For What It's Worth

Monday, March 25, 2019

My Monday Musings

I haven’t read more than a few chapters since I found out we were moving but now I need to kick myself into gear. I’m waaaaay behind on arc’s – even though I don’t have many, they were all for March/April so I need my speed reading powers to activate again.

So here’s what I have managed to unpack and need to read.

I’ve been so out of the loop that I have no idea if any of you have read or reviewed any of these titles. So hot me up with your rec’s – which should I bump to the top? Or which should I give a pass? What new releases (that aren’t pictured) have I missed and should add to my list?

I’m reading Girls With Sharp Sticks now and - although it has a lot of similarities to Young’s The Program  series – I’m enjoying it so far.


The Afterward by E.K Johnston

Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig

The Antidote by Shelley Sackier

The Fever King by Victoria Lee (there are 2 copies in that pic – an arc & finished – oops lol)

What We Buried by Kate A. Boorman

Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

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.