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Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads

Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads

Author of the Gods of Myth series. 
"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you."

Reading progress update: I've read 126 out of 301 pages.
Hope Never Dies - Andrew Shaffer

I don't like to bitch about my problems unless it's healthcare related. But I am having one awful night. Husband is out of the country, son's taekwondo dojong had the water off and I needed the bathroom, and now I have 3 cats peeing wherever they please. One peed on my electric blanket right in front of me. Another peed on the dog's blanket so much I had to throw it out. The last is peeing on the floor in front of the litter box. I'm dying. All I wanted to do today was read my book in the bathtub before bed and now I'm having to go scrub the floors and run laundry. FML

 

Sorry but sometimes you just gotta blow off some steam. I'm glad I get to spend Thanksgiving alone. My son will be with the inlaws so I get to eat a chicken alfredo bake by myself while binging Wilkos and then playing Spyro Reignited. That's my idea of a holiday. 

 

Edit: I'm also sorry. I just realized a lot of you I talk to on here I wasn't following. So im working to fix this. 

Reading progress update: I've read 98 out of 301 pages.
Hope Never Dies - Andrew Shaffer

Secret Service Steve is a trip. Completely devoid of a sense of humor.

 

And Barack and Joe at the motel makes me think of a story Bob Saget told. He and John Stamos witnessed a bad car wreck and went to help the woman. She was knocked out and when she came to, all she could see was Danny Tanner and Jessie. So they fucked with her and spoke in character. Can you imagine what she thought?

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I got this gem while he was playing. He scared himself into flying out of the room. I found him in our extra bedroom walking around like "wtf".

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This is every morning right after he gets uncovered. Loud and proud.

Reading progress update: I've read 71 out of 301 pages.
Hope Never Dies - Andrew Shaffer

When he was in office, I wasn't a huge fan of his. But Lord, now, how I miss this man. I miss both of them. 

Reading progress update: I've read 21 out of 301 pages.
Hope Never Dies - Andrew Shaffer

This book is amazing already. 

Review
4 Stars
The Meg
Meg - Steve Alten

This was going to be a 5 star rating, but the book needed editing. There were a few grammatical errors that were easy to spot. Also took half a star for the misogyny. It didn't bother me too much because it was military guys being that way, and that's just the nature of them. My husband tells me stories of his buddies that would make my skin crawl if I knew it wasn't a joke.

 

Anyway, the plot was fast paced, the characters varied, and the settings well described. My recommendation is to not read Meg: Origins first, even though it's in the front of the book. Read the actual novel then go back and read the prequel. It gives things more suspense. 

Reading progress update: I've read 271 out of 504 pages.
Meg - Steve Alten

 

Reading progress update: I've read 170 out of 504 pages.
Meg - Steve Alten

I'm just going to go ahead and tell you: I am one of the crazies that doesn't quite believe Megs are extinct. We don't know anything about the depths of the ocean, so I will not say something like a giant shark can't be out there. They found a fish they thought was extinct swimming off the coast of Australia a few years ago. So I reserve judgment. 

Reading progress update: I've read 44 out of 504 pages.
Meg - Steve Alten

Felt a slump coming on so I broke out something I have been saving for such a moment. Loved the movie. Love Megalodons in general. Giant sharks fascinate and terrify me. I bought this entire series, and so far this is really good. It isn't so Michael Crichton that it bores me, but it does have a lot of science in it. This author clearly understands deep sea diving and submersibles. This was definitely a good choice to read while I wait on my Ginsberg audiobook to come up for checkout.

 

 

My real Meg tooth is almost 4 inches long. That would make the shark almost 40 feet. Scary, huh?

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Buy this book. Proceeds go to hurricane survivors.
Buy this book. Proceeds go to hurricane survivors.
Reading progress update: I've read 80 out of 335 pages.
My Own Words - Wendy W. Williams, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Is anyone else sick right now? I woke up with a bad cold yesterday. And a lady problem. So I'm miserable. It's been straight Alka Seltzer and Nyquil for 24 hours. My throat is so sore and my whole body hurts. I'm turning in.

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RIP Stan Lee. You brought us so much.
RIP Stan Lee. You brought us so much.
Reading progress update: I've read 10 out of 335 pages.
My Own Words - Wendy W. Williams, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth spent her early married years here in Oklahoma! I am already impressed. 

 

Not that I wasn't anyway, but you get what I mean.

Form Voltron!

 

My husband bought me this! An early birthday gift. Wanna see it? Scroll down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, FORM VOLTRON!!!

 

 

9 hours of work. Over 2300 pieces. Lots of swearing. And one entire audiobook. But damn, if it isn't a beauty!

Reading progress update: I've read 145 out of 320 pages.
Lethal Guardian (Pinnacle True Crime) - M. William Phelps

I started this book 2 Novembers ago, and I was loving it. I was just so burned out at the time I shelved it for another day. I guess I will finally knock it out. M. William Phelps is one of my favorite crime authors.