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Healthy Reading Snacks

If you are anything like me you love to snack. As I have mentioned on here before I have been working hard to change my eating habits. So here are some healthy snack ideas that you can try next time you are wanting a nice snack to munch on while reading a great book.



Frozen Grapes  The first one if the easiest. You take grapes, wash them, put them in a freezer friendly container, and then put them in the freezer. I like to leave them in the freezer for at least 3 hours. Over night is best. Quick tip: If you have a soar throat frozen grapes feel AMAZING on your throat. My mom use to make them for me when I had strep throat.  If you want something sweet but don't want the guilt, this tea is for you. It is rich and chocolaty with a little kick, and no ingredients that are bad for you.  This is a black tea so it has CAFFEINE. In case you cannot see the tea's name it is Numi Indulgent Tea Chocolate Spice 

Zucchini Pizza  What You need: One Medium Zucchini, Cheese of your choice, Small…

Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Series: Throne of Glass (book #4) 
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Overall Goodreads Rating: 4.64
Pages: 648
Published:Published September 1st 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
My Overall Rating: TEN THOUSAND STARS!!! ALL THE STARS!!!!!! 

IN A NUTSHELL
PERFECTION  This book was EVERYTHING!!!!! I flew through this book because there were no slow parts. I just cannot get over how everything came together. There were the famous twist and turns that SJM gives us that come out of left field, but there were so many answers to the mysteries that we all have been wondering. Oh and this woman is such a master mind in the romance department that I refuse to have anymore ships. SJM makes me flip flop on ships and that NEVER EVER EVER happens. Overall this book was freaking fantastic, mind blowing, and I am a hot mess trying to explain how amazing it is. I loved everything about this book. It had no flaws in my eyes. 
Goodreads
"The queen has returned.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. …

Review:The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Series: The Body Finder #1  Author: Kimberly Derting Overall Goodreads Rating: 3.98 Genre: YA Paranormal Mystery  Pages: 327 Published:March 16th 2010 by Harper My Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
IN A NUTSHELL
Spooky creepy read about a murderer and a girl who can find the bodies in a unconventional way. I enjoyed this book, and at times got scared at times while reading this home alone. It made me a little paranoid of people and more aware of my surroundings. While the paranormal side of this book fell a little flat, I loved the romance and the build up of this book. It did not end with a cliff hanger that made me feel like I truly needed the second book asap, it had an ending that could have easily made it a stand alone. Overall I enjoyed it and found it to be a interesting creepy read. 
Goodreads

"Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is m…

Review: The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series; The Return (Titian #1)
Author: (The amazing) Jennifer L. Armentrout
Overall Goodreads Rating: 4.35
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Pages: 335
Published:February 16th 2015 by Spencer Hill Press
MY OVERALL RATING: 5/5 STARS 


IN A NUTSHELL
I was NOT  a Seth fan at all! In fact, this is the only JLA book I ever put off readings simply because I did not know if I would like it. (I literally cringed writing that sentence.) However, I gave it a try.....SO GLAD I DID! This book was everything I enjoy about JLA's books. There was humor, action, and GREAT sexy moments. In this book JLA shows us how great of a writer she is, by showing us a side of Seth I would have never imagined. If you are on the fence about this book like I was, just jump that fence friend...you can thank me later. SO Seth fan or not I HIGHLY recommend this book. BUT YOU REALLY NEED TO READ THE COVENANT SERIES FIRST!!! 
Goodreads
"The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with …

Auto Buy Authors Good or Bad Habit?

We all have those auto buy authors. You know the authors that are so freaking talented that you are going to buy their books without even having to know what the book is about. For example my auto buys are Sarah J. Maas, Wendy Higgins, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Josephine Angelini, and those are just a few! I think having auto buy authors are great! I mean it is amazing to find authors that are so talented they never do wrong, but I have started to have a problem with that. My problem is I have been sticking just to those authors. I have not been branching out much. I went to Apollycon which was AMAZING, but I realized there were so many authors I didn't know. I read the same authors and while that is great, I just wait for their new books to come out and I never truly branch out.  While I will continue to love and keep my auto buy authors, I am going to start working on branching out. I also want to start branching out in genre. While my heart and most of my reading will stay YA re…

Review: Magnus Chase by: Rick Riordan

Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1
Author: Rick Riordan
Overall Goodreads Rating: 4.28
Genre: YA Fantasy (Mythology)
Pages: 499
Published: October 6th 2015 by Disney - Hyperion Books

MY OVERALL RATING: 4.5/5 STARS 


IN A NUTSHELL
Fun and exciting read. Took a couple of chapters to really get into, but once I got into it I could not put it down! This book has all the comedy and charm that we all love and expect from Riordan's writing. The Norse Mythology was interesting and done in a way where I was never overwhelmed. I felt like I learned a lot, and it made me want to learn more about this particular mythology. The only downfall this book had was there were MANY similarities to Percy Jackson. I had a hard time getting over a few. There were so many that it took away from the originality of the book. If you want examples of the similarities keep on reading.
Goodreads
"Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the s…