March TBR

Note: TBRs (to-be-read) depend on book club reads, events, and what I’m in the mood for πŸ˜‹

Referenced Good Reads for what I’ve read…

Book Club Reads:

Her Wicked Marquess by Stacy Reid

Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron

Once and Always by Judith McNaught

Stranger in My Arms by Lisa Kleypas

Readathon reads:

Deal With The Devil by Kit Rocha

Stranger In My Arms by Lisa Kleypas

From Blood And Ash by Jennifer L. Armestraur

A Kingdom Of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armestraur

A Kingdom Of Mist And Fury by Jennifer L. Armestraur

A Kingdom Of Wings And Ruin by Jennifer L. Armestraur

A Kingdom Of Silver Flames by Jennifer L. Armestraur

Live preparation:

From Blood And Ash by Jennifer L. Armestraur

Kingdom Of Flesh And Fire by Jennifer L. Armestraur

TBR

Indigo by Beverly Jenkins

Her Wicked Marques by Stacy Reid

Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. ArmestraurOnce And Always by Judith McNaught

Once and Always by Judith McNaught

Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron

The Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

A Kingdom Of Mist And Fury by Jennifer L. Armestraur

The Governess Game by Tessa Dare

A Kingdom Of Wings And Ruin by Jennifer L. Armestraur

The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare

A Kingdom Of Silver Flames by Jennifer L. Armestraur

My 1st Read-along!

Book: Her Wicked Marquess by Stacy Reid

Joined on 3/2/21. Facilitators and group were very nice and welcoming, excited to join the club πŸ‘πŸ½ Have previously read the prequel, My Darling Duke, so I thought it’d be easy to slide in… Boy was I wrong…

Day 2 (Wednesday) Chapters 10-15.

Thought it’d be a piece of cake being a re-read and having reading notes. Initially planned to read over my notes and see which comments correspond to which chapters. But I accidentally erased them…

Back to chapter 1. I planned to read to chapter 15. Before I commented I’d look over the nice chapter summaries on our group thread, kindly provided by one of the facilitators.

Encouraging messages on my thread from my fellow members! πŸ‘πŸ½ Still 3 chapters to reach daily goals to keep up with the read-along, but determined to participate tomorrow 😁

Day 4 (Thursday) Chapters 15-20

Finally all caught up! πŸ€— Feel I can finally join the conversation BUT had to premise that I was unfortunately behind on the thread. Felt good to post πŸ‘πŸ½ Finished the book! Rated it the same as the first time BUT the book club did help me better understand an aspect of the plot! πŸ˜‚

MED scare! 😱 Ran out of Xarelto… For anyone with experience with strokes, Xarelto is a blood thinner. It’s meant to thin my blood so a clot doesn’t form. I am hypercoagulable, meaning my blood spontaneously forms clots. I took a 15 mg tablet, usually I take 10 mg. A common side effect is bleeding 🩸, on 20 and 15 mg my nose would bleed. Fortunately, we found one. Not going to lie, the thought is scary. I’m on Xarelto for life.

Day 5 (Friday) Chapters 21 – Epilogue

I woke up to a nice suprise πŸ˜„ My godmother and goddaughter came over πŸ˜„ Then for other news…Caught up on thread. Find it’s easier to reply as comments come in. The comments by the book club help to better illustrate aspects of the plot. Enjoyed reading our thread! πŸ‘πŸ½ it had great discussion! πŸ€—

Watched the club’s IG live with the facilitators! Enjoyed it ❀️ Helps connect with its members and sheds light on the plot πŸ‘πŸ½ Also, nice to feel more familiar πŸ˜„ Marked the end of the read-along for me πŸ€—

My sister kindly picked up my new prescription of Xarelto today πŸ€—

Her Wicked Marquess by Stacey Reid

Her Wicked Marquess by Stacey Reid

Sinful Wallflower #2

Read: March 3, 2021

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Motivation(s) for reading:

Really enjoyed My Darling Duke (Sinful Wallflower #1)

Love series by nature!

Joined the read-along since I just read it! (Yay reading notes πŸ€—)

Trigger warnings: Rape, Gang rape, Death by suicide

Prevalent tropes: Marriage of convenience, Revenge

3-word Summary: Ruination on purpose

Thoughts πŸ’­:

  • Initial meeting πŸ˜‚
  • Wallflower re-defined πŸ‘πŸ½
  • β€œReformed rakes make the best husband”
  • Crispain’s character arc
  • Forgiveness

Note*** To avoid spoilers, went in the way of ambiguous talking points…

disABLEd modifications

Disclaimer: I would NEVER claim to know everything about being disabled! This is just what I do/pertinent to me…

Suggestions and recommendations welcome!

I wanted to dedicate part of my blog to the DIFFERENTLY ABLED πŸ˜„ It can be frustrating to constantly have to adapt… From my experience, I use these modifications/life hacks… Always open to yours too!

Must haves

Wireless keyboard

Wireless mouse 🐁

Have some content on my old YT channel, but I stopped since editing was difficult… I wanted to focus on what I can do on my own! πŸ€—

https://youtube.com/user/precguan

TTS – Read Aloud Chrome Extension

Reads aloud what’s on the screen πŸ“Ί VS highlight and read what I want to be read. Have both, read aloud on my computer πŸ‘©β€πŸ’», highlight and read on my phone πŸ“±

The goal 😬

So this blog is supposed to do what i dreamed my Youtube would… but I can’t edit… πŸ˜‚

It being easier to cut & paste, I decided to try my hand in blogging πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

I figured, I have thoughts and have been reading ALOT so why not! πŸ˜‚

What do y’all want to see?

Social Handles:

@listenwithprecious on IG

Listen with precious on Good Reads (may require email… πŸ€” DM me on Instagram ! πŸ™πŸΎ)

Note: countering a problem πŸ˜‚πŸ˜† so much I wanna read!

Me 101

πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ! My name is Precious! aka @listenwithprecious on IG & @precious’moments on yt πŸ€— I am a Filipino-American πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ stroke survivor πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ UC Berkeley alum UNH alum RN ❀️ HR 🎧 audio listener! πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦½ I’ve only joined the book community this year (after watching Bridgerton on Netflix πŸ˜‚πŸ˜)

Part of why I’m doing this blog is to chronicle my reading journey thru Romance-land! So I’d just like to say thank you πŸ™πŸΎ for joining me!

Love Precious

P.S. Decided to blog since I’ve been reading a crazy amount, and I have thoughts… (I’ve got reading notes… πŸ˜‚) why not keep myself more accountable? πŸ˜‚ I just find reading belps my moodπŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ and gives me something to do πŸ˜‚

So buckle up (click it or ticket πŸ˜‚) and enjoy the ride!

Plan to post weekly every Sunday at 10 am!

Additional posts via Instagram @listenwithprecious!

Stay tuned! πŸ™πŸΎ

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