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Simple dreams

Today has been a phenomenal day. Despite life being crazy hectic, things are finally coming together.  I spent the day with my husband and sister going to an aquarium for the first time. It was everything I wanted it to be. Afterwards, my sister drove me over an hour to meet one of my favorite… Continue reading Simple dreams

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Tragic Suicide in Kpop

SHINee was there for me for a what I consider one of the worst times of my life.  When my entire world was crashing around me, SHINee was there to keep me grounded and find myself again. 

Books · Features

The Language of Flowers: A Defiant Attraction Guest Post by V.K. Torston

A huge thanks to V.K. Torston for the honor of hosting this fabulous guest post. The flowers were one of my favorite quirks in Defiant Attraction! I hope you find this post as interesting, informative, and hilarious as I did.   V.K. Torston's debut novel, Defiant Attraction is finally available on Amazon! In celebration of the… Continue reading The Language of Flowers: A Defiant Attraction Guest Post by V.K. Torston

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Sometimes, it’s okay to not finish what you started

I am back again with another Storm in a Teacup post about a social norm I wish didn't exist. Well the phrase 'social norm' may seem a bit generous. The last SiaT post I wrote was about how I think people should rate DNF books even if they could not finish them.  The following post… Continue reading Sometimes, it’s okay to not finish what you started

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Cloud 9: Romance Novel Turnoffs

I like to think I am a fairly lenient reader. There are genres I prefer but, if the story is well written enough , I can enjoy any story. That being said, there are certain tropes and plot devices that will immediately ruin a story for me. Here are 9 things that turn me off… Continue reading Cloud 9: Romance Novel Turnoffs

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Have I said how much I love being a reviewer?

Lovely signed bookmarks from Megan Haskell, author of the Sanyare series as well as a handwritten note. 💖

Features · Storm in A Teacup

Why I Still Rate DNFed books

When it comes to book reviewing, much like any other community, there are a certain set of rules in place. Some are outlined pretty clearly in writing, such do not pirate books or share free book given to you from the author.

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A Reader’s Dream

Came home early from work yesterday to find this in the mail. Let me tell you that, as a reader, there are few things as exciting as having signed copies from an author. I am not a sentimental person by any means, but this is something that will stay with me forever. Not only did… Continue reading A Reader’s Dream

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Sailor Moon Bookmarks

Two things I love are Sailor Moon and homemade items. The other day on tumblr, I stumbled across a post of bookmarks that, after stewing for a day, I realized I just couldn't say no to. Well they arrived the other day and I wanted to share with you these amazing bookmarks I bought from… Continue reading Sailor Moon Bookmarks

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Cloud 9: Novels I Couldn’t Finish

Cloud 9 is a feature I do here at Rainy Thursdays twice a month. It is my version of those "Top 10" posts you see floating around the blogosphere. Instead of ten items, however there are, of course, nine. Fairytale – Cyn Balog A perfect example of the novels that make me dislike the YA genre.… Continue reading Cloud 9: Novels I Couldn’t Finish