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text 2019-02-15 09:00
Friday Reads - February 15, 2019
The Preacher's Promise - Piper Huguley
What Lies Behind Us (The World War 2 Sisters Book 1) - Sierra Rose
The Genius of Birds - Jennifer Ackerman

It's the middle of the month and my reading has slowed down due to real life. My daughter turned 6, we went to see Alien Ant Farm and P.O.D. at a free concert on base (thank you USO/Armed Forces Entertainment!), my husband put the paperwork in for his last re-enlistment (5 more years!), and Valentine's Day added into the normal week has me exhausted. 

 

I still have to finish last week's short book pick The Preacher's Promise and my short book for this week is What Lies Behind Us. I am still in chapter 3 of The Genius of Birds for my science reading - it's interesting content delivered via ASMIR (and I am reading the print version). So I hope to get something done by the end the holiday weekend (made longer by a no school day today), but I am not getting my hopes up too high.

 

I hope you had a good Valentine's Day and for my fellow Americans, have a good Presidents' Day weekend. My son turns 8 on Monday, so I am going back into birthday mode. May your reading be all 5 stars!

 

 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2019-02-10 02:05
The Unlikely Master Genius
The Unlikely Master Genius (St. Brendan Book 1) - Carla Kelly

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After reading and loving a short story ‘The Christmas Angle’ by Carla Kelly in an anthology, I was anticipating The Unlikely Master Genius, book 1 in the St. Brendan series. The above mentioned short story is kind of a prequel to this one and I enjoyed it so much, I was totally invested in the series already. I mean, who doesn’t like a hero who is a nerd and a genius with a heart of gold? Who is also a gentleman that loves his wife to distraction? However, after reading it can’t say I loved it as much as I thought I would. I’ll try to elaborate as best as I can.

Born in a street behind a church in Scotland, where his supposed mother died right after his birth without even giving him a name, Durable or ‘Able’ Six has come a long way. The name he’s got is the aftermath of becoming a nameless orphan left unclaimed in a workhouse of Dumfries, where his life was everything that was never nice, loving or pleasant. He’d shortened the silly name to Able later in life to give it some semblance of normalcy. After his initial resistance to death–hence he surpassed the first 5 ‘Durables’ and became number Six that lived—Able fought to survive. He fought hunger, abuse at the hand of his so-called teachers but most of all, he fought death to stay alive.

Able joined Navy to escape the workhouse so I doubt he had any big ambition but as Sailing Master Able Six at 26 he’d already climbed the ladder of success when it comes to HRM Navy. At least as far as success is concerned for a total nobody like him. No one ever heard a person becoming a sailing master at the age of 22 but Able had become what no one has been before. Hell, he’s someone so unique that no one probably had seen anyone like him in the past decades, maybe more, and likely won’t see another for a long time to come. Able Six, what you can describe in the simplest terms possible, is a genius. A prodigy if you’d like that word too. Someone with photographic memory. He’d read/see/hear, basically experience anything, and he’d remember every single crisp detail.

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text 2019-02-08 08:00
Friday Reads - February 8, 2019
The Preacher's Promise - Piper Huguley
Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage - Edith B. Gelles
The Genius of Birds - Jennifer Ackerman

I read Corvina: The Perfect Bride (Brides of Paradise Ranch #1) by Merry Farmer and Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. I DNF'd Maisie Dobbs - I just couldn't find the energy to slog through Maisie's teen years.

 

My random short book this weekend is The Preacher's Promise (Home to Milford College #1) by Piper Huguley. Trying to finish The Genius of Birds and start Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage by the end of the weekend.

 

I've got my little one's birthday party on Sunday (we invited her entire class because I hate myself), birthday snack for her class on Tuesday (brownies, unfortunately not the fun ones), and taking her to a free concert on base Tuesday night (P.O.D. and Alien Ant Farm is touring Europe and the USO worked with the bands to play on the base on their off night). Little Miss Sassy Pants is turning 6!

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text 2019-02-01 12:47
Friday Reads - February 1, 2019
Maisie Dobbs - Jacqueline Winspear
The Genius of Birds - Jennifer Ackerman
Corva: The Perfect Bride - Merry Farmer

This weekend my reading plans include more of Maisie Dobbs (I'm in the second part where it is all memory of her teenage years) and starting The Genius of Birds. Both are library books that I would like to read and hand back in by the end of next week. 

 

I have a list of 25 books that are less than 200 pages on my NOOK, so each Friday I am going to pick one and read it. This week RNG gave me a 10, which is Corvina by Merry Farmer (126 pages). 

 

 

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text 2019-02-01 11:29
February 2019 TBR
Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage - Edith B. Gelles
The Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Kama and His Nation - Susan Williams
The Genius of Birds - Jennifer Ackerman
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars - Nathalia Holt
1968: The Year That Rocked the World - Mark Kurlansky
Radio Girls - Sarah-Jane Stratford
Somewhere in France: A Novel of the Great War - Jennifer Robson
Master of Love - Catherine LaRoche
The Trouble with Valentine's Day - Rachel Gibson,Kathleen Early,Blackstone Audio
Maisie Dobbs - Jacqueline Winspear

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From my physical non-fiction shelf -  Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage by Edith B. Gelles and Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and his Nation by Susan Williams.

 

From my science reading list - The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman and Rise of the Rocket Girls by Natalia Holt. 

 

From my Nixon reading list - 1968: The Year That Rocked the World by Mark Kurlansky.

 

From my Winter COYER reading list - Radio Girls by Sarah Jane Stratford, Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson, and Master of Love by Catherine LaRoche.

 

From my physical fiction shelf - The Trouble with Valentine's Day by Rachel Gibson.

 

Library pick - Maisie Dobbs by Jaqueline Winspear.

 

Finally, I am doing an experiment. Every Friday, I am going to read a short book from either my NOOK or Kindle. I am using Random Number Generator to pick from a list. I will announce these picks on my Friday reads. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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