And now we have this month’s installment of Zee Reads.

Which is much preferable to ‘Zee pisses off a fandom’ or ‘Zee is pissed at a fandom’ or ‘Zee goes on hiatus from Tumblr…

First off…


Not my normal fare. At all. Not saying it wasn’t enjoyable, there were parts I laughed at, parts I laughed at that I SHOULDN’T”T have laughed at.

I read to escape. This was not an escape. This book made me think, it brought forth some things I think many of us would like to turn a blind eye to. Children should not live like this. Nor should adults. Of course, I read it for one reason and one reason only.

Fraser Kelly and Richard Armitage in a still from UATSC, source

Next up… something I REALLY should have read in High School.

Animal Farm

it’s neat substituting High School English Lit. For years, my son has been better read than I have. When I was in HS – we read weird stuff, short stories that only went 3 to 7 pages in our text book. We read Romeo and Juliet in 9th grade and I was out sick and missed it. Really. This school year, I’ve read several things I SHOULD have read in High School along with the kids I”m subbing for. To Kill a Mockingbird. Night. (That book will hit you in the chest and they – the students – don’t get it.) Othello. Animal Farm.

Interesting how relevant Animal Farm is today.


more naughtiness from Lexi Blake. I’ve read this before – it’s part of my grand re-read to the new release (that came out a few weeks ago) and the new novella coming out in a few months. My FAVORITE Dom is coming up in the next one – Damon Knight! This guy is nice as well. Whoot. What I like about these books is, not necessarily the hot bdsm sex, but the personalities, the mountains, the baggage, the characters carry. Ashley is a young single mom, whose ex-boyfriend is a dead beat dad and she’s struggling. Typically the women in this series have body issues and financial challenges. Abusive backgrounds. Some are searching for that ever elusive orgasm. The men, the Dom’s, carry baggage as well; emptiness, the feeling they don’t have what a woman needs, they are unworthy…  I know many won’t like the BDSM Lifestyle, but I love the constant reminder in each of unconditional love and devotion each couple develops.

ted Saves the world 1Ted saves the world 2

Ted Saves the World. There is a series of this. Don’t. Bother. It’s a short novella that needs a lot of filling out. A lot of filling out. This is a problem I have with MOST novellas… it’s like someone wrote the synopsis on a napkin and then just threw things in and finished it in a few days.

Also. Unbelievable. Yeah. Several times, I just tilted my head sideways.  Eh?

Loose Ends

Good Tidings

First 2 of ANOTHER series – I think 7? Female cop from a long line of Irish cops in Chicago is shot and almost dies. Has a near death experience. Comes too with a new talent – she sees and talks to ghosts. Looks at a scene or landscape and sees stuff that’s over 100 years old. Chicago is full of restless spirits so she moves somewhere where it’s not so bad, maybe to get mental peace… and becomes a PI.

Mostly to help the few ghosts find peace.

Throw in a hot Chief of Police with a few ghosts in his closet and a headless corpse that walks through her living room at odd hours and you have a neat little set of novellas.

Winter Witch

Absolutely one of the most beautiful opening lines ever. Very enjoyable book!

I have discovered I live for lunch at the mall with my son on Sunday. After lunch, he goes for a walk and I sit and read for 90 minutes. It’s the most enjoyable part of my week.

And last, on this day in 1970, my best friend in the world was born. Of course, I didn’t think so at the time, because she took up space in my room and yelled a lot, and we fought more often than not for some years, (there as the time she took masking tape and divided our room in half and took a pencil and split the closet in half, as well or did I do that?) but today… yeah. My BBF… my sister.


If you think I”M a fireball, I’m VERY VERY tame and quiet compared to her. She’s a pistol! And fun-sized!!!

1.A book you own but haven’t read
1.The Husband’s Secret
2.Urban and the Shed Crew
3.Loose Ends
4.Maids of Misfortune
5.Ted Saves the World
6.The winter witch
7.Uneasy Spirits
8.Animal Farm
2.A book was made into a movie
1.Urban and the Shed Crew
3.A book you picked solely because of the cover
4.A book your friend loves
5.A book published this year
6.A book by an author you’ve never read before
1.Bernard Hare – Urban and the Shed Crew
2.Loose Ends Terri Reid
3.Maids of Misfortune – Louisa Locke
4.Ted Saves the World – Bryan Cohen
7.A book by an author you love
8.A book with a color in the title
9.A book at the bottom of you’re to be read pile
10.A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
11.A book you started but never finished
12.A book with a lion, a witch or a wardrobe
1. The Winter Witch
13.A book with a female heroine
1.Good Tidings
2.Loose Ends
3.Maids of Misfortune
4.Uneasy Spirits
5.The Winter Witch

14.A book set in the summer
1.Maids of Misfortune

15.A book of poems

16.A book you learned about because of this challenge

17.A book that will make you smarter

18.A book with a Blue cover

19.A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
1.Animal Farm

20.A book everyone but you has read

21.A book with a great first line
1. The Winter Witch (Does the spider consider herself beautiful?)

22.A book with pictures or a graphic novel

23.a book from the library

24.A book you loved… read it again!
1.The Dom Who Loved Me
2.A Dom is Forever
3.God on A Harley

25.A book that is more than 10 years old
1.God On a Harley
2.Animal Farm
3.Urban and the Shed Crew

26.A book based on a true story
1.Urban and the Shed crew

27.A book you’ve been meaning to read

28.A book in a genre you don’t typically read
1.Urban and the Shed Crew

29.A book from your childhood

30.A book your mom loves

31.A book that was originally written in a different lauguage

32.A book recommended by someone with great taste

33.A book that’s currently on the bestseller list

34.A book with more than 500 pages

35.A classic romance

36.A book with a number in the title

37.A book written by someone under 30

38.A book with non human characters
1.Animal farm

39. a funny book

40.a book by a female author
1.Lexi Blake – Masters and Mercenary Series
2.Louisa Locke
3.Teri Reid
4.Paula Brackston

41.a mystery or thriller
1.Uneasy Spirits
2.Maids of Misfortune
3.Loose Ends

42.a book with a one-word title

43.a book of short stories

44.A book set in a different country
1.Urban and the Shed Crew
2.Animal Farm

45.a nonfiction book

1.Urban and the Shed Crew
46.a popular author’s first book
47.a book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet
1. The New Lexi Blake

48.a pulitzer prize-winning book
49.a book based on a true story
1.Urban and the Shed Crew
50.a book that scares you
51.a book more than 100 years old
52.A memoir
53.a book you can finish in a day

1.50 Shades of Silver Hair
2.50 Shades of Red Riding Hood
3.Animal Farm
6.Ted Saves the World
54.a book with antonyms in the title
55.A book that came out the year you were born
56.a book with bad reviews
57.a trilogy
58.A book with a love triangle
1.The Men with the Golden Cuffs
59.A book set in high school
1.Ted saves the world

60.A book that made you cry
61.A book with magic
1.The Winter Witch
62.A book that takes place in your hometown
63.A book written by an author with your same initials
64.A book set during Christmas
65.A play
66.A banned book
1.Animal Farm
67.A book based on or turned into a TV Show