Monday, January 13, 2020

Thank You And Goodbye

This is a tough post to write, but I think the time has come for me to move on. After seven and a half years it is time to say goodbye to Readers Live A Thousand Lives. Which is truly a crazy thought, because it has been such a big part of my life for a very long time now. It has been a constant in my life for so long, but I am ready to move on to new things. Keeping up with the blog has simply become too time consuming and I no longer have the love for it I once had. I will forever be thankful though for the years I spent with Readers Live A Thousand Lives and for all of the good it brought me. I got to experience so many wonderful bookish things. I discovered books I never would have heard of if not for blogging and some of my favorite authors were discovered through this wonderful world. Not to mention the many bookish events I have attended over the years. Most importantly I have made so many friendships because of this wonderful community and those friendships will carry on long after this blog is gone and that is something I am truly truly thankful for. 

My sincere thanks to anyone who has ever visited my little blog here or commented and shared in my love of books with me, it has truly been a wonderful experience. 

While the blog is going away, I will not be gone completely. I’ll still be over on Goodreads yelling about the books I love and of course on Twitter also yelling about the books I love among other random things. So please go find me over there. In the next few weeks I’ll be archiving this blog but I hope to still see everyone around on other platforms and I look forward to diving into books I haven’t been able to get around to in years and to any other adventures this new decade brings. 


Thursday, January 2, 2020

January Releases I Am Looking Forward To


Upcoming Releases is a monthly post where each month I feature the upcoming releases I am most looking forward to. Here are the books I am most excited for in January! New year, new decade, new books!

January 14, 2020
I always love Katie McGarry and this one sounds just as good as all her others. I cannot wait to dive in.

January 14, 2020
I am all for dark  magic and royalty. This sounds like a good one that is right up my alley.

January 28, 2020
I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK! I absolutely love Ian and I am so ready to see him utterly devoted to Veritas and following after her like a devoted and charming puppy.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books I Read In 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke And The Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

I didn't read as much this year as I have in the past few years, but there were a few books that I just absolutely loved! I always love this topic because I love spotlighting my favorite reads. 


It was hard picking my favorite read of the year, but I settled on Serpent & Dove because I kept thinking about this books for days and days. I adored this slow burn enemies to lovers. Lou and Reid captured my heart. My review.

Zayne got his time to shine and OMG it was incredible. This was a great return to the world from the Dark Elements series and as always JLA delivered the swoon and the action. My review.

My disaster Squad 312. They are such a mess and I love them with every fiber of my being. Great story and a fantastic set of characters and don't forget the SPACE ELF. My review.

I finally dove into this series this year and oh man has it become my latest obsession. I absolutely adore Mercy and Adam and all of the secondary characters. It is such a great world and these books are addictive and this one in particular has been my favorite of them all so far.

I have yet to read a KA Tucker book that I didn't enjoy but this one is my favorite of them all to date and I didn't think anyone would knock River out of that top spot. I loved Piper and Kyle and I loved that this was told in dual timelines and most of all I loved that Piper was able to be a successful business woman and have a romance. My review.

I adored this book! This stole the top spot as my favorite Katie McGarry book. The romance was so sweet and I loved the little paranormal twist thrown in there. My review.

This return to the Lux world has been so wonderful and I never thought I would come to love Luc as much as I do. So many twists and turns and new information coming to light. My review.

This series has been one of my favorite overall this year and this book is my favorite of the bunch. They are all just so much fun. Such quick reads and Lucky's antics are hilarious. My review.

This was such a good fantasy read! It was a great world and I adored the characters and really it was just right up my alley. My review.

Yes I am featuring two books from the same series and I do not care... I love Mercy and Adam so much and in this one Sam absolutely broke me. My review.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Mini Review: Carnival Row: Tangle In The Dark by: Stephanie K. Smith

Release Date: October 3, 2019
from Audible Original
Goodreads | Audible


"Tourmaline Larou lives an idyllic life of learning by day and partying by night. An aspiring poet, her future promises nothing less than brilliance.

Then, Vignette Stonemoss walks through the door, and Tourmaline’s world is upended.

As she struggles to understand the effect this stranger has on her, Tourmaline and her fellow fae face a looming threat from the human world. War is on the horizon, and their very existence is at stake.

And Tourmaline will discover whether love will save her - or destroy her.

Tangle in the Dark is set in the world of the Amazon Original series Carnival Row, created by Travis Beacham and René Echevarria.

PLEASE NOTE: This story contains adult material and graphic language. Listener discretion is advised."

My Thoughts:

Carnival Row is one of my more recent obsessions. I’m pretty sure that show was written specifically for me, so when I saw that audible had an audible original story that was a prequel; I knew I had to dive in ASAP. This prequel is told from Tourmaline’s perspective and it was very awesome that they got the actress to do the reading for the audio. This prequel fills in some of the gaps from the show in regards to Tourmaline and Vignette’s past. It was really interesting getting to see how they met and how their relationship grew and ultimately how it all came crashing down. It was also a great look into the early days of the war and how things got to be the way they are when we catch up with the characters at the start of the show. This one was definitely a bit heartbreaking, but if you’ve watched the show you know what you’re signing up for with this story. All in all, if you’re a fan of the show I highly recommend this story, even if you haven’t watched the show yet this could prove to be a good introduction to the world.

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