April #WrapUp

CLTBRChallenge15 and GoodReads Book Challenge Progress- 20 of 65 and 24 of 65 books read.

April Books:

Spearwood Academy Vol 3

Spearwood Academy Vol 4

Spearwood Academy Vol 5

Murderous Little Darlings: Non-TBR

Night School: Genesis

Night School: Legacy

Night School: Fracture

In other news, my Camp NaNoWriMo was somewhat of a failure and kind of not. I wrote 23,892 words out of a goal of 30,000. So I failed to make my goal but came very close to finishing. Can’t wait to see what I can do in July!

I continued #Musical Monday Reviews and will continue them into May. Sanctuary Edits is working with a second author already and still open for new clients. I also announced Guest Posts this month, but have not heard back from the one who contacted me yet. I am opening that spot up to anyone who would be interested, any topic you would like. Classes are going ok but I have just been out of it the last two weeks. I was really sick one day and haven’t caught up yet. Iit’s been a lazy, feel like “blah” last two weeks. I hope it gets better.

Let’s have a good May!

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March #WrapUp

First, a quick breakdown of books I’ve read for my Goodreads and CLTBRChallenge15 book reading challenges. Both goals are set for 65 books by the end of December.

January-Roots

Beauty and the Beast

Highland Blessings

Blockade Billy

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Earth Angel

February- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Vol 3

March- The Time Machine

3 AM Non-TBR Challenge

To the Gallows Non-TBR Challenge

The Glass House

The Dead Girls’ Dance

Spearwood Academy

Spearwood Academy Vol 2

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Started an editing company, Sanctuary Edits, and landed my first client. I also started classes for my bachelor’s degree and will finish my first two classes sometime in April. I have prepped for my Camp NaNoWriMo session, and announced the name of the book I’m working on. Author Spotlight Interviews are still open and looking for authors. Musical Mondays will continue until I am out of them.

Quick Post

Sanctuary Edits page has updated information! Please go take a look.http://charliesangel-0069.wix.com/cmwauthorpage#!sanctuary-edits/cph

If I could live anywhere…

I have never been real fond of living in America. Yes, it has it’s good points and beautiful landscapes but it just seems…drab to me. I would much rather be in another part of the world. Take Germany for instance, that beautiful feature image is just one of the many castles speckled throughout the country. How awesome would it be able to wake up near the Black forest and see gorgeous castles like that every day? Talk about awesome inspiration for book locations. I’m already getting a jump start and teaching myself German…bit of a rough going but getting there.

Japan has so much history, colorful cultures and crazy traditions; it would be a different experience day after day. They have some of the best horror movies and ghostly legends, I would be right at home. I of course would have to avoid some of the food, due to allergies, but living in Japan would be amazing.

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I don’t know why, but I have always wanted to go to Russia as well. The major destination being the Winter Palace, but I also have a thing for the Russian accent. When I was younger I was fascinated by the Romanov family so I think that is where wanting to go to Russia comes in, but it definitely has an alluring atmosphere.

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London, home of sophistication. I will admit I am an Anglophile, but who isn’t? As I mentioned with Russia, the British accent is just so appeasing and wonderful. Big Ben has always been a favorite attraction to me and again I don’t know why.I think I first fell in love with London when I watched 101 Dalmatians. The scenery in the cartoon was just so pretty and compared to where I lived, much better. Then of course I was obsessed with the Spice Girls, and Beatles. Britain in general has come out with some pretty good music, that eclipses some of the crap that Americans produce. Their TV shows are better as well. Yes I am talking about Doctor Who, and Torchwood. That means living in Cardiff, Wales is also a possibility for me as well.

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Finally Ireland. My family on my mother’s side are Riley’s, so naturally I want to live in Ireland just to get closer to my ancestral roots. The Emerald Isle is just Heavenly and the ultimate destination if I could live anywhere in the world.

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My childhood is just a mixture of places I want to live in for no reason other than they are not America.

Book Review: Torchwood: Into the Silence 4/5 Stars

Overview: Torchwood team, recently cut down to only 3 members, investigate gruesome murders of wonderful singers; where the voice box and larynx have been removed. Finding the culprit to be an inhabitant of The Silent Planet, they intend to use Ianto as bait but the plan is foiled by a young autistic boy with a miraculous singing gift that catches the alien’s attention instead. In a race against the clock the team arrives just in time to figure out why he is killing and satisfy both the boy’s and the alien’s soul.

Opinion: After the loss of the tv show, I didn’t think anything would be able to replace it. However the book series continues it very well and in ways it is a bit better for the imagination. This was not my favorite from the series but definitely good!

Recommendation: Yes.

http://www.amazon.com/Torchwood-Into-Silence-Sarah-Pinborough-ebook/dp/B0031RSAQU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406802633&sr=8-1&keywords=Torchwood+into+the+Silence