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PACKAGED by ANGELA GRAHAM & S.E. HALL
Woooooooot! What an erotic quickie indeed. It was short, sensual, erotic (definitely!) and romantic. I like that it was short and a good read. I am a fan of both authors so I had to read this one and you bet they nailed it. 
If you are looking for a quickie read then put this on your list and start reading. You will love it. *wink *wink
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PACKAGED by ANGELA GRAHAM & S.E. HALL

Woooooooot! What an erotic quickie indeed. It was short, sensual, erotic (definitely!) and romantic. I like that it was short and a good read. I am a fan of both authors so I had to read this one and you bet they nailed it. 

If you are looking for a quickie read then put this on your list and start reading. You will love it. *wink *wink

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LEAD (STAGE DIVE 3) by KYLIE SCOTT
I truly love this series and after reading book 1, I am an instant fan of Kylie Scott. This rockstar romance series is definitely one of my fave in the genre and when Lead went live, I had to read it ASAP. And she did not disappoint and I must say that this book is my favorite so far. 
We met Jimmy in Lick and for me, at that moment I knew he is the sort of bad boy of the band and he did prove that in this book although I love that he mellowed down, thanks to Lena. I think she is definitely good for her. She tames him and at the same time she understand her. It was a bit frustrating to read their story especially in Jimmy’s side. The push & pull the two have going on is so exhilaratingly good yet still frustrating but I love how everything turned out and I love how romantic the story is. Not the mushy kind but the kind of romance that I love to read. I also enjoyed meeting (once again) characters from the previous books. I love the gang and I love the family they created and how supportive they are to each other. Kylie Scott wrote another amazing installment in the Stage Dive series & I cannot wait to read more. 
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LEAD (STAGE DIVE 3) by KYLIE SCOTT

I truly love this series and after reading book 1, I am an instant fan of Kylie Scott. This rockstar romance series is definitely one of my fave in the genre and when Lead went live, I had to read it ASAP. And she did not disappoint and I must say that this book is my favorite so far. 

We met Jimmy in Lick and for me, at that moment I knew he is the sort of bad boy of the band and he did prove that in this book although I love that he mellowed down, thanks to Lena. I think she is definitely good for her. She tames him and at the same time she understand her. It was a bit frustrating to read their story especially in Jimmy’s side. The push & pull the two have going on is so exhilaratingly good yet still frustrating but I love how everything turned out and I love how romantic the story is. Not the mushy kind but the kind of romance that I love to read. I also enjoyed meeting (once again) characters from the previous books. I love the gang and I love the family they created and how supportive they are to each other. Kylie Scott wrote another amazing installment in the Stage Dive series & I cannot wait to read more. 

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IT’S ALWAYS BEEN YOU (ALWAYS 1) by VICTORIA PAIGE
THIS book is a freakin MUST-READ!
This is my first time reading a book from the author and she is just simply amazing. I love how she came up with the storyline of this book and how she managed to incorporate different things in the story that it didn’t turned out to be overwhelming and overflowing with characters that you want to stop reading. IDK how she did it but she nailed every single thing and because of that THIS is one of my fave reads of this year.
I just love discovering authors by reading their work without any idea what genre they write, you know, just going blind and then it turned out to be such a good experience. I have no expectations or whatsoever when I decided to start this book but 30% done I knew I will love it and would want to read more from the author. 
This story has everything you will want in a book. The second chance romance, thrill & suspense, the neanderthal man that will drive you nuts, twists that will shock you and so much more. I like buy 1 take all kind of book. It is so good. I love how it was written and I must say it was well-written and I am in awe how the author wrote the story and putting almost every thing in the book and it didn’t turned out to be dragging. Now that is pure talent. 
I am excited to read book 2. Is it even out? I need to know if things in book 1 will still appear in the next book. The biker MC, I am curious. 
THIS is truly a must-read and I promise Victoria Paige will not disappoint.
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IT’S ALWAYS BEEN YOU (ALWAYS 1) by VICTORIA PAIGE

THIS book is a freakin MUST-READ!

This is my first time reading a book from the author and she is just simply amazing. I love how she came up with the storyline of this book and how she managed to incorporate different things in the story that it didn’t turned out to be overwhelming and overflowing with characters that you want to stop reading. IDK how she did it but she nailed every single thing and because of that THIS is one of my fave reads of this year.

I just love discovering authors by reading their work without any idea what genre they write, you know, just going blind and then it turned out to be such a good experience. I have no expectations or whatsoever when I decided to start this book but 30% done I knew I will love it and would want to read more from the author. 

This story has everything you will want in a book. The second chance romance, thrill & suspense, the neanderthal man that will drive you nuts, twists that will shock you and so much more. I like buy 1 take all kind of book. It is so good. I love how it was written and I must say it was well-written and I am in awe how the author wrote the story and putting almost every thing in the book and it didn’t turned out to be dragging. Now that is pure talent. 

I am excited to read book 2. Is it even out? I need to know if things in book 1 will still appear in the next book. The biker MC, I am curious. 

THIS is truly a must-read and I promise Victoria Paige will not disappoint.

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CLINGING TO RAPTURE (RAPTURE 2) by MEGAN D. SMITH
This is book is one that I am dying to read. I have been waiting for this to go live but lucky me I got an advanced copy of this book. Woooohoooo! Curious why I am dying to read this 2nd installment? Because book 1 was so good and it left me hanging with that freakin good cliffhanger. The storyline of this series is something different when I read book 1 so immediately after reading it, I want to read book 2. And now that I have, I must say that Megan D. Smith freakin nailed it once again! 
It was short but it was full-on experience and OMG! the twists and revelations are so damn good. It was an amazing read and the love scenes? OMFG!!! Ya have to read it, I swear. I love that there’s a dual POV in this book and the things that was a bit shady in book 1 was now clearer and it made way to have it all make sense. Though I bet there will still be revelations in book 3 (I hope) that will shock me and other fans of this series and I am so looking forward to it. 
Can I just say that Megan D. Smith is one of the authors who writes amazing cliffhangers out there. She did it again in this book and you will not be disappointed. Promise. 
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CLINGING TO RAPTURE (RAPTURE 2) by MEGAN D. SMITH

This is book is one that I am dying to read. I have been waiting for this to go live but lucky me I got an advanced copy of this book. Woooohoooo! Curious why I am dying to read this 2nd installment? Because book 1 was so good and it left me hanging with that freakin good cliffhanger. The storyline of this series is something different when I read book 1 so immediately after reading it, I want to read book 2. And now that I have, I must say that Megan D. Smith freakin nailed it once again! 

It was short but it was full-on experience and OMG! the twists and revelations are so damn good. It was an amazing read and the love scenes? OMFG!!! Ya have to read it, I swear. I love that there’s a dual POV in this book and the things that was a bit shady in book 1 was now clearer and it made way to have it all make sense. Though I bet there will still be revelations in book 3 (I hope) that will shock me and other fans of this series and I am so looking forward to it. 

Can I just say that Megan D. Smith is one of the authors who writes amazing cliffhangers out there. She did it again in this book and you will not be disappointed. Promise. 

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HOPE OVER FEAR (THE OVER SERIES 1) by J.A. DeROUEN
I was so over the moon when I got a message from the author and she would like to give me a copy of this book. I literally screamed and screamed I got over it and replied to her that I would love to have a copy and review her work. I immediately read it and loved it.
The blurb and excerpt of this book totally got me hooked. It was sold the moment I finished reading the excerpt. I love second chance romance stories and I am so excited to add this book to my TBR list ASAP and to actually read it before its release is so amazing! I must admit I have high expectations with this book. IDK why but there’s just something about the synopsis and excerpt that gave me those high expectations. It was so good. The right excerpt to be released to acquire readers and to excite em and I was one of em. The prologue was definitely a very good one. It was also a punch in the gut. I got teary-eyed when I read it and my heart ached for Sara and Mason and that part is still one of my fave. But as I continue to read the book, it seems that it is so different from what I expected. Different because I have this idea in my head with what will happen in the book that it turned out the the author wrote a different scenario than what is in my head. The first part was a bit slow for me. IDK, maybe I was a little disappointed because I was wrong but I accepted it and along the way I understood that it is still a second chance romance story but just with slight difference with what’s in my head. At first I didn’t like that it was more about Sara but in the end it was a good thing. I realized that for you to actually love a story you have to understand the characters and what they went through to fully appreciate it. And I did. I am glad I did.
I think the first part of the story is more about Sara and her experiences to what lead to her HEA. I like the fact that the author wrote the half of the book about Sara’s life. I mean, it is her story but the first half is more of her. I got to understand her and her weakness and in the long run I got to appreciate that she emerged as a strong and loyal friend. The second half was about her finding her second chance. She deserves it and I love reading every minute of it. 
There were scenes in this book especially during the end that made me want to punch someone and a bit teary-eyed. The story may not be the same with what I have in mind when I started reading the book but overall, it was an amazing read. For debut, this is good. And I am looking for the next story in this series. 
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HOPE OVER FEAR (THE OVER SERIES 1) by J.A. DeROUEN

I was so over the moon when I got a message from the author and she would like to give me a copy of this book. I literally screamed and screamed I got over it and replied to her that I would love to have a copy and review her work. I immediately read it and loved it.

The blurb and excerpt of this book totally got me hooked. It was sold the moment I finished reading the excerpt. I love second chance romance stories and I am so excited to add this book to my TBR list ASAP and to actually read it before its release is so amazing! I must admit I have high expectations with this book. IDK why but there’s just something about the synopsis and excerpt that gave me those high expectations. It was so good. The right excerpt to be released to acquire readers and to excite em and I was one of em. The prologue was definitely a very good one. It was also a punch in the gut. I got teary-eyed when I read it and my heart ached for Sara and Mason and that part is still one of my fave. But as I continue to read the book, it seems that it is so different from what I expected. Different because I have this idea in my head with what will happen in the book that it turned out the the author wrote a different scenario than what is in my head. The first part was a bit slow for me. IDK, maybe I was a little disappointed because I was wrong but I accepted it and along the way I understood that it is still a second chance romance story but just with slight difference with what’s in my head. At first I didn’t like that it was more about Sara but in the end it was a good thing. I realized that for you to actually love a story you have to understand the characters and what they went through to fully appreciate it. And I did. I am glad I did.

I think the first part of the story is more about Sara and her experiences to what lead to her HEA. I like the fact that the author wrote the half of the book about Sara’s life. I mean, it is her story but the first half is more of her. I got to understand her and her weakness and in the long run I got to appreciate that she emerged as a strong and loyal friend. The second half was about her finding her second chance. She deserves it and I love reading every minute of it. 

There were scenes in this book especially during the end that made me want to punch someone and a bit teary-eyed. The story may not be the same with what I have in mind when I started reading the book but overall, it was an amazing read. For debut, this is good. And I am looking for the next story in this series. 

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DAIR (THE WILD SIDE 3) by R.K. LILLEY
WOW! What an ending. I have to admit, that one I didn’t saw coming. I have ideas/theories but it was not even close to what R.K. Lilley gave to the readers of the fantastic serial. WOW! Just WOW!
R.K. Lilley nailed it. I honestly think that she is one of the best authors out there who can write the most provocative, erotic, sexy and hot as hell love scenes. I mean, the ones that are in this serial are short but so up front and out there that it will rouse you all the way down. It is so sexy and hot as hell but what I like most about this book and this series is she keeps her readers guessing til the very last period. You think ya know but you have no idea and she did one hell of a job in surprising me. At least, on my part I was very surprised. It was an amazing, out of nowhere twist and the way she ended things, I am totally contented. I truly want more Dair and Iris and their future but if it will not be given, I am still happy with the ending. 
I had a blast reading this serial and I will sure read more of R.K. Lilley’s works. I cannot wait for Heath & Lourdes' story. I bet it will also be a blast. 
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DAIR (THE WILD SIDE 3) by R.K. LILLEY

WOW! What an ending. I have to admit, that one I didn’t saw coming. I have ideas/theories but it was not even close to what R.K. Lilley gave to the readers of the fantastic serial. WOW! Just WOW!

R.K. Lilley nailed it. I honestly think that she is one of the best authors out there who can write the most provocative, erotic, sexy and hot as hell love scenes. I mean, the ones that are in this serial are short but so up front and out there that it will rouse you all the way down. It is so sexy and hot as hell but what I like most about this book and this series is she keeps her readers guessing til the very last period. You think ya know but you have no idea and she did one hell of a job in surprising me. At least, on my part I was very surprised. It was an amazing, out of nowhere twist and the way she ended things, I am totally contented. I truly want more Dair and Iris and their future but if it will not be given, I am still happy with the ending. 

I had a blast reading this serial and I will sure read more of R.K. Lilley’s works. I cannot wait for Heath & Lourdes' story. I bet it will also be a blast. 

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STRINGS OF THE HEART (RUNAWAY TRAIN 3) by KATIE ASHLEY
I have to admit that I truly adore Katie Ashley’s writing style. It’s simple yet classy, smooth and light and they way it captures your heart is amazing. This series is one of my fave and she did not disappoint in this 3rd installment of the Runaway Train series. 
Rhys and Allison’s relationship is a push & pull kind. Allison is sure of her feelings while Rhys is fighting what he truly feels for her til the end of the story. I love the push and pull theses two have but it was also frustrating to read but it was all superb. There were funny scenes and heartbreaking scenes too so it was a very nice read. You get all in one book but not to the point where you have to stop and take a breather. I think that’s one the my fave things about reading Katie Ashley’s books, it’s light and a fun, enjoyable read til the very end.
If you loved books 1 and 2 then you have to read this one and all upcoming books in the series. It’s all worth it and you will enjoy it til the very end. 
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STRINGS OF THE HEART (RUNAWAY TRAIN 3) by KATIE ASHLEY

I have to admit that I truly adore Katie Ashley’s writing style. It’s simple yet classy, smooth and light and they way it captures your heart is amazing. This series is one of my fave and she did not disappoint in this 3rd installment of the Runaway Train series. 

Rhys and Allison’s relationship is a push & pull kind. Allison is sure of her feelings while Rhys is fighting what he truly feels for her til the end of the story. I love the push and pull theses two have but it was also frustrating to read but it was all superb. There were funny scenes and heartbreaking scenes too so it was a very nice read. You get all in one book but not to the point where you have to stop and take a breather. I think that’s one the my fave things about reading Katie Ashley’s books, it’s light and a fun, enjoyable read til the very end.

If you loved books 1 and 2 then you have to read this one and all upcoming books in the series. It’s all worth it and you will enjoy it til the very end. 

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Let’s do this! #simplejoys #ARC #books #HopeOverFear #ifeelhonored #bragging #TBR #bookwhore #happydance

Let’s do this! #simplejoys #ARC #books #HopeOverFear #ifeelhonored #bragging #TBR #bookwhore #happydance

My Über spoiled doggie. She likes to sleep in my bed. ♥♥♥♥♥♥ #dogs #love #family

My Über spoiled doggie. She likes to sleep in my bed. ♥♥♥♥♥♥ #dogs #love #family

NEVER ME by KATE STEWART
I was fortunate to have a complimentary copy of this book and I must say that NEVER ME is definitely different from ROOM 212. There’s the second chance at love theme to it but it was so different but in a good way. I must admit though that the first half of the story is a bit slow for me. I had a hard time connecting to Nadine’s character. I wanna understand why she did all those things but I guess my mind cannot digest the whole reasoning because IDK, maybe I was hoping that she knew better. I understand she is damaged and it is hard for her to trust but I just can’t get her. I don’t like that what she did was a way for her to cope. I just don’t see the logic of it. It made me want to punch her. Really.
Also the first part was getting to know Nadine’s other side, the carefree and happy side. That I love about her and the fact that she is strong willed woman. She doesn’t take crap from anybody and deep inside she is as vulnerable as any woman can be. The walls she created was slowly crumbling when she met Spencer. I think Spencer is really a genuine person. He did not judge her or maybe he did but it didn’t deter him from getting to know the other side of Nadine. The side that she kept to herself and others, that she hardly shows. I like that in a way he emancipated her. The chemistry when they first met was so palpable. I think Kate Stewart wrote it so well that if you were reading that moment, you feel that attraction between em. 
The second part of the book was more thrilling and exciting for me. The second guessing whether Nadine and Spencer will be together or not. After reading ROOM 212, I really don’t know what to expect. I think when it comes to Kate Stewart’s writing, you really cannot predict. She has this way of making you think and surprise you by doing the opposite and what’s not expected. But I think after reading ROOM 212 and this book, you kinda notice that there’s a pattern in her stories. Especially in the end but what makes me love the whole second chance at love feel of this book is how she managed to surprised me. You think that’s it but there’s another one coming. It’s like she makes you feel down and then after you feel so happy and giddy. I like that feeling. You think you’re sure that it’s then end but it’s not. 
As a whole, I love the story. I didn’t like Nadine at first but by the end of the book I love that she is a different person and someone she herself can be proud of. I have 2 or 3 fave scenes in the book, especially towards the end. I appreciate an author who can surprise her readers not just one but twice even thrice while reading her book and Kate Stewart did that for me. ROOM 212 is still my fave book and I think it is still her best book so far but NEVER ME will surprise you and take you to a different side of Kate Stewart’s writing prowess. I wish there’s more. I hope there’s a novella coming or something. I would love to read another Nadine and Spencer book. :)
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** Also posted on my TUMBLR account & AMAZON (once it goes LIVE)

NEVER ME by KATE STEWART

I was fortunate to have a complimentary copy of this book and I must say that NEVER ME is definitely different from ROOM 212. There’s the second chance at love theme to it but it was so different but in a good way. I must admit though that the first half of the story is a bit slow for me. I had a hard time connecting to Nadine’s character. I wanna understand why she did all those things but I guess my mind cannot digest the whole reasoning because IDK, maybe I was hoping that she knew better. I understand she is damaged and it is hard for her to trust but I just can’t get her. I don’t like that what she did was a way for her to cope. I just don’t see the logic of it. It made me want to punch her. Really.

Also the first part was getting to know Nadine’s other side, the carefree and happy side. That I love about her and the fact that she is strong willed woman. She doesn’t take crap from anybody and deep inside she is as vulnerable as any woman can be. The walls she created was slowly crumbling when she met Spencer. I think Spencer is really a genuine person. He did not judge her or maybe he did but it didn’t deter him from getting to know the other side of Nadine. The side that she kept to herself and others, that she hardly shows. I like that in a way he emancipated her. The chemistry when they first met was so palpable. I think Kate Stewart wrote it so well that if you were reading that moment, you feel that attraction between em. 

The second part of the book was more thrilling and exciting for me. The second guessing whether Nadine and Spencer will be together or not. After reading ROOM 212, I really don’t know what to expect. I think when it comes to Kate Stewart’s writing, you really cannot predict. She has this way of making you think and surprise you by doing the opposite and what’s not expected. But I think after reading ROOM 212 and this book, you kinda notice that there’s a pattern in her stories. Especially in the end but what makes me love the whole second chance at love feel of this book is how she managed to surprised me. You think that’s it but there’s another one coming. It’s like she makes you feel down and then after you feel so happy and giddy. I like that feeling. You think you’re sure that it’s then end but it’s not. 

As a whole, I love the story. I didn’t like Nadine at first but by the end of the book I love that she is a different person and someone she herself can be proud of. I have 2 or 3 fave scenes in the book, especially towards the end. I appreciate an author who can surprise her readers not just one but twice even thrice while reading her book and Kate Stewart did that for me. ROOM 212 is still my fave book and I think it is still her best book so far but NEVER ME will surprise you and take you to a different side of Kate Stewart’s writing prowess. I wish there’s more. I hope there’s a novella coming or something. I would love to read another Nadine and Spencer book. :)

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** Also posted on my TUMBLR account & AMAZON (once it goes LIVE)

Always…

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TBR JAR
So what is a TBR JAR? Well, TBR means 'to be read' and if you are a bookwhore like me you definitely know what this jar is for but for those who does not, a TBR JAR is a jar that aids in deciding what book to read next. For some, it’s so easy to decide what book they’re going to read next but for someone like me who is soooooo fickle and my TBR list in Goodreads is sooooooooooo freakin long (I have like, 3,000 books in that list alone) this jar is really helpful plus it’s fun to make and to look at. ;) 
I learned about the TBR Jar days ago in one of the book blogs I follow—- (click HERE!) and I was amazed. See, I am not an artsy person so I don’t have any ideas for DIY (Do It Yourself) projects so when I read about this jar I find it very helpful and easy to make then at that moment, I decided imma do my own TBR Jar. YAY! :D
Obviously you are going to need a jar, it really depends on your taste what kind of jar to use or maybe not a jar, maybe something else. It’s really up to you. And then, colored papers. I personally prefer bright colored papers or note pads. I used Post-its because I have a lot and I like looking at colorful bright things. I also cut the part where the sticky part is in. So what’s in my TBR Jar? Here goes…
1st book in a series
standalones
I did not include ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) because that usually involves a deadline so every time I get one, it is usually a top priority read and imma change the rules for my TBR Jar, I am going to use the jar every time I am in state as I’d like to call it a "Reader’s Block". Hihihihihi You know, a time when you just stare at your TBR List and have no idea what to read next? Yeah, that state. Like, I said I am fickle and one minute I decide imma do this and then the next it’s a different thing so I am going to treat the jar as a rule, deadline or something, in that way it will help me in setting a pace for my reading pleasure. But in any instance where I picked a book that I don’t feel like reading, imma put it back and choose another. It’s my own so I can definitely bend some rules. :D 
So there goes my TBR Jar. I am still finishing it up before I start using it. I need more colorful Post-its, I run out of neon pink and yellow Post-its so hopefully imma finish it this week. It’s easy to make so why not give a shot and make your own. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to make a TBR Jar even if you’re not into books (that’s crazy!), maybe a jar for other things? IDK, whatever floats your boat. This is just an idea for booklovers out there but you can definitely make your own version for something. Let me know.
And yeah, I will post my first pick.. soon I hope. :)
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TBR JAR

So what is a TBR JAR? Well, TBR means 'to be read' and if you are a bookwhore like me you definitely know what this jar is for but for those who does not, a TBR JAR is a jar that aids in deciding what book to read next. For some, it’s so easy to decide what book they’re going to read next but for someone like me who is soooooo fickle and my TBR list in Goodreads is sooooooooooo freakin long (I have like, 3,000 books in that list alone) this jar is really helpful plus it’s fun to make and to look at. ;) 

I learned about the TBR Jar days ago in one of the book blogs I follow—- (click HERE!) and I was amazed. See, I am not an artsy person so I don’t have any ideas for DIY (Do It Yourself) projects so when I read about this jar I find it very helpful and easy to make then at that moment, I decided imma do my own TBR Jar. YAY! :D

Obviously you are going to need a jar, it really depends on your taste what kind of jar to use or maybe not a jar, maybe something else. It’s really up to you. And then, colored papers. I personally prefer bright colored papers or note pads. I used Post-its because I have a lot and I like looking at colorful bright things. I also cut the part where the sticky part is in. So what’s in my TBR Jar? Here goes…

  • 1st book in a series
  • standalones

I did not include ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) because that usually involves a deadline so every time I get one, it is usually a top priority read and imma change the rules for my TBR Jar, I am going to use the jar every time I am in state as I’d like to call it a "Reader’s Block". Hihihihihi You know, a time when you just stare at your TBR List and have no idea what to read next? Yeah, that state. Like, I said I am fickle and one minute I decide imma do this and then the next it’s a different thing so I am going to treat the jar as a rule, deadline or something, in that way it will help me in setting a pace for my reading pleasure. But in any instance where I picked a book that I don’t feel like reading, imma put it back and choose another. It’s my own so I can definitely bend some rules. :D 

So there goes my TBR Jar. I am still finishing it up before I start using it. I need more colorful Post-its, I run out of neon pink and yellow Post-its so hopefully imma finish it this week. It’s easy to make so why not give a shot and make your own. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to make a TBR Jar even if you’re not into books (that’s crazy!), maybe a jar for other things? IDK, whatever floats your boat. This is just an idea for booklovers out there but you can definitely make your own version for something. Let me know.

And yeah, I will post my first pick.. soon I hope. :)