Friday, July 19, 2019

Books Set in the 1920's


Thanks to these Litsy folks for today’s prompt.

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Today’s Prompt: 1920’s

Can you name any books set in the 1920’s?

I LOVED Dollface by Renee Rosen.

Books by Jessica Strawser


Which books have YOU read by Jessica Strawser?

I have read two of her books - both reviewed at the links below.


FORGET YOU KNOW ME

Book Beginnings - 7/19/2019


*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 MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE by Heather Webber:


"Why don't you start at the beginning?"

"The beginning?  Well, I reckon that was the funeral.  The funeral turned into a damned circus when the blackbirds showed up."
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Book Blogger Hop - 7/19 -7/25



Question of the Week:

If you were to write your own autobiography, what would the title be? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

My Answer:

The title of my autobiography would be:

THE GIRL WHO SURVIVED BEING THE SECOND BORN OF EIGHT SIBLINGS

Friendly Fill-Ins - 7/19/2019

http://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2016/06/fill-in-statements-week-4.html
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FRIENDLY FILL-INS:

1. I have been contemplating _____.

2. I want to ______ a _____ about _____.

3. People should worry less about ____ and more about _____.

4. I want to make the world a better place by _____.

MY ANSWERS:

1.  I have been contemplating about which book to read next. LOL!!

2.  I want to read news about a violence-free day.

3.  People should worry less about being better than someone else and more about helping and being kind.

4.  I want to make the world a better place by helping senior citizens.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Featuring The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson


FEATURING: THE SECRET OF MAGIC by Deborah Johnson

A year-old murder, a book paralleling events and characters, and the South in the 1940's after WWII.

You will melt into the pages and the comfort of Southern living, but you will also need to be prepared to shed some tears and feel fear for some of the characters.

Ms. Johnson is a master with words.

FULL REVIEW HERE.

Layover by David Bell


An airport, a chance meeting, an unforgettable, secretive woman, a woman who is actually missing, tells lies and doesn’t care who she involves or hurts.

Joshua saw a woman in the bar and knew she needed some help just by the way she was acting so he canceled his plans with his father to follow Morgan.

Is she really worth helping? After their meeting, Joshua thinks so.

Meanwhile, Morgan’s boss is also missing and not too long after Morgan had been visiting him to try to straighten out the reason she didn’t get a raise after making an app that made the company a lot of money.

LAYOVER moves along quickly, and I wanted to tell Joshua to stop being a good guy and stay away from Morgan who he never knew before this chance meeting.

Every time they would find each other and Morgan would leave, it had me wondering why in the world Joshua was being so irresponsible....just get back to your life, but he wasn’t listening to me.  :)

More characters, and I mean people who don’t think, come on the scene and each one has some connection to Morgan, but the only connection they all have in common is that no one knows where Morgan is or where her boss, Giles, is.

LAYOVER kept me in suspense, kept my blood pressure up, and had me shaking my head at the stupidity of Joshua.  Why go to these lengths and ruin your life?  Maybe he didn’t think he was ruining his life?

Mr. Bell has written another tense thriller with a very manipulative, not nice main character.

Are you intrigued?

ENJOY if you read LAYOVER!!  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher in print and NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.

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