READING GOALS: July 2018

Hi, lovelies.

Well, now that I’m out of the reading slump that A Court of Frost and Starlight put me into, I can start planning what books I want to read next month. I never got around to reading Magic Steps, so that’s automatically transferring to this lest, and the GRE Prep book is obviously staying because I’m not done with it yet.



There is one new-to-me author on my list again this month — I was sent a copy of A Theory of Love, which is out of my normal genre comfort zone. I don’t typically read romance, unless it’s a subgenre to science fiction, fantasy, or historical fiction. Who knows, I could love it! Regardless, this experience will be interesting.

Flame in the Mist has been on my Goodreads want-to-read shelf since before it came out. I loved The Wrath & the Dawn by Ahdieh, so I have high hopes for this.

I’m a huge fan of both Andy Weir and Ernest Cline, so it’s time to read their newest books, Artemis and Armada. Plus, this month’s readathon is all about science fiction, so it’s the perfect time to start these babies!

What are some of your goals for the month? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll see you again on Monday with more posts!

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ADOPTABLE PET OF THE DAY: Jasey (Lincoln, IL)

IL JASEY

  • general info: 4Y | female | cat — domestic long hair
  • health: healthy — spayed, vaccinated, microchipped
  • personality and behavior: house-trained. very friendly, loves to be picked up and cuddled.
  • compatibility: good with other cats and children.
  • adoption fee: $50.00

H U M A N E   S O C I E T Y   o f
L O G A N   C O U N T Y

1801 E Lincoln Parkway

Lincoln, IL 62656

shelter@hslclincoln.org
tel: (217) 737-4042

Is Jasey not the right fit for you? See other animals available from this shelter. If you are not currently looking for a pet or live in a different state or country, please consider donating to the organization so that they can keep caring for stray and abandoned animals in Illinois. Thank you!

ADOPTABLE PET OF THE DAY: Zena (Puunene, HI)

HI ZENA

  • general info: 10Y 7M | female | dog — mixed breed, large | ID: 30256948
  • health: healthy — spayed
  • personality and behavior: sweet, gentle, loves kisses and treats.
  • adoption fee: $55.00

M A U I   H U M A N E   S O C I E T Y

Puunene, HI 96784

adoptions@mauihumanesociety.org
tel: (808) 877-3680, ext 201

Is Zena not the right fit for you? See other animals available from this shelter. If you are not currently looking for a pet or live in a different state or country, please consider donating to the organization so that they can keep caring for stray and abandoned animals in Hawaii. Thank you!

 

READATHON WRAP-UP: Sci-Fi Summer

I’ve finally caught up on readathon posts, which means I’m getting back into the swing of things, reading included. I mentioned this in my other readathon wrap-up, but I fell into a major reading slump at some point and have been trying to drag my way through it, which means I didn’t read nearly as much as I wanted. Regardless, I still read quite a bit, so let’s talk about books! In case you’ve forgotten, the only requirement of SciFi Summer was to read science fiction and fantasy.

pages read: 1870
books completed: 4 (+2 started)

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ADOPTABLE PET OF THE DAY: April (Macon, GA)

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  • general info: adult | female | cat — domestic short hair
  • health: healthy — spayed, vaccinated | previously had kittens
  • personality and behavior: house-trained. very affectionate (loves being a lap-warmer!), playful.
  • compatibility: NEEDS A HOME WITHOUT CATS. good with children.
  • adoption fee: $175.00

K I T T Y   C I T Y   C A T   R E S C U E

4530 Knight Road

Macon, GA 31220

kittycitymacon@yahoo.com
tel: (478) 305-7799

Is April not the right fit for you? See other cats available from this shelter. If you are not currently looking for a pet or live in a different state or country, please consider donating to the organization so that they can keep caring for stray and abandoned animals in Georgia. Thank you!

ADOPTABLE PET OF THE DAY: Truffles (Brooksville, FL)

FL TRUFFLES

  • general info: adult | female | pig — pot bellied | ID: 10314847
  • health: healthy
  • personality and behavior: friendly.

H E R N A N D O   C O U N T Y   A N I M A L   S E R V I C E S

19450 Oliver Street

Brooksville, FL 34601

ac@hernandocounty.us
tel: 352-796-5062

Is Truffles not the right fit for you? See other animals available from this shelter. If you are not currently looking for a pet and live nearby, please consider volunteering at the organization. Thank you!

ADOPTABLE PET OF THE DAY: Roscoe (Camden, DE)

DE ROSCOE

  • general info: 7Y | male | dog — shar pei + labrador retriever | ID: 346780
  • health: healthy — neutered, vaccinated
  • personality and behavior: enjoys walks, but needs more leash training.
  • compatibility: APPLICANT MUST BE AN EXPERIENCED OWNER. NEEDS A HOME WITHOUT CATS OR CHILDREN. good with other dogs.
  • adoption fee: $175.00

F I R S T   S T A T E   A N I M A L   C E N T E R
a n d   S P C A

32 Shelter Circle

Camden, DE 19934

k.usilton@fsac-spca.org
tel: 302-943-6032

Is Roscoe not the right fit for you? See other animals available from this shelter. If you are not currently looking for a pet or live in a different state or country, please consider donating to the organization so that they can keep caring for stray and abandoned animals in Delaware. Thank you!

 

ADOPTABLE PET OF THE DAY: Lizzy (Colorado Springs, CO)

CO LIZZY

  • general info: adult | female | horse — thoroughbred
  • health: healthy, vaccinated — left knee has a bump, but she has been cleared for light riding; possibly developing arthritis
  • personality and behavior: can be ridden western or english. has an occasional crow hop. would be a good pasture pet or light riding horse.
  • compatibility: NEEDS AN EXPERIENCED OWNER. good with cats and children.

S O U T H E R N   C O   A N I M A L   R E S C U E
(S C A R)   &   B F A S

16750 Thompson Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80908

pawsnhoovesrescue@gmail.com
tel: 719-494-0158

Is Lizzy not the right fit for you? See other animals available from this shelter. If you are not currently looking for a pet or live in a different state or country, please consider donating to the organization so that they can keep caring for stray and abandoned animals in Colorado. Thank you!

BOOK REVIEW: Passenger

“Know this, pirate,” he said, his hands gripping the railing, “you are my passenger, and I will be damned before I let any harm come to you.”

She was unsure how to respond to the fervor of those words. “Another rule?” she managed finally.

“A promise. If I see that you’re in danger from Ironwood, I will help you escape myself. But should you try to leave on your own, know that I will go to the ends of the earth to bring you back.”


Passengerpassage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods — a powerful family in the colonies — and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’s passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them — whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever.

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