Waiting on Wednesday: July 27

Waiting on Wednesday: July 27

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I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ……………………….. The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman Series: The Invisible Library #2 Genre: Fantasy Publication date: September 6 Synopsis: The written word is mightier than the sword—most of the time…   Working in an alternate version of Victorian London, Librarian-spy Irene has settled into a routine, collecting important fiction for the mysterious Library and blending in nicely with the local culture. But when her apprentice, Kai—a dragon of royal descent—is kidnapped by… Read more »

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Borrowing Death by Cathy Pegau

Borrowing Death by Cathy Pegau

July 26, 2016 2016, B-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

Borrowing Death by Cathy Pegau Series: Charlotte Brody Mystery #2 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: Cordova, Alaska Territory, 1919 Published by Kensington Format: e-Arc (Release Date: June 28, 2016) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 210 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Suffragette and journalist Charlotte Brody is bracing herself for her first winter in the frontier town of Cordova in the Alaska Territory. But the chilling murder of a local store owner is what really makes her blood run cold. . . After three months in Cordova, Charlotte is getting accustomed to frontier life…. Read more »

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Sunday Post: July 24

Sunday Post: July 24

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This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Last week–home and blog Sweltering here in the Midwest! With the humidity the heat index was well over 100 degrees several days. Organizing We stayed home most of the time since it was so hot and didn’t do much in the yard… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: July 20

Waiting on Wednesday: July 20

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I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ……………………….. Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire Series: October Daye #10 Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication date: September 6 Synopsis: Politics have never been October “Toby” Daye’s strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn’t expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of political headaches. Now the events… Read more »

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Books set outside the U.S.

Books set outside the U.S.

July 19, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 4

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. The topic this week: talk about the books we’ve read set outside the United States. As I looked for books I’ve read set outside the United States I realized most of the books come from just a few countries. Also a number of the books I read are science fiction and fantasy with imaginary settings. I do have books which take place in other settings. I just haven’t read them yet!… Read more »

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Sunday Post: July 17

Sunday Post: July 17

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  This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Last week–home and blog A busy week both at home and around town! Waiting in line–hurry up and wait We spent a whole day waiting at various government agencies getting drivers’ and vehicle licenses. We went to three different buildings miles… Read more »

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Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

July 16, 2016 2016, book rating, C+, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner Series: Unknown Genre: Mystery Setting: Cambridgeshire, England Published by Random House Format: e-Arc (Release Date: June 28) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 368 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to… Read more »

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

July 15, 2016 2016, B, book rating, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Science Fiction/Fantasy Bingo Reading Challenge 6

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman Series: The Invisible Library #1 Genre: Fantasy Setting: Inside the Library and in alternate worlds Published by Roc Format: e-Arc (Release Date: June 14) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 352 pages Grade: B Synopsis: One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction… Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: July 13

Waiting on Wednesday: July 13

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I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show books that will be published in the next few months which I’m looking forward to reading. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ……………………….. Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop Series: The Others #5 Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication date: March 7 Synopsis: After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness… As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside… Read more »

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Ten facts about me

Ten facts about me

July 12, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m giving you ten facts about me. I’ve been married for 34 years. We have three children. My husband and I just moved to Iowa. I’ve lived in eight states in the U.S. and one foreign country–Germany. My favorite color is red–but I also like yellow, blue and green! We have three cats–Elf, Katzi and Scorch–and none are related to the other. I read mostly genre fiction (science fiction,… Read more »

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