January 30, 2018

Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I Read

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Books I Can’t Believe I Read

1. 11/22/63 by Stephen King. I hate politics! I don't care about the president of the United States but I was determined to read a Stephen King Novel and I saw this book in the second-hand store for cheap so I thought why not.
2. Opus Dei. An Investigation into the Powerful, Secretive Society within the Catholic Church by Michael Walsh
3. A Course In Miracles Combined Volume: Text, Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers, 2nd Edition. I feel this book really helped me with an emotional problem and I'm thankful for it.
4. The Giver. I used to clean classrooms and one class was reading The Giver by Lois Lowry. I was curious to see what it was about so I read it.
5. Blessed Sister M. Faustina Kowalska Diary Divine Mercy In My Soul. This is a very heavy spiritual book.
6. The Lamb's Supper The Mass As Heaven On Earth by Scott Hahn. This book helped me to understand what happens during Mass. It is something extraordinary.
7. The Gargoyle Code by Dwight Longenecker is like The Screwtape Letters
8. Fat Dad, Fat Kid One Father and Son's Journey to take power away from the "F-word" Shay Butler Gavin Butler.
9. The Synagogue of Satan by Andrew Carrington Hitchcock. The secret history of Jewish World Domination
10. The Visions of The Children by Janice T. Connell

January 24, 2018

My Favorite.... Biography

My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it... The world can be a dark place and it’s to share something positive.

My favourite. . . Biography is I Am Ozzy.

My Review

I love reading Biographies of famous people and it was a pleasure to read this one because I have always been a big fan of Black Sabbath and fascinated with Ozzy Osbourne. He's an interesting guy. Granted his younger years was fraught with booze parties and drugs and that is how he became so dependent on them. Wasn't everyone in the sixties and seventies? I Am Ozzy is very funny as well. He takes us along on his journey of how he starts off and later becomes the singer of Black Sabbath. By the time Black Sabbath splits and Ozzy becomes a sensation, I wasn't at all interested in him as a solo artist. Together with his wife and manager Sharon Osbourne, he is a sort of legend and I enjoyed very much watching The Osbournes reality TV series. A few of his close friends died tragically but that didn't deter his alcohol addiction, in fact, it probably made it worse. He once pissed on the Alamo but never realized it and gets in trouble.


In 2010 Jack Osbourne produced a documentary about Ozzy‘s life titled “Wreckage Of My Past (The Story Of Ozzy Osbourne)“.

January 23, 2018

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About

I really liked The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne and it hasn't been that long since I binge-read the series. 2013? For those who aren't aware, you can find out more about them on his website.  Atticus and his talking dog Oberon are a cute pair. There are at least 9 novels written so far and I can't remember much about each of 'em by just looking at the title
I need to re-read them maybe? What I know is
⇢there was a coven of witches in Hexed,
⇢a vampire in Hounded,

⇢what comes next is Hammered ⇤(I think Atticus was in another universe or in hell? I can't remember)

Hunted was about Atticus being chased by the goddess of the hunt Diana and Artemis I think.

⇢I DNF'd Staked  I lost interest.

Hunted by Karen Robards. I can't tell you what this is about. I have no idea but it was good apparently

Born Blue by Han Nolan. I vaguely remember this one but liked it.

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I started reading this book a long time ago and never finished but I don't remember much of anything. I still plan on reading it someday, just not yet :)

The Morganville Vampires, Volume 2 by Rachel Caine

Hot Mama (Bigtime #2) by Jennifer Estep

January 20, 2018

Review: Aurora Sky

Aurora Sky

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1 by Nikki Jefford

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter is a lab rat or freak whichever way you look at it. She dies in a car accident but then gets taken and kidnapped by some special air force agent Melcher, in which they create vampire hunters out of people. Their explanation is she has unique blood. Type AB negative. The book doesn't go into detail about their Frankenstein experiments only that she awakens in their lab and is alive. Anyhow, Aurora is in service to Melcher's demands from here on out which involve dangerous missions to kill evil vampires, and she is the bait. Her training is flexible as they work around her school schedule and Melcher doesn't appear to be a bad guy...
In the meantime, she meets a boy whom neither of them knows much about the other. His name is Fane, short for Francesco. It turns out he is a hundred and fifty-year-old vampire. Uh, yea.

I was appalled that Aurora didn't know Fane was a vampire because it was so obvious. Another thing is all of Aurora's girlfriends are informants and they work for Melcher! That proves interesting. Regardless when Aurora almost gets herself killed, again, Fane saves her life.
There is also another male in her life, but we won't talk about him. Suffice it to say he is a Vampire Hunter too, but it appears Aurora's mom fancies him more than Aurora does.


"We have saved your life and you, in turn, will save the lives of hundreds.” Jefford, Nikki. Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter (p. 23). Nikki Jefford. Kindle Edition.

About the Author 

Nikki Jefford is a third-generation Alaskan now living in the Pacific Northwest with her French husband and their Westie, Cosmo. When she's not reading or writing she enjoys taking long walks and motorcycling. Lifelong nature and animal lover with a fondness for hot chocolate, tea, wine, and baked goods.

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January 18, 2018

Review: Scythe


Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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Paperback, 435 pages
Published November 28th, 2017 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Narrator: Greg Tremblay

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
You can read more of my thoughts about it HERE


Oh, Mylanta! This book is amazing. Scythe is a cutting-edge story but it begs the question if humanity had somehow become victorious over death, then why did they still die? Also, people were even afraid of dying at the hands of the Scythes. Why in the hell did the Scythes get that power? Because it seemed like if a person was gleaned, they were dead permanently not just temporarily. Like when someone got run over by a truck or jumped out of a window like Tyger, who died over and over only for kicks just so he could get high off of nanites aka painkillers. I want whatever Tyger was on lol. I hope the next book will offer some answers.

I also understand scythes were used to control the population. Do they choose to call it 'gleaning' instead of murder because they still had a conscience? Some honourable Scythes do have a conscience, and I consider them good. Those that show no signs of one are bad like Scythe Goddard.

If I compare the world I know to that world it felt very much the same where humanity was concerned. It only starts to look strange and unusual when you factor in Scythedom. All the noble and less than essential qualities exist in both worlds apparently. I.e., love, hate, fear. Nobody wants to show scythes any hospitality or kindness. Only out of fear. I imagine we would all be scared of the reaper of souls if it were your soul that was next to die.
That is why I liked Citra. She is a feisty and brave girl in the face of death.
Rowan? He is misunderstood from the get-go, and I kinda like him.
Honourable Scythe Curie and Faraday are Badass hahaha! They both take their job seriously and responsibly

The relationship between Citra and Rowen is promising because they both love each other and I love that! By the end, I love that Rowen becomes a type of Batman. Lol.

"According to the rumour, there is someone out there who is seeking out corrupt, despicable scythes. . . and ending their existence by fire. One thing is certain: He's not an ordained scythe. And yet people have started to call him Scythe Lucifer" - From the gleaning journal of H.S. Anastasia
When a scythe is ordained, by law, they have to keep a journal. In fact, it's commandment number 6.


Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Narrated by Greg Tremblay
Series: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins

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 idea and concept of 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 suffering or death or sickness and disease? Revelation 21:4 Except without scythes. 

About the Author:

Neal Shusterman is the author of many novels for young adults, including Unwind, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers, Everlost, and Downsiders, which was nominated for twelve state reading awards. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows such as Animorphs and Goosebumps. The father of four children, Neal lives in southern California. 
Website: http://www.storyman.com

Ten Ways To Listen to Audiobooks

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Top 10 Ways to Listen to Audiobooks

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  3. Get some running/sleep phones ←(link to my Wordpress blog post) so you can listen while you exercise
  4. OR if you have trouble falling asleep
  5. Listen while doing dishes or some other rote chore
  6. OR when taking a bath
  7. How many of you need something to listen to when putting on makeup?
  8. When you go shopping at the grocery store
  9. While you read a book in your favourite spot/chair/couch by listening along
  10. If you live in a building where you have to do laundry in a separate area, you can hear while you wait.

January 17, 2018

My Favorite. . . Audiobook

My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books . In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it... The world can be a dark place, and it’s to share something positive.

My Favorite ..... audiobook

When I listened to Karen Marie Moning's  Immortal Highlander series and Fever Series I fell in love with the books mostly due to the narrators' stellar performances and because I love Moning's Scottish Highlanders and Fevers' Jericho Barrons. Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross make these books come to life and make all the difference in the world.

Oh ya baby, Love Karen Marie Moning's Fever series!
Any audiobook of the Fever series narrated by Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross

Something happened with Phil Gigante. Rumour was that he was charged with sexual misconduct or some sexual deviousness and so Karen replaced him with Jim Frangione and Amanda Leigh Cobb.

Burned by Karen Marie Moning Narrated by Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross Fever, Book 7 Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins

WWW Wednesdays

This is a weekly meme hosted at Taking on a World of Words where we answer the three questions listed below

What are you currently reading?

I am reading Scythe by Neal Shusterman.
"I love the concept that humans live forever without suffering, sickness or death. Scythe is so cool. I love this book! The author has "gleaned" bits of facts and fiction and has created a new America world."-  Jackie Briere
Food in Scythe: What is Hasenpfeffer
Cartoon reference: Roadrunner and wily coyote.
"Immortality has turned us all into cartoons."- from the gleaning journal of H.S. Curie

What did you recently finish reading? 

History Is All You Left Me. The question is did Griffin get his history right?

What do you think you’ll read next?

X-It -by Jane George. I needed to read a title that begins with the letter X for my AtoZ Reading Challenge and I found it.

January 16, 2018

Top 10 Tuesday Bookish Resolutions & Goals

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This week on Top 10 we are discussing Bookish Resolutions/Goals and linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl
I am not comfortable with making resolutions in general, and the reason is it can set you up for failure but if it makes you happy then whatever. I would be happy just to complete ten books I want to read in 2018. I realize how my feelings affect my reading. For the life of me, I can't seem to concentrate on getting through the pages of a book faster than a turtle. Really? I think it has to do with my emotions. I don't know why it has been a struggle lately. It feels like when I was little. When I could read well, but lack comprehension. That is the main reason I had an aversion to books. I couldn't understand what I read! I mean I LOVED TO READ, and I still do, but it's just that I find it hard to concentrate.
Like I'm staring at a word, but my brain doesn't register. I'm numb. Thank God for audiobooks though! It's infuriating and debilitating as well. Oh well, so that is it. I've also run into some MORE OBSTACLES! Over the course of Christmas and New Years, Oh what Joy! 1. my kindle is not connecting to wi-fi, 2. my TV is not changing channels, 3. and NOW my iPod is cutting out in the middle of an audiobook! It's been one BIG FRUSTRATING BOOKISH CLUSTER@#CK! Why Oh Why??!! I CAN'T BLOODY READ!! My goals look and feel like somebody pressed the reset, again and again. And why does Goodreads count a book and audiobook as being read twice and therefore I read four books when I've only read 3?

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Book Bite Reviews has read 4 books toward her goal of 60 books.

My Ten Bookish Goals & Resolutions

  • I don't plan on reading more than sixty books in the Goodreads Challenge this year, so hopefully, I will be able to find some books that I like
  • I added six new books to my shelf in the first week of January alone! So for me, a no-book-buying pledge is in order, since buying books is expensive!
  • I will be making use of my library more often this year. I live near one so why not. 
  • Organize my bookshelves and clear out old books and make room for new ones
  • I need to see what I can do about getting an Ipad though, so I can read ebooks and listen to audiobooks on one device. Would that be an Ipad? lol
  • I have a lot of ebooks on my Kindle that I need to tackle. A lot of them have been free over the years so I might be able to delete some after I finish reading them maybe? You think?
  • I'd love to partake in a read-a-long
  • I want to read a bunch of Novellas in November.
  • Join a new reading challenge: The Moody Reader Challenge
  • I also love the idea of reading a book from AtoZ

I look forward to seeing what everyone else's goals are. 

January 12, 2018

Friday Finds ~ Scythe by Neal Shusterman

FRIDAY FINDS… is where you share the book titles you discovered or heard about during the past week. These can be books you were told about, books you discovered while browsing blogs/bookstores online, or books that you actually purchased.

I first heard of this book from Natasha Polis aka Tashapolis and Christine Riccio aka (xtinemay).
It's a nice idea that death and dying, sickness and disease would come to an end and pass away. Can you imagine? It's not scary to me but it's how we get there that is the scary part. Scythe is about immortality and death. I'd like to live in a world where there is no pain or suffering anymore  and no more dying. right? I believe in the power of positive thinking and Imagination is the power of books. I liked the cover of this book nevermind the "killing" aspect. A scythe just makes the story more interesting. cutting edge? shall we say? lol


If there was anything of value that I learnt so far is that it would really suck to live forever in our sinful state because we would probably push people in front of cars, wishing they were dead or kill them for just hating them or for whatever reason we had. Just like Citra did. Only they would not die and neither would it irradicate the hateful feelings. I can't imagine the horror! It would be horrible. I mean what monsters would we be? Even if immortality promises you would regenerate body parts as much as that sounds cool, think again. NOT IN OUR SINFUL CONDITION IT WOULDN'T!

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) by Neal Shusterman

πŸ‘‚Audiobook Narrated by Greg Tremblay

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor-winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award-winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price. 

About the author

Neal Shusterman is the author of many novels for young adults, including Unwind, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers, Everlost, and Downsiders, which was nominated for twelve state reading awards. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows such as Animorphs and Goosebumps. The father of four children, Neal lives in southern California.

January 10, 2018

Books I'm Desperately Wanting - Waiting On Wednesday

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we are desperately wanting. Generally, they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Books I’m Desperately Waiting for

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare The Dark Artifices Book Three. I LOVE The Dark Artifices so I must have and cannot wait for this one. The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare have never disappointed me.
My Plain Jane Co-authors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows. I read Lady Jane at the end of 2016. I was thrilled and excited to have enjoyed this humorous twist of a tale in Historical England and I won't pass up on it now.
The Thief by J.R. Ward is a novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. What can I say? It's an addiction I suppose
Blood Fury A Black Dagger Legacy novel by J.R. Ward Again the Black Dagger Legacy spinoff is just as bad but continues with what I love most about the novels. The Vampire Boys of The Brotherhood.
High Voltage by Karen Marie Moning. The Fever Series will always be a favourite of mine. I have read ALL her books which includes The Immortal Highlander novels. I plan on reading every single thing she writes. I am obsessed!

My Favorite.. Moment To Write My Reviews

My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books that started on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it... The world can be a dark place and it’s to share something positive.

My Favorite... Moment To Write My Reviews

It has been awhile since I wrote a proper review. I type my thoughts in notepad as a first draft and then I edit it from there before it goes live on Goodreads. Then, I either publish it on Jackie's Bookbytes OR Jackie's Forget Me Nots and sometimes tweet about it. When I do write a review, I generally write down what I thought about the book and what I want to say right after I finish reading it. The more I like the book, the easier it is to write about. If I didn't like the book it meant I wasn't really paying attention enough and/or it wasn't interesting enough which leads to no review. When the book is still fresh in my mind and has left its mark on my soul (lol), I feel that's a good moment. When I remember what I liked about it and can easily process my thoughts, then, that is when it is a good moment for me to write about it. Otherwise, I soon lose interest in the book and my feelings and emotions are soon forgotten.IDK. I want to capture how the book made me feel, in my review. At least I try. I never am good at remembering names, places or details very well, so there is a bit of time to get all the facts straight but in general, I write my reviews (thoughts) right after I read the book whether it is night or day.

January 9, 2018

Review: The Fireman

The Fireman by Joe Hill

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Fireman, written by Joe Hill (King) and narrated by Kate Mulgrew.πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ’
The best narrator there ever was or will be haha!

When John, the fireman Rookwood and Harper Grayson-Willowes meet the first time, she is (the only) nurse on staff in a hospital full of sick patients waiting in a lineup a mile long. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a man with a fireman outfit steps out of line carrying a little boy in his arms insisting no, demanding, they do something for the boy. He was taken seriously eventually, and the boy treated for a ruptured appendix. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is being wiped out on a catastrophic, apocalyptic scale from Dragonscayle. A spore that infects you from ash and can kill you making you burst into flames if you let it. Nobody is safe from the fires but John Rookwood has found a way to deal with it instead.
I usually don't like reading about apocalyptic end-of-the-world scenarios, because I can't handle the endless carnage and human waste and suffering. However, I never felt hope was lost in The Fireman. Right up until the end there was a glimmer of hope that everything (the world surrounding Harper) was going to be Ok. It didn't feel like all was lost for Harper's little group, at least the situations they encountered were not insufferable all the time. I was right.

Although the nature of humanity was sick as ever, I could relate lol

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Teaser Tuesday : The Fireman

Host The Purple Booker

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday. Here is where you can share a quote or two from your current read.

  1. Start by grabbing your current read 
  2. Open to a random page
  3. Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  4. Be careful not to include any spoilers
  5. Share the title & author, too, so if other participants like they may add the book 

The Fireman by Joe Hill Chapter 9 Book 4 -Marlboro Man page 328

What was hers belonged to all, according to the old rules of camp--but she was writing her own rules now. If liquor and smokes could buy the Fireman's secrets, then camp would have to do without. (from the protagonists, Harper's POV)

January 5, 2018

2018 Library Love Challenge

hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures and Brooke Blogs!

I’m looking forward to a great year full of lots of awesome reads from my local public library.

My Library where I go to pick up books. nichollslibrary

The Nicholls Family Library is located in Westbrook CTrain Station. It is behind the glass windows on the main floor platform of the only underground station in Calgary. Very convenient as I only live a couple blocks away. The library recently relocated here last year. It is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday from 12 noon- 5 pm. The Westbrook Mall is right across the parking lot. You can see on the right-hand side part of it which would be WalMart.

Library Love Challenge's bookshelf: read
Library Love Challenge 55 members This group will be to talk about, share, and discuss the books we snagged/read during the Library Love Challenge. The event is run by Angel's Guilty Pleasures & Bea's Book Nook. In 2018 Brooke Blogs will be co-hosting with me. Thank you for joining.

Books we've read

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January 3, 2018

The 8th annual End of Year Book Survey!

Hosted by Jaime @perpetualpageturner
I know I'm late but I only saw this yesterday (Jan 2, 2018), and I wanted to do it because it's interesting.

2017 Reading Stats

click the pic to view #myyearinbooks
Number Of Books You Read: 53
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From. Fantasy

Best In Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2017? Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? Feversong by Karen Marie Moning. I live 4 the next book, but I didn't love it as much as I expected to.
3. Most surprising (in a right way or wrong way) book you read?
A Court of Mist and Fury. It was awful! As you can see by my review, it fell short of what I expected from Feyre and Sarah J. Maas. To hear her complain about her life in this book was so disappointing. I was bored with it and so over her ordeal at the end of book one. A Wonder Woman she was not.
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)? I don't know about pushing the book on people, but Heartless was my first book I read in 2017 that I wanted others to learn as well.
5. Best series you started in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017? Best Series Ender of 2017? I started Queen of the Tearling. I was of the impression Feversong was the last book ending the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning, but I saw there will be another book released in 2018. High Voltage book #10. So. Oops.   
6. Favorite new author, you discovered in 2017? Erika Johansen, Leigh Bardugo
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? Philippa Gregory- Alice Hartley's Happiness. I don't usually read historical fiction and contemporary fiction.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Cassandra Clare's Dark Artifice #2 Lord of Shadows!
9. Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year? Feversong by Karen Marie Moning.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017? A Court of Thorns and Roses
11. The most memorable character of 2017? Feyre
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017? A Court of Thorns and Roses
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2017? Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin #3)by Robin LaFevers with Annith as the strong female character and Balthazaar as Death.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read? Four by Veronica Roth!
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017?
“I love you more eternal than pi.”
― Karen Marie Moning, Feversong
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?
The shortest book with 29 pages was Assassin Study by Maria V. Snyder
The most extended book with 701 pages was Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
17. Book That Shocked You The Most
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)
The Chosen by J.R. Ward. When I think about the band of bastards Xcor and the oldest brother in the Black Dagger brotherhood Thor as brothers my jaw drops and my head reels with joy.
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Emma and Julian OR Xcor and Layla from The Chosen. OR Jericho Barrons and MacKayla Lane from Feversong.
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year.  Uh, that would be Ryodan and Dani O'Malley because she is Robin to his Batman.
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand. I read My Lady Jane and her Unearthly series
21. Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure: The Afterlife of Holly Chase was a book in my TBTBSanta's book list.
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017? Abyssian “Sian” Infernas from Wicked Abyss. The King of Hell OR Axe from Blood Vow by J.R.Ward.
23. Best 2017 debut you read? Unfortunately, I didn't read one.
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? This one is hard because I liked so many. The Queen of the Tearling was good.
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most Fun To Read? Blood Vow. If you have read any of The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward you'd understand how hilarious some of the characters can be.
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2017? I don't remember crying, but I do
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year? None
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul? None
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017? Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? A court of Mist and Fury made me furious

Your Blogging/Bookish Life

1. New favourite book blog you discovered in 2017? That Artsy Reader Girl :)
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017? A Court of Thorns and Roses 
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog? My Ipsy Glam bag for December 2017
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)? Wicked for Hire book blitz
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2017?  I liked my review of 100 
6. The most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year? Blogging as an affiliate marketer and finding my next good read and reviewing it on the blog.
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)? I reached 500 posts this year on Jackiesforgetmenots.me. There was a spike in my stats on October 26, 2017, with 455 illustrations on that blog. I have no idea why.
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love? My Halloween Advent Calendar from Notoriously Morbid posts. All of them ;(
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, bookstores, etc.)? I was more into makeup this year than books.
10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year? Yes, I think so. My goal was to read 50 books, and I completed that, as well as finished a few book series. His Fair Assassin, Queen of the Tearling and Four a Divergent Collection.

Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn’t Get In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018? The Titan series by Jennifer Armentrout The Return#1
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)? The Dark Artifices book #3 Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? Does the Cruel Prince by Holly Black count as a debut? Even though I've read her Coldest Girl in Coldtown?
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018? One series Ending I am anticipating is Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands, #3) by Alwyn Hamilton

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2018? Get out more and exercise while listening to audiobooks on my running phones

6. A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable): N/ A. Have not read a new 2018 new release yet, but The Cruel Prince (The Folk of Air #1) by Holly Black has released already.

That's all Folks!