🎃If I Were Granted Three Bookish Wishes…

I’m pretty sure every book blogger everywhere has asked themselves this question. If not, here is the time to ask it and let me know!

What would be my three bookish wishes?

1. Unlimited Books

Imagine having access to every at all times. Sure, you can get close with the library, Kindle Unlimited, Scribd, but to had access to any book you want for free for the rest of your life. Oh man… that would be the freaking dream.

2. Unlimited Time

I’m always saying that there’s not enough time in the day. With working full time, blogging, writing my own book and keeping up a household, reading unfortunately tends to fall to the side a bit.

But imagine having all the time in the world to read. You don’t have to do anything but read for the rest of your life. *sigh* I’d probably still never get through all the books I’m dying to read.

3. Unlimited Space

I have pretty much switched from physical to e-books because there was just not enough damn space in a two bedroom apartment for all the books I wanted. My bookshelves were bowing, about to break, because of the stacks and stacks of books on every shelf. And I sooo do not have the money to replace my bookshelves. So ebooks it is. But imagine if you didn’t have to worry about that. Just wall to wall to wall to wall bookshelves with ladders and reading nooks and comfy loveseats and couches with warm fuzzy blankets and a fire place and… okay… I got to stop

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What’s you bookish wishes?

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Until next time,

Bree

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🎃My Favorite Movies To Watch Around Halloween

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No really though:

Let’s do this one a little differently.

I’m going to leave a gif of these movies, you guys try to guess what they are!

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Make your guess in the comments and I’ll announce the answers in another post!

Also, what’s your favorite movies to watch around this time of year?

Until next time,

Bree

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🎃Follow Friday #2

I really love these blog posts about follow friday. So, why not do another one?

Here’s a little recap of my last #FF:

For this week, I’m going to tag some absolutely wonderful people that I’ve been loving on Twitter lately, so definitely give them a follow:

I’m going to keep adding to this often and eventually I’ll just have a huge list of people that all book bloggers should follow. Cause they’re all amazing and make Twitter a really awesome place ❤

Until next time,

Bree

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🎃Fostering Cats Update #10|George and Ruby

Hey all,

It has been a hot minute since I have updated you all on George and Ruby.

And really, that’s because there’s not too much to talk about.

Progress is still going slowly but surely with Ruby. She is doing so so amazing. But the fact that she’s still making progress is amazing itself. I and the ladies at the rescue were pretty sure that she was done progressing. It’s typical for a semi-feral to only go so far in a foster home and then make the rest of their progress in a permanent home. However, with Ruby, she is getting better every day.

A new thing she has started doing is laying with me on the couch or on my bed. She typically stays at my feet, but just the fact that she wants to be close to me makes me so happy.

We’re still having issues with her attacking Precious and Finn. We’re working on some behavior modification to change that. Things like giving her treats when she’s around Finn and Precious and doesn’t react negatively, putting her on a little time out to cool off when she does attack them.

I have a feeling it’s going to be a lot of repeating the same things over and over and over again, but getting her into a little routine would be a really good idea.

I’ve also finally lowered the amount of wet food that they’re eating. They’re pretty steady with their meal times and certainly would never let me forget that it’s time to feed them. There’s a good chance when they get adopted, they won’t get wet food. Although, I will tell the potential owner that wet food is 100% the way to their little hearts.

There’s still nothing to report on George. My lord, he is the sweetest, easiest foster ever. He loves pets and snuggles and treats and toys. He’s so happy with even just a ping pong ball to play with. He loves cat treats and his Ruby.

Thinking on it now, I totally wish I had gotten to name them. They definitely would of been Jamie and Clare. It suits them so well. George being the big burly ginger and Ruby being the tiny, fiercely protective and motherly torbie. Yeah, it would have been perfect.

Anyways, if you have any questions, leave them below as always ❤

Bree

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🎃Southern Charmer by Jessica Peterson

42170446He’s sexy. He’s southern. And he won’t stop showing up at my door half naked. Meet Elijah Jackson, my hot new neighbor…

From the outside looking in? I’ve got it all. Prestigious job. Pretty house. And a perfect boyfriend who just proposed with the perfect ring.

I should feel ecstatic—but instead, I feel suffocated. So I break up with my boyfriend, hop in my car, and head south.

Charleston, South Carolina: home to stunning architecture, sultry accents, and—oh yeah—my perpetually shirtless neighbor, Elijah Jackson.

As if his abs for days and inked up deliciousness aren’t enticing enough, he also encourages me to chase down my dreams. And the chemistry between us? Hotter than the kitchen at Eli’s restaurant.

But I still have a life a thousand miles away. One I’ve worked really hard to build. And I don’t know if I can just leave it all behind.

I have to choose. A choice Eli doesn’t make any easier by inviting me out to his cabin for a long weekend. Just the two of us. And one bed. I swear to God this southerner is out to charm the panties right off me. Just this once, I might let him…


Review
Q&A

Physical or Ebook?
Ebook

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
Nope.

Genre?
Adult Romance

Star Rating?
4 Stars

Rereadable?
I think I would actually reread this. It was adorable.

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
This is a standalone series. I may take a look at the other books.

Who would you recommend this for?
Whoever loves quick steamy romances. And also main characters who are authors. Loveeeee.

Conclusion:

So this isn’t exactly a spooky read or anything. But it does take place in October and it definitely gives off the fall vibes.

I really loved the main character in this one. Olivia is a woman who is feeling a little trapped in what everyone else would see as a perfect life. She wants to branch off and write a historical romance novel which she adores, but hides as her dirty little secret.

I could relate to her so much. Especially with her issues with writing. At one point she’s talking about how she wrote three hundred words, went back and deleted it all. She says something along the lines of: “This sucks, I suck, why am I writing this?” Girl, I freaking feel you! Loved the brutal honesty about writers block, and also about how romance readers are almost looked down upon by the general population. Drives me insane.

The romance in this was fantastic too. Eli was an absolutely wonderful love interest. And with how supportive he was of Olivia writing and how he wanted to help her in any way possible. Ugh. Talk about swoon.

It’s a slow burn romance, which is also amazing to read.

This was definitely a really nice book to curl up with. ❤

If you’re interested:
Goodreads
Amazon CA
Amazon

Until next time,

Bree

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🎃Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake Guest Post Review by Skye!

October seems to be the month of Guest Post!

Here is Skye from Booksintheskye with a review for you all!


Hello fellow book nerds! I was super excited to find at least one book this holiday season to give me “the creeps”. Anna Dressed in Blood was just a great book with an overall amazing concept. I hope you enjoy this ghost story!

What’s your favorite ghost adventure?

Happy Reading!

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Anna Dressed in Blood

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Kendare Blake

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5 out of 5 stars

Summary

Taken from Goodreads

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

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This story was amazing. I’ve been looking for a creepy read for October because I love all things horror. While this book didn’t hit the “scary” factor for me, there were definitely parts of the story which were creepy. The story immediately pulls me in with Cass dealing with a ghost. Then we continue right into how him and his mom are moving again to deal with the ghost Anna Dressed in Blood. Oh, I just love the name! This story is never dull or boring and brings the audience in on this ghost chase along with Cass. It truly reminds me of a classic haunting story. The problems and situations Cass has to face really enhances the story, because who can really expect a ghost adventure to go smoothly? From Cass actually relying on other and making friends to the decision of whether or not he should really kill Anna. Then, the ending! Everything was just so well written and stayed true to being a ghost story.

I loved these characters so much. I absolutely adored Cass. His personality and the way he is so passionate just really makes it easy to follow him. From the beginning of the book, the readers really get a sense that he is the loner type and doesn’t really rely on anyone. The case of Anna Dressed in Blood is different where he has to get help from the civilians. Each character brought in the scenario plays a different role to determine Anna’s fate. There was a great development in the characters leaving me desperate to continue their story.

Final Thoughts

Overall, Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake has everything you need for your October reads. A flawless story with a great pacing really creates a great ghost adventure. Cass is truly perfect for his role and being able to see him rely on others than himself was a great way to progress the story. Everything combined so well that the creepy scenes will make you smile in anticipation! I highly recommend this book for those who are looking for that perfect ghost story for the season.


You can find Skye on Twitter, Insta, her blog and also, her Etsy shop ! She creates the most amazing bookmarks!

Until next time,

Bree

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🎃Writing Update: Exciting Things.

Guess what?!

I’m done!

I’ve actually just finished writing Bring Me Home and I’m kind of freaking out here. I am so excited! I never thought that I would actually be able to finish writing a book. But I did.

I just… I can’t word right now. I’m so excited and so so grateful for all the support I have received from everyone!

So from here… this is what’s going to happen:

  • My amazing editor Adrianna from ForTheLoveOfBooks will be editing the rest of the book.
  • November I will be getting the book out to my beta readers
  • In November I will also be formatting the file for ARC, Ebook, and Paperback
  • December 1st the ARCS will go out (sign up here)
  • December 7th Blog Tour starts. (sign up here)
  • January 1st is release day!

Also, some other hella exciting news! Skye from BooksInTheSkye has designed me the most beautiful cover for it! So check it out:

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I just have so many feelings right now. I’m excited, I’m happy, exhausted, in disbelief… I just can’t right now. Props to the authors that do this for a living. Y’all are amazing. Just saying.

Until next time,

Bree

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🎃Book vs. The Movie: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie – Guest Post by Ebru

Hey all,

Welcome to another Blogtober post! This time I have Ebru from Ebsandherreads here to do a guest post!

I’ve followed Ebru on Twitter and her blog for quite a while now. If you’re looking for some insightful and creative posts, definitely check her out!


Hey guys,

During my very busy summer holidays, I managed to read the Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. A few days after reading this book, I ran into the movie and a comparison idea popped into my mind, so I had to watch it.

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Here are my thoughts:

You know that picture on Facebook of a castle; portion of it over water and majority of it under water. It’s usually used to describe book vs movie – what you’re shown and what the reality is… It was so true for this book.

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The book was although short, had a lot of details in it. It was so cleverly written that I didn’t have a clue as to who the murderer was until it was actually revealed to us. It had me guessing with each turn of the page and I was never bored. This was a 5-star read for me due to the mystery, the brilliant way it was written and the unpredictable way the events turned out.

The movie; felt very rushed and from the get go they’ve changed things in it. The actors didn’t match up to what I had in my imagination (I find to be a major problem for me anyways) and some major characters were even cut out. I won’t lie, the movie left me a bit disappointed. I believe the only part that I enjoyed in the movie was the scenery…

While reading the book, I really enjoyed the process of the investigation and the methods Hercule Poirot used to come to his conclusions. In the movie, I’ve really looked forward to seeing his thought process and methods to come alive, however, it was all rushed and things that didn’t occur in the book, happened… 🤷‍♀️

The Book

The Movie

Very detailed

Very rushed

Great mystery

At least they kept the mystery the same level of greatness 

Investigation process was so much fun to read about

Investigation process had so much potential but it was rushed and things were changed

Satisfaction Level:  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Satisfaction Level:  🌟🌟

So, in a nutshell the book wins this round as always. 💕😊

Have you read the book? Or watched the movie? What did you think? If you had to compare, how would you rate each?

Let’s chat 💭

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