want a real life adventure? come to Australia we have spiders bigger than your hand.

I'v been having a serious love affair with books for the last 3 years, its been pretty steamy and hot and i have no plans on slowing down :P

- Imagine.

Reading progress update: I've read 142 out of 400 pages.

Vigil - Angela Slatter



It's a little bizarre reading about somewhere you reside in a book, especially when the author/MC see's the city from a completely different POV to yourself.
The author has obviously spent a lot of time at Kangaroo Point and it shows.


I wonder if any of the places or people mentioned resemble real life.


Another thing I noted is that Verity is a bit dumb. There were some very clear/obvious things even I noticed, let alone someone who's meant to be a PI


I suppose an interesting enough book, but I can only read a few chapters at a time before I get bored.

DNF 5 pages in, pretty sure this is a new record

An Accidental Soldier - John Charalambous

DNF. Couldn't be bothered reading. It goes into gory detail about this poor donkey's death, also its boring as hell.

Oblivion (1.5 Lux) - my review

Oblivion - Jennifer L. Armentrout

While this book was enjoyable, it was nowhere near as enthralling as the books from Kat's POV. Her books snatch you unaware with her wit, humour and wonderful personality, sucking you down into the story, next thing you knows it's been 3 hours and you only thought 5 minutes had passed, and your still desperate for more.

So yea I did enjoy seeing Kat from Daemon's POV but he didn't hold the story together as well, it felt occasionally like it was jumping from one scene to the next. Plus his emotions didn't seem to go as in-depth as Kat's, and he was nowhere near as amusing. Sorry to say this Daemon but without Kat your kind of a bore!

Either way glad I read the book while I'm waiting to re-read the third book.

*side note: just after finishing this book I heard 'I like big butts' on the radio, pretty sure Daemon's personality was made to suit this song. lol, here's my proof -

want to pull up tough
'Cause you notice that butt was stuffed
Deep in the jeans she's wearing
I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
Oh baby, I want to get wit'cha
And take your picture

(So far this has been completely Daemon, I believe he's even said similar lines to this!! then his friends of course warn him away)

My homeboys tried to warn me

(Obviously the next part is totally Daemon)

But with that butt you got makes (me so horny)
Ooh, Rump-o'-smooth-skin
You say you want to get in my Benz?
Well, use me, use me
'Cause you ain't that average groupie
I've seen her dancin'
To hell with romancin'
She's sweat, wet,
Got it goin' like a turbo 'Vette
I'm tired of magazines
Sayin' flat butts are the thing

(Referring to his ex)

Take the average black man and ask him that
She gotta pack much back

It's crazy how well it fits, I cracked myself up in the car just picturing him dancing and singing along to this while thinking of Kat, possibly even to her. I must have been driving around with the biggest grin on my face! it's beautiful really, but now you can see why I said his thoughts weren't as deep or meaningful as Kat's, dude had a total one track mind. I know he's a teenage boy and all but good god. haha.


3 stars

The Agents of Light and Darkness

Agents of Light and Darkness - Simon R. Green

This book was even better than the first, a good part due to Marc the Narrator and because of Green giving us some dirty and fascinating secrets about some of the side characters, in this case I am referring to Suzy Shooter. There was also some excellent touches of history and religion, plus some good chuckle moments.


I highly anticipate reading book 3 (I thought I'd see how then non-audible version went in comparison).


4 stars.

I adore this song and artist <3


My hands smell like dirt, not the worst thing in the world.


On another note the one downside to gardening is fucking bugs. Especially anything grub related, with their nasty, fat, squishy, gross little bodies doing god knows what it the ground. I hate digging around in the dirt minding you own business having a good time and randomly coming across one of those nasty buggers. I came across 4 today *shudder* just thinking about them gives me the heebie-jeebies. Ugh.

The Supremely Fabulous Fantasy Subgenre Flowchart

Reblogged from Debbie's Spurts:
— feeling pirate

From Snowflakes and Spidersilk:


Source: http://spidersilksnowflakes.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/the-supremely-fabulous-fantasy-subgenre.html

Inspiring video about DV. I'm not usually one for poetry, but this guy is beyond incredible.


(P.s. If video doesn't work just clink the link at the bottom. Will take you to FB Video, posted by Upworthy)

Source: http://www.facebook.com/Upworthy/videos/1381094335264754/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

The Iron Duke - My Thoughts

The Iron Duke -  Meljean Brook

A rather enjoyable read, even if it was at times a tad ridiculous.

The only way I think I could have enjoyed this more is if some sections (not many) were rewritten in a less confusing manner, this includes some characters I found impossible to keep track of. The 2nd thing being the main male character was a pretty big douche, if he had been more likable I might have rated this book higher. Still kudos to Brook because in the end I was rooting for him and Mina, so I obviously started liking him somewhere throughout the book. Credit for this is mainly because Mina liked him and the chick is pretty amazing, and partly because he admired her for her intelligence and wit above everything else. So he was a complete unlikable monster. Plus I'll admit the banter between the two MC's was hilarious, without going into dimwit land, which I appreciate. I'm glad there were 2 POVs otherwise I don't think this story could have been pulled off with just one. Although I could have lived without the chapter worth of sex scene's, good on you guys for discovering your genitalia, the rest of us don't need to be as invested in it as you guys are.

Overall an entertaining read. The world, politics, bugger concerns, plus the female MC made this book. I am a little confused about what an actual Horde looks like, and at the beginning of the book I was beyond lost when referencing to buggers and Hordes but soon enough I was fascinated by the unusual world, their strange hierarchy and found myself quickly immersed within the pages.

Highly anticipating book 2!

Six Of Crows - My bookish thoughts

Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

I didn't get around to writing a review for Six of Crows it seems, I do recall this book being amazing. Leigh has done an incredible job with the characters, making each voice unique and their own, impressive when there are like POVs. The world building was also imaginative, fascinating and easy to keep track of. I'm highly looking forward to book 2!


Couldn't recall how many stars I wanted to rate this book, so I'm going with 4.5 just to be safe.

In The Skin Of A Monster - Simply Brilliant

In the Skin of a Monster - Kathryn D. Barker

I first picked this book up because it was about a mass shooting. This is not a subject I know a lot about expect that it seems to happen quite a bit in America, so I find it an interesting topic, horrible but interesting. In the Skin of a Monster had an extra element - the shooter was one half of an identical twin, and her sister is still alive. Now that alone intrigued me, this poor girl, having to deal with all the emotions and fall out from the shooting, while looking like the shooter? I'm pretty sure it couldn't get worse.

Well what can I say, this book was nothing like I expected. For one it has a paranormal element which was totally left field. When the paranormal element made an appearance I admit to being rather disappointed, I thought there was enough interesting things going on already without the need to make something supernatural, plus I had my heart set on realistic fiction. Well let me say I'm so glad this was different! Barker did a superb job of creating the world, characters with a perfect blend of complicated emotions, horror and anticipation. I devoured this book, and couldn't make myself put it down once I got started! Watching Alice (MC) struggle to carry all the guilt and shame that should have never been her to begin with, her twisted belief she deserved all her sisters punishment, and seeing how everything unfolded was just incredible. These brave, responsible kids made this book, I loved every moment. If I could rate above 5 stars I would! I kind of wished it never ended.

IMO I can see how some people may be disappointed with this ending, personally I thought it was rather brilliant, if a little sad. Much more realistic than the usual cliched endings, even if for once I was cheering for things to be different.

Reading progress update: I've read 169 out of 450 pages.

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson - Patricia Briggs

Seeing Eye

I am so disappointed that this ended, I kind of wish the whole book was on Moira and Tom. I quite liked Moira in the Alpha & Omega series, but we never really get to know her that well, this on the other hand was magical. For such a short story we got to know her in-depth, her contrasting strengths and weaknesses, Briggs handled her disability beautifully. I loved the conflict but knowledge she had to do what needed to be done. There needs to be a whole book from Moira's POV, I will demand! (politely ask) that my needs are met and this is created. Please and thank you.
5 stars

Reading progress update: I've read 133 out of 450 pages.

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson - Patricia Briggs


Now this was a good story. I also don't know who Elyna is, though the name does sound familiar - was she that chick that went insane that wolfe like? either way I don't mind cause this story was great!! A beautiful story, with wonderful and intriguing characters. Pus there was an adorable HFN ending that I just adored.
4.5 stars - wish it had been longer.

Reading progress update: I've read 100 out of 450 pages.

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson - Patricia Briggs

Fairy Gifts

Who on earth is Tomas? was that the scary random vampire from book 7? Why did he get his own story? It was interesting enough, but I would have preferred if I had been able to be the character into context. The fae thing was interesting, I suppose Tomas was always a badass.
2.5/3 stars.

Reading progress update: I've read 70 out of 450 pages.

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson - Patricia Briggs

1-70pg. Silver
Didn't start off strong IMO, not sure what it was, the writing style perhaps? either way I ended up enjoying the story, well more the history and back story behind Samuel and Arianna than the story itself, which was quite sad. Looks like Samuel has always been a little bit self-centered.
The whole grandma & pack thing was a nice unexpected twist. Thinking of Bran with gray hair, blew my mind.
3 stars.

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