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text 2017-08-18 15:42
Friday Reads 8.18.2017
By Sharon Kay Penman The Sunne In Splendour: A Novel of Richard III (1st) - Sharon Kay Penman
This Side of Murder - Anna Lee Huber
How the Light Gets In - Louise Penny
Dial Meow for Murder (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery) - Bethany Blake

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore has left a book hangover since I found it disturbing. Guess I won't be re- reading that. So I didn't read much this week. 

 

Still working on The Sunne in Splendour. Its 900 pages long so it'll be with me for some time I think. Need to dive back in...

 

I'm torn between three books right now- 

 

This Side of Murder  - Love this author. I started the first chapter. 

 

How the Light Gets In - Need to catch up on this series.

 

Dial Meow for Murder- The first book in this series pleasantly surprised me with how good it was so I'm looking forward to this one.

 

No big plans for the weekend for once. I'm going to enjoy the down time.

 

Happy reading! 

 

 

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text 2017-08-11 14:57
Friday Reads 8.11.2017
The Sunne in Splendour - Sharon Kay Penman
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel - Matthew J. Sullivan
This Side of Murder - Anna Lee Huber

Busy weekend. Just wedding planning and reading basically. 

 

The Sunne in Splendour is so good. I have to read all this woman's books.

 

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore surprised the heck out of me. It's the quite the page turner. I keep reading it every chance I get. Looking forward to reviewing this one.

 

If I get done with Midnight, I am definitely starting This Side of Murder. Anna Lee Huber of the Lady Darby series is starting a new series! I did not know this! When I saw it on Netgalley I screamed like a 4 year old, requested it and then was distracted til the approval came in.  This needs to be read ASAP.

 

I hope you all enjoy your weekend and Happy reading!!!!

 

 

 

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review 2017-08-06 22:20
By Your Side
By Your Side - Kasie West

While this wasn't my favorite Kasie West book to date, it was still an enjoyable read. I appreciate that she tried to tackle an anxiety disorder in this book with the main character, Autumn. I also liked how Autumn eventually realized she was often making choices to please other people, rather than because it was what she really wanted. 

 

I just didn't feel these characters had as much depth as some of those in her other books. I also had to reach pretty far to accept how Jeff ends up reacting to the whole situation. 

 

Regardless, Kasie West is still an author I intend to read and follow - especially when I need a light, feel-good story.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-08-01 08:16
Nothing like us
Nothing Like Us (Upper East Side-Reihe 1... Nothing Like Us (Upper East Side-Reihe 1) - Kim Nina Ocker

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LIEBESROMANE

530 SEITEN

ALTERSEMPFEHLUNG: AB 14 JAHREN

 

 

 

Sie kam nach New York, um ihren Traum zu leben. 

 

Doch dort findet sie so viel mehr …

 

 

Die 19-jährige Lena Winter kann ihr Glück kaum fassen: Sie hat einen Praktikumsplatz in der Küche des WEST Hotel & Residences ergattert – eines der größten und angesehensten 5-Sterne-Hotels in New York. Doch statt den Köchen und Pâttisieren bei der Arbeit zuzuschauen oder gar zur Hand zu gehen, muss sie an ihrem ersten Tag im Hotel den Hof fegen und Wäschekammern aufräumen. Das hatte sie sich eigentlich anders vorgestellt. Zumal ihr dann auch noch ein anderer Praktikant zur Seite gestellt wird, der zwar unverschämt attraktiv ist, dessen überhebliche Art sie aber vom ersten Moment an in den Wahnsinn treibt. Was sie nicht ahnt: Der Mann, den sie soeben zum Bodenfegen verdonnert hat, ist niemand anders als Sander West, der Sohn und Erbe des milliardenschweren Besitzers der WEST-Hotelkette. Doch Sander ist so fasziniert von der schlagfertigen und ehrgeizigen jungen Frau, dass er das Missverständnis nicht aufklärt. Schon bald knistert es heftig zwischen den beiden. Aber was geschieht, wenn Lena die Wahrheit erfährt?

 

Band 1 der Upper-East-Side-Reihe! 

 

Meine Meinung:

 

Ich bin auf das Buch durch Netgalley aufmerksam geworden. Dieses wurde mir dann freundlicherweise als Rezensionsexemplar zur Verfügung gestellt. 

 

Der Einstieg in das Buch ist mir sehr leicht gefallen. Es fing direkt sehr humorvoll an, das hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Der Schreibstil ist auch sehr flüssig, man kann es gut weglesen. 

 

Aber die Begeisterung konnte sich bei mir leider nicht halten, ich fand es teilweise doch eher langweilig und auch sehr klischeehaft. 

 

Auch die Protagonisten konnten mich leider nicht so wirklich begeistern, zum Ende hin wurde es etwas besser. 

 

Meiner Meinung nach hätte man das Buch auch um mindestens 100 Seiten kürzen können, es war zwischendrin doch sehr langatmig. 

 

Alles in allem konnte mich diese Liebesgeschichte nicht so ganz begeistern und überzeugen. Ich hatte mir da ein wenig mehr von versprochen. Vielleicht werden hier einfach doch jüngere Leser angesprochen. Von mir bekommt das Buch 3 Sterne. Ich bin noch etwas unschlüssig, ob ich die Reihe weiterlesen werde. 

 
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photo 2017-07-31 01:29
The Devil's Star - Jo Nesbo,Jo Nesbø
Hector and the Search for Happiness - François Lelord
The Leopard: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 6) - Jo Nesbø,Don Bartlett
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill (6-Nov-2014) Paperback - Joe Hill
How to Catch a Star (10th Anniversary edition) - Oliver Jeffers
Die Trying - Lee Child
The Wrong Side of Goodbye - Michael Connelly
By Lemony Snicket The Dark (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) (First Edition) - Lemony Snicket
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances - Neil Gaiman
Nemesis - Jo Nesbo
Booklikes-opoly
1st roll : ?8
2nd roll - Main street 14
Paradise Pier 30
Tomorrow land 36
Main Street 10
Cars Land 16
New Orleans 19
Monorail 29
Frontierland 2

Started on 15 April already. So I am a few days late. 


See details here. 

 

http://blog.booklikes.com/post/1552561/wanna-plan-a-game-it-s-booklikes-opoly-created-by-moonlight-reader-obsidian-blue  

 

Rolled dice 1st on 17 April and got 8 .  Landed at Question 8 on the board. 

So a mystery novel. Started with Jo Nesbo "The Devil's Stars" 

 

Collected $20 at Start. 

 

See how it goes. 

 

Update: 24 April.  Finished reading The Devil's Star. 522 pages. Collected $5.

 

New Total = $25

 

2nd roll dice of 7.

 

 

Get me to Main Street 14. Read a book that involves oversea travel or has a suitcase on the cover. 

 

Hector and the Search for Happiness 192 pages. 

 

30 April 2017. Read the book. Collected $2. 

 

New Total = $27. 

 

3rd roll of dice. A 10. 

 

Landed me at Water Works. "Read a book with water on the cover, or where someone turns on the waterworks (i.e., cries) because of an emotional event." 

 

 

 

Rain is water. Picked "The Leopard" by Jo Nesbo. 740 pages. 

 

Finished the book on 4 May. Collected $5. 

 

4th Roll the dice on 4 May.: 8

 

Landed in Paradise 30 Suspense book over 555 pages.  

 

Picked NOS4R2 by Joe Hill. Supernatural suspense story 692 pages. 

 

New total: $32

 

Read the book on 9 May. Collected $5.

 

New total: $37

 

5th roll on 10 May: 6 

 

Get me to Tomorrow land 36 

 

Read a book with space in the cover. 

 

Picked How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. 32 pages. 

 

Read this book. Collected $1. Roll again. 

 

New Total: $38. 

 

6th roll 12: Landed Main street 10. 

 

Select Die Trying by Lee Child happened in small town USA. 557 pages. 

 

 

15 May. Finished Die Trying. Collect $5.

 

New total:$43

 

7th roll: 6

Land at Cars Land 16 

 

Picked Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly, story happened in LA California. 400 pages. 

 

2 June: Finished the book. Add $5 

 

New total: $48

 

8th roll: 4

 

Landed in New Orleans 19 

 

Pick a children book as I don't usually read horror. The Dark by Lemony Snicker. 40 pages. 

 

New total: $49

 

3 June 

9th roll :8

Landed Adventureland 27

Picked Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman 308 pages

 

 

13 June 

Read Trigger Warning and collect $3 

10th roll:11

New total$52

 

Landed Monorail 29

Have difficulty picking a book. Do not want to read Girl on a Train. Interpret that a book with car on the cover also fit. Pick "Nemesis" by Jo Nesbo 706 pages 

Collect:$5  

New total: $57

 

22 June 

Read "Nemesis". Collect $5.

11th roll:10

Landed Frontierland 2

Finished "Redbreast" by Jo Nesbo 636 pages

 

New total: $62

 

25 June 

12th roll 7

Landed in Fantasyland 9 
Fiinished The Unadultered Cat by Terry Pratchett 160 pages

Picked the Son Jo Nesbo 656 pages. $5

 

New total:$64

 

11 July 

13 roll 9 

Landed ?17

Finished  the Son Jo Nesbo 656 pages. $5 

New Total:$69

 

 

17 July 2017

Finished Headhunters by Jo Nesbo 384 pages. $3
roll 14:12
Landed Free Parking
Roll again. Got a 3. Odd number sent to WaterWork

Picked Blood on Snow 192 pages as there is enough water in snow.

 

New total $72

 

22 July 2017

Finished Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo. $3
Roll 15: 7
Landed The Monorail

Travel by air. Picked Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo 224 pages.

 

New Total $74

 

23 July 2017

Finished Midnight Sun. Picked up $3. 

Roll 16: 10

Landed in Frontierland 2
Maincharacter is a shooter.

Picked Stand by, Stand by and Zero Option by Chris Ryan 416+374= 790 pages.

 

New Total $77

 

30 July 2017
Finished Stand by Stand and Zero Option by. $5
Roll 17: 7
Landed Fantasyland 9
Picked The Land of Stories Worlds Collide 434 pages

 

New total $82

 

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Summary

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Started with $20

1st roll 17 April -8
Landed at ?8
Read "The Devil's Stars" by Jo Nesbo 522 pages.
Finished on 24 April and collected $5.
New total $25

2nd roll 24 April - 7
Landed on Main street 14.
Read "Hector and the Search for Happiness" 192 pages.
Finished 30 April. Collected $2.
New total $27

3rd roll 30 April - 10
Landed at Water Work.
Read "The Leopard" by Jo Nesbo 740 pages.
Finshed on 4 May. Collected $5.
New total $32

4th roll 4 May -8
Landed at Paradise 30.
Read "NOS4R2" by Jo Hill 692 pages.
Finished 9 May. Collected $5.
New Total $37

5th roll 10 May -6
Landed at Tomorrow Land 36.
Read "How to Catch a Star" by Oliver Jeffers. 32 pages.
Read it and collected "$1".
New total $38

6th roll 11 May - 12
Landed Main street 10.
Read "Die Trying" by Lee Child 557 pages.
Read on 14 May. Collected $5.
New total $43

7th roll 15 May -6
Landed at Cars Land 16.
Read "Wrong Side of Goodbye" by Michael Connelly 400 pages. $5
New total $48


8th roll 2 June - 4
Landed at New Orleans 19
Read "The Dark" by Lemony Snicker 40 pages. $1
New total $49

9th roll 3 June - 8
Landed Adventureland 27
Read "Trigger Warning" by Neil Gaiman 308 pages, $3
New total:$52


10th roll 13 June: 11
Landed Monorail 29
Read "Nemesis" by Jo Nesbo 706 pages Collect $5.
New total: $57

11th roll 22 June: 10
Landed Frontierland 2
Read "Redbreast" by Jo Nesbo 636 pages Collect $5.
New total: $62

 

12 roll 25 June:7
Landed Fantasyland 9
Finished Unadultered Cat 160 pages Collect $2

New Total 64

 

13 Roll 11 July: 9 

Landed ?17 

Finished The Son by Jo Nesbo  656 pages. $5

New Total:$69

 

14  roll 17 July: 12

Landed Free Parking 

Roll again. Got a 3. Odd number sent to WaterWork

Finished Headhunters by Jo Nesbo 384 pages. $3

New total $72

 

15 Roll 22 July 2017:7

Landed The Monorail

Finished Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo. $3 

New Total $74

 

 

16 roll 23 July 2017:10

Landed in Frontierland 2 

Finished Midnight Sun. Picked up $3. 

New Total $77

 

17 roll 30 July 2017 :7

Landed Fantasyland 9

Finished Stand by Stand and Zero Option by. $5

New total $82

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