Nov 2019 Challenge Updates

Earlier today I posted a list of 5 challenges I’ll be working on in 2020.  Make sure you check that out. Here’s how I did on this years challenges ~

2019 Bingo Board 24/24 COMPLETE


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The Shadows ~ Review

Ali here ~

Title: The Shadows
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #13
Author: J.R. Ward
Release Date: Mar 31, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Blurb: Trez “Latimer” doesn’t really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S’Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He’s never had anyone he could totally rely on… except for his brother, iAm.

iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he’s failed. It’s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around… but by then it’s too late. The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.

Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he’s in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice…

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Remember November Book Tag

I think book tags are so much fun! I usually just struggle finding the time to do them, but I’m trying to get better at that. Thanks so much to Siobhan @ Novelties for the tag on this one!! Y’all be sure to give Novelties a visit if you’re not already following.

Rules:
.x. pingback to the creator of the tag, @bookprincessreviews .x.
.x. tag the person who tagged you .x.
.x. find an answer to match each prompt .x.
.x. have fun! .x.

Sadie Hawkins day: First Saturday
a female character who takes her fate in her own hands

Aelin definitely fits the bill for this one!

Guy Fawkes Night: November 5
a plot that was stopped at the last minute


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#IMWAYR ~ 11/25/19

Ali here ~

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date. Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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Quips & Quotes 11/24/19

I LOVE keeping track of quotes that speak to me. Some turn me to mush. Some are profound and make me think. Some are just funny or entertaining. I often include a quote or two in my reviews, but I thought it would be fun to start a weekly post sharing my favorites from the previous week. So, without further ado, here’s my Quips & Quotes ~

Memories were especially dear, when they were all you had left of a loved one to hold on to.

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WWW Wednesday ~ 11/20/19

Ali here ~

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

 

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Nov 2019 Challenge Updates

It has been way too long since I’ve done an update on my challenges, so without further ado ~

2019 Bingo Board 21/24

Demons ~ Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Picked By a Friend ~ Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Set in the Past~Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Warriors ~ The King by J.R. Ward
Billionaire ~ The Billionaire Boss Next Door by Max Monroe
Witches ~ Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
Mythology ~
Mafia ~ Violent Delights by Jessica Hawkins
A Book with LGBT character ~ Lover at Last by J.R. Ward
Retelling ~
Book to Movie ~ The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
Aliens ~ The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Enemies to Lovers ~ Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Made Me Cry ~ Bright Side by Kim Holden
Hyped Book ~ Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Shifters ~ Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
A Book Published this Year ~ Written With You by Aly Martinez
A Character Gets Kidnapped ~ Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
A Sequel ~ Trouble at Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy
Buddy Read ~ Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Fantasy ~ Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Cooking/Foodie Love ~ Hold on to Hope by A.L. Jackson
Vampires ~ Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward
Graphic Novel ~

Big Bad Shhlut 2019 Reading Challenge 23/26

2019 Library Love Challenge 12/12 Complete!!

2019 GoodReads READING CHALLENGE

2019

READING CHALLENGE
Congrats!

You have read 164 books of your goal of 160!

2 Challenges complete and 2 more to go! I think I just might completely pull this off!! We shall see!! How are your challenges going this year???
Happy Reading,
Ali