Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Persuasion, by Jane Austen

Persuasion, by Jane Austen
Narrated by Juliet Stevenson
Anne Elliot has lived with regret over being persuaded to reject the love of her life when she was very young. The objections to this match - money - were quickly assuaged when the man went to war and earned his fortune. But, until now, no contact had been initiated. To her horror, Anne now has to live in close proximity to Captain Wentworth and watch him woo other women. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Mental Illness Month Blog Hop - May 2016

Back with my old blog, I always wanted to host a Mental Illness month theme read; however, I have a mental illness of my own and always failed to follow through on my big plans. This year, I'm going to do it. Welcome to Mental Illness Month 2016. If anyone wants to join, during the month of May 2016 you can post a book review (or any sort of blog post about mental illness or suicide). Let me know what and when you've posted something, and I'll tell people to stop by and look at your post! This will be really informal, so you can join any time during the month of May, you don't have to sign up in advance. The book (movie) can be fiction or nonfiction. 

Masanobu from All the Pretty Books and I plan on reading 10 Days in a Madhouse, by Nellie Bly. If anyone wants to join in, we can do a group read, and I'll post questions about it the last week of May. 

Comment if interested! If you want to tweet about it, use the hashtag #mentalillnesshop

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Shadow Magic, by Joshua Khan

Shadow Magic, by Joshua Khan
This book was provided for free by Disney Press through NetGalley
in exchange for a fair and honest review
While on a quest to find his father, Thorn is caught by slavers and sold to the executioner of Gehenna - a land where darkness and death are highly revered. There, he meets Lilith Shadow, the ruler of Gehenna, who, through ill-wrought diplomacy to end a war, is being forced to marry a disgusting, sniveling, bully of a prince. Meanwhile, an evil necromancer is haunting Gehenna, threatening everything Lilith holds dear. 

Friday, April 1, 2016

In which Rachel buys Peptochrome

Another good week has passed, though again with very little reading or corresponding with blogging buddies. Hopefully this silence will pass soon! I've just got to pass my NREMT exam and I'll be back in the blogging world with a vengeance. This week I celebrated Easter twice - once with my boyfriend's family and once with my own. I went to the park with my 1.5yo nephew a couple of times and found that he's able to ride the zipline all by himself! I should have gotten a picture for you. AND I bought a new car. The old one was having "break problems." That is, it shook violently when breaking. They've been telling me "break problems" for years, but I keep fixing the breaks and it never fixes the shake. I have brand new (like within the last three months) breaks and rotors, and had some rust filed down in there. None of it helped, and none of that stuff helped years ago when I first started having the problems. It's like they simply can't fathom that my car might shake when I break if the rotors and breaks have been put in properly. It's always blame-it-on-the-last-guy. Finally, the shake got bad enough that I had a choice - get my next big 15k maintenance on my car, or just get rid of it before I crash and die. So I bought Peptochrome.