5 Favorite Outlander Quotes

One of my favorite books and tv shows is Outlander. I love the whole concept. Time travel, romance, It all blends so well. The series has been copied so many times, but never found anything comparable. With the new Outlander series coming out on November 4th, I'm taking a page out of the Goodreads book and sharking my five favorite quotes from Outlander.

 “Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone,
I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One.
I give ye my Spirit, 'til our Life shall be Done.” 

“Does it ever stop? The wanting you?" 
"Even when I've just left ye. I want you so much my chest feels tight and my fingers ache with wanting to touch ye again.”

“It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.”

“Don't be afraid. There's the two of us now.”

“I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have.”

Looking For Answers | Limetown by Zack Akers, Skip Bronkie and Cote Smith

Title: Limetown
By: Zack Akers, Skip Bronkie and Cote Smith
Genre: Thriller
Pages: 304
Release Date: November 13th, 2018
Publisher: Simon Schuster 

Summary from Goodreads: From the creators of the #1 podcast Limetown, an explosive prequel about a teenager who learns of a mysterious research facility where over three hundred people have disappeared—including her uncle—with clues that become the key to discovering the secrets of this strange town.

On a seemingly ordinary day, seventeen-year-old Lia Haddock hears news that will change her life forever: three hundred men, women, and children living at a research facility in Limetown, Tennessee, have disappeared without a trace. Among the missing is Emile Haddock, Lia’s uncle. 

What happened to the people of Limetown? It’s all anyone can talk about. Except Lia’s parents, who refuse to discuss what might have happened there. They refuse, even, to discuss anything to do with Emile.

As a student journalist, Lia begins an investigation that will take her far from her home, discovering clues about Emile’s past that lead to a shocking secret—one with unimaginable implications not only for the people of Limetown, but for Lia and her family. The only problem is…she’s not the only one looking for answers. 

Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie are first-rate storytellers, in every medium. Critics called their podcast Limetown “creepy and otherworldly” (The New York Times) and “endlessly fun” (Vox), and their novel goes back to where it all began. Working with Cote Smith, a PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize Finalist, they’ve crafted an exhilarating mystery that asks big questions about what we owe to our families and what we owe to ourselves, about loss, discovery, and growth. Threaded throughout is Emile’s story—told in these pages for the first time ever.

Review: I've never listened to a pod cast, although, they sound like something I would enjoy. I picked up this book hoping to find a connection and explore a whole new opportunity for me. I have to say that this book started off really slow for me. There was a lot of back story and lead up that by the time the actual good stuff came around I was burnt out. The end of the story was good and kept me involved, but getting there was a chore. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

What I'm Reading This Week | #WeeklyMenu Week #272

Hello Monday! Welcome back to my usual weekly ranting about my life and what I've been reading. Doesn't that sound like fun?

Its been a long week. Had a tooth pulled, family came from Florida and marvel movie night happened. We are now up to Captain America Civil War. Good movie. My favorite part is where Ant Man turns super huge and starts laughing. Love it. Any way, Family time was good. I didn't have much of it because of this little thing called work, but what I did have was good times.

I know this is the part that you all read and show up for my weekly menus because its time for the book of the week. In my opinion, it is the best part of this post, but have you tried that cashew chicken? Its delicious.

This weeks read is going to be The Blood Spell by C.J. Redwine. The forth book in an amazing series that I am super excited to read. If you like fairytale retellings, then you should try this series out. It takes a new age twist on an old style, bringing the stories current. Love them.

Well, that's all I have to say this Monday. Please check out the menu below to help make your week a little easier and definitely more delicious. Enjoy!







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Top 5 Books People Just Can't Seem To Finish

We all have them... A did not finish pile or DNF. Its only natural to find some books unfinishable or boring. I think though you would be surprised to find out what the top five books people can't seem to finish are, I know I was.

So, I've read all three of these books. They are all very different, but good in their own way. I can understand why Outlander is on the list. It is long and has sexy scenes that might not be everyone's cup of tea. The same is to be said about Fifty Shades of Grey. It is very erotic and should not be read lightly. The one that surprised me the most was The Book Thief. I loved this book and thought it was well written with a great story. Maybe its because its so sad. I'm not sure. If The Book Thief was on your DNF list, please tell me what it was about the book that made you put it down. 

These two books I have not read but are on my TBR list. I've heard a lot about this new book by J.K. Rowling. Most people I've talked to said it was terrible and made Rowling look like a one trick pony. I guess I'll have to make up my own mind. American Gods keeps sitting on my TBR pile because I'm not a big fan of Neil Gaiman and apparently a lot of people aren't either, but then again... a lot of people are.

Books are put down every day without a second look. We've all done it and we will all do it again. If you would like to see the whole list from Goodreads of the most DNF books, Click Here. I'd love to hear what books that you didn't finish and why. Leave me a comment bellow or send me an email. Let's connect.

The Truth of the Wall | Breach by W.L. Goodwater

Title: Breach
By: W.L. Goodwater
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Pages: 336
Release Date: November 6th, 2018
Publisher: Ace

Summary from Goodreads: The first novel in a new Cold War fantasy series, where the Berlin Wall is made entirely of magic. When a breach unexpectedly appears in the wall, spies from both sides swarm to the city as World War III threatens to spark.


When Soviet magicians conjured an arcane Wall to blockade occupied Berlin, the world was outraged, but let it stand for the sake of peace. Now after ten years of fighting with spies instead of spells, the CIA has discovered the unthinkable:


While refugees and soldiers mass along the border, operatives from East and West converge on the most dangerous city in the world to stop the crisis or take advantage of it.

Karen, a young magician with the American Office of Magical Research and Deployment, is sent to investigate the breach in the Wall and see if it can be fixed. Instead she will discover that the truth is elusive in this divided city, and that even magic itself has its own agenda.


Review: A fantastic blend of history and magic. If you are looking for something new and fresh, look no further. This book throws you into a world full of magic. An incredible world where mystery and intrigue intertwine with our main character line. Its incredible really. The historical elements are spot on. Its an alternate timeline that feels like real life. Well done. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

5 Creepy Books To Read This Halloween

Halloween is next week and there is nothing like a good creepy book to get you in the Halloween spirit. Its one of my favorite times of the year. The leaves are falling the weather is cool and dreary. It just sets a certain ambiance that is so awesome. Grab a book and a cup of hot coco and sit in the window with a creepy story.

P.S. I jut had my wisdom tooth pulled and I'm a little loopy, so if this doesn't make any sense, it is not my fault.

It all starts when Jared Grace finds their great uncle's book, 'Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastic World Around You' and the Grace kids realize that they are not alone in their new house. Now the kids want to tell their story but the faeries will do everything they can to stop them.

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages. 

An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. 

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting - he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth.

From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd - whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself - Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwaba young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

It is six months since the cataclysmic events of Abhorsen, six months Nicholas Sayre has spent recovering in the Ancelstierre. But he is desperate to return to the Old Kingdom, and at last has the chance.

All he has to do is spend a weekend in a country house as a favour for his Uncle Edward, Chief Minister of Ancelstierre. That seems easy enough, till he discovers that the house holds many secrets, and the worst of them is a relic of the Old Kingdom, too far from the Wall for any spark of its magical life to reignite.

Unless someone finds a way to unleash its power....

The Ultimate Sacrifice | War of the Wilted by Amber Mitchell

Title: War of the Wilted
By: Amber Mitchell
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 360
Release Date: October 1st, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads: Like flowers denied water, people are wilting under the emperor's tyranny.

Rose will not rest until the Gardener is dead. But there are bigger battles to fight, and Rayce—leader of the rebellion and the only man Rose has ever loved—believes their best chance at winning the war is to join forces with her sworn enemy.

Saving innocent people is more important than her quest for revenge. But their new ally can’t be trusted—and he knows her darkest secret. One betrayal could leave the war and Rayce’s life hanging in the balance, and Rose will need to make the ultimate sacrifice to save them all.

Review: Oh goodness! I was super excited to read this story. The first book was awesome. Great concept. Something new and never before seen. That is a rare thing in the world of books. This second installment seemed more generic to me, not that the story was bad, but it was something I had already heard. This was the only reason I gave it a four star and not a five star. Love the author and her writing style. She really brings her world to life in a very colorful way. Loved the characters and how they interact. This was a great book and should be read ASAP!

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

What I'm Reading This Week | #WeeklyMenu Week #271

Is it Monday again? Well, shoot. What a crazy week. I feel like the life has been sucked out of me and I am just a husk of flesh and bone. Wow, were did that come from? That was some serious creepiness coming out of my brain. Talk about Halloween, sheesh. My youngest came down with an ear infection. Poor little guy. He was up all night Thursday and it threw his sleep schedule off. He then got me up at 1am the next morning and kept me up until I had to go to work. Needless to say, my boss sent me home to get some sleep. Slept again from 9am to noon. I think we are on the mend now.

This weeks read is going to be Limetown by Cote Smith, Zack Akers, Skip Bronkie. Its a prequel to the same named pod cast that I have to say I've never listened to, but the book sounds really amazing so here we are. I've never thought that a pod cast was really my thing, but who knows, maybe I will listen to it just this once.

Well, make sure you check out this weeks menu, its going to be amazing. Enjoy!







Leftovers Night

Even Her Conscience | The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco

Title: The Shadow Glass
By: Rin Chupeco
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 432
Release Date: March 1st, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Summary from Goodreads: In the highly anticipated finale to the Bone Witch trilogy, Tea’s life—and the fate of the kingdoms—hangs in the balance 

Tea is a bone witch with the dark magic needed to raise the dead. She has used this magic to breathe life into those she has loved and lost…and those who would join her army against the deceitful royals. But Tea's quest to conjure a shadowglass—to achieve immortality for the one person she loves most in the world—threatens to consume her heart.

Tea's black heartsglass only grows darker with each new betrayal. And when she is left with new blood on her hands, Tea must answer to a power greater than the elder asha or even her conscience...

Review: Well, I finally got through this book. I didn't really like it as much as I liked the first too. This one seemed heavy and bogged down. I guess the best way to explain it was that the story was thick. I still loved the characters though, they really made the book worth while. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

Everything The Girls Hold Dear | Aaru: Halls of Hel by David Meredith

Title: Aaru: Halls of Hel
By: David Meredith
Genre: Scifi
Pages: 386
Release Date: July 27th, 2018
Publisher: Amazon

Summary from Goodreads: “… Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment. They are and remain unhappy and low-spirited for the demon waits and waits…”
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Rose is a Veda.

In Elysian Industries’ virtual paradise of Aaru, that means she’s practically a goddess. She is immortal. She is powerful. A limitless paradise is hers and her friends’ to command. They are free from sickness and pain, old age and death. She should be ecstatic over her prestige and privilege, but the gilded utopia has lost its luster. 

In a reality where anything can be hers with a thought, and Rose can master any skill instantly with nothing but her imagination, to what can she still aspire? She has all of eternity to fill, but what will her purpose be? Rose adores her sweet, Latin boyfriend, Franco. She loves wiling away endless immaculate days with her friends, but shouldn’t there be more to life than mere play? Also, Rose is dogged by deep concern for her little sister, Koren, the Elysian Industries spokes-model and reality star back in the “Before” world.

Though Koren is wealthy, famous, and idolized by millions of adoring fans, her life is spinning out of control. Her parents’ marriage is on the rocks, and the boyfriend of her dreams, Jonas Perry, seems suddenly indifferent. Koren finds her celebrity increasingly isolating, her grueling work schedule exhausting, and the constant scrutiny of her personal life unwelcomed and intrusive. To top it all off, she has regular nightmares about the death of her friend, Kiku, and the still-at-large Magic Man who nearly stole away her everything.

Koren and Rose have more to fear from this quarter than they know. Magic Man’s obsession with the teenage idol has not lessened, and he is far from defeated. With vital aid from an unexpected source, his nefarious schemes to make Koren his own and to hack the Aaru mainframe are on track and moving forward. Unless the sisters can thwart his sinister designs, everyone and everything the girls hold dear could be destroyed.

Review: Another great read from David Meredith. I really enjoyed the first book, but the second installment really touches on how we can perceive something as perfect when it is far from it. Meredith took his characters from the last book and gave them more depth. They loved and cried. There was pain and heartache, but joy too. That is what I loved about this book. Don't get me wrong, the story was good too, but that characters were what drew me into the book.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

Captured Her Own Heart | Evermore by Sara Holland

Title: Evermore
By: Sara Holland
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 368
Release Date: December 31st, 2018
Publisher: HarperTeen

Summary from Goodreads: The highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestseller, Everless! 

Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.

The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Jules must delve into the stories that she now recognizes are accounts of her own past. For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her lives that Jules will be able to save the person who has captured her own heart in this one.

Review: I put down all of my other books to read this one because I was so excited to get the sequel to one of my favorite books I've read this year. Yippy! The story was great with a lot of twists and turns. We pick up where the last book drops off with Jules on the run for her life. Our main character keeps running into trouble and loosing the ones that she loves. Tragic. I loved how we got to see a more loving side of Liam. I also loved the new characters Elias and Stef. They brought a wonderful feeling to the story. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.