Jackie's Forget Me Nots

No vase can overflow if you never fill it up.

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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.

35438635Forget Me Not by Willow Winters
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

20 thoughts on “The Weekend Post

  1. Greg says:

    I have Scythe to read and while it never struck me as something I’d want to read, a blogger sent it to me and loved it so I’m going to give it a shot! And your words about it just confirm that it sounds really interesting! Glad that you liked it. 🙂

    https://gregsbookhaven.blogspot.com/

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    1. Jackie says:

      Oh Thank You! I hope you do give it a try and love it like I do. Cheers!

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  2. I agree with the spoilers and review thing. But there are instances where people look at reviews, and they’re trying to see if the book is worth the read without being spoiled in the process. So I guess everyone has different opinions on this.

    Have a great week!

    Anne @ The Reading Life

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    1. Jackie says:

      I know. Did I spoil it? Also the free WordPress should really do something about a spoiler link that we can insert in our post

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  3. I want to read Scythe, too! I’ve heard so many good things about it! And I’m very, very curious.
    Spoiler tags are the best – I have that already, as I’m self-hosted. However, for those who follow me through e-mail, the tags don’t work. Which makes me sad.
    You got some very good-looking new books this week, Jackie. I hope you’ll enjoy them all.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

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    1. Jackie says:

      Thanks Lexxie I hope you get to read Scythe. I heard it’s a great book for teachers 🙂

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  4. Oh wow, they all look great. I hope you enjoy them all, especially Forget Me Not since it’s calling my name. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. 😁❤️

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    1. Jackie says:

      Thank you! It does sound like my blog name lol 🙂

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  5. Scythe sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!

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    1. Jackie says:

      Thank you! You too!

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  6. Hope you enjoy the continuation of Scythe, Jackie! Forget Me Not sounds chilling, but I’m really curious! Sometimes I like a darker read. Enjoy your books! 🙂

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    1. Jackie says:

      Thank You so much!

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  7. fuonlyknew says:

    Quite the nice haul, Jackie. And yeah for getting wi fi fixed! Mine kept going out but seems to have settled down now. Happy reading.

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Jackie says:

      I don’t understand it personally because I don’t have a cell phone but I know I have wifi because of my internet provider, so why can’t they get a signal? It is beyond me. It is by fluke that it is even working because I don’t know what I did lol. Anyway…

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  8. asreadbytina says:

    Forget Me Not sounds so good, I added it to my TBR and when I went to check Amazon to see how much it is, it came up as I already own it. I don’t even remember buying it but I plan to read it soon. It sounds so good. I’m so glad your wi-fi is fixed! I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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    1. Jackie says:

      Thanks, Tina! I hope it’s as good as it sounds

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  9. I just saw that Strange the Dreamer was on sale again on Audible and I’m debating getting it. I tried reading it when it came out, but I just wasn’t in the mood. Maybe an audio will do the trick. Wifi issues suck. I’ve been having some lately myself, and it always tends to happen at the worst moments.

    I hope you have a great week this week!

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  10. everyfreechance says:

    Looks like some great books! Have a good week!

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  11. I was just pondering Scythe on the Barnes and Noble sale for teen books right now (3 for $30). It looks excellent. Good to see it around.

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  12. Scythe was interesting. Haven’t moved onto the next book, but I will. You have a great haul Jackie. Enjoy! ❤️

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