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

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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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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

 

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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

artemis

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

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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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

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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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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.

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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 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 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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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

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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.

Fall Book Tag

I saw this fun Fall Book Tag on Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek’s blog. It was actually hosted by The Bionic Book Worm.  Be sure to check out their Fall Blog Posts.

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Meet Eleanor Oliphant. She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully time-tabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
Then everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living–and it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

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littlefiresIn Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned — from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren — an enigmatic artist and single mother — who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

fall3

gobi

In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name ‘Gobi’, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles.

fall4

reason

After sixty-eight-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard—that of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline. David decides to return something precious he long ago stole from the man he now calls Clayton Fire Bear. It might be the only way to find closure in a world increasingly at odds with the one he served to protect. It might also help him finally recover from his wife’s untimely demise.

fall5

origin

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.

fall6

farfromtree

A contemporary novel about three adopted siblings who find each other at just the right moment.
Being the middle child has its ups and downs.
But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family.

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Disclaimer-All book blurbs were provided by Goodreads.

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

brokengirls

Book Blurb

Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it’s located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming–until one of them mysteriously disappears. . . .

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CURRENTLY READING

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Book Blurb

A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch’s father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn’t show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn’t much to save. Lately, Esch can’t keep down what food she gets; she’s fourteen and pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbull’s new litter, dying one by one in the dirt. While brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child’s play and short on parenting. As the twelve days that comprise the novel’s framework yield to the final day and Hurricane Katrina, the unforgettable family at the novel’s heart–motherless children sacrificing for each other as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce–pulls itself up to struggle for another day. A wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, “Salvage the Bone” is muscled with poetry, revelatory, and real.

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WHAT I AM READING NEXT

artemis

Book Blurb

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

bookdate

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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brokengirls

Book Blurb

Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it’s located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming–until one of them mysteriously disappears. . . .

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Currently Reading

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Book Blurb

A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch’s father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn’t show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn’t much to save. Lately, Esch can’t keep down what food she gets; she’s fourteen and pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbull’s new litter, dying one by one in the dirt. While brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child’s play and short on parenting. As the twelve days that comprise the novel’s framework yield to the final day and Hurricane Katrina, the unforgettable family at the novel’s heart–motherless children sacrificing for each other as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce–pulls itself up to struggle for another day. A wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, “Salvage the Bone” is muscled with poetry, revelatory, and real.

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What I am Reading Next

artemis

Book Blurb

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.

Weekend Wrap Up #13

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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brrrr

The cold weather and dark nights have been perfect for curling up on the couch with my dogs and a book.

Currently Reading

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I received this book free from First to Read in exchange for an honest review.

Book Blurb

Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it’s located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming–until one of them mysteriously disappears. . . .

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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.

librarianofauschwitz

This was a fabulous read about a brave young girl not only defying the odds by surviving in a concentration camp but hiding books from the SS guards so that the prisoners in her section could continue to learn and hope.  The book wasn’t just about Dita, the librarian of Auschwitz, there were other true stories interspersed throughout the story.  There were the teachers that continued to teach the children,  the infamous Dr. Mengle that performed horrible experiments on Jewish prisoners, and Rudi Rosenberg, a prisoner who attempts to escape.  All these stories are true stories and are ingeniously woven together.  As with most Holocaust stories, there are some tough parts to read, but I feel it was written appropriately for teens.  The only criticism I have is that I felt the book was a bit too long.  Overall, an interesting and important read about a time in history that should never be repeated or forgotten.
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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 wasn’t going to buy this one but when I flipped through it at the store, I noticed there were some drawings by JK Rowling and several pages that had some early drafts of chapters and scenes from the books that Rowling had written.  It was interesting to read some of her original ideas and how they evolved and changed to the final product.

havedogwilltravel

I received this from NetGalley.

Book Blurb

In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence.

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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 Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews!

This weeks prompt is…

What is your favorite part of blogging? Is there a least favorite part of blogging?

My answer…

My favorite part of blogging is all the wonderful people I have met.  My least favorite part of blogging is having so many books to chose from to read and trying to decide which one to read next!

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