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Anything But Books Tag

Thank you to Siobhan @ Novelties for tagging me! You can read her responses to this tag here. I’ve never done this tag before so I don’t know if it’s different questions for different people – I’ll just answer the same ones Novelties answered.


Name a cartoon that you love.
Family Guy and The Simpsons

What is your favorite song right now?
The Greatest Showman soundtrack and the recently released song “Found Tonight”. On Repeat.

Channel Source: Atlantic Records

What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?
Sing and listen to music.

What is something that you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?
Dance? I may have mentioned that before though.

What is your favorite, unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?
I don’t know what this question means by “unnecessarily specific” but I really like learning about history, national and global histories.

What is something unusual you know how to do?
Hmm, nothing that I can think of.

Name something that you’ve made in the last year.
Honey/Cinnamon cookies. I used a Betty Crocker recipe for sugar cookies but used honey and cinnamon instead.

What is your most recent personal project?
Opening my Spreadshirt Shop in January 2018.

Tell us something that you think of often.
Non-book related? Music. Food.

Tell us something that’s your favorite, but make it oddly specific.
Musicals and huskies.

If you like this tag and want to give it a go, feel free to do your own post!

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Writing Playlist #11: Love and Romance

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Today’s writing playlist features a few select romantic/love songs to inspire ideas for romantic stories.


“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

“As Long As You’re Mine” – Wicked

“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – The Lion King | Elton John

“Endless Love” by Luther Vandross

“For the First Time” – Tarzan

“Greatest Love Of All” by Whitney Houston

“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

“Rewrite the Stars” – The Greatest Showman

“We Both Know” – Safe Haven

Past Playlists:
Disney (pt.1)
Disney (pt.2)
On Repeat (pt.1)
On Repeat (pt.2)
Can’t Stop Singing

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Happy Book Release Day! to Baby, I’m Howling For You by Christine Warren

Thank you again to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an e-ARC to read and review.

*title/author link leads to my review of Baby, I’m Howling For You*

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Baby, I’m Howling For You by Christine Warren

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Alphaville, book 1
Rating: 5/5
Recommend to Others?: Yes


Summary (via NetGalley):
WELCOME TO ALPHAVILLE, where the she-wolves and alpha-males play. . .for keeps.

Renny Landry is a wolf on the run. Pursued by a shapeshifting stalker and his slobbering pack of killer coyotes, she is forced to flee her job as a librarian to find sanctuary in the wooded hills of Alpha, Washington. A well-secluded safe space for troubled shifters, Alpha is Renny’s last hope. But the first person she meets there is a gorgeous alpha male with fiery eyes, fierce tattoos, and one ferocious appetite—for her…

Mick Fischer thought he left his past behind when he moved to Alpha. But fate has a way of biting him in the tail when a female wolf shows up on his property. Wounded, desperate—and disarmingly hot—Renny brings out the snarling, protective alpha beast in Mick like no other woman he’s known. Can these two haunted, hunted wolves manage to mate for life…even as the deadliest past demons howl at their heels?



HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2018: New Year, New Look

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Happy New Year, everyone!

The Bookshelf Corner is starting off the new year with a new look. I made some changes/updates throughout the entire blog that I’m looking forward to trying out this year.

What’s New?

  • Theme appearance
  • A new header image for blog and twitter
  • New content: to name a few…
    • “Title TBA” – miscellaneous things I am currently obsessing and loving at the moment; a probably once a month post if I can help it
    • “Lovely Lines” – quotes I really like from books
  • Additional categories/tags for posts
  • New header graphics for posts
  • More multimedia content
  • You can now search TBC Book Reviews by Year

My Hopes for 2018…

  • that I’ll get through my reading lists more promptly
  • that I’ll finish my manuscript for publication
  • that I can connect with more bloggers and gush about all things books and writing
  • continued heath and happiness
  • less procrastination, more proactiveness

Books I’m Looking Forward To Reading

  • Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
  • I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart
  • Scorpion Mountain by John Flanagan (Brotherband, book 5)
  • Slammed by Colleen Hoover (Slammed, book 1)
  • The Ancient Magnus’ Bride by Kore Yamazaki, Translated by Adrienne Beck
  • The Winter King by C. L. Wilson (Weathermages of Mystral, book 1)
  • Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

I wish you all a wonderful 2018 year.

And, as always, happy reading and happy writing!


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December Happenings!

H A P P Y      D E C E M B E R !!!!!!

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It’s finally the last month of 2017, which is hard to believe. Feels like it was just yesterday that I was writing my first post of the new year. This month is gonna be busy the first half but fun the second half.

~ The Blog ~

So I have all the posts for this month planned and almost written out. I will only be posting up until about the 23rd because I want to get all my work out of the way as soon as possible.

I’ll also be prepping some changes for the blog and reformatting certain posts I do. I’ve been blogging for almost three years and it feels like a little re-branding is in order. I mostly just want to experiment with a new look but will keep with the blog’s aesthetic.

~ TBR List ~

(FINALLY coming TOMORROW!!!) Book Review: Slaves of Socorro by John Flanagan

I will also be reading Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman (ARC) and Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce (2nd Read). Those are the only two books I have planned to read and review before I’m done posting for the year. But if I feel like it I might read Mastiff by Tamora Pierce (2nd Read) and save that review for the beginning of January.

~ Writings ~

This is the month where I scramble to edit/revise all those things I’ve written recently and get a few of them in the right amount a shape that I can share them here at some point next year.

~ Book Recommendation of the Month ~

Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown
Published by Shadow Mountain Publishing, October 3, 2017

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My Review of Mustaches for Maddie


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Writing Playlist #10: Can’t Stop Singing Edition

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History Maker” – Dean Fujioka

Everyday (Family Reunion)” – Madea’s Family Reunion (2004 film)

Hold On” – Extreme Music

Little Drummer Boy” – Pentatonix

O Come All Ye Faithful” – Luther Vandross

7 Years” – Lukas Graham

Moonlight” – Grace Vanderwaal

Hero” (feat. Elizaveta) – Pegboard Nerds

Past Playlists:
Disney (pt.1)
Disney (pt.2)
On Repeat (pt.1)
On Repeat (pt.2)


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Weekend Writing Prompt #6

♦This weekend’s theme is: SONGS about FAMILY & FRIENDS♦

~ write a scene inspired by these songs about family and friends ~



Family” – Dreamgirls (2006 film)

Channel Source: DestinysChildRadio


Everyday (Family Reunion)” – Madea’s Family Reunion (2004 film)

Channel Source: intino2


You’ve Got A Friend In Me” by Randy Newman (Toy Story – 1995 film)

Channel Source: Giorgio Magliano


Lean On Me” by Bill Withers

Channel Source: CatRevolver


Thank You For Being A Friend” by Andrew Gold
(The Golden Girls theme song/cover sung by Cynthia Fee version)

Channel Source: canuck21