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Sip & Read: Fall Cider Recipe

In my neck of the woods, we are suppose to start getting fall like weather next week, so I am gearing up. One of my go to for lazy Saturday is a good book, fuzzy blanket, and my fall cider. Today I thought it would be fun to share the recipe with you. This cider is a must in my home for cozy nights in, Halloween,Thanksgiving, and really any other reason we can think of. 
The best part is this cider is beyond easy. You seriously just throw a few things in the crock pot and you're done! It's so easy I was worried it wouldn't be good, but it's a fall staple in our house now. 
Ingredients  8 cups of apple juice  6 cups of orange juice  4 whole cloves  (I put mine in a tea ball diffuser so I don't have to fish them out) 3 cinnamon sticks 
Recipe  Put all ingredients in the crock pot  Turn the crockpot on low for about 1 hour After the hour has come and gone you can put the crock pot on simmer for the rest of the day.
Tip: This cider taste amazing the day after. If you hav…

Slay Your First Book Convention

With the big Love N Books convention coming up some of you may be going, and this is your first convention. I wish I would have read a post about how to survive your first convention before I went to my first one. So friends, here is a list of things to keep in mind. Go by these guidelines and you will slay your first book convention like a pro!

Before You Go: 
Check out hotels and deals: I would do this as early as possibly. We waited last minute, and almost didn't get a room. The hotels nearest to the convention fill up quick. If you can get a room close to the convention do so. You can check out discounted Las Vegas hotel and flight deals here.
Map out your way to the convention: When you get your tickets you should get emails with more details. Once you find out where you are staying, map our your route to the convention. I know this sounds like overkill, but trust me it's worth it. You are going to be overwhelmed out of your element, make it easier on yourself by have a pla…

Top Ten Books/Characters That Inspire Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created byThe Broke and the Bookish
This week: 

Ten Books That Feature Characters: that inspire me 
Out of My Mind 
Melody cannot walk or talk caused by cerebral palsy. Even though Melody cannot talk the reader is reading from her perspective, and we get to see what is going on in her mind. This books is heartbreaking, inspiring, and above all else eye opening. 
Lysa TerKeurst inspires me as woman in general, but she really inspired me when I learned she wrote Uninvited while going through her divorce. 
The Hunger Games
Just about all the characters in The Hunger Games inspire me. They had to make sacrifices and choices that I could never imagine doing. They were in the midis of a upraise, and were inspiring in the processes. 
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
I HAVEN'T READ THE LAST BOOK, so this is coming from the first two. I love how Lara Jean doesn't let anyone change her. She grows at her own pace, and she doesn't work hard …

Fall Book Recommendations: If You Like This Try This.

My reading taste turns from lighter reads, to darker reads in the fall. All of these reads are PERFECT for fall. These books are recommended from lighter to darker reads. If you like the lighter book, it's a good possibility you will enjoy the darker book. In the why section I have written what they have in common, just remember in the "if you like" section the book isn't as dark as the one in the "try this" section. 

Light to Dark Recommendations

Have you read any of the books listed? If you have any recommendations share in the comments below, and I will add them to my TBR.  Happy fall reading y'all! 

Top Bookish Memories Autumn Edition

I LOVE reading in the fall. All my favorite genres fit for the darker/cooler months. Fantasy and paranormal reads come alive in these crisp months. Blankets, cozy sweaters, and hot cups of tea become a must have essentials for reading time. I mean how does it get any better? 
Today I wanted to talk about some of the best autumn memories I have that relate to books.

I started Twilight honestly to pass the time during weekend car rides. My family use to have to drive every weekend to Boone North Carolina. To say a 15 year old girl was not happy about this was being nice. I remember reading this book in the backseat, and passing the most breathtaking views I had ever seen. The trees were vivid in their new fall colors (or fall dresses my mom loves to say). The mountain views, the crisp air, and the darker rainy days set the perfect atmosphere for Twilight. It felt like if I looked hard enough I could see one of the characters hiding in the thick forests we would pass. Every time I finis…

Review The West Woods

Amazon Title: The West Woods  Series: The Fountain Book #2  Author: Suzy Vadori  Pages: 290 Overall Goodreads Rating: 3.57 Expected publication: September 22nd 2017 by Evil Alter Ego Press My Rating 2.5/5 Stars 

This book was provided to me by Netgalley. The West Woods was given to me as an arc for an honest review.
 I found out after reading it that it is suppose to be a sequel. I was very confused because it isn't pitched as one on Netgalley or Goodreads. I would consider it a companion read, there didn't seem like any missing puzzle pieces. So if you make the same mistake I did, don't worry you can read this by itself. 
The first 50 or so pages were entertaining and I flew through them. Courtney our main character seems like a sweet, shy, and athletic girl. She can come off a little whinny, because she wants to be at a different school, and her dad makes a promise to her. If she finds out St. Augustus secretes, and still wants to leave she can. This made me think I was go…

Top Ten Tuesday:Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created byThe Broke and the Bookish
This week: 
Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

Y'all fall is my favorite time for reading! It's the perfect time for all my favorite reads! The atmosphere screams fantasy and paranormal reads.

All The Crooked Saints Stiegvater wrote it, so it shall be read. It really is that simple. 
Stalking Jack The Ripper I feel like a lone wolf because I haven't read this book. With the sequel coming out I think it's the perfect time to read it. 
Haunting The Deep I loved How to Hang a Witch. I have high hopes for this sequel. 
An Enchantment of Ravens The description sounds magical and  interesting 
The Book of Lost Souls ON SALE FOR 2.99!!! just click the link. I stumbled upon this hidden gem while looking up fall reads. It is rated well, and it just sounds fun and perfect for this time of year. Plus it was super cheap so I don't have much to loose. 
Warcross I always love Lu's writing so....
Family Magic THIS ONE…

Weekly Releases & Sales

This is a new feature for me,  and I am so excited about it!

Breaking the Rules of Revenge

Karinas Silver Shoes

One Dark Throne

Hunting Prince Dracula

Poison Dark Drowning

Jane Unlimited


Stolen Secrets

Speak Easy Speak Love

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

The Scorpio Races

99 Days


The Jewel

Poison Study

History is all You Left Me

The Last LullabyI

A Shadow Bright and Burningyou

The Golden Braid

The Hundredth Queen

How to Hang a Witch

Walk on Earth a Stranger

The Casquette Girls


Let me know if you like this type of post. If you would like me to add anything or format it differently. I am open to any and all suggestions. What book releases are you excited for? There are so many great book that are on sale this week! How to Hang a Witch is on sale, and I HIGHLY recommend it. You can find my review for it here. It is a great fall read.
 A Shadow Bright and Burning would be great to get because it's sequel comes out this week, and you could marathon them!