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Top Ten Favorite Books of 2016

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2017 is nearly  upon us and that means that it's time to reveal my Top Ten Favorite Books read this year. 2016 was a rough year for books (in this readers opinion). While I met/ slightly exceeded my reading goal I feel a bit bad about not reading all the stories I originally set out to at the end of last year.  Although if I'm being entirely honest, I feel many Authors were in a rut as well. I can't tell you how many stories just felt like regurgitated plots of books past. I DNR'd more than a dozen because I just wasn't being engaged by the characters or plot and that's pretty terrible considering the amount of books I actually picked up this year. Thankfully 2017 looks to be a return of originality and I for one cannot wait to see what it brings.

Anywho back to the post at hand. As I mentioned earlier, I did meet and slightly exceed my reading goal this year and the stories I read were for the most part incredibly good. Unlike past Wrap Up years, 2016  had cl…

Top Ten Books I Regret Not Reading In 2016

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Every year I feel like I say the same thing, so many books, so little time. 2016 by far was better reading wise for me than 2015. I completed my Goodreads goal, I read a bunch of wicked new Graphic Novels and I even stepped out of my comfort zone and read some books not in my usual preference of genres. So why do I feel like a failure still?  Despite my best efforts to read more I still left many books on the shelf unread. The dutiful reader within is screaming with discontent but my heart knows that I tried and sometimes that has to be good enough. The great thing about literature is it is not fleeting. The books will be their waiting for me with open pages when I find time to get around to them. 

With that being said and in no particular order (sans my top pick), here are my Top Ten Books I Regret Not Reading In 2016:


10.) My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton…

Zurvival Saturday (130) Zombie Christmas Goodies

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It's the most wonderful time of year again so here I am back with so more Zombie goodies to purchase this Holiday Season whether it be for that special fan in your life or yourself. I'll link everything to the online store I found it in. No this is not sponsored I'm just sharing the products I think are cool. Also these aren't your traditional mugs, socks, & T-shirts mass produced or based around a very popular (and awesome) TV show. Instead I really wanted to share some funky extras to get the person in your life. So let's get started, shall we!


First up I found some more Zombie Christmas Sweaters! Now this year I won't be rocking Zombies. Nope I found myself a glorious AT-AT Sweater and that baby is going to be worn as much as possible. However, I did find a new and glorious Zombie Christmas Sweater on my daily prowling through the web so I'm gonna share nonetheless.


Zombie Snowman Sweater via MOB Purchase Price: $79.99
Next I found some really cool …

Book Blitz & Excerpt: From Gods by Mary Ting

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Title: From Gods Author: Mary Ting Genre: YA Mythology Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:  ***2013 InD'Tale RONE Award Finalist for YA****  Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day?  Don’t blame Mother Nature. 
Skylar Rome can’t wait to spend her last summer before college with her cousin, Kayla. Everything changes when they meet the Grand brothers. Skylar is sure she should stay away from Mason Grand, but their attraction is undeniable. Then Skylar’s life erupts into turmoil. She steps into a world where descendants of ancient gods have super powers, evil beings chase her, and questions arise about her own identity. She is running out of time and running for her life, while trying to unravel the mystery of what they want from her. 
Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will Skylar find the answers she seeks, or will she die trying?



Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and…