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text 2018-02-23 20:29
Friday Reads!
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

Cannonball Read’s first #CannonBookClub of 2018 starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday. In anticipation of the soon-to-be released big screen adaptation, they’re taking on Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time. Everyone’s welcome in their discussion - you don’t even have to be signed up to review for CBR10 to chime in. So whether you’ve read or reread or (gasp!) didn’t even finish the book, head on over to their site, and speak your mind. We know how you love to do that! (Cannonball Read 10)

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text 2018-02-23 19:20
Friday Reads - 23.02.2018

I have two whole days of reading ahead of me, so I thought I would join into the Friday Reads.


These are the books I´m currently reading and planning on finishing up over the weekend:


Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry  Expendable Man - Dorothy Hughes  The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) - Kelly Link,Angela Carter  4.50 from Paddington - Agatha Christie  


I have saved the last 123 pages of Lonesome Dove for this weekend. This book might leave me heartbroken and I have mentally prepared myself for it during the week. One thing I´m sure about though: I will be very sad leaving these characters and the world of Lonesome Dove behind.


The Expendable Man is another great Persephone book by an female author that hasn´t been on my radar so far. And it´s not going to be my last book by Dorothy B. Hughes, her writing is captivating. I´m fearing the worst for the main character and I´m curious about how this story is going to end, so I might finish this one up tonight.


I´m not sure if I´m going to finish up Angela Carters short story collection The Bloody Chamber, but I´m planning to read a few more of the stories at least. I think overall this collection is going to be a mixed bag for me.


4:50 from Paddington is my next poisonous Christie read (I want to read Katherine Harkup´s A for Arsenic, which means I have to read all the Christie books where someone gets murdered by poison). I´m one chapter into the story and I´m already in love with the main character Elsbeth McGillicuddy. If I ever have been envious of a name, it is that one.


And this is the book I pick up next, as soon as I have finished a few of my ongoing books:


Unterleuten: Roman - Juli Zeh     


Unterleuten is probably going to be the book I´m picking up next and I´m so excited to read this novel. Set in a small German village, animosities between the inhabitants arrise when a wind farm is about to be build in the vicinity of the village. I´m not reading many books by German authors, so I´m really looking forward to this one.


I´m wishing you a wonderful weekend with a lot of reading :)


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review 2018-02-23 18:03
Crossing Promises (Cross Creek) by Kimberly Kincaid
Crossing Promises (Cross Creek Book 3) - Kimberly Kincaid


Crossing Promises is about building a legacy when the odds are stacked against success. What begins as a means to an end becomes a complication that Owen and Cate never counted on. His life is the land that he nurtures and the family that keeps him sane. Her priorities are moving past grief and debt to find happiness again. Simple is what they both want, but the heart has a way of shaking things up in the most surprising of ways. Kimberly Kincaid is a master at creating a reason to smile. Her stories proved that as long as there's faith, the heart will help a lost soul find it's way home.

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review 2018-02-23 17:54
Spiced (The Misfit Brides) by Jamie Farrell
Spiced (Misfit Brides Book 6) - Jamie Farrell


Jamie Farrell has a way with words. She make me laugh as she encourages deep thought. Be careful or her charming reads will still the heart right out of your chest. The appeal of Spiced is Pepper and Tony find a way to deliver a truth we've all heard many times in a heartfelt way without being obvious. That is the beauty of the Misfit Brides series as a whole. The entire series is about being true to yourself, heart, body and spirit. Pepper wants to follow her heart, but her pride and family keep getting in the way. Tony puts on a show, but is much deeper than anyone knows. Ms. Farrell is at the head of the class with her temptingly sweet feel good reads. Addictive entertainment.

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text 2018-02-23 16:25
Friday Reads - February 23, 2018
The Great Silence - Juliet Nicolson
Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality - Arnold Theodore Olson,David Boies
Dark in Death - J.D. Robb
Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics - Kathryn J. Atwood

My kids are now 7 (son) and 5 (daughter). Their birthdays went well and their toy boxes are now stuffed to the brim with new toys. Son also started Boy Scouts this week, so there is another hour that I get to read while he is entertained and learning new stuff (I also read during the kids' ju-jistu class on Mondays).


We also took a family overnight trip to York to see the Jorvik Viking Festival. It was a lot of fun, but a long drive up there and back, plus the birthday party the following day. It was a long weekend.


I finished The Great Silence and moved on to the library borrow Redeeming the Dream (about 20% in). Dark in Death came in via inter-library loan this week, so my first order of business is to knock it out. After that back to Redeeming; I am hoping to finish both by the end of February. Then I am starting Women Heroes of World War I, which I borrowed from OverDrive, which will probably be my first book of March. I have almost all the books I've read in February needing reviews, so I need to get that done (on GR, since I can't rely on BL to be functioning) this weekend as well.


Happy reading everyone!

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