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Hello, it’s me!

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I’m stepping in here and looking around.  Wow! This place has really been neglected.  So many cobwebs! Lately, I have found myself missing this so I decided to come in here and see if there’s anyone still out there.

It has been more than a year since I last posted and as you can imagine, I’m a little rusty. I used to post mainly about books, hot guys and the occasional rant about something or other.

Writing book reviews was super stressful for me.  I’m not sure why.  I think the deadlines were starting to take away from my enjoyment of reading.  So even though I’m tempted sometimes to get a new ARC, I shy away from having to write a review.  I’m still reading just as much but enjoying it so much more.

As for the hot guys, who doesn’t appreciate looking at a sexy man? Either dressed or nearly undressed, it’s always nice to glance upon the hotness.  I don’t have any plans right now to go back to my Tantalizing Tuesdays posts but I think it’s safe to say that every now and then I may feel inspired to share a few hot guy pics with you.  Are you ok with that?

Which leads me to my rants.  I know that the definition of rant is “to speak or shout at length in a wild, impassioned way”.  I’m not necessarily shouting or speaking wildly but seeing as I’m a loud Portuguese girl, that’s up for interpretation. I am passionate about a lot of things and I do get irked (I’ve been wanting to use that word for a while) by some things very easily, such as orange-so-called-presidents, what I perceive to be unfairness,  and rampant stupidity to name a few.  I may go back to what my original idea for my blog was all about:  getting stuff off my chest.

Now that I’ve said all that, I really do hope to be coming in here more often to just vent and share.  It makes me feel like I’m visiting an old friend.

See you soon.

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WTF?! My Heart and Soul Are Breaking!

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I love social media.  Facebook.  Twitter.  Instagram. Tumblr.  I love it all but for the first time EVER I feel like I need to step away from it.  Who am I kidding?  I won’t be able to stay away for long but I definitely need a break.  The thing that has given me hours of enjoyment, has allowed me to connect with so many people and even form friendships with people who, sadly, live so far away from me is now the cause of hurt in my heart and soul.

Although I’ve always been opinionated and have never been afraid to voice my opinion (hence the name of this blog), politics has never actually been my thing.  I try to pay attention to the “issues” whenever we have an election and I do my duty and exercise my privilege to vote.  I have NEVER really paid a hell of a lot of attention to what happens in other countries. UNTIL NOW.  In all the lead up to the US election I have continuously been flabbergasted by the things that have come out of the mouth of the now President- Elect (I don’t care to repeat his name) and his supporters.

I understand that his opponent was not loved by a lot of people but for those people to vote for a person who clearly is a racist, a liar and a sexist pig, not to mention his running mate who is homophobic and a misogynist, boggles my mind.  I can understand that a lot of people were not happy and were looking for change.  I have never seen so many accounts of blatantly hateful and racist occurrences as I have in two days.  Is this the change they were looking for?!

Last night I watched the news and was not actually surprised to see protests going on all across America.  What I am surprised about is the number of people asking what the protestors hope to accomplish, and  the number of people saying that the protests are all about sour grapes and sore losers. Do they not understand that people are afraid? Rightfully so.  I don’t agree with violent protest but isn’t the right to peacefully protest one of the things you are always going on about as being one of the great things about being American?  If people never protested then black and white people would still be segregated, women would not be allowed to vote and LGBTQ people would not have the right to love and marry who they want.  I guess my biggest fear is that all the strides that have been made will all be for nothing.

As I scrolled through my Facebook and Twitter feeds today my heart just kept sinking lower and lower.  I suppose what upsets me most is that it has never been ok to say racist and hurtful things to people but I think that the new President-Elect has made some folks feel like it is ok to do so now. My heart and soul are broken thinking of all the ugly possibilities. I will always respect your right to have your own opinion but you will never convince me that this man will make America great again.  From what I’ve seen in the last couple of days, quite the opposite seems to be on the horizon. I’m hoping that it is just a case of things getting worse before they get better.

You don’t have to agree with me.  This is my blog and I use it to talk and rant about things that are important to me.  I don’t claim to know anything about politics and by no means am I an expert on any of this shit.  I’m just venting about my feelings. So on that note, I’m stepping back from all the ugliness that I’m seeing on social media and I’m going to go bury my nose in a book or two for a little bit.

HAPPY BLOGGERVERSARY, Tantalizing Tuesdays!


Hi, friends.. Rosie (AKA Lizzie/Writing4Roses) here… & I’m taking the blog for ransom again!


So, I was browsing through the site and realized that Tantalizing Tuesday has had a bloggerversary! Yep, it’s true and official: our beloved TT has turned one year old!!! … she ain’t what she used to be… what a hussy! LOL

Aww… She’s all grown up with a tiara and ready to look at some pics of hot dudes! LOL Well, you know what that means… SEXY PICTURES (& a few silly ones thrown in, too! You know me… I can’t resist!)


Alright, ladies, one big stretch to get us started…

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I Don’t Even Know What To Say

I was pleasantly surprised when I got a message from Tamie at Bookish Temptations telling me that she had nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  I am humbled to be lumped in with the other blogs she also nominated.

I do believe that in accepting this, I am to complete the following:

  1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you. (looks above. done)
  2. Post the blog award image on your page. (done)
  3. Tell 7 facts about yourself. (this is not going to be easy)
  4. Nominate other blogs and let the nominees know they’ve been chosen. (Will do!)

Seven things about myself?!  I’m wondering what would be interesting enough about me that others would like to know.  Hopefully, this won’t bore anyone to tears.

  1. I was born in Germany to Portuguese parents and moved to Canada when I was a year and a half old.
  2. My dad passed away when I was 10 and my sister was 3 and my amazing mother raised us on her own.  I could only aspire to be as strong and incredible as my mom. She is my role model.
  3. I have an obsessive personality. When I like something, I LIKE it!!!!
  4. I love Nutella (I know this isn’t news for a lot of people).  I’m always looking for new ways to eat it.
  5. Reading is my biggest obsession at the moment.  There aren’t enough hours in the day or days in the week for me to read all the books on my “to read” list.
  6. I have complete and utter adoration for Robert Pattinson. (see point 3 above)
  7. I love coffee.  When I finish one cup I’m already thinking about when I’ll get my next one. (again, see point 3 above)

And this is where I nominate a few other blogs for this award…

I thought I’d put on a tiara in celebration!!!!

Just A Few Things…

This is a very random post. It’s just a few things that made me…

…LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!! My sister found this site and posted it on her Facebook wall.  My fave one there was the one you see on the right. I know it’s not true but it just made me laugh.  No matter what I do or where I go there’s always some connection to Twilight or Rob.


...sigh. My good friend Setje made a lovely Rob fan video and I wanted to post it here.  She always has a great eye for amazing Rob pics and she’s put a few of them together beautifully in this video for our enjoyment.  Go ahead and watch!!!!  Go ahead and swoon!!!!  Go ahead and drool just a little. I DARE YOU!!!! 


feel luckyI entered a contest to win tickets to Blissdom Canada.  I’m not new to social networking.  I’ve been using Facebook and Twitter for quite a few years now and I LOVE IT!!!! However, I am new to blogging. I’m really enjoying it as an outlet for all my crazy and not so crazy thoughts.  I think I could learn a lot of useful information from this event so I really hope I win *crosses fingers*.  If you’re interested in a chance to win tickets as well, enter here.  This contest is courtesy of Oh Baby! Magazine. Now, I’m not sucking up, but Oh Baby! Magazine is full of useful information for parents of young children and moms-to-be.  Check out their website for contests and articles as well as to find out where you can get your free copy of the magazine.


…hopeful.  My friend Writing4Roses isn’t feeling well 😦  I hope that she will be back to her old self soon. Get well soon!!!  The days just aren’t the same without our chats.   I hope this little bit of GQ Robp0rn makes you feel better.