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Lets see, I have a different book in every room. My to be read shelf is getting crazy and I think I need help in this area lol. I enjoy stalking other peoples bookshelves, reviewing and sharing books. 



Currently reading

Rebellious Heart
Jody Hedlund
Progress: 195/384 pages
New Moon
Stephenie Meyer
Progress: 104/565 pages
A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin
Progress: 318/835 pages
A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin
New Moon
Stephenie Meyer

Sighs.. regretting GR import

I feel out of control again like I did at Goodreads. I came here to kinda start all over and get my books in order. And being stupid I imported all my books and my shelves :/ Is there a way to delete a whole bunch of books and keep my book reviews here on Booklikes? 


Any ideas will be appreciated and very helpful. 

Abby: Mail Order Bride (Unconventional Series, #1) - Verna Clay A Husband who lost his wife. 3 children who need to be taken care of. A single woman who is for reasons you'll read in the book needs to be somewhere else. She longs for family, he longs for a woman who will take care of his children. They both come together, vows are taken, and they both live up to their roles. But.. he is tender, not wanting to make her feel uncomfortable. She stays in her own room until things between them become better and more comfortable. It's a sweet love story, and there are couple moments where I got all teary eyed. A very good book.
The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling A part of me wanted to give it a 5 star just because of the author. But.. it was just to slow. Nothing was really happening. I got distracted by other "Great" books and decided to stop reading it. I really wanted to like this book :/
1984 - Walter Cronkite, Erich Fromm, George Orwell I finally read it. Good book, you get connected to the main character and his thoughts. I don't think Big Brother will go to the extent as he conjured up, but still, you see parts that already have happened. I found I held great interest in Doublespeak idea. It's very strange that the author came up with this idea. I wonder how he did.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare Good book. I can't believe I waited this long to read it.
The Caldarian Conflict - Mike Kalmbach A very smooth, interesting, adventurist kind of read. I loved the pirate talk. And the pirate characters. Yes, even the bad ones. The Monk was a kind hearted, sincere, and was a gullible man at the same time. But that was in his nature and people who knew this took advantage of that. Just like the real world yes?

I thought the ending was honorable. And I enjoyed meeting up with some of the character at their grave sights But.. the Epilogue surprised me.

Is there going to be 2nd book Mr.Kalmback?
The Mail Order Bride's Quilt - Leah Atwood A cute very short story (4 chapters) about a mail order bride and a quilt that connects them. I enjoyed it :) She should write some more.
The Mail Order Bride's Quilt - Leah Atwood A cute very short story (4 chapters) about a mail order bride and a quilt that connects them. I enjoyed it :) She should write some more.
Red Rising - Pierce Brown What I found so capturing about this book is how your imagination bursts forth with people and places you've never seen before. Red earth, Golds with lion wildlike manes. Heavenly places with clouds, and white snow on the battle grounds. There are invisible cloaks, insane brutal slayings and many bloody scenes. This book is not for the faint of heart.

The only reason for the 4 stars is because I was very confused in the beginning. The golds,obsidians, grays, pinks ect.. I found it hard to remember who was greater than who. And the names, and history of the characters was confusing as well. But as the book progressed, it was all coming together.

Also, it would be awesome if he included a map in beginning or the end of the book. It would make the battle scenes much more easier to follow.

Oh one more thing. I had a hard time believing this boy was 16 :/ He thought,acted,and reacted like a man in his early 20's.

Ty for the Advance Reader's Edition Mr Brown. I totally enjoyed the ride.

Chocky - John Wyndham You have a 12 year old son. Everything about him is normal. But one day he starts talking to someone you can't see and starts drawing strange things so complicated you can't understand it. It's a bitter sweet, creepy good, and crazy kind of story. I hope you read it.
A Noble Groom - Jody Hedlund I was given this book for an exchange of an honest review.

The pro's

Carl was rich in character. A good man, a heart that struggled with honesty about his past. He was embarrassed of what his family represented. They were rich and powerful and took advantage of the poor to get what they wanted. He also had a habit of denying his feelings for Annalisa but love out weighed his fear.

Annalisa ~was rich in character too. a good wife to her husband, even though he treated her awful. She looked at the bigger picture and only wanted what was right for her little girl. She too kept denying her feelings for Carl

Gretchen~ What is there not to love about this little girl. She is loving and trusting and has a child like faith that we all can learn from.

Peter ~Annalisa's father was a good father. He love his daughter and set up and arrangement he thought was right. All he wanted was a husband to take care of his daughter, and help around the farm, and take care of the property she wanted to pay off.

The Cons:

There was to much "thoughts" going on with the characters. At first I enjoyed the "thoughts" but then quickly grew tired of them. They were basically the same thoughts over and over again in a different kind of way. Both just kept denying there feelings... constantly. :/

I wish the story didn't end with finally admitting their love for each other. Maybe that should of happened 3/4 of the book? I was disappointed that there was no wedding to read about. I would love to see the joy of a wedding between these two. To admit "out loud" in front of everyone of their love for each other:)

Other than those, it was a great story!

The Plagiarist - Hugh Howey Wow, that was an awesome read for a short story. A virtual reality mystery. Really good.
Pretties - Scott Westerfeld 2nd sequel to the uglies series~~ . This time Tally agree's to test a theory by going under the knife and becoming a pretty. She wrote a letter to herself as an "ugly" to remind her of the agreement she made. And to take the two pills enclosed that is suppose to "cure" her. She takes them, well, kind of, and sets off for an adventure to find the Dr that will help her and finish the cure.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs Creepy/Good! I finished it fast. Held my attention and found myself thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. The pictures in it were fascinating. And I looked forward to coming across the next ones through out the chapters. All of the pictures are real btw. Which made it even more creepy/good.

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars - Katherine Marsh Fascinating book that was inspired by Historical dwarf jesters in the 1500's. It is about a dwarf named Jepp, who under mystery of circumstances is taken to learn the trade of pleasing an infanta and the court. You learn of his hardships, his intelligent, his charms, and most of all, the struggle of trying to find his place in the world which includes the matters of his own heart.