Formerly of Jenny Loves to Read Blog

Formerly of Jenny Loves to Read
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Saturday, January 10, 2015

2015 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

I know I said this blog would be different and it will be.  However this challenge is hosted by my dear friend Amy of Passages to the Past.
Rules are this:

  1. Sign up with a post if you have a blog
  2. Choose your level of participation.  Mine will be Renaissance Reader - 10 books. Very achievable for me.
  3. Add your review links, including name and book title to the review page each month on Passages to the Past.
  4. As for books that are allowed, any sub-genre of historical fiction is accepted (Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult, etc.)

I got tired of HF for a while, but recently read one (The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak) which whetted my appetite for more.  So come join us for some reading adventures across time!

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Book Review: Every Which Way But But Dead by Kim Harrison

Every Which Way But Dead (The Hollows, #3)

Book 3 in The Hollows Series

From Goodreads:

There's no witch in Cincinnati tougher, sexier, or more screwed up than bounty hunter Rachel Morgan, who's already put her love life and soul in dire jeopardy through her determined efforts to bring criminal night creatures to justice.

Between "runs," she has her hands full fending off the attentions of her blood-drinking partner, keeping a deadly secret from her backup, and resisting a hot new vamp suitor.

Rachel must also take a stand in the war that's raging in the city's underworld, since she helped put away its former vampire kingpin - and made a deal with a powerful demon to do so that could cost her an eternity of pain, torment, and degradation.

And now her dark "master" is coming to collect his due.

My Thoughts:

A while back I was looking for a good series, that was not too thinky, enjoyable, fun, and easy to read.  a friend recommend Kim Harrison's series and it has paid off.  You can probably pick up any one up to read, but I would recommend starting at the beginning.  The world that Harrison has created is interesting and makes for a better overall experience.  The short version: werewolves, witches, demons, vampires, etc. have always existed under the surface.  Hidden and keeping quiet and to themselves.  Then genetically modified tomatoes (hmm how timely) created a disease among normal humans wiping out about half of the population, leaving the door open for things that go bump in the night.  Both societies learned to co-exist in this new world.

The main character is Jinx a witch who tends to get herself into trouble.  She is best friends with a vampire and a pixie and they have a detective agency together, for lack of a better term.  They live in an old church and the stories flow from there.  The characters and problems in each book are interesting and tend to build on one another.  But with this boo I have noticed it's easy for anyone to dive in.  This world and characters are easy to imagine, and the pages fly by.  These books are fun and not too fantasy like.

So if you're looking for something light, interesting, and enjoyable, pick up one of these.
and thanks to my friend for his great recommendation!

**sidebar on my reviews: no more ratings, and I only review some of the books I read.  I' also  not accepting books for review anymore. This is fun not work :)

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy 2015!


Happy 2015!  the past year was wonderful, more good things happened than i can say.  I love my job even though it kicks my ass, my boss is awesome, hubby and i are working hard to make the dream come true (tropical living), and got things accomplished around the house.
So what's next?

Well my goals for 2015 are not lofty...

1. Stay in better touch with blogger friends.  You know who you are.
2. Possibly write some reviews.  Nothing fancy, just the basics.  Otherwise keep track of all books read on Goodreads.
3. Get my knitting project page on Ravelry straightened up.
4. Lose 10-20 pounds and get healthier.  Yes this should be #1 but too much pressure and things go to shit, to be honest.

So what are your goals in 2015?  Also, thanks for sticking with me.  I appreciate it!


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