Sunday Post: Feb 19

Sunday Post: Feb 19

February 19, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 5

Presidents Day this week and feels more like spring! Kimba hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Home and Blog Busy week I sorted papers this week. Recycled a lot and now I have to file the rest of it. Also unpacking some more boxes that had been left in the garage. That all seemed to take a lot of time! My… Read more »

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Review: Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

Review: Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

February 16, 2017 2017, B, book rating, reviews 2

Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson Nightshades #1 e-book, purchased Fantasy, Urban Fantasy Alex McKenna is the new Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Bureau of Paranormal Investigations—the division tasked with investigating crimes involving shades. Or vampires, as they’re more widely known. Children have been going missing, and agents are routinely being slaughtered. It’s up to McKenna, and some unlikely allies, to get to the bottom of the problem, and find the kids before it’s too late. ……………………….. Melissa F. Olson is an author whose books I’ve read and liked before. This book is the beginning of a new series and is a novella (208 pages) published… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: Feb 15

Waiting on Wednesday: Feb 15

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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. ……………………….. Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell Series: Quaker Midwife Mystery #2 Genre: Historical Mystery Publication date: April 8 Synopsis: Quaker midwife Rose Carroll is enjoying the 1888 Independence Day evening fireworks with her beau when a teenaged Quaker mill girl is found shot dead. After a former slave and fellow Quaker is accused of the murder, Rose delves into the crime, convinced of the man’s innocence. An ill-mannered mill manager, an… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Feb 12

Sunday Post: Feb 12

February 12, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 5

Kimba hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Home and Blog Busy weeks My husband had chemo treatments this week. He’s doing great, but it’s hard not to worry. Now he’s in the time period where he feels really tired so he’s not doing too much except rest. The doctor is doing more scans next month. Our son was still here so… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: Feb 8

Waiting on Wednesday: Feb 8

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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. ……………………….. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire Series: Wayward Children #2 Genre: Fantasy Novella Publication date: June 13 Synopsis: Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is the story of what happened first… Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes… Read more »

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Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

February 3, 2017 2017, B+, book rating, reviews 3

One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews Innkeeper Chronicles #3 E-book, purchased Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Romance Gertrude Hunt, the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, is glad to have you. We cater to particular kind of guests, the ones most people don’t know about. The older lady sipping her Mello Yello is called Caldenia, although she prefers Your Grace. She has a sizable bounty on her head, so if you hear kinetic or laser fire, try not to stand close to the target. Our chef is a Quillonian. The claws are a little unsettling, but he is a consummate professional and truly is the best chef in the Galaxy…. Read more »

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February books on my list

February books on my list

February 2, 2017 2017, books on my list . . . 4

These are February books on my list. I keep a list of all the books I might want to read and add to it as the year goes on. As each month comes along I create a list on my blog for others and for me to keep track of as the months go by. I don’t buy all these books–since I already have way too many books to read and some of the new books are expensive. I’m trying to stick to a budget. I hope people reading my post may find some new books to read. I also hope these people will point me toward books I missed…. Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: February 1

Waiting on Wednesday: February 1

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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. ……………………….. Bitter Harvest by Wendy Tyson Series: A Greenhouse Mystery #2 Genre: Mystery, Cozy Publication date: March 7 Synopsis: Megan Sawyer should be shouting from the barn roof. Washington Acres survived its first year, the cafe has become a hot spot for locals, and Winsome’s sexy Scottish veterinarian is making house calls-and not just for the animals! But as summer slips into fall and Winsome prepares for its grand Oktoberfest celebration, beer… Read more »

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Sunday Post: January 29

Sunday Post: January 29

January 29, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 8

Kimba hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Home and Blog My son and his dog are visiting from New York and we are all having lots of fun. This weekend my son and daughter drove to northern Wisconsin for a long weekend with relatives. They’re hoping to play in the snow while they’re there. My husband and I are taking care… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: January 25

Waiting on Wednesday: January 25

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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. ……………………….. Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman Series: Industrial Magic #1 Genre: Historical Fantasy Novella Publication date: March 14 Synopsis: The year is 1850 and Great Britain is flourishing, thanks to the Royal Society of the Esoteric Arts. When a new mage is discovered, Royal Society elites descend like buzzards to snatch up a new apprentice. Talented mages are bought from their families at a tremendous price, while weak mages are snapped up… Read more »

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