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text 2018-08-17 20:40
Friday Reads - August 17, 2018
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters - Susan Mallery
Crewel World - Monica Ferris

I am slipping into a reading slump. Nothing is appealing me and I keep DNF'ing books. This week's DNF was Written in Blood (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop - it was wonderful world building but I couldn't stand Meg and her less than usefulness at adulting. I am considering DNF'ing Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery if I don't get some plot/action going and I am already tired of a side character's repetitive dieting/hating her curvy body. 

 

So I am going to try to read more from Tulip Sisters and start Crewel World (Needlecraft Mysteries #1) by Monica Ferris with the hopes I can finish at least one book before the end of the month. One more week of summer vacation for my son and I may just put off reading to spend a little more time with him and my daughter before school starts up again. 

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text 2018-08-10 12:00
Friday Reads - August 10, 2019
Home to Whiskey Creek - Brenda Novak
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters - Susan Mallery

The kids made it through ju-jitsu (Japanese style) camp with flying colors in addition to their other activities. This weekend is the summer overnight camp "trip" (camp grounds are 10 minutes from my house), which is their first camping trip ever (our Scout pack camps rain or shine). Next week sees more end of the summer activities plus stuff to do to get ready for the new school year. 

 

 I borrowed from the library Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery (women's fiction), which I will start sometime this weekend, along with the Crewel World by Monica Ferris (cozy mystery). I moved Dark Witch by Nora Roberts back to the planning shelf since I will use that book for Halloween Bingo. I DNF'd Home to Whiskey Creek but will do a review because I have some things to say about that crap. 

 

Have a happy and safe weekend!

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text 2018-07-27 19:56
Friday Reads - July 27, 2018
Mystic Park (A Finding Home Novel) - Regina Hart
The Hens: The Third Day - Merry Farmer

30 days from today the boy child goes back to school. Countdown has begun. Daughter goes to Kindergarten after Labor Day.

 

It is still hot, humid, and now we are in a tornado watch. I give up. We got ten minutes of rain this morning and once the water hit the ground it came back up as steam. 

 

Doing the reverse Dewey, starting at 8pm London time (so about five hours ahead of the US) because if I wait for the "official" time, it will be 1am and I need to get up with kids in the morning. I am aiming to finish two books, Mystic Park (Finding Home #4) by Regina Hart and The Hens: The Third Day (12 Days of Christmas #3) by Merry Farmer. During my reading breaks I will be writing up a bunch of book reviews for COYER, so heads up on a wave of posts coming from me :D

 

Sunday I am spending the day with at the Sedgeford Historical Archaeology Site for another Cub Scout summer activity. 

 

Please keep Pennyslvannia (my people) and NorCal/Redding (my husband's people) in your thoughts. 

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text 2018-07-13 16:16
Friday Reads - July 13, 2018
The Hens: The Third Day - Merry Farmer
The Swan: The Seventh Day: The 12 Days of Christmas Mail Order Brides, #7 - Piper Huguley
The Dancing Lady: The Ninth Day - Mimi Milan
All She Wants for Christmas: A Regency Christmas Novella - Amy Rose Bennett
Bespoke: A Tiny Christmas Tale: A Tiny Christmas Tale (Espoir Archives Book 1) - Amanda Dykes
On A Cold Christmas Eve - Bethany M. Sefchick
A Dangerous Nativity (The Dangerous Series) - Caroline Warfield
At Your Request (Apart From the Crowd): An Apart From the Crowd Novella - Jen Turano
A Perfect Holiday Fling (Moments in Maplesville) - Farrah Rochon
The Christmas Mail Order Bride - Kit Morgan

This Sunday starts the week long COYER Christmas in July read-a-thon and ends during the halfway mark of 24 in 48 read-a-thon. So this list is for the next 10-12 days of reading; I am still working through All the Devils Are Here and Just Mercy, but those are on the back-burner come Sunday.

 

Holiday Reading List:

1. The Hens: The Third Day (12 Days of Christmas Mail Order Brides #3) by Merry Farmer

2. The Swan: The Seventh Day (12 Days of Christmas Mail Order Brides #7) by Merry Farmer

3. The Dancing Lady: The Ninth Day (12 Days of Christmas Mail Order Brides #9) by Mimi Milan

4. All She Wants For Christmas (A Regency Christmas Novella) by Amy Rose Bennett

5. Twelfth Night by Marisa Dillon

6. Bespoke: A Tiny Christmas Tale (Espoir Archives #1) by Amanda Dykes

7. The Christmas Mail Order Bride by Kit Morgan

8. On a Cold Christmas Eve by Bethany Sefchick

9. A Dangerous Nativity (The Dangerous Series #1) by Caroline Warfield

10. At Your Request (Apart from the Crowd Novella) by Jen Turano

11. A Perfect Holiday Fling (Moments in Mapleville) by Farrah Rochon

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text 2018-07-06 21:50
Friday Reads - July 6, 2018
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - Sarah Vowell
Lethal Warriors: When the New Band of Brothers Came Home - David Philipps
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption - Bryan Stevenson
Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press - James McGrath Morris
The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas - Anand Giridharadas

This week I read Lafayette and the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell and Lethal Warriors by David Philipps. I am still working my way through Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, which I hope to finish by the end of next week. I am adding Eye on the Struggle by James McGrath Morris (biography of Ethel Payne) and The True American by Anand Giridharadas (true crime).

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