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More designs are coming!

Alex

 

 

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Top Five Wednesday/ Bloggers Shout Out

Hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and Lainey @ gingerreadslainey.

April 17th: Favorite SFF Booktubers -Booktube SFF Awards Crossover Topic-
— Discuss your favorite booktubers who discuss science fiction and fantasy books! (This is for the Booktube SFF Awards, but you could also include bloggers and IGers as well!)

Hey, as most of you know a life dream of mine is to become a full-time blogger/writer, we all can dream, can’t we? For only that reason I will go with bloggers all the way for this list. However, I feel unfair about choosing five to make it on the list. So, I’m going to pick by going on my reader’s section on WordPress and choose five book blogs at random. I think as a twist I’ll add a song to which blog.

Halei at degeneratereads

I just found her blog a few days ago and she writes awesome posts, also thanks for the likes girl.

The Song

 

Linda at Linda’s Little Library

Her blog like mine, is still small but growing fast.

The Song

 

Katy At Books And Munches

She always makes me hunger.

The Song

 

Miriam at shadowriverdaleharley

She tagged me in a few tags and we become friends.

The song

 

Terra  at Bookbanditblog

She’s a good friend of mine and we do buddy reads together, thanks for caring about me girl.

The Song

Hope you enjoyed,

Alex

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Hosted by thatartsyreadergirl.

April 16: Rainy Day Reads (submitted by Shayna @ Clockwork Bibliotheca)

If you know me, you know that I love rain and read so this week’s list is right up my alley!. For this week, I’ll be listing books that I read this year so far.

Can't Escape Love (Reluctant Royals, #3.5)
Can’t Escape Love
(Reluctant Royals #3.5)
by Alyssa Cole

This is a novella, but I wanted a full novel with these characters, however, having said that it’s still good to the point that I gave it four stars.

Brown Girl Dreaming
Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson is nonfiction poetry that if you’re looking for a quick read, this is the perfect read for you.

Angel (Maximum Ride, #7)
Angel
(Maximum Ride #7)
by James Patterson

I never knew that James Patterson wrote fantasy but he does, and his books are always quick to read.

Day of the Accident
Day of the Accident
by Nuala Ellwood

Is it really an accident? Go read it to find out!

Five Feet Apart
Five Feet Apart
by Rachael Lippincott,
 Mikki Daughtry
, Tobias Iaconis

If you need a good cry, this book is for you and you can go watch the movie right after. My book review is here.

Friend Request
Friend Request
by Laura Marshall

This is creepy good!

Louisiana Longshot (Miss Fortune Mystery, #1)
Louisiana Longshot
(Miss Fortune Mystery #1)
by Jana Deleon

This will help your crave for funny and mystery.

The Saffron Gate
The Saffron Gate
by Linda Holeman

Historical Fiction and showcasing culture.

A Dog's Way Home
A Dog’s Way Home
(A Dog’s Way Home)
by W. Bruce Cameron

If you’re looking for something different.

House of the Hanged
House of the Hanged
by Mark Mills

For the action lovers!

Alex

 

A Dog Named Joy

Writing Prompt: Lost Dog Source

The family dog has been missing for weeks, and everyone is devastated (except that one family member, of course). Suddenly, the dog returns, showing up out of nowhere. (Most of) the family rejoices. But as time goes by, it becomes clear that something isn’t quite right with the beloved canine companion…

Post your response in 500 words or fewer in the comments below. (Which I didn’t follow because mine is longer).

I was just a few months old when my mum gave me” the pup talk.” she said, gather around my pups, I have something important to tell you.

She said,” In a few days you’ll get your own, human to protect and love while they’ll care for you and hopefully love you back.”

A few days later, I hear giggles, laughter and wheels and that got me a bit confused, so I pointed my ears and started turning my head in all directions, to try and hear better what’s going on.

” Luca, this is Bella, my dog and these are her puppies”.

Luca turned to his mum and asked her” why are we here?”.

She smiled at him and said,” today we are here so you can choose your new best friend.” “So, which one do you want?”

I went by the door gate since I wanted to sit in the boy’s lab.

” How about the black and white, one with the purple collar?”

My mum’s human picked me up and handed me on Luca’s lap and curled and lay there because I could feel that I just found my human and I could find that Luca was glowing with happiness.

” Does she have a name?” ”no, you need to give her one.”

Mmm, let me think, oh I’ve got one, how about Joy, Luca that’s perfect! Luca lower this face in my fur and whispered in my ear.” Your name is Joy, little one.”

I slept on his lap all the way home.

Welcome home Joy!

I peeked, I wanted to go explore my new home, but I didn’t want to leave Luca’s side, so I didn’t move till he told me I could. We ate dinner Luca’s mum helped him to get ready for bed after she put me in my crate where my dog bed and food and water bowls were. However, so I quickly began missing my human, so I started to moan and cry. After a few hours, mum came for me and took me to Luca, and he started petting me, and I laid my head on Luca’s chest and went to sleep hearing his heartbeat knowing that my human is safe and happy I could sleep peacefully.

A couple of years passed, and I taught a few tricks so I can help Luca.

“Joy can bring my pill bottle?” so I grabbed it in my mouth and took it to him cause Luca’s a wheelchair user, so I was trained to help him.

“Honey, I’m home, and Ray came too” oh no, here we go again. Ray is mum’s new boyfriend, and he doesn’t like me.

“Liz, I thought you got rid of that BEAST” he shouted. “Ray how many times will I have to tell you that Joy is Luca’s therapy dog so I can’t get ‘rid’ of her that easy” “Okay, then I’m leaving and don’t call me ever again” WAIT! “I’ll go put her in the outdoor kennel, so she won’t bother.” Luca didn’t say anything because he didn’t want to see his mum sad and alone.

In the middle of the night, I heard steps it was Ray opening my kennel door. “Come on, bitch I’m taking you to my man Dave, and you won’t be so brave then.”

I tried to fight not to get inside the car but, Ray was too strong for me, so I had to give up. When we got there, Ray’s friend asked him how much he wants for me.

Ray said, “I just want to get rid of her”. He just threw me out of the window and drove off. After an unknown man grabbed me by my collar and threw me in a cage. The next time I see another human is when I had to kill another dog in a fighting ring. In the hopes that one day, I’ll see my Luca again.

Alex

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Library Book Haul

This is my second time as an adult that I’m checking out books from the library, and the main reason is that libraries in Malta and Gozo aren’t accessible for wheelchairs. Not going to lie, but that really hurts me as a bookworm. So, my mum must play the guessing game to guess which books I haven’t read. Anyway, without further ado here are the books! By the way, I did a post about my favourite libraries which I’ll link here.

Angel
(Maximum Ride #7)
by James Patterson
The Leopard
(Harry Hole #8)
by Jo Nesbø
The Redbreast
(Harry Hole #3)
by Jo Nesbø
Nemesis
(Harry Hole #4)
by Jo Nesbø
Conviction
(Christopher Paget #4)
by Richard North Patterson
The Murder Bag
(Max Wolfe #1)
by Tony Parsons
Tennison
(Tennison #1)
by Lynda La Plante

I might have already read of these books by the time this is posted, sorry.

Alex

Tips On How To Cope With A Migraine

A migraine is something that all of us have experienced at one point or another but some more than others and it something that enables you to live your daily life. Here are tips that I found online or stuff that I tried myself.

Drinking a lot of water.

Stay in dark room.

Reduce the brightness on your devices.

Take a look at your blood pressure; it might be too low or too high.

Try heat packs or ice packs.

Close your eyes for a few minutes; this helps me especially when my eyes are burning.

Try massaging your scalp.

Drinking ginger to relief any blockage you might have.

Rest in a quiet place.

Meditation is a drug-free therapy that helps you distress.

 

Alex

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Firsts Lines Fridays

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book

Lines

A GREY BIRD GLIDED IN AND OUT OF HARRY’S FIELD OF vision. He drummed his fingers on the steering wheel. Slow time. Somebody had been talking about ‘slow time’ on TV yesterday. This was slow time. Like on Christmas Eve before Father Christmas came. Or sitting in the electric chair before the current was turned on.
He drummed harder.
They were parked in the open area behind the ticket booths at the toll gate. Ellen turned up the radio a notch. The commentator spoke with reverence and solemnity.
‘The plane landed fifty minutes ago, and at exactly 6.38 a.m. the President set foot on Norwegian soil. He was welcomed by the Mayor of Ullensaker. It is a wonderful autumn day here in Oslo: a splendid Norwegian backdrop to this summit meeting.

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The Book Is…

The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)
The Redbreast
(Harry Hole #3)
by Jo Nesbø

Goodreads

Alex