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video 2018-04-14 22:03

Not featured is the book I somehow forgot about, Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu.

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text 2018-04-02 22:59
Getting my reading mojo back
Death on Tap - Ellie Alexander
Once Upon a Spine - Kate Carlisle
A Perfect Proposal - Katie Fforde
Witches of East End - Melissa de la Cruz
Dark Harbor - Stuart Woods
The Miner's Lady - Tracie Peterson
One Wish (Thunder Point) - Robyn Carr
Island Girls - Nancy Thayer
Family Tree: A Novel - Susan Wiggs
Night Road - Kristin Hannah

This weekend I downloaded three contemporary romances from OverDrive. Two I read in about 24 hours each; the third I DNF at the 9% mark. I think I got my reading mojo back. Today I went to volunteer at the library (something I haven't done all March because of adult taskings); after, I decided to browse the fiction side for a change. 

 

I came home with 12 books (8 adult fiction titles, 1 middle grade that will fill a PS prompt, 1 graphic novel) plus I still have four books coming to me via ILL. In my defense, I was left unsupervised in a library.

 

Here's what I brought home:

1. George by Alex Gino (the MG for PS prompt)

2. Paper Girls (Book One) by Brian K. Vaughn et al (collects the first 10 issues)

3. Death on Tap (Sloan Krause Mystery #1) by Ellie Alexander

4. Once Upon a Spine (A Bibliophile Mystery) by Kate Carlisle

5. A Perfect Proposal by Katie Ffjorde

6. Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz

7. Dark Harbor (Stone Barrington Novel) by Stuart Woods

8. The Miner's Lady (Land of Shining Water #3) by Tracie Peterson

9. One Wish (A Thunder Point Novel) by Robyn Carr

10. Island Girls by Nancy Thayer

11. Family Tree by Susan Wiggs

12. Night Road by Kristin Hannah

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text 2018-02-16 19:13
Friday reading: February 16, 2018

I finished the Adventure Quilt with a full 24 hours to spare!

 

 

 

The going away party is tomorrow evening. I actually end up listening to more podcasts this week and sort of ignored my audiobook, so I have no audiobook finishes! I listened to a lot of old Book Riot podcasts, though, so I've added a few books to my personal "wishlist"!

 

Reading/listening:

 

I am listening to Crooked House by Agatha Christie. I got bored with A Discovery of Witches, so I decided to take a break from it!

 

I finished The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes last night, and am starting a new book today! I am planning on reading Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke next - she has been on my radar for a while, so I'm looking forward to this one! I am also still working on The Perfect Summer, and am at the 20% mark on that one, so I hope to make some progress over the long weekend!

 

Haul:

 

I only bought a few books this week!

 

 

1. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah: I've had my eye on this one since it popped up on my radar. I think I'm one of the few people left on the planet who hasn't read The Nightingale, but this one, with its Alaska setting and it's very contemporary issues surrounding PTSD and soldiers returning from war, really appeals to me. 2. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson: it feels like YA mystery (without supernatural overtones) is finally going to be a thing, and I'm a fan of Johnson's breezy writing style, so I have high hopes for this one! 3. The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey: I am so excited for this book! I first heard about it on the Book Riot Read or Dead podcast, where the hosts have been raving about it. It's set in 1920's Bombay, and the main character is one of the first female lawyers in India. 4. Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke: I have been trying to read more books by women of color, and Attica Locke and Sujata Massey are both authors of color. I have been planning to read a book by her for at least a year, since I initially stumbled onto her debut novel, Black Water Rising, which I already own by haven't yet read. This one, her most recent novel, has been optioned by FX for a television show (Locke is a writer and producer of Empire, an Emmy-winning show on FX), and was also featured on Read or Dead. The description sounds amazing: "A rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas, Bluebird, Bluebird is an exhilarating, timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America." Whaaat? Must. Read. Now.

 

Happy weekend, everyone! If you are lucky enough to get a three day weekend, take some time to read!

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text 2018-02-09 21:28
Friday reading: February 9, 2017
The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm - Juliet Nicolson
D Is For Deadbeat - Sue Grafton
E is for Evidence - Sue Grafton
Somebody at the Door (British Library Crime Classics) - Raymond Postgate,Martin Edwards

 

Reading/Listening:

 

I'm still working hard on the Adventure Quilt - it has to be finished by the going away party next Saturday (2/17) because the recipient is leaving Oregon for parts unknown on 2/18. I'll post pics of the finished quilt.

 

Because of this, most of my reading is occurring through listening right now! I downloaded A Discovery of Witches as an audiobook because it sounded like an appealing reread. I'm about 5 hours in, and have about 18 hours left. I am still dithering on whether I will continue to listen to it, or move onto Crooked House by Agatha Christie, which I could probably finish this weekend.

 

I've barely dipped into A World Undone and I haven't even cracked This Rough Magic. I'm at about 20% in The Venetian Affair.

 

Haul:

 

I just bought D is for Deadbeat and E is for Evidence to continue my Kinsey Millhone read over the next ten days or so. I also picked up The Last Summer by Juliet Nicholson, which is a non-fiction book about the summer of 1911, prior to the beginning of WWI in 1914. I am planning to blow through that one (it's a mere 325 pages) before really digging into a A World Undone. I'm loosely planning on following it with Nicholson's book about the time after the armistice, called The Great Silence. I also bought Somebody at the Door by Raymond Postgate, mostly because I wanted to buy a BLCC and I liked the cover. 

 

Total for the week: $34.90

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text 2018-02-02 23:04
Additions to Mt. TBR

I knew the dent in Mt. TBR would not last long as I'd been expecting some bookish mail. It arrived today, and with it came these 4 additions to Mt. TBR:


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