Sunday, October 25, 2015

Audiobook: The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain

Bad, bad, Vonnie! I am slacking off on my posts! I meant to write my review of this weeks ago. Grrr!!! Oh well...Here goes!
Read by  Kirby Heyborne, Arielle DeLisle, & Emily Durante 
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins

Four years ago, 19-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, changing diapers and worrying about keeping food on the table. But he's never regretted his decision. Bella is the light of his life. The reason behind every move he makes. And so far, she is fed. Cared for. Safe.

But when Travis loses his construction job and his home, the security he's worked so hard to create for Bella begins to crumble....

Then a miracle: A job in Raleigh has the power to turn their fortunes around. It has to. But when Travis arrives in Raleigh, there is no job, only an offer to participate in a one-time criminal act that promises quick money and no repercussions.

With nowhere else to turn, Travis must make another choice for his daughter's sake. Even if it means he might lose her.

Friday, October 9, 2015

2015 Audiobook Challenge 3rd Quarter

I had this post ready two weeks ago, but I forgot to post it. Whoops!


Welcome to the third Quarter Update for the 2015 Audiobook Challenge. This challenge is hosted by The Book Nympho & Hot Listens.

Even though I am back to work at the school and I have gone back to school to earn my teaching credential, I was still able to listen to a few fabulous reads. Of course, I would have wished that I have listened to more books (If only I remembered to push play, lol), but happens! I'm still proud of my numbers, though.

This is what I listened to:

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Banned Books Week 2015


As many bibliophiles already know, it's Banned Books Week! 
This is the time that we exercise our freedom to read! Don't allow anyone tell you what not to read. 

Visit or ALA's Banned & Challenged Books for more information.

Here are some of my favorite banned books:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Audiobook: Stranger in My Arms by Lisa Kleypas

Stranger in My Arms, Lisa Kleypas
*This is a historical romance that has explicit love scenes.*

Read by Rosalyn Landor

Duration: 10 hours 53 minutes


"Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead." With those words, Lara's life turned upside down. Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth, had been lost at sea. Or so she'd been told. Their unhappy marriage - with its cold caresses and passionless kisses - was over. But now a powerful, virile man stood before her, telling secrets only a husband could know, and vowing she would once again be his wife in every way. While Lara couldn't deny that this man with the smoldering dark eyes resembled Hunter, he was attentive and loving in ways he never was before. Soon she desperately wanted to believe, with every beat of her heart, that this stranger was truly her husband. But had this rake reformed - or was Lara being seduced by a cunning stranger?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Visiting Vroman's for the First Time

So...September 7th was not only Labor Day this year, but it was also my birthday. Yup, my birthday!

On that day, I celebrated like any bookworm would...I visited a bookstore!

Now, I didn't visit any bookstore. I decided to go somewhere special. I decided to go to a place that I've never been and has been on my bucket list. 

I visited Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Update: What is Vonnie Up To?

Hello, everyone!

Perhaps you have noticed that it's been a little quiet over here in my reading corner and maybe you were wondering what was happening. Maybe... ;)

Well, so much has happened this month.

First, I went to Florida for almost a week at the beginning of August. I went there to participate and work at Ahmed Hussien's annual dance camp. I had a lot of fun.

Next, our school system started on August 12th, which meant I had to return to work. The school year is going well so far, and my assignment is easier compared to my last two cases (I work with children with special needs). 

And finally...I have started school at California State University, Fullerton. Yes, after 7 years, I am back at school! It was time that I finally got focused in receiving my teaching credential for special education. 

With that said, school has me very preoccupied lately that I have not done any personal reading this month. I have no idea when I'll be able to do so. So, my blog will be silent for a while as I try to get used to the swing of things again. 

In the mean time, I wish you guys lots of love, happiness, and reading time. Wish me luck!!