Life Update 6/29/22

Mood: Steady

Currently Reading:

Walk it out: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ itโ€™s been hot ๐Ÿฅต

Events Iโ€™m excited for:

Nephewโ€™s birthday ๐Ÿฅณ

Old friends ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿผ

Something good :

Love my bookish podcasts ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿผ

Something bad:

Covid ๐Ÿ˜ท especially in the summer ๐Ÿคฌ

Something great ๐Ÿ˜:

1st buddy read ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ (already made a google doc ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡)

Just taking you on my reading ๐Ÿ˜ #26

Books included ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Blindsided, Always Practice Safe Hex, Mating The Huntress, Crashed Out, The Summer I Turned Pretty, Thrown Down, Wolfsong, Origin

Sunday

Her Night With Santa ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽ„

Blindsided

Monday

Always Practice Safe Hex

Tuesday

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Reread ๐Ÿฅฐ
  • Summerโ€™s past

Mating The Huntress

  • 8 chapters 111 pages
  • Luke Anthony โ€“ H, , artist, werewolf, calls Chastity Chas,
  • Chastity Adofo โ€“ h, huntress, works st a coffee shop, knows Luke is a werewolf, professized sheโ€™d get her heart torn out with her 1st kill, family of hunters/huntresses, 25 yo, 1 of 14 kids (youngest)
    • Solomon – dad
    • Adina Adolfo – mom
    • Vivtory Adofo โ€“ sister
    • Valour โ€œValโ€ Adofo โ€“ brother, 19 yo
    • Constance Adofo โ€“ oldest sister
    • Prudence Adofo โ€“ sister
    • Mercy Adofo โ€“ sister
    • Cup O Go โ€“ cafe

โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Lukeโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘… & ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฝ mate you?! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ Chastity sees her parents. Mates ๐Ÿฅฐ

Mating = bite each other ๐Ÿ˜ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Lukeโ€™s ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฝ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ (8)

Crashed Out

15 chapters + epilogue

  • Sarge โ€œPunyoโ€ Purcell – rock star, guitarist, 6โ€™2โ€
    • Old News
      • Lia – drummer
      • – basist
    • River โ€œRivโ€ – sister, 2 years younger than Jas, factory worker ๐Ÿญ
      • Marcey – daughter
  • Jasmine โ€œJasโ€ James Taveras – Riverโ€™s best friend, factory worker ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿญ, singer, 29 yo turning 30 yo ๐Ÿ˜
    • James Taveras – manager for Old Town
    • Carmen – date
  • Hook, New Jersey – hometown
    • The Third Shift – bar
    • Lincoln tunnel
  • Christmas ๐ŸŽ„
  • 7 year age gap

Restart โœŒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰Wonโ€™t say much ๐Ÿคซ

Auto masturbation ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ Sarge follows โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธSargeโ€™s ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฝ James and Lita ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ’ก, bailing Lita out โšพ๏ธ โšพ๏ธ Sargeโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘…

Wednesday

Crashed Out

  • Sarge โ€œPunyo/Ricoโ€ Purcell – rock star, guitarist, 6โ€™2โ€
    • Old News
      • Lia – drummer
      • – basist
    • River โ€œRivโ€ – sister, 2 years younger than Jas, factory worker ๐Ÿญ
      • Marcey – daughter
        • Vaugn – baby daddy, soldier
  • Jasmine โ€œJasโ€ James Taveras – Riverโ€™s best friend, factory worker ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿญ, singer, 29 yo turning 30 yo ๐Ÿ˜
    • James Taveras – manager for Old Town
    • Carmen – date
  • Hook, New Jersey – hometown
    • The Third Shift – bar
    • Lincoln tunnel
  • Christmas ๐ŸŽ„
  • 7 year age gap

Additions ๐Ÿ˜‰

โšพ๏ธ โšพ๏ธ Sargeโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘… and ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฝโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ (8) โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Sargeโ€™s ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฝ โšพ๏ธ โšพ๏ธ Jasโ€™ ๐Ÿ‘… Sargeโ€™s ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฝ at the factory ๐Ÿญ

River ๐Ÿคฌ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ (12)

The Summer I Turned Pretty

  • Isabelle โ€œBellyโ€ Conklin – Flavia
    • Laurel Conklin – mom
    • Steven Conklin – brother
    • Taylor Jewel – friend
      • Bridget Jewel – sister
    • Cam Cameron – Sectest, ๐Ÿฅฐ
  • Susana Fisher – has breast cancer
    • Conner Fisher
    • Jeremiah Fisher – jokster
  • Cousins
    • Scoops

Thursday

Crashed Out

  • Sarge โ€œPunyo/Ricoโ€ Purcell – rock star, guitarist, 6โ€™2โ€
    • Old News
      • Lia – drummer
      • James Brandon – basist
    • River โ€œRivโ€ – sister, 2 years younger than Jas, factory worker ๐Ÿญ
      • Marcey – daughter
        • Vaugn – baby daddy, soldier
  • Jasmine โ€œJasโ€ James Taveras – Riverโ€™s best friend, factory worker ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿญ, singer, 29 yo turning 30 yo ๐Ÿ˜
    • James Taveras – manager for Old Town
    • Carmen – date
  • Hook, New Jersey – hometown
    • The Third Shift – bar
    • Lincoln tunnel
    • Adeline – church โ›ช๏ธ event organizer
  • Christmas ๐ŸŽ„
  • 7 year age

+ Additions ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Summer I Turned Pretty

  • Isabelle โ€œBellyโ€ Conklin – Flavia
    • Laurel Conklin – mom
    • Steven Conklin – brother
    • Taylor Jewel – friend
      • Bridget Jewel – sister
    • Cam Cameron – Sectest, ๐Ÿฅฐ
  • Susana Fisher – has breast cancer
    • Conner Fisher
    • Jeremiah Fisher – jokster
  • Cousins
    • Scoops

+ Additions ๐Ÿ˜‰

Several Days In June

Not sure I can ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Chronic illness ๐Ÿง โธ

Thrown Down

  • 22 chapters + epilogue
  • 2nd chance
  • Single parent

Notes ๐Ÿ“

  • River Purcell – class president, works in factory ๐Ÿญ & Kick Bucket
    • Adeline – choir director
    • Marcy – daughter
    • Sarge Purcell – brother
    • Kicked Bucket- bar where River works
    • Cece Sinclair – editor โœ๏ธ for Parker & Rowe Publishings, friend
  • Vaughn De Matteo – soldier (army), lived in Baltimore, came home after Sargeโ€™s letter โœ‰๏ธ, works as private security, alcoholic ๐Ÿฅด
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • Hook, New Jersey

Friday

Thrown Down

Kiss ๐Ÿ˜˜ โšพ๏ธ Riv ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ Vaughn in The Third Shift & River drinking ๐Ÿฅด โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Vaughnโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘… and ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฝ

  • River Purcell – class president, works in factory ๐Ÿญ & Kick BucketAdeline – choir director
    • Marcy – daughter
      • Helen -babysitter
    • Sarge Purcell – brother
    • Kicked Bucket- bar where River works
    • Cece Sinclair – editor โœ๏ธ for Parker & Rowe Publishings, friend
  • Vaughn De Matteo – soldier (army), lived in Baltimore, came home after Sargeโ€™s letter โœ‰๏ธ, works as private security, alcoholic ๐Ÿฅด, calls River Doll
    • Duke Crawford – friend, former soldier, H from Worked Up ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Hook, New Jersey
    • The Third Shift
+ additions x๐Ÿ˜‰

Wolfsong

Saturday

Thrown Down

  • River Purcell – class president, works in factory ๐Ÿญ & Kick Bucke
    • Adeline – choir director
    • Marcy May Purcell – daughter
      • Helen -babysitter
    • Sarge Purcell – brother
    • Kicked Bucket- bar where River works
    • Cece Sinclair – editor โœ๏ธ for Parker & Rowe Publishings, friend
  • Vaughn De Matteo – soldier (army), lived in Baltimore, came home after Sargeโ€™s letter โœ‰๏ธ, works as private security, alcoholic ๐Ÿฅด, calls River DollDuke Crawford – friend, former soldier, H from Worked Up ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
    • Rener Bastian – factory ๐Ÿญ personnel, boss
    • Duke Crawford – friend, served, works in factory ๐Ÿญ, H of Worked Up, sisters (4)
      • Lisa
    • Colonel Marioti – seeking out Vaughn ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿค” for medal ๐ŸŽ– of honor
      • Carry men back ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      • Fort Hamilton
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Hook, New Jersey
    • The Third Shift

1st meeting ๐Ÿ˜ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Riverโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘… Vaughnโ€™s ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฝ Family trip ๐Ÿš—/โœˆ๏ธ – Marcy ๐Ÿ˜ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ memory or IRL?! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Wolfsong

The Summer I Turned Pretty Episode 1 Watching Blog

Watched with my sister ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜ then rewatched on my own ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡

Then rewatched with a friend on Amazon Watch Party ๐Ÿง

7 episodes

Watched: June 19 & June 20, 2022

Platform: Amazon

Duration: 44 minutes

Rotten Tomato ๐Ÿ… Rating: Season 1

Star Rating (of 5): โญ๏ธ โญ๏ธ โญ๏ธ

Just a tasting ๐Ÿ˜‹

Book to movie/show ๐Ÿฟ : Y

Enjoyment ๐Ÿค—: ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

Know where the series is goingโ€ฆ ๐Ÿง 5 episodes to hook ๐Ÿช me

Heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ: Bellie & Cam with Connor on the side ๐Ÿ˜

Rewatchable?: Y, I did ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡ 2x

Content warnings: for this episode ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

The set-up: Bellie spends every summer in Cousins, this time sheโ€™s all grown up ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡

Key ๐Ÿ”‘ Players:

  • Isabelle โ€œBellyโ€ Conklin
    • Cam Cameron โ™ฅ๏ธ
    • Taylor – friend
    • Steven – brother
    • Laurel โ€œ Laurโ€ – mom
  • Susanna Fisher โ€œBecโ€ – mom
    • Conner Fisher – Jeremiahโ€™s brother
    • Jeremiah Fisher – Connerโ€™s brother

Important Places ๐ŸŒŽ:

  • Cousins – beach house
    • New England

Differences from book

  • + debutante ball
  • When Belly met Cam
  • Straight edge

3-word Summary: Time of (the) year! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

A Daring Pursuit Reading Blog

Check-ins/Updates:

Before I begin:

From the Amazon description, get Romeo and Juliet vibes ๐Ÿ˜Š but perk of romance, guaranteed HEA ๐Ÿ˜ Just finished

Chapter 6

Saw the animosity between Tristan and Carys ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ The Amazon Decription teases Tristan requests 1 week with Carys, but hasnโ€™t been seen YET ๐Ÿค” Usually we have the set-up by this point ๐Ÿง 

Chapter 17

This is the set-up I was waiting for and Iโ€™m excited ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Really enjoy country parties ๐ŸŽŠ (usually requires multiple days ๐Ÿ˜) Interesting how Carys is not a virgin (women of that time usually are). That detail reminds me of Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿง The country party reminds me of It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas ๐Ÿง The more you read the more parallels you draw ๐Ÿค” 

Chapter 28

Carys and Tristanโ€™s lessons ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿคซ Manageries and animals remind me of A Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare because Carys โ™ฅ๏ธ animals ๐Ÿ˜ Carysโ€™ arguments about animal captivity = animal rights โœŠ๐Ÿฝ and the sex lessons are fun ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‚ at a country getaway ๐Ÿ˜

Blindsided Reading Blog

Check-ins/Updates:

Before I begin:

๐Ÿ˜ฎ Teaching ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿ˜ among best friends ๐Ÿ˜ Love friends to lovers ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Reminds me of Go Deep by Rizly Adams ๐Ÿง 

Chapter 6

Reads well (pleasant on audio) ๐Ÿค” Fairly light and fluffy but can feel Freyaโ€™s insecurities about her body ๐Ÿฅฒ but love the way Mac constantly reassures her ๐Ÿค— The wedding ๐Ÿ’’ for Dune-Ally will come up again ๐Ÿค” Multiple characters have trmarkedon how beautiful Freya is, makes me curious ๐Ÿค”

Chapter 18

โ™ฅ๏ธ Freya & Mac ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ I like the dynamic between them ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ You can feel the comfort of good friends ๐Ÿ˜Š Freyais noticably less body conscious, a more enjoyable reading experience ๐Ÿ˜

Leading up to the Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ trip ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ That last scene was ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ at the car wash ๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

Chapter 28

Too be honest, forgot to check in ๐Ÿคฅ But something I remember and Not talking about yetโ€ฆ Mac says some horrible stuff. I understand heโ€™s in a dark placeโ€ฆ but itโ€™s NEVER ok to say those things ๐Ÿคฌ

Wildfire Reading Blog

Check-ins/Updates:

Before I begin:

Like this series ๐Ÿ˜Š My recording for Burn For Me was included in a podcast free for all ๐Ÿ˜

Chapter 6

Action-packed beginning ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Ties into what happened in White Hot a lot ๐Ÿง Like the friendship between Cornelius and Nevada. Like that Rogan and Nevada are together ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜ Mission: Find Brian in full effect ๐Ÿง

Queer Romance Readathon

When: June 13 – 20

#queerromancereadathon

โš ๏ธ More in Just taking you on my reading ๐Ÿ˜ #25 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Highlight @ https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3OTA3NzkxMjY2ODc4NDEz?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

The projection ๐Ÿ˜
  • Novella/short story – Her Night With Santa by Adriana Herera
  • Historical Romance – A Lady For A Duke by Alexis Hall ๐ŸŽง
  • Latinx author – Her Night With Santa by Adriana Herera
  • Indie author โœ๏ธ – Drag Me Up by R.M. Virtues
  • New To You author โœ๏ธ – Her Night With Santa by Adriana Herera

LIVE 6/20 at 6 pm EST

Just read my first M/M romance ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Jingle Bell Jock

TBR

Drag Me Up by R.M. Virtues (ebook)

  • Group bool
  • Hades-Persephone retelling

Her Night With Santa by Adriana Herera (ebook)

A Lady For A Duke by Alexis Hall ๐ŸŽง

Wolfsong by T.J. Klune ๐ŸŽง(just because ๐Ÿ˜†)

Monday

Drag Me Up

Hades-Persephone retelling ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Woke up to a live ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Just saw! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Format influenced ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜‚ Just reading what I want ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Tuesday

So my audiobook is going to be ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Audio option ๐Ÿ˜‰
GROUP book ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ still in progressโ€ฆ ebookโ€ฆ.
Plugged in ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Nice even check-ins ๐Ÿ˜Š

Updated on Goodreads too ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wednesday

Drag Me Up

Keep my place in my ebook so ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ A Lady For A Duke
https://listenwirhprecious.com/2022/06/15/jurassic-world-watching-blog/ ๐Ÿ˜‰

A Lady For A Duke

A Lady For A Duke most like expected romances ๐Ÿค”

Upon completion
Upon completion

Thursday

Really liking this story ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š
World ๐ŸŒŽ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Friday

A Lady For A Duke

Drag Me Up

Saturday

Drag Me Up

Determined to finish ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‡

Thanks

Her Night With Santa

6 chapters
Holiday read in June ๐Ÿ˜‹

Sunday

Life Update 6/19/22

I didnโ€™t forget ๐Ÿ˜‹

Mood: Steady

Currently Reading:

Walk it out: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ but with Chuck Norris

Events Iโ€™m excited for:

Happy Fatherโ€™s Day ๐ŸŽŠ

Graduation ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“ season

Something good :

Summer break ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

Something bad:

Covid ๐Ÿ˜ท

Something great ๐Ÿ˜:

Alexa can read ebooks to me ๐ŸŽŠ

Just taking you on my reading ๐Ÿ˜ #25

Books included ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Always Practice Safe Hex, Mating The Huntress, A Daring Pursuit

See Queer Romance Readathon entry ๐Ÿ’ก from Monday, June 13 – June 20 ๐Ÿค—

Sunday

A Daring Pursuit

Emerald Blaze

Always Practice Safe Hex

Mating The Huntress

Monday

Emerald Blaze

Drag Me Up (see Queer Romance Readathon)

Tuesday

Drag Me Up (see Queer Romance Readathon)

Emerald Blaze

Blindsided

Wednesday

Emerald Blaze

Blindsided

A Lady For A Duke (see Queer Romance Readathon)

Drag Me Up (see Queer Romance Readathon)

Friday

Diamond Fire

Reading blog to come! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Blog like how I did gor the holidays ๐Ÿ’ก before & after + character and location guide

Realized I read further in the series, but not this one

A Lady For A Duke (see Queer Romance Readathon)

Drag Me Up (see Queer Romance Readathon)

Blindsided

Saturday

Drag Me Up (see Queer Romance Readathon)

Blindsided