Posts Categorized: 2017

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Head On by John Scalzi

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Head On by John Scalzi

September 20, 2017 2017, Can't Wait Wednesday 3

I used to take part in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I’ve decided to begin participating again, but with Can’t-Wait Wednesday hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings since the Breaking the Spine blog is no longer active. Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. I love finding out about books which will publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward… Read more »

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Listening to podcasts

Listening to podcasts

September 19, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 1

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. Check out their blog for more information. Update: When I linked my Top Ten Tuesday to the Broke and the Bookish Blog I discovered that my TTT list (which I download to decide which topics I can think of answers) is out-of-date (2016). I could have sworn I downloaded the list a month or so ago. I worked on this post a long time so I’m leaving my link for this week even though it’s not the right topic ! I thought… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Visiting in Illinois

Sunday Post: Visiting in Illinois

September 10, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 5

Kimberly 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 Hurricane Irma I’m thinking about the people in Florida this morning as the hurricane arrives in Florida. I hope people are safe. I heard a story this morning that some people abandoned their pets–some left chained to trees or cars. Animal Control is picking up dogs and cats and taking them to shelters. It… Read more »

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Hunting Hour by Margaret Mizushima

Hunting Hour by Margaret Mizushima

September 8, 2017 2017, B+, book rating, NetGalley, reviews 6

Hunting Hour by Margaret Mizushima Timber Creek K-9  Mystery #3 Publication Date: August 8 e-ARC (from NetGalley and the publisher) –All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Mystery, Police Procedural Deputy Mattie Cobb is working through issues from her past and has withdrawn from Cole Walker and his family to focus on herself, when she and her K-9 partner Robo get called to track a missing junior high student. Until they find the girl on Smoker’s Hill behind the high school, dead. But that’s only the start of trouble in Timber Creek, because soon another girl goes missing–and this time it’s Sophie Walker. Hard as they search, Cole,… Read more »

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Books I want to read during Fall 2017

Books I want to read during Fall 2017

September 5, 2017 2017, Tell Me Something Tuesday 16

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where a wide range of topics from books to blogging are discussed. I’ve decided to try some new memes this fall. I plan to write posts for this discussion meme when I have time and something to say! My books are a mix of books being published this fall and books from my TBR piles–sometimes because a new book in the series is coming out this fall! One trend I notice: lots of good books are coming in October! Girl Waits with Gun  by Amy Stewart Kopp Sisters #1 Historical Mystery I have had the first book… Read more »

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Sunday Post: End of Summer

Sunday Post: End of Summer

September 3, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 18

Kimberly 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 It’s Labor Day weekend here in the United States. This signals the end of summer–kids going back to school and all the activities start up again. I love fall, but it seems to just fly by and before I know it Christmas is past and it’s another new year. August is over August was… Read more »

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Putting the mystery into historical

Putting the mystery into historical

September 2, 2017 2017, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, reviews 8

Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell Quaker Midwife Mystery #1 Setting: 1888, Massachusetts mill town Narrator: Michael Page Rose Carroll is the Quaker midwife and I really enjoyed reading about her. The life of a midwife in that era is fascinating as is reading about Quaker life in this town. I think she is something of an anomaly since she’s a midwife and unmarried at 26, but she sticks to her beliefs without being obnoxious. Rose boards with her brother-in-law and family. Her sister died not too long before the book starts and Rose helps with cooking and cleaning when she can as do the oldest children. She also wants… Read more »

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September 2017 books on my list

September 2017 books on my list

September 1, 2017 2017, books on my list . . . 6

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 asthe 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. August 29 Here is a book I didn’t… Read more »

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WWW Wednesday: August 30

WWW Wednesday: August 30

August 30, 2017 2017, WWW Wednesdays 6

This meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The idea is to answer the three questions below. For more information check out the Taking on a World of Words blog. What are you reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently reading Another library ebook–so I need to read it before it expires. It seems like my library has really expanded their digital collection which is great. I’m not too far into this book, but It’s a good read. City of the Lost by Kelly Armstrong Casey Duncan #1 Mystery, Thriller, police procedural Casey Duncan is a homicide detective… Read more »

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WWW Wednesday: August 23

WWW Wednesday: August 23

August 23, 2017 2017, Waiting on Wednesday 6

This meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The idea is to answer the three questions below. For more information check out the Taking on a World of Words blog. What are you reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently reading I haven’t read many books this month. I’ve had other things to do plus my eyes are bothering me. Allergies, I think. 🙁 I’m reading a physical copy of this book from the library and don’t always have the book with me so it’s taking awhile to finish the book. I have a Kindle book I’m also… Read more »

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