Girls Of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. It took me a few chapters to get completely invested in this one, but once it hooks you then you have to finish it. An obsessive King uses his power to get everything he wants from his subjects and if you defy him it only angers him more and death is the final decision. Lei is stolen from her village and forced to be one of the Kings concubines. Her rebellion grows and blossoms but she forms bonds and friendships with the other girls at the palace that may be her saving grace. Until one day it all slowly begins to fall apart and choices that will effect the future of everyone involved must be made and they must be made quickly. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Reading People by Anne Bogel

I started this as an Audiobook I borrowed from the library but quickly wanted my own copy so I purchased my copy from Amazon to read. Reading People by Anne Bogel. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This was a fun read for me. I thought I’d grab the Audiobook and listen to a few minutes here and there but I quickly realized I wanted to know more. So I purchased the book on Amazon. It is neat to me to understand what makes others tick and what doesn’t. This book dives into personalities without too many complications or making it too clinical in categorizing every detail and I like that. Anne does a great job of explaining it without it sounding like stereo instructions. My favorite part is when she puts her own family in as examples. It becomes real. It probably helps that she was reading the book to me as I read along too. The Audiobook is narrated by Anne herself so it feels very personable, and not like sitting in a lecture hall. I enjoyed that. So next time you want to take that Facebook quiz that puts you in a box and others in a different box it means you are just as curious as I was. Grab this book, it will help you get the information you are searching for. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren, and Twitter @jason_stacie

February 2018 Wrap Up

February started off a rough reading month for me I went on my first cruise at the beginning of the month for 5 days and hardly read at all that week. The next week I spent playing catch up but I managed to pull it together at some point and finish the month with 23 books. One Audiobook~Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, 4 picture books~John Deere That’s Who and Noah Webster’s Fighting Words by Tracy Nelson Maurer both #kidlitexchange shares, Brightly and Glow by Sophie Carmen, and Monsters A to Z by AJ Cosmo and 18 books~Left Neglected by Lisa Genova with Diverse Book Club on Goodreads~A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle with Madeline from Top Shelf Text #wrinklereadalong on Instagram~Red Clocks by Leni Zumas and Emma In The Night by Wendy Walker both book of the month club books~Love Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed, Bringing Me Back by Beth Vrabel, Pumpkin Spice Secrets by Hillary Homzie, Happily Ever After Ghostcoming, and Happily Ever After Crushed by Orli Zuravicky all #kidlitexchange shares, Please Stay by Greg Payan, The Cowboy and The Unicorn by Kristyn Gasten, We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman, Peacegun by Andreas Hellburg, My Life As A Pop Album by LJ Evans, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern for a buddy read, Saved In Paris by Donnalyn Vojta, Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, and the Bible study I finished up with my sisters Anxious For Nothing by Max Lucado. All my reviews are posted on goodreads.com/StacieBoren go check them out and let’s be friends there too!

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

What an amazing story. I did not actually read this one, I listened to the audio book from my local library app, hoopla. All opinions are my own.🌟🌟🌟🌟 I hung on every word. My heart bled for Angela and then later for the kids. This poor family and all the struggles they had. I also felt Angela’s family were cold and really should have stepped up more to help out but I guess times were different then. This story will truly tug at your heart. Frank survives so many near death experiences and so much neglect you almost have to hate everyone he comes in contact with. His amazing ability to forgive is what keeps this book moving forward. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie, and my blog at readsbystacie.com. screenshot_20180218-092414776992443.png