WWW Wednesday: October 7th 2020

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Personal:

Miss R got her retainer and lip bumper installed yesterday. She hates her retainer. HATES it. Her main complaint is that it makes her talk funny (it does). She also doesn’t like that she has to wear it 24/7 either and that she has to wear it for 6 months. She was in tears this morning because of that. And, of course, her mouth hurts (we’re giving her Tylenol but still). My poor kiddo :(.

On the other hand, Miss B had her ortho appointment today (I feel like I live there…lol) and she is on track to get her braces off in 3 months….if she wears her elastics. She was super pumped and very motivated to get them off. Before COVID hit, she was supposed to get them off in March/April and unfortunately, the take off date got pushed forward.

Mr Z is getting two teeth pulled in two weeks. He’s supposed to be getting braces at some point but his teeth are not growing in fast enough. Other than that, he is pretty low key in the ortho department. School wise, though, he is the most worked kid in the household. He has projects due in science/social studies/reading due at least once a week. Its stressing him out. His newest project is in social studies and he has to do a FlipGrid video about Ponce DeLeon and if he is or is not a hero (he is going with no).

Miss R’s horseback riding lessons hit a bit of a snag. Long story short, her ex-instructor deliberately made a horse buck her off and she got hurt (road rash mainly but she did hit her head which had a helmet on). Then he told me that she would never be a good rider and that was his last attempt to get her to have confidence in riding. On top of that, he turned her loose in a pasture and refused to let her come in until I said something (not so nicely either). Miss R was hysterical. That is when we decided to cut ties with him. She is afraid to get on a horse (I don’t blame her) but she wants to ride. We ended up contacting a barn that specializes in children and they are willing to work with her. Miss R is super excited, as am I.

I am planning on writing some reviews this week. Miss R is getting more independent with her work and that is freeing up some time for me. So keep your eyes open!!!


What I am currently reading:

Shearwater (Ocean Depths, #1)

Shearwater is a young adult mermaid novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, Irish mythology, and supernatural folklore.

After her parents die in a car accident, 15-year old Clara Clark is shipped off to live with a grandfather she never knew existed… in Ireland. Once there, she discovers that her mother’s past is filled with secrets. Determined to discover the truth about her mother, a string of strange incidents cause her to question her sanity. As the mystery deepens, she begins going through changes of her own, until she’s not sure just who – or what – she is anymore.

Then she meets the charming Sebastian, who won’t leave her alone, and the brooding Ethan, who can’t stand to be around her. Both of them seem to have supernatural powers, and she’s not quite sure whether they want to kiss her or kill her. When a shocking revelation destroys everything she thought she knew, she’s forced to choose… whether to cling to the last of her humanity, or venture into the deep abyss in search of her true identity.

This is PART ONE of the first book (Shearwater), of the Ocean Depths Series.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | AbeBooks | Alibris | IndieBound | Audible | Better World Books


I recently finished reading:

An Event to Remember. . .or Forget (Event to Remember, #1)

Sienna Harris is a girl with a plan. Her days of slaving away at Carrie’s Classic Events and More are numbered as she is on the brink of launching her own event planning company. Her relationship with Luke Price is headed in the right direction and they are approaching their one-year mark. The future is looking bright and she knows that life could not get any better . . . That is until her perfectly planned world is thrown upside down by the unexpected arrival of someone from Luke’s past.

She receives the shock of her life on the night of the biggest event of her career. Sienna will now have to pull it all together without a list or a plan. The question is, can she do it?

Purchase Links: Amazon | B&N | AbeBooks | Alibris | IndieBound | Audible


What books I think I’ll read next:

Swimming Monkeys: Genesis

An Impossible Promise… A Remarkable Discovery… A Decision for Mankind…

When Ryan Webster is summoned to a Miami hospice by his grandfather, he knows the man he calls a hero is about to die. Ryan’s grandfather, a renowned zoologist and founder of the world’s most famous primate park, tells him about a remarkable species of monkey kept secret by the Webster men since their discovery in 1926, the year after the Scopes Monkey Trial. When Ryan is convinced to use his unique gift with monkeys that he’s honed at the primate park, he reluctantly agrees that only he can rescue them and makes an impossible promise to find them and decide if the world is now ready to deal with the fallout from their revelation.

As Ryan follows his grandfather’s clues to California and beyond, he’s tracked by a relentless mercenary, targeted by radical Christians and hunted by the world’s most famous atheist. Aided by his crazy Iraqi War veteran turned surfer-dude uncle and the most enchanting but deadly woman he’s ever met, Ryan discovers the monkeys can do much more than swim. The secret they carry within their DNA will shock evolutionists, rock the foundation of the Bible, and transform the life of every human being on earth.

Now, his only hope to stay alive is to save the monkeys and live up to his promise to the greatest man he ever knew—and in the process become the man he’s not ready to be.

Swimming Monkeys: Genesis is an extraordinary thriller that blends real-science and riveting fiction to examine the on-going struggle between science, religion, and the fallout that could affect us all.

Purchase Links: Amazon | B&N | AbeBooks | Alibris | IndieBound | Indigo | Better World Books

Through A Dragon's Eyes (Chronicles of the Four #1)

A magic long forgotten.Four races divided.An epic journey.

She lost her brother, now will she lose her life?

Ever since the Treaty was signed after the Great War, one hundred and fifty years earlier, the separate races of Xantearos have been divided. Only every six months do a select group come together for the Passover—a time to trade much needed produce.

In the human city of Anthoinia, Dela Stonebridge has already lost her brother to The Choosing, and now it is her turn. The grueling journey across the mountains, through the Southern Pass, is always dangerous, but when magic and madness descends, she discovers herself exiled with the leaders of the three other races—the Elvish, Moerians and Norcs.

With the Treaty broken, they learn the secret to the unity of Xantearos lies in a magic long thought dead… that of the Dragonstone and the Dragonsayer.

Can they put their differences aside and work together to make their way back to their homelands? Or will they be walking into a war between each of their races?

Purchase Links: Amazon | B&N | AbeBooks | IndieBound | Walmart eBooks

Dear Maude (The Dear Maude Trilogy #1)

Upstate New York, 2012. Emily Stanton, a sociology major, graduates from college and is obligated to work for the mysterious company that funded her education. But a job with Evergreen Research Corporation is not what she expects. From fancy balls and operas to corsets and kid gloves, Emily learns to be a specialist in 1910 society. In the process, she finds herself fully immersed in the lives of wealthy aristocrats and industry leaders, whose thirst for power leads them to manipulate everything, including time. Thrust into this strange and dangerous world, Emily becomes their most important asset.

Unable to trust her coworkers or her surroundings, however, Emily finds herself alone–with her very survival in the hands of a handsome stranger, Wendell Beringer. Unfortunately, Emily soon discovers that he has a few secrets of his own. Can she trust this man or the feelings she develops for him? Only time will tell.

Follow Emily’s unexpected journey, where journal entries to her deceased aunt and the powerful secrets they contain, become her only link to the life she once knew and the future she must choose to follow.

Purchase Links: Amazon | B&N | AbeBooks | Alibris | Indigo | Audible | Walmart eBooks | Better World Books

They Mostly Come Out at Night (Yarnsworld, #1)

He locked himself away from the dark, but in the Magpie King’s forest nowhere is safe…

Lonan is an outcast, accused of letting the monsters that stalk the night into the homes of his fellow villagers. Now, he will not rest until he wins back the heart of his childhood love and reclaims the life that was stolen from him. However, locked safely in his cellar at night, in his dreams Lonan finds himself looking through the eyes of a young prince…

Adahy has a destiny, and it terrifies him. How can he hope to live up to the legend of the Magpie King, to become the supernatural protector of the forest and defender of his people? But when the forest is invaded by an inhuman force, Adahy must rise to this challenge or let the Wolves destroy his people.

Watching these events unfold in his sleep, Lonan must do what he can to protect his village from this new threat. He is the only person who can keep his loved ones from being stolen away after dark, and to do so he will have to earn back their trust or watch the monsters kill everyone that he holds dear.

They Mostly Come Out At Night is a Dark Fantasy novel from Benedict Patrick’s Yarnsworld series. If you like Neil Gaiman and Patrick Rothfuss then you will love this captivating, dangerous world in which ordinary people struggle to find their place in a land ruled by stories.

Start reading today to discover this epic tale of dreams, fables and monsters!

Purchase Links: Amazon | B&N | AbeBooks | Alibris | Audible | Walmart eBooks | Better World Books

Published by Jolie

I love to read. My favorite genres women's fiction, romance (including erotica), psychological thrillers, fantasy, and young adult. I also enjoy steampunk, dystopian, LGBTQIA, and paranormal. I am also a busy mom of 3 kids.

5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: October 7th 2020

  1. The mom in me was absolutely RAGING at that horseback riding instructor story. WHO DOES THAT? That’s so not ok, and I’m glad you decided to cut ties with him.
    The rest of this post was awesome, a lot of books I haven’t heard of that I’m curious to go check out.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh, I had words for/with him. He had taken her outback and was whipping the horse’s hooves/legs and not letting her hold onto the reins. I flipped my wig when I found that out. I was in the barn and saw her go flying. All I have to say is thank god she was wearing a helmet. Her head got knocked pretty good. The owner of the new barn was horrified when I told her what happened and she has an instructor who works with kids who have been in situations like this (she has something like 8-10 instructors). So, a happy ending!!

      Thank you!!! Let me know what ones you pick and if you read them, what you think of them 🙂

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