So I started A Bookclub…

You can join either here on Goodreads or on Facebook or both if you want.

Basically, I created it so I wouldn’t read alone and so that I can control what we read. I like reading with people, but a lot of book clubs read books I don’t care about or I just bought a bunch of books I want to read and now can’t afford the book they’re reading. Grant, I’m probably doing that to people who are joining the group, but if you read my TBR list and you decide you like the books I read then we’ll have a good ol’ time.

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About the group: We read from my huge TBR list here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/26155147-kim?shelf=tbr&fbclid=IwAR1FKB6TFtm1zW3buOU1WmCgMHgDKEqF1IGADYge_ADkoXBRmLq71pgfzls.
Every month I randomly select 5 books and we vote on what we’ll read. You can add any book to the poll as long as it’s from MY TBR. If it’s not on the TBR then you can suggest a book and I’l consider if I want it on the TBR. More than likely I’ll give it a go.

Please join and happy reading!

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Book Review: “Wish You Were Here: A Mrs Murphy Mystery.” By Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown.

Wish You Were Here (Mrs. Murphy, #1)Wish You Were Here by Rita Mae Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a fun ride. The characters are really fun and quirky in their own ways. The pets were the creme of the book. I liked her writing style pretty well. Sneaky Pie knows how to drive a story and describe only the relevant things rather than the stuff no one cares about. My only qualm was that I figured out the killer too quickly. (view spoiler)
In the movie Boom Boom was portrayed as an idiot, but in the book I found her rather smart and even likeable despite her antagonism at times with Harry. The female friendships in this book are gold. It’s good to see women, even those who don’t like each other much, come together and respect one another.
What threw me off and this is a book to movie spoiler so…(view spoiler)
Overall it’s a fun read and the characters were fun to get to know. I’ll be continuing the series and hope to make it all the way through.

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Book Review: The One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith.

The 101 Dalmatians (The Hundred and One Dalmatians, #1)The 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a heartwarming book! I read it on archive.org and now want my own copy! This was a buddy read with booktuber Merphy Napier Merphy Napier and I was really excited to read it because growing up I LOVED the 101 Dalmatians movies. But the book was so much better. I loved the relationships between the animal characters. I loved Misses (spoiler) and (view spoiler) I found this book to be an easy read not just because of it being so short but because there was an easy flow to it and pretty fast paced since something was happened every chapter that moved the plot. Overall this book was gripping, suspenseful, but most of all heartwarming.

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Review: Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians, #3)Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A wonderful thrill all the way through. I read from part three to the end in a half a day! I loved how the characters developed and grew. The setting was as gorgeous as ever and Colette (spoiler) got what she deserved! Satisfying. I loved how Charlie and Astrid ended up. I think that was perfect for them. Rachel and Nick were, of course, a joy to read and I loved experiencing this adventure with them for three whole books. Kitty became a hero of sorts, and her character really was refreshing to read especially how she grew on me towards the end. Kevin Kwan builds up a nice suspense and his writing style bloomed to it’s full blossom in this book. I’m just sad it’s over. Definitely will be a re-read through the series. If you haven’t read these books yet what are you waiting for? You’ll laugh, cry, and be on the edge of your seat not only in this book but also in the series. Rich People Problems was the perfect conclusion to Rachel and Nick’s story and I loved every page of it!

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I’m excited

For my NaNo this year I’m doing my first contemporary novel. I’m normally a fantasy/sci-fi writer and working within the realms of this Earth has been interesting. I can finally get this story out of my head. It’s been at least three years coming or more. I do miss my fantasy/sci-fi stuff and I probably won’t abandon them this month, but my focus is this novel.

For once I’m not thinking in terms of a series either. So who knows maybe I can dish out the full 50k. Right now my personal goal tracker is 25k, but I hope to break that.

You can check out my novel here: https://nanowrimo.org/participants/dayhawk68/novels/eve-s-regret

And please add me and let’s be writing buddies!

Happy writing ya’ll!