Friday, December 30, 2016

Book Beginnings - 12/30/16

 
*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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Same book as last week!!
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My book beginnings is taken from LEOPARD AT THE DOOR by Jennifer McVeigh: 

"The steward has said we will dock at 9:00 o'clock, but I am too excited to sleep, and I walk onto deck in the dark, long before the sun comes up, watching for the first sight of land.  I pull a packet of cigarettes from my coat pocket, light one and inhale, smoke curling up into the warm night sky."
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Books Finished The Last three Weeks:

EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE by Mindy Meija

 
This book is brilliant and addictive...loved it.

Review will be on January 3, 2017.
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THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck


   


Excellent historical fiction.

Review will be on March 28, 2017.

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THE ORPHAN'S TALE by Pam Jenoff

Loved the book.  Review will be on March 23 for a TLC tour. 

 
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Book Blogger Hop - 12/30 - 1/5

 
Question of the Week:

Your New Year's Resolution is to read a classic novel that you have never read before. What book will it be? (submitted by Billy)
My Answer:

Hmmmmmmm...I am normally not a classic novel reader except for the ones we were required to read in  high school, and I actually forget what those were.  :) 

Believe it or not, though, I have never read THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott  Fitzgerald.  I am not promising I will read it, but it's the thought that counts.  :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!





Friendly Fill-Ins - 12/30/16

http://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2016/06/fill-in-statements-week-4.html
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Friday Fill-Ins:

1.  The highlight of my Christmas was_.
 
2.  My New Year's resolution is ___.

3.  This year, 2016, ____.
 


4. Next year, 2017, ___.


My Answers:

1.  The highlight of my Christmas was being with out-of-town family I haven't been with for a few years.

2.  My New Year's resolution is nothing....I do not make resolutions.

3.  This year, 2016, was a sad one for our family.

4.  Next year, 2017, is hopefully going to be a good one. 


Happy New Year!!




Thursday, December 29, 2016

A Month of Faves - 12/29/16


It’s day 22
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I am so excited about joining in the fun again this year.

Thanks to these ladies for the month of fun:

 Tanya @ Girlxoxo 

 Andi @ Estella’s Revenge

 Tamara @ Traveling With T

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Thu. | Dec. 29 – Top 10 Books that Blew My Mind This Year
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Squee worthy reads.
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These are in random order, but they are all quite good.  There are no links on the covers, but please do a search for the review on my blog.

The review of A Simple Favor isn't on my blog yet, but will be in 2017!! 

ENJOY!!

Have you read any of these books? 
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A list of my all-time FAVORITES of 2016 can be found here.  Some books may overlap!!  :)
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Month Of Faves - 12/28/16


It’s day 21
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I am so excited about joining in the fun again this year.

Thanks to these ladies for the month of fun:

 Tanya @ Girlxoxo 

 Andi @ Estella’s Revenge

 Tamara @ Traveling With T

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Wed. | Dec. 28 – Favorite Book Covers From Our Reads This Year
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What did you like about each one?
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Ooooooo.....I am a cover lover!!
These covers pulled me in, and the inside was a wonderful as the outside.
I love a gorgeous cover, but who doesn't?
Reviews from my blog are linked to the covers.  ENJOY!!
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http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/03/black-rabbit-hall-by-eve-chase.html

http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-confectioners-tale-by-laura.html

http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/02/ill-see-you-in-paris-by-michelle-gable.html

http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/02/review-and-giveaway-of-in-another-life.html

http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-house-between-tides-by-sarah-maine.html

http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/06/a-certain-age-by-beatriz-williams.html

http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/06/flight-patterns-by-karen-white.html
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Favorite Books of 2016



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Another Year Of Wonderful Books
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My favorites can't go without being mentioned.

Which ones have you read?
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https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/12/love-alice-by-barbara-davis.html

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-velvet-hours-by-alyson-richman_13.html

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-house-between-tides-by-sarah-maine.html

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1830056377?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1799844478?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/06/flight-patterns-by-karen-white.html

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-forgotten-room-by-karen-white.html

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-readers-of-broken-wheel-recommend.html

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/05/review-and-giveaway-of-curious-charms.html

Stalked by Elizabeth Heiter


​STALKED had many layers and many secrets, and ​most of them were deadly.

Kidnappings, disappearances, questionable police officers, accidents involving the police involved in the case, human trafficking, and barely a clue about anything or any connection that could be found.

​STALKED was an intense but very good read.


STALKED focused on the investigation of a teenager who disappeared and led to many other issues and many suspects along with the questions of why and how.


The writing style of Ms. Heiter is smooth, detailed, and makes the story come alive and seem real.

If suspense, character banter, behind-the-scenes police work, on-site police work, interviewing suspects by FBI and local officers, and a good who-done-it are things that intrigue you, then STALKED is a book you will want to read.

ENJOY if you read STALKED.  4/4


This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.