Wednesday, March 27, 2019

April Book Pick: Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia

Hello lovely bookworms! My apologies for being a slacker last month. There was way too much real life stuff to handle, and I wasn't coping well. I'm back though, and I have great news! Not only do we have a book pick for April, it's FREE.

Yup, free.

Grab your copy over on Amazon.

We'll be reading Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia.

Welcome to Monster Hunter International.

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer.

It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

It's actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem. An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries old vendetta. Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way. With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves.

Business is good . . .

Our new reading schedule will have a discussion post every two weeks (way less stress for all involved). Since this book is 28 chapters plus an epilogue, the breakdown is as follows:

- Chapters 1-14 from April 1st to April 15th -
Discussion post is on the 15th

- Chapters 15-28 + Epilogue from April 16th to April 31st - 
Discussion post is on April 31st

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Book Discussion Post: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Ladies, ladies, ladies, it's time. Time to discuss this wonderful book! Or, at least I hope you thought it was wonderful. I won't be mad at you if you didn't. Maybe. Mostly.

Since I have been a massive slacker this month (apparently I cannot host an Instagram bingo, work, run a book blog, apply for Grad School AND do a book club), this is a free for all discussion. Not questions. No prompts. Just spill! What did you love? What did you hate? Are you swooning or swearing?

Let us have it!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

February 2019 Pick: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Okay, ladies and gents. It's time to get into the romantic spirit! Are you ready for our swoon worthy February read?

A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there's not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn't help that Stella has Asperger's and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice — with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can't afford to turn down Stella's offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan — from foreplay to more-than-missionary position...

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he's making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic...

We'll be reading The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang which, I feel I must tell you, I eagerly awarded 5 stars to last year! It was the last book I read for 2018, and it was the perfect book to end on.

Get those copies!

Oh and a note, we're going to switch from weekly discussions to two per month. For my sanity, and for yours! That way if you're behind, you have plenty of time to catch up!

Thanks for playing along! Reading breakdown is coming soon!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Good Omens - Discussion Post #2

Good morning lovely people!

Thanks for bearing with me as I hunted down my darn book. It's been a few weeks of epic proportions, being the first few weeks back for most people from long vacations, and my brain has been pretty fried. Finding my book last night actually almost made me sob, hahaha. One thing going right in a week of madness.

Anyway, if you're reading along you should be up to the paragraph header "A Lorry Had Shed..." and be through to the madness that is coming for Aziraphale and Crowley! Let's chat!

Here are your questions for the week:


Now that you've had a chance to meet Adam and "Them" in earnest, what do you think about this young bunch of  friends? What do you think of Adam's powers?

Do you think Adam would have ended up a different entity, if he hadn't been misplaced?

Since you've gotten more exposure to Agnes Nutter and her prophecies, what do you think about how they play into the larger story? How do you view the role of Anathema?

What do you think about the portrayal of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse?


As always, feel free to talk about anything else that you'd like! Did a quote make you laugh? Do you have an unpopular opinion? Is this book just driving you mad?

Let's have a discussion!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Good Omens - Discussion Post #1

Good morning lovely people!

If you're following along at a steady pace, this week you should have read from the section titled "In the Beginning", right up until the end of the section titled "Tuesday"!

Hopefully you're finding that you adore Crowley, and Aziraphale, despite their silly quirks. Or because of them! Hopefully you're also finding that sweet space that lies between Terry Pratchett's silliness, and Neil Gaiman's wonder. These two were a force to be reckoned with, I think!

Here are your questions for the week:


What are your first impressions of Crowley and Aziraphale? Do you think they are distinctly good or distinctly evil?

Good Omens is billed as a comedic fantasy novel, but it touches on a lot of things that definitely settled in the real world. Specifically religion. How do you feel about the way that this story is told, so far?

Now that you've gotten a pretty good glimpse at our cast of characters, who is your favorite?
(I am so in love with DOG.)


As always, feel free to talk about anything else that you'd like! Did a quote make you laugh? Do you have an unpopular opinion? Is this book just driving you mad?

Let's have a discussion!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

February Book Suggestions!

Okay ladies and gents, February is Romance Month!

Now, before you freak out and yell "But it's not even January yet!?!", trust me I know. We just need to plan ahead and be able to pick our next read by the middle of the month, so that we can give people time to snag it.

And, of course, give me time to pre-read it ;).

So comments are now open! What romance books should we read in February?

It can be Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, whatever your little hearts desire. I'll take suggestions until January 5th, and then they'll be a poll for you to vote!

Get going!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Good Omens - Reading Breakdown

Hi lovely readers! Here's the reading breakdown for Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman! I hope you're ready to get started!

December 30th - January 4th:
  - In The Beginning - Tuesday

January 5th - January 11th:
  - Wednesday - Friday

January 12th - January 18th:
  - Saturday - pg. 290 ("A Lorry Had Shed")*

January 19th - January 25th:
  - Through to end!

* Not all books will be numbered the same, due to different printers. Look at for the section header that reads "A Lorry Had Shed" to know where to stop reading!

Remember, you're more than welcome to read ahead! It's also totally fine if you're behind, because discussion posts that go up on Friday will stay up and open for comments until the end of the read.

Happy reading friends!