How do you find books & Julia Swoons is a Book Whore

I feel like everytime I finish a book series and go through the inevitable book hangover I have trouble figuring out what to read next. I always have a huuuuge list of book in my Kindle library and TBR list but I always think in my head, ‘God, nothing is EVER going to be that good.” Then I inevitably find another AMAZING book. There are just some really awesome ones out there. It’s made me question myself… Am I a book whore? OR am I just really good at finding good books?!

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When I am looking for the next AMAZING book to read I feel like I need to go to my favorite Facebook groups and make a post so I can get the scoop on the current HOTTEST books out there. As you have probably can tell I am really into fast burns. I do have quite a few medium burns I love but most of the time I’m like ‘HEY! LET’S GET TO THE BUSINESS!’ It’s why I had to get out of the YA book game. I would read and read these amazing books but still feel like well that was good and all but I really wanted more love. I want books to be 90% swoon and 10% story/action. Books like Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent, Premontion series, etc are AMAZING books. Seriously, I love these freaking books but I always felt they were tame. There were plenty of parts where I’m creepily giggling at my desk at work and biting my lip like I’m the adorable MC but I still felt like I couldn’t deal with all the fade to black scenes. Thus moving onto romance and eventually reverse harem because what is not to love about a TON of guys. Srsly. 

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But back to the posibility of me being a book whore. I love a lot of the books I find. Like really love them. Some are okay and I’m fine with dropping off and not reading more of the series but most I fall desperately in love with. I honestly think I have been really good at finding some really amazing authors. This has a lot to do with my Facebook group stalkdom (new word) and befriending a lot of the authors in the genre. It’s probably my favorite part. I get to be all fangirly and feel like I’m actually part of something great. It’s amazing to talk to someone who wrote something truly remarkable that you love to pieces. 

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Sooooooo the question is how do you all find your favorite books? Do you scour Goodreads? Do you question Facebook groups? Do you go with Amazon recs? Let me know! 

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Keep swooning dolls ❤

Always,

Julia

Our Secret Loss

I have been MIA for a bit. My life has gotten in the way of writing, although I have still been reading. I found out towards the end of August that I was pregnant for the 3rd time. I have one child, my beautiful 4 year old daughter, and had a miscarriage in early June. During this time since I stopped writing on my blog I was mostly spending all my time feeling like crap. I was nauseas almost all the time and completely exhausted. Sadly, at the beginning of this month I found out that I had again lost another pregnancy. As you can imagine I was completely devastated. I still am. But I feel that writing and expressing this horrible experience is soothing for the soul. Getting all these feelings out can only help, right?

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For years I battled with the decision about having another child. How on earth could I possibly love another child as much as I love Charlotte? How could I steal attention from the person that means most to me on this  earth? The thought of starting over again seemed exhausting. Until one day it didn’t. Kyle and I finally decided we wanted to try again. It was time to grow our family. As luck would have it, just like the first time, we got pregnant super fast. My dreams of this little being were forming in my head and I was already head over heels. Then one day it was over. I had just enough time to get completely attached before the doctor looked me in the eye and told me that it was over. I was miscarrying. We had just announced to our families for mothers day that we were having another child, and now we weren’t. I was completely filled with feelings of overwhelming sadness and loss of control. I couldn’t understand why this was happening to me. What did I do? What could I have done to prevent this?

A couple months pass and Kyle and I decide to try again. Our horrible experience was over. The chances of having a miscarriage after the first is just 2 percent. 2 percent. We got pregnant again and we were terrified. Excited but terrified. Without my permission I found myself beginning to get excited again. I was miserable, exhausted, and constantly nauseas. It felt horrible but I was holding on to it as a good sign. I was falling in love all over again. 9 weeks in and my ultrasound appointment fast approaching I felt like this was it. We were almost through the home stretch. The ultrasound appointment only brought sadness. 9 weeks along and the baby was only measuring at 5 weeks with no heartbeat to be seen. I could feel that it was over. The doctor wanted to follow up a week later and do the sono herself. I needed to hold onto hope, but I truly felt hopeless. My fears were confirmed one week later. I was having my 2nd miscarriage. My baby was gone. Again. It’s an overwhelming sadness to create something in your head and have it taken away from you. I will never know these children that I have lost. Would they have been shy like Charlotte? Or would they have been outgoing? How would Charlotte do as a big sister? Would she have gotten the baby brother she has always wanted? She was so excited to feel the kicks inside mommy’s tummy. It was all taken away. Again.

I felt so crappy for those weeks that I didn’t feel like doing anything. I didn’t want to read, I didn’t want to write, I didn’t even want to play video games. I was just so nauseas all the time. Even though I felt too sick to write I was already excitedly planning my first post after I finally made it to 12 weeks. I was planning all the excitement of telling people, looking at pregnancy announcement pictures to get ideas of how to announce my exciting news to my friends and family. Trying to decide between a Harry Potter themed announcement and a Halloween announcement. The end was in sight. I had so much hope.

Now I sit here, cramping from my 2nd D & C in 4 months with my heart completely broken. During my last appointment my doctor squeezed my hand and told me that we’d figure this out, this wasn’t the end. It sure felt feels like the end. I don’t know if I have it in me to do this again. I don’t think I am strong enough to go through this again. I feel like I should come to terms with Charlotte being an only child. Finding a way to be okay with all of this. Accepting that I won’t get to do it again.

No matter how broken I feel at this moment and future moments as I continue to process this I just think about all the other women who have gone through, are going through, and will go through this. That most of us suffer in silence. I decided the first time and stand by that decision now that I don’t want to suffer in silence. I don’t want to keep these losses a secret. These losses are as much a part of me as the loss of my father and brother. They are ingrained in my soul. The refusal to suffer in silence also allows me to have this amazing support system. I have my wonderful family continually keeping me strong. I have my best friends. My work friends. Friends I have met through my reading and writing. Friends I’ve lost touch with. Strangers experiencing this exact same thing. It’s a wonderful thing to have this group of people supporting you. Telling you that it will be okay. Because it will. & it won’t. There will be good days. There will be bad days. But I will not suffer alone, and I hope that you won’t either.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I hope if you feel the strength to share yours, because even if you help just one person feel not so alone it was worth it. 

Always,

Julia Swoons ♥

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Sunshine Blogger Awards

The lovely Bibi’s Book Blog nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Awards ❤ 

Thank you! 

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THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog to this post
  2. Answer the eleven questions asked by your nominator
  3. Nominate eleven bloggers
  4. Ask them eleven questions, different to the ones you’ve answered
  5. List the rules
  6. Display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and blog site

Bibi’s 11 Questions:

  1. What’s your favourite colour?
    • Pink! Also purple, but mostly pink. I really love a nice hot pink. Especially in cheetah print form. Also I like to say ‘Boho’ is one of my favorite colors even though people like to say ‘Boho’ isn’t a color. Did a color come to mind when you read that. Don’t lie.
  2. White, milk or dark chocolate?
    • White chocolate. Also Hugs are the best. White and milk chocolate mixed in Kiss form. Yuuuuuuum.
  3. Favourite drink? (Doesn’t have to be alcoholic).
    • Coca Cola. Always Coca Cola. Plus coffee. French Vanilla. Pumpkin Spice. Hazelnut. Coffee is delicious.
  4. Who’s in your harem? Pick 3-6 guys/girls, but they can’t be from the same books, TV shows or films.
    • This is literally my favorite question ever. EVER. 
    • 1. Alexander Skarsgard
    • 2. Paxton – Groupie by C M Stunich
    • 3. Aaron Warner – Shatter Me Series by Tareheh Mafi
    • 4. Billy – Hijinks Harem by C M Stunich and Tate James
    • 5. Charlie Hunham
    • 6. Ashton Kutcher
  5. If you met a genie, what would you wish for? And you can’t wish for “more” anything like more wishes, more money etc.
    • To always be happy or the ability to always find happiness in even the worst circumstances. (that’s one wish phrased two ways, it’s not cheating)
  6. What’s your favourite clothes to wear?
    • Honestly, a t-shirt and no pants. But since I have to leave the house, a t-shirt and yoga pants.
  7. What’s 3 things you want to share about your self?
    • I’m kinda a basic bitch.. KINDA.
    • I love video games. 
    • I am a realty tv junkie.
  8. If you could ask me any 3 questions, what would you want to know?
    • 1. Who is in your harem?!
    • 2. Favorite celebrity?
    • 3. Do you have any pets?
  9. You win the jackpot in the lottery, what’s the first 5 things you buy?
    • 1. A bigger house. We are CRAMMED.
    • 2. A van — cars are too small
    • 3. Buy my mom a house or fix hers
    • 4. Buy my mom a car
    • 5. A place in L.A. so I can celeb-stalk
  10. What’s your perfect day?
    • A day with my family where I have time to read, play video games, and do fun things with my daughter.
  11. Have you ever met anyone you got to know through the blogging community?
    • No I haven’t

I NOMINATE:   

Books and Bindings        Jenchaos Reviews             Zooloo Book Blog

      Love Sawyer                Karla J Strand                 MyLibraryCardWoreOut

Check them out — I think they are pretty awesome 😊

11 QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

  1. Who is your biggest celebrity crush?
  2. Do you have any pets?
  3. What got you into blogging?
  4. What is your favorite genre of books? Movies? TV Shows?
  5. If you could live in a TV show world, which TV show would you choose?
  6. How long do you spend preparing posts? 
  7. What is your dream car?
  8. If you could visit any place in the world, what place would you visit?
  9. What is your favorite season?
  10. What is your dream job? Are you doing it? 
  11. Does blogging make your reading seem like a job or are you still loving every minute of it?

Labor day fails. Never-ending TBR list.

Labor day was supposed to be a relaxing day off where I could spend the day reading, preparing blog posts, and playing some ESO (Elder Scrolls Online for you un-nerdy folk 😉). Well that is all a bust because I have been having horrible migraines off and on for days. It’s horrible! At this moment it feels like my left eye and ear are determined to explode and turn my brain into mush 🤯 It’s not an ideal situation. It seems like life likes to throw you curves balls every once in a while. Excited for a three day weekend?! Take some brain pain! Excited to go on vacation? Nope, your husband is sick! Is life finally chilling out a bit? Nope, how about several hospital visits for you and your daughter. What a blast life is. What. A. Blast. 😂😭

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Since staring at a screen is kinda killing me right now I figure what better way to help this than to of course take a bath. I’ve thoroughly bored you all with my deep love for baths, but let’s continue it. Baths are the shit. Literally, nothing beats a bath. I can feel my head pain lessening as I soak. If I can’t take a bath then I usually put a wet wash cloth on my eyes, a small eye bath if you will 😂 But obviously I am staring at a screen in the bath because I am typing this, this is a different kind of screen staring though. Trust me, there are no flaws in my logic  😉

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So, since I cannot read and I cannot play video games (woe is me, what else makes life worth living?!) I have decided to dig through my TBR list and share with you all what I am planning to read within the next few weeks/months/whenever I get around to it. If any of you guys are like me, your TBR (to be read) list is miles long. Miles. You got a whole list and you know what you are going to read next then bam! Your favorite author puts out a new book. Bam! Someone recommends something that sounds phenomenal. Bam! You find yourself immersed in a series that is like 8 books long. BAM! Some asshole named Julia Swoons suggests something that seems absolutely amazing. Something always gets in the way. So take a gander at my TBR list and maybe I’ll screw up yours and throw some new ones in there. 

Click the book titles to see them on Amazon — book blurbs are in purple

Elizabeth and the Rage of Dragons (Book 7) by Ava Mason

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This book is #1 on my list and I will definitely be starting it today (AKA release day!). I love this series and I cannot wait to jump back in. Plus it’s the last book in the series, *sob* Reverse Harem. 185 pgs long. Book #7 of 7.

The ultimate betrayal. The final battle. A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance.

As Lizzy and her men are captured, collared like dogs, and thrown into cages, Lizzy must deal with the betrayal that came from within. She is powerless and under Elias’ utter control.

Then members of her team are divided and forced to fight each other… to the death. Lizzy must stand by and watch as her men tear each other apart. Every second counts as Lizzy tries to outwit her greatest adversary yet.

Can Elizabeth win a battle of wits with her most dangerous enemy? Will she be able to save not only her men, but her whole pack? And finally, can she discover the truth about James before it’s too late?

The Vixen’s Lead (Kit Davenport Book 1) by Tate James

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This one I have started via audiobook but haven’t had time to really dive in. I normally listen to audiobooks at work and then read at home. Hopefully I can really get into this on soon because I’ve heard excellent things. Reverse Harem. 396 pgs long. Book #1 of 6.

I want vengeance so badly that I can almost taste it. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. So, I did what anyone in my unique position would do. I slapped on a secret identity and became an internationally renowned thief, known as The Fox. Nobody knows me. Nobody can catch me.

Or so I thought…

It turns out; I have what they want. Special abilities. And trust me, these abilities are coveted–and dangerous. Now, I don’t know who to trust or where to go. Peril lurks on every corner as I try to uncover my past and origin. Teaming up with unlikely allies may be my only chance at survival or my biggest mistake. Only time will tell.

I’m Kit Davenport and this is only the beginning. 

Realms and Rebels: A Paranormal & Fantasy Reverse Harem Collection

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This one I know I will have to read in sections. Its a collaborative book with a whopping 22 novellas from some pretty amazing authors. Reverse Harem. 2178 pages long. 

26 NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors.

22 reverse harem novellas filled with magic, danger, mystery, adventure, and romance.

All yours, for one insanely low price.

Dragons. Shifters. Vampires. Fae. These kickass heroines come in all shapes and sizes…and so do the men at their sides. Dive into this decadent collection of paranormal and fantasy romances-reverse harem style. Yep, that’s right. Our heroines are headstrong and rebellious, and they don’t take no for an answer. Unlike most romances, they get to keep ALL the guys they want.

And so do you.

Claimed by Gods by Eva Chase

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I have been wanting to read this one for a little while just haven’t felt the time. I have read Eva Chase’s other series, Dragon’s Guard (see my review here), and loved it. I just need to get in the mood for this one, I’m hoping soon 😁 Reverse Harem. 260 pages long. Book #1 of 2, so far.

The gods walk among us. And they just might steal your soul… or your heart.

I thought I’d survived everything life could throw at me. All I wanted was to keep my distance from the criminals I work for and get my little brother out of the hell that is our mother’s house.

Then I died and woke up to four stunningly hot gods telling me I’m now a valkyrie.

Sly, sharp Loki. Jovial but ferocious Thor. Dreamily compassionate Baldur. Grim and secretive Hod. They all have something to teach me. And around them, my walls start to crack.

But the gods didn’t summon me just for kicks. Their king is missing, and they need me to find him. The first three valkyries they sent on the job never made it back.

More power is awakening in me than I could ever have imagined—and the gods’ enemies are more devious than even they knew. It’s going to take every trick in the book for me to save myself, my brother, and these divine men who’re getting under my skin in the most alluring way.

I’m Aria Watson, and Valhalla ain’t seen nothing yet.

Pack Ebon Red by C.M. Stunich

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I have really been on a C.M. Stunich kick lately. She is such an amazing author and is fast becoming one of my favorites. She knows how to write sexy and hilarious men. I have not run into one of her books yet that I didn’t like. Reverse Harem. 360 pgs long. Book #1 of 7.

I am wolf; I am human; I am neither; I am both.
I am werewolf.

And I have seven Alpha Males as my mates.
All mine to kiss and hold and touch, seven handsome men for my bed.
My boys represent the biggest packs in North America.
But I am the Alpha Female and I rule them all.

One day, the packs might force me to choose.
But my heart, it won’t allow it. Things could get…bloody if I have to fight for my boys.
For now, three glittering dark courts threaten our existence with their glamorous cruelty:
the vampires, the witches, and the fae.

Werewolves are missing from all the packs, and my boys and I, we have to find them.
Or find out who’s killing them.
Because I’m the mistress of my men, my packs, a girl known simply as White Wolf.
I’ve promised to protect the men I love, the family and friends I cherish.
And the White Wolf…always keeps her promises.

Burn by Suzanne Wright

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I love Suzanne Wright. I am OBSESSED with the Phoenix Pack series and the Mercury Pack series she writes. Love them. It only make sense that I will love this one too! Fantasy Romance series. 301 pgs long. Book #1 of 4.

Part of a small demon lair in Las Vegas, tattooist Harper Wallis lives a pretty simple life. That changes overnight when she discovers that her psychic mate, or ‘anchor’, is a guy who’s rumoured to be the most powerful demon in existence. Compelling, full of secrets and armed with raw sexuality, Knox Thorne is determined to claim her as his anchor, creating a psychic bond that will prevent their inner demons from ever turning rogue.

The billionaire also wants Harper in his bed.

She’s not so sure she wants either of those things. No one seems to know what breed of demon Knox is, only that he’s more dangerous than anything she’s ever before encountered. But he refuses to walk away. And when an unknown danger starts closing in on Harper, it seems that Knox is the only one who can keep her safe.

As Prime of his Las Vegas lair and a successful businessman, Knox Thorne is used to being in control. He’s also used to people fearing and obeying him. Harper does neither, which unexpectedly amuses him. Unpredictable, elusive and complex, she draws Knox and his inner demon like nothing ever has.

Knox is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Harper. He’ll have her, and he’ll keep her safe from the threat that looms over her. Because Knox protects what’s his. He won’t allow anyone to take her from him. Even if it will mean letting the demon inside him rise and wreak the havoc it was created to make.

Renegade Hunter by Lacey Carter Andersen

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Like I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for a beautiful cover. Plus I’ve been on a demon kick since Four Psychos (see my review here!) and this one looks like a hot demon book ❤

A demon-hunter trying to survive. Three sexy-as-hell demons. And the truth that will change their lives forever…

Being a demon-hunter means living a life of danger. Of giving up everything to keep humanity safe, even if they’ll never know it. And for Sharen, it means knowing she’s fighting on the side of good.

Which is all just fine– until she’s accidentally tied to three demons.

Jace, Ryder, and Kade are handsome, dangerous, and absolutely certain that Sharen is the woman they want to spend the rest of their immortal lives loving. They don’t care that they’re enemies, they’re bound and determined to show her that there’s more to her world than what she’s been told.

But there’s one problem with their plan. Something they never could have expected. The woman they’ve claimed as their own, well, she doesn’t like being lied to. And when those lies endanger the people she loves… she’s going to do something about it.

Even if she has to burn her whole damn world down.

Between the Sheets: A Reverse Harem Anthology of Scenes that Get to the Point

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SEXY COVER ALERT!! Do you ever just read a book and think, HEY let’s get to the business! You know, the sexy parts… Bow chicka wow wow. Don’t act like I’m the only one. We are all dying for the hottness. Well this book is bringing the hottness. I’ve read a few chapters so far and ohhh emmm geee. Hawt. It’s just one I like to jump in and out of. Plus, since it’s sections out of various books it is of course adding to my never-ending TBR list…. Reverse Harem. 364 pgs long. Single right now but I know they have another one coming out around Halloween! 🎃

Slip between the sheets with us to discover the hottest excerpts, deleted scenes, alternate POVs, and even brand new stories from some of your favorite Reverse Harem Authors. These steamy scenes get directly to the point between the sheets. You may want to consider reading with the phone off the hook and the door locked, and maybe line up a cold shower. We won’t judge.

Dannan: The Unseen Book 3 by L A Boruff

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This is the third book in the Unseen series by L A Boruff and I am so excited about it. It comes out towards the end of September so I have some time before it’s in my hands, well on my screen. It will be a release day read, for sure. I have been soooo in love with this series so far. See my reviews for Supay and Leyak! They are amazing books so I know this one will be too. Reverse Harem 238 pgs long. Book #3 of 3.

Jen Johnson loved to read about supernatural creatures. She’d always dreamed of climbing into the pages of her books to become a vampire or werewolf. Imagine her surprise when she almost dies falling down the steps of the courthouse, only to save herself by turning into a flying dragon. 

It’s a dream come true, right?

Alexander, leader of all of the Fae—actually, they prefer Dannan, thank you—and his cousin Roan try to help her acclimate to her new life, but it isn’t until she meets Doryu, a gorgeous Sárkány shifter that things start to get interesting. 

And what is going on in the town? Some of those people aren’t what they seem. If Jen sticks her nose where it doesn’t belong, maybe she’ll get some answers the Unseen world needs. And maybe her nosiness will only get her heartache.

These are obviously just a handful of the books on my TBR list, I didn’t want to overwhelm you all 😊 So, did I screw up any of your TBR lists? See any that you NEED to read now? Feel free to screw up my list by recommending some steamy sexy romance books or if you’ve read one of my TBRs shout out! I’d love to hear your thoughts! 😁 

As always, keep swooning dolls ❤

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It’s time… I’m heading #backtohogwarts

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ALL ABOARD!! Toot toot!! Except like a train horn, more of a waaaaah waaaaaaahhh. A nice manly train noise. DO YOU KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS?! It’s September 1st and that means it’s time for us all to gather our trunks and our owls to prepare for another year at Hogwarts. If you are looking for me, I’ll be at platform 9 ¾ waiting for the Hogwarts express to take me back to my one true home. My favorite place. Hogwarts. 

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Every year on September 1st I started re-reading or re-listening to all the Harry Potter books. It really gets me in the Fall spirit. Give me Harry and give me a PSL (pumpkin spice latte!) and all is content in the world. Really. What more do we need than Harry Potter and coffee. The answer is nothing. Since September 1st falls on a Saturday this year I won’t be starting my HP ritual until Monday. It’s good to start things on Mondays. So, this coming Monday I will be going back to Hogwarts. My literal favorite place. & of course, I will be listening to the Stephen Fry version and we’ll be searching for the Philosopher’s Stone, because I don’t settle for second best.

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A lot of you have probably figured out by now that I have a HUGE obsession with Harry Potter. I get tagged on Facebook all the time about Harry Potter stuff, my desk at work is COVERED in Harry Potter stuff, I have a Harry Potter tattoo, my wallet is a Harry Potter letter from Hogwarts, I’M LITERALLY WEARING A GYFFINDOR QUIDDITCH SHIRT AS I TYPE THIS. That’s how Harry Potter I am. My coffee mug that I drink out of in the mornings says, ‘Don’t let the muggles get you down’. My cat is named Albus. I have the deathly hallows mark on my car. I’m wearing an owl necklace with a tiny envelope which holds a tiny letter to Hogwarts. I DON’T FUCK AROUND WITH MY FANDOM. If my husband wasn’t so stubborn my daughter’s name would be Hermione. I literally cried when Alan Rickman died. Not just Snape the character, the literal actor. Not even kidding. Harry Potter is the shit. I’m never going to stop loving this. Ever.

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Who else will be joining me today (or Monday) in re-reading Harry Potter? I do this every year. It’s one of my favorite things. Especially book 3, The Prisoner of Azkaban, and book 6, The Half-Blood Prince. Those are my favorites. My favorite places, besides Hogwarts of course, are the Burrow and 12 Grimmauld Place.

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My least favorite book has to be Order of the Phoenix. Harry is just so freaking whiney in that one plus the bitch Dolores Umbridge… ugh. I hate that bitch. I understand why Harry is so whiney but he wastes all his precious time with Sirius being a whiney bitch. Buck up Harry. You wanted to be in the wizarding world and you are doing it. Stop being a wet blanket.

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Man just seeing this bitches face gets me fired up….

I hope you are all partaking in #BacktoHogwarts and always remember, Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light ❤ #hpswoon

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JULIA SWOONS TURNS 27

Today is my 27th Birthday! I love birthdays. Love love love them. Not just mine. Anyone’s! I get truly sad if you don’t let me tell you happy birthday. It’s your freaking day! BE HAPPY! Like I feel like the only person that truly understands birthday like I do is Bilbo Baggins. I mean that guy knows how to throw together a birthday bash. Don’t fret, I won’t be slipping on the ring and hopping off on an adventure. Although I would enjoy spending some time with the elves. Plus, I bet Gandalf & I would truly be the best of friends. For real. I’m always down for a good adventure 😉

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In terms of birthdays though, I am no Bella Swan. I want the attention. Call me an attention whore, I’ll take it! I’LL LOVE IT! I mean honestly, I feel all of us bloggers are a little bit an attention whore. I mean what other kind of person thinks that the world gives a crap about what they have to say? I’m taking back attention whore.              Taking. It. Back.

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What has Julia Swoons done with her 27 years of life you ask? Well, she is married to her wonderful husband Kyle. They have a beautiful 4 year old daughter named Charlotte. Julia Swoons has two Bachelors degrees, one in Communication and one in Women’s Studies. She is an Assistant Underwriter at an insurance company in Illinois. She is an aunt to two gorgeous women. A great aunt to two adorable 4 year old boys and one gorgeous 9 year old girl. Julia Swoons got her AINS designation this year for her job (Associate in General Insurance).  She has wonderful friends and family. Two cats that only sometimes driver her nuts. She loves her job. She also loves books and video games. I’m sure there are other things, but I’m not one to be braggy 😉

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So since I am turning 27 I thought it would be super original *snort* to make lists of 27 things. Of course I’ll throw some gifs in her because I really fucking love gifs. Gifs are kinda my jam. Plus it’s my birthday so you all have to be nice to me. 😊

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27 of Julia Swoons’ current favorite books

(in no particular order):

  1. Harry Potter (all of them, don’t judge me it’s my birthday)
  2. Groupie by C M Stunich
  3. Perfect by Adell Ryan
  4. Roadie by C M Stunich
  5. Elizabeth and the Thunder of Dragons by Ava Mason
  6. Death of Gods by Scarlett Dawn & Katherine Rhodes
  7. Leyak by L A Boruff
  8. Hikiinks Harem series by Tate James & C M Stunich (don’t make me choose)
  9. Queen Takes Queen by Joely Sue Burkhart
  10. Unmerciful by Cat Miller
  11. Supay by L A Boruff
  12. Twighlight Series by Stephenie Meyer
  13. Two Kingdoms by Kristy Cunning
  14. Queen Takes Rook by Joely Sue Burkhart
  15. Queen of the Underworld by Helen Scott
  16. The Premonition Series by Amy A Bartol
  17. Unbound by Cat Miller
  18. Dragon’s Fate by Eva Chase
  19. Dark Instincts by Suzanne Wright
  20. Carnal Secrets by Suzanne Wright
  21. Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
  22. The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
  23. The Kricket Series by Amy A Bartol
  24. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  25. The Shatter Me Series by Tareheh Mafi
  26. King of Gods by Scarlett Dawn
  27. The Host by Stephenie Meyer

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27 of Julia Swoons’ favorite fictional boyfriends

(both books & TV – because, don’t make me choose)

  1. Aaron Warner – Shatter Me Series by Tareheh Mafi
  2. Michael, Cope, Pax, Muse, Ransom – Rock-Hard Beautiful Series by C M Stunich
  3. Bel – Death of Gods by Scarlett Dawn and Katherine Rhodes
  4. Jax – Perfect by Adell Ryan
  5. Avery – RH Fated Alpha (Elizabeth & Her Dragons) by Ava Chase
  6. Four – Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
  7. Eric Northman – True Blood (TV)
  8. Warden, Billy, Dustin, Reg, George, Shane – The Hijinks Harem by C M Stunich & Tate James
  9. Kade – Unmerciful by Cat Miller
  10. Dorian, Roran, & Rilen – Vampire Crown Series by Scarlett Dawn & Katherine Rhodes
  11. Edward Cullen – Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
  12. Jacob Black – Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
  13. Kyon – The Kricket Series by Amy A Bartol
  14. Russel, Reed, Brennus, Z – Premonition Series by Amy A Bartol
  15. Jax – Sons of Anarchy (TV show)
  16. Rik & Daire – Their Vampire Queen Series by Joely Sue Burkhart
  17. Tobias – Perfect by Adell Ryan
  18. West – The Dragon Shifter’s Mates Series by Eva Chase
  19. Mr Darcy – Pride & Predjudice by Jane Austen
  20. Hunter, Emmett, Knox, & Nolan – Daughter of Persephone by Helen Scott
  21. Hunter, Christian, & Easton – RH Fated Alpha (Elizabeth & Her Dragons) by Ava Chase
  22. Elias, Anthony, & Axo – Leyak by L A Boruff
  23. Kai, Jude, Gage, & Ezekiel – The Dark Side Series by Kristy Cunning
  24. Trey – Kricket Series by Amy A Bartol
  25. Tobias, Jullien, & Brax – Perfect by Adell Ryan
  26. Peeta – The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  27. Dante, Nick, Trey, Marcus, & Trick – The Phoenix Pack Series by Suzanne Wright

Well I hope you all have a happy Wednesday! I plan to work, spend time with the hubby and kid, go out to dinner, and watch Big Brother. Yaaaaaay Birthdays are so great! Have a drink, eat some cake, IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!

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Julia Swoons over Big Brother

So another not so secret passion of mine is Big Brother. It is literally one of my favorite shows. I am a reality TV junkie. Give me Big Brother, give me Bachelor in Paradise, give me Naked and Afraid! You know I’m Keeping Up with those Kardashians and I live for Jerzdays. I love realty TV. Period.

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I just have to say I am OBSESSED with this season! I haven’t been this into it since Derek’s season. Ahhhh Derek was so amazing! What a freaking game player! Well this season Tyler is my Derek. He is seriously so cute and SO FREAKING good at the game! I have been such a huge fan of his and level six the whole game! Tyler is obviously running the entire house and ALMOST no one suspects him of it! He is a competition beast and his social game is off the charts. Plus, DAMN he is swoony. ❤

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The Zingbot episode was so great. Zingbot is hilarious. I agree with him so much about Fessy. Damn that boy is dumb! Hayley is cute but I honestly don’t think she is that into him. Even though Brett is a super douche (nail on the hear Zingbot!) she would have been waaaay better off attaching herself to him instead of Fessy. Plus her other alliance member, Scotty, he is super weird and completely bizarre. I don’t have a problem with nerds. I’m a nerd myself. He is just bizarre and makes me uncomfortable.

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A super suprising conniving guy this season is JC! I felt like I liked him at the beginning. He’s funny and cute but after I heard about the whole ice cream scooper controversy I wasn’t a fan. He is doing a good job working the house though! I mean like I said Fessy is super dumb but JC is working that shit! JC may suprise us… At least he is a better game player than Sam… 😐 She is nuttier than squirrel shit.

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Do I have any other Big Brother fans out there?! Who are your favorites this season? Your least favorites?! What did you think of last night’s eviction? & this Jury Battle Back?! No! 👎 LET’S HEAR IT SWOONERS! ♥️

 

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