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Taking Time by Mike Murphey - Review

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The year is 2044. Housed in a secret complex beneath the eastern Arizona desert, a consortium of governments and corporations have undertaken a program on the scale of the Manhattan Project to bludgeon the laws of physics into submission and make time travel a reality. Fraught with insecurities, Marshall Grissom has spent his whole life trying not to call attention to himself, so he can’t imagine he would be remotely suited for the role of time travel pioneer. He’s even less enthusiastic about this corporate time-travel adventure when he learns that nudity is a job requirement. The task would better match the talents of candidates like the smart and beautiful Sheila Schuler, or the bristle-tough and rattlesnake-mean Marta Hamilton. As the project evolves into a clash between science and corporate greed, conflicts escalate. Those contributing the funding are mostly interested in manipulating time travel for profit, and will stop at nothing, including murder, to achieve their goal…

Music Monday: Best Music Moments From Supernatural, Season 9 & 10

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.


Quite awhile back, I started a series featuring some of my favorite music from Supernatural and I've finally decided to keep going with it.  Last time, around I focused on season 7 and 8, so this time I'm sharing my favorites from seasons 9 & 10.  For season 9, I've picked If You Want To Get To Heaven by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils from episo…

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity #2) by Elizabeth Wein + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook. Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post. As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader. Then, for 50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.


Happy Friday everyone!  This week I'm spotli…

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Red In The Title

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is Books with Colors In the Titles, but I'll be narrowing it down to those that have red in the title.  Here are some of my I've enjoyed, in alphabetical order by title:


Blood Red Road (The Dust Lands #1) by Moira Young


Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin


The Red Plague Affair (Bannon & Claire #2) by Lilith Saintcrow


Red Rising (Red Rising Saga #1) by Pierce Brown


The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses #1) by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu


Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard #2) by Scott Lynch


Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston


Redshirts by John Scalzi


Sherlock Holmes: The Red Tower by Mark A. Latham


Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop


What are some of your favorite books have colors in the title?  Have you read any of these books?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

Music Monday: folklore

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.

I surprised myself this past week and listened to Taylor Swift's new album folkloreand even bigger of a surprise to me I loved the album. I have a feeling I'll be listening to it quite a bit in the future too.  Normally, I like hearing her music well enough on the radio but I usually don't search it out. So me looking this up and being hook…

PopCulture Readathon - Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

Happy Saturday everyone! Today, I'm featuring my wrap up and mini reviews for the PopCulture Readathon, created and hosted by Whitney @ bookswhitme (with some assistance from Lorryn @ Reading Parental) which lasted the entire month of July.  I challenged myself to complete the entire Thrill Ride bingo board (here's my original tbr) and I actually managed to do it!  I think I had a pretty great reading month.  Without further, check out my mini reviews of the books I completed in the order I read them in:

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, but I need more western fantasy novels in my life.  I didn't realize quite how much I needed a book like The Curse of Jacob Tracy (Jacob Tracy #1)by Holly Messinger.  It is incredibly entertaining and has a great set of characters with just the perfect dash of horror.  I wouldn't mind seeing this adapted as a tv series actually.  I can't wait to read book two, Curious Weather, which was just released at the e…

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0) by Suzanne Collins + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by 


Happy Friday everyone!  This week I'm spotlighting one of my current reads, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0) by Suzanne Collins.  It is my final PopCulture Readathon book - I'm not sure if I'll manage to finish it in time.  Honestly, I'm not quite sure what to think about this one so far.
Beginning:

Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again.

56:

But who was he to feel superior?

50/50 Friday: Overrated/ Underrated Series


Overrated - Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard - I definitely don't get the hype for this series.  The first book was an okay mashup of the X-Men meets The Hunger Games, but after that it went down hill.  I actually only read the first three books and never made it as far the finale.  I just couldn't do it anymore once I realized (near the end of King'…

2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge - Update #7 & Mini Reviews

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today, I'm sharing my seventh progress update and set of mini reviews for the books I've completed since my last update for the 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge.  I've completed 2 books since then, for a total of 42 of 50 books complete.  I've got 8 books left to go Without further ado, here we go in the order I read them in:


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I love the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett and Mort is easily one of my favorites.  I don't know why I put off reading the first installment of Death's subseries of novels because it is excellent.  Let's just say Death himself and Mort are quite a pair.  Yes, Death goes on a journey to take a much needed vacation and to find himself after he takes on Mort as his apprentice to take over his duties, and yes, Mort is actually pretty awful at like everything.  It's real comedy gold.  Plus, I love all the little tidbits that tie out into the main series.

My review is also on Goodreads.



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