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My name is Nicole. I'm from Georgia. I really love reading! I've been reading all my life. I didn't always love it. My mom used to have a rule that I couldn't watch the movie before reading the book first. I hated it at first, but I'm glad she made that rule now!

Weekly Reading And Blog Plans: 9/28/20

I know this isn’t requested or really needed, but I like posting these every week. It gives me a sense of organization. I also know that people can view it as reference to know what posts are coming for the week. I always try to schedule my blogs the day before. It doesn’t always happen, but I’m getting there. Please note that sometimes things may get added into the schedule later in the week. I will try to come back and edit them in, but sometimes I may forget. Hope you enjoy!

The Loop Releases
Sister Of The Chosen One Blog Tour
Royally F**ked Release Blitz
Top Ten Tuesday
Writing Prompt

Romeo X Julen Blog Tour
WWW Wednesday
Weekly Coloring Projects

The Hunt For The Legendary Mr. Morris Blog Tour
Thursday Quoteables
Writing Prompt

The Friday 56
True Crime And Conspiracy Theories

Saturday Star
Writing Prompt

Sundays In Bed With…
Book Photo Sunday

Weekly Reading And Blog Plans
Murderous Mondays

Still working on this pile, but I’ve made great progress in Fallen! It’s been a very good book so far. I have many theories.

Murderous Mondays: The Sun Down Motel

Pick a thriller, horror, or mystery that you would strongly recommend to a friend or fellow reader.

Recommendation:

Reason I Recommend:

This book sucks you in from the very beginning. It gets even better when you find out all of the strange crimes that revolve around this small town. Especially involving this very strange hotel where there are more than just the living staying there.

Blurb (Taken From Amazon):

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.

Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary.

Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.

Book Photo Sunday: 9/27/20

So, this started out as a meme. I became fond of sharing my photos, so I decided to make it a thing. So every Sunday, I will share four of my favorite photos of the week. Hoping this will be something that persuades me to take more book photos and get better at them as well. Anybody is welcome to join if they want.

Disclaimer: Some photos may be photos that aren’t mine. I do not claim them. I do hope you enjoy them as well though.

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Halfway through this book! Loving it!!!

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Hopefully able to send these books to my friend soon!

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Sundays In Bed With… The Sun Down Motel

Welcome to our Sundays In Bed With… Meme! The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today! 

Hosted by: Midnight Book Girl

This book has pulled me in on the very first page almost. It’s a very good book. I started reading it yesterday and I’m already half way through it. It’s not scary exactly, but it’s definitely worth the read. It makes you think and wonder what is going on in this town. It also makes me want to visit the town!

Writing Prompts: Three Goals

Writing Prompt: Three goals I have set for myself are… 

  1. Finding a job to settle down with. I love the jobs I’ve had over the years, but the stress of not knowing if I will get fired and constantly being told that I am not doing good enough gets to me. I am not sure what I want to do. I have so many options and possibilities. Most of them require more training or schooling. I’m willing. I just don’t have the means currently.
  2. Having a library and office that I can be proud of. It would have bookshelves on every wall. It would also have two cushy reading chairs. My desk would be an L Shaped desk. I’d have a gaming computer chair and a computer with two monitors. I’d like to have a desk elliptical machine too.
  3. To start writing every day. I may even consider publishing one day. Right now, my goal is to write an hour or two every day. I’ll spend part of that time doing a writing prompt and the rest of the time working on some open stories I have so that they may be ready for publish one day.

Saturday Stars: Reyker Lagorsson

How to participate in this meme:
1. Credit the creator of this tag (Nomadic Worlds) and link back.
2. Answer the three questions pertaining to the character.
3. Have fun revisiting your favorite characters and their worlds.

Questions:
1 – Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.)
2 – Which book or series does the character live in?
3 – Why is this character among your favorites?

Saturday Star: Reyker Lagorsson from The Frozen Sun Saga

Reyker has always been a very honorable gentlemen. Even when he was very young. He always puts everybody’s needs before his own. He doesn’t find any life beneath the chance of being alive. He does horrible things because he has to, but he does what he can to save as many people as he can while he does so.

True Crime And Conspiracy Theories: The Zodiac Killer

True Crime Subject: The Zodiac Killer

Dates: December 20th, 1968-January 29th, 1974

Where: Northern California

Known Victims:

David Arthur Faraday-17
Betty Lou Jensen- 16
Michael Renault Mageau- 19
Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin-22
Bryan Calvin Hartnell- 20
Cecelia Ann Shepard- 22
Pall Lee Stine- 29

Possible Victims:

Robert Domingos- 18
Linda Edwards-17
Cheri Jo Bates- 18
Donna Lass- 25
Kathleen Johns-22

Copycat Cases: New York City Zodiac and Japanese Zodiac

The case has never been solved. It remains an open case to this day.

The Zodiac Killer is known for killing his victims in cold blood. Some of the victims were killed with a gun. A couple of them were stabbed. Out of the seven confirmed cases, two of the victims survived the attack. One of which was able to give a description of the Zodiac to the police.

Months after the first double homicide, the Zodiac Killer started writing to three newspapers boasting about his crimes. He confessed to the known ones and many others. He claims to have killed thirty-seven people in total. He threatened to go on killing sprees if his story wasn’t placed on the front page.

My thoughts:

There are some things that just don’t really make sense to me with all of this. I’ll start with contacting the newspapers. It seems like the safest place to start. I just don’t get vibes that this person was looking to become a celebrity. I’m inclined to believe that either there were two killers or there was someone out there who followed the case really closely and wanted to make a name for themselves so to speak.

Another thing that didn’t really make sense to me is the change in motive in a few of the cases. Out of the seven victims, two were stabbed. The rest were shot. Why would he have stabbed the two and not the rest? Especially when there was a gun on him. He used it to force them to submit. Also, the last known victim doesn’t fit in either. The rest of the victims had been couples. He was a lone cab driver.

Out of the four cryptograms that the Zodiac sent, only one was solved for sure. I’m curious if there are people out there to this day that still try to work to solve these. I am not going to lie, I probably would if I was good at any of that stuff. I’m not. I am good at being curious on what goes on in the human mind during the darkest of times.

I don’t doubt there were more than seven victims. With the way that the victims were killed, it doesn’t seem like something that was just done on a whim. It wouldn’t shock me if there were victims of the Zodiac that were never found. I also wouldn’t be surprised to find that the person who was taunting the media was somebody entirely different than the Zodiac. They could have even been a potential fan of the Zodiac. What I can say for sure is the case is filled with intelligence and rage.

The Friday 56: Kingdom Of Ice & Bone

Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you. Post it.

I love you, Reyker.” the girl in his arms said, kissing every part of him she could reach. “I belong to you, and you to me.”

I can’t really say too much about this without giving too much away. It’s an important part. It matters. It will definitely make you feel something when you read it. That’s all I’ll say.

Schedule Announcement

Hey everybody! Happy fall! I hope everybody is happily reading and/or doing anything that they are enjoying in life right now. Things are getting better for me every day. I’m growing more comfortable with who I am. Working on trying to get what I need done to start towards my career as well.

That being said, I’ve come up with a new schedule that I think will work better for me. It’s not really changed too much. Instead of the personal blog being posted at midnight, it will be posted at ten p.m. instead. It just makes more sense to me. I can build and schedule all blogs when I get off work.

Note: All Times Are EST!

So it will be 10 AM every day for promo posts. If there’s no post at that time, there was nothing scheduled. 4 PM will be dedicated to the memes I enjoy doing. 10 PM will be my personal blogs. I will have a different thing for every day.

Memes:

Monday: Murderous Mondays
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: WWW Wednesday
Thursday: Thursday Quotables
Friday: The Friday 56
Saturday: Saturday Stars
Sunday: Sundays In Bed With

Personal:

Monday: Weekly Reading And Blog Schedule (Tuesday-Monday from here on)
Tuesday: Writing Prompt
Wednesday: Weekly Coloring Projects
Thursday: Writing Prompt
Friday: True Crime And Conspiracy Theories
Saturday: Writing Prompt
Sunday: Book Photo Sunday

Please note that the True Crime And Conspiracy Theories will be a brief description and my thoughts on the matter. It won’t be an in depth account. I will include links for anybody who wants to explore more.

I sincerely hope you enjoy this change! I am so thankful to all of you who read my blogs! I’ll be taking some more time to read everybody’s and interacting as well.