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So many books…!!!

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As someone who has a very, very, very long to read list (1,884 at this moment.  DON’T JUDGE ME!) I sometimes have a really hard time deciding what I will read next.

Sometimes it’s a no brainer.  For instance, if a book is released and I have been waiting for it for a while or I’m super excited about it, I will just ignore all other books, sometimes even putting the one I’m reading aside and dive right in.  Kristen Ashley books are definitely this for me.

Other times it’s a painstaking exercise of going through my to read list to try to pick one that strikes my fancy, or it’s a group decision made with my book besties so we can read it together.

I’m curious.  How do you choose what you’ll read next?  Do you follow your to read list or just pick at random? I REALLY WANT TO KNOW!

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Robert Pattinson in Remember Me:  Is he having trouble choosing a book?

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Robert Pattinson from Vanity Fair photoshoot: Looks like he found one.

 

*Note:  Robert Pattinson pics found on Google.


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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Faces I Love!!!

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Every now and then I need a little something to make me smile.  Thanks to my Second born I now have these photos that she’s taken of herself and our cat.  These really made me laugh and laugh.  I loved them so much I just had to share them with everyone.

Everyone that knows me has seen countless pics of my cat with her “resting bitch face”.  Well, here are a few more.  These are different though.  Second born has decided to mimic MuiMui’s facial expressions.  The quality of the pics is not great but these are priceless to me.  These are two faces that I love!!!!

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*Pics are courtesy of Second born and are being used with her permission.


Do you mind if I rant for just a minute…or ten?

This past weekend, while enjoying time with friends and family up at my cousin’s cottage, I had the unfortunate chance of coming across a tweet from one of the (fitness) models I have featured on one of my Tantalizing Tuesdays posts.

The fact that he referred to some women as “fat ugly trolls” who’s “man wud rather stare at 10/10 then u stuffing ur face wit chocolate [sic]” was totally disappointing.  Considering that he is in the public eye and has the ability to be a positive role model, I was shocked to see something so hateful.

I couldn’t help it.  I had to tweet back and no I wasn’t very nice in my tweet.  Yes, yes I know.  Two wrongs don’t make a right but it made me feel better to get it off my chest.  Of course, both he and one of his minions had to tweet me back and insult me.

I so wanted to reply to them both but I decided against it.  There would be no point in trying to reason with such hateful people.  Then I thought of replying with this (courtesy of Stella):

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Then I thought of this (again courtesy of Stella):

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Tantalizing Tuesdays: Random

It’s Tuesday again and I wasn’t ready!

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What Makes Me Smile

Yesterday, as I sipped my Tim Horton’s coffee I found myself smiling. It lead me to think about all the things that make me smile. They aren’t always big things, in fact they are mostly little everyday things.

Since I’ve already mentioned the coffee, I’ll just elaborate a little bit.  Every time I take that first sip of a Tim Horton’s coffee I smile.  Sometimes, I even sigh.  Throw in a chocolate dip doughnut and that smile is wider and brighter.

My kids don’t always make me crazy. How can I not smile when second-born says “I love you mommy”.  Yeah, I know every mom smiles at that but I always smile when she says it out of the blue.  Then there are the few and far between times when they have a “sisterly” moment. When they’re not bickering or yelling at each other.  I have to smile at these moments because it makes me feel hopeful that someday, hopefully not in the too-distant future, they will be able to get along and be great friends as well as sisters.

Obviously, like anyone else, my guilty pleasures make me smile.  Two of my guiltiest pleasures are Nutella and reading.  I love getting home from work and just before starting dinner having a little bit of heaven (pronounced Nu-tel-la) on a slice of bread.  Mmmmm always make me smile when I take that first bite.

Then there’s reading.  What can I say about it other than, if I could sit and read all day, I’d gladly do it.  I often forgo sleep so I can read.  Getting a new book, be it a hard copy or an e-copy, makes me so very happy.

Another thing guaranteed to make me smile is the sight of my nephew (6yo) and niece (4yo) dancing.  They dance with so much intensity and enjoyment. How can I not smile?!  Whereas my nephew goes all out when you ask him to dance, my niece prefers not to be watched.  If she catches you watching the dancing ceases immediately, only to commence again when she “thinks” you’re not watching.

I always have to smile when I tell DH that I’m in the mood for something specific for dinner and before I can even tell him what it is, he guesses.  He’s always been able to do this. I don’t know how. I guess he just knows me really well.

I know it’s a bit childish but I can’t help but smile when my friend Cristina snorts when she laughs.  We’ve discovered that although we may not look it, we really are 12-year-old boys deep down inside.  We giggle, laugh AND snort (well she does) at the most inappropriate things.  Very much like Peter Griffin.  To know us is to love us…REALLY!!!

One thing that makes me smile until my face hurts is….ready for it?… ROB!!!!!

When he smiles, I smile

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Random Thoughts on Eric Packer, Book Recs

Just some random thoughts on a rainy Friday that I thought I’d share.  Nothing too earth shattering. I promise!

Scene from Cosmopolis

Along with everyone else, I saw the quick but amazing 30 second trailer for Cosmopolis yesterday.  Yes, it’s true! I’m still alive to tell the tale.  I can’t even tell you how much I am looking forward to this movie.  Looking at this pic on the right I think of a few things but mainly I think how HOT Rob Eric Packer looks with a gun in his hand.  Which leads me to my next random thought… [W4R:  OhmyGod… OhmyGod… OhmyGod… OhmyGod… LMAO]

Smokin’ hot Rob!

What is it about Rob that makes him look so sexy doing bad things, like holding a gun (see pic above) or smoking?  Smoking is considered by most to be a vile habit [I’m not saying whether I agree or disagree with that] But damn! Put a cigarette in that boys hand…or *GULP* between his lips and…well…HOT is all I can say.

Moving on to other random thoughts… I’ve been reading A LOT lately *snicker* [since when do I not read a lot?]. I am referring to books not fan fiction. [W4R:  What is this you speak of?!?!]  I recently read two books that I really enjoyed. The series is called The Fallen by Kristina Douglas.  There are two books available at the moment, Raziel and Demon, with a third book, Warrior, due out soon.  Honestly, I bought Raziel because it was on sale on Kobo [W4R:  I love my Kobo app, just thought you’d like to know! :P] and because of the cover. No point in lying about that 😉  I’m a pretty easy-going book reader. I tend to enjoy most books.  I started reading the first book because I was looking for a filler until the next Black Dagger Botherhood (AKA “BDB“) book comes out.  [W4R:  And now you have ME reading it, too… LOL]  I ended up loving it and devoured it in a couple of days.  Then promptly obtained the second book and got through that one pretty quick.  I seem to now be fixated on these Fallen Angels.  Which, is a perfect segue way for my next random thought…

Heaven by JenaDellaGrottaglia on deviantART

I don’t think I need to add anything more to that random thought! 🙂 [W4R:  Hellooo there, Angel Man!]

Speaking of reading, I just started book two in Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander series.  For some reason, I was a bit reluctant to start this.  In fact, I actually started reading the first book a few times but put it aside for other books.  [W4R:  I’ve been recommended these books as well, but I’ve not picked them up yet.. eh… should I? LOL]  But, at my FB friend Angela’s insistence I got back at it and boy am I glad I did.  Who doesn’t love hot Scotsmen with a touch of the supernatural/paranormal.  Now don’t hate me for saying this but *whispers* I’m enjoying these books more than the Fever Series which I did like quite a bit.

J.R. Ward’s Lover Reborn

March 27th can’t get here soon enough!!!!  That is the date of release for the 10th book [W4R:  OMG!  There’s 9 already?!  I have a lot of catching up to do!  Hey, at least I don’t have to wait, right? LOL] in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward.  The book about Tohrment is so highly anticipated by so many that I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of the BDB fans will be calling in sick on that day just so they can sit and read.  I am really looking forward to Tohr’s story as well as a lot of the back stories going on in the series.  Might I just mention Blay and Qhuinn.

That’s pretty much it for today’s random thoughts.  Well, okay, I’ll leave you with one more…

Eric Packer

… and I do believe that brings me full circle 🙂  [W4R:  Hummannna hummaannnaa hummmmaannnna! LOL]

*Writing4Roses is kind enough to look over my ramblings to make sure I’m dotting all my Is and crossing all my Ts (and to add the odd witty comment every here and there).