Tuesday, May 29, 2018

BLOG ALL ABOUT IT CHALLENGE- MAY 2018- ORGANISE






Organise

I have a confession to make. I avoided writing on last month’s prompt, as I had no clue what to write.  When it comes to art, I am clueless in every shape and form. By now, you guess I do not have an artistic bone in my body. Now when I saw the title for this month’s prompt I could not help but laugh. I am sure you are curious why the word organise would elicit such a response. Well, organise is not a word people who knows me will use to describe me. Yeah, I am hopeless when it comes to organising. No matter how I try, I can never accomplish the task of organising.

You are probably asking yourself by now then how do I keep track of daily activities. Do not worry you are not alone as I keep asking myself the same question.  I have tried making lists, but I failed at keeping to it. Do not even get me started on schedules and timetables.  Throughout school when my peers organised their study time by creating timetables I tried my hand at it, but it never worked for me. No matter what I did, I could never stick to such a rigid schedule.  By now you figured I studied my subjects based on how I felt, which was a good thing as I got more work done. However, I would find I might spend too much time on one subject to the detriment of the others.

My inability to be organised spilled over into my work life. I failed miserably at being organised especially with record keeping. I would start out on a positive note each month but by the second week I am back to being my disorganised self. You should know that despite this I never missed a deadline.

Then I entered the blogging world. What was I thinking? I started with reading the books I owned, which was great, but then I decided I wanted a greater reach and as a result I signed up with a few tour companies. OMG! That was the biggest mistake a disorganised person like me could have done. Well to cut a long story short, I discovered the error of ways and now I limit the number of tours in which I participate.

Lists and schedules do not work for me. If I even prepare a list of set up a schedule but before you can say the word organise they get thrown out the door. I have given upon those. I have tried using Google calendar; it works to a point but it is not enough for me to suddenly become the poster child for the word organise.


If you would like to be apart of this challenge, which hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup, here is the link:  http://theherdpresents.blogspot.com/2017/12/blog-all-about-it-challenge.html


Monday, May 28, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: SURRENDER TO THE CHASE by AMANDA J GREENE @AmandaJGreene1 #Paranormalromance







Title: Surrender to the Chase
Author:  Amanda J. Greene
Series: Under Realm Assassins #2
Publisher: Indie
Published: May 26, 2015
Pages: 117
Format: ebook
Source: Purchase
Buy: Amazon

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#BOOKREVIEW: DIVINE JUSTICE by DAVID BALDACCI @davidbaldacci #Thriller #Suspense














Title: Divine Justice
Author: David Baldacci
Series: Camel Club #4
Publisher: Vision
Published: September 1, 2009
Genre: Thriller
Pages: 560
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrwed
Purchase: Amazon



Monday, May 21, 2018

BOOK REVIEW TOUR: VIGILANTE ASSASSIN by MARK NOLAN @marknolan @beckvalleybooks #Thriller #Suspense


Title: Vigilante Assassin
Author: Mark Nolan
Series: (Jake Wolfe #2)
Publisher: Indie Published
SOURCE: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours
Format: Ebook
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Genre(s): Mystery. Thriller
Pages: 354

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

GUEST POST: THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN HIGHLIGHTS by HARSHA SHEELAM AUTHOR of GOOD EXISTS IN ALL THAT EXISTS

Today I have the pleasure of hosting Harsha Sheelam, author of Good Exists in all that Exists. Today she tells the story of Meera a six year old from India who was abandoned by her parents for being a girl.

The Girl With Golden Highlights.

I’m sure you’d agree that this story has a happy ending.
She was hardly any older than 6 years when her parents, living in a small town of rural India physically abused her, kept her devoid of education and made her do household chores. Now, when I say they belonged to ‘India’, I can hear judgments and pictures of slums thrown at me. No, India’s literacy rate is at 74.04% and also boasts of a few largest companies in the world. 

Now , let’s go back in 2012, when I came across a little girl. I still don’t know her name, but let’s call her Meera.  Meera was born in Haryana, she lived there with her parents. Today, she doesn’t live there anymore; neither does she live with her parents.

Being dissatisfied with a girl child, the father beat Meera every day, while the mother never revolted. Meera suffered at her hands of her birth-givers. She stayed chained at home doing household chores. 
The disappointment of the ‘man of the house’ didn’t last long because his wife was expecting a baby. Bringing new life into this world is a blessing to everyone, but someone else’s life away is a curse.

What Meera was going through wasn’t anything but a curse to be born to such parents who didn’t love her and left only bruises as memories. She wished that her sibling would comfort her, but hardly did she know what would happen next.

Nine months of wait for the parents to find out the gender, and nine months of cruelty faced by Meera by the alcoholic who called himself a man, and a woman who called herself a mother.
“It’s a boy!” he screamed and jumped and distributed sweets to family and friends. While Meera is still locked at her home, not allowed to participate in the happiness.

Hardly a few months from the arrival of a baby boy, than Meera’s parents decide to do away with her. They buy three tickets to the metropolitan city of Hyderabad, India. One for Meera, and two for the parents. But, they buy only two tickets back to Haryana, India.

Meera is abandoned on the railway station, parents immediately board the next train back home. 
On finding her lost, crying, and worried, the railway authorities called the cops. She is taken to the police station and was asked about her family. On asking the name of the father she is terrified, she trembles with fear and doesn’t utter a word. It seemed like she wanted to stay lost, and didn’t want to go home.

The cops had no choice but to let her stay at the city orphanage. The sisters tried their best to find out about her parents. But she never said a word. They only knew she hailed from Haryana. 

She wore a simple ghaghra and had yellow highlights on her hair when I first saw her. It was the first time I saw a 6-year-old with highlights.The Sister at the orphanage told that she applied those highlights herself when she was in Haryana, and loved to dress up.

 While she was dancing on stage she adjusts her duppatta. A little girl, fair, with rosy cheeks, curly brown hair with golden highlights, who doesn’t waste a grain of rice on her plate.
She loves to study along with her friends at the orphanage, dress up, and help others. The Sisters said she is the naughtiest of the rest.
Initially, after a month of her stay at the orphanage, the Sisters asked her if she wanted to go home. 
She said, “This is my home.”
She finally had the love she always wanted. And, wherever she is today, she’d be happy.

Based on a true story. 
-Harsha Sheelam


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Monday, May 14, 2018

#BOOKREVIEW: THE GOOD LUCK SISTER by JILL SHALVIS @JillShalvis @WmMorrowBks #ContemporaryRomance #SmallTown













Title: The Good Luck Sister
Author: Jill Shalvis 
Series: Wildstone # 1.5
Publisher: William Morrow
Published: May 1, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Women's Fiction
Pages: 144
Format: eArc
Source: Edelweiss
Purchase: Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2018 New Release, Netgalley and Edelweiss


Friday, May 11, 2018

BOOK #REVIEW TOUR and #GIVEAWAY: SAVE ME by CECY ROBSON @cecyrobson #ContemporaryRomance













Title: Save Me
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: O’Brien Family, #5
Publisher: Cecy Robson LLC
Publication Date: April 25, 2018
Pages: 349
Format: eArc
Source: Author via IndieSage PR
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone
Reading Challenge: 2018 New Release 
Buy: AmazonAmazon CAAmazon UK B & N,Kobo



Tuesday, May 08, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: THE RAINMAKER by PETRA LONDON #UrbanFantasy







Title: The Rainmaker
Author:  Petra London
Series: Saga of the Chosen #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Indie
Published: March 30, 2018
Pages: 657
Format: ebook
Source: Lexis Infinitum PR
Reading Challenges: 2018 New Release 


Monday, May 07, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: LET ME LOVE YOU by JESSICA JAYNE @JessicaJayne13 #ContemporaryRomance


Title : Let Me Love You
Author: Jessica Jayne
Publisher: Indie
Published : December 18, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 207
Format: ebook
Source: Caffeinated Services 
Purchase: Amazon


Thursday, May 03, 2018

REVIEW TOUR: EMBRACING HER HEART by MELISSA FOSTER @Melissa_Foster @beckvalleybooks #Contemporary #Romance


Title: Embracing Her Heart
Series: (The Bradens and Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls) Book 1)
Publisher: World Literary Press
Released: April 17, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance 
Format: eARC 
Pages: 324
Source: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours
Reading Challenges: 2018 New Release 

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

REVIEW TOUR: AT STAKE by JOHN W. MEFFORD @JWMefford @beckvalleybooks #Thriller #Mystery

















Title:  AT Stake
Series: Alex Troutt Thriller#7
Publisher: Sugar Hill Press
Source: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours 
in exchange for an honest review
Format: Ebook
Published: April 17, 2018
Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 326
Reading Challenges:  2018 New Release Challenge

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