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My Reading Habits

How do you like to read? I like to curl up on the couch with a cushion, my favourite fluffy blanket, a glass of prosecco and a roaring fire. Although I do this sometimes, sadly it isn’t always the case. My liver may be thankful for that since I spend several hours each night reading.

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So the reality is often different from the ideal. Most often I read on my tablet in bed from 11pm to around 1am. During this time the world is dark and quiet. Free of any interruptions. The sensory deprivation allows for a complete immersion into the world of the book. The hours pass in minutes and I float away. This is enjoyable, though, probably not so great for my eyes or my mind.

On weekday evenings I “watch TV” with my husband. Really I’m in the sitting room while he watches TV and I read. I find the TV really distracting (darn those bright colours and noises!!) so I like to pop on my headphone and listen to either Spotify or ambient sounds. Ambience is my favourite. You can create a mix to suit the environment of the book you’re reading. My go-to site is Ambient-Mixer they have an app as well but it’s difficult to create mixes on the app. My favourite one to listen to while reading is Belle’s Library. There’s a bunch of great mixes on youtube as well.

So what exactly do I read? If you watched my Bookshelf Tour you know I have a few paperbacks but I prefer to read ebooks. I’m really into series and just don’t have the space for all of those books. My library doesn’t stock most of the books I like to read either. Being honest, though, I prefer to buy. I love to reread books and I’m a mood reader. It’s great to have a few books waiting around for when the mood strikes. I will buy a paperback over an ebook if it’s overpriced. Anything over €6 and I get the paperback instead. I’m more inclined to buy a paperback of a stand-alone novel over a series book as well.

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When it comes to graphic novels, which I don’t read very often, I prefer to buy the hard copy as well. I think they are works of art and should be enjoyed in their intended state.

How do you like to read? Do you use the library? Do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks? Let me know below. I’m off to read some more now!

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Shadow Game – Christine Feehan

9553Title: Shadow Game
 
Author: Christine Feehan
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Series: Ghostwalkers #1
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.14/5
 
 
Why I read this:
 
Synopsis:
The classified experiment is the brainchild of renowned scientist Peter Whitney and his brilliant daughter, Lily. Created to enhance the psychic abilities of an elite squadron, it can transform their natural mental powers into a unique military weapon. But something goes wrong. In the isolated underground labs, the men have been dying-victims of bizarre accidents. Captain Ryland Miller knows he is next. When Dr. Whitney himself is murdered, Ryland has only one person left to trust: the beautiful Lily. Possessed of an uncanny sixth sense herself, Lily shares Ryland’s every new fear, every betrayal, every growing suspicion, and every passionate beat of the heart. Together, they will be drawn deeper into the labyrinth of her father’s past and closer to a secret that someone would kill to keep hidden.
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What I thought about the book:
My second Feehan series (and second book)was even better than the first! I loved this. The Ghostwalkers are such a great concept.
A great book to read if you love PNR but want something a bit different.
 
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Favourite Character: Lily
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 4

Lover Enshrined – J.R. Ward

fe3cdac5053d164a9fe7d838b96bad18Title: Lover Enshrined
 
Author: J.R. Ward
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Series: The Blackdagger Brotherhood #6
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.12/5
 
 
Why I read this:
 
Synopsis:

In this “frighteningly addictive” paranormal romance saga there’s a war raging between vampires and their slayers. Here are the stories of a secret band of brothers like no other—six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. And now a dutiful twin must choose between two lives…

Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood’s bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is obligated to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive, and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished.

As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body, but his heart for herself. She is drawn to the noble responsibility behind the emotionally scarred male. But Phury has never allowed himself to know pleasure or joy. As the war with the Lessening Society grows grim, tragedy looms over the Brotherhood’s mansion, and Phury must decide between duty and love….

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What I thought about the book: LOVE!
I started reading this months ago and found it boring. Decided to finish it for a reading challenge and I frikkin’ loved it! I did notice a change in tone for the series with this one and feel they may go in a different direction after this but I’m liking it.
 
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Favourite Character: Zsadist. He is my second favourite book boyfriend afterall.
 
My Rating:
5 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 3

Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night – Kresley Cole

435045Title: Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
 
Author: Kresley Cole
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Series: Immortals After Dark #4
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.38/5
 
 
Why I read this: I love Kresley Cole!!!
 
Synopsis:

This seductive paranormal series continues with a brutal Highland werewolf and an exquisite young witch, adversaries with a blood vendetta between them.

Her breathless kiss haunts him…

Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed—until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.

His slow, hot touch is irresistible…

Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It’s rumored that no one can tempt Bowen’s hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.

No deed is too wicked for her seduction…

If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul—or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?

 
What I thought about the book:
Oh my gosh, I loved this!!! Favourite book in the series so far (I think I said that about No Rest for the Wicked as well…) Mari and Bowen are just amazing, the subplots are amazing, the whole thing is just amazing!
I think I might drop everything and just read all of Kresley Cole’s books (reading the Captain of All Pleasures now). To hell with laundry, I have immortals and captains to visit!
 
Favourite Character: Mari
 
My Rating:
5 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 4