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text 2019-02-21 17:19
TBR Thursday Library Reads: February 21, 2019

Due to the holiday and snow day this week I got a lot of reading done. I actually haven't even been in the office at all this week. I have been teleworking so the house has never been as clean and the cat as cranky since I had surgery.

 

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 Cover image for The Time Traveler's WifeCover image for YouCover image for CIRCE[More detail about this title is available]

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[More detail about this title is available][More detail about this title is available]Fingersmith - ebookMaid - ebook

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 [More detail about this title is available][More detail about this title is available][More detail about this title is available]Cover image for Swimming Lessons

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text 2019-02-20 22:32
Reading Update: 60%
The Truth About Love and Dukes - Laura Lee Guhrke

He groaned against her mouth, and as if that was what he’d been waiting for, his arm tightened around her waist again, and he pushed her backward, following her into the corner of the room. Her shoulders hit the shelves behind her, and books toppled out of the bookcase as his other arm came around her back to hold her tight.

 

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review 2019-02-19 19:24
Great Story and Characters
Falling For Her Fiance (Accidentally in Love #1) - Cindi Madsen

Dani had about thirty emails in her work inbox about the upcoming retreat. Of course people were excited they got to take their significant others and get in good with the boss. While the company would never call the retreat couples exclusive but the one they had a couple of years ago proved that being part of a duo meant more time with the boss and his wife. Wayne Bridges always bragged about how Bridges Marketing, Inc. was family friendly business.  Medical bills for her grandmother were expensive. Mama was living in Florida and took over Dani’s grandmothers physical care as well as working long hours. DAni was helping as much as she could. When even her scholarships didn’t pay for college family had all chipped in but her grandmother Morales ad put in the most. Wes called and told Dani to tell him he didn’t have to go but they both knew he would even though his sister was having Wes’s ex fiance as a bridesmaid. Wes agreed to go to the retreat with Dani as her fiance if she went to his sisters wedding as his fiance. Wes was Dani’s best friend since college. It had been a long time since they seen each other. Of all the stunts they had pulled this one would take the cake. Dani was Wes’s favorite person to hang out with . Being with Dani was effortless. They liked the same jokes- she just him in a way no one else did. When something good or bad happened Dani was the first person Wes wanted to call, and it had been like that pretty much since they he’d met her. Dani had left North Carolina to be with Steve- her boyfriend and now they weren’t together, He had hurt Dani . Wes had felt the urge to punch Steve from day one, but he’d tried to get along with Steve for Dani’s sake. All of a sudden Dani seemed to be noticing Wes’s body and she always knew he was good looking. Dani decided whens he got back home it was time to put herself out there again and find someone to date. She had been alone to long. Wes borrowed an engagement ring from his friend Paul who’s girlfriend had left him before he could propose. Paul acted a little interested in Dani. Wes had never really liked any man looking at Dani in that way.

I loved this story. It was a fun, easy, read, with just enough angst in it. I loved Dani and Wes together and how they interacted together. Not sure why their kiss in college was so bad yet they had such hot chemistry maybe had something to do with Wes ‘s experience as well as they alcohol. I loved how close Wes was to his family and how Dani was determined to help her mom and grandmother. I loved the pace and plot of this story. I loved the ins and outs of this book as well as the characters and I highly recommend iit. But there were a lot of errors that should be corrected.

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text 2019-02-18 13:04
Bookish friends are the best: Thank you so much, BT!!

Hand-delivered by my postman this morning.  Woohoo!

 

I love the design, and I love how sturdy and yet lightweight it is.  AND it's even got a lid with an open / shut setting for letting some steam get out while still keeping the contents hot ... thank you once more!

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review 2019-02-17 22:35
Rasante Achterbahnfahrt eines alternden Sandmanns
Bad Boy by Banana: Zwischen uns die Zeit (3Bee by Banana - Band 1) - Alva Furisto

Bad Boy by Banana ist der Auftakt der 3Bee-Reihe. Am Ende des Buches gibt es eine Leseprobe zu „Bad Bitch by Banana - Achtung Rutschgefahr!“ 

Worum geht es: 
Tom Sandmann, Steuerberater, geht stark auf die fünfzig zu, steckt gerade in einer Krise und findet sich sowieso viel zu nett. Kurzerhand beschließt er ein Arschloch zu sein, da man ja als solches viel weniger Probleme hat. Als er dann aber in das Schaufenster des örtlichen Puffs fährt und von seinem Kanzleikollegen Richard in eine Hütte in die finnische Einöde geschickt wird, wo er aufgrund einer Doppelbelegung die ca. 30 Jahre jüngere Nancy kennen lernt, muss er feststellen, dass es gar nicht so leicht ist, die Arschlochfassade aufrecht zu erhalten. 

Meine Meinung: 
Der Anfang der Geschichte war aufgrund von Toms Sarkasmus und des teilweise humorvollen Schreibstils ganz unterhaltsam. Danach hatte ich das Gefühl, als würde jetzt erstmal eine Pause eintreten, aber da geht es erst richtig los. Das Buch nimmt immer mehr Fahrt auf, kurvt in verschiedene Richtungen und ist eine einzige Achterbahnfahrt mit vielen Stationen. Die Spannung wurde durchgehend hoch gehalten und die großartigen Dialoge zwischen Tom und der Señora setzen dem ganzen noch die Krone auf. Gut gefallen haben mir auch die eingebauten Legenden aus dem Westerwald, dem Handlungsort des Buches. Auch wenn man mit dem Stoff mehrere Bücher hätte füllen können, war es mir nicht zu viel. Die Charaktere sind markant und unverwechselbar und handeln meiner Meinung nach schlüssig. Der Schreibstil ist fesselnd und leicht verständlich. Es gibt einige Kraftausdrücke, die mich persönlich aber überhaupt nicht stören. 

Ein paar Kritikpunkte habe ich aber dennoch. Der Titel des Buches ist im Buch eine Marke. Es gibt Parfums, Duschgel und Sportklamotten von Bad Boy by Banana. Und diese Marke wird so unfassbar oft erwähnt, dass es irgendwann einfach nur noch überflüssig und leicht nervig wurde. Die Esoterik im Buch halte ich eigentlich auch für ziemlich überflüssig. Die Geschichte hätte auch ohne den ganzen Hokuspokus Sinn ergeben. Das Ende ist mir persönlich auch zu viel, aber darüber kann ich hinwegsehen. Die Vorgeschichte von Tom, die diese ganze Krise eigentlich erst ausgelöst hat, wird quasi nur mit einem Satz erwähnt und lässt das ganze irgendwie im Unklaren. Das finde ich ein wenig schade. Die Message des Buches, die quasi erst am Ende richtig durch kommt, finde ich aber sehr gelungen. 

Das Cover sticht einem aufgrund der grellbunten Farben förmlich ins Auge und erregt dadurch auch Aufmerksamkeit. Trotzdem ist es mir irgendwie schon zu bunt und passt auch nicht wirklich zum Buch. Im Selbstverlag erwarte ich natürlich auch kein super professionelles Cover, trotzdem sollte man nicht unbedingt direkt sehen, dass es keins ist. Mir persönlich fallen Rechtschreibfehler direkt ins Auge und davon habe ich hier für meinen Geschmack noch viel zu viele gesehen. 

Fazit: 
Wer witzige Dialoge, verspielte Neckereien und einen rasanten, handlungsreichen Plot mag, der ist hier sicher gut aufgehoben.

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