Monday, August 21, 2017

Mailbox Monday - 8/21/20127

 
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

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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Here’s a shout out to the administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit
Martha of Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf

THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
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I hope you had a good mailbox.

It also seems that when I am out of town, my mailbox gets tons of physical books.

As predicted...the week I was gone four books came in and one NetGalley book. :)

Empty mailbox the past week.
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On Monday August 7, I received:  

1. THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, courtesy of Shelf Awareness and Erica Martirano of St. Martin's Press.

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On Wednesday, August 9 , I received:

1.  ODD CHILD OUT by Gilly MacMillan, courtesy of Amelia Woods of Harper Collins.


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On Thursday, August 10, I received:

1. MONSTERS: A LOVE STORY by Liz Kay, courtesy of Madeline Schmitz of Penguin Random House.

A surprise.

There is a giveaway on my blog for this book until August 24.


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On Friday, August 11, I received: 

1.  GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny, courtesy of Sarah Melnyk of St. Martin's Press.

A surprise!!   Thanks, Sarah.

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On Saturday, August 12, I received:

1.  THE WELCOME HOME DINER by Peggy Lampman, courtesy of the author and NetGalley.

 
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It's Monday!! What Are YOU Reading? - 8/21/2017

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 SPACE BETWEEN WORDS by Michele Phoenix - review will be on September 5.

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BRING HER HOME by David Bell - review is in the book's title - finished August 3

 
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BEST INTENTIONS by Erika Raskin - review will be on August 31.

It's an ok read...a bit dragged out.

 
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AT WAVE'S END by Patricia Perry Donovan - review is in the book's title - finished on July 27.  

A lovely, heartwarming read.

It was an e-book, not an audio.

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A MOTHER LIKE MINE by Kate Hewitt - review AND Giveaway will be on August 29 - finished reading on July 21.

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Book Currently Reading

GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny - review will be on August 30.

Another good Louise Penny read.


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Books Up Next:

SILVER THREADS by Bette Lee Crosby - review will be on September 12.

https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Threads-Memory-House-Collection/dp/099692146X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497137296&sr=8-1&keywords=silver+threads
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LOVE AND OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES by Jamie Ford - review will be on September 13.

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ODD CHILD OUT by Gilly MacMillan - review will be on October 5.


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THE BLACKBIRD SEASON by Kate Moretti - review will be on October 12.

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THE WELCOME HOME DINER by Peggy Lampman - review will be on October 10.

 
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TAHOE PAYBACK by Todd Borg - review will be on October 17.

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SEVEN DAYS OF US by Francesca Hornack - review will be on November 7. 

Giveaway going on for this book until August 23 - go here.


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THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - review will be on January 9, 2018.

 
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Book Beginnings - 8/18/2017

 
*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 GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny:
"State your name, please." 
"Armand Gamache."
"And you are the head of the Surete du Quebec?"
"The Chief Superintendent, oui."
"Gamache sat upright on the wooden chair.  It was hot.  Sweltering, really on this July morning.  He could taste perspiration from his upper lip and it was only just ten o'clock.  It was only just starting."
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Books Finished:

THE SPACE BETWEEN WORDS by Michele Phoenix.

Review will be on September 5.

A well-researched historical fiction book.

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AT WAVE'S END by Patricia Perry Donovan - review is in the book's title.

A LOVELY read.

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EMMA IN THE NIGHT by Wendy Walker.


A disturbing, psychological thriller.  Review is in the book's title.
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