Goodbye 2016 & Hello 2017 GiveAway!


Pigs are Good Luck Right?

2016 was a year of SO many changes in my life… pretty overwhelming to say the least. It wasn’t necessarily a bad year though. We are all healthy and very blessed, and I try to remind myself of that at every turn and kink in the road. There were a lot of accomplishments made and courage found throughout the year which rewarded me with getting to know many new and wonderful people. That was a pretty big deal to me.

I also had the opportunity to go on a lot of fun family adventures, and although we are a bit like the Griswolds, I still LOVE to travel. New York and Mexico, made for amazing getaways from all of the rigamarole!

The weather and scenery were simply amazing in Springfield, New York!
This crazy big guy followed our boat in everyday when we came back into the harbor from fishing!

So, a lot of the changes that took place this year happened with my family, and long lasting friendships and business avenues ended. It was hard to say the least, and it didn’t stop with just the big things either. Hell, I even got a new MacBook Air (help!) AND a new washing machine (yes, this one is lame I know). Being a planner and definitely a creature of habit, it seemed like everything everywhere really threw me off there for quite a bit. The emotions muddied my waters and left me a little stuck there for awhile, but now that my mind has cleared, I’ve decided to say ENOUGH!  It’s time to quit fighting the system, dust off my hands, and move on! It’s ok to have all these changes in my life, and I’m just going to hang on with a smile on this roller coaster of chaos.  I mean what else am I going to do about it anyway?


This was a great year for reading, and I came across a ton of five-star reads! I really tried to diversify my TBR list with new authors that I haven’t read before and found many new authors to love. Actually three of my top reads of the year were new to me authors and are now on my list of favorite ‘one- click’ authors!  As I look over my top picks now, it also seems as if it must have taken a heart-wrenching book of angsty twists and turns to snag my attention. Go figure.

Here are my Top 5 Reads of 2016:  

Where Lightning Strikes (Bleeding Stars, #3)Where Lightning Strikes by A.L. Jackson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars / Review



Midnight LilyMidnight Lily by Mia Sheridan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars – I tried to give it 6, but that wasn’t an option!



Unseen MessagesUnseen Messages by Pepper Winters

My rating: 5 of 5 starsReview



Tragic / Manic / Panic (Rook & Ronin, #1-3)Tragic / Manic / Panic by J.A. Huss

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



MoonshotMoonshot by Alessandra Torre

My rating: 5 of 5 starsReview 



Make Me Sin (Bad Habit, #2)Make Me Sin by J.T. Geissinger

My rating: 5 of 5 stars / Review



…Yes, this makes 6 but so what?  The last one was an awesome book and part of a really great series!



So that’s that… my year in review.  A New Year and hopefully exciting adventure awaits, so let’s rock this bitch and start it off with a fun 2017 GIVEAWAY!

I am giving away a fantastic Leather Bookworm Planner from The Bookworm Box!  It’s the perfect way to keep you organized and ready for the New Year and the perfect size for the on-the-go reader! It has storage for an ID and cards and sections with the yearly, monthly, and weekly calendars, notes, addresses, and of course a Bookworm Box pen!


To ENTER go to my Facebook Page and follow the instructions on the GIVEAWAY Post.

Once you enter there, I am also giving an additional entry as well if you leave a comment on this post telling me that you did everything on the Facebook Post and what you are most excited about for 2017!

* GIVEAWAY will end on Monday, January 9th, and winner will be contacted on Tuesday, January 10th. I am solely responsible for this GIVEAWAY and anyone/anything besides me is not affiliated in any way. This is also open internationally. * 

For more information on The Bookworm Box, it’s mission, and my review click here .


Good Luck & Happy New Year!!

Update 1/10/17 -Thank you so much everyone for entering and letting me know your upcoming book favorites – looks to be a busy year for reading!!!

Congratulations to Desi Rodriguez, the winner of the Bookworm Box planner!! 



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11 thoughts on “Goodbye 2016 & Hello 2017 GiveAway!

  1. Shared! Commented and liked on FB. At this time the one thing I am looking forward to for 2017 is that the head cold I have right now will go away and I do not have a repeat of last year at this time. Spent time in hospital with pneumonia and 5 weeks out of work!! Also for all the have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

  2. Thanks for true chance to to win! I have shared on my FB page and FB Book Blog. I love this page. I too star Ed a book blog and it’s always great to visit others to see what’s being put out there.

  3. Where Lightning Strikes and Midnight Lily was two of my favorite books of 2016.
    What I am most excited for 2017 ? Nothing particular. Just happy days!
    Done everything on the Facebook post, thank you for the chance!!!!

  4. Done all on the FB post. I am looking forward to my baby graduating from 5th grade and transitioning to middle school! Thank you for this chance. I love that planner and really need something like this.

  5. Done all on the FB post. I am looking forward to my baby girl graduating from 5th grade and transitioning to middle school! Thank you for this chance. I love the planner and really need something like this. Thanks!

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