Waiting on Wednesday: June 22

Waiting on Wednesday: June 22

June 22, 2016 2016, Waiting on Wednesday 2

I’m 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. …………………….. An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows Series: The Manifold Worlds #1 Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: August 2 Synopsis: When Saffron Coulter stumbles through a hole in reality, she finds herself trapped in Kena, a magical realm on the brink of civil war. There, her fate becomes intertwined with that of three very different women: Zech, the fast-thinking acolyte of a cunning, powerful exile; Viya, the spoiled, runaway consort of the empire-building… Read more »

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Favorite 2016 releases so far this year

Favorite 2016 releases so far this year

June 21, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 4

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week they suggest a new book-related topic. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week I’m talking about my favorite 2016 releases so far this year. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs Series: Mercy Thompson #9 Genre: Urban Fantasy What I like about the book: I love this series. I’ve read it since the first book and the series keeps getting better and better! A Muddied Murder by… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: June 15

Waiting on Wednesday: June 15

June 15, 2016 2016, Waiting on Wednesday 2

I’m 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. ……………………………….. Arsenic with Austen by Katherine Bolger Hyde Series: Crime with the Classics #1 (I think that is what this series will be called) Publication Date: July 12 Genre: Mystery Synopsis: When Emily Cavanaugh inherits a fortune from her great aunt, she expects her life to change. She doesn’t expect to embark on a murder investigation, confront the man who broke her heart 35 years before, and nearly lose her own life. Emily… Read more »

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Most anticipated books for second half of 2016

Most anticipated books for second half of 2016

June 14, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 5

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week they suggest a new book-related topic. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week I’m talking about the books I’m most anticipating in the second half of 2016. Many of these books are from authors I’ve read before. Science Fiction Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine Series: Unknown Pub date: July 12 Synopsis: Ever since Newton witnessed a bubble rising from his bathtub, mankind has sought… Read more »

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Sunday Post: June 12

Sunday Post: June 12

June 12, 2016 2016, Sunday Post 7

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 Family visits My brother and sister-in-law left this week to make their way slowly back to Oregon. They headed for the Badlands in South Dakota when they left here. My older daughter came for the weekend. We’ve had… Read more »

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Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace

Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace

June 10, 2016 2016, B-, book rating, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Science Fiction/Fantasy Bingo Reading Challenge 0

“Envy of Angels” by Matt Wallace Series: Sin du Jour #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy novella Setting: New York City Published by Tor.com, 2015 E-book, purchased 225 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: In New York, eating out can be hell. Everyone loves a well-catered event, and the supernatural community is no different, but where do demons go to satisfy their culinary cravings? Welcome to Sin du Jour – where devils on horseback are the clients, not the dish. “Most important rule of working here,” he tells her. “Just when you think you’ve got a handle on how fucking sick the universe’s sense of humor is, it goes and tells you an even dirtier… Read more »

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Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

June 9, 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 2

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard Series: Unknown Genre: Fantasy — Dark Fairy Tale Setting: New Hampshire at Melete — an artist’s colony Published by Saga Press Format: e-Arc (Release Date: May 17) –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. 336 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Imogen and her sister Marin have escaped their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, be it art or love. What would you sacrifice in the name of success? How much does an artist need to… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: June 8

Waiting on Wednesday: June 8

June 8, 2016 2016, Waiting on Wednesday 2

I’m 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. ……………………………….. I read the first book in this series–The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet–last fall and I can’t wait to get back to this world and see what’s happening next. A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers Series: Wayfarers #2 Publication Date: October 20 Genre: Science Fiction Synopsis: Lovelace was once merely a ship’s artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and… Read more »

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Sunday Post: June 5

Sunday Post: June 5

June 5, 2016 2016, Sunday Post 19

  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 Memorial Day weekend My daughter, sister-in-law and I drove to eastern Iowa for the Memorial Day weekend. My father-in-law lives there as well as a few other relatives and others came for the weekend including my husband… Read more »

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Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton

Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton

June 3, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 4

Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton Series: DI Marjory Fleming #1 Genre: Mystery, police procedural Setting: Southwest Scotland–near Galloway Published by Witness Impulse, 2005 E-book, purchased 372 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Death is in the air. Death is on the ground. Death is everywhere for the people of Galloway. As a catastrophic virus devastates the Scottish countryside, killing cattle and destroying lives, Detective Inspector Marjory Fleming finds herself at the stormy heart of a troubled, trapped community. Pyres are built, infected animals are burnt, and farmland is dug up as burial ground. But the all-pervasive stench of death develops a horrifying, unfamiliar edge when human remains are dug up near… Read more »

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