Monday, May 25, 2015

Blog Temporarily Out of Order

Hi everyone,
  As some may have noticed I have been quiet the past week.  That is because my computer fried it's hard-drive.  Saw the evil blue screen of death.  SO it is in the shop being completely baked up, wiped and re put together.  I should have it hack later this week.  I will be a bit behind on everything for awhile.  I will have lost all bookmarks and favs for sites and htlm coding I use (not to mention other sites) etc so I might not be posting much in the next week or so.

  This is also because I want to get the blog cleaned up some.  I am WAY behind on the archive, tags, responding to comments, etc.  So I will be spending some extra time there for the rest on May and early June.  Once my computer is back I do still plan on other post but not too many.

  As some may habe noticed my tour participation, or interviews, etc have been non-existant lately.  Once things are caught up plan on seeing those once again, likely starting up in July.  With a bit of luck and free time, maybe sooner.  Life has just been very busy lately and certain things take a higher priority then over-coordinating my schedule.  Now that things are smoothing out I will have a bit of space to cram  something fun in for you.

Thanks for bearing with me!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Manga Review: Happy Marriage Vol 5 by Maki Enjoji

Happy Marriage?!, Vol. 5 
Happy Marriage volume 5
by Maki Enjoji
Genre(s): Manga, Graphic Novels
Pages: 192
Published: April 2014
Publisher: Viz Media
Official Summary:  "Chiwa Takanashi has married a total stranger—company president Hokuto Mamiya—to get her father out of debt.

Rather than having her husband continue to support her feckless father, Chiwa accepts a job at Shinjo Sakuraba’s startup without telling Hokuto. Will Chiwa and Hokuto’s newfound wedded bliss last now that she’s working alongside her crush from college?

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) Rated M"
Review: I really do love this series! The growing relationship between chiwa and Hokuto is one many can relate to in different aspects. Every relationship has it's trials and this series has done a fabulous job bringing them to light. But it is not just some heavy drama. There are lots of cute and sweet moments and also some more steamy ones! Especially in this volume!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wishlist Wednesday and Waiting on Wednesday, combo post (2)

So this is my second time joining the Wishlist Wednesday Blog Hop.
For me, I am using this to share with you books I want to get my hands on that are on my Wishlist.   
Normally I keep all my wishlist books on Goodreads.   However a few family members have mentioned an Amazon wishlist so they can easily buy me what I want.  So I figure I would have both. What can I say, I have a weird compulsion for lists.  Anyone who knows me well can attest to that fact.
For the most part, these will be books already published (or will be published VERY soon).  So my list here is practical.  However, like all things in life, what I want and what I can get are two different things.  Usually it is finances that say NO.  Yet I will share these with you.  Who knows, maybe you might find a new treasure to add to your own list.

The Selection Stories: The Queen & The Favorite (The Selection, #0.4, #2.6)Two novellas set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series, now available in print for the first time! In The Queen and The Favorite, discover untold stories from the lives of two of the Selection series' most beloved characters.

Before America Singer's story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince. In The Queen, follow Prince Maxon's mother, Amberly, through the Selection that made her a beloved queen.

Marlee Tames came to the palace to win Prince Maxon's heart—but her own heart had other ideas. The Favorite goes behind the scenes of Marlee and Carter's life together, from the fateful night their secret was discovered to the events at the end of The One

Why do I want this:  I love this series and to get the extra perspectives of things is fun.  Either or both story would be wonderful to read!

hosted by Breaking The Spine

Here I get to share with you an upcoming title I am anticipating to read that has not yet been released.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

REVIEW: The Indigo King by James A Owen

The Indigo King (The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, #3) 
The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica: 
The Indigo King (3)

by James A Owen

Genre(s): Fantasy, Mythology/Lore, Adventure, Young Adult
Pages: 375
Published:  January 2008
Publisher:  Simon & Shuster

Official Summary:  "John and Jack are mystified when they discover a cryptic warning on a medieval manuscript—a warning that is not only addressed to them, but seems to have been written by their friend, Hugo Dyson. But before they can discover the origins of the book, Hugo walks through a door in time—and vanishes into the past.

In that moment, the world begins to change. Now, the Archipelago of Dreams and our world both suffer under the reign of the cruel and terrible Winter King. Dark beasts roam the countryside, and terror rules the land.

John and Jack must travel back in time—from the Bronze Age to the library in ancient Alexandria to the founding of the Silver Throne—to find the only thing that can save their friend and restore both words. The solution lies in the answer to a 2,000-year-old mystery: Who is the Cartographer

 This is book 3 in the series.  Learn more about the first book, Here there be Dragons or read my review of it.
OR for book 2, The Search for the Red Dragon.  

Review:  What a fantastic web this book weaves! This book has a very strong plot on time travel. An aspect of the book I was not expecting but honestly I think it made for a wonderful addition to the series.

There is a rule when time traveling all should be aware of. And that is that one small change in history can forever alter the present... and not always for the good. This time our heroes must find out what happened in the past and try to fix it. Time is short and answers are limited. There is a heavy emphasis on the time of Merlin and King Arthur in this book. Lots of historical figures and places crop up in this book.

REVIEW: The Search for the Read Dragon by James A Owen

The Search for the Red Dragon (The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, #2) The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica: 
The Search for the Red Dragon (2)

by James A Owen

Genre(s): Fantasy, Retellings, Adventure, Young Adult
Pages: 384
Published:  January 2008
Publisher:  Simon & Shuster

Official Summary:  "'The Crusade has begun'...

"There's an old myth in the Archipelago," he went on softly, shaking his head. "A legend, really...I recall it mentioned a Crusade, but those events happened seven centuries ago. We always thought it was only a story."

It has been nine years since John, Jack, and Charles had their great adventure in the Archipelago of Dreams and became the Caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica. Now they have been brought together again to solve a mystery: Someone is kidnapping the children of the Archipelago. And their only clue is a mysterious message delivered by a strange girl with artificial wings: "The Crusade has begun." Worse, they discover that all of the legendary Dragonships have disappeared as well.

The only chance they have to save the world from a centuries-old plot is to seek out the last of the Dragonships -- the Red Dragon -- in a spectacular journey that takes them from Sir James Barrie's Kensington Gardens to the Underneath of the Greek Titans of myth. With friends both familiar and new, they will travel through an extraordinary landscape where history, myth, and fable blend together to tell the oldest story in the world. And along the way, the Caretakers of the Geographica will discover that great deeds alone do not make heroes, and that growing up may be unavoidable...but growing old doesn't have to be.
 This is book 2 in the series.  Learn more about the first book, Here there be Dragons or read my review of it.
Review:  This book picks up a few years after the first one. Aven's son and other children have gone missing so our dutiful Caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica go on another adventure. Aven goes with the new Caretakers and so does a young girl named Laura Glue.