I never can resist doing a best of list so here goes
Best Comic Book:
Best Young Adult Book:
Best Indie Book I read:
This one had a couple because I just couldn’t narrow it down.
Best Female Character: Keye Street
Best Male Character: Mark Watney
My Favorite Book of the Entire Year:
This cookbook rocks my little foodie heart. I know I’m going to bore you guys to death with my foodie side-but you gotta eat!
I’m one of those people who garden. So yes, I stuff bags of squash on my neighbors porches when they won’t answer the door for me anymore-because I just took them a bag the day before. I’m a giver. Plus, I get so tired of squash..until that next spring.
Anyways, this book is really good about giving you recipes for the item, then tells you how to preserve some of the leftovers, then how to use the preserved foods and THEN even tells you what to do with any leftover scrap items. SO MUCH WIN! I’m cheap and hate to waste anything-at least that’s what my husband says. The truth is I hate waste. I worked hard on growing that food. I hate to see anything go to waste.
Now when I get a trip to my local peach orchard I can have different ways to use these beauties.
(yes-that’s my own peaches-I love the south)
Homemade applesauce with Potato pancakes.
Chicken with pork stuffed cherry peppers
The ingredients in this book are not hard to find. That seems to be a trend in some of the newer cookbooks-in that the recipe looks good and then throws in some food that either costs the whole house payment or you just can’t find in my area. I hate that. This book doesn’t do that.
So it gets all the stars. I’m gonna go cook some of this stuff!
I received an copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from blogging for books. Thank you!
Two years after Red Rising left off we meet the Reaper/Darrow again. He has moved on to the Academy-He is the Golden child right? Then right as he tastes that brass ring; it gets yanked away.
That’s one thing about the Red Rising stories. They will twist you into a million different knots before they destroy you.
If your heart beats like a drum,
and your leg’s a little wet,
it’s ’cause the Reaper’s come
to collect a little debt.
In this book I didn’t love Darrow-sometimes I found him just plain whiny or inconsistent (yes, I know he was supposed to be that way-doesn’t mean it didn’t get on my nerves). The star of these book as was in the last book..Sevro and the Howlers. Sevro makes no apologies for who he is. He will either end up cutting your throat or cussing you out, or maybe just both.
I don’t know why I’m rambling on. There is no explaining this book. I give up to it. Just read it and buckle your seatbelt..Because it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
I received an arc copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Now what am I going to read? Destroyed for all other books at this moment.
I’m a dumbass. I fully admit to being a dumbass.
I don’t know what the hell I was doing the first time I read this book..because I gave it 3.5 stars. After reading so many shitty books this year I know now what a great book this really is.
This time it gets it’s full five stars. Five frigging, huge, screaming stars. Stars for Servo, Pax, Mustang and the rest of these characters.
1st read: When I was a dumbass.
Unpopular opinion time. I’m sorry fangirls. I just didn’t love this book.
I did enjoy parts of it. Then there were times when my eyes just glazed over. Dang it. I had such high hopes for it too.
I probably will check out the sequels to see how it goes before final decision is made.
This one is for the boy child. I can’t draw a straight line but he seems to like it..and he is obsessed with dino’s. That’s been his Christmas list for the last six years. Anything Dino. When he saw this was available on blogging for books he offered to clean his room if I requested it. Room still not clean but I’m sure he will be bribed to do it at some point and time. Yeah, right.
Anyways..here is how the book looks.
Totally out of my league but he will have fun. 3 stars from me..4 from him. He won this toss.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from blogging for books.