Friday, 7 August 2020

Best of July

Happy August!! 

Here are our favorites for last month. Hopefully, everyone is safe and doing okay!

Best Book of the Month:

The Rage of Dragons (The Burning, #1)

"Best book. Hard to put down"

Expecting His Proposal: A Darcy and Elizabeth Short Story

"Very sweet and fun!"

Best TV show of the Month:

Carole's pick............American Dad (Season 15)

American Dad!: Season 15 - Rotten Tomatoes

"This season is funnier than ever! :D"

Blodeuedd's pick...............Love, Death & Robots  & Norsemen (Season 3)

Love, Death & Robots Poster 

"Love and Robots: Some good, some boring. The best one was the civilization in the freezer 😉"

"I also watched the new season of Norsemen. Funny and absurd. Not the drama the pic shows"

Best Movie of the Month:

Blodeuedd's pick...........My Spy (2020)

My Spy (2020) - IMDb   

"Best movie cos it was funny"

Carole's pick........Hamilton (2020)

Hamilton Poster

"I am so in love with this!!! I'm addicted!"

Best Cover of the Month:

The Lost Princess Returns (The Uncharted Realms #5.5)
"Best cover cos kickass"

The Devil's Own (The Wicked Waywards, #1)
"I'm in love with this color!"

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries

Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by Zebra
Series Duke Dynasty #1
Historical romance

Dukes! yes there is nothing like a Duke in a book, and omg, this book has 3! All with the same mother. WHaat? No way! Yes way.

First, I need her story. Her first marriage, her second, her third happy one and I sort of want her to marry a 4th Duke one day.

Right, but this is about her firstborn, Greycourt. A rocky relationship since he was sent back to England when he was 10 (not her fault.) He has some hidden anger issues, he is known asa  rake, aren't they all! But he is a really sweet guy.

Beatrice had a bad time too after her parents died and she had to live with her asshat uncle.

And how did her uncle die? And how did his brother die just months after?
Gotta find out.

They flirt, they should be together, oh uh, did someone murder anyone? And they lived happily ever after

A series of stepfathers and a difficult childhood have left Fletcher “Grey” Pryde, 5th Duke of Greycourt, with a guarded heart, enviable wealth, and the undeserved reputation of a rogue. Grey’s focus on expanding his dukedom allows him little time to find a wife. But when his mother is widowed yet again and he meets the charmingly unconventional woman managing his stepfather’s funeral, he’s shocked to discover how much they have in common. Still, Grey isn’t interested in love, no matter how pretty, or delightfully outspoken, the lady . . .
Beatrice Wolfe gave up on romance long ago, and the arrogant Duke of Greycourt with his rakish reputation isn’t exactly changing her mind. Then Grey agrees to assist his grief-stricken mother with her latest “project”: schooling spirited, unfashionable Beatrice for her debut. Now that Beatrice is seeing through Grey’s charms to his wounded heart, she’s having trouble keeping him at arm’s length. But once Grey starts digging into her family’s secrets, she must decide whether her loyalties lie with her family . . . or with the man whose lessons capture her heart . . .   

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Audio: The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

By: Nghi Vo
Narrated by: Cindy Kay
Series: The Singing Hills Cycle, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
Release date: 07-31-20
Language: English
To review

I felt like the premise was good, but it felt confusing and boring at times.

An old woman tells her story to a clerk. She was the handmaiden to an empress in exile. And we get snippets of what happened, but it just felt like I was robbed of the interesting bits! Her getting kicked out from court, her getting back into court. Instead we get some boring bits about people visiting.

Too many snippets, too many slow snippets. But I felt a really good story underneath it all, but it did not get to come out.

The audio was good though

A young royal from the far north is sent south for a political marriage. Alone and sometimes reviled, she has only her servants on her side. This evocative debut chronicles her rise to power through the eyes of her handmaiden, at once feminist high fantasy and a thrilling indictment of monarchy.

Tuesday, 4 August 2020


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

August 4th: Positive post: share something kind or positive.

Just out of the blue?!

I am so bad with these kinds of things. Ok, well when I got a reply from Carole this morning I thought about how she always puts our Discussion and best of posts together. She is the best!

And the same to all of you. You are the reason I am stilll blogging 


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