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Monthly Recap: September 2017

Posted October 4, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 1 Comment

I didn’t do much in September. I supported Chase and Brody at their football games, went to one of Makaela’s volleyball games and then Brenna played in her first games on a college level team. Aside from that, not much has been going on with me except watching movies, tv shows and reading loads. Gah, what a boring month for me. Here’s a picture of Caiden, haha.

Isn’t he so cute…even with all of that drool? Haha. Go Lakers!

What I Read

1. The Final Score (Play by Play #13) by Jaci Burton | 4 out of 5
2. If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout | 4 out of 5
3. Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreakers Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis | 4 out of 5
4. Duke of My Heart (Season for Scandal #1) by Kelly Bowen | 3 out of 5
5. The Wedding (Laird’s Fiancees #2) by Julie Garwood | 4.75 out of 5
6. The Prize by Julie Garwood | 4.75 out of 5
7. Saving Grace by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
8. Ransom (Highland’s Laird #2) by Julie Garwood | 4.5 out of 5
9. Only with You (The Best Mistake #1) by Lauren Layne | 4.25 out of 5
10. Made for You (The Best Mistake #2) by Lauren Layne | 4.25 out of 5
11. Ready for Wild (Grand Valley #3) by Liora Blake | 4 out of 5

What I Reviewed

9/01: The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke #1) by Tessa Dare | 4.5 out of 5
9/06: Arm Candy (Real Love #2) by Jessica Lemmon | 4.25 out of 5
9/07: Gentlemen Prefer Heiresses (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James #4.5) by Lorraine Heath | 4.5 out of 5
9/11: The Final Score (Play by Play #13) by Jaci Burton | 4 out of 5
9/13: Acheron (Dark Hunters #12) by Sherrilyn Kenyon | 5 out of 5
9/14: Clean Sweep (Inn Keeper Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
9/18: Royally Matched (Royally #2) by Emma Chase | 4.5 out of 5
9/19: Royally Endowed (Royally #3) by Emma Chase | 4 out of 5
9/21: If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout | 4 out of 5
9/26: Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis | 4 out of 5
9/28: Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry | 4 out of 5

What I Bought

One Day: Valentine Novella by Samantha Young
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella
Coming in From the Cold by Sarina Bowen
Dirty Little Tease by Kendall Ryan
Filthy Beautiful Lies by Kendall Ryan
Wednesday by Kendall Ryan
Just a Taste by Whitney G.
Turbulence: The Epilogue by Whitney G.
Resisting the Boss by Whitney G.

What I Got for Review

Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai
Roomies by Christina Lauren
Love, Life & the List by Kasie West
Man Candy by Jessica Lemmon
Beyond Scandal & Desire by Lorraine Heath

What I Listened To

I’m on a country binge, getting ready for Stagecoach next year and these are songs that have gotten a lot of play time in September. I’m kind of bummed that my girls are scared to go to Stagecoach after what happened in Vegas this past weekend so that’s put a damper on our mood. 🙁 I still love these songs though.

What I Watched on TV

I binge watched Powerless a couple of Saturdays ago and then found it was cancelled by NBC so I quit it that same day. LOL. Dammit, it was another show that I really liked. Stupid ass NBC.

The Brave and Seal Team were both good but of the two, I liked The Brave a tad bit more. We’ll see which of these shows stick in the coming weeks.

What Movies I Watched

My favorite movies for September were Wind River, Room and Kingsman: The Secret Service. I’ll be reviewing them all soon so you’ll see my thoughts on them soon-ish.

What I Loved

Words with Friends. My siblings and I have been playing Words with Friends over and over again and we started up again last month. September has been filled with a lot of talking shit, contesting words (even though it’s an app and if the app takes the word, you can’t really contest) and gloating when we beat each other. It’s been great fun and so far, I’m tied for first place with my brother for most points scored in one turn. He’s hating because I got my 126 points against him. Ha!

How was your month in books, movies and TV? Did you do anything fun? Share in the comments!

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Eye Candy Friday: Jon Snow

Posted September 1, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 3 Comments

I’m back in the swing of things with the blog and I knew that my first Eye Candy Friday post back was going to be one that doesn’t need an introduction. Someone who has been featured before because he really is this awesome and I really do love him this much. This week’s Eye Candy Friday is…Jon Snow.

Just in case you need an introduction, here’s one from my boy Davos:

You don’t believe him. I understand that. It sounds like nonsense. But if destiny has brought Daenerys Targaryen back to our shores, it has also made Jon Snow King in the North. You were the first to bring Dothraki to Westeros? He is the first to make allies of wildlings and Northmen. He was named Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. He was named King in the North. Not because of his birthright. He has no birthright. He’s a damn bastard. All those hard sons of bitches chose him as their leader because they believe in him. All those things you don’t believe in, he faced those things. He fought those things for the good of his people. He risked his life for his people. He took a knife in the heart for his people. He gave his own l-…

I’ll be here forever sharing my favorite Jon Snow gifs but well, you get the idea. I love him.

Memorable Quotes from Season 7

My father always said, “The man that passes the sentence, swings the sword,” and I have tried to live by those words. But I will not punish a son for his father’s sins.

They fought together, against their common enemy. And we need to do the same if we’re going to survive.

Touch my sister, and I’ll kill you myself.

You all crowned me your king. I never wanted it. I never asked for it. But I accepted it because the North is my home. It’s part of me, and I will never stop fighting for it, no matter the odds. But the odds are against us. None of you have seen the Army of the Dead. None of you. We can never hope to defeat them alone. We need allies, powerful allies. I know it’s a risk. But I have to take it.

I’m not going to swear an oath I can’t uphold. When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything. Then there are no more answers, only better and better lies.

Lady Lyanna Mormont from House Mormont speaks for me with this:

But House Mormont remembers. The North remembers. We know no king, but the kind in the North who’s name is Stark. I don’t care if he’s a bastard, Ned Stark’s blood runs through his veins. He’s my king. From this day, until his last day.

Until next week…enjoy!

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TV Tuesday (2)

Posted August 22, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 8 Comments

I only watched one TV show this week and I watched that one show every single day, some episodes, multiple times and if you guess that I watched Game of Thrones then you were right because…

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Lots of stuff have gone down and I’m here for it all. Every single bit of it. I’m going to go through each section of the episode and just talk through them all. There will be hella spoilers in this post so beware!

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Sansa & Arya: I’m seeing a lot of hate for Arya online and while I can understand it, I don’t share it. You see, to me, the Stark sisters are smart. They’re wily and I have every faith that Arya and Sansa are working either together or apart on playing Littlefinger. They’re “fighting” with each other because Littlefinger is watching them. I think that Arya was playing her lying game on Sansa this past week because come on…

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Arya never wanted or wondered what it would be like to dress up as the Lady of Winterfell. She never wanted to be a Lady. She’s always, always, always wanted to be a knight. To be a Lord. To fight…and then when she hands Sansa the dagger, after playing her game, the pointy end is pointed toward Arya, not Sansa. She never planned on killing her sister. She’s going to kill bitch ass, Peter Baelish.

Sansa has come a long way and even though she’s never been my favorite Stark, I do respect her. I don’t think she’s going to do anything shady where Arya is concerned. She’s putting on the same show, for Baelish’s sake. Why do I think that? Because she sent Brienne away. The person who took a vow to protect her at all costs, against anyone who would wish her harm…she doesn’t want anyone to harm Arya because, at the end of the day, she’s family and Starks aren’t about that business. So to everyone spitting harm on Arya and comparing her to Ramsey fucking Bolton and fucking Joffrey?

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Jon’s Suicide Squad and the snow battle: I was talking about Jon’s suicide squad with Ames last week and she said, “They’re the team that I didn’t know I wanted” and that is the freaking truth. What a way to bring together some fabulous characters for a single purpose. Sure, that purpose is pretty dumb but I’m here for these guys battling together and bonding and then hopefully uniting against Cersei. I’m not even going to lie, when Jon turns toward the approaching army, standing his ground and then raising his sword to fight?

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My ovaries exploded because, hot damn, Jon Snow is full battle armor and just all around yumminess? I’m so here for it! I don’t even care that he has to keep getting saved, his heart is so big and his desire to protect his people??? I freaking love it.

My heart hurt so much after Viserion goes down and even though I knew it was going to happen, that didn’t stop me from mourning the hell out of the dragon. Gah. I can’t even deal with the Night King pulling his ass out of the water and turning him. That’s going to be hella drama once Daenerys and Jon find out.

But this was me when he went down:

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I’m still so sad. But??? Someone on Tumblr posted, “There are only two dragons left so the possibility that Jon will ride the dragon named after his biological father???”

That shit got me so shook. I’m equal parts excited and sad that everything is finally happening because we’ve been waiting so long for this but I’m also sad that it’s almost over. What a ride it’s been…it’s still not over yet so let me cut it out.

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Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen: I’m a romance lover at heart so I have been shipping the shit out of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen since season 1, even though it took them 7 years to meet. They’ve only known each other for a handful of episodes and they’re already important to each other. They already have hella feelings for each other and I’m reading all of the haters of the Jonerys ship that their romance is not believable because it’s rushed but I don’t give a damn. Their romance isn’t a slow burn romance. Their romance is a fated lovers one. They’re meant to be together. The author of the books said that them coming together is the point of the entire series. They are the chosen ones to lead the living army against the dead one…and I’ll be sitting over here, waiting for them to finally acknowledge their feelings for each other. Sure, everything is happening pretty fast between them but I believe it because I believe in it. I believe that you can fall in love with someone quickly and I see their feelings for each other the same way everyone else does.

All of the foreshadowings on Jon and Dany’s children was not missed. She can’t have children? Jon will give her some. Ha!

I have some theories on Cersei, her fate and what is going on where she’s at but that’s for next week…this post is long enough.

Are you watching Game of Thrones? Are you as obsessed with it as I am? How are you liking this season? Are you ready for the season finale? (I’m not)

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