Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Reader's Workout - Back to the Gym

Reader's Workouts is a weekly event which is hosted over at Joy's Book Blog.


I've been slacking in my attendance at the gym. Without someone to go with me, I find I can easily talk myself out of going.  This week my friend and gym buddy went back to her school schedule which means we can get to the gym together on Tuesdays. In my book, one day is better than no days.

My goal for this week is to not talk myself out of going to the gym on Thursday. I find I need the treadmill to get a good walk in, otherwise I find a walk around the block turns into a slow meander while I listen to my audiobook.

Yesterday, I didn't start a new audiobook. I wanted to finish another episode of:

I love this podcast and sadly over the spring/summer I fell behind in listening. I caught up and only have to listen to the new episode that came out Monday. 

So Thursday, I'm going to have to start a new audiobook and I have no idea what to listen too. I currently have a number of books waiting to be heard on my audible account.  

I'm leaning towards:
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz narrated by Anne Hathaway
  • I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teach I Ever Had by Tony Danza (who also narrates)
  • Joyland by Stephen King
I don't know which to choose first. 

Hope your week is going good!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Book Review: I want It That Way by Ann Aguirre

I Want It That Way (2B Trilogy #1)I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had a particular ear worm bugging me while I read this book. (It's back now!) It was worth humming a song from high school because this book was a really enjoyable read.

Nadia is a small town girl who heads off to college and is determined to realize her dreams.  She's got a plan and that's just how she wants it.  Then she meets Ty her really sexy red headed downstairs neighbor. Ty also has a plan and that plan is focused on raising his son and slowly getting his degree. He doesn't want any complications and a relationship tops his list.

I loved that this was small town girl goes to big city for college.  In this case big city is just another small town but bigger than the small town where she's from.

I liked Nadia and Ty's relationship. He set the boundaries of keeping things away from his son and she respected that.

I liked all of Nadia's roommates, they were really good secondary characters.  Their story lines didn't interfere and only added to the overall feel of college life.

The one thing I really didn't like, and the reason this was 4 stars, was the back story with Ty's last relationship with his son's mother.

I received a review copy from the publisher. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Book Review - Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Rock Addiction (Schoolboy Choir, #1)Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm a big fan of Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series. So I jumped at the chance to read an advance copy of the book and I wasn't disappointed.

The beginning was a little slow.  There was also a feeling of missing part of the story, mostly the background history between Molly, her sister, and their father.

The first half of the book takes place in New Zealand. Molly's home playing field. Molly wants a quite life. Trips to the market. Work at the library. A simple life.  Then she meets Fox and all that simple gets kind of complicated. Molly is willing to let her life get a little complicated and spend time with Fox while the bad is in the area but after that she wants to go back to simple.  It all goes back to Molly's past. There was some kind of scandal with her father and it just destroyed her life.

She introduces Fox to her simple life. However, that simple life, doesn't work for Fox.  He takes Molly to his home playing field, California. This second half is when things really started to pick up.

One of the things I love about the Psy-Changeling series is the way Nalini writes her alpha males.  She doesn't let the reader down in Fox.  He's a sexy, alpha male, rock star. He can ride high on the fame, but he doesn't forget where he came from and those that helped him get there.  It's all about the music and his friends, until he meets Molly.  Then he's pretty much focused solely on her, poor Molly.