Rabbit Reads

I will read almost anything once.

A year Straight

A Year Straight: Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Lesbian Beauty Queen - Elena Azzoni

I'm gonna go with...NO. I read some reviews.

Not only does she still identify as a lesbian while with a cis-gendered man...NO! PLEASE stop giving asshole men the idea that they could be the one to "change" you as they aggressively hound you. I don't blame women for this, but this isn't helping the situation. NO MEANS NO, MEN. Doesn't matter who this person is or identifies.

She could identify as Queer or even bisexual, but she refuses to.

Attraction to women =/= lesbian, for everyone.

BISEXUALITY and other identities DO exist.

I blame media/culture's narrative that all women who have some form of attraction to women are automatically lesbian. THERE IS A SPECTRUM BETWEEN STRAIGHT AND GAY/LESBIAN.

SO, I'm skipping this one. Sorry not sorry.

Now to read one of my horror novels that I've been "Currently reading"

I need something to cleanse the palate after that romance novel. :P

Copper Fire (The Delaneys, #10) (Delaneys: The Untamed Years #3)

Copper Fire (The Delaneys, #10) - Fayrene Preston

This was an odd, but amusing one for me.

Lazy review time:

-The love scenes were unique for sure. The hero has the ability to suck the energy out of you through your nipples. I lol'd out loud at that.
-There were traitorous bodies, to a degree.
-The novel ended on a cliff-hanger. I might have to get my hands on the next one.
-The heroine, Brianne, was actually okay for me. I like spitfires who aren't completely idiotic, imho.
-The hero was a knock-off Rhett (from Gone with the Wind) named Sloan.
-This was a quick read once I really got into this, though there were several plot lines that were never really finished in this one. It might get covered in the next book after this one. The kidnapping plot device of Brianne's brother ended disappointedly, and was never really given the proper denouement.
-Cover Snark: I would say this book took place in the 19th century, but the heroine is wearing 80's blue eyeshadow. I'm not an expert on makeup during the 19th century, but I don't think that was accurate.
-Brianne is also a redhead, I heart redheads. :D
-This one was actually light-hearted and trying to be funny; sometimes it was, sometimes it wasn't.

I've had enough of Anne Rice's bullshit

I've officially added anne rice to my do-not-buy list. I refuse to buy any of her books new. I will buy them used, since she won't get my money. I will get her books from my library, but I will not give her my money directly.

 

This makes me sad, because I read a lot of the first three vampire chronicle's books in high school and even within the last couple of years. 

GoT/Taylor Swift mashup!

Reblogged from Grimlock ♥ Inhumans:

Really well done video!

 

Click on link to take you to The Nerdist Presents for the video.   

Sorry I haven't been around lately

I got hit with a pretty bad flu bug that has kept me down and out since Tuesday. I'm feeling a lot more human now, so I will try to be active again soon. :)

Practical Protection Magick: Guarding & Reclaiming Your Power

Practical Protection Magick: Guarding & Reclaiming Your Power - Ellen Dugan

There has to be better protection manuals out there is my tl;dr review for this.

Not only was the author condescending and patronizing to the reader, it was reaching Silver RavenWolf's levels. I was offended as a reader, I would be really offended if I was a fan of her works. Also her attitude towards anyone who curses, regardless of reasons, was just ugh. There are valid reasons for cursing people. *shakes fist* There was so much bitterness seeping through the pages, I feel like I have to cleanse my kindle app. :P

Also her chapter about physical fitness is just wrong and offensive. I could buy maybe taking martial arts or a self-defense course, but everything else was just not a good look. I say this as someone who works out, but is still plus sized (and I'm not bothered by that fact).

There was nothing really new here, and there were a few things that I did love, mostly a spell or a ritual here and there.

There were more personal stories then actual how-to, which is not always a bad thing, but it irritated the fuck out of me while reading.

Received this book for free, ethically, from tuebl.

Natural Witchery: Intuitive, Personal & Practical Magick

Natural Witchery: Intuitive, Personal & Practical Magick - Ellen Dugan

This was a decent primer, though you can see Cunningham's influence. I would say this book is for more beginner Wiccans, then other types of Pagans. There were still some cool stuff in here, but not all is relevant to my path, since I am not Wiccan.

I need reccs to Pagan/Spiritual books without the Wiccan influence, please? I don't mind the wheel of the year, or elemental work, or even general spells/invocations. I'm at the point where I skim ethic portions in these books, because I am not Wiccan, I don't follow their ethic code. I have my own. Anyone got reccs?

Also got this ebook for free, and ethically too, from tuebl.

Walking the Tiger: Healing Trauma

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences - Peter A. Levine, Ann  Frederick

This was a very unique healing from trauma book. It takes another look at PTSD and other forms of anxiety/panic disorders, and gives us other tools along with our therapy/medication. I believe this will be great help to me, personally.

Random/Off-Topic

Florence + the Machine and Marina and the Diamonds are both coming out with new albums this year! Don't disappoint me, girls! :D

 

So excited.

Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, A Pregnant Teenager

Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, A Pregnant Teenager - Beatrice Sparks

When I got this as a blind item for a quarter at my local library, I thought, well this sounds like it could be a good snark read, and I might be surprised.

The more time it sat on my book shelf the less I wanted to put myself through that. I'm just being honest. So I'm re-donating it to the library. I hope the next person enjoys this OR/AND snarks it (for me). :)

I'm not saying it was a bad book, I just have low-expectations for it. Who knows I may regret re-donating it. >:D

I've actually did writing today (YAY!) after all the drama and angry/annoyed feelings I didn't want to read today. 

 

So, I've just recently started re-listening to this song again. I kept playing it on repeat as I wrote. :)

 

Caught a Lite Sneeze- Tori Amos < 3

I'm importing some of my latest csv files from GR

I will edit all the changes later. 

Have a Killer Friday the 13th!

Reblogged from Lornographic Material:

Today begins a week of freebies and announcements from the Bad Apples Crew (Jason Parent, Evans Light, Adam Light, Gregor Xane, and myself, Edward Lorn). To kick off this event, the first Cruelty Omnibus (Episodes 1-5) is free. Yes, the whole thing. A novel's worth of material free, free, FREE! I might possibly be crazy...

 

Furthermore, my fellow Bad Apples buddies will be giving away stuffs over the next five days. Keep your ear to the ground for future freebies, as I will be posting them as they drop. Feel free to share everything I post. The more the merrier. 

 

Tomorrow is going to be a very special Valentine's Day. 

 

Click on the cover image below to grab your free book today!

 

This is why we can't have nice things

I'm debating on just writing one lined teaser reviews on GR, and linking to reviews on here and my wordpress. I might make a few exceptions like when I review/snark bodice rippers, ARCS, and more mainstream works. I think Indies will automatically be one-lined reviews on the GR space and the rest elsewhere. Even with authors that I know online. (Which sucks, because I know with them it won't be an issue, but I want to be impartial when it comes to indies as a whole, so no one can call me out on that). WHY DO SOME AUTHORS HAVE TO BE SUCH ASSHATS?!

 

I don't like feeling that I have to watch exactly what I say when I write reviews, especially snarking BOOKS. It's one of the reasons, most likely subconsciously, that writing reviews has gone down the toilet for me. I hate writing reviews now, it feels like a chore, and I hate feeling that way. I think that explains my angry reviews sometimes, because I don't review to ruin people's lives, but if I hate something I'm not going to be all sunshine and roses about it. I hate feeling like I can't speak my mind, and blah. 

 

I like GR, simply because I have carved out a little niche of friendships on there, I like how the site is set up. I don't want to leave or be banned. So they have me by the ovaries, and I HATE THAT. I have enough personal bullshit to deal with, I don't need this.

 

I'm annoyed at certain authors whose fragile egos ruin everything. THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS.

 

I will have to change things around, and I hate doing this. I resent doing this. 

My Current Mood:

Reblogged from Derrolyn Anderson:

 

I feel like the cat right now. lol

Currently reading

Soul Kitchen
Poppy Z. Brite
Blackout
Mira Grant
The Billionaire Wins the Game
Melody Anne
Blind Her with Bliss
Nina Pierce
The Mastery of Submission: The Case of the Flemish Adolescent Pupils Learning German
John K. Noyes
At a Journal Workshop
Ira Progroff, Ira Progoff
Wolfhound Century
Peter Higgins
Bones Are Forever
Kathy Reichs
Whodunnit? Murder in Mystery Manor
Anthony E. Zuiker
Progress: 10/456 minutes
Flashman (The Flashman Papers, #1)
George MacDonald Fraser
Progress: 48/252 pages