Audiobook Review – Hugh Deal

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Even for a top-gun banker, temptation this hot is quite a gamble in a sexy Wall Street romp from New York Times best-selling author Lauren Layne.

An alpha among the wolves of Wall Street, Kennedy Dawson rose to the top of the pack by striking the right contracts at the right times. But there’s one deal that’s been giving him a run for his money – a pact to never again let his assistant, Kate, get under his skin. She may be smart, gorgeous, and sharp as a whip, but she’s definitely off-limits.

Kate Henley isn’t a banker, but she knows a thing or two about risk management – specifically, about managing her attraction to her smolderingly sexy boss. She already fell once, and Kennedy showed no sign of paying a return on her investment. So when Kennedy’s brother starts pursuing her, Kate figures she has the best of both worlds. Jack is charming, rich, very attentive, and the spitting image of his older brother.

It’s also making Kennedy think twice. But to win Kate’s heart, he’ll have to broker the deal of a lifetime…and prove he’s worth the risk.

This was a fun book and a great ending to everyone’s story. We learn a lot about both Kate and Kennedy through out the other two book. So finally getting to their story I was beyond exited. Lauren Layne does not disappoint with this book. I would have to say that this is my favorite book out of the whole series. I think I keep for getting to put in that theses books are told in weeks. Very unique to the story.

If you have not read the other two reviews then you know how I feel about these two voice actors. They are amazing. Teddy and Samatha I can’t wait till I can listen to them as a duo again. They have been added to my auto buy list.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Happy reading

Much love

Ashten

Audiobook Review – Hard Sell

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He’s a Wall Street wolf. She’s been hired to tame him.

From New York Times best-selling author Lauren Layne comes a wildly sexy novel of business and pleasure.

Twenty-eight and filthy rich, Matt Cannon is the youngest broker on Wall Street. He may be a “boy wonder”, but he’s every inch a man. Ask any woman-any night. But when Matt’s latest fling makes scandalous headlines, his clients get anxious, and his bosses at Wolfe Investments level an ultimatum: Keep his assets zipped, get a “real” girlfriend, and clean up his act. Only one woman can help Matt with something this hard.

For PR genius Sabrina Cross, the best fixer in Manhattan, playing Matt’s steady is going to be a challenge, even if it’s just for show. They already have an explosive history, she can’t stand the cocky party boy, and worse – she can’t stop thinking about him. So who will dare to break her “no touching” rule first? Because when that happens, Matt and Sabrina’s game of let’s pretend will get so hot it could set both their reputations on fire.

This is the second book in the series so if you have not read the first review or read the first book it is called hot asset I would recommend either reading that review or reading the book because it is an amazing story. We are back with Lauren Layne. This is the story of Ian‘s best friend Matt and his other friend Sabrina. We meet them in the first book hot asset at and they have a love hate relationship. Which in this book we get to explore and I think I like this book better than the first one. Lauren writes the characters that feel very 3-D to me. What I mean by that is they are likable there a time do you want to hit them for the choices that they’re making. I guess all in all it feels like you are rooting for your friends. And what an author can make me feel like characters who aren’t real feel like friends you know the author is doing their job.

We are also back with Samantha Cook and Zachary Webber. If you read my last review then you know how I feel about these two together. Zachary is one of my favorite nail narrators actually he is my favorite male narrator. So anything he reads I know I’m going to absolutely love. Samantha was a new to me voice actress when I listen to the first book and she has quickly become one of my top 10 favorite. So everything about them was great. I can’t remember if there was any accidents in this book specifically. So I can’t come in on their range here. However each of them has a great range of voices for their respective parts. You will not be bored while listening to these two. I finish this book in one day that is how much I needed to know the story and how captivated I was by these narrators.

Thank you for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Happy Reading

Much love

Ashten

Winter Book Tag

Hello, wonderlandians! Today I will be answer some question for a tag because I have not done one in a while. I found this tag over at Chelle’s Book Ramblings.

Questions

1. Snow: Name a book that gave you the chills

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Maybe Now by Colleen Hoover. This book was everything this year. I didn’t even know that this book existed until a few months ago. Yes,you read that right. I was so happy to found the book. It was just what I needed. When I read the first book I always like the way that it ended but this book added such a new outlook on to whole story. If you want to read my thought that click the blue link and you can read all of the thoughts on this book.

It is one the I would recommend but only if you have read maybe someday and maybe not. Seriously, these are three books that you have to check and if you have never read a Colleen Hoover book before this is a great series to start off with.

2. Happy Holidays: Name your favorite Holiday book

There is book that I loved It was called the Last Boyfriend by J.S Cooper.

The Last Boyfriend (Forever Love Book 1) by [Cooper, J. S.]

This is not a Christmas book. I just remember reading this book one during Christmas. This is when I was broke and had no job becasue I was in college. When I was getting my associates degree I was not in a place to both work and go to school. I was able to get a lot reading done becasue all I was really able to do what school work and reading. I remember reading and loving this book.

It gave me all the feels. Now thinking about it this is one book I should add to my TBR for next year. I want to do a reread challenge. There are so many book that I was to reread and I will actually have the time since I will be graduation with my bachelors degree. So I will have lots of time that will be freed up and I. I am very excited about this.

3. Crackling Fire: Name a Book you want to throw in a fire.

There are two books that I would throw in to fire to keep my self warm.

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Enough said.

4. Treat yo self: Name a fake book that if made, you would pay any amount of money for. (ie. another harry potter book, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory that came with Chocolate)

I’m not sure but it would have vampires and magic. If it was like Vampire Academy or The Lux Series. I would be down for that. We need another great YA series I feel like there have not been some in a long while.

5. Hot chocolate: Name a book that was sweet at first then became bitter.

For this one I’m going to have to draw blank. I don’t know any books that started off sweet but then became bitter. For these kinds of things I DNF a book if I don’t like it.

6. New Year’s Eve: Most Anticipated book of the new year!

Again for this one I’m gonna have to draw a blank because I don’t really keep up with what’s popular. I find a book that I like and I just read it. I typically tend to read authors who are more indie. Yes I know how that sounds but I really do you read a lot of independent others like once you are self published. It’s not that I’m not in the main stream box it’s just I have found that the more hyped up a book is and the more main stream it is the less I like it. So for me I find a lot of authors through either of them contacting me or I work with a PR company. The but the best way that I find them is bad going on Amazon and looking at the books that are like $.99. I have found some of my favorite authors that way. This goes back to you when I wasn’t able to work and go to school at the same time so because I wasn’t working I had to be very strategic with the money that I was given throughout the year. So for Christmas I would get like $300 in gift cards to iBooks or Amazon and that had to last me until my birthday. Which my birthdays in May so it was like six months and then from my birthday until Christmas. So I became really strategic with how are use my gift cards and how are use my money. So I found a lot of great deals for books that were less than five dollars and I found some amazing authors that way.

7. Family Time: Name a literary family that you would want to be a part of…

So I’m sure a lot of people know that my favorite book is vampire academy so I am assuming this is me assuming you may not assume this but I ask people in my real life and they’re like oh the vampire academy books you want to be related to rose. But that is not the case here there is a book series that I really really love it’s called the Ashen touch trilogy by Kristy Nicolle and I would love to be related to Haedes. And I probably spelled that wrong. But he is amazing I love the character that she wrote and his lineage is freaking awesome and that’s where I wanna B.

8. Wishes: What book do you wish you could re-read for all the feels?

Dear Lord for this one there are so many. I would really like to read in for the vampire academy series again. I would also really love to read listen to the luxe series by Jennifer L Armentrout. I would love to revisit the demon blood series and I’m forgetting the author. It’s really been that long since I’ve read it. I would love to reread the twilight series I haven’t done that in like 10 years. I would love to reread beautiful bastard, Fifty Shades of Grey, the submissive trilogy, that this man series. I mean there’s honestly a lot Gabriel’s in Ferneau that’s becoming a TV show next year. I mean there really is a lot that I would love to re-read and I am making it a goal for next year to re-read and then kind of report back on if I felt the same way about the series. So look out for that next year.

9. Spread the Joy: Who do you tag?

I absolutely tag everybody to do that. Please please please if you do it tag me and let me know so I can please read your responses. The one thing I love about tags is that everybody can do them and everybody’s answer is different.

So if you guys enjoyed this tag please leave a comment down below and tell me what series would you like to reread? Also what book are you most anticipating before the new year?

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of Wonderland. Please do not forget to feed the unicorns on your way out. As it is in the Christmas season they are granting wishes so if you would like a wish granted feed them a treat and they will most likely be more likely to grant you that wish. As it is getting cold out into the human world the mermaids have come back to Wonderland and they are spreading their musical magic.

Until next time

Happy reading

Much love

Ashten

Audiobook Review – Heart Throb

He was just another dad at my daughter’s school. Another very hot, “former teen heartthrob” dad. One I couldn’t get involved with.

Lennox Reign was the hottest teen star, over 15 years ago. Now, he’s staring me daggers across the principal’s office.

Not my fault my daughter got in trouble the first day of school and I seem to have “bad mom” stamped on my forehead.

But now, not only do I have to see Lennox and his very grown-up body at school drop off, but we’re working together on the school bake sale.

If he could just stop being a brooding heart-breaker for like two seconds…

He says he wants to keep the past in the past and move forward with his life, but the closer we get and the more I uncover, the more I can’t help falling for the former actor.

The one who I know could easily break me.

And he will.

Review

Don’t look at the disclaimer out of the way. I did receive a code for free in exchange for an honest review. This in no way hinders my personal opinions on this book as you guys know I am always straightforward and honest about how I feel about that. Now that that’s over with let’s get on into the review.

This is a new to me author. Magan Vernon was such a delight to read her book. Although the book is very short it’s 4 1/2 hours long. There is a a lot of content smashed into a very short time period. It typically I’m not a fan of super short audiobooks because I feel like an author is trying to put a full story into a short amount of time. I don’t feel like the author typically takes their time and the story is rushed.

I do believe that the author did a good job of telling the story in such a way that we got all of the information that was relevant. Do I feel like the story could have been expanded to make it longer absolutely. I thought that this was just going to be wrapped up in a nice little bow and everything would be done by the end of the book that is not the case if you’re not a fan of cliffhangers you will not be a fan of this book. But the second book is out so you can just automatically go and get the e-book or physical copy and read it for yourself. Let me tell you that is what I’m going to go do because this cliff hanger. It’s got me hungry I need to finish this duet. Am I sad that the audiobook for the second book is an out? That question is yes because as you guys know I do prefer audiobooks over all other forms. But we will be getting the e-book.

Magan‘s writing style is great. There’s a great ad in flow to her writing you can just sit down and get lost in this world. That’s what happened for me. When a book has the ability to take me away from my troubles are the stress from my day I know the author is doing their job. When the author is writing the dialogue because for me a story yes the setting and the descriptions are super nice but I’m very much dialogue focused. The author writes it in such a way that you feel like you’re part of that conversation. For me that’s what I look for I don’t want anything that feels forced or sounds weird to my ears. Does the Avenue and flow of natural conversation is what I like. And Magan gives me that in every single chapter. When it comes to the main character I absolutely love her she’s a single mom and I don’t read too many books about single moms and single dad’s. But I absolutely loved it so 10 out of 10 recommend this book to you.

Now when I first for the narrators name Hannah Baker. All I can hear in my head is welcome to your tape.

Anyway Miss Hannah baker is a new narrator to me as well. So we are getting a lot of firsts in this post. Hannah did such an amazing job and you guys know I’m very picky about my narrators. She had a really good range when it came to the voices. There weren’t too many because it was such a condensed time but for the characters that we did have it there was individual voices for each of them. Extra points for her pulling off little kids voices. She enunciate really well there were no other accents except a southern one and I thought she pulled it off really well it sounded truly authentic.

Since I’m not a sound engineer everything sounded good. I have no complaints they were new awkward pauses there was no background noise so all in all I think the engineers did a great.

Will you guys be checking out this book if you do leave me a comment to let me know? If you read this book what are you guys think about it leave me a comment?

Until next time

Happy reading

Much love

Ashten

Audiobook review – Marketville mysteries

Audiobook Series Tour: Marketville Mysteries by Judy Penz Sheluk

Author: Judy Penz Sheluk

Narrator: Claira Jordyn

Series: Marketville Mysteries, Book 1

Publisher: Judy Penz Sheluk

Released: Jul. 31, 2017

Genre: Mystery

What goes on behind closed doors doesn’t always stay there.

Calamity (Callie) Barnstable isn’t surprised to learn she’s the sole beneficiary of her late father’s estate, though she is shocked to discover she has inherited a house in the town of Marketville – a house she didn’t know existed. However, there are conditions attached to Callie’s inheritance: she must move to Marketville, live in the house, and solve her mother’s murder.

Callie’s not keen on dredging up a 30-year-old mystery, but if she doesn’t do it, there’s a scheming psychic named Misty Rivers who is more than happy to expose the Barnstable family secrets. Determined to thwart Misty and fulfill her father’s wishes, Callie accepts the challenge. But is she ready to face the skeletons hidden in the attic? Find out.

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Judy Penz Sheluk is the Amazon international bestselling author of the Glass Dolphin Mystery and Marketville Mystery series. Her short stories can be found in several collections, including Live Free or Tri and The Best Laid Plans, which she edited. Judy is also a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and Crime Writers of Canada, where she serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors. Find her at http://www.judypenzsheluk.com.

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Narrator Bio

Claira Jordyn is an on-camera and voice over actress based in New York City. She can most recently be heard on a variety of television and radio commercials encouraging you to ski in Colorado, shop at Old Navy and also to try a particularly popular makeup brand this holiday season. She can also be heard reading countless books including Opaque, The Endless Horizons Sagas and an upcoming retelling of children’s fairytales. She lives just north of New York with her husband and super mutt Junebug, loves telling stories for a living and is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to do that every day.

Hello Wonderlandians long time no talk. I am back I know I need to be more active on this blog so will start with this review. So let’s jump into this. It Iowa’s very excited when I was able to receive and review this book. This author is new to me and I’m always on the hunt for new authors. Judy’s story was an absolute delight to read it. Mystery isn’t typically my thing but I pretty much listened to the entire audiobook in one sitting. Judy’s writing is very fluid. If that makes sense. This amazing mystery grabs you and takes you on a really cool ride. Trust me when I say I was not able to put this book down. Since it’s a mystery I don’t want to give too much away. I will leave you with it is definitely a must read. Now let’s talk about the narrator.

Claira Jordyn is a new voice actress to me. She was such a delight to listen to she really brought the characters alive. I will say though I did amp up the listening speed to about x 2.50 I do find that for me this was a good speed to listen to. Miss Jordyn does read a little slow for my liking but once I was able to speed it up I find that her voice really is very nice to listen to. I liked her range of voices. She annunciated each word to where I was able to understand. You guys know I have a thing about females doing male voices and males doing female voices I think she did an amazing job with switching over to a male character. There was one person who had an accent that I can remember and it was a British accent and I think the voice actress did an amazing job. It did sound very authentic and realistic.

Now let’s talk about the overall production of the audiobook itself. In the beginning there were a few areas where I could hear the narrator take like a breath of air or I could hear her swallowing. Other times there was a bit of a background noise. But I wouldn’t say that it was anything too bad to where it made me wanna stop listening to the audiobook. It honestly was like maybe three seconds and then it was gone. So other than that little blip I thought the production was really well professionally done. The sound mixing was great. I was very overall happy.

 

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Judy Penz Sheluk. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Q&A with Author Judy Penz Sheluk
  • Do you believe certain types of writing translate better into audiobook format? I believes it completely depends on choosing the right narrator. I have a collection of three short mystery stories that comes in at about an hour. Kate Tyler narrates that and she does a great job, absolutely nails it. But as much as I enjoyed working with her—she’s a complete pro—and loved her narration of Live Free or Tri, she didn’t have the right voice for Calamity (Callie) Barnstable, the protagonist in my Marketville mystery series. Find the right narrator, and any book will be a good fit for audio. After all, just like traditional readers, audiobook listeners have a variety of interests.
  • Was a possible audiobook recording something you were conscious of while writing? Not initially, no, in fact, when I first started writing I never thought any of my books would end up on audio. However, when we were recording (narrator Kelli Lindsay) A Hole in One, book 2 in my Glass Dolphin mystery series, Kelli pronounced Graham Gilroy as “Gram Gilroy.” I’m from Canada (Toronto area) and here Gram is short for Grandma…we say Gray-ham. I consulted with fellow members of Sisters in Crime and discovered this is very much a regional thing. Some parts of the U.S. say Gray-ham, and others, like California, say Gram. Because the book is set in Canada, Kelli switched to the Canadian pronunciation.
    • Fast forward to writing A Fool’s Journey, book 3 in my Marketville mystery series, and I have my protagonist, Callie, entering a foyer. Now, in Canada we say Foy-eh, but I know from watching house hunting shows set in the U.S. that Americans say Foy-ur. To avoid another Gram/Gray-ham situation, I switched it to “Callie entered the front hallway.”
  • Were there any real life inspirations behind your writing? All of my books are loosely inspired by real life events, emphasis on the loosely. The idea for Skeletons in the Attic came to me while I waited with my husband, Mike, in our lawyer’s office in Newmarket, Ontario. We were there to update our wills, and our lawyer’s goldendoodle kept us company while our lawyer was detained at court. The opening scenes of the book are culled directly from that experience: While Mike spent the time reading back issues of Bicycling Magazine, I started thinking… “What if I was here, not to update my will, but to inherit…what if there were strings attached…what if I inherited something I had no idea had existed…what if that something was a house in a small town called…Marketville.” I started scribbling notes down (I always keep a notebook and pen in my purse) and by the time our lawyer arrived I had finished chapter 1.
    • In the case of Past & Present, the inspiration came from a train case found at the back of my late mother’s clothes closet. I’d never seen the documents inside—her immigration papers from 1952, an old passport, her mother’s death certificate, among other things—made me want to delve into a past she’d pretty much kept to herself. Before long, that research became Callie’s research. The book is dedicated to the memory of my mother, Anneliese Penz, and there is a character in the book named Anneliese Prei, who was murdered in 1956 in Toronto, after immigrating to Canada in 1952. Prei was my mother’s (my grandmother’s) maiden name, something I learned for the first time from the death certificate in that train case. A personal aside: Skeletons in the Attic was the last book my mother read.
  • How do you manage to avoid burn-out? What do you do to maintain your enthusiasm for writing?Burn-out is what I felt working in a 9-5 corporate world, mostly in management positions. In 2003, I walked away from that life and started to work as a freelance journalist, which eventually led to Senior Editing positions for several different magazines. In 2012, I went to a writing conference as a reader and came away knowing I had to write a book; the result was The Hanged Man’s Noose (published July 2015 in print/ebook and in Nov. 2017 in audio). My writing journey hasn’t always been easy, but I’ve never looked back. There’s something magical about creating a world, living in it for weeks and months, and knowing when to write THE END. By the time I do that, I’ve already got an idea or two for another book.
  • If this title were being made into a TV series or movie, who would you cast to play the primary roles? I’ve been told that this series would adapt well to film, so I love this question. In Skeletons in the Attic, Callie is 36, so perhaps Evangaline Lilly, who is also Canadian. Kate Hudson would make a great Chantelle Marchand, Callie’s best friend and, in Past & Present, her business partner. But wouldn’t it be fun if the role of Callie became a breakout for an actress hoping for the perfect part. Let’s put that thought out there in the universe: The Marketville Mystery Movie Series. I do like the sound of that!
  • What do you say to those who view listening to audiobooks as “cheating” or as inferior to “real reading”?There’s an old saying: You can’t judge a book by its cover. You also can’t judge a person because they choose to listen to a book, for whatever reason, instead of reading it. Even when it comes to “real reading” people have different preferences: hardcover, large print, paperback, e-book…as an author, I’m delighted if someone enjoys what I’ve written, regardless of format.
  • In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of writing a stand-alone novel vs. writing a series? I’ve written two series (Marketville and Glass Dolphin mysteries), and zero standalones, though I am working on a standalone. The pros of a series is you create a world and then keep adding to it, so it becomes familiar, not just to the author, but to the reader. The cons are exactly the same: it becomes familiar, meaning the author must allow the characters to grow and age. A standalone can be freeing…everything is shiny and new and you don’t have to worry if your character suddenly does something completey out of character (in the way you would with a series) because no one really “knows” that character yet. The con is that from a marketing perspective, there’s no one following the series, or waiting for the next book in the series. Because there is no expectation, it’s easy to put the project aside for another day.
  • What’s your favorite:Food: cheese pizza, but any non-meat topping pizza will make me smile
    • Song: Bulletproof by Jim Cuddy
    • Book: Emily Climbs by L.M. Montgomery, which I first read as a young girl, and is one of the few books I’ve read more than once.
    • Television show: Gilmore Girls
    • Movie: The Sting (tied for second, Primal Fear and The First Wives Club)
    • Band: Blue Rodeo
    • Sports team: Toronto Maple Leafs though I’ve recently hopped on the Raptors bandwagon
    • City: Toronto
  • Are any of those things referenced in appearance in your work? Callie loves pizza, though she orders it with hot peppers and extra sauce. I mention Blue Rodeo and Jim Cuddy in my Glass Dolphin series. And there’s a scene in A Hole in One, book 2 in my Glass Dolphin series, where Arabella recites lines from The Sting. That’s an old movie, but it holds up. If it was re-released, as is, it would still be a runaway hit. Great cast, great writing.
  • What bits of advice would you give to aspiring authors?I always answer this question with a quote from Agatha Christie: “There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don’t want to, don’t much like what you’re writing, and aren’t writing particularly well.”

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY WONDERLADIANS!

Hello, wonderlandians. So earlier this week I told you I had a very special post. Today is my blogs first birthday!

I started this blog a year ago because I love my love a book reviewing on YouTube. I wanted to keep reviewing. I thought why not start a blog. I gave myself six months and if I didn’t like it then it would be gone. I’m so happy how much I love the book blogging community. I have made friends over over this year. I have discovers some new books that I have loved. 

I know that i’m saying that I love a lot of things. I think the most important part of this blog is you my reader. My fellow wonderlandians. Without you I don’t think I would have kept blogging. This is your birthday too. So for all of you I’m thankful. I’m going to keep this post short and sweet or else I’m going to end up looking like this. 

Also, I will now be posting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. So my free Friday posts will be back in full swing. Also, if you guys don’t follow my on Instagram please do it’s @wonderlandiansbooks. I’m the most active on there. I post to my stories and IGTV (or at least I will be) doing vlog type things. 

Okay. I think I’m going to go. I’m starting to look like this while writing this. 

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As always thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out. We are in the Christmas season so they are granting wishes. Plus the mermaids are back because it’s to cold out in the human world. 

Until next time 

Much love and Happy reading 

Ashten 

Tag Tuesday – Reading Habits

Hello, wonderlandians. How is your Tuesday going? Mine started off really good I got some reading done.

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This is the best thing to do when I start trying to get up in the morning.  I have a great tag for you today. I got this idea off Dreamland Book Blog. I thought it would be fun to do this so you could get to know my reading habits. Let me know if you do any of these things.

Reading Habits
1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Yes, my bedroom I don’t leave my room when I am home. Sometimes I will venture out in to our living room, but mostly my boyfriend is out there doing his thing playing video games.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Bookmark
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?

I can stop reading whenever it does not bug me.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Both. Like you have to have at least something to drink. If I know that i am going to to be going hard core on my reading that day. I will make sure that I have book and drinks at the ready or easy stuff to make.

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

Both I like it as background noise.
6. One book at a time or several at once?

Several books at once. I can’t read just one book at a time.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere

8. Reading out lout or silently in your head?

Silently in my head.
9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

Sometimes. I really try not to but  I get really curious.
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

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Keeping the spine like brand new
11. Do you write in your books?

Yes, I am currently in the middle of writing two books. If you guys want to know about then let me know.

Readabits
1. When do you find yourself reading? Morning, afternoon, evening, whenever you get the chance or all the time?

Whenever I can get the chance.

2. What is your best setting to read in?

My bedroom

3. What do you do first – Read or Watch?

Read
4. What form do you prefer? Audiobook, E-book or physical book?

Audiobook and E-book
5. Do you have a unique habit when you read?

Nope

6. Do book series have to match?

Yes, it is drives me crazy when they don’t match.

Thank you all for joining me here in out little part of wonderland. Don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Monday Madness

Hello, wonderlandians! It is Monday. . .

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(Monday Mood)

Today’s topic is something that I have wanted to talk about for a bit. I keep seeing around the YouTube sphere and well as the Blog-o-sphere. There is a really interesting question that has been going around. It is about audiobooks. Are they real reading or not? If you listen to audiobooks does this make you not a real reader because you are not physically reading the book? These are the questions that I have been seeing. Everyone has really strong opinions on if this makes you a real reader.

As someone who listened to audiobooks almost exclusively over the better part of two year yes I say that I am real reader. I am consuming the same story just in a different format. You just have to make sure that you are getting the unabridged recording to audionbook. If you are getting the abridged version they are cutting out huge chunks of the story to cut down on the amount of listening time.

I guess I get somewhat mad when people say that listening to a book makes me not a real reader. When I wad a kid the only way I read was with an audiobook.

I really just wanted to get the converstation startm Let me onow waht you think. I will be making a more indepth post about this soon.

Thank you for joining me here in our part of wonderland. Don’t forget to feed the unicrons on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Free Friday

Hello, my wonderlandians! It is Friday! You has got that Friday feeling? Here I have another free book for you. This time this is one that I have not read. So I am interested to see how I will like.

Tainted: A Young Adult Dystopian Series (The ARC Book 1) by [Moody, Alexandra]

Synopsis 

Find out what it means to be tainted in this post-apocalyptic future where the secrets are as deep and dark as the fallout shelter humanity survives in. 

 

Elle Winters lost everything when the day of impact transformed Earth’s surface into an icy, desolate wasteland. All she has ever known are the artificial confines of underground fallout shelter, the ARC. Under the Council’s rule, ruthless officials roam the hallways, community comes first and everyone lives in fear of failing their annual testing. With one simple blood test you could be taken away without any warning or a word of goodbye.

There are only a few people in the ARC who Elle truly cares about and she desperately tries to keep them at arm’s length away for fear of losing someone else. Especially, her best friend Sebastian who she denies her feelings for, even from herself.

Chilling secrets and mysterious disappearances plague the ARC, but Elle would never dare to voice the forbidden questions that linger on her lips. That is until they take the wrong person.

No one is truly safe in the ARC and Elle is about to experience her own personal apocalypse. With nothing left to lose she will risk everything to uncover the truth about the tainted.

Will she find what she’s looking for or are some secrets better left buried deep underground?

Don’t miss the first book in this young adult series!

This book look really good and I am so glad that I found this book to share with you.
Let me know if you are going to check it out.
Thank you for joining me here in wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way.
Until next time
Much love
Ashten
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Monday Madness – 2018 Reading Challenges

Hello, my wonderlandians. Happy New Year!

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How is your New Years Day going? I have been reading all day. I am taking a break so I can write this blog post for you. I have decided to do many different kinds of challenges this year. Are you guys doing any kind of reading challenges this year?

Number 1

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So I am doing the Good Reads reading challenge.  I want to read 200 books this year. I am happy to say I have finished two books today.

Number 2

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The Bad Boys of Romance Reading Challenge 2018

This one just looked fun.

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2018 Audiobook Challenge

I love audiobooks. This one is perfect for me.

Then I have made the announcement about the Jan Jam Jar challenge.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. They unicorn love all the treats that you have been giving them. Keep it up.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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