It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 24 April 2017

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!

I am so tired. Last week was unbelievably busy, and this weekend was a lost cause for reading.

FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:

Boo.


CURRENT READ:

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

I know that this is not going to be as good as The Historian, but I have a soft spot for Ms. Kostova because she wrote what is one of my all-time favorite books.


CURRENT LISTEN:

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

If ever I needed to re-read this horrifying tale, now is that time.


UP NEXT:

Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan


So, what are you reading?

Fabulous Friday – 21 April 2017

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week. ********************   LAST ONE– Today marks the last of the regional dance competitions for the team….

Confused by The Book of Joan

The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

Genre: Dystopian; Science Fiction Publication Date: 18 April 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “The bestselling author of The Small Backs of Children offers a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine—a reimagined Joan of Arc—poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed, and forever change history, in this provocative new novel….

If We Were Villains or not villains, that is the question

If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio

Genre: Psychological Suspense Publication Date: 11 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Oliver Marks has just served ten years in jail – for a murder he may or may not have committed. On the day he’s released, he’s greeted by the man who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but before he…

Five Days at Memorial or How Not to Act in a Crisis

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 17 September 2013 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 17 April 2017

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!  I was hoping to finish more books with my free evenings last…

Sunday Reflections – 16 April 2017

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Happy Sunday! Yes, we are all alive and healthy! It has been quite a month, and we are all enjoying the brief respite before we get into the last weeks of school. Did anyone watch April the giraffe give birth yesterday morning? I somehow clicked on it at just the right time and was able…

Fabulous Friday – 14 April 2017

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week. ********************   FREE WEEKEND– This weekend is the rarest of rare this spring with two whole…

It’s (always) Up to the Women

It's Up to the Women by Eleanor Roosevelt

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 11 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: ” ‘Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world,’ Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in It’s Up to the Women, her book of advice to women of all ages on every aspect of life. Written at…

Waking Gods – Hot damn!

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 4 April 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown…