For What It's Worth

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

Question: What personality traits do you love/hate in a character?


I’m a few days late with this as I try to ease my way back into some kind of routine – but I have to start somewhere so here we go!

~ I really hate when characters complain about how they keep getting dragged into things and then keep letting themselves get dragged into things.

Example: Sookie Stackhouse. She is ALWAYS whining about being dragged into vampire and werewolf politics and then goes traipsing into the woods after every weird sound. She always gets right in the middle of everything – even if she doesn’t have to. I admire her sense of fairness and loyalty to her friends – but if you’re going to do that, then stop complaining about it.

I find this most often in UF heroines – Kate Daniels is another example ( I LOVE her but seriously – you don’t need to do everything yourself! then complain about it. Delegate woman!)

~ In romance - guys who deem themselves unworthy of the heroine so they treat her like shit at every turn but give her an orgasm every chance they get – leaving a minute later – because “I’m no good for her." And they never let her move on with someone better.

Step up or step off asswipe!


~ I don’t mind flawed/unlikable characters but I LOVE when they see their flaws and do the hard work to change those things. They may have setbacks but their intentions are good and they move forward as a character.

So those are just a couple of my love/hate personality traits. What are yours?

Also...happy spring!

Monday, March 18, 2019

My Monday Musings…

I’m back!

We survived the drive from Florida to Washington – or more importantly – Figment survived (with the help of gabapentin – I highly recommend the stuff for cats).

We’re in our new place and unpacking is going to take a loooong time and I don’t have room in the new place for all our stuff. *cries* But this should be temporary and I’m just going to leave some stuff packed and roll with it for now.

I really miss my house & it's been a huge adjustment but have found a few fun things around here. There are several good restaurants, a gorgeous park with 6 miles of trails to walk, and this pretty spot behind our house where I can take Fonzi in the morning. There are a lot of birds (& very noisy frogs/crickets at night).

The first (& only) boxes of books I've unpacked so far just happened to be my arc’s so that was a lucky find. I haven’t read in almost a month so it will be awhile before I post any reviews but I’ll try to get something up and running this or next week.

So what have I missed? What are y’all reading? Link any posts in the comments that you think need some commenting love since I’ve only made the rounds 2-3 times the past few weeks.

Monday, March 4, 2019

My Monday Musings...taking a little break

This will be my last post for awhile. We’ll be moving from FL to Washington State this week.
To say I’m stressed would be an understatement lol

Between getting the house ready to sell, packing for the move, getting Figment acclimated to the car and Fonzi having wonky bloodwork results that I can’t do anything about until I get there – well, I’m kind of at my breaking point. I may have had a few meltdowns. But we’re in the final stretch and fingers crossed that things will go well.

I won’t have any time to blog & probably won’t have internet right away but will be posting on Instagram and Twitter (both @teamsheltie) if you want o follow our epic road trip and get quality content – like pictures of an angry Figment.

As for reading….well no time for that! But these are the books that I didn’t pack, thinking I would have time at night to read and unwind, but I’ve been too exhausted.

I did start Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young a few weeks ago and it’s pretty good so far but haven’t made it past chapter 3.

I listened to Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram on audio (my review on Goodreads) and I loved the narrator’s (Michael Levi Harris) voice and this quiet little story – even though there was a lot of repetition of certain words and phrases.

I also received a few books for review. Lots of catching up once I get I get settled!

So…I might have to time to visit a few blogs and comment over the next few weeks or I might not…but I’ll be back sometime around mid-March!