Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Armchair Book Expo Day #1: Introductions



Good Morning fellow Armchair BookExpo friends.

This is Elizabeth from Silver's Reviews.  I have been blogging since 2010, and have gone to the BEA in New York four times.  

I just wasn't up to going this year, but am excited to participate in the Armchair BookExpo fun again this year. I enjoyed last year's Armchair BookExpo. I didn't go to Chicago last year.

I like to go to the BEA in New York because my son lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, which is right across the Hudson from the Javits and I get to visit him and also have fun at the BEA.  :)

My favorite genres to read are historical fiction, mystery, and women's fiction.  I have been reading some amazing women's fiction this year.  Please check them out in the archives if you like.

My least favorite genre and one that I don't read is sci-fi or fantasy.

I hope I can get to visit everyone's blog and participate at least a little.  I am out of town.  

Here's to a fun, eventful Armchair BookExpo and to making new blogging friends.

Have a wonderful week!!




Sunday, May 28, 2017

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading? - 5/29/2017

http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
   
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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
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I am out of town visiting my sisters and won't be back home until June 3.  I will try to stop by blogs when I get a chance.
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Books Completed

THE SUNSHINE SISTERS by Jane Green - review will be on June 15 - finished May 22.

Excellent women's fiction.

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YOU'LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR by Hallie Ephron - review will be on June 6 - finished May 18.

A good mystery.

https://www.amazon.com/Youll-Never-Know-Dear-Suspense/dp/0062473611/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495325271&sr=8-1&keywords=You%27ll+Never+Know+Dear
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BEFORE THE RAIN FALLS by Camille Di Maio - a BEAUTIFUL BOOK.  

Review is in the book's title. Finished May 12.

I saw this book on Suzy Approved Book Reviews and knew I HAD to read it.  LOVED this book.

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NOT A SOUND by Heather Gudenkauf - review is in the book's title - finished May 8.

Suspense fans won't want to miss this book.

 
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Book Currently Reading:

THE CHILD by Fiona Barton - review will be on June 22

Lots of characters to keep straight and to figure out how they all connect.

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Books Up Next:

A RULE AGAINST MURDER by Louise Penny - review will be on June 28.

 
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SECRET SISTERS by Joy Callaway - review will be on July 6

 
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THE ALMOST SISTERS by Joshilyn Jackson - review will be on July 11
 
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HELLO SUNSHINE by Laura Dave - review will be on July 12.


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THE BOOK OF POLLY by Kathy Hepinstall - review will be on July 27. 
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THE COTTINGLEY SECRET by Hazel Gaynor - review will be on August 1
 
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THE DAUGHTERS OF IRELAND by Santa Montefiore - review will be on August 15
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BEST INTENTIONS by Erika Raskin - review will be on August 29.

 

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SILVER THREADS by Bette Lee Crosby - review will be on September 12.
 
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Mailbox Monday - 5/29/2017

 
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.
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Here’s a shout out to the administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit
Martha of Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf

THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
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I hope you had a good mailbox.

I am still out of town visiting my sisters, and won't be home until June 3.  I will try to stop by blogs when I can. 

My husband said I have received some books.   :)

I will feature my goodies next Monday, June 5, or the following Monday.

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 On Tuesday, May 23 I received:

1. SILVER THREADS by Bette Lee Crosby, courtesy of the author.


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Friday, May 26, 2017

Book Beginnings - 5/26/2017

 
*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page. 
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I am out of town.  Will try to stop in as well as try to visit other blogs.
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My book beginnings is taken from THE CHILD by Fiona Barton:


 

"My computer is winking at me knowingly when I sit down at my desk.  I touch the keyboard and a photo of Paul appears on my screen.  It's the one I took of him in Rome on our honeymoon, eyes full of love across a table in the Campo dei Fiori."
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Books Finished:
YOU'LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR by Hallie Ephron
A good mystery as always by Ms. Ephron. 

Review will be on June 7.
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BEFORE THE RAIN FALLS by Camille Di Maio

I found this book on Suzy Approved Book Reviews - so glad I did.  It was a beautiful, mesmerizing book with wonderful characters.

Review is in the book's title.
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COCOA BEACH by Beatriz Williams


Review will be on June 27.

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