Jackie's 4get Me Nots

No vase can overflow if you never fill it up.

Today, I will conquer:
Walking for 30 minutes.

It arrived a little late, but this month Ipsy Bag looks like a sneaker. I like the sporty look of it, and it’s cute to keep in your gym bag. I think Ipsy did a good job of including 5 products for your best game face. The card is also inspiring and I loved reading it. Each month is different obviously.

I’ve always wanted to try theBalms Mary-Lou Manizer. These Sheet masks are a good thing. I do not like how liquid lipstick is so drying and I always have to wear a lip topper or lip gloss. I hope the waterline eyeliner works good because this girl is living for it 🙂 I am excited to try the Caviar CC Cream for my hair!

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5 beauty product samples in 1 makeup bag. Referral link

1.Vasanti Cosmetics Kajal Waterline Eyeliner in Intense Black. regular price $19
I’m not gonna lie, this product is expensive! At least with Ipsy, we get to sample new products we would never otherwise know about. I like that this is made for sensitive eyes and tight lines the waterline because for the mature woman it is a must-have. Watch a video
2.Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream regular price $ 26! That’s expensive! It looks like it would be great for dry hair and I’m excited to try it. Anyone can use it.
3.Biorepublic Skincare sheet Mask Duo: Aloe Rescue & Pomegranate Crush for when I need more moisture.
4.Kokie Cosmetics Kissable Liquid Lipstick in Mad About Mauve. I don’t like the colour. It looks like rust. It’s all I want is to look rusty and old! Lol. It doesn’t stay on or last very long either.
5.TheBalm Cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer. Regular price $ 24. I am happy with this guys! I’ve wanted to try this highlight ever since RawBeautyKristi (a youtube channel) recommended it. Every time I went to buy it, I held off because of how expensive it was. I love TheBalm though.

That’s it, guys. If you like getting new products and love makeup, it would be nice of you to join using my referral link. JOIN IPSY

I watched ALL episodes of The End of the Fxxxing World!

Two teenagers, Alyssa and James, live extraordinary effed up lives but when they meet, they decide to run away from home. On their journey to nowhere really find Alyssa’s dad, they get caught in a murder homicide they never intended. It was kind of humorous seeing them act all “Bonnie-and-Clyde” when their lives are so reckless. Robbing gas stations, blowing up cars, getting into fights, stealing tampons, getting into deep and desperate situations. Besides the sex, smoking and drinking I am so glad Alyssa didn’t start smoking for real. hahaha

Do you want to know who else stars in it? The actress who plays Yara fucking Greyjoy! Gemma Whelan. She plays the more sensible cop. I hate the other one, the black cop. She doesn’t give a shit about anyone but herself. Her job must not mean anything and she shouldn’t be there is all I have to say about that.

TV shows I watched all episodes of (so far) include …

The 100
Glitch
The Walking Dead
Vampire Diaries
Stranger Things
The OA
Grace and Frankie

Why does Netflix stream a whole season at once in one TV series but not in another one? That bugs me. I wish The 100 season 5 would come out all at once. Grace and Frankie does, and so does Stranger Things. I think.

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While I didn’t add any actual physical books to my shelf this week I managed to finish reading one. I wrote a review of a cutting-edge story which I posted on Amazon, Goodreads and Jackie’s Bookbytes. I admit there are spoilers but honestly, I consider my measly reviews don’t even begin to scratch the surface of a real book, especially one like Scythe. I only write what I “gleaned” from it (pun intended), that’s all and if that includes spoilers, I’m sorry but I try not to.
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In a world where sickness and disease have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and—despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation—they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do. Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, (reminded me of The Hunger Games) Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.

↬I very much liked the ideas and concepts in this story. I feel it underlines the positive and powerful message from the Bible about death and dying. You know the one? About death being swallowed up in victory? 1 Corinthians 15:54 and that there will be no more pain and suffering or death and disease? Revelation 21:4 Except without scythes.

I added 4 ebooks to my kindle and even repaired my wifi connectivity!

I’m happy about that and so over it.

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OMG, this sounds twisted and is about abuse, and well, hell and nightmares.

I fell in love with a boy a long time ago.
I was only a small girl. Scared and frightened, I was taken from my home and held against my will. His father hurt me, but he protected me and kept me safe as best he could.

Until I left him.

I ran the first chance I got and even though I knew he wasn’t behind me, I didn’t stop. The branches lashed out at me, punishing me for leaving him in the hands of a monster.

I’ve never felt such guilt in my life.

Although I survived, the boy was never found. I prayed for him to be safe. I dreamed he’d be alright and come back to me. Even as a young girl I knew I loved him, but I betrayed him.

Twenty years later, all my wishes came true.

But the boy came back a man. With a grip strong enough to keep me close and a look in his eyes that warned me to never dare leave him again. I was his to keep after all.

Twenty years after leaving one hell, I entered another. Our tale was only just getting started.

It’s dark and twisted.

But that doesn’t make it any less of what it is.

A love story. Our love story.

Cool Shade by Theresa Weir
Falling Star by Diana Dempsey
Never Look Back by W.J. May

I also got 3 audiobooks from Audible


Thunderhead
Arc of a Scythe
Written by: Neal Shusterman
Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
Series: Arc of a Scythe, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 1 min


Traitor to the Throne
Written by: Alwyn Hamilton
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Series: Rebel of the Sands, Book 2
Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins


Strange the Dreamer
Written by: Laini Taylor
Narrated by: Steve West
Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins

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I got a bunch of books from the library this week, BUT the one I wanted Red Rising by Pierce Brown was and is still not available. I have Golden Son and Morning Star though!

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I decided to get the audiobook of Red Rising hoping I could listen to it and still read the other books. Only the audiobook may have been damaged because it’s not working correctly. Has that ever happened to you? I am wondering if that is the case because I could not get past chapter two. As soon as it reached a certain point, it quit, it is utterly blank. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong or why it happens. I can’t deal with broken audio, so I returned it. I know what you’re thinking.

“How do you know it’s not your listening device?” IM NOT SURE!

Regardless. I am not having the best time with audiobooks. I just want to read Book One! or in my case, at least listen to it!

What I’m Currently Reading

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera. I’m ok with it so far. It’s about a sad and OCD gay teen in love and heartbroken over the death of his boyfriend Theo, and all there is in between. Gosh, will I be able to handle it? We shall see but I don’t know HOW or IF I’ll be able to read another book ever again lol. J/k.
I’m wondering if I should just attempt to read all the books I got and not worry about the order so much? Am I gonna end up like Griff? With OCD? lol
The order of books from the Library this week sucks guys. I think I’m going to return them. It’s the same with Rachel Caine’s The Great Library. I don’t have Book One!*sigh Is it a crime to not read a book in the order of publication? I mean a book should be a complete story in and of itself but Unfortunately, the milk serials/ sequels/ whatever.

I’ve always been a stickler for reading books in order. If you’re gonna read it, read it right the first time! It just makes it a complete and fulfilling experience. But in this case, I just don’t have the time and money to get ALL the books IN THE RIGHT ORDER! Fuck my life!

Another thing is if you have read History Is All You Left Me than you will know ALL of Dumbledore’s names and that is almost the same as Rose Gold Elixir and GlamGlow!~ I am being facetious but disappointed about missing the first book in the series.  Etched in Bone is Book 5 As a Matter of Fact. I might be returning them all unless I can renew them.

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When you don’t read a book’s predecessor

Books I received this week

    • Etched In Bone (Book 5 A Novel of The Others) by Anne Bishop ➔Can’t read. I’ve not read book 1,2,3,4
    • Paper and Fire (The Great Library book Two) by Rachel Caine➔Can’t read. I’ve not read book 1
    • Ash and Quill (The Great Library Book Three) by Rachel Caine➔Can’t understand. I’ve not read book 1,2,4 etc.
    • Golden Son (Book Two of the Red Rising Trilogy) by Pierce Brown➪ Can’t read. I’ve not read book 1
    • Morning Star (Book Three) by Pierce Brown➪Can’t read.I’ve not read book 1,2
    • Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor➨ I can understand 
    • Traitor To The Throne ( #2 A Rebel of The Sands novel) by Alwyn Hamilton➨I can read. I have read book 1 
    • Without Merit, by Colleen Hoover➨I can read
    • History is all You Left Me with Adam Silvera➨Currently Reading
    • Scythe Audiobook by Neal Shusterman
    • Red Rising Audiobook by Pierce Brown

So, that about narrows it down. ∴ I can read 4 out of 9 books and 1¼ Audiobook! 

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Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

The Three Ws are:

1.What are you currently reading? I can’t decide what to read. Although I am leaning towards three books. I put a hold on a lot of books from the library recently and they became available so soon, so I checked them out. You Guys! I have 9 books from the library to read and I don’t know what to read first!

2.What did you recently finish reading? I just finished The Fireman by Joe Hill which was a big novel and only took me 5 days but I finished it and liked it. However, I am a bit reluctant to start anything big lol.
3.What do you think you’ll read next? I am leaning towards History is all you left me because it’s much shorter OR Strange The Dreamer which is another big novel by Laini Taylor OR The Bear and the Nightingale. I’ve been wanting to read the last one I mentioned since before Christmas because I bought it but I am worried I may not like it because it is a contemporary fantasy nonetheless.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and will be moving to That Artsy Reader Girl on January 16th of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week I made a list of all the books I never got around to reading in 2017 but meant to, as a matter of fact. Note: Each title is linked to the book on Goodreads.

Top Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totally plan to get to in 2018!!)

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.

What I’m currently reading.

I downloaded the audiobook of The Fireman by Joe Hill from the library but I can’t figure out how to get it onto iTunes or sync it with my iPod. I recently switched my Audible account to Canada so that could be the reason why my audible manager doesn’t work IRDK. It used to be so easy to sync audiobooks. I feel like things are outdating in a blink of an eye, cause if I want to keep listening to audiobooks I need to -spend all my money- on some newfangled smartphone or something. My kindle is giving me the same grief. Time for a new Kindle.

What I finished DNF’d last week.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik, because it was boring AF. Julia Emelin narrated. She has a strong German or Russian(?) accent. Needless to say, I am not a fan.

Books I would like to read. 

The Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown is a series I keep forgetting about.

My New Years Reading and Fitness Goals

  • I’ve set my 2018 reading goal on Goodreads to 60 books
  • I’ve taken a 2017 survey of My Year in Books @perpetualpageturner
  • I’ve checked out 4 books from the library. I intend to read them all before they are due back.

I decided in 2018 to make it my goal, to start running. It worked for me before and I lost weight. To be healthy and happy is what I want ultimately.

  • I got a sneak peak of my Ipsy Glam Bag for January.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK BY Itstartsatmidnight
What are your thoughts on sequels?

I like sequels when I don’t have to wait for it. The anticipation is real and I don’t want it to end.  It is so satisfying to know the next book in your favourite read is available you know? That is how I feel. For example with Vampire Academy. I am so glad I read the series AFTER all the books had been published! I loved all the books! It’s the same way with TV shows. I hate waiting for the sequel. I get bored and by the time the next one comes around, I’m over it and I don’t care anymore. I hate waiting! Sometimes the book/show isn’t worth the wait and I’ve been very disappointed so I don’t care if I don’t get the latest release anymore because I prefer to have ALL of ’em 🙂

Hi everyone, I hope the New Year has been new fun and exciting for you. I added 4 new books to my shelf this week.

  1. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  2. The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost
  3. The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost
  4. The Brightest Embers by Jeaniene Frost

I said in MY PREVIOUS STS I was only going to post about the books that I wanted to read, NOT ACTUALLY BUY THEM because my shelf is full enough as it is, but Alas! ‘The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry’.  I also got the audiobook of The Fireman by Joe Hill and a hard copy from the library.

2018 Audiobook Challenge

I have some audiobooks in my Audible library that I have yet to listen to, as well as 10 free listens from Whisper Sync. So I decided I must sign up for this Challenge. I am a bit perplexed about getting audiobooks to play on my iPod though. I get so frustrated when I lose the place I left off. It’s a bitch. I must have listened to the first 5 chapters of The Fireman 3 times over! Anyway. . .

I feel good that I am able to walk all the way down the hiking trail to the river and back with my running phones.

For more details about this challenge click this link
The level of achievement I  am going for is ⇒ Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15

 

 

Best New-to-me Authors I’ve Read in 2017

1.Alwyn Hamilton of Rebel of the Sands. Lots of adventure in this one. Loved it.
2. I had the pleasure of receiving an ARC of Lotta Smith of Wicked for Hire in a book tour which extended into me reading more of her books. They were quirky and fun.
3.Erika Johansen of Queen of the Tearling is a lawyer by profession and she did a fantastic job.
4.Maria Snyder of Poison Study is an author I ain’t finished with yet. I want to read her entire Study series.
5.Kass Morgan of The 100. I loved the TV show based on her books more.
6.Megan Shepherd of The Madman’s Daughter is based on the Island of Dr. Moreau which I haven’t read.
7.Maria Emmerich of The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse cookbook. A healthy way of eating but her recipes are extravagant.
8.Christopher Ciccone (Madonna’s brother) in Life with my sister Madonna. I didn’t know existed until I read his book. I enjoy a good autobiography
9.Jenny Hale of Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses. This had me wanting to live inside the pages. I love getting into the Spirit of Christmas with a good book.
10.Sarah Morgan of Miracle on 5th Avenue. I will definitely read her other books.

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