Hello Book Lovers!!!!

Effective tomorrow, this is what I will be looking at for the next seven days!!!!!!

Hopefully, I can get some books read and do a book review or two!!! Hopefully, I will be back blogging next weekend. (Sorry, severe fear of flying, actually crashing)!!!!!

Have a great week!!!

In Memory of a Beloved Nephew

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I’ll Carry You With Me~
Two years ago today
I never thought I’d lose you
Taken away in an instant
There was nothing I could do
As the months have gone by
and my heart remains the same
Still left shattered and broken
At the mention of your name
If I only had a second chance
To have you back with us
I would cherish every moment
We’d have so much to discuss
I would tell you how I was so proud
Of the man you came to be
A great father to your daughter
That everyone could clearly see
I would tell you how much I love you
Remembering all the years I got to see you grow
How honored I felt to be your aunt
But all these things you will never know.
I have my photos and memories of you
Because that’s all that remain
I will cherish these always
Until we met again
Please know you will never be forgotten
As you are thought of every day
I carry you in my heart forever
So you are never far away
Love you always, Jakey
Your Auntie

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#HelpMe pick a new cell phone #Samsung vs. ?

I previously owned and Iphone and then went to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 a few years ago before big cell phones were cool. Anyway, I absolutely loved my Note 2 so I decided I would upgrade to the Note 4 when it came out. This is where my troubles began. My Note 4 is not the cell phone that I dreamt it would be. I have barely had it a year and it gives me nothing but trouble. The battery is always dying on me even after hardly using it and the battery always seems to be hot. The phone will shut down after taking a couple pictures with the camera for no apparent reason or the phone will say 40% battery and then five minutes later will completely shut down because the battery is completely dead. Yes, I have talked to my cell phone carrier and it is always the same answer. Do a hard restart. Now, anyone that has a cell phone knows how much a hard restart SUCKS!

So my mind is made up, I am getting a new cell phone. I just can’t decide which one. I don’t want to go back to Apple because everything else that I have is android. I absolutely loved my Note 2, but I don’t know what went wrong with the Note 4. No one can tell me other than “Do a hard restart”. Bite me! Those days are over! I want a phone that has a nice camera and a long battery life. So with this rant coming to a close, can you my fellow bloggers help me?

Do I try the Note 5 or there another android phone out there that is just amazing that no one has told me about? Reveal the secret wonder phone!

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#BookReviewers Rant About Some #Authors

First and foremost, this does not apply to all authors. I have meet several amazing authors that are absolutely wonderful and deserve to be recognized: Georgia Rose, Christine Hughes, Libby Cole, Julia Kent, Lisa N. Edwards, Tamra Lassiter, C.H. Armstrong, and Kelly Cain, just to name a few.

I’ve been reading some crazy stuff on social media regarding authors and book reviewers and I think it’s a shame. I totally understand the time an author puts into writing a book and I respect that. So I ask for that same respect. I am happy to promote a book for any author for free on my blog out of that respect for an author. I want every book to succeed or at least have a chance to touch someone’s life.

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I also do a lot of book reviews for authors and I’m happy to do it. But please remember that I am only one person, with a full-time job, and a single mother. If I promised you a review, you will get a review after I read the book, IN MY OWN TIME! Unless you have chosen an expedited review, which is a different story. Please remember, just because you give me a free book to read (which I do sincerely appreciate) you don’t own me. I am not in a monogamous relationship with any author, so I will be seeing other authors as well.  

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Please keep in mind that a book reviewer for each book read puts in approximately 15 hours of reading time, writing a review, posting it on various sites, including a blog post (I do anyway) all for FREE for your book! I also do a lot of tweeting to promote different books and different book reviewer blogs (several hours a day, in fact). I don’t think you will find many people who will voluntarily put it that kind of time for free!

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Furthermore, if a book is offered in a “giveaway”, you shouldn’t expect I will review that book within 72 hours of receiving it or that I’ll write a review at all. That’s not a free giveaway instead call it was it is: quid pro quo!

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Okay, rant over!!!