I felt that way when I stayed with a job where I felt I wasn’t appreciated by the higher-ups. Instead of being rewarded with pay raises and bonuses, I was rewarded with more work. So why was I staying? Because I had friends there and I felt knowledgeable. Eventually money became a concern and I quit for a better paying job. And that was my downfall in my accounting career. I hated it. I missed my friends. I learned it’s not always about the money. My husband might think that way at times, but I can’t.
So after reading some of those blogs, I started wondering if I was doing things all wrong. If I was being stupid. But there are reasons behind everything and I know why I’m doing what I’m doing. It might not be right for those other bloggers, but it’s right for me. Thus I wrote that post. It made me feel good just writing it, so in that I succeeded.
And I think I’ll avoid those bloggers for awhile, too.
Now, here’s what I read during the week:
Jan 24: “Blood Reunited” by Amber Belldene. This is the third and final book in the Blood Vine series, a paranormal romance. Blurb from Goodreads: Brooding vampire halfling and biologist Bel
is determined to create a cure for the wasting disease that plagues his vampire
family. His work becomes essential as the Hunters intensify their global and
bloody campaign. When Bel's cure fails, only his ancient and estranged
godmother Uta Ilirije can help. But seeing the ice-cold Uta reveals something
shocking--she is his bonded mate. She may be a dangerous warrior, but Uta feels
her failures acutely. She has been unable to protect her kind from Hunters, and
vampires are dying out. Worse, she tied Bel to her long ago in an accident of
blood, then abandoned him for his own good--a choice he has never forgiven.
Many days, she is convinced Bel and the vampires would be better off if she
just walked into the sun. Biology has fated them to be mates. Now these old
enemies must overcome their past to save the vampires and come to peace with
the bond they never chose. I
bought and read the first two books of this series and loved them. I told Amber
(yes, we’re friends) I couldn’t wait until her next one came out, so she sent
me an ARC! I still bought the e-book when it came out yesterday, because the
formatting on that ARC sucked. So, what does that say about the book? I loved
it. It was such a wonderful ending to a wonderful series. I’m really glad, too.
Nothing worse than disliking a friend’s book, you know? While this book is
mainly based on a hetero couple, it also features a same-sex couple and some
m/m action. It wasn’t a problem for me, but just thought I’d warn you. I gave
it 5 stars on Goodreads. Maras
So, what’s made you feel good lately?