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text 2017-07-29 03:48
Friday Reads
The Diplomat's Daughter: A Novel - Karin Tanabe
The Address: A Novel - Fiona Davis

About an hour ago I finished Where The Light Falls by Allison and Owen Pataki. It was an emotional 4 star read. Not what I'm accustomed to, but well with it! I will start The Diplomat's Daughter by Karin Tanabe tonight. I absolutely loved The Gilded Years. I'm excited to get to The Address by Fiona Davis and hope it lives up to all the hype. A weekend filled with historical fiction is a great one indeed.



What are you reading this weekend?

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text 2017-02-11 18:45
Reading progress update: I've read 30%.
Pachinko - Min Jin Lee

I will be reading Pachinko over the weekend. It is definitely a page turner, but dense and will require my full attention. This will be a slow read and I welcome it. Japan occupies Korea. Koreans are treated horribly; no work, high food prices, poor housing conditions (those that own land are being taxed to death).

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text 2016-02-05 18:34
CONVERGENCE is Available To NetGalley Readers Until Feb. 20
Convergence - Michael Patrick Hicks

Calling all sci-fi/cyberpunk/thriller NetGalley reviewers - my debut novel, Convergence, is available for request until Feb. 20 right over here.


I'm happy to say I recently received my first bit of feedback from this site, and feel a good deal of relief. Putting work out there is always a bit scary, so it's tremendously rewarding to know readers are digging it. Reviewer 'kim r.' gave Convergence a 4 out of 5 stars, writing, "I really loved this book. ...vivid futuristic society and the idea of the main character taking memories makes for an interesting read."


It's funny how good a positive review feels. Even though Publisher's Weekly has already called it a "smart splice of espionage and science fiction. ... frighteningly realistic. Well-drawn characters, excellent pacing, and constant surprises make this a great cautionary tale about technology and its abuses." And never mind that one of my peers, fellow sci-fi author Lucas Bale, said, "Hicks writes like Philip K Dick and Robert Crais combined, making for clean, exciting prose. He focuses on the story and never let's go."


Making readers happy is a top priority for any writer, I think, and I hope that if you check out this book you'll dig reading it as much as I loved writing it (and it's follow-up, Emergence).


And if you're not on NetGalley, you can pick up Convergence for only $3.99 at Amazon. Be sure to post your thoughts for other readers, too!

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text 2014-05-02 20:50
Friday Reads - 5/2
If I Stay - Gayle Forman

I just started this yesterday and I am loving it so far! Can't wait to continue on with it and see what happens. The movie looks like it's going to be amazing too! I have a busy weekend planned so that is the only book I am planning to read this friday and over the weekend!


I'll be reading a lot of Gayle Forman this month because I'm sure when I finish this one, I'll want the sequel - Where She Went which I heard is even better! And her Just One Day/Year companion novella, Just One Night comes out May 29 that I am super excited for!


What are you currently reading? Have you read If I Stay and/or Where She Went? 



Have a great friday/weekend and happy reading :)


- Jess

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text 2014-04-25 17:24
Friday Reads - 4/25
Gone Girl: A Novel - Gillian Flynn
Love Letters to the Dead - Ava Dellaira

Still reading Gone Girl (over half way through) ! Hoping to be done soon!! Also still reading Love Letters to the Dead (about half way through) and really hope to finish both of these this weekend! I need to read Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian for a book club I am in so hoping to finish all of these by the end of the month! Maybe even finish the graphic novel I started, Ghost World by Daniel Clowes!

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