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text 2017-04-30 14:33
Master List - 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge (April Progress)
A Suitor for Jenny - Margaret Brownley
Cyberpunk Tales: Looking Death in the Eye: SciFi Adventure Romance Trilogy - Jordanna R. Forrest,Ashley L. Hunt
Polio: An American Story - David Oshinsky
With Every Letter - Sarah Sundin
Weddings Under a Western Sky: The Hand-Me-Down BrideThe Bride Wore BritchesSomething Borrowed, Something True - Lisa Plumley,Elizabeth Lane,Kate Welsh
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream - Barack Obama
Enchanted, Inc. - Shanna Swendson
Nora Roberts: The Obsession (Hardcover); 2016 Edition - Nora Roberts
A Paris Affair - Sam Taylor Mullens,Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Items in bold were completed this month. 19% completed in April; 56 % completed overall.


*I kept thinking I was missing two prompts. After reviewing my list with the master list on the Pop Sugar site, turns out I was. They have been added to the bottom of my list, as I was not about to try and re-format this post. I feel sane again.

  • 1. Recommend by Librarian                                   
  • 2. On TBR Long Time - Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky                             
  • 3. Book of Letters  - With Every Letter (Wings of the Nightingale #1) by Sarah Sundin                                 
  • 4. Audiobook - Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan                               
  • 5. POC Author - The Sweetest Thing (Just Desserts #1) by D.F. Mello                                  
  • 6. 1 of 4 Seasons in Title                               
  • 7. Story within a Story                               
  • 8. Multiple Authors  - Weddings Under a Western Sky (Anthology)                             
  • 9. Espionage Thriller - Dangerous Allies (WWII Book 1) by Renee Ryan                          
  • 10. Cat on the Cover - Cat Trick (A Magical Cats Mystery #4) by Sofie Kelly                                  
  • 11. Author Pen Name - Apprentice in Death (..In Death #43) by J.D. Robb                           
  • 12. Genre Not Normally Read - Antidote for Night by Marsha De La O                     
  • 13. By/About a Person with a disability

14. Involving Travel - Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves

  1. 15. Subtitle
  2. 16. Published in 2017 - Echoes in Death (...In Death #44) by J.D. Robb
  3. 17. Mythical Creature
  4. 18. Re-read a shelf keeper
  5. 19. Food - Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
  6. 20. Career Advice
  7. 21. Non-human Perspective
  8. 22. Steampunk
  9. 23. Red Spine
  10. 24. Set in Wilderness
  11. 25. Loved as a Child - Double Love (Sweet Valley High #1) by Francine Pascal
  12. 26. Author from a country you’ve never visited - Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
  13. 27. Title with a character name - A Suitor for Jenny (Rocky Creek #2) by Margaret Brownley
  14. 28. War time setting - Battlefield Angels: Saving Lives Under Enemy Fire from Valley Forge to Afghanistan by Scott McGaugh
  15. 29. Unreliable Narrator - A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay
  16. 30. Book with Pictures - March: Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  17. 31. MC is different ethnicity than you - Craving Temptation (Just Desserts #2) by D.F. Mello
  18. 32. Interesting Woman
  19. 33. Book with setting in 2 different time periods
  20. 34. Month/Day in title
  21. 35. Set in a hotel - Sleigh Bells in the Snow (O'Neil Brothers #1) by Sarah Morgan
  22. 36. By someone you admire - The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
  23. 37. 2017 movie adaptions
  24. 38. Holiday other than Christmas - Lighting the Flames by Sarah Wendell
  25. 39. First Book in Series - Enchanted, Inc (Enchanted, Inc #1) by Shanna Swendson
  26. 40. Bought on a trip - The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  27. 41. Recommended by an author you like
  28. 42. 2016 Best Seller - The Obsession by Nora Roberts
  29. 43. Family member term in title
  30. 44. Takes place over a character’s lifetime - If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  31. 45. Genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of - Cyberpunk Tales, Book One: Looking Death in the Eye by A.L. Hunt
  32. 46. More than 800 pages
  33. 47. UBS find
  34. 48. Book mentioned in another book
  35. 49. Difficult topic - The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler

50. Based on Mythology

51. About an immigrant or refugee

52. Book with eccentric character

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text 2017-04-29 18:35
TOP - absolut empfehlenswert
Ich wollte nur, dass du noch weißt ...: ... Ich wollte nur, dass du noch weißt ...: Nie verschickte Briefe - Emily Trunko,Lisa Congdon,typealive,Nadine Mannchen

In diesem Buch sind Briefe und Botschaften aufgelistet, von den verschiedensten Leuten. Eines haben diese Nachrichten gemeinsam, sie wurden niemals an die Person geschickt, an die sie eigentlich addressiert sind.
Die Autorin des Buches hat einen Blog, bei welchem man seine nicht verschickten Briefe "einmelden" kann. Und in diesem Buch ist eine tolle Sammlung dieser Botschaften veröffentlicht worden.

Das Buch ist in verschiedene Kapitel unterteilt. Von langen Briefen bis zu kurzen Statements ist alles vorhanden.

Für mich haben diese Nachrichten alle eine Gemeinsamkeit - sie sind sehr emotional und machen süchtig.
Ich konnte das Buch nicht mehr aus der Hand legen, obwohl ich mir eigentlich vorgenommen habe, jeden Tag nur einige Seiten zu lesen. Bei Büchern dieser Art, finde ich es immer wichtig, dass man das gelesene auf sich wirken lässt, daher werde ich das ganze noch einmal "langsamer" lesen und so richtig genießen.

Das Buch hat mich absolut begeistert - eine tolle Auswahl an Briefen. Ich konnte teilweise meine Gefühle und auch die ein oder andere Träne nicht zurückhalten. Das Buch regt zum Nachdenken an. Ich bin absolut begeistert und kann das Buch jedem empfehlen.
Es ist zwar in der Kategorie "Jugendliteratur" eingeordnet - ich würde dieses Buch aber jedem empfehlen.


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review 2017-04-29 03:43
ONE KISS by Lisa Fox
One Kiss: HarperImpulse Contemporary Rom... One Kiss: HarperImpulse Contemporary Romance (A Novella) - Lisa Fox
  Short intense novella of Dean and Kat at a New Year's Eve party. Dean learns Kat's reason for keeping her distance. She needs Dean's unconditional love and acceptance and Dean is not afraid to provide it.

I liked Dean and Kat. I liked the changing point-of-view. I got insight into what each thought and wanted. I respected Kat's point of view even if I did not agree with it. A good read.
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review 2017-04-27 03:46
American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex ... American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus - Lisa Wade
Overall, a good book. I didn't necessarily learn anything new having graduated from college a few years ago and seen hookup culture firsthand. However, I think that this is an important book that brings the idea of hookup culture into the eye of academia.

The book is composed a of a lot of quotes from students, which felt a little dry and repetitive to me at times, but Wade does also provide previous research and insight into the things that the students discuss.

Wade did well incorporating intersectionality and how various people experience hookup culture differently and how it favors white, heterosexual men.

I also think that Wade did a good job of differentiating that hookups are not the problem, it's the culture that is often racist, homophobia, sexist, ableist, etc.

I would have liked for Wade to go a little more in depth as to how she set up her research. Little things like "other details have been changed and sometimes dramatized" is a bit concerning to me. Also, the fact that she used students in her class seems to push the ethical boundaries. As she writes about the students she talked to and interviewed, it is clear that she developed a close relationship to some them. While the students' stories wouldn't change, I think it just makes the whole project seem a little iffy on her part.
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review 2017-04-26 00:58
Great Story
Magnolia Mystic - Lisa Kessler

Skye Olsen comes from a family of mystics. When she is robbed by the man she thought was her soulmate, she worries about her abilities. Colton Hayes and his immortal pirate crew have been living around Savannah for over 200 years. When Colton meets Skye, her violet eyes seem to start to bring true something a mystic told him when he was first cursed.

As with all of this author’s stories, I loved this story. I loved getting to know Skye and Colton and loved the introduction to this series. My only complaint would have been to make it a little longer to get to know them more, but I’m sure we’ll see these characters in other books. Overall I loved it and highly recommend.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book

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