Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 174


Black Apple by Joan Crate | The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky | Black Apple by Joan Crate


I would like to thank HBG Canada and Simon and Schuster Canada for these review copies.

Dear Life, You Suck

I sure hope you all had a better week than I did because I’m not gonna lie, life just kicked the living shit out of me this week. I was unexpectedly let go from my job for reasons that didn’t make any sense to me. If it was a book, it would’ve been littered with plot holes. In all honesty, I feel betrayed and completely devastated because I never saw it coming. I was there for three months and in those three months, I was praised, given a hefty raise and made to feel like I was set for life. They made me feel like I was the best thing since sliced bread. On Friday, I got a call first thing in the morning and was told that the partners have decided I’m not the kind of person they see to help them move the company in the direction they want. It was a rough week to begin with bookended by this unexpected bad news.

But I’m not the type of person to dwell. So after a good cry, I went job hunting right away. I sent my resumes out and have already gotten a couple of prospects. The problem is, this devastation have taken a toll on me. I feel like no matter how hard I work or how much I gave, it’ll never be enough. I’LL NEVER BE ENOUGH. Going for job interviews is hard. My anxiety level goes through the roof. But I can’t not work. And so I must do it.

Sorry for my absence.

I’m sorry for not being around this past week. Like I said, it was a bad week so I was not able to write any posts. At least I was able to do my rounds yesterday, so in that aspect, I’m caught up. I turned 42 on the 4th. I went on a date with my husband and have managed to eat dinner sans my iPhone. That’s a first.

On Audio, Net Galley

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Thanks to Net Galley and Loveswept for my copy of Worth it All. I follow very few romance series out there and The McKinney Brothers is one of them. I read and enjoyed this installment, though not as strongly as the first book.

Audible had a first in the series sale a couple of weeks ago that I simply could not pass up. I heard The Passage (5 Stars) and Hounded (4 Stars) the last two weeks and have enjoyed them immensely. The Passage was insane, you guys. If you haven’t read it yet, you need to add it to your MUST READ SERIES. I have no words how amazing it was! Hounded has been on my radar forever and a day. I snapped it up and heard it immediately. It was as everyone claimed it to be: FANTASTIC. I can’t wait to dive into the next book!

Anyway, sorry this was a bit longer than normal, and thanks for reading – as always.