3 Falls Shows I Want to Watch

As we inch closer to the beginning of Fall, so do we to the falling of leaves, cooler weather, and the cozy feeling of Autumn.

Do you know what else we’re inching closer towards?

Fall Premieres.

I’ve gotta say, there are a lot of good looking shows premiering, or returning, this Fall.

These are 3 I’m looking forward to –

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3 Netflix Original Series Worth Watching

I’m always on the lookout for quality TV shows that feel new, and fresh.

They aren’t always easy to find but here are 3 that I’ve lucked out with lately.

MindHunter

2019 | Crime Thriller | 2 Seasons

If you enjoy criminal profiling, criminal psychology, or the tv show Criminal Minds: this one’s for you.

Season 1 takes place in the 1970’s.

We follow Detective Holden Ford who works in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit.

Ford has a hunch: serial killers are fundamentally different than the Average Joe who commits the one-off murder.

In order to better understand serial killers, he interviews them. He asks questions about their lives, thoughts, and motivations, to assist in developing criminal profiles, solve ongoing cases, and prevent future crime.

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4 Exciting Board Games To Play with Family & Friends

Hey Y’all,

Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite board games with you guys. Each of these have been a HIT (and a HOOT) with my family.

So, whether you’re wanting games to play during family get-togethers, the Holidays, the barbecue, or just a Game Night with family or friends, these are 4 of my faves:

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3 Must-Read Romance Novels

Need a new Chick-Lit or Contemporary Romance in your life? Like your romances with an extra dose of drama, and maybe a few complications?

Well, I’ve got just the books for you.

Here are three Contemporary Romance Novels for the Gawds:

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Atheists Who Kneel and Pray (Tarryn Fisher)

A messy, whirlwind romance between a flighty English expat, and a believer in true love.

Is this a tale of co-dependency, or of unconditional love? You be the judge.

All I will tell you is that I ugly cried, more like SOBBED so friggin hard and had a book hangover for an entire WEEK.

Talk about cathartic.

P.S. Despite the title, it ain’t religious, folks. But it is damn good.

::Check out the synopsis or read a couple of pages::

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Book Review: Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

There is some plotting though not the exhilarating, wild ride, kind. Rather it’s the slow down and savor the story, kind.

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Synopsis (No Spoilers)

Title: Virgil Wander | Author: Leif Enger | Published: 2018

In the old mining town of Greenstone, Minnesota – Virgil Wander accidentally drives off a snowy road, into Lake Superior.

Fortunately his only injuries are: a concussion, and being unable to recall most of his adjectives.

Told in first person perspective, we follow Virgil as he: recovers, rekindles old friendships, makes new ones, and manages his movie theater: The Empress.

See the official synopsis…


What I Liked

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Book Review: The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve

A transgender main character. A sex-worker’s murder. 1800’s Victorian London.

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Synopsis (No Spoilers)

Title: The House on Half Moon Street | Author: Alex Reeve | Published: 2018

Leo Stanhope is a transgender man working as a Coroner’s Assistant, during Victorian era London.

At the local brothel, he’s met and fallen in love with a sex-worker named Maria. Leo dreams of a better life for Maria and desires to settle down with her.

He pursues a courtship, inviting her to meet him at the theatre on a Sunday afternoon.

She stands him up.

The next day at work he finds Maria, deceased.

Believing her death was a murder, and determined to solve the crime (because the police won’t give it any attention), Leo sets out to find Maria’s killer.


What I Liked

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How to Read More Books: 3 Tips That Helped Me

Want to read more but aren’t quite sure how to make that happen?

No worries, I’ve come up with 3 tips that have helped me read everyday, even when it seems like I don’t have the time. Perhaps they will help you too.

When I use these tips consistently, I’m able to finish one book every 3 weeks. That’s 17 books a year! Not too shabby.

Let’s get into it.

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1. Make Reading a Priority

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Reading Update #2: Just Finished & Currently Reading

Hey Y’all,

I’m back with another reading update.

Here’s my last one, in case you missed it.♥

This week, I finished The Hike (I honestly don’t know what genre to consider this), and I started The House on Half Moon Street (a Victorian era Historical Fiction).

Let’s chat about ’em.

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Just Finished

Title: The Hike | Author: Drew Magary | Genre: Fantasy ? Bizarro ?

Synopsis: We follow Ben, a married man and father of 3, who is away on business.

After checking into his hotel, Ben wants to go for a walk in the lush landscape. There’s a trail behind the hotel that suits his purpose, so he takes it.

This trail leads him to a strange, new reality where the rules of time and logic are upended.

His only chance of survival is to stay on The Path. But it’s fraught with perilous obstacles.

But Ben, wanting to return to his family, is determined to endure.

You can find the official synopsis here…

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Book Review: Limelight (Contemporary Chick Lit Novel)

Could you love someone who seems unlovable? Even when they spurn your care? What about if they’re young, rich, and famous yet have no one who loves them?

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Synopsis (Spoiler-Free)

Book cover for Limelight by Amy Poeppel, a book review.
Title: Limelight | Author: Amy Poeppel | Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction | Published: 2018

Allison, a woman, wife, and mother of three relocates from Texas to New York after her husband gets a promotion.

Soon after she arrives, she hits a car while dropping her son off at school, but the owner is nowhere to be found.

She leaves her contact information instead.

Days later, Allison receives a call, the voice on the other line demanding she drop off her insurance information to an address on Central Park West.

When she gets there, she discovers it’s the home of young, famous, pop-star: Carter Reid (her daughters’ favorite heartthrob).

But Carter isn’t all bubblegum and sunshine. He’s a mess who’s lacking love and guidance, as those around him take advantage. This concerns Allison.

Soon thereafter, she takes a job as his Personal Assistant.

Can Allison and her family make the adjustment to New York living? Can she help Carter get on a better path? Make better decisions? Not ruin his career? Trust again?

Here’s the official synopsis…

What I Liked About It

Strong characterization. Take Carter, for instance. He was so expertly portrayed that I forgot he wasn’t a real person. His thoughts, actions, and motivations were so spot-on given his backstory. I felt like I knew him, and eventually felt an affinity towards him.

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