Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn (Review)

19288043Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 
Genres: Fiction, Mystery
Publication date: 
April 22nd 2014 

Publisher: Broadway Books
Format: paperback, 415 pages & audiobook
How I got it: I had a copy and listened to the audio from my library 

Buy it: Amazon Barnes & Noble 
My rating: 3/5 
 

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? 
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My thoughts:

I finally listened to Gone Girl.  I just couldn’t get into the book for some reason I kept reading a little bit here and there, but just couldn’t sit down and finish it.  I did watch the movie before I read the book so I don’t think that helped me since I knew what was going to happen and just couldn’t get motivated to read it.

This book follows Nick and Amy who have been married for Five years when Amy goes missing.  The book is told from two different perspectives.   We jump right into the action with Amy being missing and trying to piece together what happened.  We get chapters that go back and forth from Amy to Nick.  Nick was a writer at a magazine who got laid off and Amy was also working on writing quizzes.  Once they got laid off Nick’s mom got ill and they moved back home.   The story unfolds slowly and the author takes her time building out the mystery.

We get an insider look at Nick’s life and where he thinks we are and then we get a look at Amy’s life and see where she thinks they are.   The author does a great job creating the two characters who develop into very important people in this book.   Amy and Nick get their own personalities and we can see how they ended up together.
This book has a complex plot that I feel is easy to follow along with.  There were a few items I think came out of left field, but nothing to crazy that made me stop and question what was going on.
 
My issue with the book and the reason for a lower rating was I just couldn’t get into the story.  The audio helped tremendously with this book, but it just didn’t do it for me.  When I was done reading I felt like I crossed another book off the list versus loving every minute of the book.   The author did a great job building the entire story and creating all the dynamics, but the length killed it for me.   The story was longer and the author put in a lot of details, which I felt could have been left out.  At points, I felt like the author was just going on to keep the length up.  In a mystery, I want total suspense. Also, the ending made me feel like it was dragging on just to keep going.   I felt it could have been summed up a lot faster.  

I would highly suggest the audio version of this book.  The narrators did a great job bringing this book to life in the audio version.  I felt I could easily imagine exactly what was going on in the book through the narration.
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About the Author



Gillian Flynn is an American author and television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She has so far written three novels, Sharp Objects, for which she won the 2007 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the best thriller; Dark Places; and her best-selling third novel Gone Girl.

Her book has received wide praise, including from authors such as Stephen King. The dark plot revolves around a serial killer in a Missouri town, and the reporter who has returned from Chicago to cover the event. Themes include dysfunctional families,violence and self-harm.

In 2007 the novel was shortlisted for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Writer, Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie, CWA New Blood and Ian Fleming Steel Daggers, winning in the last two categories.

Flynn, who lives in Chicago, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated at the University of Kansas, and qualified for a Master's degree from Northwestern University.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

{Blog Tour} Can't Miss Christmas - Miranda Liasson (Spotlight & Giveaway)

When a children’s book author’s only chance to get home for Christmas lies in a road trip with her sexy ex-husband anything can happen, naughty or nice. Unwrap this Christmas novella from Amazon best-selling author Miranda Liasson, CAN’T MISS CHRISTMAS…

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About CAN’T MISS CHRISTMAS 
Finding love again is the best Christmas present of all.
It’s two days before Christmas and bestselling children’s author Grace Alberts needs to fulfill a promise—to make it to a book signing for the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the place that did so much for her during a very rough time. But the weather’s getting awful and all flights are cancelled out of Boston, where she’s wrapping up her book tour. Then in walks her annoying but extremely sexy ex-husband, who (as usual) thinks he’s got all the answers.

Graham Walker just stopped by to get a book signed for Grace’s biggest fan, his niece, and wish Grace a Merry Christmas—why not? But he soon finds himself troubleshooting her dilemma. He’s got a Range Rover that can plow through a hundred-year Nor’easter. He’s even headed home to Philly. Trouble is, Grace's and his past is a disaster, something he has no intention of reliving while driving through a winter storm, no matter how much he once loved her. And maybe still does.

Bad weather has a way of bringing out the best and the worst in people, and when a run in with some deer antlers leads them to a forced stop in Mirror Lake, Connecticut, anything can happen, naughty or nice. Maybe a bit of enforced alone time and some Christmas magic can be just what it takes for them to face their past—and each other—once and for all.

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Excerpt:
Somehow, Grace managed to pass Graham and get in the bathroom, where she used the time to try to calm the hell down. If she didn’t come up with an excuse to leave this room, something combustible was going to happen between them. She had to get out while she still had all her wits about her.
When she’d finally got her breathing under control, she left the bathroom, walked toward her suitcase, and stubbed her toe on the bed.
She let out a curse and hopped around a little, imagining what she must look like with her bedhead hair, red plaid flannel, and Christmas socks. Very sexy. Unlike the delicious, muscular god walking toward her.
She tried to use the pain to distract herself from how her mouth had suddenly gone dry and her knees felt as wobbly as a one-year-old’s, but it wasn’t really working. Worse, Graham stepped a little closer.
She splayed out her arms, warning him back. All that lean muscle, all that raw, masculine heat—it could not come near her. She would throw herself at him, smooth her hands over all that hard, bountiful muscle, and beg for things. Her body could not be trusted. “I’m fine. Really. Just stubbed my toe.”
“Want me to take a look?”
His gaze was torching her, like paper in a fire that turns immediately to ash and blows away.
The fact that he was now inches away with his lips quirked into the slightest smile told her he didn’t heed her warning, or give a damn about it. And oh, she did not want him to. He was so close now, she could smell the soap from his shower, see the little beads of water on his shoulders. His fingers gripped her elbow, and she swore it tingled from his touch. Other parts of her were sort of on fire too. So not good. “Let’s see it,” he said, the smile morphing into a wicked grin.
“Graham, I’m fine.” She tried to shrug away. He dropped his hand, but still she felt pinned in place, unable to move or even breathe. Electricity buzzed and snapped between them. She didn’t want him to see how much he affected her, yet she was helpless with him so near.
His gaze homed in on her lips. He was going to…yes, he was. Kiss her. Her heartbeat thrummed in her throat, and every muscle froze in anticipation.
She wanted it. Wanted him. So, so badly.
Graham lowered his mouth. The dip of his head was so familiar, yet it made every nerve stand on end. At last, their lips met. His were soft and pliant, and they brushed against hers, carefully and slowly. Her hand was trembling as she wrapped it around his neck and pulled him toward her until their bodies were flush, fitting together like they were always meant to.
That simple move blew careful and slow right out of the water. His mouth crushed hers, devouring her with deep, sensual kisses. His tongue slid inside her mouth, and she met it with equal vigor, desire roaring and crashing between them, unleashed like a storm surge, uncontrollable and insatiable.
Suddenly, Graham pulled back, out of breath. He cradled her face in his hands and looked at her tenderly. “I missed you,” he said. “I missed this.”


Author Bio:
Miranda Liasson loves to write stories about everyday people who find love despite themselves, because there’s nothing like a great love story. And if there are a few laughs along the way, even better! She’s a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart winner and an Amazon bestselling author whose heartwarming and humorous small–town romances have won accolades such as the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and have been Harlequin Junkie and Night Owl Reviews Top Picks.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher (Review)

29844228Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Genres: Young Adult Fiction
Publication date: 
December 27th 2016 

Publisher: Razorbill
Format: hardcover, 352 pages
How I got it: My public library
Buy it: Amazon Barnes & Noble
My rating: 4/5 


You can’t stop the future. 
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why. 

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.
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My thoughts:

This book follows Clay who gets tapes from Hannah, a girl who recently committed suicide from his class.  Clay had a crush on Hannah and had several interactions with her.  Hannah’s portion of the book is told through tapes and written in her own words in the book.   Clay must listen to all thirteen tapes and then pass them onto the next person on the tapes.  Each tape is dedicated to one person and how they affected Hannah and caused her to commit suicide.

I loved that we could get both Clay’s feelings as a friend and Hannah’s feelings in one book since both had different views.  The author took his time to develop the two characters and bring them both to life.  The views from the two characters also showed how not every person is going to view the same situation the same.  I think it is important that not every event leading up to Hannah’s suicide was a major event in everyone’s lives, but the author did a great job building up the story.   Hannah did a great job explaining how she felt and how it connected to the big picture.  

The author did a great job creating Hannah in my mind.  The emotions that Hannah was experiencing felt real and I felt came through in the book loud and clear.

The author did a great job taking a very challenging topic and making people talk about it.  I liked how the author had Clay open-up to one character about what was going on and how he was feeling.  I find that a challenging piece is finding the right person to talk to who will listen.   I think this should be a book that a lot of people should read and talk about since suicide sometimes can be prevented.   Not every scenario will play out like this, but it does make you think about your actions and words and how they affect others.  Also, it makes you think who is reaching out to you for help.

My one complaint would be that I wish we got a little more out of Clay.  A large portion of the book is dedicated to Hannah and the tapes, with Clay giving small tidbits here and there, but I wanted a little more out of him.

Also, I have not watched the Netflix series yet, but the trailer and the book seem vastly different.  I am not sure how the series does play out on Netflix and can’t wait to watch it.

Also, I think it is key to remember when reading this is a work of fiction.  That I would look at this book for calling attention to a difficult topic. 


I would suggest this as a weekend read.  I found it challenging to put the book down at times, but there were also moments I needed to walk away from it for a few moments.   The book does give you a lot to think about. 

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About the Author



Jay AsherJay Asher was born in Arcadia, California on September 30, 1975. He grew up in a family that encouraged all of his interests, from playing the guitar to his writing. He attended Cuesta College right after graduating from high school. It was here where he wrote his first two children’s books for a class called Children’s Literature Appreciation. At this point in his life, he had decided he wanted to become an elementary school teacher. He then transferred to California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where he left his senior year in order to pursue his career as a serious writer. Throughout his life he worked in various establishments, including as a salesman in a shoe store and in libraries and bookstores. Many of his work experiences had an impact on some aspect of his writing.

He has published only one book to date, Thirteen Reasons Why, which was published in October 2007. He is currently working on his second Young Adult novel, and has written several picture books and screenplays. Thirteen Reasons Why has won several awards and has received five stars from Teen Book Review. It also has received high reviews from fellow authors such as Ellen Hopkins, Chris Crutcher, and Gordon Kormon.


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{Blog Tour} Talisman Of El - Al Stone (Spotlight & Giveaway)

https://cbybookclub.blogspot.com/2017/10/book-blitz-giveaway-toe-trilogy-by-al.html



Talisman Of El
T.O.E. Trilogy, Book 1
Author: Al Stone
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Centrinian

Book Description:
WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE?

One Planet.

Two Worlds.

Population: Human ... 7 billion.
Others ... unknown.

When 14-year-old Char­lie Blake wakes up sweat­ing and gasp­ing for air in the mid­dle of the night, he knows it is hap­pen­ing again. This time he wit­nesses a bru­tal mur­der. He's afraid to tell any­one. No one would believe him ... because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago - the day before his dad died.

Char­lie doesn't know why this is hap­pen­ing. He would give any­thing to have an ordi­nary life. The prob­lem: he doesn't belong in the world he knows as home.

He belongs with the others.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Vanishing Year - Kate Moretti (Review)

27274370The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti
Genres: Mystery, Fiction
Publication date: 
September 27th 2016

Publisher: Atria Books
Format: paperback, 304 pages
How I got it: My public library
Buy it: Amazon Barnes & Noble
My rating: 4/5 
 

Zoe Whittaker is living a charmed life. She is the beautiful young wife to handsome, charming Wall Street tycoon Henry Whittaker. She is a member of Manhattan’s social elite. She is on the board of one of the city’s most prestigious philanthropic organizations. She has a perfect Tribeca penthouse in the city and a gorgeous lake house in the country. The finest wine, the most up-to-date fashion, and the most luxurious vacations are all at her fingertips.

What no one knows is that five years ago, Zoe’s life was in danger. Back then, Zoe wasn’t Zoe at all. Now her secrets are coming back to haunt her. As the past and present collide, Zoe must decide who she can trust before she—whoever she is—vanishes completely.

The Vanishing Year combines the classic sophistication of Ruth Rendell and A.S.A. Harrison with the thoroughly modern flair of Jessica Knoll. Told from the point-of-view of a heroine who is as relatable as she is enigmatic, The Vanishing Year is an unforgettable new novel by a rising star of the genre.
 


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My thoughts:


This book follows Zoe who is married to a very rich man in New York.  Zoe meet Henry and got married quickly to him.  We don’t know much about Zoe in the beginning of the book, but as we get into reading we learn a lot more about Zoe.

Zoe is a complex character that the author did a great job creating.  I loved that we got bits and pieces of her past and what happened to get her to the point in her life that she is now.  Zoe has overcome a lot of diversity in her life and was able to pull herself together.  I loved how Zoe was somewhat naive, but also had street smarts mixed in.

The story itself does go off in a few directions, but it does follow a good path.  The author hits the reader with a lot of facts in the beginning and then we start to unravel the mystery.  The pace was perfect and I felt we were hit with the exact amount of information we needed at the right time.
Towards the end of the book the pace picks up significantly and it becomes harder to put the book down.  I wanted to know what was going to happen and what the end results would be.  The pace allowed me to read more during this time.

The author does an amazing job summing up the end of the book.  I felt complete when I finished this book and I didn’t have any lingering questions that I needed answers too.  I love when I know what the author was expecting for the reader to get out of the book.

My one complaint would have been I would have liked to get to know Henry a little more during the book.  If we could have gotten his perspective of what was going on I think it would have been interesting.


I would suggest this book as a nighttime read.  I could read a little bit each night and put the book down without missing a beat.  The book was easy to follow along with and it was easy to take a break from reading. 

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About the Author




Kate MorettiKate Moretti lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and a dog. She’s worked in the pharmaceutical industry for ten years as a scientist, and has been an avid fiction reader her entire life.

She enjoys traveling and cooking, although with two kids, a day job, and writing, she doesn’t get to do those things as much as she’d like.

Her lifelong dream is to buy an old house with a secret passageway.


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Saturday, October 14, 2017

A List of Cages - Robin Roe (Review)

25613472A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Publication date: 
January 10, 2017
Publisher:Disney-Hyperion
Format: hardcover 320 pages
How I got it: My public library
Buy it: Amazon Barnes & Noble
My rating: 5/5 

When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian—the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.

Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He’s still kindhearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what’s really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives…

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My thoughts:

This is by far my favorite book of the year so far.  I had a hard time writing this review because the book left me with so many emotions in the end.  I am keeping this review short, but I think everyone should consider reading this book.

This book follows Adam who seems to be a relatively popular Senior boy.  Adam must help the school psychologist once a day as a school elective.  During this time Adam gets assigned to help Julian who happened to be a foster brother of Adam’s at one point.  Adam tries to bond with Julian as he has become almost mute.  It takes time, but the bond begins to develop again between Adam and Julian.

Adam grows immensely during this book.  The transition from the beginning of the book to the end is almost unrecognizable.  So much happens in a short time and decisions need to be made, which leads me to love Adam’s strength that comes through during this book.  It is hard to be a teenaged on the verge of adulthood and to know exactly what to do when something horrible happens.

Julian is a very complex character that the author does a great job developing.  I loved how we got a look into Julian’s thoughts during the book it helped me to be able to see what he was going through during this life.

The author does an amazing job with this story.  There are a lot of tough issues that we come across in the book and the author keeps the emotions and actions in check, in my opinion, based on how I would feel someone younger would act.  The author keeps this book written in the young adult voice throughout the book and I feel that the actions and reactions seem natural and emotion based.

This book tugged hard at my emotions and made me make sure to remember to question things that are going on around you, you just never know.

I would suggest this as a weekend read.  This book brought up a lot of emotions and I had a very hard time putting it down.  I just wanted to know what was going to happen and more on what previously happened to the characters. 


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About the Author


Robin Roe
Robin Roe is the author of A LIST OF CAGES, which has received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness, and Publishers Weekly. She has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s from Harvard. She counseled adolescents in Boston before she moved to Dallas to run a mentoring program for at-risk teens. 

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Undercover Attraction - Katee Robert (Review)

34522290Title: Undercover Attraction
Series: The O'Malley's Book # 5
Author: Katee Robert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 28th 2017
Publisher: Forever
Format: Digitial and Print


Synopsis:
Scandal. Wealth. Power. Seduction. Welcome to the world of the O'Malleys.

Ex-cop Charlotte Finch used to think there was a clear line between right and wrong. Then her fellow officers betrayed her, and the world is no longer so black and white. Especially when it's Aiden O'Malley, one of the most dangerous men in Boston, who offers her a chance for justice. The only catch: she'll have to pretend to be his fiancée for his plan to work.

Aiden can't afford to let anyone see the man behind the mask. To run the O'Malley empire, he has to be cool and controlled at all times. But the moment he meets Charlie, they're playing with fire. Her slightest touch is enough to send him over the edge. At first their "engagement" was a way to eliminate his enemies. Now he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe-- even if he has to destroy his own family to do it.


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Review:
This book contains adult themes.

This is the fifth book in the O’Malley’s Series by Katee Robert.   I loved the fourth book in this series so I went into this book very positive and I was not disappointed.  I think I enjoyed this book even more then the first one.  I also just requested the first two books from the series from my library! Let’s hope I can get them soon.  Also, I love the cover so I needed to read this one! 

The O’Malley’s are part of the Irish mob in Boston, they are one of the largest families.  Aiden has since taken over the O’Malley family after his father took an early retirement.  Aiden is working very hard to keep his family safe even if it means stepping on a few toes.  Aiden drags in Charlie since she has a vendetta against the same man he is going after.  Aiden now needs to find out how much he cares about vendettas versus his family.

The author does a great job creating the two main characters for this book.  The book is basically told through the POV of the two main characters, but we do get a few other characters popping up who take over chapters, which is a nice break in the reading.

I couldn’t help, but just fall in love with Aiden when I was reading.  I love how he could open up and really reflect upon what was going on in his life.  Aiden grew over the course of the entire book and became a more respectful guy.  I enjoyed getting to hear the innerworkings of Aiden’s brain as he was thinking through what was going on.

Charlie was such a great main character to be opposite Aiden.  Charlie comes with her own baggage and own issues, but she can see things from a different perspective, which is exactly what the family needs.  Charlie’s fresh set of eyes and her previous experience make her rough around the edges and not easily intimidated.   Charlie can stand her ground during the book and work on deciding what she wants out of her future.    I love that the author created a mixed background for Charlie because when we got to hear her internal thoughts it gave me a lot to think about while reading.

I loved all the drama that was created during this book.  We get a few major events happening during the book, which really push the action along, but you can also feel something big coming while you are reading.  The author does an outstanding job building up the drama and leaving you little clues that something is going to happen.  I love the ability for the book to keep going up to the climax without it having to be dragged out.  
Also, the climax is exactly what I wanted it was the perfect revelation of everything the book was working up too.

I would suggest this as a weekend read.  I got sucked into the O’Malley world and wanted to know what was going to happen with Aiden and Charlie.   I ended up not being able to put the book down!  This book can be read as a standalone book, but I recommend reading other books in the series.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley to provide an honest review.  This does not affect my review of this book.


My Rating: 5/5


Other Books in The O’Malleys Series

THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT
THE WEDDING PACT
AN INDECENT PROPOSAL
FORBIDDEN PROMISES
UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION 

About Katee Robert
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension."  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. 


Connect with Katee at: Website | Facebook | TwitterGoodReads | Instagram

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fall Theme Q&A

I originally saw this post on Rebel Mommy Book Blog and loved it!! The Fall Theme is hosted by TheBlended Blog.  I decided to join and link up my post!

  1. Favorite Fall Sweet Treat: I love a good Apple Pie! The apples need to be fresh.
  2. Red, Yellow, or Green Apples:  Red Apples
  3. Favorite Fall Sport to Play:  I am not big on playing sports, but I do love to hike in the Fall with the changing leaves!
  4. Best Drink for Fall: Maple Pecan Coffee from Dunkin Donuts (I might be addicted)
  5. Favorite Fall Activity:  I love to go to haunted houses or haunted anything really. 
  6. Must Have Fall Purchase:  Mums for the front porch! I always find mums to be the one thing that starts off my fall decorating.
  7. Pumpkins – Pick your own or store-bought:  We grow pumpkins in our backyard every year.  They always end up tiny and then we buy one at the store, but we always have a few home-grown ones mixed in.
  8. Real or Fake Pumpkin:   I have a mix of real and fake pumpkins decorating my house.
  9. Favorite Halloween Costume:  I work at a company that sells Halloween Costumes and after managing it all year it is hard to get dressed up.
  10. College Football or NFL:  NFL I love to sit on Sundays and watch football all day while reading!
  11. Fall or Halloween Decor: Fall décor you can leave it up longer!
  12. Raking Leaves or No Leaves to Rake:  Raking Leaves, we have one tree on our property, but every leave comes off that tree.
  13. Favorite Soup: Butternut Squash for Fall
  14. Favorite Fall Candle Scent: Anything pumpkin.
  15. Love or Hate Pumpkin Spice:  Love pumpkin spice!
  16. Short Booties or Tall Boots:  Tall boots, although it has been warm recently so no boots yet.
  17. Favorite Halloween Candy: Reese peanut butter cups!
  18. PSL, Yes or No:  Yes, although I try to only get a few during the season.
  19. Hayride or Corn Maze: Hayride all the way! There is one by my parents that is a scary hayride it is always fun!!
  20. Favorite Fall TV Show: This is Us, I love the Pearson family!

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn (Review)

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn  Genres:  Fiction, Mystery Publication date:   April 22nd 2014   Publisher:   Broadway Books Format:  paperbac...