Reading Snacks!!!

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I am a reader and I love when I am reading a great book and just relaxing. I like to have munchies around so I don’t have to get up to great a snack. The things that I enjoy are: Pretzels, popcorn, candy, snack crackers, or even cookies. But I found that I enjoy making Trail Mixes. That way I have all kinds of variety when it comes to my snacks. There are all kind of things that you can add to your own trail mix. I am going to list some of the things that I enjoy adding to my own.

Nuts and Seeds: Walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, pistachios, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts.

Dried Fruit: Mango, pineapple, cranberries, cherries, apricots, papaya, banana chips, strawberries, raisins, figs, dates, raspberries.

Candies: Mini peanut cups, marshmallows, gummy bears, other gummy candy, reese’s pieces, M&Ms, candy corn, sugar babies, caramel chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips

Chocolate: Chocolate chips (DC, WC, MC), sixlets, jordan almonds

Salt Snacks: Popcorn, pretzel, sesame sticks, cheese crackers, cheese balls, chex mixes (love the caramel one or the spicy cheesy one).

Other: Granola

I know if I put all of these things in a single bowl or bag that would be a little crazy. I do usually mix them in one or two bowls and then I scoop them into zippy bags and put them away. That way I have them for when I am ready to snuggle with a good book. I am ready to munch away. So Happy Reading and happy snacking. Tell me what you like to snack on when you read. Maybe I need some new idea.

 

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Series Recommendation: Underground Series

 

I have been a huge fan of this series and I have heard there might be more coming. Erin Bedford is the author.  Absolutely love her and her work. This was my introduce to her style of writing and it was not the last. I just wanted to share this with you all. IF you have not heard of this series it is an Alice in Wonderland re-telling. That was part of my childhood so when I saw this I had to read it. Plus I love re-tellings they have been coming out more often and that just makes me happy. A new spin on a classic tale. My favorite character in here is the Cheshire Cat’s Son. Punk Rock…. that is all I can say. Want to know what the heck I am talking about you are going to have to read the series. So amazing that the world is so “wonderful”. This all just made me feel so good and the whole adventure just makes you want more and more. I was kind of sad when the series ended.

Review: Book: Enchantments: Mya Spalter

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Title: Enchantments

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Mya Spalter

Publisher: Random House LLC

Genre: New Age and Spirituality

Page Count: 224 Pages

ISBN: 0525509658 (ISBN13: 9780525509653)

Author or Book Website: N/A

Link to Amazon purchase page: Enchantments

Link to Goodreads: Enchantments

Release Date: October 9, 2018

How I Got the Book: ARC

Summary of the Book:

A wise, witty, and welcoming guide to modern witchcraft and magic and how you can use it to positively affect your life–from an experienced practitioner and employee at New York City’s oldest occult shop.

“Our brains seek patterns, our hearts seek miracles. And witchcraft is nothing if not a pursuit of everyday miracles.”

Mya Spalter has spent fifteen years among candles, herbs, cats, and spell books as an employee at New York City’s oldest occult shop, Enchantments, and she’s crammed all that experience teaching others the building blocks of magic into this book. In a fresh and inclusive voice, Spalter offers practical information for building your own eclectic, self-guided witchcraft practice, illustrated with beautiful black and white drawings by artist Caroline Paquita: how to set up a home altar, how to cast a love spell on yourself (which is really the best way), the many uses for candles, the differences between need and greed in money magic, and all the magical ingredients you can get at the dollar store. She covers healing herbs you might try out in your bathtub, tells stories of divination gone wrong–and right!, describes witchy holidays to celebrate with friends or covens, explains the best way to ask an Aries for a favor, and much, much more. On every page, Mya offers smart, hilarious, and, most importantly, concrete ways to incorporate intentional magic in your own life.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I enjoyed this magick take on basics and the wit that just went into the pages of this book was amazing. The advice is practical and humorous at times. I loved the way the book came together and the author shared a lot of herself and that made it worth the read. I have been practicing myself for a several years and this just made me feel good. It has been awhile since I enjoyed a non-fiction book in this category so much.  

My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars

 

Review: Book: The Healer- Donna Freitas

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Title: The Healer 

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Donna Freitas

Publisher: Harper Teen

Genre: YA 

Page Count: 400 Pages

ISBN: 9780062662132

Author or Book Website: https://www.donnafreitas.com/

Link to Amazon purchase page: The Healer

Link to Goodreads: The Healer

Release Date: October 9, 2018

How I Got the Book: ARC

Summary of the Book:

Marlena Oliveira has—mysteriously, miraculously—been given the power to heal all kinds of ailments. People around the world believe she is a saint. But her power comes at a price: she can’t go to school, she can’t have friends her own age, and she certainly can’t date.

Then she meets Finn, a boy who makes her want to fall in love. For the first time, she begins to doubt whether her gift is worth all that she must give up to keep it.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest reviews. I have read books like this before but not to this extent. I know that she feels like she has to live by a lot of rules and the one that seems to be the most challenging is the one to not fall in love. That is when she meets Finn and she knows that falling in love is against the rules, but who can deny the hear what it wants. There is so much going on in Marlena life and she does not even know about some it. She is healing people and believing she is doing the right this, but her mother is charging people to be healed. There is so much going on and topics touched. I don’t want to give away too much. I did enjoy reading this. Get it for yourselves. Happy reading. 

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

Review: Book: Batman/Catwoman: The Wedding Album-Tom King

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Title: Batman/Catwoman: The Wedding Album 

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Tom King

Publisher: DC Comics

Genre: Comic

Page Count: 136 Pages

ISBN: 1401286534 (ISBN13: 9781401286538)

Author or Book Website: https://www.dccomics.com/talent/tom-king

Link to Amazon purchase page: Batman/Catwoman: Wedding Album

Link to Goodreads: Batman/Catwoman: Wedding Album

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

It’s the marriage of Batman and Catwoman! The wedding of the century is commemorated here in Batman/Catwoman: The Wedding Album, a special collector’s item hardcover in designed packaging!

The day has finally arrived: the nuptials of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. But their road to wedded bliss won’t be easy. With visitors from this time and beyond, the Bat and the Cat will have to undergo even more trials and tribulations before they walk down the aisle.

The historic wedding of Batman and Catwoman is commemorated in this must-have collector’s item, featuring never-before-seen photos from the wedding album, behind-the-scenes design sketches and variant covers.

Written by the critically acclaimed Tom King, this hardcover celebrates one of the biggest milestones in DC history and features art by superstar artists Mikel Janín, David Finch, Joëlle Jones, Mitch Gerads, Lee Bermejo, Rafael Albuquerque, Neal Adams, Andy Kubert, Becky Cloonan, Ty Templeton, José Luis García-Lopez and more! Collects Batman #44 & #50.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of book for a fair and honest review. I grew up reading comics and then to some graphic novels. So I know these characters well and when I saw this I had to get a copy of it. I got really excited when I got a review copy of this. I saw the planning and the dress and the ring. It was so well done and I wanted more and more of it. It was all I wanted and more and a little emotional for some parts. If you want to know what I am talking about or if you already know. Then I am feeling for you and the few that don’t know get your hands on this and find out what everyone is talking about,  Happy reading. 

My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars

Review: Book: Witching on a Star- Erin Bedford

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Title: Witching on a Star

Series: Academy of Witches #1

Author’s Name: Erin Bedford

Publisher: Embracing the Fantasy Publishing LLC

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Page Count: 277 Pages

ISBN:  B07FNNXCFV

Author or Book Website: https://erinbedford.com/

Link to Amazon purchase page: Witching on a Star

Link to Goodreads: Witching on a Star

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

A witch reverse harem that will light you on fire!

All her life Max knew she was destined for more, but when she graduated high school, she never expected to find out she was a witch.

Now Max isn’t headed to the ivy league college of her dreams but to the Witch’s Academy, where the spells are real and the classes just might kill you.

If Max hopes to survive her new destiny she’ll have to put up with mean girl cliques, way too sexy for their own good bad boys, and a popularity contest she didn’t expect to win.

Turns out, wishing comes with consequences and all magic has a price, especially at Witch Academy, but Max may find she’s more prepared than she thought to handle it all.

This is a slow burn witch reverse harem and book one of a continuing series. If you like kick butt females, mean girls who need to learn their place, and sexy wizards who just don’t quit, then this is the book for you!

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. Now before I get to deep into this I have to say I just love Erin Bedford. This is nowhere close to the first book that I have read by her. I know it will not be the last since there are more books to come in this series. I love Max. I am not normally into the main character being my favorite character of a book. I knew it was bound to happen sooner or later. Well it did. I have read book with magic in them before, but never in college though. There always has to be someone to cause drama. Enter that mean girls who just want to diss the new girl. Max of course does not take any of this lying down. She does her own think and embraces all this. All she really wants to do is learn magic. Of course there is a guy…Aiden. Is there more to the story….of course, but you are going to have to read it yourself. Now I have to get my hands on book 2. Take care and happy reading. 

My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars

A Lot on My Mind!!!

I know I have not made a personal post in a while. I am trying to find other things beside book reviews to add to my blog, but some of the companies I have reached out to want people who have a lot more followers or subscribers then I have. Some want 5k or even 25k. I am working on things and I know my blog needs a lot of work. It would be really cool if I could do this as a paying job. So far I have not found a way to do that. If you have any ideas or things I should look into leave me a comment. I keep looking at the book list that I have only crossed off 5 out of over 120 plus books that are on it. Since I started this blog back in May. I have a few followers. I am happy for each and every one of you. I love doing this and books have been a passion for me for a very long long time. It was my way of deal with some tough child issues. I had a more than wonderful childhood. It just a dealt with a lot things most teens and young adults do.

I am going to keep doing what I am and working on bringing you all better content and new things as I find them or others suggest to me. I am book blog so I hoping it is all book related. Thanks for being here and listening to me rant a little today. I needed to express a little frustration not just with my blog but with things that are going on inside me. Just have not been feeling like adulting as of late. Thanks for giving me a little of your time. Have a great day and happy heading.