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text 2018-04-12 19:19
TBR Thursday
Heir to the Empire - Timothy Zahn
Just One Damned Thing After Another - Jodi Taylor
Unbuttoned : a History of Mackenzie King's Secret Life - Christopher Dummitt
The Dirty Book Club - Lisi Harrison
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami,Alfred Birnbaum
Lion in the Valley - Elizabeth Peters
Magic's Price - Mercedes Lackey
Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Høeg,Tiina Nunnally
Tithe - Holly Black
The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices - Xinran

My TBR pile has got a bit out of control!!

 

First ones due at the library are Heir to the Empire, Just One Damned Thing After Another, and Unbuttoned.  There are also holds on Smilla's Sense of Snow and Tithe, but those dates are further away.  Plus The Good Women of China is an interlibrary loan, so I will have to pay attention to it.

 

Heir to the Empire, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, and Magic's Price are all part of my Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Project, which I am enjoying getting back into.

 

My guilty pleasures are Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peacock, I want to see what you're doing in Egypt this time) and Tithe (Holly Black's world of the Fae is calling to me).  But neither of them will count towards any of my reading challenges for 2018.

 

My other task for this weekend is to take a load of books to the used book store to trade and to sort out books to donate to the Calgary Reads Book Sale which will happen in May.  I've got to find some boxes that I can part with to pack, too.  (And then in May I'll attend the book sale and undo some of the good that I have done for my bookshelves).

 

I've also got to bake something to go to brunch on Sunday--I'll probably either make a tried-and-true Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread (http://www.lazyglutenfree.com/2013/06/gluten-free-cinnamon-swirl-banana-bread.html) or I'll try an experimental Pumpkin Pie Crumble (https://www.calgarycoop.com/cooking/pumpkin-pie-crumble). 

 

Have a great weekend, friends!

 

 

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review 2018-04-09 00:04
Short steamy read, could be longer.
Let It Snow: A Christmas M/M/F Romance (Loving Riley Book 1) - Abra Harrington

This was a quick steamy read. It is a menage between a married couple (Seth and Carol) and a friend (Riley). Riley's insecurities may overtake his dreams. Once everyone's intentions are out there, the steam level rises high. I would have preferred a longer story to spend more time getting to know all three, but I found the story to be a good one.

I found this story through Book Review Buzz, and this is my unsolicited review.

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review 2018-04-07 05:29
Good Characters and story
Justin (Male Model Chronicles) (Volume 1) - Christi Snow,Mia Downing,Sarah Negovetich,Shauna Kruse,Joshua Scott Brown

Joshua was a hot male who had made a name as a  fitness model in a holiday lingerie show who had a kind heart. Joshua had also been in the Air force and loved to play video games.  Joshua had worked with the famous Mrs. Kruss and on a recommend he was hired with former military models. He was also to escort a famous model down the runway in a grand show. When Joshua went to the facility tv prepare it was another world with blatantly clad females some were nude. Joshua had no reaction other than a little embarrassment and confusing. Then Joshua saw Autumn  who seemed to be the organizer or body handler of sorts the first thought Joshua had was he wished she was handling his body. Autumn was having her own problems as she was the representative Layne Media. She was the event organizer joshua was was assigned to be property of Bianca who was a famous lingerie model and the legendary face of of Pandora’s Fantasy Lingerie. Bianca also had a stalker.  Then Pandora’s father created drama - the majority of pandora who was a manipulative narcissist. Autumn’ sister and partner was determined to have more of Pandora. Something from the past was affecting Autumn and her sisters relationship. Joshua became headline news as he was thrown into a media circus when he became engaged to the model. Joshua is very attracted to Autumn but now engaged because of his big heart and saving Bianca.  Autumn is attracted to Joshua and loves to play video games also.

I enjoyed reading this book. It was a fun fun read with some danger shot inI liked the fast pace and plot. I would have liked this to have been a little longer. I admired Autumn’s loyalty to to her sister even if I didn’t like her sister. There was, danger, heat hot models- especially males, romance, mystery, a meddling relative, gaming nerd, ex military, a stalker, and a lot more in this book. It was never explained - or I missed it- why younger Autumn took the blame for things that happened when she was eighteen. I liked the characters and the ins and outs and I recommend.

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text 2018-04-02 02:10
April Showers TBR
Redwall: The Graphic Novel - Stuart Moore,Bret Blevins,Brian Jacques
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Deborah Moggach
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Sisters of Heart and Snow - Margaret Dilloway
Secret Vampire (Night World, #1) - L.J. Smith
Clash of Eagles - Alan Smale

Well, this month was going to be April Showers, so it was supposed to be dedicated to sad and emotional books. But then we had the Great Bedroom Flood of 2018, which ruined SOOOOOO MANY of my books. The bottoms of most of my graphic novels and several unread novels were soaked, causing the pages to warp, discolor and stick together. I wasn't too upset about the ones I had already read, but some of these books were brand new or just purchased at the Metro Book Sale. 

 

So, now April Showers means floods and water in the literal sense. I'm going to read the few books I salvaged that needed reading. Hopefully the pages aren't too stuck together. 

 

Before I read these I swear I will get through Envy and Splendor. I SWEAR. 

 

Also, Oklahoma teachers on strike. And I am behind them all the way. Teachers need better pay and our schools need more money! Oklahoma ranks 49th in the country in education. 

 

P.S. Friday was a terrible day. Saturday wasn't. Sunday was even better. Hope you guys are having a pretty good go of things. 

 

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review 2018-03-30 22:06
Last Time We Kissed by Nicole Snow
Last Time We Kissed - Nicole Snow

 

You can't really know where you are going, unless you first understand where you've been. Last Time We Kissed is a romance that thrives on chaos and feeds on suspense. Trent and Amy test the bonds of love, friendship and happy endings. Love brought them together, will revenge force them apart? Nothing is as it seems. When it comes to love, trust and devotion the gloves come off and the ugliness is revealed. Ms. Snow kept me on my toes with a dangerous liasion in need of a second chance.

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