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Manga Monday: Shuna's Journey

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 This is technically not a manga and it's more of an illustrated story that's not exactly for children, but I'm going to put it under my Manga Monday category anyways. I found this book while I was wandering around Books-a-Million in Arkansas and when I saw "Miyazaki" on the book I knew I needed this so that I could read it and claim it as part of my Studhio Ghibli collection. Now, this book was made 2 years before Studhio Ghibli was founded and it came to be the only illustrated story that Miyazaki ever published. Without further-or-do, let's get into this beautifully tragic gem.  About the Author  Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese animator, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and manga artist. He is a co-founder of Studio Ghibli where he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished filmmakers in the history of animation.   About the Book   Shuna's Journey is a one-volume watercolo

Book Blitz: Murder's Legacy Cover Reveal!

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  Murder’s Legacy A Tori Winters Mystery, Book 2 By Anita Dickason   NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ! Mystery / Women Sleuths Publisher: Mystic Circle Books Coming February 16, 2023   Scroll down for Giveaway!     Secrets that defy time! An inconceivable disaster brings Tori Winters’s plans for the historic house she inherited to a traumatic standstill. A section of the escape tunnel built by her great-grandfather, a notorious Dallas gangster, has collapsed. Within the rubble, there is a gruesome discovery. A skeleton with a bullet hole in the skull. The shocking cave-in triggers an ominous scheme to condemn her property as accusations arise that the tunnel is dangerous. Embattled, Tori soon discovers that more than the destruction of the house is on the line. It seems she can’t escape the past. It keeps clawing its way into her life with deadly consequences. Who hides in the shadows with a motive for murder? And … is Tori the target?   CLICK TO PRE-ORDER!

Book Review: Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum Series)

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 Hey Ya'll!  I'm back with another review of one of my favorite authors and series. I understand it's going to take me until my death bed to read this whole series, but there are so many books I want to read in the world and so little time to read them all. For those that are new, I've been reading this series since I was about 16ish years old and it's taken me this long to get to 13 (technically 15 since there are 2 holiday books). But enough of my babbling, onto the review!   About the Author Janet Evanovich has been and still is a #1 New York Times best seller for multiple books she has put out over the years. Her first installment of the Stephanie Plum series is called One for the Money , which was released in 1994 (the year before I was born), and is still going with Going Rogue , the 29th book in the series. If you haven't heard of the Stephanie Plum series, it is basically about a young, bounty hunter from New Jersey just wanting to pay her rent and n

Rainy Travel: Hot Springs, Arkansas

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What comes to mind when you hear someone saying they're taking a trip to Arkansas? Probably not much at first, but let me tell you, Arkansas is heavily underrated and we all should take a couple days or more to enjoy everything Arkansas has to offer. My husband and I traveled to Hot Springs, Arkansas from December 27 - 30. We both are off during this time and wanted to take a little trip as a gift to each other. I really wanted to travel somewhere with a national park and he wanted to go somewhere that wasn't too long of a drive and didn't have to spend an arm and leg on travel. We ended up at Hot Springs and here's everything you need to know.  What We Did   While some might not think there is a lot to do in Arkansas, let alone Hot Springs, you are surely wrong. We found our days filled with fun and always doing one thing or another. Here are some of the things we did while at Hot Springs, Arkansas:   Hiked Around Hot Springs National Park :  Hot Springs National Park

Book Review: Finding My Destynee

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  FINDING MY DESTYNEE Rafter O Ranch, Book 3 by NATALIE BRIGHT & DENISE F. McALLISTER Holiday Romance / Country Music Romance / Clean & Wholesome Publisher: CKN Christian Publishing Publication Date: October 18, 2022 Page Count: 245 pages SCROLL DOWN FOR GIVEAWAY! True heart’s desire cannot be ignored. Destynee Olsen has always done what her mother asked, but the road to stardom could mean leaving behind a piece of her heart. Travis Olsen tries desperately to honor his vow to support his wife. Watching their son grow up without a mother is asking too much and his resentment builds. A marriage alone and single parenting is not what he signed up for. The line has been drawn between a woman who has been told that her destiny to be a star is more important than she is and a cowboy who refuses to destroy his wife’s dream. Destynee and Travis have to decide what’s important. Can they discover the life they were meant to have at the risk of denying their own hearts?                  

Book Review: The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

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 Hey Everyone! First off, I decided to read this book because I was very intrigued by the art style of the movie that's currently on HBO Max. My husband and I watched the movie a couple of months back and while it was beautifully designed, we thought it was a bit confusing and it wasn't on the top of our favorite movies list . Fast forward and I was in an anime book store in Austin and found that the movie was based off the book. So I got the book to help me see if it would make the story better, because I kept reading all these positive reviews and even the cashier was surprised when I told him we weren't the biggest fans of the movie. I wanted to desperately find something I may have been missing. Read more to find out my full thoughts on The Night is Short, Walk on Girl by Tomihiko Morimi . About the Author Before I get into my thoughts, let's talk about the author. Tomihiko Morimi was b orn in Nara Prefecture, Tomihiko Morimi graduated from Kyoto University, and

Book Blitz: Stolen Obsession

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  STOLEN OBSESSION Annalisse Series, Book 1 Updated for 2022! by MARLENE M. BELL Genre: Romantic Mystery Publisher: Ewephoric Publishing Date of Publication: March 20, 2018, Revised 2022 Number of Pages: 284 Scroll down for the giveaway! PEOPLE DIE, BUT LEGENDS LIVE ON. Manhattan antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury dreams of a quiet life on the family farm among the sheep she loves, when her best friend is murdered. The police assume robbery is the motive because her friend’s expensive bracelet is missing. But the 500-year-old artifact is rumored to carry an ancient curse, one that unleashes evil upon any who dare wear the jewelry created for the Persian royal family—and Annalisse believes her friend is the latest victim. Weeks later, Annalisse sees a necklace matching the stolen bracelet at a gallery opening. Convinced the necklace is part of the deadly collection, Annalisse begs the gallery’s owner to destroy the piece,