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text 2018-01-19 17:38
Friday Reads - January 19, 2018
Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances - Alyssa Cole,Rose Lerner,Courtney Milan
The Lotus Palace - Jeannie Lin
The Jade Temptress - Jeannie Lin
Gambled Away: A Historical Romance Anthology - Rose Lerner,Molly O'Keefe,Joanna Bourne,Jeannie Lin,Isabel Cooper

*bookish meme created by Nothing But A Good Book

 

As I said in my previous post, this has been a week. As such, I am finding only pockets of time to read. So I am still reading Hamilton's Battalion, but I just started the last story and hope to finish it sometime tomorrow.

 

Then it is off to start the Pingkang Li mystery series by Jeannie Lin, starting with The Lotus Palace and The Jade Temptress. I already read the prequel novella, Capturing the Silken Thief, a long time ago and the last novella is in the anthology Gambled Away, so that will hopefully take me into next weekend's 24 in 48 Read-a-thon.

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text 2018-01-12 12:11
Friday Reads - January 12, 2018
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America - David von Drehle
Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal - G. Willow Wilson,Adrian Alphona
A Right Honorable Gentleman - Courtney Milan
Love is Love - Phil Jimenez,Various
Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances - Alyssa Cole,Rose Lerner,Courtney Milan

I have 40% left in Triangle, so that is the first one to read. There may be less left due to the index, sources, etc. taking up a big part of the page count.

 

Starting tomorrow, I will be reading off my COYER Winter Switch reading list, kicking off with volume one of Ms. Marvel and A Right Honorable Gentleman by Courtney Milan (previously published in RWA's anthology Premiere).

 

I will also begin reading Love is Love edited by Phil Jimenez, a graphic novel anthology that was created to raise money for Pulse Nightclub victims and survivors.

 

To round out the end of BoB cycle 21, I might get to Hamilton's Battalion anthology.

 

Happy first 3 day weekend of 2018!

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text 2018-01-05 18:37
Friday Reads - January 5, 2018
Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 - Stephen Puleo
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America - David von Drehle

This book meme was started by Nothing But a Good Book. Here is what I reading this first weekend of 2018 and into the first week of normalcy since the kids' winter break started.

 

I spent the morning fighting a bad migraine (by way of sleeping it off) and the afternoon taking down all the holiday decorations, packing it up, and storing back in the garage. Then I started some cross stitch projects (not enough progress for pictures yet). My eyes still hurt post migraine, so no reading going on today.

 

For the weekend and the first part of BoB cycle 21, I am reading Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo and Triangle: The Fire that Changed America by David von Drehle. I will probably then just start on my list for the second phase of COYER once those two are done. 

 

 

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text 2017-12-08 22:27
Friday Reads - December 8, 2017
Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Love Stories - Jennifer Gracen,KK Hendin,Stacey Agdern,Megan Hart
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race - Margot Lee Shetterly
When Dimple Met Rishi - Sandhya Menon

This weekend I am getting my Bah-Humbug self into the holiday spirit even if I need alcohol to do it. The tree is up in its place of honor (second floor landing) and lights strung; the kids just need to put the ornaments on. I'm taking the boy child out tomorrow so he can shop for the family gifts; girl child will get to do it on Monday. I am baking lots of cookies this weekend for Monday's cookie drive on base (spouses' group makes bags of homemade cookies for every Airman living in the dorms - roughly 12,000 cookies are needed).

 

So with what little time I have to read this weekend/upcoming week, here is what I plan to read:

 

1. Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Love Stories by Various Authors

     Hanukkah starts on December 12th. We celebrate (kind of) on the first night.

 

2. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

    For an upcoming square and for Pop Sugar. I've already seen the movie and loved it. I'm hoping some non-fiction gets me out of my DNF streak of late.

 

3. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

    Impulse borrow from the library

 

COYER starts next weekend, so I am trying really hard not to read off my list until then. I am seriously striking out on the books for the 16 Tasks for the Festive season challenge - I just DNF'd another book tonight.

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text 2017-12-01 17:31
Friday Reads - December 1, 2017
Let Us Dream - Alyssa Cole
Unleashed - Rachel Lacey
Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Love Stories - Jennifer Gracen,KK Hendin,Stacey Agdern,Megan Hart
Roller Girl - Vanessa North
Saga Volume 4 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples

We are heading to our first holiday party of the year (base libraries hold a joint party for staff and volunteers) tonight. Our white elephant/dirty Santa gift is the two books I bought from a local author and had signed by the author plus a cross stitched bookmark from a charity shop in town. I love playing WE/DS because you never know what you will walk away with (last year's gift was a color me calendar that the kids colored in completely on day one of their winter break from school).

 

I read American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang today, my first book of December. It's for a square later in the game; highly recommend to middle grade and younger young adults.

 

On tap for this weekend, my reading will be lots of shorts - my mind can take only so much and I want to keep my reading to relaxing levels.

 

1. Saga Volumes 1-4  by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples - volume 4 is for another square in the game, but I want to refresh my memory so I will just start with volume 1. That will kill an afternoon.

 

2. Let Us Dream by Alyssa Cole - originally published in last year's Daughters of the Revolution anthology, I picked this up when it was published as an individual novella and on sale. Romance between a suffragette (and business woman) and her new chef. It's from Alyssa Cole, so expectations are high. Reading this for a game square.

 

3. Unleashed (Love to the Rescue #1) by Rachel Lacey - contemporary romance with a dog rescue foster mom (and almost completely in remission cancer survivor) and a PI. Not knocking my socks off, not annoying me to the point of DNF, so I am just plodding along for now. Reading for a game square.

 

4. Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Stories by Various Authors - a non-Christmas holiday romance!!! Also for a game square.

 

5. Roller Girl (Lake Lovelace #3) by Vanessa North - I spun the dreidel and landed on this book. F/F contemporary romance. Reading as a result of the game.

 

Happy reading weekend everyone!

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