October 2017 books on my list

October 2017 books on my list

October 6, 2017 2017, books on my list . . . 2

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. October 3 Ironfoot by Dave Duncan Series:… Read more »

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong

October 4, 2017 2017, Can't Wait Wednesday 2

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again, but with Can’t-Wait Wednesday hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings since the Breaking the Spine blog is no longer active.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 aren’t released yet. 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 to on my blog…. Read more »

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Sunday Post: Here comes October

Sunday Post: Here comes October

October 1, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 8

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 My husband worked in the yard again this week and I helped a little. We got a pump for the pond so that is now burbling along. He built a fence around our large backyard in the spring. There was one small section where our neighbor has a chain link fence and my husband… Read more »

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

September 27, 2017 2017, Can't Wait Wednesday 16

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 aren’t released yet. 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 to on my blog…. Read more »

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Favorite urban fantasies since 2015

Favorite urban fantasies since 2015

September 26, 2017 2017, Tell Me Something Tuesday 8

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. This week we’re talking about our Favorite Urban Fantasies. I don’t read as many urban fantasies as I did a few years ago, but I still have a few I’m enjoying. Since I’ve written posts about urban fantasies in the past this time I’m talking about my favorites since 2015. One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron Series: Heartstrikers #2 This is a self-published series and shows that an author can self-publish quality books and I hope make some money doing it. Such a fun series! I… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Autumn? But it’s 95 degrees!

Sunday Post: Autumn? But it’s 95 degrees!

September 24, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 12

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 Hot Autumn Equinox Autumn arrived on Friday, but it was 95 degrees here in Iowa–certainly didn’t feel like autumn! We’ve had temps in the 90’s for three or four days this week, but according to my weather app the weather should get cooler on Tuesday with a little rain and temps in the 70’s… Read more »

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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 16

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 2

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 10

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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