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New Year! Welcome 2017!

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First off, happy 2017! Wahoo! It's a new year, a new perspective, a new beginning.




I had this whole blog post I typed up about me and mine and what we went through last year and the positive that came out of the negative and the goals I didn't achieve last year and the one's I want to check off this year.
But then I saw watched this TED talk with Brené Brown and she says so many things of what I was thinking for myself this year. I want to be kinder to myself. Forgive myself more; say no more; open my heart more.

Here are a few WOW moments from the talk for me:

We make what is uncertain, certain. For instance, politics and religion. We tend to say, "I'm right, you're wrong. Shut up." There's no discourse or conversation anymore, just blame.What is blame? Blame is a way to discharge our pain and discomfort. (WOW)We are hardwired to struggle. We are not perfect. But we ARE worthy of love and belonging!
The takeaways:
Let ourselves be seen, deeply seenLove…

My top fifteen favorite reads from 2016

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I read so many amazing books in 2016! I wanted to put them all on this list. I tried to narrow it down to ten but I gave in to fifteen.
I can't wait to find my 2017 favorites!

What were your favorite reads last year?

(There is no particular order to these books.)


EVER THE HUNTED (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by Erin Summerill
Loved this book. Love the author.

SIX OF CROWS and CROOKED KINGDOM  (Six of Crows #1 & #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Her characters are so well developed that I mourned with them, wanted to slap them silly and loved them.

TRUTH OF EMBERS (Dragonsword #3) by Catilyn McFarland
Do you like dragons? Read this series! Do you like romance AND dragons? Read this series!


THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STARS by Katherine King
I love Ms. King's writing style!


AS YOU ARE (The Jonquil Brothers #3) by Sarah M. Eden
Anything by Sarah Eden is worth your time. Especially ones about the Jonquil brothers.


DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING by Tricia Levenseller
Pirates! Romance! Yes, please!


GILDED C…

THE KINGMAKER by Gemma Perfect SPOTLIGHT!

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Books: The Kingmaker “I am sixteen years old and I will die on the morning of my seventeenth birthday. As tradition dictates, I will be sacrificed and my life’s blood will determine which one of my two brothers will be King. My blood will kill one and crown one. My name is Everleigh and I am the Kingmaker.”
The legend of the Kingmaker goes back millions of years. Their magic chooses the rightful King of the Realm and they all die on their seventeenth birthday.
Except this one.
Everleigh is special.
She is the Kingmaker who will live, the Kingmaker who will rule, the Kingmaker who will be Queen.
But not everyone agrees with an age old prophecy that says that a girl will rule the Realm and soon Everleigh is locked in a deadly battle for the throne. Genre: Young adult historical fantasy Release: January 1s t 2017 Buy links: books2read.com/u/3RBY5p


Seize the Crown The legend of the Kingmaker goes back millions of years. Their magic chooses the rightful King of the Realm and they all die on their …