Nell’s Opinion and Sunday Book Hunt
Welcome to One Book Two. I love free books, so I go on a hunt to find them every week and then share my finds with you. It’s kinda like Indiana Jones searching for artifacts…without snakes. BUT BEFORE I show you my finds, I will subject you to a little thing called my opinion.
Today’s question is: How do you take book notes?
Maybe you don’t take notes. Maybe you can remember every single story you’ve ever read. If so, more power to you. You have a mind like a steel trap. I used to, but it’s since rusted out. So…seriously, how do you remember what books you’ve read? Do you know you’ve read the book from looking at the cover, from reading the first page or by the book description? How do you remember what the book was about? Did you like it? Do you remember the characters? Do you remember who did what? The other big question and the most important question to me – do you remember the ending?
I used to remember nearly every book and it’s ending simply by reading the first page. Yeah, not so much anymore. Like I said. Steel trap and rust. I have tried all sorts of apps to try and keep track of books. Phone apps, computer apps, tablet apps. None are quite what I’m looking for and then I found Goodreads. I use Goodreads a lot. It keeps track of what I read, when I’ve started and finished a book, and my review. I have a spot for private notes in case I want to type in the ending and not publish it in my review. It also keeps track of how many books I read in a year. That’s not really all that important, but it’s a goal oriented kind of thing that is fun to help me keep track. It’s also a pretty good motivator especially when it the home page tells me that I’m 3 books behind schedule. That kind of freaks me out, so I have to check my electronic list to my paper list to assure myself I’m really not behind.
What???! You keep two lists? Yes, I heard the universal shout out there in all of your homes. Oh, you have no idea the lists of things that I have. You may not know someone with this organizational illness, but I’ve been told by my therapist that it’s a kind of addiction. Printable lists, planner pages, calendars, book notes, meal lists – whatever you need you can find on the internet. A lot (and I mean A LOT!!) of pages are free downloads that have been designed by people with this addiction. Did you know that author Diane Sylvan has this addiction? She also designs planner pages. (She is the author of one of my fave book series. It’s called Shadow World and it’s AWESOME!)
ANYWAY, (sorry, I got a little carried away with my passion) how do you keep track of what what you’ve read and what the story was about? Some romances I don’t keep track of simply because they are ones I read for myself and not for review. If I’m reading the book for a review, I take notes. It includes the title, name of author, when I started/finished, how many stars and the review date. In my notes section, I write who the characters are and what the story was about. Why? Well, because when the new book comes out then I just have to read my summary to be up to speed to start the new book in the series. It’s the worst when I have a new book in my hot little hand and I can’t remember where the story left off.
If you think you need to start taking notes, I’ve taken the liberty of putting a .pdf copy of my personal book note page book report 1. I have another that I used to use years ago and you are welcome to it if you want it – book report. If you need it emailed, find my email on my profile page and I’ll send it to you.
Now on to what you really came here to see:
The BOOK HUNT!
Description: Harmony Black is much more than your average FBI special agent. In addition to being a practicing witch, she’s also an operative for Vigilant Lock, an off-the-books program created to battle occult threats—by any means necessary. Despite her dedication to fighting the monsters threatening society, Harmony has become deeply conflicted about her job. Her last investigation resulted in a pile of dead bodies, and she suspects the wrong people are being punished for it.
While on a much-needed vacation, Harmony gets pulled back into action. This time, though, she’s gone from solo work to being part of a team. Their target: the Bogeyman, a vicious and elusive figure…and the creature that destroyed Harmony’s childhood.
Surrounded by quirky, fascinating characters as dedicated to one another as they are to their new partner, Harmony must learn to trust her team—and a new romantic interest—on a dangerous and deadly mission that conjures up memories she’d much rather forget.
BOOK #2 on “THE HUNT”
Description: Fresh from their victory over the Bogeyman, FBI agent Harmony Black and her team, Vigilant Lock, face a new type of threat: one from beyond the stars.
They’d always heard the Red Knight was an urban legend: in 1954, three years before Sputnik launched, a mysterious satellite was sighted circling Earth, though no power on the planet had such technology.
But the Red Knight is real, and what’s more, it’s inextricably linked to a supernatural force no one yet understands. Like a moth to a flame, this dark presence collides annually with the airborne satellite. Except this year the Red Knight is on course to crash-land…in Oregon.
Vigilant Lock sets out to find the crash site and secure the remnants before the mysterious power is drawn to Earth. But they soon discover the mission is far from straightforward—and they aren’t the only ones tracking the Red Knight. To stop a deadly occult threat, Harmony and her team must use all their resources: technology and sorcery, science and magic. Fortunately, Harmony has only begun to discover her growing power.
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