November 2019: The Month of Dukes, Thieves, Queens and Mamamoo {Monthly Wrap Up}

November wrap up

Hi everybody, and welcome to my November wrap up!

Technically, I’m still in semi-hiatus, which I did because I’m stressing for time and wanted to take the time to prep some posts in advance, even though we’re over a month in said hiatus and I’ve prepared zero posts…. oops. But this may not have been such a bad thing, because I’m itching to get back to blogging anyway so I’m sure I’ll get back to it soon enough! Especially since I have a blogoversary coming up in January so it would be weird not to celebrate 🙂 In the meantime though, here’s what I’ve been up to in November!

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October 2019: The Month Of Hiatusses, Deja Vu & The Best Birthday Surprise {Monthly Wrap Up}

October wrap up

Hi everybody, and welcome to my October wrap up!

October’s been pretty weird, as I finally made the decision to take a semi-hiatus from blogging. I wanted to take this time to work ahead and prepare some posts so I can stress less about getting posts up in time. Alas, we’re 3 weeks further and I’ve prepared exactly 0 posts yet so oops… this hiatus may take a bit longer than expected…

In the meantime, though, read on to see what I’ve read, listened to and watched last month.

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That’s It, I’m Officially In Love With A Demon — Slaying Monsters for the Feeble by Annette Marie {ARC Book Review}

Slaying Monsters For The Feeble by Annette MarieTitle: Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (The Guild Codex: Demonized #2)
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher:
Dark Owl Fantasy
Release Date: November 1st, 2019
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: New Adult – Urban Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 5 stars
My rating in words: NEW ALL-TIME FAVORITE

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

I’m bound to a demon.

For my entire life, I avoided magic at all costs. Now, I’m responsible for a demon who wields magic more powerful than the toughest mage or sorcerer.

Demons are evil.

That’s what my textbooks say. That’s what I see. He’s ruthless, he’s temperamental, he’s cold. But he protects me without fail. I wonder if he’s hiding a heart behind his hostility.

My demon is a monster.

Whether he’s heartless or not, my contract with him is illegal and beyond dangerous. Together, we must find a way to return him to his own world before anyone discovers our secret. If that wasn’t bad enough, I’ve come to realize something else:

My demon isn’t the only monster I should be worried about.


From the author of The Guild Codex: Spellbound comes a new series that will plunge an unprepared young woman into the darkest magic of the mythic world.


THE GUILD CODEX: DEMONIZED
Taming Demons for Beginners (#1)
Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (#2)

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The Alchemist and an Amaretto by Annette Marie {Book Blitz & Give-Away}

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Hi everyone and welcome to the Book Blitz for Annette Marie’s latest fantasy novel, The Alchemist and an Amaretto, the fifth book in the Guild Codex: Spellbound series. This Book Blitz is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

It’s no surprise that I am a huge Annette Marie fan. You can check out my ARC review for The Alchemist and an Amaretto here (spoiler: it’s a five-star review. Again) However, if you still need more convincing, I highly suggest you to check out the summary and excerpt below and enter the fun, blitz-wide give-away for your chance to win 2x $10 Amazon gift cards!

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Why I’m A Sucker For The Samwises, Hermiones & Nikolais Out There — The 6 Character Traits I Will Always Love Reading About {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about bookish character traits we love reading about. And when thinking about it, I definitely notice a pattern in the character traits of some of my favorite characters. They almost always fall under one of six categories. So without further ado: here are the 6 character traits I will always love reading about!

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Calendar Girls – October 2019 – Pumpkin Lanterns: A Book That Lit Your Way Out of a Reading Slump!

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The Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now hosted by Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads, and Katie at Never Not Reading. It was inspired by the 1961 classic song by Neil Sedaka and created to ignite fun bookish discussions among readers and bloggers.

So, just like the song, each month a new theme is chosen (participants will get to vote between two choices), and participating bloggers get to choose their favorite book within the theme, or the book they think best fits the theme, to talk about in a blog post on the first Monday of each month.

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Mage Academy Monsters, Magic and Mistletoe, Oh My — The Alchemist and an Amaretto by Annette Marie {ARC Book Review}

The Alchemist and an Amaretto by Annette MarieTitle: The Alchemist and an Amaretto (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #5)
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher:
Dark Owl Fantasy
Release Date: October 11th, 2019
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: New Adult – Urban Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 5 stars
My rating in words: NEW ALL-TIME FAVORITE

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

As a guild bartender, I can handle pretty much anything—mages, sorcerers, witches, the occasional demon. But show me anything family-related and I’d rather run for the hills. It doesn’t even have to be my family.

So I have no idea why I thought spending the holidays with Aaron’s mom and pop was a good idea.

Meeting his famous parents is already terrifying enough, but I’ve got a bigger problem. Students of his family’s renowned mage academy are being attacked on the grounds—and somehow no one has seen a single assailant? Unexplained tracks litter the nearby woods, rumors of forbidden alchemy are circulating the campus…and Ezra has been acting strangely since we arrived.

Something deadly is brewing in the shadow of Sinclair Academy, and the longer we take to uncover it, the more dangerous it becomes. But no matter the risk, we’ll protect the students.

And Aaron’s parents too, I suppose. If we have to.

THE GUILD CODEX

Spellbound Series:
Three Mages and a Margarita (#1)
Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (#2)
Two Witches and a Whiskey (#3)
Demon Magic and a Martini (#4)
The Alchemist and an Amaretto (#5)
Druid Vices and a Vodka (#6)

Demonized Series:
Taming Demons for Beginners (#1)
Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (#2)

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September 2019: The Month Of Witches, Demons and Dreamcatcher Songs {Monthly Wrap Up}

September wrap up

Hi everybody, and welcome to my September wrap up!

Even though my September has been super busy and I’ve been an exhausted mess for weeks, I still managed to read 6 books. I can only thank audiobooks and the fact that now that the holidays are over, I’m once again stuck in traffic for almost 2 hours a day. Just me, myself and my audiobook 🙂 Oh, and not one, but TWO ARCS FROM MY FAVORITE AUTHOR. So you see, not all that bad! Plus, we have the OFFICIAL START OF FALL, MY FAVORITE SEASON WOOP!

Read on to see what I’ve read, listened to and watched this month.

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Hi, I’m Lindsey And I’m Scared Of Books — Books I’m Avoiding Because They Intimidate Me {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

So today was supposed to be about book titles with numbers in them. But I’m changing topic and going with another topic, namely books on my TBR I’m avoiding reading. Why? Because A) I wasn’t feeling the numbers thing and B) I’m having some trouble getting my posts ready in time lately and this post was supposed to be up a few weeks ago and I almost finished it but didn’t get it up on time so voila I can use it now instead!

Which means, today’s all about books on our TBR I’m avoiding reading, and boy do I have some books for you! All of these are highly popular, highly loved books that are basically MUST READS. And yet, I just can’t bring myself to start them. Because they intimidate the life out of me. So please tell me to woman up and just get to these already!

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