Wednesday, August 30, 2017

~Waiting on Wednesday~ Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2)

                “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller
Out:  2/27

From Goodreads:
                The capable, confident, and occasionally ruthless heroine of Daughter of the Pirate King is back in this action-packed sequel that promises rousing high seas adventures and the perfect dash of magic.

                Alosa’s mission is finally complete.  Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship.  Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he’s under her orders.  And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father’s justice.

                When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King.  Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first…after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.

                In Daughter of the Siren Queen, Tricia Levenseller brings together the perfect mix of thrilling action, tense battle scenes, and a heart-pounding romance.

Why I’m Waiting:
                I LOVED the first book (review).  One of my favorite reads this year by far.  I am so ready to see what more comes out of this author and this series as I see such potential. 

                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your WoW as well so I can check it out.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Top Ten: Hidden Gems

                Hello everyone!  Top Ten Tuesday is just how it sounds, a topic is picked and we put our Top Ten for that in a post and share and check out everyone’s answers.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

The top today is:  Hidden Gems with less than 1K ratings on Goodreads
Threats of Sky and Sea (Threats of Sky and Sea #1) by Jennifer Ellision (review)
The Edge of Juniper (Juniper Series #1) by Lora Richardson (review)
Mirror Me by Tara St. Pierre
Supremacy (Supremacy #1) by Christin Lee (review)
Rebel's Honor (Crown of Blood #1) by Gwynn White (review)
Crown of Smoke  (The Angel Marked Series #1) (by Snowa Fox (review)
Sin by Casey L. Bond (review)
The Morph (The Gate-Shifter #1) (review)
Rite of Rejection (Acceptance #1) by Sarah Negovetich (review)

                 Tell me what you think of my list in the comments below.  Which would you recommend so I know which ones to get first?  Also please link back to your Top Ten as well so I can check out your list and see what I missed!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Juniper Limits (Juniper Series #2)

                Hello happy readers!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend.  If you missed it Friday I had the opportunity to host an interview with debut author Hannah Bucchin about her book Paintbrush so head over and check it out.  The rest of the weekend I mostly worked but last night with the season finale of Game of Thrones…..OMG! Seriously thought that I have to wait for 2019 is a night mare.   On a much different note I have some thoughts on a contemporary story I recently finished.  Not much of a segway but I’m taking it.  I read The Edge of Juniper (review)earlier in the year and really enjoyed the story and its characters and felt there could still be more story to tell.  Well author Lora Richardson did as well as she turned it into a duology with JuniperLimits where we follow book one but focus the cousin and best friend of our MCs from the first book.  I was excited to hear about this book and eager when I was provided a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Rating:  5 Stars

                When we left off Fay was returning to live in Juniper with her mom and things had started to get better with Celia’s dad having had a confrontation.  Fay and Malcom are in love and inseparable and totally in love.  Celia is happy to have her cousin back and to see things on an upswing with her dad, and the blooming of something real with Paul but she isn’t one to accept things easily.  She is always prepared for the next crisis unable to trust in anything good.  Paul is also happy to have Fay back in town to make his best friend Malcom stop mopping around but he knows Celia is happy to have her back.  He’s been interested in her for a long time but this is the first time she’s ever given him any type of chance to really show her.  Even as his own family life isn’t the best he tries to break through her walls and constant trepidation and see if they can have something real or will her inability to trust in anything good keep them apart.

                Where to start off.  Celia was interesting for me in the first book, a bit aloof and rough around the edges for sure.  Sometimes she came off as disinterested in everything and uncaring and self-destructive.  While you did grow to understand some of her actions and her attitude within the book through Fay seeing things from her POV made her come to life in a whole new way.  I not only understood her but I related to her much more than I did in the past.  Seeing not only how things felt for her in the present but in the past as well, how things circle back.  As close as she and Fay were she didn’t let her in on everything.  Also being dual POV with Paul I got to know so much about him from the optimistic and happy go lucky best friend.  He has so much more going on for him, there is much more to him than the happy attitude.  I loved seeing that depth.  His take and outlook on life seriously inspired me.  He, like his best friend is serious book boyfriend material.

                The chemistry between Celia and Paul is there from the start.  They are both dealing with a boat load of stuff that someone in high school shouldn’t have to.  Neither want everyone to know the depth of the problems but they have went about things differently.   I loved the dynamic in the story.  This book focused on some serious and hard hitting issues and I think it gave them justice.  It felt very real in having to deal with the issues with the ups and downs showing the pain and damage they can cause to not only the person dealing with the struggle but everyone close to them and to them.  It's a domino effect that continues to radiate out. 

                This book is all about the emotions and connections between people.  I loved seeing so many relationships.  Both the romantic, which yes was my favorite because come on again Paul is a dream boat but the others as well.  We focused on relationships between friends.  Between family both good and strained.  Relationships in all stages both healthy and negative.  Juniper Limits really managed to capture so many moments of such emotion that it really pulls you in.  I really enjoyed this story and seeing more that Juniper had to offer.   I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a good story focused on characters with a healthy dose of sweetness.

                Until next time…

Saturday, August 26, 2017

~Stacking the Shelves~

                Welcome to Stacking the Shelves was created by Tynga and the full details can be found on her page.  Basically you showcase the books you bought or received each week.  Little, or not so little, weekly book hauls.  I haven’t done one of these in a while, first from my lack of book buying and also I was out of town on vacation/family reunion.  I received my one book the day before I left and am just now getting to feature it.      

Mirror Me by Tara St. Pierre

                That's if for this week.  Share a link below with what goodies you got this week.  

Friday, August 25, 2017

Reading Challenge Wrap-Up: August

                Hello happy readers!  Here is where I stand for my monthly challenge update and wrap-up.  Here is my standing but please don't forget to share your progress as well! 

Goodreads Challenge:
Goal: 125

2017 Debut Authors (#2017DebAuthC):
Goal: 12
What I've Read:
The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski (review)

2017 Rock My TBR (#RockMyTBR):
Goal: As many as possible!
What I've Read:
CrookedKingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo (review)

2017 Series Ender Challenge:
Goal: 15+
What I’ve Read:
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
JuniperLimits (Juniper Series #2) by Lora Richardson

2017 New Releases Challenge:
Goal: 31-60
What I've Read:
Traitor tothe Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2) by Alwyn Hamilton (review)
The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski
Mirror Me by Tara St. Pierre 
Juniper Limits (Juniper Series #2) by Lora Richardson

2017 Audiobook Challenge: (my best one)
Goal: 5-10 
What I've Listened:
Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2) by Alwyn Hamilton
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo

                So I think I did pretty good this month and got books in on each challenge.  I still want to do better but hoping to finish the year strong.  Wish me luck!  I'd love to hear how you're doing so link back to your wrap up!

Author Interview: Hannah Bucchin

                Hello happy readers!  Getting back into the grove from my family reunion / vacation I have an author interview that I was lucky enough to be able to participate in with Hannah Bucchin.  She is a debut YA author with her new release title Paintbrush which I reviewed last month here.  I really enjoyed the book and was thrilled to get to ask the author some questions.  I hope you enjoy!

How would you describe your book to someone who had never heard of it?
                I could probably go on and on about it, but if it had to be short and sweet:  Paintbrush is the story of Josie and Mitchell, two kids growing up in a hippie commune, and the choices they have to make as they face their impending high school graduation.

One thing I really enjoyed was the whole Paintbrush community setting.  How did you come up with the idea to use this as the setting?
                I don’t remember how or when I first learned about communal living, but I do remember thinking, “Wow, what an interesting place to grow up.”  I love stories about characters who live unusual lives, so this worked perfectly for me.

Speaking of the setting the scenery sounded so attractive and beautiful it made this strictly inside girl want to go out into nature, preferably with a hot guy to a swimming hole.  You seem like an adventurous spirit, what is your favorite place you’ve visited thus far?  Favorite activity?
                Adventuring is my favorite thing to do, whether that means taking a three month long backpacking trip or a quick one hour hike!  My favorite place I’ve ever visited is probably Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand – it’s miles and miles of pristine, deserted beaches and blue water.  My favorite activity is definitely swimming in nature.  It doesn’t matter if it’s the ocean, a lake, a river, etc. – I love it all.

Do you see part of yourself in Josie or Mitchell (or any of the others)?  If so what parts?
                I saw parts of myself in both Josie and Mitchell.  For Josie, I identified with her love of home and her protectiveness of her family.  For Mitchell, I identified with his love of adventure.  I’m probably more like Josie, but there are definitely parts of me in both characters.

With the dual POV how do you balance getting each voice to sound different and distinctive?  Do you like writing for one over the other?  If so who?
                It was more comfortable to write from Josie’s POV, which made it a little easier, but I also liked the challenge of writing in Mitchell’s voice and from his perspective.  I relate to different aspects of them both as characters, so I can’t really pick one over the other. 

Paintbrush has lots of real issues that people struggle with daily be it family or even not knowing what you want to do after school.  Did you set out to write about these meaningful issues?
                There were definitely certain themes that I set out to explore when writing Paintbrush.  Struggling with deciding your future was one of them – I feel like kids are being pressured younger and younger to decide who and what they want to be when they grow up, which is hard.  Most of the themes and issues I explored are issues I struggled with myself during high school, and/or continue to struggle with today.

What is one of your favorite lines/scenes that you wrote?
                One of my favorite scenes in Paintbrush is the cave scene between Mitchell and Josie.  I’m a sucker for romantic moments, but I wanted to create a moment that was realistic and original without being too cheesy or cliché, which I hope came through in the writing.

I think you pulled that one off!  If you could put together a soundtrack for the book what are a couple songs you think would need to be on it?
                I love this question!  I actually plan on one day soon making a Paintbrush playlist on Spotify.  For now, a couple songs that inspired me and/or relate to Paintbrush would be:  Alaska by Maggie Rogers, Flowers in Your Hair by the Lumineers, and Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.  These are three of my favorites that I feel really capture the spirit of Paintbrush.

This is your debut book, congrats by the way!  How has having your book published changed or effected your life?
                Having a book published hasn’t changed too much of my life (though my friends and family are VERY excited for me, which is fun).  The biggest change is the amount of pressure I now feel (from myself, mostly) to finish up my next project.  It’s good pressure, though!

I’m sure they are and rightly so!  Any tips for aspiring authors?
                Start writing now!  Don’t wait for the “perfect” time of place or moment, because that might never come.  Just sit down and start.

What are you currently reading?
                I just finished The Serpent King by Jeff Zenter, which was amazing.  Next up is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, and then If Birds Fly Back by Carly Sorosiak.

What about TV?  Any shows you’re obsessed with?
                I mostly watch comedy (though I do love Game of Thrones and Westworld).  Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Broad City, Silicon Valley, and Veep are some of my current favorites.  However, The Office will always be my number one—I’m pretty sure I’ve seen every episode at least twice, and some of them three or four times.

I love my Game of Thrones!  I know Paintbrush just came out but…what’s next?  Any projects on the horizon?
                I’m currently working on my second YA contemporary!  This one takes place in Maine and revolves around the lives of two sisters.

Great I look forward to learning more.  Now how can your fans reach you?
                I have my contact info listed on my websiteInstagram is my most-used/favorite form of social media.  My email is Feel free to send me a message!

                Well there you go!  I hope you all enjoyed all of these answers as much as I did. I’ve added some new books and shows to my “check out list” and heard some new tunes that helped me feel even more about this book while adding a new place to my “want to visit” list.  Share any thoughts and opinions below in the comments!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

~Waiting on Wednesday~ Renegades

                “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Out:  11/7

From Goodreads:
                From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

                Secret Identities.

                Extraordinary Powers.

                She wants vengeance.  He wants justice.

                The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned.  As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

                Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance.  As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova.  But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

Why I’m Waiting:
                Marissa Meyer is an auto-buy author for me.  Plain and simple but this story sounds like something amazing with an adventure and justice vs revenge.  Love it!         

                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your WoW as well so I can check it out.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2)

                Hello happy readers!  I’m happy to be back.  My travels were pretty great it was nice to get away from the heat, humidity, and bugs for a bit and even better to see my family.  That said I was also thrilled to sleep in my own bed again and see my fur baby who has been giving extra cuddles since I came home.  I did go with my mom and while I intended to get some serious audiobook time in with two 13 hour car rides I got no audiobook time in as my mom and me chatted most of the time and listened to music.

                However, I did have a chance to finish three books via other formats so yay for reading!  I also did an interview with Hannah Bucchin debut author of Paintbrush (review) which will be posting Friday!  I’m excited about this one so stay tuned.  Now, one of the books I finished during my trip was one I had been both eager to read and nervous as it was the end, Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo.  The sequel to one of my favorite books I have read and also the final book in the two part series.  I got it the day it came out eager to start but held off because I was scared to let it end but eventually I had to know and started listening to the audiobooks at a slow pace to savor and enjoy.  Now having finished I am thrilled to share my thoughts.

Rating:  5 Stars

                I previously reviewed Six of Crows and I LOVED it!  I was so devastated by the ending.  Inej was taken and I just couldn’t believe that ending after everything they went through being beat down at the very end.  Now our crew is beat down, separated, and tired but they are not out for the count.  They have to regroup and come up with more plans.  Their lives are more dangerous than ever and old allies could just as easily be enemies these days.  When you go up against the more powerful in Ketterdam you need to have more than luck to save you.

                I didn’t listen to the first book I read it through but having listened to this one I really enjoyed the narration and how each character had a different narrator.  As we see the story from different POVs hearing a different person with a different accent and style was really rather thrilling.  I now picture certain accents with the characters that I didn’t before but now seem so natural.  The multiple POVs is something I loved because it gave us all the information we needed but seeing things from different views you see how everyone can hear/see the same things but take away different things from it.  All of their prospective are important and play off one another.  They each have something to bring to the table, the same thing that made them special in the first book we just know and love them more.  Each of our characters has a special place in my heart.  Kaz and his cold and clinical way of looking at things in terms of what they do for him or how they can be used in the future.  Inej and her ability to blend into any shadow and disappear yet despite her life she still has a kindness and good heart to her.  Nina who is far from her home but will risk her own life for those she loves.  Mathis and his turbulent inner battle between what he was raised to believe and what he has seen and felt to be true.  Jesper in his flawed and self-destructive nature full of charm and good intensions.  And Wylan the son who has always felt less than and flawed for his inability but has found a home and people who see his abilities rather than flaws. 

                “Crows remember human faces.  They remember the people who feed them, who are kind to them.  And the people who wrong them too.  They don’t forget.  They tell each other who to look after and who to watch out for.”

                All of my crows were in my heart and I couldn’t wait for them to save Inej because they had to.  I had no other option in my head.  Well that is the start of the plan, save Inej and get revenge on Van Eck.  He has no only betrayed them and tried to have them killed after they upheld their side of the plan but more he did that and took one of theirs and when you have so many enemies your reputation is important in helping fend off the wolves.  I loved all the different plots and schemes from the first page to get Inej and the revenge they deserve.  To get what is owed and set things right because no monster like Van Eck can be left standing.  There is a difference between being a criminal and being a criminal with no value behind your word.  Some things are sacred.

                Things don’t go as planned.  Oh so many beautifully crafted plans and of course wrenches thrown into the mix.       I am struggling so hard to review this book without spoiling things because there is so much happening.  So many little subplots that take place and all the little details that are just amazing.  Like seeing characters from the original Grisha series come into play and go toe to toe with Kaz and crew.  One of the best moments.  Inej, some of her chapters just broke my heart.  Her captivity, the flashes back to when she was forced to work in the menagerie before Kaz saved her.  So powerful.  Bardugo has really captured so much emotion within the story.  Things are in chaos all around them but still even between the plotting, scheming, running, and fighting they were able to have such deep moments between one another.  They care for one another deeply even if they fight.  Even if they don’t always show it.  A few lines in particular that just hit me in all the feels….

                “I would come for you.  And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were we’d fight our way out together—knives drawn, pistols blazing.  Because that’s what we do.  We never stop fighting.”

                I was rooting for my characters and rooting for others to get what was coming to them because they are just so dang vile.  Seriously.  Nina is struggling with her addiction and how it has changed her and her power.  While Mathis sees just how wrong he was and his hope to try and help others see like he did.  Oh but his time with Nina being there for her through it all…I adore him.  Kaz and Inej are both so different but they are so good together and understanding one another in a way that no one else can.  Both damaged.  Both strong and weak.  Both with baggage.  I love this and shipped them so hard! And of course we had a bit of a spark between the wild card Jesper and our shy and quite Wylan which is adorable how they come to count on one another and support one another in times of need.  Each of them have their own journeys to work through and I enjoyed being there as they went through them.  They knew the odds for the life they chose to lead. 

                No mourners, no funerals.  Another way of saying good luck.  But it was something more.  A dark wink to the fact that there would be no expensive burials for people like them, no marble markers to remember their names, no wreaths of myrtle and rose.

                The story and pacing of this book was so well done for me.  With the larger overall story but full of side stories and little inner stories that just made a more developed adventure.  The pacing was on point and it felt like you were there with them rushed and escaping death one moment then having a few moments to regroup.  It never let you fully off the edge of your seat but kept you leaning there ready to go.  My poor heart was a mess keeping up with it. 

                This book was everything.  One of my favorite series by far.  I loved everything.  Even the end that had me sobbing.  Okay several parts of the book had me choking back tears for several different reasons.  My heart raced through it all and even though I took my time reading it fearing the end and while I wish I had more and parts made me sad I love it.  It is such a fitting end (minus one part I don’t think I’ll ever get over) for this story and this crew.  It started with one job and ended with so much more.  I love this book and I would highly recommend this series to anyone and everyone.

                Until next time…

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Wood

                Hello happy readers!  Internet issues aside, seriously I’m about ready to just cancel my service since I spend more time on hold with customer service and trying to fix it than I do being able to use it, I had a great weekend.  While I didn’t get to post my Friday review as planned or share my one new book I did a pirate themed escape room with some friends and we rocked it and escaped with time to spare!  Plus I can do my review today so it works out.  But before I get to my review I have a small bit of news.  I am going out of town for a family reunion and won’t have my computer since I’ll be spending 36 hours in a vehicle and the rest with family who don’t believe in having wifi. So I will be taking off tomorrow until next Wednesday.  Bright side is car time should be read/listen time!  Now for todays review I received a copy of The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

                The Wood is a suspenseful supernatural debut book.  Winter is a guardian redirecting any travelers back to their portal when they accidentally step from their time and place into the wood.  She is the only one after her father went missing.  He stepped off the path.  That is impossible for a guardian leading Winter to suspect there is something off about his disappearance than she is told.  One day she comes across a boy in the wood who is not there by accident and is determined to pass through.  It’s her job to keep him in his time.  But when he believes his mission may be connected to her father’s disappearance and why the wood has started to change, Winter determines it may be worth the risk to work with him.

                Going into this book I was intrigued by the cover and the summary but I didn’t know fully what to expect.  It had so many elements woven together into this story with the Old Ones, guardians, the wood and all that fill it, time travel, and more.  The wood managed to play both an eerie and dangerous backdrop to the story but also a character itself.  Always changing and evolving almost as if it has its own personality.  I enjoyed the way we learned about the wood and this world.  Everything seems normal on the outside but inside the wood things are very different.  I understood it and it made perfect sense to me.

                Winter is easy to relate with.  She has this huge responsibility on her shoulders.  She didn’t choose this life but was born into it.  She is just trying to make the most of her life as she tries to balance normal things like school and friends with running off to take care of travelers.  She has a complicated relationship with her mother that has ups and downs.  Henry is likable from the start.  He’s cute and sweet trying to find those he loves.  He is a man out of time (and I admit to having some Kate & Leopold flash backs) and has the childlike amazement of seeing the world and things we take for granted as the miracles they are (showers and electricity).  He was determined on his journey but he is also very protective. 

“What is this infernal contraption?”
“It’s an alarm clock,” I say, my voice deep and sleep-scratchy.  “It wakes you up.”
“Evidently not.”

                This is one complete story that manages to bring an entire little world to life and wrap things up in the end.  It was a neat standalone that I could easily see having more books with different parts of the world. While most things did wrap up nicely there was one specific part I had been hoping for a bit more on, though I have since come up with my own little epilogue in my head to resolve that.  Aside from that little thing, that may be in part to my selfishness I loved this book.  I loved all the different layers wrapped inside this one story of the wood. 

                That’s all for me for the next week.  I’m going home after work to pack (yes I waited until less than 12 hours) and have some wine because packing deserves it and get ready to head out.  When I come back I have an author interview with Hannah Bucchin and more.  Wish me luck. 

                Until next time…

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

~Waiting on Wednesday~ The Speaker

                “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

The Speaker (Sea of Ink & Gold #2) by Traci Chee
Out:  11/7

From Goodreads:
                Having barely escaped the clutches of the Guard, Sefia and Archer are back on the run, slipping into the safety of the forest to tend to their wounds and plan their next move.  Haunted by painful memories, Archer struggles to overcome the trauma of his past with the impressors, whose cruelty plagues him whenever he closes his eyes.  But when Sefia and Archer happen upon a crew of impressors in the wilderness, Archer finally finds a way to combat his nightmares:  by hunting impressors and freeing the boys they hold captive.

                With Sefia’s help, Archer travels across the kingdom of Deliene rescuing boys while she continues to investigate the mysterious Book and secrets it contains.  But the more battles they fight, the more fights Archer craves, until his thirst for violence threatens to transform him from the gentle boy Sefia knows to a grim warrior with a cruel destiny.  As Sefia begins to unravel the threads that connect Archer’s fate to her parents’ betrayal of the Guard so long ago, she and Archer must figure out a way to subvert the Guard’s plans before they are ensnared in a war that will pit kingdom against kingdom, leaving their future and the safety of the entire world hanging in the balance.

Why I’m Waiting:
                I really enjoyed The Reader and look forward to seeing what happens next with this world.  I hope my Archer doesn’t turn evil though. 

                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your WoW as well so I can check it out.