11.16.2017

Goodreads Got Me Messed Up....










Grown ass woman, Mother, reader, drinker of the red wines, not so serious makeup enthusiast and finally...a habitual procrastinator. I read just about everything but I really do love my romances. HEA’s are optional because hell sometimes, Prince Charming really is just a frog. Don’t asked if I finished *that book* yet...because I didn’t.

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11.14.2017

Movie Review: Thor Ragnarok & Tuesday Jams #185





So I saw Thor: Ragnarok and it was good..and funny. I wasn't expecting the funnies, I really wasn't but I'm glad the director added them in. So basically, Thor along with his brother Loki have to save Asgard from their power crazy sister Hela, who just happens to be the Goddess of Death. Dad never told him nor Loki about Hela.

But we had that whole Loki is not your blood brother thing going on so....

Seems dear ol dad is good at keeping the secrets.

What's the take from this third installment of Thor? Welp, Thor and Loki seem to get along or do they? because towards the end when Loki went to grab something had me side eyeing him. But of course, we are dealing with Loki. Thor and this new Valkyrie (played by the gorgeous Tessa Thompson) have this sexual tension thangy going on or was I the only one who noticed that? The Hulk? no words man, he was just awesome as hell. And I mean the Hulk, not Banner. But mainly, Thor kinda comes into is own here and realizes his powers weren't always bound by his mighty hammer.

Anyhoo's with the added comedy skits from most everyone in the movie along with some bad ass, kick ass action, Thor Ragnarok is well worth your movie money. Much and I mean muuuccchhho better that the one before it...



This Thor is so much fun and it has that whole 80's thang going on with it. Yeah, I loved it.

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Grown ass woman, Mother, reader, drinker of the red wines, not so serious makeup enthusiast and finally...a habitual procrastinator. I read just about everything but I really do love my romances. HEA’s are optional because hell sometimes, Prince Charming really is just a frog. Don’t asked if I finished *that book* yet...because I didn’t.

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11.09.2017

AudioBook Review: Magic Bites (Kate Daniel #1) by Ilona Andrews




Title: Magic Bites | Author: Ilona Andrews | Source: Purchased | Format: (Audio Book) | Released: October 4, 2016 | Genre: Urban Fantasy| Available: BN | Goodreads | Amazon *Book cover and buy link is below

I like this one for the most part. I still feel like Kate was TSTL (too stupid to live), I mean did she really want to die? I can't say that I liked her very much, actually I didn't like her at all. When did bad-ass become mixed up with TSTL? I digress. 

Anyhoo's, Kate sets out to find out who killed her guardian Greg. During the investigation, she finds out that someone or something....is trying to start a war between The People (Vampires) and Beasts (a mixture of shape-shifters) and the story takes on from there. 

Honestly I don't see what all the fuss is about, the story for the most part is interesting. I liked the twist on the magic and paranormal world. There was also some good action here and there throughout the story but semantics I guess. 

I think the authors have a good basic formula with these characters and with this series (its still ongoing I see) but I don't think I'll be reading any further books. 

As far as the audio itself? Eh, this audio is a 9 hour #listento and that's because some chapters were like more than a hour (I can just image reading the physical book *rolls eyes*). I think it could have been shortened a bit but again semantics. I wasn't a fan of the narrator but for the most part, she did a good job. I really need for folks to start investing in dual narrators.

I'm probably the last one in the book-o-sphere to have read this book (I mean look at the release date, lols) so you know...I don't even know what I'm trying to say, lols. Anyways, if you're a fan of urban fantasy, you will probably enjoy Kate and her wanna be "snarky" self.





Grown ass woman, Mother, reader, drinker of the red wines, not so serious makeup enthusiast and finally...a habitual procrastinator. I read just about everything but I really do love my romances. HEA’s are optional because hell sometimes, Prince Charming really is just a frog. Don’t asked if I finished *that book* yet...because I didn’t.

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11.06.2017

Book Review: After the Pain by Adrienne Thompson




Title: After the Pain | Author: Adrienne Thompson | Source: Purchased | Format: (eBook) | Published: January 11, 2016 | Genre: African American Romance | Available: BN | Goodreads | Amazon *Book cover and buy link is below

This book had me so in my emotions, I wanted to put the book down at times. Why? Because it reminded me of some bad times in my life and well, when it comes to bad times…who wants to remember them? Not me.

Anyhoo’s Adrienne Thompson throws a real life message in her book After the Pain. She pulls no punches and reading it makes you feel so many things, ugh…so many things.

Take LaVonda Ingram. Raised by her sister who turned out to be verbally abusive onto marrying her husband would turn out to be both verbally and emotionally abusive. For 40 plus years, all LaVonda experienced was abuse and that abuse lead to depression. This depression would lead to LaVonda making several attempts to take her life. After the death of her husband, LaVonda doesn’t cope very well and this ends up with her in the hospital. After getting out, she decides that she needs a change of scenery and takes off without telling her overbearing older sister. She ends up at a bed & breakfast that use to be a plantation. There she meets the owner and several other ladies that work there. The owner offers LaVonda a room and our story takes an interesting turn. She meets a man name August who works the property. The attraction between LaVonda and August is instant, the relationship turns into insta-love. But we find out that both August and LaVonda have their troubled issues.

What I took away from the story was this. Is it possible to find love after suffering so much unhappiness and pain? And should you find a new love, would said love make it when both parties have very big problems? LaVonda and August prove that yes, it is very much possible. LaVonda had to learn how to trust and so did August but in different ways.

I loved LaVonda’s strength even as she was suffering.  There were times throughout the story that I wanted her to fight harder but as a person who deals with depression, I know that shit is hard. Girl, when that water is above your head? whew jeezus! When it comes on you, it comes..here me? Also, even though I wasn’t a fan of the insta-love, I did enjoy the fact that August was there for LaVonda as she fought. Low key, I thought he also had some form of depression going on but his personality was stronger than LaVonda’s, so he was able to be the one in this newly formed relationship to be an anchor to her sinking boat. And also, let me just say how he didn’t want to run because I feel like when women deal with these type of situations, some men don’t want to be bothered.

After the Pain is a reality based read and is highly recommended. There is much packed in this novella but you won’t be starved from the story. I took many things away from this story and I’m glad I finally buckled down to read it (after being on my TBR list for a….minute). 






Grown ass woman, Mother, reader, drinker of the red wines, not so serious makeup enthusiast and finally...a habitual procrastinator. I read just about everything but I really do love my romances. HEA’s are optional because hell sometimes, Prince Charming really is just a frog. Don’t asked if I finished *that book* yet...because I didn’t.

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