Monday, July 31, 2017

Found In My Back Yard

Look what I found on a tree stump in my back yard.  Pretty neat, huh?

Looks like a flower, but it is a mushroom.



It's Monday! What are YOU Reading? - 8/31/2017

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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Books Completed

BEST INTENTIONS by Erika Raskin - review will be on August 31.

It's an ok read...a bit dragged out.

 
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AT WAVE'S END by Patricia Perry Donovan - review will be on August 15 - finished on July 27.  

A lovely, heartwarming read.

It was an e-book, not an audio.

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A KILLER HARVEST by Paul Cleave - review will be on August 2 - finished reading on July 22.



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A MOTHER LIKE MINE by Kate Hewitt - review AND Giveaway will be on August 29 - finished reading on July 21.

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EMMA IN THE NIGHT by Wendy Walker - review will be on August 8 - finished July 9.

An intense, strange psychological thriller.

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THE COTTINGLEY SECRET by Hazel Gaynor - review will be tomorrow.

A lovely read as always.  I never knew this had been a real event.
 
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Book Currently Reading

SILVER THREADS by Bette Lee Crosby - review will be on September 12.


https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Threads-Memory-House-Collection/dp/099692146X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497137296&sr=8-1&keywords=silver+threads
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Books Up Next:

LOVE AND OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES by Jamie Ford - review will be on September 13.

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THE BLACKBIRD SEASON by Kate Moretti - review will be on October 12.

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TAHOE PAYBACK by Todd Borg - review will be on October 17.

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SEVEN DAYS OF US by Francesca Hornack - review will be on November 7.










Mailbox Monday - 8/31/2017

 
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.
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On Tuesday, July 24, I received:  

1. AT WAVE'S END by Patricia Perry Donovan, courtesy of the author and NetGalley.  It is an e-book, not an audio.

I read this book as soon as I downloaded it...a lovely book.

 
It looks good...the author found me on Instagram.  :)
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2.  BEST INTENTIONS by Erika Raskin, courtesy of Katie Bassel of St. Martin's.


Katie has previously sent me an ARC and now she sent me the finished copy.

Thanks, Katie.
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Friday, July 28, 2017

Book Beginnings - 7/28/2017

 
*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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My book beginnings is taken from AT WAVE'S END by Patricia Perry Donovan:


"With Piquant's stainless steel kitchen door propped at exactly the right angle, head chef Faith Sterling could clandestinely scan the entire dining room, which at eleven o'clock on this mid-September weeknight remained two-thirds full."
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Books Finished:

A KILLER HARVEST by Paul Cleave - review will be on  August 2.

A true thriller.
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THE BOOKSHOP AT WATER'S END by Patti Callahan Henry.

Review is in the book's title.

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THE ALMOST SISTERS by Joshilyn Jackson - review is in the book's title.
 
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EMMA IN THE NIGHT by Wendy Walker.


A disturbing, psychological thriller.  Review will be on August 8.
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THE COTTINGLEY SECRET by Hazel Gaynor


Review will be on August 1.  A lovely read based on a true event.
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THE WILDLING SISTERS by Eve Chase 

Review is in the book's title.
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THE CHILD by Fiona Barton

Review is in the book's title.

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