Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally

THE DAUGHTERS OF MARS  sounds like an excellent read.  What do you think?

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This week marks the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I.  
 
Atria Books is recommending Thomas Keneally’s DAUGHTERS OF MARS as an important read regarding this complicated and brutal war.

The trade paperback edition of THE DAUGHTERS OF MARS is available now.

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Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty-one novels since.

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They include Schindler’s List, which won the Booker Prize in 1982, The Change of Jimmie Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, and Confederates, all of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize.  He has also written several books of nonfiction, including his boyhood memoir, Homebush Boy, The Commonwealth of Thieves, and Searching for Schindler.  He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney, Australia.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Mailbox Monday - 7/28/14

 
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do).    

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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Every week Mailbox Monday will have a new linky posted for our Mailbox Monday links at Marcia's Mailbox Monday blog.

Here’s a shout out to the new administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Vicki of I’d Rather Be at the Beach
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit 

THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive. 

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I hope you had a good mailbox.  

I had an awesome week of books in my mailbox. 

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How full or empty was your mailbox this week?
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On Wednesday, July 23, I received:

1.  THE HOUSE WE GREW UP IN by Lisa Jewell, courtesy of Ariele Fredman of Simon & Schuster.


I love the cover, and it sounds so good. The title is very alluring as well.  

On Thursday, July 24, I received three books - it was a book feast!!  :)

1.  TAHOE GHOST BOAT by Todd Borg, courtesy of the author. 


 
I have read a number of Mr. Borg's books, and they are all awesome reads.  I am sure this one will be too.

2.  MADAME PICASSO by Anne Girard, courtesy of Emer Flounders of Harlequin/MIRA.


This was an unsolicited book, but I like surprises.  :)


3.  THE STORY HOUR by Thrity Umrigar, courtesy of Harper Collins and TLC Book Tours.


I am reviewing this book for a TLC tour for September 12.

I read her other book, THE SPACE BETWEEN, and it was excellent.

On Saturday, July 26, I received:

1.  AN UNSEEMLY WIFE by E. B. Moore, courtesy of Kayleigh Clark of Penguin Random House Books.



I first saw this book at the SPEED DATING session at the BEA.

2.  THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA by Katy Simpson Smith, courtesy of Harper Collins and TLC Book Tours.


I am reviewing this book for a TLC tour for September 26.


What books do you see here that you would want to read?  

How about your mailbox?  

Which title was one you were excited about seeing?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading - 7/28/14


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I hope you had a great reading week.  
 
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This is a weekly meme run by Book Journey!
 

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week. 

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Books Completed Last Week:


THE MILL RIVER REDEMPTION by Darcie Chan
 

If you want to read an amazing book, pick up THE MILL RIVER REDEMPTION.  

I finished this book last Sunday afternoon. Absolutely LOVED it.  Didn't want it to end.

The publisher requested that I wait until August 26 to post my review.  Sooooo, don't forget to stop back to read my review about an amazing book filled with terrific characters and a terrific storyline.

Look at the cozy, heartwarming cover.  Don't you just love it?


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Book Currently Reading: 


THE WISHING TIDE by Barbara Davis.
It is very good already...it has a bed and breakfast with unique characters and one who is a bit mysterious.


Books Up Next:


DON'T TRY TO FIND ME by Holly  Brown



THE HOUSE WE GREW UP IN by Lisa Jewell


THE STORY HOUR by Thrity Umrigar



THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA by Katy Simpson Smith


TAHOE GHOST by Todd Borg


VILLAGE OF SECRETS by Caroline Moorehead.


THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR by Joel Dicker


THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME by Hazel Gaynor




WOMAN OF ILL FAME by Erika Mailman



THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS by Elizabeth Gilbert



PERFECT by Rachel Joyce


UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY by Nancy Horan


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The books below are not necessarily in the order I have planned to read them.  

I normally read in order of publication or tour date.

And....these are not for reading in the upcoming week.  They are books into and including all of 2014.

The "list" is a means of keeping me organized.  A visual display helps a lot for organization along with my Excel lists. 

     

How was your reading week?  

I added some really good books to my queue the past two weeks.  I can't wait to read:  THE HOUSE WE GREW UP IN. 

Which ones do you have your eye on?