Showing posts from February, 2017

My Time in Ireland - Cork City

So, I said in my last post, that this next time I would talk about Ireland.  Just to give some back ground information, I studied abroad in Ireland when I was in college.  I spent 4 months over there back in 2012 and I can honestly saw it was the best four months of my life.  Ireland is a beautiful country filled with amazing people.  I lived in Cork, the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland, in the southern part of the country.  I attended the University of College Cork, which has one of the most gorgeous campuses I've ever been to.

The top picture is the quad and the bottom is the Honan Chapel right in the middle of campus.  Here is a picture of the gate and the path I got to walk every single day.

Yet there is much more to Cork than just the campus.  I got to go grocery shopping at the English Market in the city center.  There, you can purchase fresh meat, cheese, fruits, vegetables, amongst other things.  I would usually go in through the door where the fruit was and…

Something More Than Books

For the love of all that's holy, talk about something other than books on your blog!  Yep, I heard that. So I went back and read my first entry about what I planned to write on and I realized that books have pretty much monopolized most of the entries so far. So today, I'll give you a little bit of a life update and some of the other things I love.

Well, I switched careers shortly before Thanksgiving.  I now work for a local bank behind the scenes in a support position.  I no longer have to deal directly with customers which has made me a much happier person.  My old call center job was just stressing me out and making me miserable.  I was getting physically sick from it.  So I went on the job hunt and found my new position.  It has decreased my anxiety and stress level so much that after all these years, I've quit smoking.  On the down-side from that, I've put on some weight, which I definitely don't need but I'll balance out eventually.  We had a health risk …

Historical Intrigue with a Touch of Plaid!

Sooo, its been a while..... Yeah, I know, I've been slacking on the job.  I made some life changes and then the holidays hit so that has kept me pretty busy.  For a while there I wasn't reading all that much and I had several different reviews drafted but just never finished them.  So those will be rolling out within the next few days.  I'm going to be putting up a daily reminder for myself so I remember to write every day.  With that said, I am here to tell you about the latest book I've read.  It's Mad for the Plaid by Karen Hawkins.  I've been a fan of Karen Hawkins for years now and have read many of her books.  But, this one is definitely my favorite so far.  Here's the synopsis from Goodreads - Mad for the Plaid:

Prince Nikolai Romanovin is bored out of his bejeweled crown with London's society scene. If he has to make inane small talk or dance with one more tongue-tied virgin, he might actually run off. So when he gets word his beloved grandmot…