Saturday, February 24, 2018

NetGalley




I joined NetGalley in 2015 but really didn't use it that much until late in 2016.

I have read 37 books as of today.  I prefer print, but sometimes it is nice to not have to carry around a book.

How long have you been on NetGalley, and how many books have you read?

It will be fun to see numbers because I KNOW I am a newbie.  😍


Friday, February 23, 2018

Book Beginnings - 2/23/2018

 
*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 WHEN NEVER COMES by Barbara Davis:



"The room is dark but not quite still.  A threadbare curtain breathes in and out at the window, shuddering in the sticky Carolina heat.  Outside, the hum of night things fills up the quiet, a chorus of moist throats and raspy wings calling through the torn screen."

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Books Finished:

THE ELIZAS by Sara Shepard

Review will be on April 26.


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THE HUSBAND HOUR by Jamie Brenner.

Review will be on April 24.


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THEN SHE WAS GONE by Lisa Jewell.


Review will be on April 19.

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AFTER ANNA by Lisa Scottoline.


Review will be on April 18.


A GREAT read...don't miss reading it.

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THE NEW NEIGHBORS by  Simon Lelic.


Review will be on April 10.

 

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THE OTHER MOTHER by Carol Goodman. 


Review will be on March 29, 2018.

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NOT THAT I COULD TELL by Jessica Strawser.

Review will be on March 27 - good read.


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THE BROKEN GIRLS by Simone St. James

Review will be on March 22 - very good read.
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THE RECIPE BOX by Viola Shipman LOVED it...review will be on March 20, 2018.
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LET ME LIE by Clare Mackintosh



Review will be on March 14, 2018.

Have to say it is one of her best.
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THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR by Sally Hepworth.

Review will be on March 13, 2018.

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Book Blogger Hop - 2/23 - 3/1


Question of the Week:

Do you read hardcovers with the dust jacket on or off? Why or why not? submitted by (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)


My Answer:

Another GREAT question.  LOVE IT!!

I ALWAYS read with the dust jacket off.

I can't take the chance of damaging it.






Friendly Fill-Ins - 2/23/2018

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

FRIENDLY FILL-INS:

1. My favorite president is ____ because ____.

2. This weekend, I have plans to ____.

3. I        my         .

4. I believe           .

MY ANSWERS:

1.  My favorite president is George Washington because not sure.  He came to mind first.  :)

2.  This weekend, I have plans to have fun with my son.  I am visiting him.

3.  I love my family.

4.  I believe we should always be kind.






Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sunburn by Laura Lippman


Two men, more added on, one woman, many lies and a lot of deceit.

SUNBURN has your brain burning to find out what is really going on.

Polly has just left her husband, Gregg, and her daughter, Jani, while they were at the beach.  She had it planned, but we don't know why.

Gregg was ready to leave the marriage, but Polly took off first.

Adam is also mysterious because we don't know what he is up to since he showed up at the same time Polly did and decided to hang around and work at the same place Polly found a job.

The suspense continues non-stop as secrets come out and Polly keeps manipulating and planning.  She has a secret she won’t tell and things she needs to take care of.  

Surprises continue to pop up, and the intrigue intensifies as Polly continues to secretly and mysteriously do what she does best.

Wow...Ms. Lippman has outdone herself with this book.

Absolutely loved it...the entire storyline and ending were great!!

Ms. Lippman has written another psychological page turner which is going to be a favorite.  

SUNBURN is truly a masterpiece of suspense!! One of her best. 5/5


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



Monday, February 19, 2018

It's Monday! What are YOU Reading? - 2/19/2018

http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.

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Books Completed

THE HUSBAND HOUR by Jamie Brenner - review will be on April 24, 2018 - finished on February 16.

An Ok read for me.

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THEN SHE WAS GONE by Lisa Jewell - review will be on April 19, 2018 - finished on February 13.

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AFTER ANNA by Lisa Scottoline - review will be on April 18, 2018 - finished on February 10.

Do NOT miss reading this book. 

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NEW NEIGHBORS by Simon Lelic - review will be on April 10, 2018 - finished February 6.

Confusing and dark.

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THE OTHER MOTHER by Carol Goodman - review will be on March 29, 2018 - finished February 1.


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NOT THAT I COULD TELL by Jessica Strawser - review will be on March 27, 2018.

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THE BROKEN GIRLS by Simone St. James - review will be on March 22, 2018 - finished on January 21, 2018.

Ooooo was this book good.  :)  LOVED IT.

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THE RECIPE BOX by Viola Shipman - review will be on March 20, 2018 - finished on January 14.
An absolutely lovely read.
 
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LET ME LIE by Clare Mackintosh - review will be on March 14, 2018 - finished on January 9.

Going to say this is her best yet!!
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THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR by Sally Hepworth - review will be on March 13, 2018 - finished on January 4, 2018.
 
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SUNBURN by Laura Lipmann - review will be tomorrow - finished on January 1, 2018.
Excellent read.
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NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA by Chanel Cleeton - review is in the book's title.

GIVEAWAY STILL GOING ON UNTIL February 21.  

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE GIVEAWAY POST.

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WHERE THE WILD CHERRIES GROW by Laura Madeleine - review is in the book's title.
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Book Currently Reading


THE ELIZAS by Sara Shepard - review will be on April 27.
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Books Up Next:


WHEN NEVER COMES by Barbara Davis - review will be on May 1, 2018. 

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THE WAY OF BEAUTY by Camille Di Maio - review will be on May 2, 2018.
 
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THE HIGH TIDE CLUB by Mary Kay Andrews - review will be on May 8, 2018.



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A MATTER OF CHANCE by Julie Maloney - review will be on May 10, 2018.

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PAPER GHOSTS by Julia Heaberlin - review will be on May 15, 2018.

  
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DREAMS OF FALLING by Karen White - review will be on June 5, 2018.
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BOARDWALK SUMMER by Meredith Jaeger - review will be on June 19, 2018. 

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THREE DAYS MISSING by Kimberley Belle - review will be on June 26, 2018. 
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BEFORE AND AFTER by Barbara Delinsky - review will be on June 28, 2018. 


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THE BANKER'S WIFE by Cristina Alger - review will be on July 3, 2018.


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THE SUBWAY GIRLS by - review will be on July 10, 2018.


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SUMMER WIVES by Beatriz Williams - review will be on July 18, 2018.



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PARIS EVER AFTER by K. S. R Burns - review will be on July 12, 2018.

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OUR HOUSE by Louise Candlish - review will be on August 7, 2018.

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