Waiting on Wednesday–Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

Waiting on Wednesday–Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

October 22, 2014 2014, Ben Aaronovitch, Foxglove Summer, Waiting on Wednesday 1

I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday occasionally. Breaking the Spine blog hosts Waiting on Wednesday–a time each week we can spotlight upcoming releases. Visit the blog to find out more information and to leave your link on her blog. The book I’m excited about this week: Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch, book 5 in the Peter Grant urban fantasy series. The book comes out November 13 in the UK, but isn’t out until January 6, 2015 in the U.S. published by DAW. Synopsis from Goodreads: In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out… Read more »

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Top new series I want to start

Top new series I want to start

October 21, 2014 2014, Top new series I want to start, Top Ten Tuesday 10

  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. This week we are talking about the new series (new within the last year or two) we want to start. The following books are all the first books in a series and I own all but one of these books, but haven’t started them yet! I list the first book in the series and then the name of the series. As usual these are in no particular order: 1. Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan–Millennium’s Rule series. The… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Oct 19

Sunday Post: Oct 19

October 19, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 18

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 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. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Two Weeks Home & blog My husband and I went to Maine for a long weekend and so I didn’t get a Sunday Post done last week…. Read more »

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Review: The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

Review: The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

October 18, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Cinda Williams Chima, Goodreads, New Author Challenge 2014, Reading Challenges, reviews, The Demon King 5

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima Series: Seven Realms, Book 1 Genre: Fantasy Published by Hyperion Books, 2009 E-book from Library 506 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Times are hard in the mountain city of Fellsmarch. Reformed thief Han Alister will do almost anything to eke out a living for his family. The only thing of value he has is something he can’t sell—the thick silver cuffs he’s worn since birth. They’re clearly magicked—as he grows, they grow, and he’s never been able to get them off. One day, Han and his clan friend, Dancer, confront three young wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an… Read more »

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TBR Review: The Witness by Nora Roberts

TBR Review: The Witness by Nora Roberts

October 15, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Goodreads, Nora Roberts, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Challenge 2014, TBR Pile 2014, The Witness 10

The Witness by Nora Roberts Series: None Genre: Romantic Suspense Published by Penguin, 2012 492 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security systems — and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing…. Read more »

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Places books have made me want to visit

Places books have made me want to visit

October 14, 2014 2014, Places books have made me want to visit, Top Ten Tuesday 17

  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. This week we are talking about the ten places books have made me want to visit–fictional or real! This is a very fun Top Ten Tuesday since the setting of some books make them very special. (These places are a mix of real and fictional and they’re in no particular order.)   1. The Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, specifically the town of Millers Kill from the Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne series by… Read more »

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No Sunday Post–The Maine Edition

No Sunday Post–The Maine Edition

October 13, 2014 2014, Travel 10

I’d planned to to do a Sunday Post* yesterday, but we got back from our trip and I needed some time to recuperate from the vacation…LOL. We had so much fun in Maine. The company of my sister-in-law and brother-in-law was wonderful and the yummy food. bright blue skies and gorgeous scenery all combined to make a great trip. Here are a few photos from the Portland Head Light we visited the first day. This is the oldest lighthouse in Maine and it’s automated now. The Sunday Post returns next Sunday at its regular time! *The Sunday Post–hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. by

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Waiting on Wednesday: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

Waiting on Wednesday: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

October 8, 2014 2014, Dreamer's Pool, Juliet Marillier, Waiting on Wednesday 12

I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday occasionally. Breaking the Spine blog hosts Waiting on Wednesday–a time each week we can spotlight upcoming releases. Visit the blog to find out more information and to leave your link on her blog. The book I’m excited about this week: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier, book 1 of the Blackthorn & Grim series. From Goodreads: In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels… Read more »

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Review: A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie

Review: A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie

October 7, 2014 2014, A Share in Death, Audiobook Challenge 2014, B, book rating, Deborah Crombie, Goodreads, New Author Challenge 2014, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie Narrated by Michael Deehy Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, Book 1 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural (British) Audiobook Published by AudioGO, 2011 (originally published in 1992) Audiobook, Purchased 288 pages 7 hours, 7 minutes Grade: B Narrator Grade: B Synopsis: A week’s holiday in a luxurious hotel is just what Scotland Yard’s Superintendent Duncan Kincaid needs. But his vacation ends dramatically with the discovery of a dead body in the whirlpool bath. Despite a suspicious lack of cooperation from the local constabulary, Kincaid’s keen sense of duty won’t allow him to ignore the heinous crime, impelling him to send for his enthusiastic young… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Oct 5

Sunday Post: Oct 5

October 5, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 27

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 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. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Week Home & blog I have a number of books from the library and even read some of them! I’ve been in the mood to read mysteries.I… Read more »

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