Friday, 23 August 2019

Friday Night Movie: Book Club

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

Director: Bill Holderman
Writers: Bill Holderman, Erin Simms
Stars: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen

I did enjoy it, but yes there are some issues.
Like how the book club is only about high lit. And they all looked down on 50 (ok so who doesn't ;), but that is not the point. The thing is that I guess romance is trash so why even have that in their book club. *eyeroll*

But I did like how the book made them look at things in a different light. 

Like how one wants more fire in her relationship
One has not dated for 18 years.
One of them is a widow, but maybe she can date again.
And of course the serial dater who never gave love a chance.

So there are fun times to be had, a few laughs, and they really like 50, ok then.

Plus it had Andy Garcia and he is so hot. He still has it

Thursday, 22 August 2019

The waking land by Callie Bates

Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life. 

Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition powers that suddenly stir within her. 

But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart. 

Hardcover, 400 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by Del Rey Books

I did feel it started of fairly good (sure she annoyed me at the start, but I could work with it.)

But at the middle I was just...meh. Everything that had annoyed me still did and I just do not know.

When she is 5 her nurse is killed, she is helt at gunpoint and she is taken as a hostage.
14 years later she loves the man who took her hostage as a father.
She hates her parents for abandoning her.
She hates her people and think they are filthy peasants.
I get Stockholm syndrome, but still.

She continues to feel this way, you are a grown woman! What could your parents have done?!

The whole deal with the declaring war was over and with too easily.

I want more of her magic. And stop her whining.
She sure did not care for her friends.

OK I am changing this to not like, sigh. Just so YA in the end

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Audio: Marry in Secret by Anne Gracie

Narrated by: Alison Larkin
Series: Marriage of Convenience Series, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 07-30-19
Language: English
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Historical romance
I received this in exchange for an honest review

Honestly I felt this one got worse and worse and I do not know why I did not dnf.

Rose is about to marry a Duke, but then he long lost hubbie shows up. The one she never told anyone about, the one she married at 16. 

First the drama is about her family not wanting him around.

Then when there is happiness, the drama changes to this other thing. That just felt weird.

I honestly lost interest and it felt like a chore. I know I know, DNF! But I need to dnf audio in the first hour, when I am half way through I push on which I know realise is a mistake.

Very disappointed

Lady Rose Rutherford - rebel, heiress, and exasperated target of the town's hungry bachelors - has a plan to gain the freedom she so desperately desires: She will enter into a marriage of convenience with the biggest prize on the London marriage mart.  

There's just one problem: the fierce-looking man who crashes her wedding to the Duke of Everingham - Thomas Beresford, the young naval officer she fell in love with and secretly married when she was still a schoolgirl. Thought to have died four years ago he's returned, a cold, hard stranger with one driving purpose - revenge.   

Embittered by betrayal and hungry for vengeance, Thomas will stop at nothing to reclaim his rightful place, even if that means using Rose - and her fortune - to do it. But Rose never did follow the rules, and as she takes matters into her own unpredictable hands, Thomas finds himself in an unexpected and infuriating predicament: He's falling in love with his wife....  

Tuesday, 20 August 2019


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 20th: Have you found a way to cut back significantly on your TBR pile?

With TBR I mean those I own (I know some include books they want to read, but how could I read books I might never own?).


Yes that is way I found works the best. IF it doesn't catch my attention I will dnf within a few pages.

Honestly that is my best advice ;)

What more does one need, I do make mistakes and finish ok books, but for the most part, just give up, just give them away.


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