Friday, September 30, 2016

Book Beginnings - 9/30/16

*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. 
My book beginnings is taken from THE GIRL IN THE CASTLE by Santa Montefiore:


"The two little boys with grubby faces and scuffed knees reached the rusted iron gate by way of a barely distinguishable track that branched off the main road and cut through the forest in a sleepy curve." 
Books finished the last two weeks:

TAHOE DARK by Todd Borg

Love Mr. Borg's books.

Review is in the book's title.  

THE VELVET HOURS by Alyson Richman

Loved the book.

Review is in the book's title.  

NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles:

Captain Kidd travels around the country reading the news while he is transporting a ten-year old girl that had been captured by the Indians and then returned. 

I enjoyed the book.

Love the descriptions of the undeveloped country but happy I didn't live back then.  

Review on October 6.

LETTERS FROM PARIS by Juliet Blackwell
I really enjoyed LETTERS FROM PARIS.  
Review is in the book's title.


Really enjoyed the book - especially the ending. 

Review is in the book's title.
STALKED by Elizabeth Heiter

Review will be on December 27.

Another good mystery by this author. 


Book Blogger Hop - 9/30 - 10/6

 Question of the Week:

Do you encourage other reading friends to start a blog or at least put their thoughts/reviews on public reading sites such as Goodreads, Amazon, etc?

My Answer:

I try, but most folks don't want to take the time to start up a blog or they are afraid.

I do suggest putting their thoughts on Goodreads, Amazon, etc.

Most encouragement falls on deaf ears.  :)

Friendly Fill-Ins - 9/30/16

Friday Fill-Ins:

 1. _____________ a ___________________.

2. My favorite magazine is ____________________.

3. Recently,                               .

4. Even though                 , I               .

My  Answers:

1.  Is being angry at someone a solution to the problem?

2.  My favorite magazine is Oh boy...I don't have an answer.  :)

3.  Recently, the weather has changed, and I want the heat back.  :)

4.  Even though I do not like the cold weather, it is fun to watch the leaves fall and then the snow. :)

Monday, September 26, 2016

It's Monday! - What are You Reading? - 9/26/16
I hope you had a great reading week.  
This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

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

Books Completed the last three weeks: 

LETTERS FROM PARIS by Juliet Blackwell 

Review is in the book's title.

Really enjoyed the book.


Gorgeous cover 

Review in the book's title.

A slow start, but quite good.  

ENJOYED the book.  Loved the ending.

TAHOE DARK by Todd Borg - review in book's title.

THE VELVET HOURS - review in the book's title.

LOVED this book.   Has anyone else read it?

NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles - review on October 6.

I enjoyed this was set on the American Frontier.
Book Currently Reading: 

STALKED by Elizabeth Heiter - review on December 27.

Books Up Next:

LONG WAY GONE by Charles Martin - Review on  December 12

TWO DAYS GONE by Randall Silvis - review on January 10, 2017.


STOLEN BEAUTY by Laurie Lico Albanese - review on February 7, 2017.

How was your reading week?

What books do you like from my list, and what books have you read that we SHOULD know about?

THANKS for stopping. 

Mailbox Monday - 9/26/16

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.
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.
I hope you had a good mailbox.

On Tuesday, September 20, I received:

1.  GOOD TASTE by Jane Green, courtesy of Caitlin Valenziano of Penguin Random House.

It is a cook book with some mouth-watering recipes.  

I will feature the book and a few recipes on October 5.  YUMMY!!
On Friday, September 23, I received:

 1.  A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN by Sherry Thomas, courtesy of Roxanne Jones of Penguin Random House.


This book was a surprise!!