May 2014 Reading Review

The Iron Butterfly by Chanda Hahn

This was another book I found amongst Amazon’s free books. I really enjoyed this book. Because my brain is fried, and I want get this out before bed, here is the summary from Good Reads:
“Imprisoned, starved and left with no memories, Thalia awakens to find herself at the mercy of an evil cult known as the Septori. Their leader has chosen Thalia as the test subject for a torture device of untold power, designed to change and twist her into something that is neither human nor Denai.
Escaping, Thalia finds an unwilling warrior to protect her and an unlikely Denai to befriend her. After finding a home at the Citadel as a servant, Thalia’s worst nightmare comes to life and she begins to show signs of power. Scared and unable to control her gifts, she tries to hide her past to fit in among the Denai. But the Septori want their latest test subject back and will stop at nothing to retrieve her, dead or alive.”

Compelling stuff, huh? I kept wanting to connect this book with another series, but the aren’t by the same author. Not because of anything other than the use of the Denai race. I need to buy the next book in the series. I really want to know what happens to Thalia.

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Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake #1 written by Natasha Allegri & Noelle Stevenson

I love love love Adventure Time, the cartoon show. I really enjoyed the Fionna and Cake episodes. My friend, Maile, reads the Adventure Time books, so I thought I’d get into them, too. However, I wanted to start with Fionna and Cake’s series because I cannot get enough of them! If you like A.T., then you will enjoy this, I promise.

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Do you have any suggestions? You can go back through the archives of Reading Is Sexy to see my other books or check out my profile on GoodReads.com

I’m alive!

So, yesterday was crazy for me. Sorry I never got around to writing a post. This is going to be a day-late, mini-Miscellaneous-Monday post. My May book reviews will go up later today.

Last week, I took off from work and the blog to have a little down time away from a computer. Mr. LL and I agreed a little while back that we both needed a vacation. He’s been working full time AND working some nights after work as well as all day on both Saturdays and Sundays for a few months now. I’ve been busy working my full time job and on Lazy Lady and my contributions to Part Time Monster. We had to wait till Mr. LL would be able to get some vacation time in order to take any time off, so last week was just after a year for him at his current job. He couldn’t take off the entire week, like me, but he managed to get Thursday and Friday off.

Monday thru Wednesday, I spent my days CLEANING OUR ENTIRE APARTMENT. That’s right, you heard read me. This Lazy Lady was un-lazy for three whole days. Impressed? I thought so. We had been talking about getting a fancy hotel room in the French Quarter or something for the days he had off; I wanted to have the apartment as clean as I could get it, so that when we came home it wouldn’t be returning to a feeling of “ugh, back to this mess.”

However, there was a slight change of plans. Tuesday night, Mr. LL surprised me with “let’s go out of town, I mean it. I’ll drive.” So we looked up places to go that weren’t too bad a drive. Then we found a room for two nights that had a really good rate, and I booked it Wednesday morning. That’s how we ended up in Texas Thursday-Saturday.

I’ll be posting a Photo Bomb post on Thursday with my pix from the trip. 🙂

I hope you all had a lovely long weekend.