Kindle Unlimited Books

Last year I won a giveaway for Kindle Unlimited for an entire year!!! EEK!!! I’m still in shock over winning! Well it expires in April and I really need to crank out some books while I still have it. I’m going to list a few books I’m interested in and you guys let me know if you’ve read them.

Dear Aaron

I’m a sucker for love letters and military romances.

Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1)

I really wish Vicious wasn’t the first book in this series. He’s my least favorite from reading Defy (the novella that starts the series).

Make You Mine

Another military romance perhaps?? Not sure how heavily involved the military will be in this one though.

Cheat Codes (Dawson Family, #1)

This series really intrigues me! I haven’t read this author before and really haven’t heard anything about her.

Mixed Up Love

Another author I have yet to read….I love how this one sounds though!! I don’t think I’ve heard this story line before.

More Than Her (More Than, #2)

For this one, I absolutely LOVED book one. I’m almost afraid to continue with the series but I feel I’ll constantly compare it to the first. It’s hard to start a series off that well because the rest have to measure up.


I think I’ll stop here. Let me know which of these you enjoyed and which you didn’t (without spoilers please). If you have other KU favorites, please list those for me too! Thanks so much!!!

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I’ve missed you all!!!

Hey guys!!!!!!!!

You wouldn’t believe how much I’ve missed you all!!! I miss interacting with fellow book lovers. It makes my day to talk to others who just “get” my love for reading. I’ve also missed blogging quite a bit!!! It’s a great outlet for me and I hope I’m able to continue without any issues.


Health update wise:

I haven’t had any ocular migraines since I the time I posted about last. Woohoo!!! I’ve also had a significant decrease in my headaches, which is AMAZING. I think getting that CT scan with the all-clear truly helped me. I still get a few from time to time but no where near what I was dealing with.

I’ve also found a new way to read…….I say new but it’s just new to me. AUDIO BOOKS. I have tried listening to audio books several times previously but it never worked out. I’m proud to say that it’s working out now!!!! I’m actually able to read and absorb what’s going on. It’s awesome!!! I will say, I’m at the beginner stage where I can’t multi-task quite yet. I usually lay in bed and turn off the TV to listen to the story. Or I found I’m able to listen to audio books while cleaning so that’s a bonus. One day it won’t take that much effort but for now I’ll take it.

Let me know your favorite audio book narrators below!!! Or list your favorite audio books that you’ve listened to. As you all probably know, I mainly just read/listen to romance these days. Huge thank you for the recs in advance ❤


So with all that being said, I’m able to listen to audio books now and I’m also reading some comic books (TWD series to be exact). I haven’t tried reading an actual Kindle book yet but I think I’m ready to give it a go. I just need to realize that I have an eye problem so I don’t need to strain them. Comparing my reading speed to others was a huge problem for me in the past. I kept looking at their speeds and the amount of books they’ve read already and it would just bog me down. No more!!! I’m going at my speed and not going to stress out anymore. Reading is a hobby and something I do for fun and entertainment. I shouldn’t make it into a competition.

Wow, this is a long post. Can you tell I’ve missed writing/blogging??? I’m not sure how often I’ll post but I am going to be blogging again so look for new content coming soon!!!! Thank you all for your support, advice, encouragement, and just for being there!!! *HUGS*

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A very difficult post 

This is going to be a very difficult post to write. As most of you know, I struggle with various health issues. I get migraines, have anxiety, and also have eye issues. Lately I’ve been experiencing blind spots in my vision. It’s very scary if you haven’t had these yourself. It’s usually like this fuzzy circle and you can’t see but let’s say half of someone’s face. When this happens you just have to go lay down in the dark and wait for it to pass. Here recently, I had this on the 24th and then again last night. I just don’t know what to do for it. I’ve been to three doctors who all say I’m fine. I’ve charged up my credit card making appointments and having tests run just to be told I’m fine. One doctor told me that I just wanted there to be a problem….needless to say….I left there in tears. I tried getting new glasses even though it was barely a change from my old prescription. I even spent extra and got the anti reflective lenses thinking that would help….but no. Usually following these blind spots, I’ll get a massive migraine. The one on the 24th lasted for five days. I say all this to post that I’m just going to have to give up reading and blogging until something changes. I have difficult reading and being on screens so I don’t want to make it even worse. I could use advice and prayers. I don’t know what else to do….I cannot afford to go get an MRI or CT scan. There’s just no telling how much that would cost. I would love to stay and continue to blog but I’m just not able to at this time. I just hit my goal of having 1,000 followers and I can’t tell you all what that means to me. All the comments, likes, shares, follows, etc. it makes my entire day. Thank you all for allowing me to be in this awesome community and I hope one day to return. ((Hugs))

Update:

I ended up going to the Emergency Room Wednesday night because I had a blind spot and my speech was affected. I had a CT scan of my head/brain done and they didn’t find any masses, tumors, brain bleeds, or signs of stroke. So that’s good news for sure. They think I’m having ocular migraines also with regular migraines. YAY me…..Please continue to pray for my vision, migraines, and just overall health. This is beyond stressful and I really need my book/blogger/Internet family behind me on this ❤ *Hugs*

Hiatus

I just wanted to let you guys know that I’ll be taking a blogging hiatus. Someone very close to me passed away and I need some time off from blogging for a bit. I usually post 6-7 times a week but I’m just not up to that right now. I’m not sure how long this hiatus will be. I plan on just playing it by ear. Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts for me and my family during this time. ((hugs))

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My Net Galley TBR

We’ve all been there. Requesting WAY too many books on Net Galley and then struggling to find time to read them all. Well….here I am. I have 8 books that I need to read and review to up my Net Galley ratio.

I thought I would share with you the titles I need to read and see which ones you loved to bump up my list. Thank you for your help with this ❤


Playing Hurt (Aces Hockey, #6)

Published: July 17th 2018

When I requested this book I didn’t realize this was a series. I have since learned to always check Google to make sure a book isn’t a series before requesting. I really want to read this entire series from the beginning so that’s why this one got pushed back.

Handle With Care (Saddlers Cove #1)

Published: July 30th 2018

There’s really no excuse why I haven’t gotten around to reading this one.

Butterface (The Hartigans, #1)

Published: July 30th 2018

I adore this cover!!! Pink and Yellow are my favorite colors!!!

Smothered

Published: August 7th 2018

This one is getting a lot of mixed reviews. It kind of scared me off from reading it.

Swagger (Milwaukee Dragons, #2)

Published: September 18th 2018

I really loved book one in the series so not sure why I haven’t picked this up yet. I hope to read it soon!!! ((just like I’ve said for all of these))

Perfect Harmony

Published: September 18th 2018

As I’ve said 900 times on this blog (lol!!!), I’ve found myself leaning away from Young Adult books. I’m not sure if I’m ready to move on to a different genre or I just burnt myself out on too many YA books.

Up in Flames (Flirting with Fire, #2)

Published: October 9th 2018

This cover though…….I didn’t LOVE book one in this series mainly because of the couple. I was excited that this book featured Reece, the brother of the first book’s female lead. To be honest, I forgot I had this one so it may be bumped up my list!!

The Proposal

Published: October 30th 2018

While I was reading The Wedding Date, I couldn’t wait to read more about Carlos Ibarra. Now he has his own book and I still haven’t read it……So many books, so little time is all I have to say lol.


There are my 8 books just sitting on my Net Galley waiting to be read and reviewed. Let me know if you’ve read any of this and what your thoughts were on them. I really would like to have all of these read by the end of 2018. Wish me luck!!!

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Blog Hiatus

Hey everyone!!!

I just wanted to jump on here real fast and update you guys on a few things. First of all, I’ll be taking a blog hiatus until October 1st . I just have a lot of personal things going on and it’s hard to devote much time to blogging/networking/commenting/visiting other blogs/etc. Second, I’m not reading all that much here lately. Not sure if I told everyone or not but I have issues with straining my eyes and headaches while reading. At first I thought it was just because of paperbacks/print books so I tried the Kindle Paperwhite. While that worked for awhile, now it’s causing the same issues are reading physical books. I usually have to take several breaks while reading which isn’t the best for trying to complete books. I think I only have one arc left that I signed up for but that’s not until October. So at least I won’t be pressured to hurry and finish reading anything for awhile.

Thanks so much for your support and for following/liking/commenting/etc. I truly appreciate you all and cannot wait to get back to blogging and reading.

P.S. I’ve been to 3 different eye doctors who say I’m fine. It’s super frustrating to not have any answers. But anyway……At least I’m able to read for short periods of time as opposed to not at all.

P.S.S. (or is it P.P.S….no idea lol) FALL TV starts back this week!!! WOOOOO!!!! This is my favorite time of year!!!! I love checking out new shows and seeing all my regular shows return. Ya’ll know my love for TV lol. So at least this will keep me occupied with the whole reading fiasco thing going on.

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