Week Wrap Up #17

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I have been up to this last week.

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Currently Reading

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Book Blurb

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

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PUPDATE!!!

I am starting with my foster pup’s pupdate this week because it will probably be the last one.  As most of you know, I began fostering senior pups back in March.  The first two were Tank and Dash, a bonded Shih Tzu pair.

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After they went to their new home (they are doing great by the way) I brought home 12 year old Trixie.  Her owner had passed away and the family brought her to the rescue.  I am so grateful they took her to a rescue because if she had gone to a shelter, there is a high chance she would have been euthanized for her age.

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Well, I fell in love with Trixie right away! She is so sweet and gentle and was so sad.  Her eyes said it all.  One night I laid down on the floor with her and promised her that she would always be happy, warm, fed, and safe.  I am happy to say that this morning I fulfilled that promise.  I took her back to the rescue to sign ADOPTION PAPERS!!!  Trixie is officially my dog!

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Posing for the Happy Tail Photo

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Adoption Papers

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I stopped at a local dog bakery and let Trixie pick out a treat to celebrate.

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saturdaysituation

Saturday Situation is put on by Pure Imagination. It is were we review our latest reads. Be sure to check out theirs as well.

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These books just amaze me.  The author was on the brink of death and this cat found him and wouldn’t leave his side.  The result was an instant bond of friendship which saved the author’s life.  This story is about their first Christmas together and realizing you don’t have to have a huge house and the latest gadgets or even a huge family to experience what Christmas is all about-peace, love, and forgiveness.

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This book starts out with two different characters’ stories from two different parts of the world.  One is a missionary and one lives in a small town where his brother mysteriously disappears without a trace.  The stories eventually converge in a shocking twist.  A very well written book.

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stacking

Stacking the Shelves is put on by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves. Here are the books I have added to my TBR list this week.

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Book Blurb

Eric was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, and the onset of type 2 diabetes due to his weight, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that’s when Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten dog who, like Eric, had seen better days. The two adopted each other and began an incredible journey together, forming a bond of unconditional love that forever changed their lives.

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 bookbloggerhop

The Book Blogger Hop is put on by The Coffee Addicted Writer . There is a weekly prompt featuring a book related question.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION IS SUBMITTED BY Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books!

This weeks prompt is…

If you celebrate Christmas, do you feel the need to stop reading anything but Christmas-themed romances as the holiday season starts?

My answer…

No, I only read a couple Christmas books at this time of year.  However, I do like to watch a lot of Christmas movies instead. Here are some of my faves.

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Tell Me Tuesday

PUPDATE!!!

I am starting with my foster pup’s pupdate this week because it will probably be the last one.  As most of you know, I began fostering senior pups back in March.  The first two were Tank and Dash, a bonded Shih Tzu pair.

tankanddash

After they went to their new home (they are doing great by the way) I brought home 12 year old Trixie.  Her owner had passed away and the family brought her to the rescue.  I am so grateful they took her to a rescue because if she had gone to a shelter, there is a high chance she would have been euthanized for her age.

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Well, I fell in love with Trixie right away! She is so sweet and gentle and was so sad.  Her eyes said it all.  One night I laid down on the floor with her and promised her that she would always be happy, warm, fed, and safe.  I am happy to say that this morning I fulfilled that promise.  I took her back to the rescue to sign ADOPTION PAPERS!!!  Trixie is officially my dog!

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Posing for the Happy Tail Photo

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Adoption Papers

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I stopped at a local dog bakery and let Trixie pick out a treat to celebrate.

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Tell Me Tuesday is a weekly blog feature put on by La La in the Library.  It is where we discuss what we have been, currently are, and will be reading.  What are you reading? Tell me.

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WHAT I READ LAST

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WHAT I AM READING NOW

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Book Blurb

In the summer before Cullen’s senior year, a nominally-depressed birdwatcher named John Barling thinks he spots a species of woodpecker thought to be extinct since the 1940s in Lily, Arkansas. His rediscovery of the so-called Lazarus Woodpecker sparks a flurry of press and woodpecker-mania. Soon all the kids are getting woodpecker haircuts and everyone’s eating “Lazarus burgers.” But as absurd as the town’s carnival atmosphere has become, nothing is more startling than the realization that Cullen’s sensitive, gifted fifteen-year-old brother Gabriel has suddenly and inexplicably disappeared.

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WHAT I AM READING NEXT

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Book Blurb

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? IS A PLACE TO MEET UP AND SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN, ARE, AND ABOUT TO BE READING OVER THE WEEK. IT IS HOSTED BY KATHRYN AT THE BOOK DATE.

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What I Read Last

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What I am Reading Now

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Book Blurb

In the summer before Cullen’s senior year, a nominally-depressed birdwatcher named John Barling thinks he spots a species of woodpecker thought to be extinct since the 1940s in Lily, Arkansas. His rediscovery of the so-called Lazarus Woodpecker sparks a flurry of press and woodpecker-mania. Soon all the kids are getting woodpecker haircuts and everyone’s eating “Lazarus burgers.” But as absurd as the town’s carnival atmosphere has become, nothing is more startling than the realization that Cullen’s sensitive, gifted fifteen-year-old brother Gabriel has suddenly and inexplicably disappeared.

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What I Am Reading Next

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Book Blurb

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

Weekend Wrap Up #16

sunday

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I have been up to this last week.

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The family and I went to see Justice League which I liked immensely.  Ezra Miller who plays the Flash was fantastic.  He also plays Credence in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them movies.  I had recently watched Wonder Woman and Batman v. Superman so I was excited to see how the Justice League came to be.

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Pupdate

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My senior foster pup, Trixie, enjoying our Christmas lights.  She even has her own stocking.  I am hoping Santa brings adoption papers for me to sign.

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CURRENTLY READING

My hubby had to read this for work and I thought it sounded interesting plus I am a HUGE Disney fan.

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Famed for making dreams come true, the Disney Imagineers are world renowned for their incomparable creativity and their ability to turn fanciful ideas into reality. How do they do this? By approaching all projects, problems, and questions with the knowledge that they will undoubtedly accomplish the task set before them.

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saturdaysituation

Saturday Situation is put on by Pure Imagination. It is were we review our latest reads. Be sure to check out theirs as well.

tomhanks

Believe it or not, this was actually good.  Tom Hanks is one of my favorite actors and now one of my favorite authors.  I am not a fan of short stories per se but there were three that were connected and I would have loved to have a whole novel on those characters because Hanks’ writing was so good. I hope he comes out with a fiction novel next.

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stacking

Stacking the Shelves is put on by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves. Here are the books I have added to my TBR list this week.

wherethingscomeback

Checked this one out from my local Library

Book Blurb

In the summer before Cullen’s senior year, a nominally-depressed birdwatcher named John Barling thinks he spots a species of woodpecker thought to be extinct since the 1940s in Lily, Arkansas. His rediscovery of the so-called Lazarus Woodpecker sparks a flurry of press and woodpecker-mania. Soon all the kids are getting woodpecker haircuts and everyone’s eating “Lazarus burgers.” But as absurd as the town’s carnival atmosphere has become, nothing is more startling than the realization that Cullen’s sensitive, gifted fifteen-year-old brother Gabriel has suddenly and inexplicably disappeared.

 

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I received this book from First To Read

Book Blurb

Narrated by Destiny, this heartbreaking — and timely — story of refugees escaping from war-torn Syria is masterfully told by a foreign news correspondent who experienced the crisis firsthand.

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 bookbloggerhop

The Book Blogger Hop is put on by The Coffee Addicted Writer . There is a weekly prompt featuring a book related question.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION IS SUBMITTED BY Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte

This weeks prompt is…

What is your favorite Christmas/Holiday themed book?

My answer…

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Goodreads Book Blurb

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

 

 

 

Tell Me (Top Ten) Tuesday

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Tell Me Tuesday is a weekly blog feature put on by LA LA in the LIBRARY.  It is where we discuss what books we have been, will be, and currently are reading.  What are you reading? Tell me.

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What I Read Last

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This YA slasher/romance wasn’t too bad.

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This book made me cry. Three times!!! I hardly ever cry while reading a book.  This was an amazing, wonderful, and awesome book! There are not enough adjectives to praise this book with so you will have to read it and come up with your own adjectives.  This book won the National Book Award last week and is well deserving of that award.  In a nut shell this story is about 3 teens who had been separated as small children and put up for adoption.  Sixteen years later when one of the girls puts her own baby up for adoption, they find each other.  There is so much hurt from their past that they all struggle with trust and forgiveness and loving themselves.  The author does a great job showing their struggles and what it means to be a family whether you share DNA or not.

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Currently Reading

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I like how each short story incorporates a typewriter.

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What I am Reading Next

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Not sure yet.  I have a couple books on hold at my library so whichever comes available first I guess.

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PUPDATE

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My senior foster pup, Trixie, enjoying our Christmas lights.  She even has her own stocking.  I am hoping Santa brings adoption papers for me to sign.

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toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list.  This week’s Top Ten list is…

Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR

( I could only come up with 8)

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I would like to re-read this one before Christmas.

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I would also like to re-read this one, preferably on a day we get a lot of snow.

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I need to read this book before the end of the year to fulfill one of my challenges.

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This is another one I need to read for a challenge requirement.  I am not a huge fan of poetry but this is written by a local author so I will give it a try.

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The 8th book! Hopefully book 9 will come out in 2018.

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I like several of these authors so I am excited about this one.

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Got this from NetGalley

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I need to read a Printz Award book before the end of the year to fulfill a challenge. I liked this author’s other book and met him last year.  A great guy!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the Black Friday Book Extravaganza!

And the winner is…

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Weekend Wrap Up #15

sunday

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I have been up to this last week.

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Giveaway!

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I am participating in the Black Friday Book Bonanza hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer and Marlene @ Reading Reality.  Click the link below to enter and win a $20 Amazon Gift Card (US and International)

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Click HERE to ENTER!

 

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CURRENTLY READING

theressomeoneinsideyourhousse

Book Blurb

Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She’s found new friends and has even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn’t far behind.

Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets.

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saturdaysituation

Saturday Situation is put on by Pure Imagination. It is were we review our latest reads. Be sure to check out theirs as well.

farfromtree

This book made me cry. Three times!!! I hardly ever cry while reading a book.  This was an amazing, wonderful, and awesome book! There are not enough adjectives to praise this book with so you will have to read it and come up with your own adjectives.  This book won the National Book Award last week and is well deserving of that award.  In a nut shell this story is about 3 teens who had been separated as small children and put up for adoption.  Sixteen years later when one of the girls puts her own baby up for adoption, they find each other.  There is so much hurt from their past that they all struggle with trust and forgiveness and loving themselves.  The author does a great job showing their struggles and what it means to be a family whether you share DNA or not.         screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-34-21-pm

 

stacking

Stacking the Shelves is put on by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves. Here are the books I have added to my TBR list this week.

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I checked this out from my local library.

Book Blurb

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.

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bookbloggerhop

The Book Blogger Hop is put on by The Coffee Addicted Writer . There is a weekly prompt featuring a book related question.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION IS SUBMITTED BY Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books!

This weeks prompt is…

What’s your immediate feeling when entering a bookstore, as compared to how you feel when entering a department store?

My answer…

When I walk into a bookstore and see all the books, many of which I have read, I say to myself “Ah friends!”

Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the 7th Annual Black Friday Book Bonanza Blog Giveaway Hop. This event is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer and Marlene @ Reading Reality.

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Click on the Rafflecopter link below for your chance to win a…

$20 Amazon Gift Card!

(US and International)

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click below

Rafflecopter Giveaway!!!

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Be sure to Hop around and check out other giveaways below!

1. Reading Reality (INT) 20. Martha @ Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf (INT)
2. Caffeinated Reviewer (INT) 21. Between My Lines (INT)
3. Colletta’s Kitchen Sink (US Only) 22. The Book Return Blog
4. The Reading Frenzy (US only) 23. Author Danielle Annett (INTL)
5. Rainy Day Ramblings(Int) 24. Coffee and Characters (US)
6. Bleu Bailey @ Gotham City Glossy 25. Goldilox and the Three Weres (INT)
7. Aleen @ Lampshade Reader 26. Terri M. LeBlanc
8. Jump Into Books (INT) 27. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders
9. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz 28. For What It’s Worth (INT)
10. The Book Disciple (US only) 29. Alina Snow Book Adventures (INT)
11. vvb32 reads (US only) 30. Lillian @ Mom with a Reading Problem (US only)
12. Book Twins Reviews (INT) 31. J. L. Lora
13. KissinBlueKaren 32. Ruth A. Casie
14. Yvie @ Gypsy Road 33. Author Ashley Farley
15. Angel’s Guilty Pleasures (USA only) 34. Jessica Jayne
16. Author Terri Bruce 35. Author Cecy Robson
17. Savings in Seconds 36. Night Owl Romance (INT)
18. Jenn @ SilverWoodSketches 37. Second Run Reviews (INT)
19. Danielle

Six Little Secrets Blog Tour Author Guest Post & Giveaway

SIX LITTLE SECRETSROCK STAR BOOK TOURS

Today on my blog,  I’m taking part in the Six Little Secrets by Katlyn Duncan Blog tour! This tour is hosted by Rock Star Book Tours.  I’m very pleased to welcome the author herself, Katlyn Duncan.

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Question: When you write are you a plotter or a pantser? (A plotter makes outlines and organizes their writing. A pantser writes by the seat of their pants, no organization at all.)

 

Answer: I want to thank Jo’s Book Blog for hosting me today for the Six Little Secrets tour.

I am one hundred percent a plotter. The only time that I haven’t plotted a book was when I was discovery writing Soul Taken, long before it was published. I went through so many drafts of wandering and slugging through it that it barely made sense as a story.

I know there are a lot of amazing writers that can “pants” a book, but I am not one of them.

Over the years, my process has changed which has led to me writing books a lot faster than I ever had before. Understanding the structure of a story and working out the details up front is a huge time-saver for me when I finally sit down and write.

I found this process extremely helpful while writing my thrillers, ‘As You Lay Sleeping’ and ‘Six Little Secrets’. Outlining the big reveals and the red herrings made my revision process much easier when I have all the important parts already in the book.

There’s a common misconception with outliners that there’s no creativity in the writing process. I’m not the type of outliner that details every single second in the story. I give myself important milestones while still allowing the characters and plot space to breathe and come to life in my head. Since I work in Scrivener, the outline is always changing, and I don’t have to leave my screen to do it.

Thanks Katlyn! Check out the details of her new book below and don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble. The link is at the end of this blog post.

 

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Title: SIX LITTLE SECRETS

Author: Katlyn Duncan

Pub. Date: November 24, 2017

Publisher: HQ Digital

Pages: 150

Formats: eBook Find it: Amazon, B&N, iBooksGoodreads

 

 

 

 

About The Book

Some secrets can never stay hidden for long…

Six teenagers meet in Saturday detention: a brain, a beauty, a cheerleader, a rebel, a recluse and the new girl.

But someone is watching. Someone has made sure that they are all in the same room at the same time. Someone knows that each of them is hiding a terrible secret…

…and by the end of detention, everyone will know the truth.

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About the Author

Katlyn

Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in New England. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her ever since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.

Website |TwitterFacebook | Instagram | Goodreads

 

Tour Schedule

Week One:
11/13/2017- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review
11/13/2017- Books,Dreams,Life– Excerpt
11/14/2017- Smada’s Book Smack– Review
11/14/2017- Stuffed Shelves– Review
11/15/2017- Sweet Southern Home– Review
11/15/2017- Books at Dawn– Review
11/16/2017- Twinning for Books– Interview
11/16/2017- Savings in Seconds– Review
11/17/2017- Hooked To Books– Excerpt
11/17/2017- Mama Reads Blog– Review
Week Two:
11/20/2017- Owl always be reading– Review
11/20/2017- Daily Waffle– Interview
11/21/2017- Kendra Loves Books– Review
11/21/2017- Never Too Many To Read– Review
11/22/2017- Jo’s Book Blog– Guest Post
11/22/2017- Queen of Books– Review
11/23/2017- Literary Meanderings– Excerpt
11/23/2017- Taylor Fenner’s Bookish World– Review
11/24/2017- BookHounds YA– Guest Post
11/24/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review
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GIVEAWAY!!!

1 winner will receive a $25 B&N Gift Card, US Only.

5 winners will receive one of Katlyn’s Backlist Titles in eBook Format, International.

Rafflecopter Giveaway Link

 

 

Tell Me (Top Ten) Tuesday

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Tell Me Tuesday is a weekly blog feature hosted by LA LA in the LIBRARY.  It is where we discuss what we have been, will be, and are currently reading.  What are you reading? Tell me.

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WHAT I READ LAST

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Andy Weir is 2 for 2! I thought this was another creative book about surviving in space.  I love his humor that he gives to his characters.  My favorite thing was that the main character was a female and she was the smartest one in the book.

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CURRENTLY READING

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I have been waiting a long time to read this one.  It is about adoption which intrigues me since I am the oldest of 9 adopted kids.

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WHAT I AM READING NEXT

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Book Blurb

Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She’s found new friends and has even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn’t far behind.

Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets.

toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list.  This week’s Top Ten list is…

Top Ten Books I am Thankful For

 

Pupdate

Poor Trixie has been scratching her ears and belly so I took her to the vet.  She has bacteria and yeast in her ears and allergies causing all the itching.  She was so good for the doctor and just sat and waited patiently for her lab results.

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Be sure to enter my giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card starting Black Friday! There will be a Black Friday post. Stay Tuned! 

  

 

Weekend Wrap Up #14

sunday

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I have been up to this last week.

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A couple months ago I read Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie in preparation for the new movie. On Tuesday, the hubby and I went to see the movie at our newly remodeled theater.  Our theater added recliner seats.  I have to say it was very nice.  I thought the movie was really good.  In fact, I know it is blasphemous to say, but I think I enjoyed the movie more than the book.

CURRENTLY READING

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Very enjoyable so far.

 

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saturdaysituation

Saturday Situation is put on by Pure Imagination. It is were we review our latest reads. Be sure to check out theirs as well.

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“Mary Hand, Mary Hand, dead and buried under land…                                                                         Faster, faster. Don’t let her catch you.                                                                                         She’ll say she wants to be your friend…                                                                                              Do not let her in again!”       

 

                                                                                        

This book was creeptastic!  I haven’t read a book in a long time that legitimately scared me. Fiona’s sister was found murdered on the grounds of the closed and run down school for girls, Idlewild.  Two years later, a mysterious lady has bought the property and plans to restore the school.  Construction halts when a body from 60 years ago is found in a well.  Fiona, a journalist, finds herself pulled into solving three mysteries: who is the girl in the bottom of the well, how is she connected to Idlewild, and does Idlewild’s ghost, Mary Hand, have anything to do with it?  The story goes back and forth between the present and 1950 where we learn about four girls, Cece, Roberta, Sonia, and Katie, who were roommates at Idlewild.  Idlewild is a school for troubled girls but the biggest problem they have is staying away from Idlewild’s oldest occupant, Mary, who haunts the grounds and begs to be let in.

salvagethebones

I also read this book this week.  I needed a National Award Book for my 2017 Reading challenge so I picked this one because it had a dog on the cover and the synopsis sounded interesting.  It did NOT mention that there would be an emphasis on dog fighting which I did not enjoy reading.   However, it was a well written book and I found the rest of the story engaging.  This author just won another National Book Award for her latest book.  I might have to read that one too.
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stacking

Stacking the Shelves is put on by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves. Here are the books I have added to my TBR list this week.

fantasticbeasts

I know I know! I bought a Harry Potter book last week but this was such a good deal on Amazon that I had to get it!

 

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bookbloggerhop

The Book Blogger Hop is put on by The Coffee Addicted Writer . There is a weekly prompt featuring a book related question.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION IS SUBMITTED BY Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte!

This weeks prompt is…

If you had an author-only Thanksgiving party, who would you invite?

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My answer…

J.K.Rowling

Diana Gabaldon

John Green

Rainbow Rowell

Judy Blume

JoJo Moyes

Sherman Alexie

Benjamin Alire Saenz

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Pupdate

bellaandtrixie

My poor foster dog, Trixie,  has an ear infection ( I think).  She has been scratching relentlessly at her ears and shaking her head.  I couldn’t get her into the vet until Monday afternoon.  Hopefully, they will be able to give her some antibiotics or something and she will be able to stop scratching.