Bookish Features

Welcome Mini Pet Treater Box

Pet Treater

Sometimes you want to do something nice for your pet without spending tons of cash. Pet Treater recently came out with a mini box that costs $12.99 per month and includes 3 – 4 items. Your first month, they send a “Welcome Box” that provides some of the customer’s favorite items below.

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Retail Value: $5.99

 

 

 

 

 

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Retail Value: $11.79

I’ve never heard of this before and it is kind of funny, but I could definitely see this being useful!

 

 

 

 

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Retail Value: $4.47

 

 

 

 

 

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Retail Value: This is a personal item, so hard to value

Love this drawstring bag!

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Value: At least $22.25

I really like this box! Compared to the regular size, I believe this box is perfect! We really only need one new toy a month, we get our treats, and looks like even a small gift for the human owner. I think this is the route we will be going from now on!

Sign Up Here!

 

Food

HMR Banana Bread Muffins

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Recipe: HMR Banana Bread Muffins
Vendor: HMR
Calories: 215 per serving (3 muffins)

Time: 30 min

This is probably one of my favorite recipes for HMR. This can be used as a shake once you are on Healthy Solutions. If you’re a texture person like me, then you don’t necessarily enjoy the shakes, so this is the perfect recipe! It makes 12 normal-sized muffins.

Ingredients

  • 4 packet Oatmeal (Cereal) – pulverized
  • 4 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 8 packets Sweetener
  • 4 tsp. Water
  • 4 Bananas

 

  1. Mix Oatmeal, Baking Powder, and Sweetener together in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add in the Bananas.
  3. Add in Water.
  4. Pour into a greased (I use PAM) bread pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

 

 

Bookish Features

This or That Book Tag

I saw this on Bentley’s blog, Book Bastion. Make sure to check out his blog and his answers to this tag, too.

Let me know what you would choose!


Reading on the Bed or the Couch?

Ugh! This is hard. I find the couch more comfortable, however, because of that, I am most likely to fall asleep while reading on the couch. I definitely can stay up much longer reading in bed.

Male Main Character or Female Main Character?

Male! I don’t know if it’s because I’m female or what, but I generally like them so much more. Typically, there is less drama. Then again, I tend to like the characters that get pushed aside by the female characters.

American Assassin(Mitch Rapp…always my #1 book boyfriend)

Sweet Snacks or Salty Snacks while reading?

Nothing! I can’t use both hands to read my book then!

Trilogies or Quartets?

You know, this is another hard one. Trilogies are more common, but the second book is generally a fluffer, which I find annoying.

At the same time, quartets can also make me feel like a series can be consolidated in less books, while still clearly getting the point across.

Reading First Person or Third Person POV?

First person! And I think in relation to movies, the emotions and thoughts running through the protagonist’s head is missed when not shown in this point-of-view.

Reading at Night, or in the Morning?

Whenever I can! Life is busy, but I’m shooting for one comic and one novel a week.

Libraries or Bookstores?

I don’t discriminate…

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Books that make you laugh or cry?

Probably cry…it’s hard to make me laugh, especially in a book (more likely to happen in a movie). Plus, my type of humor isn’t really covered in books…Impractical Jokers is more my style.

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Black book covers or white covers?

Black! My books look pretty dang near perfect after I finish reading them. White would make that a lot harder to maintain.

Character driven or Plot driven?

Plot! I generally don’t fall in love with many characters in a book, unless they happen to be side characters, of course. So with my favorite characters generally not having a huge role to play, the plot really drives whether or not I would like to continue with a series. The characters definitely make a story better, but are not the end all be all for me.


If I haven’t tagged you, and you’d like to participate – do it! Let me know in the comments below so that I know it’s okay to tag you in the future.

Tagging:

Becky @Velvet Spade Reads
Sam @RiverMoose-Reads
Alanna@One Page At A Time
Jess & Teagan @Fiction No Chaser
Judith @Chain Interaction


 

Bookish Features

WWW Wednesday – June 20, 2018

WWW Wednesday is a book blog meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where bloggers answer three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you just finish reading? What are you going to read next?

Currently Reading:

I am currently reading Okayest Mom by Natalie Gwyn. This is an ARC I received from NetGalley.

I am also reading Dark Nights: Metal: Dark Knights Rising by Peter J. Tomasi.

Just Finished:

Since my last post, I finished King’s War by Jill Williamson.

I also finished Suicide Squad, Volume 3: Death is for Suckers by Adam Glass. This is the third comic in the Suicide Squad event.

Reading Next:

Next, I will be reading Death of a Bore by M.C. Beaton and Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance by Joshua Williamson.

What’s on your WWW Wednesday this week? Be sure to comment below and I’ll check it out!

Bookish Features

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Many of these are ARCs I received from NetGalley, so this summer I will be pounding out a bunch!

1. “Okayest Mom”, Natalie Gwyn

2. “Death of a Bore”, M.C. Beaton

3. “Onyx and Ivory”, Mindee Arnett

4. “Our House”, Louise Candlish

5. “See All The Stars”, Kit Frick

6. “Dance of Thieves”, Mary E. Pearson

7. “The Raging Ones”, Krista & Becca Ritchie

8. “The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle”, Stuart Turton

9. “The Demon Race”, Alexandria Warwick

10. “Select” & “Select Few”, Marit Weisenberg

 

Book Reviews

King’s War (The Kinsman Chronicles, #3) by Jill Williamson

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Title: King’s War (The Kinsman Chronicles, #3)
Author: Jill Williamson
Rating: ★★★

I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

To get a little background, please see my reviews of the first two books in the series: King’s Folly and King’s Blood.

 

THE RELUCTANT KING: PART 7

I had a hard time getting through this section. I’m starting to dislike some of the characters and not enjoy those chapters. Give me some action!

The new king is having a hard time getting the support of his subjects. Not being able to relate due to his priest upbringing, he is having trouble honing his fighting skills. Subject to the perception of his people, he experiences much disdain. Not only that, but he cannot seem to make the correct moves in order to appease the large masses. His wife, Mielle, does not seem to help with her discerning heart; she has accused the incorrect people of being in the wrong. 

Meanwhile, will an alliance between Jazlyn, Charlon, and King Barthel be made? Who is the “Deliverer” and who is the “Deceiver”? Are the prophecies wrong?

 

A DELIVERER COMES: PART 8

The war is looming and Trevn is preparing himself to ride into battle with his men, hoping to gain some respect at the same time.

Low and behold, more traitors are among us. Barthel is luring young Shanek to be in his alliance by hosting events where he can bring his crush and troublemaker, Amala. Captain Agoros and his wife are plotting to dethrone Trevn so their son, Oli, sworn to protect Trevn, can become the “rightful” king. Is Oli in on the plan or will he stay true to his word tot Trevn?

Islah, Rogedoth’s (aka Barthel) “dead” queen is not so dead. She is also known as Grayson’s grandmother. And she happens to have many secrets, secrets that may help the Armanians to take down Barthel.

Who can I not stand? Mielle. Honestly, she reminds me of Daenerys Targaryen, who most of you know I cannot stand from the books. If she would just do what is best for the Armanians and not try to rush into saving everyone else, half of these wars wouldn’t happen!

But, I can’t decide who I like more: Grayson or Oli. They are both so selfless and sweet, yet entirely misunderstood. I just want to hug them!

The two Rurekan kings who were poisoned are now healed. An assassination attack on the king. Someone almost committing suicide in order to better the Armanians. Two new people accepting Dominion of great shadirs. What’s next?

The readers are left with Mielle and Grayson being captured by Lady Mattenelle.

 

WARRIORS OF THE VEIL: PART 9

The “Deliverer” and the “Deceiver” bring us an all-out battle. But who will win?

A new realization has occurred: Shadir can be sentenced back to the Lowerworld.

Will Arman come to the rescue and save the Armanians from the wrath of Rogedoth and the shadirs?

Where does the end of the war lead us to?

Book Reviews

Suicide Squad, Volume 3: Death is for Suckers

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Title: Suicide Squad, Volume 3: Death is for Suckers
Author: Adam Glass (Author), Fernando Dagnino (Illustrator), Henrick Jonsson (Illustrator), Cliff Richards (Illustrator)
Rating: ★★★★

Supervillains recruited from prison, sent on covert missions and injected with a nanite bomb so we stay in line. A bad deal.

At the end of the last installment, Deadshot was killed in his hero-ridden suicide, also allegedly killing Regulus. But is he really dead? Where is Regulus’s body?

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Our good friend (and my favorite super villain) is back. But why?

 

After escaping the hands of the Joker, Harley Quinn wakes up after much damage has been done from her escape. But, someone else decides to join the party once more…make that two past Suicide Squaders.

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But a new “package” is needed and the Suicide Squad is back in action. However, one of the Squad knows the keeper of the “package” very well. And Waller is in on the action with the Suicide Squad this time!

Amanda Waller turns off the bomb detonators embedded in the necks of the Suicide Squad…giving them the choice to help on this next mission or go their separate ways. But of course, leaving would have consequences. 

A Suicide Squad member is killed, leaving someone new as leader of the pack. Who is this guy and what is his involvement with the Suicide Squad?