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I got a few new books this week. I was amazed at the fan art inside the hardcover of A Court of Wings and Ruin! I mean if the color isn’t gorgeous enough you will love what’s inside!

I also couldn’t handle NOT having read To Kill A Mockingbird, and it was in large print, so I had to get it.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown I’ve already read, but it was a library loan, so I decided to pick it up today since it was on sale for $5! That’s a steal.

I bought Maria Emmerich’s Ketogenic recipes in the 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse. She doesn’t use dairy. I’m noticing I get heartburn/acid reflux with dairy in my coffee 😦 It’s a beautiful fat book of Low-Carb High-Fat food.

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Goodreads Synopsis:
For those who are brand-new to keto and those who are getting back on track after falling off the wagon, the first 30 days on a ketogenic diet can be challenging. As the body adapts to burning fat (ketones) rather than sugar for fuel, cravings can arise, and some people find that they just don’t feel so great. Many fall victim to the temptation to give up before they can truly experience the benefits of being keto-adapted. The 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse isn’t like most juice or other cleanses where you starve throughout the entire process. Keto expert Maria Emmerich offers tasty whole-food recipes—all dairy-free and nut-free—that are filling and satisfying and keep cravings at bay. Plus, she offers helpful tips and tricks for making it through the adjustment period.

The 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse is a guidebook for healing the body from the inside out. Most people attempting a keto diet do it completely wrong. Maria Emmerich, on the other hand, bases this cleanse on a true, well-formulated ketogenic diet, helping readers reset their metabolism, regain health, lose weight, and tap into increased energy levels.

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The Indigo Exclusive Edition of A Court of Wings & Ruin will have coloured endpapers of fan art.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

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This fairy tale doesn’t end with a kiss… A spellbinding Immortals After Dark tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole!

The terrifying king of hell…

As a boy, Abyssian “Sian” Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster—just as she’s been reincarnated. Sian captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell.

Meets his match.

Princess Calliope “Lila” Barbot’s people have hated and feared Abyssian and his alliance of monsters for aeons. When the beastly demon imprisons her in his mystical castle, vowing revenge for betrayals she can’t remember, Lila makes her own vow: to bring down the wicked beast for good.

Can two adversaries share one happily-ever-after?

As Calliope turns hell inside out, the all-powerful Sian finds himself defenseless against his feelings for her. In turn, Lila reluctantly responds to the beast’s cleverness and gruff vulnerability. But when truths from a far distant past are revealed, can their tenuous bond withstand ages of deceit, a curse, and a looming supernatural war?

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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

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Coldtown was dangerous, Tana knew. A glamorous cage, a prison for the damned and anyone who wanted to party with them.
Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. And once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.
One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

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Following accusations that her scientist father gruesomely experimented on animals, sixteen-year-old Juliet watched as her family and her genteel life in London crumbled around her—and only recently has she managed to piece her world back together. But when Juliet learns her father is still alive and working on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the old accusations are true. Accompanied by her father’s handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward, Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father’s insanity. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it’s too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.

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It was so nice to finally be able to watch the continuing episodes to my favorite TV series this weekend. No I haven’t read any books lately but I did buy a Ketogenic cookbook I posted below.

We waited 4 bloody weeks for The 100!

Season 4 Episode 9: DNR *Do Not Resuscitate”*

What is going to happen to Raven?

We were left with Raven having another seizure in the rocket ship She had been talking to Becca whom she can only see and hear.

Everyone from Skaicru was packing up to go to the bunker but Indra, (who I’m beginning to hate) is always on the war path and wages war with King Roan of the Ice Nation, to settle the business of which people(s) will be safe inside the bunker from Priamfaya. They (tricru) cannot see themselves living together with the Azgeda, unfortunately. Skaicru looks like they will die for lack of a warrior. Until Octavia rides in on a horse with the words “I’m here for the war” on her lips. I doubt she will win the fight. My bet is on Luna IF ONLY SHE fulfill her role as Commander in Lexa’s place! The show is suffering because they have no commander. Clarke is not a truly born natblida aka night blood. Luna is though. And I’m pissed that she isn’t fighting. We’ve seen how good a fighter she is. A true warrior. She kicks ass, and that is what Skaicru and everyone else needs right now. I’m perplexed about Becca and Raven though. What the fuck is the ‘first commander’ doing? I was surprised to see Harper not wanting to leave with Monty. I am worried about her and Jasper and the others dying.

The Originals

Season 4 Episode 6: Bag of Cobras


The snake in everyone’s boot is none other than Dominic, the high priest of the Hollow. The Hollow is stealing children to eat but wants more power since ‘IT’ is a ghost. IT wants to be made alive. I feel this season is missing something. Sure Freya and Vincent can handle the witchy stuff, but I think I’m missing some homies from the Vampire Diaries or something.

In other news

I went 9 days on the Master Cleanse and made some beef bone broth on the 10th day. I am starting the ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting for 30 days. I need to lose weight and correct some health issues like Diabetes and High Blood Pressure so going low carb high fat is the way to go. I am excited to have lost 10 lbs already, and I feel better. I know I still have ways to go healthwise because I still have some numbing on my pinky finger and I have some gut issues. I joined a 60-day Keto challenge starting May 1st, to keep me accountable and for support.


So what is new in your world? Have you heard of the Ketogenic diet? Do you watch The 100 and/or The Originals? Let me know if you’ve seen DNR and A Bag of Cobras in the comments.
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My reading hasn’t been that impressive lately. There is nothing to report as I am struggling just to get through A Court of Mist and Fury. I’m not enjoying it as much as I expected to. Perhaps I’m just in a reading rut? I barely finished The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15) by J.R. Ward, which I thought was OK but I DNF’d Arcana Rising. I gave up on Arcana Chronicles series because I decided it wasn’t worth my time anymore. It had to be the YA factor coupled with the narrator’s voice that got on my last nerve. Emma Galvin’s voice sometimes sounds a bit coarse like a brillo pad, although I did like her in Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.

I started on the Master Cleanse and Sunday will be Day 5 of fasting strictly on freshly squeezed organic lemons, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. I also do the salt water cleanse in the morning. I’ve done this cleanse before and have had good results. The first time I did it for ten days, and I felt great. This time around I’ve had light headaches, and I developed a stye in my eye, but it is going away. Things like this are to be expected to get better and release toxins out of your body. The reason I’m doing it is that I feel my diabetes is out of control and I want to get my health back. I have type 2 diabetes and DO NOT want to take insulin! So, this is the only way I know that is going to help my diabetes. Already by the first day, I felt ten times better. I have long ways to go, but I intend to stick it out the full 10 days at least. I think the Ketogenic Diet is something to consider especially if you are diabetic.

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I hope everyone is enjoying the Easter weekend. If it isn’t filled with mounds of chocolate, it is mountains of snow that are being dumped on us. Brilliant. I don’t think I can remember it ever snowing on Easter.

What’s new on my shelf this week?

The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15) by J.R Ward
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Shadow’s Seduction (The Dacians #2) by Kresley Cole

From the Library

The Shape of Things To Come by H.G. Wells
Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole

I binge watched The Walking Dead on Netflix and Season 7 broadcast on Youtube. Because of that, I was curious about what Dr. Eugene was reading and I had to get the book The Shape Of Things To Come by H.G. Wells.

S05E05 – Self Help. Eugene is reading H.G. Wells’ The Shape of Things to Come.

I am addicted, and I can’t wait for season 8. I am debating if I should get some graphic novel of TWD. So I went downtown today and learned that HMV Canada has closed all their stores :/ WTH? Where else are we to get movies and Funko pops? I am pissed about that because now I’ll have to get the shit I want online which makes me have to wait even longer for said shit.

I am participating in the Month in Review Challenge

February’s reading slump made me realize how much I ❤ The 100 TV show!

Surviving makes strong warriors out of the hundred, and they are all great characters. My favorite after three seasons is John Murphy because he is tortured the most.

When Murphy is found outside the camp, he is tortured and made a tool by the enemy for biological warfare putting everyone in danger of being contaminated with a sickly toxin.

Ninety-seven years after the destruction of planet Earth, the council of the Sky Crew sends 100 delinquent teens to Earth to test the survivability of the world. They discover Earth is survivable, but they rebel against the Arks elders. Some of them find the strength they never knew they had making heroes and warriors of themselves to save their people.

John Murphy is banished by his friends and tortured by his enemies and is hated by everyone, but he comes back again and again. I love Clarke, but killing Finn, the one who loved her was not ok. It took me awhile to warm up to Bellamy as his decisions weren’t the best for everyone only himself. Octavia falls in love with Lincoln, her kidnapper and grounder, and kind of goes off by herself and learns to fight and kill. I thought after all Octavia did for Lincoln, sacrificing himself was an ungrateful and terrible mistake when he gets shot in the head. This show has great characters with its twists and turns making it incredible. Eg. King Roen of the Ice nation and Lexa Kom tricru. It was exciting to watch, and I miss them all so much. It hurts how badly I miss them.

The Sky Crew’s mission is to get to the ground before the Ark runs out of air. Parts of the ship crashed, but the lucky ones who made it are subjected to many threats and people.  Mountain men, Tree people aka grounders, Reapers, and Ice Nation.

Season 4 The Tinder Box was fantastic!

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Ice Nation is on the move towards the Ark to take it over, but Tyler is bent on killing Roen, the King of the Ice Nation. He almost starts a war, but Bellamy talks him down.
Raven and the crew are in Becca’s Lab when Raven has a seizure. She realizes she has part of Becca’s mind inside her still and is willing to risk her life to save everyone. They uncover a rocket ship, and that is very exciting.
Ilian blows up the Ark. Bastard. I hope both sides execute him for that because Ilian just wrecked their blood oaths/plans. This was an incredible episode, and it will be interesting to see how they plan on getting night blood to save people from dying of radiation poisoning. Apparently, Becca produced night blood in space and Raven is stoked about blasting off in the rocket she found.
Mansion_2x16Since the Ark is gone, they need to find somewhere else to go. I want them to go to A.l.l.i.e.’s mansion or maybe it will be Murphy who decides to hide out there IDK, but it should hold a lot of people. The room is big enough. I hope nothing bad happens to Raven, though. I don’t know how Luna is going to help Skaicru or if the girl (Indra’s daughter), the one who stole the flame will even seek Luna to be the next commander.  Octavia is alive but she is badly hurt, and she needs medical help.  I only hope Sky crew and the Ice Nation can work together just as Clarke envisions.

Was Abby hallucinating Clarke having radiation sickness? Or was Raven projecting? At any rate, Sky Crew needs to work fast if they are to survive the next six months.

Season 4 Trailer on Youtube

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I have been in a reading slump for over a month, so I binged watched The 100, and Vampire Diaries on Netflix.  I didn’t read much in February. However, I LOVED watching The 100! In fact, I am obsessed, and I cannot wait for the next episode which airs next Thursday.
Season 4 The Tinder Box was fantastic! The Ice Nation are on the move to take over the Ark and Tyler is hellbent on killing Roen, The King of the Ice Nation. I mean, who doesn’t want him dead? I don’t. Neither does Clarke.

 

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1f4afTo help me deal with the hangover I purchased The 100 book series, and am currently reading the second book, Day 21, but I have to say the TV show is way better because the characters are better and I miss them <3!

And I found a few of the Vampire Diaries at a local dollar store.

I also picked up Blood Vow by J.R. Ward from the Library because I ❤ the black dagger brotherhood!

There are a lot of books that I would like to read, but as I said, I have not been able to read much of anything.

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Last week Jan 22nd on Jackie’s Forget Me Nots

This week I didn’t watch anything good on Netflix to the variable of Shadowhunter/S2.E4. The directing still sucks.

In Other News

Mary Tyler Moore died. “She could turn the world on with her smile, she could take a lonely day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile.” Lol, Most of you guys probably don’t remember that show, but I used to watch it. I am still younger than Mary by a short lifetime.

Book News

It felt like time went by so fast this week.
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I got two books from the library, The Arcana Chronicles books 2&3 and made recommendations for some audiobooks hoping that maybe someone else would appreciate listening to the audiobook as well!
I managed my reading challenges and wrote a book review for Endless Knight.

I also bought the most expensive Kindle book I own for $19.99 CDN!

I have another book on hold to pick up at the library tomorrow.I can’t wait for this one. Fateful sounds exciting taking us out to sea.

Fateful

A tragic tale about falling in love on the world’s most infamous ill-fated sea voyage as heroine, Tess, discovers darker secrets that lie beneath the doomed crossing. and a hidden brotherhood that threatens to tear her lover from her forever.

In Food News

I made a salad from a new recipe I found on youtube. It looked good and didn’t taste bad, but it wasn’t great either. I might’ve put in too much almond butter:/
RECIPE!
Salad-
1 napa cabbage chopped
1/4 head of red cabbage chopped
1/4 c carrots shredded
1/4 cucumber diced
2 tbsp raw almonds minced
2 green onions diced
1/4 c cilantro minced
juice 1/2 lime

Dressing-
4tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp coconut amino’s
1/8 tsp (each) garlic & ginger powder
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp maple syrup

Here is a list of book tubers that I liked watching this week.

Subscribe to them and show them some love. I look at their videos because it takes the monotony out of my day.

I hope everyone else’s week was more exciting than mine :/

AuthorLove

Welcome to the Author Love Challenge! The rules for this challenge are pretty straight forward.

  1. Pick an author that you love and wish you’d read more of their books.
  2. Set a goal to read x number of books by that author by the end of the year. You can make your goal to read all their books, but all we ask is that your goal is at least 5.
  3. Announce your participation, author, and goal in a blog post, Goodreads post, FB post, etc. and link up below.Sign up by December 1, 2017.
  4. Have fun finally catching up with a favorite author!

One of my favorite authors is Karen Marie Moning in which I have read all of her books. There have been authors where I liked one of their series but not all of them. One such example is Rachel Vincent. Could not finish Soul Screamers but I enjoyed her Stray series.

There are many books that I would like to read so I am not making any promises that I will get around to reading all on the list I might like to read something from an author I haven’t yet read from. cough Leigh Bardugo.

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I live an uneventful life at the moment.

I watched eight OA segments on Netflix. (I still don’t know what the letters stand for. ‘away’?) Anyway, the “OA” is a girl who has gone batshit crazy. She succeeds in deceiving five others to accomplish her motives to save a ton of people from dying in a school shooting. I don’t know how she knows these things, but she believes herself an angel and that she can heal people by making crazy dance moves. I think she suffers trauma from being kidnapped and held captive for so many years in a basement. The captor/scientist is a cuckoo, and the whole thing is strange. I am intrigued, though. Still, I have no idea what the next episode will bring.

In other news…

I decide to sign up for Netgalley right? Because all’s I want is an ARC for my next favorite read. Ok. It turns out most arcs are e-books, which is, not quite what I expected, but that’s fine. I am a person who usually doesn’t read a book unless I hear lots of good things about it. I don’t get that impression from perusing the selection of titles they had. I wouldn’t want to read any of them. Ok? So, I realize even if there is something I’d like to request, it probably wouldn’t be available in Canada. I decide I can’t be bothered with that; it’s a waste of time and frustration. I’d just as soon wait for a book to be released. I know we can’t always get what we want, but in this case, it just isn’t worth it.
Netgalley did allow me an advanced e-book of Twisted Desire by Sharon Kay from Victory Editing before I canceled my account.

You know what I thought about Twisted Desire?

It reminds me of a comic book without pictures. I could not imagine a thing happening because there were no beautiful pictures to look at, and the writing was awful. You wouldn’t think that from the cover right? In fact, I did not know what I was reading although I tried. hard. It hurt my brain. So much, I could not continue after two chapters. I really couldn’t. That is how bad it was. Sorry!

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I can’t wait to read this duo and ACOTAR series in 2017.

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Paperbacks from The Book Depository

The first installments will be coming in the mail hopefully Monday next week. The Book Depository should have sent me the first two books first. Oh well. I feel like I’m going to enjoy them more. Even though I can’t count Six of Crows towards the 2017 New Release Reading Challenge, I don’t mind. A Court of Wings and Ruin which releases in May of 2017 will count – just as soon as I finish the others: P I should have bought the Six of Crows Box Set Duology because I think the colored sided pages are beautiful. Anyway
What new book did you add to your shelf this week?

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