Goodbye November, Hello December Wrap Up 2017

Goodbye November, Hello December Book Wrap Up

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged and that November ended like… well about… almost two weeks ago.😂 Goodbye November, Hello December.👋🏽 But I really wanted to share a quick post on the books I’ve read last month.📚 📸

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1)
by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Synopsis:

When Nora and Patch are forced together as lab partners, Nora would rather fall to her death than put up with his elusive answers to her questions, his teasing, and his infuriatingly handsome face and hypnotizing eyes. It seems Patch was put on earth just to drive her crazy.

But before long, Nora’s defenses start to break down as her curiosity about Patch heats up. Why does he always seem to be wherever she is and know exactly what she’s thinking? How does he know what to say to both attract and repulse her? And what is up with those V-shaped scars on his chiseled back?

As their connection grows stronger, Nora’s own life becomes increasingly fragile. Nora needs to decide: Is Patch the one who wants to do her harm or the one who will keep her safe? Has she fallen for one of the fallen?

Rating:💚💚💚💚💚

Review

🔅 Have I fallen for one of the fallen? Pshhh I mean just look at that cover. Beautiful. Patch is a sight for sore eyes. I’m a huge fan of the whole fallen angel stories.😈

Loving the Right Brother (The Alaskans #8)
by Marie Ferrarella

Loving the Right Brother (The Alaskans #8) by Marie Ferrarella

Synopsis:

Seeing Brody Hayes again was like seeing a ghost. But, Irena Yovich noted with relief, the resemblance he bore to his late playboy brother–Irena’s philandering ex-boyfriend–was purely physical. Still, she knew she’d better not get too close….Brody had been secretly in love with Irena for years, and now she was suddenly within his reach. All he had to do was convince her that they were meant to be–that he was the right brother after all…

Rating:💚💚💚💚💚

Review

🔅 Every girl needs a Brody Hayes in their lives.😍 But guys, please me first, thank you. LOL!!

Moon Demon (Daughters of the Moon #7)
by Lynne Ewing

Moon Demon (Daughters of the Moon #7) by Lynne Ewing

Synopsis:

Vanessa’s sixteenth birthday is coming up. While most girls would be thrilled at the prospect, Vanessa dreads being one year closer to making the most important decision of her life. Now she is beginning to doubt everything she holds true:— her friends, her relationship with Michael, and even her identity. Then she meets Hector, who is more exciting and dangerous than anyone else she knows. Through him , she learns about a side of herself that she never knew existed…

Rating:💚💚💚💚💚

Review

🔅This book was probably the most surprising to me because I actually ended up really loving it. I would always see the Daughters Of The Moon books but never gave them much thought until I read Moon Demon. When I went back to buy the rest of books they were all gone. Oh the irony.🙃

If We Kiss (If We Kiss #1)
by Rachel Vail

If We Kiss by Rachel Vail

Synopsis:

Kevin led me quickly around the side of the building, then stopped. I managed not to crash into him. I tried to look calm, cool, unperturbed. I told myself not to laugh, especially not a snorting kind of laugh. “Wha . . . what did . . .”

And then he kissed me.

Charlotte (Charlie to her friends) finds herself falling for a boy who is off-limits. Her best friend is in love with him, and her mother and his father are dating. Still, Charlie can’t help but wonder, what would happen if we kiss?

Rating:💚💚💚💚💚

Review

🔅I really enjoyed reading Charlie’s story. I will admit I was worried about how things were going to turn out, romantically speaking, because she was young. So I definitely appreciated the direction the story went in and where it left the characters. But don’t get me wrong, I’m still rooting for Charlie & Kevin.💘

One Night with the Wealthy Rancher (Texas Cattleman’s Club: Maverick County Millionaires #2)
by Brenda Jackson

One Night With The Wealthy Rancher by Brenda Jackson

Synopsis:

Texas Cattleman’s Club member Darius Foster is tired of women chasing after his millions. But his jaded heart is about to get a jump-start.The wealthy rancher never expected to see Summer Martindale in “his” part of Texas. Darius was still trying to forget that incredible night they’d spent together…a night that never should have happened. Certain she had relocated just to get close to him–and his money–the ex-lawman vowed to keep his distance. But when danger came calling, Darius knew he was the only one who could protect Summer. And that meant getting closer to her…in every way!

Rating:💚💚💚💚💚

Review

🔅Oh Darius, you can’t replace love with hate.😏 No matter how much you tell yourself you can, it’s only a matter of time before your heart reminds you of that.

🔅Have you guys read any of these books? If so, what did you like or didn’t like? If you haven’t, any books that you want to check out?📚🤔 If I had to choose only one book to re-read, hands down Moon Demon.🌙

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I promised myself I wasn’t going to buy anymore books but that didn’t last very long.

November Book Haul

You know I didn’t realize how many books I had until I had to share a room with my sister. The one thing I struggled with was finding where to store all my books. It was in that moment I wished I could channel my inner Clary Fray and magically put all my books into my kindle, something similar to what she did with the mortal cup.😅 Anyway, after that I promised myself I wasn’t going to buy anymore books but that didn’t last very long.😂

Thrift Store Book Haul

My mom wanted to take me to her favorite thrift store where I could buy books for half the price. Rows after rows, nothing but amazing books everywhere. All I kept thinking was that there were so many options to choose from.🙀 And I probably would of gotten a lot more if I wasn’t so paranoid about not having enough money.🙄 Turns out I didn’t have to worry about that because the owner, who was quite the character herself, only charged us two dollars for everything including the stuff my mom got. I have definitely found my new favorite place and I can’t wait to go back.📚😍

Book haul and drink

If there’s one thing I love it’s being surrounded by books. I have a stack of books by the foot of my bed and another that I sleep next to. There’s just something comforting about it, it’s almost like a security blanket.📚💚

Book Haul, Juiceology Drinks, Radiant Boost, Sun Chasers & Juice Makers

I normally don’t like to eat or drink anything when I read. Sometimes books tend cause me emotional pain.💔😩 Lately though, I’ve been drinking tons of Juiceology smoothie drinks. It’s been my go to snack. My favorite favors are Green Elements and Radiant Boost.🌿

Juiceology Green Elements, PureJuiceology, Sun Chasers & Juice MakersBooks, Green Elements, Juiceology, Sun Chasers & Juice Makers

Out of all the books I bought, My Story by Elizabeth Smart with Chris Stewart has to be the one I am most eager to read. I have the Lifetime movie recorded on my DVR as well as part one of her autobiography.🕊

Spooky Halloween Tag

Pumpkin Lights, Fall Decor

What do I love about October? The Halloween candy, the sweater weather, the fall aesthetic, the Starbucks drinks, the cute pumpkin decor, the colorful leaves and Omg the candles.💚

The Spooky Halloween Tag was created by Simply Kenna. So make sure to check out her video and show some love.💚 I also wanted to thank The Staircase Reader for tagging me in this and for having some pretty awesome answers herself. So make sure to head over to her blog for the full tag questions.🎃

Favorite Horror or Halloween Themed Song? 

I would say… The theme song from the Michael Meyers movies. Classic. But I do like singing the 1,2 Freddy’s coming for you from A Nightmare on Elm Street.🎧

Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building?

Pshhh that’s easy… Creepy stick figures hanging from the trees, weird rock formations, bloody hand prints on the walls or a tape recorder saying play me. Um no thank you. Can I just say one thing that I don’t like? It’s when a killer starts charging at you and it’s like woah woah woah when the heck did you get so fast.😂

Have you ever played with a Ouija Board?

No. I mean my sister and I found a website to virtually play one but when we told our mom what we were going to do, she pretty much freaked out and yelled at us. It was pretty funny. We were just messing around. I’ve heard horror stories about it, we weren’t actually planning on going through with it.😅

Favorite horror monster or villain?

I don’t really have one in particular. But to list a few Jigsaw, the Chainsaw Masscare guy, Jeepers Creepers, Michael Meyers, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Chucky and Pennywise.🔪

The creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone?

okay… omg one night someone called for my dad and I went to go check outside to see if he was there in the garage. The driveway was completely dark. The only source of light was coming from the moon. I completely forgot that he went to go pick up my mom from work. For whatever reason I looked up at the garage where my dad put a basketball hoop and I saw an outline of someone literally sitting behind it. I remember slowly looking at it. I was trying to comprehend what I was seeing. It was definitely a person with white frizzy hair and a witch hat. It wasn’t even Halloween. I could feel it watching me. I freaked out so bad and locked the door. I remember slamming myself against the corner of the wall with the phone in my hand. Did I mention I was completely alone. Yup I didn’t move until my family got home.👻

If you were dared to spend the night in a “haunted house”, would you do it?

Heck no. I mean I would end questioning if it was real or not. I have the movie Halloween: Ressurection to thank for that.🤔

Are you superstitious?

No. Not really.

Which urban legend scares you the most?

They sometimes either freak me out or entertain me. I use to suffer from sleep paralysis when I was younger so when I heard about shadow people it creeped me out. Thankfully, I never encountered any of them.🙅🏽

Here are two of my favorite YouTube channels with amazing content ranging from all things scary.

Shane Dawson

Kendall Rae

Do you prefer gore or thrillers?

Both. I love blood but I also like psychological thrillers. I like having my mind blown.😳

Do you believe in multiple dimensions or worlds?

Yes. With the universe being beautiful yet so mysterious and unknown to us. The possibilities are endless. It’s scary to think about but it’s also kinda cool to theorize. I mean is there a alternate version of myself where I’m more or less superior to who I am right now. What are the similarities or differences between us. I watch a lot of the CWs The Flash and they covered the idea of the multi-verse.🌎⚡️

Ever made a potion of any sort?

I have always been fascinated by magic or witchcraft. But the ingredients were always so complicated so no.🔮

Do you get scared easily?

It depends on what I’m watching. Sometimes I feel like I can handle something and then later end up regretting it. I do watch scary YouTube videos like paranormal, creepy pastas, conspiracy theories, urban legends, etc but the only difference nowadays is that I won’t watch them at night. If I do I get the chills and start to feel really paranoid. Ugh I hate that feeling where it starts in your bones and you feel like there’s something behind you. I won’t end up sleeping that night.☕️

Have you ever played Bloody Mary?

Yes because everyone in my grade was doing it. But honestly it was a let down, nothing never happened. Which now I realize I am grateful for.🕯

You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?

I’m never alone. There’s always someone here.

If you got trapped in one scary movie, which would you choose?

I feel like I wouldn’t survive very long in any movie but if I had to choose one and I had the knowledge of how the movie played out then I would go with Scream.📞 I would like Sidney just follow my lead.🔪

OMG… one movie I would NEVER EVER want to be trapped in would be House of a Thousand Corpses. Doctor Satan? He was one of the scariest things I have ever seen in a movie.😳

If you could only wear one Halloween costume for the rest of your life, what would you be?

Supergirl.💎

Would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick or treating?

Trick or treating sounds like more fun than going to some party.🍫

You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final girl, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?

I asked my siblings and they both answered the same. Apparently, I would be the first to die. I have to say I’m a little offended. I would think I would of been the comic relief. To clarify, I would probably be the first to go because, being the selfless person that I am, I would of been the one sacrificing myself for them.☝🏽️😗

Do you have to watch something happy after watching a horror movie so you can go to sleep?

It depends on the movie but if I’m scared, I turn on all the lights in my room to make sure it’s brightly lit, put on some cartoons or George Lopez, and make sure my tv is loud. I also make sure not to drink anything so I don’t have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.🙀

Whilst watching scary movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, the person with their eyes covered the whole time, or the person who falls asleep?

I know my brother hates it when both my sister and I talk throughout the movie, scream and cover our eyes for like a second before continuing on. We like giving commentary.😂

Are you the one who gets scared, or the one who does the scaring?

When I was younger I loved messing with my siblings but it’s a rarity when I do manage to scare them now.😂 I feel like it’s karma catching up with me because now they try to scare me any chance they get.

What was your first Halloween costume?

Pink Power Ranger. But I remember in elementary school I wanted to be Cinderalla but instead my mom tricked me into being Minnie Mouse. I was so pissed. I probably looked really cute but at the time I was too mad to care.😂

What are you going to be for Halloween this year?

Me, Myself and I.🎧 If anything we’re probably going to buy a bunch of candy, stay in and watch scary movies for the night.🍿

If you could have a spooky Halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf), what would you pick?

I blame wattpad for my love of werewolves so I have to go with a wolf. I think it would be pretty cool to say hey I run with wolves. Besides whose gonna mess with you if you have wolf protecting you?🌙🐾

ஜ I had so much fun participating in this tag and anyone who wants to do the tag is welcome to. Even though yes October is over but who cares.😂 I wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween.🎃 ஜ

The Mafia And His Angel: Part 1 by Lylah James

I have fallen dangerously in love with this book, the cover and it’s characters. I should really stop torturing myself like this. Reading samples of books I mean. But I’ve never been good at taking my own advice so.😂

The Mafia And His Angel: Part 1 (Tainted Hearts) by Lylah James.

The Mafia And His Angel: Part 1 (Tainted Hearts) by Lylah James

Synopsis:

Alessio…

Cold. Ruthless. Killer. I am respected and feared by all.

I wasn’t put on this earth to love or be loved. I was put here to wipe out every last member of the damn Abandonato mafia, to pay them back for my mother’s death.

When I find a strange girl hiding, beaten, under my bed, I don’t let her live out of compassion. She’s a trinket, my plaything.

Ayla…

I thought Alessio was only one more man who wanted to use me, hurt me, and throw me away. I don’t know what it is to trust anymore. I can’t find my heart under the pain.

Alessio found it. He touched it, and brought it alive again.

But if he discovers just how dangerous I am to him…I’ll lose my life.

| Goodreads | Amazon |

The Mafia And His Angel: Part 1 (Tainted Hearts) by Lylah James, book 1 out of 2 in Tainted Heart Series

“…I had no choice, no will. No respect. No love. I had nothing…”

Omg Ayla.😭
I admire her will to run until she couldn’t run anymore. It shows how strong of a person she is. Determined to make it out of a horrible situation she was placed in by the hands of her father. I felt her frustrations and despair. Her escaping one dangerous situation only to land herself into a another one… a sexier one. *cough cough* 😏

Alessio.🌹

Note to self: Never Betray The King. Alessio isn’t one to be messed with and there’s a reason why he’s feared and powerful. I was intrigued. Reading what he would do to those who betrayed his trust and position. Or more so, what he would do to the little kitten he found under his bed.😏

“..His presence made me nervous. Scared. And giddy…”

Ahhhh same Ayla. He’s the definition of dark and beautiful. Even though he was pretty scary and had a gun pointed at her.😅 It was intense, electrifying, hot, nerve-racking, omg you name it!!!🔥

I was hanging on to every word. The power that radiated from him, like Ayla, I was drawn to his character.🙏🏽😚 Literally had me fidgeting and squealing with all these OTP feels.💚

🔅 I wanted to keep this short and sweet because I haven’t read the whole book yet. I definitely hope to continue Alessio’s and Ayla’s story soon. Which I’m sure will be passionate and all consuming.🙏🏽😍

Meeting Sang: Silas by C.L. Stone

Omg guys you have no idea how long I’ve waited for this book!😭 I’ve read and loved the first two books where we get Kota and Victor’s perspective on Meeting Sang. This is a alternate opening to Introductions: The Ghost Bird Series book #1 by C.L. Stone. I nearly choked when I saw this in C.L. Stones newsletter this week. I have been waiting forever for Silas’s book. Can I just say how much I love his nickname for Sang, his aggele mou.👼

Meeting Sang: Silas (The Ghost Bird #1.3) by C.L. Stone.

Meeting Sang: Silas (The Ghost Bird #1.3) by C.L. Stone

Synopsis:

Silas Korba’s days are filled with working for the Academy and dealing with the realities of bringing his family from Greece to America. Only today is a little different; he meets a girl—a mysterious girl—who needs his help and maybe the help of the Academy.

He doesn’t know her, but he wants to. There’s something different and special about her and he has a feeling she’s going to change his life forever.

| Goodreads |

There’s a better understanding of some of the scenes from the first book like when they mentioned Victor’s father and the whole sushi thing… why am I not surprised.🙄 Or the Greg incident when Victor and Sang where in the car waiting outside the mall for Silas and Kota. Yassss!👏🏽 I know I shouldn’t be surprised but Kota always finds a way to impress me. Maybe it’s the glasses or his calm demeanor but I should know better than to underestimate him.😍

Silas: Meeting Sang #3 by C.L. Stone

Oh Silas, my Greek God, tough on the outside but a big old softie in the inside. The best way to describe him would be as a gentle giant.🏈 He has a lot of qualities that I love, like his strength and his protectiveness. But there’s more to him than just muscle.💪🏽

“Silas finally realized what bugged him the most about Sang’s situation.
She didn’t hang up on him when he called.
She stayed on the phone with him, for as long as she could”

He’s smart, perceptive and has good instincts like the rest of the guys. Especially with Sang, he could tell right away that something was off. And the fact that he didn’t know how to help shows how big his heart is and the inner struggle he faced. Which only makes me as the reader want to reach out and hug him because I know the consequences that await Sang because of his good intentions.😔 Something that stood out to me too, was when he noticed Sang being mesmerized by the carousel. Sang Sorenson is seriously too pure for this world.😭

“He’s just twitterpated,” Silas said. He grinned, wanting to laugh at his own joke. Birds. Twitterpated. Victor blushing. It was all funny to him.”

Really Silas? Twitterpated? He definitely made me smile and laugh with his horrible jokes.😂 I also liked how we got some insight into his family life with his brother and hope to learn more about it in House of Korba which I’m currently reading and is also book #7 in the series.📚

Meeting Sang: Silas (The Ghost Bird #1.3) by C.L. Stone

I thought Silas: Meeting Sang #3 was everything I’ve waited for. It was short but it didn’t disappoint.😍 I love reading through the boys point of view and their first impressions of Sang. I found myself falling in love with Silas all over again. I can’t wait to read Nathan’s next.🙀 As well as the rest from all The Academy Boys, especially from the beautiful and sophisticated Mr. Blackbourne.🎻

🔅If you guys haven’t read Introductions: The Ghost Bird Series: #1 (The Academy Ghost Bird Series) by C.L. Stone, you’re seriously missing out.📚

| Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub |

🔅 I can guarantee you’ll be sending in your application to join The Academy soon enough.😏

The Music Book Tag

The Music Book Tag created by Bookchanted

I just wanted to thank BooksInNeed for tagging in The Music Book Tag, created by none other than the awesome Bookchanted.

The Rules:

  • Link back to Bookchanted, as the creator of the tag.
  • You can use the graphics if you want
  • Tag at least four other people!
  • HAVE FUN!!!!

Music Book Tag by BookchantedHigh School Boys by Melanie MarksHis Best Friend by Melanie MarksHis Kiss by Melanie Marks

Basically every book Melanie Marks has written. She has a way of making you become hopelessly addicted. I read almost all of her books before my kindle unlimited ended. She writes stories and male characters in a way that make you melt and want more. I like that her books also cover real life situations and how the characters deal with it. I just love her writing style.📚

I know it says book, not books, but here are my favorite reads:

  • High School by Melanie Marks (Matt & Nicole)
  • My Best Friend by Melanie Marks (Jazz & Luke)
  • His Kiss by Melanie Marks (Ally & Griffin)

You know because of the His Kiss book I can’t eat peanut butter sandwiches anymore. I cringe at the thought of it.😝

The Music Book Tag by BookchantedIntroductions: The Ghost Bird Series: #1 (The Academy Ghost Bird Series)

I’m going to say The Ghost Bird Series by C.L. Stone. Only because, I forgot which book in particular, but one of the characters voices his frustrations about Sangs life constantly being in danger. I, on the other hand, want the drama to keep on coming.🕊

The Music Book Tag by BookchantedUnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Book 1) by Chanda Hahn

Teague from the An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series by Chanda Hahn.😍 He was always lurking in the shadows being mysterious and malicious. He claimed to hate Mina yet his actions spoke otherwise.😏 Learning his backstory and why he’s the way he is, made the story come full circle. I was blown away.🙀 Teague stole my heart and I gladly let him. I shipped and will forever ship Mina and Teague.🌹

A honorable mention: Brody Carmichael, my first book boyfriend and my first heartbreak.😭

The Music Book Tag by BookchantedExistence (Existence #1) by Abbi Glines

I do have to catch up on the series but Leif and Pagan from Existence. From what I’ve read, I always thought his feelings were real and that he truly cared. Not because she was “promised” to him. Maybe I’m wrong… maybe he didn’t have genuine feelings or her best interests at heart… I don’t know… regardless that didn’t stop me from liking his character and rooting for him too.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely ship Dank and Pagan together. They are my otp. I mean just look at that cover.❤️🙀

Leif (Existence #2.5) by Abbi Glines

Speaking of book covers, UGH I loved Leifs.😭

It’s so dark and beautiful.👑🌹

Damn.🔥

The Music Book Tag by BookchantedThe Bird and the Beetle: The Academy Ghost Bird and Scarab Beetle Series Starters by C.L. Stone

Immediately my mind went to The Ghost Bird and The Scarab Beetle Series. Loved Loved Loved!!! I wasn’t sure how to feel about a spin off series to The Ghost Bird books. If I was going to feel interested or more importantly connected to a new set of characters. If I would find that same magic that made The Ghost Bird so special in The Scarab Beetle and I did. Book after book, the story kept getting better. I found myself really dedicating my time and money into reading the whole series. I love Academy Boys.🐞

Young Annabelle (Y.A Series Book 1) by Sarah Tork

Sorry but another series I freakin LOVED was the Young Annabelle Series.😘 Oh James, I love to hate you. There were times I paused reading and shook my head like “OMG… he did not just do that.”

The Music Book Tag by BookchantedThief (The Scarab Beetle Series #1) by C.L. Stone

When I think of badass…

Two words and one sentence come to mind.

Kayli Winchester.

” Men are brilliantly stupid. ”

Thief (The Scarab Beetle Series book 1) by C.L. Stone

The Music Book Tag by BookchantedMy Wattpad Library

Romantic?

Cheesy?

Chiche?

Literally all the stories in my wattpad library.😂

The Music Book Tag by BookchantedSilence (Book 1 of 4 in Silence Series) by Natasha Preston

I feel like books mean differently to each of us. So what might be meaningful to me, may not be for you. It’s hard to choose because they all effect us in their own way. We take away something from reading even the smallest thing you know. The book that hurt me in more ways then one was Silence by Natasha Preston. It was my first serious book. Definitely heartbreaking.😖

The Music Book Tag by BookchantedUnfortunate Fairytale Books 1-5 by Chanda Hahn

To be honest I wasn’t expecting much from books in general. So for this one, I have to give it to the first book I read, Unenchanted by Chanda Hahn. She’s the reason why I fell in love with reading. She changed my life with her books. So that’s why An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series will forever be special to me.💘

Steady 1234 by Vice feat. Jasmine Thompson and Skizzy Mars

One song that I associate the series with is Steady 1234 by Vice featuring Jasmine Thompson and Skizzy Mars. It was the first song that popped into my playlist after I finished the books.🎧

A steady beat goes 1, 2, 3, 4
A steady heart goes “I love you more”
I know sometimes it’s confusing
A steady beat goes 1, 2, 3, 4
A steady heart goes “I love you more”
I know sometimes it’s confusing
I’m waiting for you
Tell me that you’re here
I’m waiting for you
I won’t disappear
I’m falling in and out of love
I’m waiting for you
I won’t go, I won’t stay
I won’t take all the memories
I won’t leave any behind
I won’t push, I won’t pull
Broken love but it’s beautiful
Out of rhythm, out of time

The Music Book Tag by BookchantedThe Vigilante's Lover: A Romantic Suspense Thriller (The Vigilantes Book 1) by Annie Winters & Tony West

The Vigilante’s Lover Vol 1 by Annie Winters and Tony West. To clarify, I did end up liking the book and giving it five stars.🌟 I just felt slightly disappointed that the story wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. I guess I’m just salty about the letters.💌 And that’s all I’ll say about that.😗

I tag :

🔅I had so much fun participating in this tag. I thought it was really creative and made me think about all the books I’ve read, want to re-read and new books I want to start reading.📚

Before MP3 players and Apple devices entered my life.

Music Aesthetic, Cd Photography

Like a week ago, I was a woman on a mission, cleaning around the house, determined to find my old silver Boombox. I was going to use it for a bookstagram post, only to end up finding a whole bunch of other stuff I had when I was younger.🙄

Growing up, CDs were how I listened to music before MP3 players and Apple devices entered my life. I have my Uncle to thank for that. He gave me his cd folder where I discovered artists like Britney Spears, No doubt and Alanis Morissette. To clarify I knew very little about what all the kids were listening to… Britney who? I was pretty much oblivious to the world around me. All I cared about was eating and finishing my homework during commercial breaks. Everyday after school, I would hurry home and watch TRL or Total Request Live, hosted by Carson Daly back when it was on MTV. That’s how I stayed up to date with all things music.🎧

Anyway I was feeling nostalgic and wanted to share some of the music I listened to when I was younger. (Which honestly hasn’t changed whatsoever. I still listen to almost… all of them… with the exception of artists I forgot about.😂) I had so many discs to choose from but I’ve narrowed it down to the ones I’ve listened to the most on my CD player or stereo. If I had to choose one song from each album:

  • Sorry by Madonna (I learned how to say sorry in another language, thanks Madonna.)
  • Take Me Away by Fefe Dobson
  • Born To Make You Happy by Britney Spears (Favorite Britney karaoke song.)🎤
  • My Love Is Like… Wo by Mya (When I saw Mya tap dancing in her music video… I wanted to tap dance and that lasted about two seconds.)👯
  • Mockingbird by Eminem
  • Hella Good by No Doubt
  • Youth Of The Nation by P.O.D
  • Welcome To The Black Parade by My Chemical Romamce
  • Holiday by Green Day
  • Most Girls by Pink
  • Honey by Mariah Carey
  • Crazy In Love by Beyoncé
  • My Love by Selena (OMG… Come on her whole album is literally her greatest hits, it’s impossible to choose just one.)😬
  • Lets Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez (I use to dance to this in my room… infront of the mirror… don’t ask me why.)💃🏽
  • Girl Talk by TLC
  • Hate It Or Love It by 50 cent, G-Unit Remix (This is just a good vibes type of song.)✈️
  • Give It Up by Midtown (Spider-Man 2 movie soundtrack.)🕸🕷
  • Bathwater by No Doubt
  • Hero by Enrique Iglesias … ***Whispers back ‘Okay Enrique, you can be my hero.’🌹

Confessions On The Dance Floor by Madonna, Music Photography

Now I’m about to mention my favorite CD ever. When I was a kid, I use to love going to McDonald’s, getting my kids meal and wondering what toy I would get. To my surprise instead of a toy… I got a cd and I was like ‘what the hell is this?’. I was just a chubby little kid who didn’t want much from life, only to get her freaking damn kids toy.🙄 But it’s okay because I ended up loving it! There was also a cool bonus music video when you played it on the computer. So thanks Radio Disney and McDonald’s for your promotional cd: 💽

  • Going Crazy by Plus One
  • Wonderland by Solange
  • I Don’t Get Down Like That by Play
  • Hanging Up On You by Myra

Fast forward to present day me and I popped that same Mighty Music cd into my CD player, currently just vibing out.🎼