t been born yet so no pics to share yet but I will keep you all updated.

 

If you can comment with any tips, advice or good articles for me to read that would be appreciated. It’s been a while since I raised a puppy and I feel like a new momma all over again. ^-^

Asking why on an ARC site?

I was wondering if any of you who use ARC sites have ever asked why?

 

I was recently declined by Penguin for a book and decided to email them back about it. Because of an error thing I couldn’t email them. So I requested again (because it’s Edelweiss and you can do that) and ask why. Waiting to hear back from them. Wondering if they will answer and if I will have soured the relationship.

 

I did go through my declined and approved list and Penguin doesn’t seem to like me anyway but it’s a book I really want!

 

What do you think? Should I have left it alone? Should I keep asking? Should I ask what to do to improve my chances? Comment below.

5 Star ARC Review. Thanks, Netgalley UK!

wild magic

Wildness is a kind of magic

Discover a land of enchantment, legend, and adventure in this first book of The Immortals series, featuring an updated cover – perfect for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Daine has always had a special connection with animals, but only when she’s forced to leave home does she realize it’s more than a knack . . . it’s magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but she can also make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen’s Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his apprentice.

Under Numair’s guidance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. But she encounters other beings, too, who are not so gentle. These terrifying creatures, called Immortals, have been imprisoned in the Divine Realms for the past four hundred years – but now someone has broken the barrier. And it’s up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an Immortal attack.

Discover a land of enchantment, legend, and adventure in this first book of The Immortals series, featuring an updated cover – perfect for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

 

So first I should mention that this is a re-read for me. It’s by my favorite author Tamora Pierce! (Go Tamora). I think I have read this at least 5 times? I can’t even remember. I tried to make it simplistic as I didn’t want to spoil anything for first -time readers.

 

REVIEW

Okay so first of all, a great re-read for me. I love Daine!

Of all the powers in the Tortall Universe, I love Daine’s the most. I love that she can communicate with animals!

There was a lot happening in this book. I don’t want to get too spoilery but it made my heart pound in excitement, fear, and joy.

I love how Daine has made her own home and her own family with some lovely and familiar characters. The last bit where Daine says she goes from no home to too many is just key!

 

 

 

 

Reading in another language

For the past few years and most of my life actually, I have been trying to learn another language. I am currently studying French, Japanese and Korean.

 

I wish to learn French as I was in French Immersion as a child and wish to get those language skills back to the level they were 15 years ago.

 

I wish to learn Japanese because I love manga and sometimes hate to wait for the translations. I took a Japanese class in High School but only got to the Hirigana and Katakana which I mostly still remember. Need to work on my Kanji.

 

Korean I mostly want to learn because of the Hallyu wave. So many shows I love to watch are in Korean and like with manga I am impatient for translations. So I don’t really need to read Korean as much as understand it when spoken.

 

I’m using various sources to learn this. I have recently found that Netgalley has a French site and a Japanese site. No Korean site sadly. So I am getting read now baby books from there. Mostly French as the Japanese site doesn’t have ‘baby’ books.

 

I also use Duolingo but want some help being accountable. So I made this blog.

 

I’m also just curious how many of you can read in another language. Comment below!

Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes Review

First I would like to thank Netgalley for the opportunity to review this book and also to apologize for it being late.

Now on to the review.

This book ultimately was a three star for me. I found some issues with the formatting which was probably because it was an ARC. Also, it was a bit confusing.

I like Ele. I found her story inspiring and sad. It took me a really long time to figure out who the others were. I won’t explain who they are as I’m trying for spoiler free but it’s ultimately sad and awe-inspiring.

Jack was a big surprise and also a sad part of the story. I wonder what other talk is? There own made-up language?

Willow first is a weird name for a boy but that’s a side personal note. I prefer the Will his dad called him. I felt bad for Will and his dad too. Both had their own burdens as well. But they took care of Ele well considering.

Also, I was very confused why neither took action when they found Ele? That doesn’t make sense to me.

Guess what I found on my layover in Amsterdam!!!

I had a 6 hour layover in Amsterdam on my way to Spain and I found something amazing!

 

the wicked king

 

In softcover!!! So happy!

 

It’s not suppose to release in North America till the 8th and I found it on the 31st/1st!

 

I can now cancel my pre-order of my kindle copy as I didn’t really want a kindle copy anyway. So more money.

 

Speaking of money. It was pretty expensive. 12.50 Euros. So like 24 dollars Canadian? But it was worth it to have it in softcover and as a physical copy instead of a kindle edition.

 

I also picked up

 

crazy rich asians

 

and

 

the crimes of

 

That’s all for this post. Comment below.

 

Oh and I’ll be posting pics of Spain when I have some. 🙂

 

Most Anticipated Books of 2019

***This are in order of books I want to read not publication. ^-^***

 

wild country

Wild Country

In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side…without destroying one another.

There are ghost towns in the world—places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.

One of those places is Bennett, a town at the northern end of the Elder Hills—a town surrounded by the wild country. Now efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together. A young female police officer has been hired as the deputy to a Wolfgard sheriff. A deadly type of Other wants to run a human-style saloon. And a couple with four foster children—one of whom is a blood prophet—hope to find acceptance.

But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit. And the arrival of the Blackstone Clan, outlaws and gamblers all, will uncover secrets…or bury them.

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS: I love Anne Bishop’s Others series. It’s my all time favorite adult series. While I don’t love her world books as much just being able to see little glimpses into the world Meg and Simon live in is my nirvana

 

rude

Rude: There Is No Such Thing as Over-Sharing

‘I started my period at home in the afternoon aged 14 on a warm day. I remember screaming and thinking “There is no doubt about it; I am definitely going to die”.’

This book is about vaginas. Fanny, cunt, flower, foo-foo, tuppence, whatever you want to call it almost half of the world’s population has one.

Was Jessica Ennis on her period they day she won Olympic Gold? What do you do when you’re living on the streets and pregnant? What does it feeling like to have a poo after you’ve given birth? We all have questions but it’s not seen as very polite to talk about our fanny; in fact it is down-right rude.

Rude is an important, taboo-breaking book that shares the stories of pregnancy and periods, orgasms and the menopause, from women from all walks of life. From refugee camps in Calais to Oscar-winning actresses, to Nimko’s own story of living with FGM, each woman shares their own relationship with their vagina and its impact on their life.

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS: I think this book will be very informative and funny. A bit sad as well.

 

we set the dark on fire

We Set the Dark on Fire

At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children, but both are promised a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class. Daniela Vargas is the school’s top student, but her bright future depends upon no one discovering her darkest secret—that her pedigree is a lie. Her parents sacrificed everything to obtain forged identification papers so Dani could rise above her station. Now that her marriage to an important politico’s son is fast approaching, she must keep the truth hidden or be sent back to the fringes of society, where famine and poverty rule supreme.

On her graduation night, Dani seems to be in the clear, despite the surprises that unfold. But nothing prepares her for all the difficult choices she must make, especially when she is asked to spy for a resistance group desperately fighting to bring equality to Medio. Will Dani cling to the privilege her parents fought to win for her, or to give up everything she’s strived for in pursuit of a free Medio—and a chance at a forbidden love?

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS: This ‘At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children, but both are promised a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class’ This got me sucked in.

 

storm cursed

Storm Cursed

In this new installment in the No. 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.

 

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS: Great series! Love Patricia Briggs. Can’t wait to read this! Also awesome cover!!

 

soul of the sword

Soul of the Sword

One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono.

Now he has broken free.

Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. But she has a new enemy now. The demon Hakaimono, who for centuries was trapped in a cursed sword, has escaped and possessed the boy she thought would protect her, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan.

Hakaimono has done the unthinkable and joined forces with the Master of Demons in order to break the curse of the sword and set himself free. To overthrow the empire and cover the land in darkness, they need one thing: the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. As the paths of Yumeko and the possessed Tatsumi cross once again, the entire empire will be thrown into chaos.

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS:  I absolutely loved the first book! See my review here – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2258621822