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review 2018-07-24 04:30
THE LIBRARY AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
The Library at the Edge of the World - Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Hanna left her cheating husband and moved back to Ireland with her daughter to her mother's home.  She begins to rebuild her life but her ability to trust and fit in are sorely lacking.  The council is deciding where to put their budget money and Hanna brings together the community together to defeat the council's plan where the taxpayers money for the Finfarran Peninsula.
 
I liked Hanna.  I could feel what she felt.  I was rooting her on as she takes on the council.  The people around her are fun.  Her ex, Malcolm, is a jerk.  Jazz, her daughter, needs to grow up.  Her mother is tough.  Conor and Fury are interesting and probably her best friends although she does not realize it.  The story was good.  I felt like I was there in Ireland.  I look forward to the next book.
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text 2018-03-09 09:58
Celtic Myth & Magick: Harness the Power of the Gods & Goddesses - Edain McCoy

I finished reading what I wanted to read from this book, but that was only the first 10% of the book. What I read I enjoyed and would recommend to Celtic pagans as a good reference material, but I am not going to label this "read" and have it count towards my reading goal because I have read so little from it. I am not a practitioner, just wanted to studied the subject a little more to widen my knowledge base.

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text 2018-03-09 09:37
Tea's TBR Thursday - March 8, 2018
The Long Way Home - David Laskin
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
The Darkness Knows (Viv and Charlie Mystery) - Cheryl Honigford
Celtic Myth & Magick: Harness the Power of the Gods & Goddesses - Edain McCoy
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life - Ed Yong
Mistress of Rome - Kate Quinn
The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue - Michael J. Tougias,Casey Sherman

*Bookish meme created by Moonlight Reader

 

Books added to my personal TBR:

1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (NOOK)

2. The Long Way Home by David Laskin (NOOK)

3. The Darkness Knows by Cheryl Honigford (NOOK)

4. Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome #1) by Kate Quinn

 

Books borrowed from the library:

1. Celtic Myth and Magick by Edain McCoy

 

Books put on hold at the library:

1. I Contain Multitudes by Ed Young

2. The Finest Hours by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias

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Books Read:

1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (personal copy)

2. Danger in High Heels (High Heels #7) by Gemma Halliday (personal copy)

3. Deadly in High Heels (High Heels #9) by Gemma Halliday (personal copy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2018-03-07 19:48
RELEASE BLAST & REVIEW - The Snow Owl (The Alder Tales #4) by R.S. McCoy
The Snow Owl - RS McCoy
The Snow Owl concludes The Alder Tales and as such, you would expect to have the loose ends tied up. R.S. McCoy does this in such a way that your heart is pounding as you read through the book. You WANT that happy ending, and yet you are really unsure if you will get it.
 
Each of the pairs we have met previously get their time. We catch up with all of them and so we understand on an even deeper level just how their lives will change going forward. There is a whole new twist to the story too, that I for one did not see coming.
 
This author manages to turn something around on it's head, until you are unsure if you are rooting for the character, or loathe them. Stunning wordsmithery!
 
There were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. The pacing was smooth, as were the transitions from one scene to the next. I absolutely recommend this book, but I would also recommend you start from the beginning. This is a series, and not a set of standalones.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2018/03/release-blast-review-snow-owl-alder.html
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text 2018-03-01 12:00
March 2018 TBR
Celtic Myth & Magick: Harness the Power of the Gods & Goddesses - Edain McCoy
Read Aloud Celtic Myths And Legends - Joan C. Verniero
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
Forgotten Voices of the Great War - Max Arthur,Imperial War Museum
The Irish Americans: A History - Jay P. Dolan
Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics - Kathryn J. Atwood

My reading has opened up since the end of COYER Winter Switch is almost here. I am glad I went with print books for the final phase; somehow the list didn't work for me this time. This month I am focusing on my Great War reading list and all things Irish/Celtic. Finally, buddy read with Whiskey on A Wrinkle in Time before seeing the movie!

 

March TBR

1. Celtic Myth and Magick: Harnessing the Power of the Gods and Goddesses by Edain McCoy

 

2. Read-Aloud Celtic Myths and Legends by Joan C. Verniero (read along with the kids)

 

3. Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics by Kathryn J. Atwood

 

4. Forgotten Voices from the Great War by Max Arthur

 

5. The Irish Americans: A History by Jay P. Dolan

 

6. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

 

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