Favorite books. . . since 2012

Favorite books. . . since 2012

March 3, 2015 2015, favorite books . . . read since 2012, Top Ten Tuesday 2

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 a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we talk about our favorite books from the last few years. I’ve read some great books in the last few years and had no problem coming up with this list! I’m keeping this list to only the books and series I’ve started since 2012. For example, I started both the Mercy Thompson and Kate… Read more »

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March books on my radar . . .

March books on my radar . . .

March 2, 2015 2015, Books on my radar, March 1

  Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times by a new author. I don’t buy all the books since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! March 3 One of my favorite series! Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop Series: The Others #3 Published by Penguin Genre: Fantasy 400 pages… Read more »

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Reading Challenge Update–Jan & Feb

Reading Challenge Update–Jan & Feb

March 1, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, COYER Winter, Goodreads, Library Challenge, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, TBR Challenge, TBR Pile, Ultimate Reading Challenge 0

I have a page for each of my challenges. On those pages I update my challenges as I read a book or review it.   ……………………….. Audiobooks (challenge– 20-30 audiobooks) –I’ve listened to 5 books Cloak & Dagger (challenge–20 books) –I’ve read 4 mysteries Goodreads (challenge–110 books) –I’ve read 19 books so far (17% complete–2 books ahead of schedule) Library (challenge–12-16 books) –I’ve read 1 book from the library New Authors (challenge–25 new authors) –I’ve read 6 new authors TBR (challenge–read & review one TBR book on the third Wednesday each month) –I’ve reviewed one book on each of the third Wednesdays of January and February TBR Pile (challenge–31-40 books)… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Mar 1

Sunday Post: Mar 1

March 1, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 5

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 The weather continues to surprise me. Snow, sleet and freezing rain last Sunday and we’re supposed to get it all again this Sunday…. Read more »

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Review: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

Review: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

February 28, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, COYER Winter, Goodreads, I Robot, Isaac Asimov, Narrators, Reading Challenges, reviews, Scott Brick, Ultimate Reading Challenge 0

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov Narrated by Scott Brick Series: Robot #0.1 Genre: Science Fiction Published by Random House Audio, 2004 (originally published 1950) Audiobook, purchased 225 pages 8 hours, 20 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator Grade: B+ Synopsis: The three laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. With these three simple… Read more »

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Review: Classic Love Poems by Shakespeare, Browning, Poe, et al.

Review: Classic Love Poems by Shakespeare, Browning, Poe, et al.

February 27, 2015 2015, A, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, book rating, Classic Love Poems, COYER Winter, Goodreads, Narrators, Reading Challenges, reviews, Richard Armitage 0

Classic Love Poems by (see below) Narrated by Richard Armitage Series: None Genre: Poetry Published by Audible Studios, 2015 Audiobook, free 22 Minutes Grade: A Narrator Grade: A Synopsis: For anyone who’s in love – or hopes to be – what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world’s greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 15 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine’s Day – or any day. Included in this collection are: • “How do I love thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning • “Sonnet 116″ by William Shakespeare • “Annabel… Read more »

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Review: A Test of Wills by Charles Todd

Review: A Test of Wills by Charles Todd

February 26, 2015 2015, A Test of Wills, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B, B+, book rating, Charles Todd, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, COYER Winter, Goodreads, Narrators, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Samuel Giles 3

A Test of Wills by Charles Todd Narrated by Samuel Giles Series: Inspector Ian Rutledge #1 Genre: Historical Mystery (Great Britain, 1919) Published by Recorded Books, 2012 (originally published 1996) Audiobook, purchased 305 pages 10 hours, 28 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator Grade: B Synopsis: Ian Rutledge returns to his career at Scotland Yard after years fighting in the First World War. Unknown to his colleagues he is still suffering from shell shock, and is burdened with the guilt of having had executed a young soldier on the battlefield for refusing to fight. A jealous colleague has learned of his secret and has managed to have Rutledge assigned to a difficult… Read more »

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WoW: A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley

WoW: A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley

February 25, 2015 2015, A Desperate Fortune, Susanna Kearsley, 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 coming out in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ………….………….. A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley Series: None Publication Date: April 7, 2015 Genre: Historical & Contemporary Fiction Synopsis from Goodreads: For nearly 300 years, the mysterious journal of Jacobite exile Mary Dundas has lain unread — its secrets safe from prying eyes. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas has been hired by a once-famous historian to crack the journal’s cipher. But when she arrives in Paris, Sara finds herself besieged… Read more »

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Favorite heroines from books

Favorite heroines from books

February 24, 2015 2015, Favorite heroines from books, Top Ten Tuesday 6

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 a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we talk about our favorite heroines. I’m limiting this list to favorite heroines from books I’ve read in the last three years. In no particular order: Blackthorn from the Blackthorn & Grim (fantasy) series by Juliet Marillier–a wonderful character. We’re still learning about Blackthorn. She’s been through a tremendous amount of abuse and doesn’t… Read more »

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Review: Servants’ Hall by Margaret Powell

Review: Servants’ Hall by Margaret Powell

February 23, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B, book rating, COYER Winter, Goodreads, Margaret Powell, Narrators, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Servants' Hall, Susan Lyons, Ultimate Reading Challenge 2

Servants’ Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance by Margaret Powell Narrated by Susan Lyons Series: None Genre: Memoir Published by Audible Studios, 2013 (originally published 1979) Audiobook, purchased 192 pages 7 hours, 3 minutes Grade: B Narrator grade: B Synopsis: Margaret Powell’s Below Stairs, a servant’s firsthand account of life in the great houses of England, became a sensation among readers reveling in the luxury and subtle class warfare of Masterpiece Theatre’s hit television series Downton Abbey. In Servants’ Hall, another true slice of life from a time when armies of servants lived below stairs simply to support the lives of those above, Powell tells the true story of Rose,… Read more »

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