Brotherhood of the World Award

I was nominated by the lovely Noriko to do this award that I’ve never heard of or seen around in the blogging world. Noriko and I have become really close friends since we met months ago. We talk on a regular basis via social media (it’s a wonderful thing) and I’ve just come to consider her one of my closest confidantes. I’m really glad I was nominated for this award by her because she asks some really good questions. I know I’m a slacker where tags and awards are concerned but, like I said, these are good questions so I can’t resist answering them. Here we go:[...]

Book Challenge Update

Since I’ve just finished the second half of the #BookCouplesChallenge on Twitter, I wanted today’s post to be about the books that I shared from Day 11 to day 20 (today).

Here is the meme again so you can see each days category:

Here are my picks:

Day 11: Forbidden – Sascha and Lucas in Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh[...]

Facebook Friday 11/17/17

Hey, hey! It’s Facebook Friday! A little late but better later than I usually post but better late than never right?

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.[...]

Albany Adder

Don’t freak out but snakes are important too! Today’s endangered species is one of the most endangered reptiles in the world; the Albany adder. The picture makes the snake look huge but most Albany adders are 12 inches or less in length. There is not too much about this species so this post is sadly, going to be a little short.[...]

Florida Recap: Part 3

The final installment on my Florida vacation. If you’ve been following so far, we crammed two amusement parks and a day at the beach in the span of three days. The fourth and final day, our flight back to Ohio was scheduled for 8pm. That means we have plenty of time to make our last day in Florida a good one. The weather took a little dip from the previous days. When we first arrived, it was 80ºF. The last day, day before Halloween, it was a chilly 47ºF in Florida! I was quite surprised because coming from a state where it can snow one day and be scorching the next, I expected Florida to have stagnant hot weather all the time. Clearly I was wrong but you know what? Nothing could ruin my day, not even cold weather.[...]

Florida Recap: Part 2

Following Islands of Adventure, we went into the next day bright and perky. One of my goals this trip was to see a beach; put my feet into the ocean. Orlando is in central Florida so there’s not a lot of beaches around. My friend and I googled a bit beforehand looking for some beaches that were close by that we could go splash in. We ended up coming across Cape Canaveral National Seashore which happens to be a national beach park that stretches for many miles. It’s undeveloped as well which means no building beach front properties on this stretch of beach; very natural. It’s about a 1 hour 20 minute drive from Orlando so we got a good headstart in the morning. I usually read on long trips in the car but I didn’t get enough sleep the night before and ended up sleeping the whole way there. By the time we got there it was a little cloudy but it was still a nice and toasty 80ºF. When you first get out of the car, you can hear the beach even though you cant see it. There’s a wooden ramp built up this hill that leads to the beach. There was a sign with beach rules with the very first one being “Know how to swim.” I don’t know how to 100% swim but I didn’t plan on going out deeper than what my feet could touch. We get to the beach, strip down and slowly inch forward to the tide. The water was warm but cold to our bodies initially. You know how you always have to acclimate to a body of water cause your natural temperature is so much warmer. But once we were in, we were in! The waves were so fun to splash in (and get knocked over by) but even though we had sand in all kinds of places and a mouthful or two of saltwater, it was one of the best days of the trip.[...]

Florida Recap: Part 1

I’m finally getting around to talking about Florida. Partly because I’m drawing a blank on what to write about today which also has to do with the fact that my reading slump was murdered yesterday when I binge read The Trouble with the Twelfth Grave in just under 4 hours as well as started a new book right behind it and can barely think of anything else. So, over my biscuit breakfast, I give you Florida.[...]

Facebook Friday 11/10/17

Hey, hey it’s Friday! A chilly one at that, at least in Northeast Ohio.

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

For the meme, I’m deciding to do something a little bit different. I came across this meme on Twitter actually and it’s a 30 Day challenge where each day you post a book couple that follows the topic of the day. I have to admit, I’m usually really bad at challenges but this one, I really got into. Today is day 10 and I would like to share with you my answers so far (because I can’t help spreading the book love especially when it comes to romance) So here’s the meme:[...]

Vaquita Revisited

Today’s endangered animal has been discussed on RT in the past. In fact, it was one of the first 5 posts when this series was started. I would like to revisit the species today to shed some more detail on this unique creature dubbed “the panda of the sea” because I came across an article that just makes me so sad for it.[...]

My Latest Obsession

In the last two weeks, maybe even three weeks, I’ve only read one book. That’s seriously unheard of for me. I can usually devour at least 3 books a week. So you can imagine, and I’ve said it before, my Goodreads challenge is desperately lagging behind. I’m pretty positive I’m going to fail it this year. It doesn’t help that I’d made it my mission to only read books I’ve never read before. Do you know how hard it is to not do a reread when the books are literally staring at you on your shelf?? Suffice to say, I’m never going to do that again and next year’s challenge will be filled with ALL KINDS of rereads. Plus, since I’ve gotten in the habit of leaving reviews on Goodreads, I figure I should probably go back and review the 400 or however many books I’ve read again… eventually. There’s still quite a bit of books I’ve read that are missing from my read list — like Harry Potter for example. Anyway, I digress.[...]