The Bloggers Bookshelf – Mischenko from Read Rant Rock & Roll @J_Mischenko

I was lucky enough to participate in Claire’s Bloggers Bookshelf! It was such an enjoyable experience. You can read about it below and also check out her blog Brizzlelassbooks. Thanks, Claire! đź’śđź’•

BrizzleLass Books

Hi Guys, welcome back to The Bookshelf. Each week I feature an author or book blogger and talk about their bookshelf with them. It’s a light-hearted, book focused, Q&A.

This week I have another of my favourite bloggers stopping by, Mischenko from Read Rant Rock & Roll. Mischenko runs a lovely blog with some regular posts such as her Wednesday Breakfast and a Book and Shabby Sunday, both of which are favourites of mine.  She’s sent some fab photo’s for inclusion with this post so I hope you all enjoy (and that I’ve put them in the right places!)

Here is her bookshelf…

What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?
I had this record player that would play small records and someone in my family purchased a Hansel & Gretel book and record for me. It was always my favorite and I listened to it…

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Review: Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

An amazing review by Noriko for the book Watching Glass Shatter!

Diary of a Book Fiend


This is probably the LONGEST review I have ever written here at WordPress; I tried to trim it, but it just didn’t sit well with me, so bear that in mind if you are going to read this lol

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Nerd Alert: Reading is Good For Your Health

Another wonderful post from Great to know that something we love doing is very healthy for our brain and body!

Our Better Health

Clients who seek solace by pouring their hearts out in Alison Kerr Courtney’s office don’t get rewarded with a Xanax or Prozac prescription. Instead, they walk away with a reading list.

The founder of  BiblioRemedy isn’t a licensed therapist, nor is she currently an English teacher, although she did work as one for 10 years in France, and has spent years shelving books at the library and in bookstores.

Courtney is a kind of book whisperer.

For as long as she can remember she’s had a knack for matching people with books that fit with their intellectual interests. But some clients want more when they make an appointment with her at her office in Lexington, Kentucky.

What they seek is a kind of bibliotherapy. It’s a growing trend where people tell empathetic listeners like Courtney their goals or problems. Courtney then suggests books that can help them clarify their…

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8 Mental Habits That Suck Happiness From Your Life

So very true! Reblogging this from

Our Better Health

There are different personality traits people possess which pretty much map out how their lives unfold. Each of you have developed certain habits and emotional masks that determine how you deal with your life and the people in it. You may not even notice it, but certain habits have the ability to keep you happy while the others can make you downright miserable. Here are 8 habits that can suck happiness out of your life.

1. Not Forgiving Yourself

Let’s face it, everyone has regrets. You are allowed to feel guilty about certain life choices you have made, the blunders you committed, the promises you have broken, and the lies you have told. Nobody is perfect and no one is completely free of regrets. But that doesn’t mean you have to be entangled in your regrets forever. Everyone makes mistakes. Cut yourself some slack, learn to forgive yourself.

2. Holding…

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Daily Prompt: Tailor

This is EXCELLENT! đź’—


via Daily Prompt: Tailor

Where in the rules of life does it say that we must tailor our lives to suit someone else’s opinion?  Ha- oh that’s right… it doesn’t say that, because there is NO rulebook for life!  There is no instruction manual, no textbook, nothing in writing to guide us.  But, be assured, life itself has granted me the best education of all.

As the role of a motivator, a coach, even an author… we are not trying to create those textbooks…but simply offer our views, our experiences – both good and bad, as a way to help guide others on their own journey through this world.  If you have the opportunity to learn from someone else’s failure, wouldn’t you take that?

Society today has tried to tell us that we must tailor ourselves to look a certain way, to be a certain weight, to have a certain…

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8 Brutally Honest Truths You Need To Hear If You Want To Get It Together

Reblogging this great post from Great advice!

Our Better Health

No matter how much we believe we have it together, life carries many harsh truths, and no matter how much we may wish to run away from them, it is only through accepting them that we can take full responsibility for our lives.

You may be aware of some of these already, but for the rest, I’m willing to be the blunt bastard that tells them to you. You may hate me today, but you’ll thank me tomorrow.

For the record, this isn’t meant to be a pessimistic rant about how tough life is. It’s meant to motivate you to take action armed with this knowledge.

Here are 8 brutally honest truths you need to hear if you want to get it together:

1. You’re Going to Regret How Much Time You Spend on Social Media

Social media is amazing, and I’m as addicted to it as you are. But…

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Shadowsong Cover Reveal & Excerpt from!

I just received an email update from S. Jae-Jones regarding the cover reveal for Shadowsong and an excerpt from the book due out January 2018! You can read the excerpt below and preorder the book on Amazon if you’d like!



I instantly fell in love with the cover for Wintersong, and I think this one is just as beautiful!

I’m super excited and can’t wait to read Shadowsong!

The Excerpt – reblogged from by Cristina Arreola – To see the original source click HERE.

It’s been six months since Liesl left the Goblin King and returned to the world above. Now that she’s back, she’s determined to further her brother’s music career — and her own. But there’s something wrong with Josef; he’s cold, distant, and withdrawn. And to make matters worse, Liesl hasn’t been able to forget the Goblin King… or the music he inspired.

But then, troubling signs begin to indicate that the barrier between her world and the Underground is crumbling. So Liesl is forced to return the Underground to figure out what is happening — and what is the truth of the Goblin King.

You’ll have to wait until January 30, 2018 to find out what’s next for Liesl, Josef, and the Goblin King. But don’t worry — Bustle has an exclusive peek at the cover, plus an excerpt from the novel. See it all below!


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