Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Ramblings During This Global Pandemic

"These are mad times we live in! Mad!"

Any Harry Potter fans in here? There must be. Who can name who said this? Should I tell you or make you comment the answer? hahaha. Either way, this little bit of dialogue keeps running through my head lately. Usually multiple times a day. As well as a few other bits from Harry Potter (I'm a huge Harry Potter geek, you should know that by now. And just a geek in general, too. A damn proud one!! lol )

"This is mental."
"Completely mental."
"The world's mental."

"The whole world's gone topsy-turvy."

(Ten points to Gryffindor if you can name who said all of those. I'm a Gryffindor, so that's why I used that house.)

The bits of dialogue that are running through my head on a regular basis. As well as certain similarities to certain films, that maybe I won't go into here, and leave that for my cousin and I to talk about.

I have anxiety on a daily basis, so when this all started to blow up, so to speak, I expected myself to be far more panicked than I was, or than I currently am. I think I'm handling this ridiculously well considering my penchant for anxiety on a "normal" day. There was a great post on Instagram about this. How people with anxiety are handling things, and watching other people act the way we feel on a daily basis. Which is a scary thought, because as my cousin and I discussed, any decision made from a place of fear, isn't going to do any good to anyone.

The virus of course scares me, especially since I'm in the immuno-suppressed group and therefore more susceptible to it but I think mass panic scares me more than that. Because, again, decisions made from fear don't help anyone. And mass hysteria can spread fast, and quite possibly spread far more damage than the virus itself...?

Something else that scares me, and pisses me off, are the people who don't seem to be taking this seriously. Still. Even though it is literally a global pandemic. I know not everyone can stay home. There are essential workers that keep society going, and are integral at the best of times, but especially at a time like this. Doctors, nurses, Postal workers, plumbers, police officers, janitors, grocery and food workers, etc. So if you can stay home, then do it. If you can and you aren't, I'm sorry, but you are part of the problem not the solution. And if you can't, then be sure to exercise all of the precautions we are being told to. Even if it may not be serious for you if you caught the virus, it could be for someone else. You could give it to someone who may not make it out to the other side of this crisis. So please be mindful of that, and do what you can. If you can stay home, then do. Especially because there ARE people who can't. (And these people should take all of the other precautions).(And this doesn't just mean doctors, nurses, etc. Because there are other circumstances, as well.)  But if you can, then PLEASE DO. (There are still other things to discuss about al of this but today this is what I'm talking about. <3 )

And remember, if you are reading this right now, that means you have access to technology where you can connect with your friends and family still. I'm not saying this is easy. It IS hard, but the more people go against what these precautions are (or don't stay at home when they can), the longer this is going to last. As I said, if you're reading this, then you have access to amazing ways to connect to people you love, even in the midst of this trying time. So hold on a little longer, we can get through this.

Dr. Seuss Inspired Poem on Facebook

Anxiety Post on Instagram

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Release Day | Meant to Be Series Boxset by Amelia Foster


MEANT TO BE SERIES boxset by Amelia Foster is LIVE and only $.99!!!

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Get ready to swoon when you meet the Carlisle brothers in this boxset of the Meant to Be Series by Amelia Foster!

MEANT TO BE KEPT – Book 1

One night. One too many drinks. One mistake. That’s all it took to derail my marriage.

Now, all I can do is beg for a second chance to try and redeem myself in a bid not to lose the love of my life.

I’m determined to use every second, every moment I have to show my wife how much she means to me—to rebuild the trust I shattered. I just hope it’s not too late for us, and that I’ll be able to convince her that our love is meant to be kept.


MEANT TO BE DIFFERENT – Book 2


As a teen, I had my life figured out: graduate and make my dream of being a bull riding champion a reality.

Georgia was willing to give up her own dream to follow me as I pursued my passion, but I couldn’t let her do that. So, I made the hardest decision of my life…and walked away.

It’s been twelve years since I left home without her. I’ve never stopped loving her, and I know she feels the same.


MEANT TO BE FAMILY – Book 3


Six months ago, my life veered off course when my fiancée disappeared with no explanation.

The partying lifestyle I'd adopted to cope, ended in an accident that left my body as broken as my heart.

My last chance at staying in my own house is gift-wrapped in wavy, auburn hair and startling gray eyes. The woman that shattered my heart.

Kelsey’s unexpected arrival brings with it the opportunity to ask the countless questions I thought I’d carry forever…




Meet The Author:
A simple girl born in the South, raised along the Eastern seaboard, now in the wintry North who loves books, coffee, and fluffy cuddles from all the fur babies whether they are hers or not.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Top 10 Books of 2019!!



YES!! This is my favorite post of the entire year. The most fun AND the most difficult to do. I'm so excited. AND I am doing it in February. There was definitely a lull there, but I'm back. Here we go!! And let me know your top reads below!! Also, a Belated Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and Happy Valentine's Day!!! This one was also REALLY hard. I also read three of the Harry Potter books (again), and the entire Narnia series, as well as my first Stephen King book, and Matthew Gray Gubler's children's book, Rumple Buttercup. But when I looked through the books I'd read, these were the ones that stood out as my favorites. Just click on the pictures to be taken to the book's GoodReads page. :)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40519254-shout

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
Memoir, Verse

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39217806-to-make-monsters-out-of-girls




To Make Monsters Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace
Poetry

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39088508-fierce-fairytales



Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill
Modern Fairytale Retellings, Poetry

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23301545-the-sleeper-and-the-spindle



The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, Illustrated by Chris Riddell
Fairytale Retelling

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38926444-the-dark-between-stars



The Dark Between Stars by Atticus
Poetry

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16096824-a-court-of-thorns-and-roses



A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
High Fantasy, Fae

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34495927-speak 



Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Illustrated by Emily Carroll
Graphic Novel, Realistic Fiction

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38646755-lotus-effect



Lotus Effect by Trisha Wolfe
Thriller, Romance

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40598649-hale



Hale: A Love Story by K. Webster
Taboo Romance

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40591267-girl-stop-apologizing


Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Non-Fiction, Personal Development


Okay, so, those are my picks for my Top 10 of 2019, and it was a tough call because I read some really great books last year!! To check out what else I read, check out my GoodReads account. Plus, you can see my books, too. Let me know below the best books YOU read last year!! :)