It’s Labor Day! What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila from Book Journey, 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.

Finished Last Week:

Neverhome by Laird Hunt Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger Falling into Place by Amy Zhang Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Currently Reading:

Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer

Currently Listening:

The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King

Up Next:

Blackbird by Anna Carey Jackaby by William Ritter The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant Rooms by Lauren Oliver Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

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The Sunday Salon – August 31st Edition

The Sunday Salon

Happy Labor Day weekend to all American readers! I know everyone in my family is thankful for the extra day of rest, not that we will be resting. Given that this is the last peaceful weekend until November, we are busy cleaning and organizing and preparing the house for colder weather. Thankfully, the weather is…

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Audiobook Review – Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Title: Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Womens Prison Author: Piper Kerman Narrator: Cassandra Campbell ISBN: 9781452677668 Audiobook Length: 11 hours, 14 minutes Genre: Nonfiction; Memoir Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 6 April 2010 Bottom Line: Fascinating story even if I’m not a fan of the author’s voice Synopsis: “With a career,…

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Book Review – Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

p5rn7vb Title: Worldwalker Trilogy #1: Trial by Fire Author: Josephine Angelini ISBN: 9781250050885 No. of Pages: 384 Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Origins: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group Release Date: 2 September 2014 Bottom Line: This is a must-read for any YA/fantasy fans. Synopsis: “This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her…

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Book Review – We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

Title: We Are Not Ourselves Author: Matthew Thomas ISBN: 9781476756660 No. of Pages: 640 Genre: Literary Fiction Origins: Simon and Schuster Release Date: 19 August 2014 Bottom Line: An incredible story but the subject matter hits a bit too close to home Synopsis: “Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents…

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Book Review – Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore

Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore

Title: Secrets of the Lighthouse Author: Santa Montefiore ISBN: 9781476735375 No. of Pages: 448 Genre: Women’s Fiction Origins: Simon & Schuster Release Date: 5 August 2014 Bottom Line: I feel like I should have enjoyed this more than I did. Synopsis: “Set in Ireland on the wild coast of Connemara, this hauntingly romantic novel tells…

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It’s Monday, August 25th! What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila from Book Journey, 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. Finished Last Week: Currently Reading: Currently Listening: Up Next:        What are you reading?

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The Sunday Salon – August 24th Edition

The Sunday Salon

I’m back, literally and figuratively! I always have the best of intentions to pop in and write an update every week, but something always keeps me away from my computer. Then again, after spending my entire week staring at a computer screen because of work, I’m not exactly anxious to power up my laptop and…

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Audiobook Review – Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper

Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper

Title: Better Homes and Hauntings Author: Molly Harper Narrator: Amanda Ronconi ISBN:  9781491507964 Audiobook Length: 8 hours, 58 minutes Genre: Romance; Fantasy Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 24 June 2014 Bottom Line: Different from her normal story but still lots of fun Synopsis: “When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off…

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Book Review – Chasing Before by Lenore Appelhans

Chasing Before by Lenore Appelhans

Title: Memory Chronicles #2: Chasing Before Author: Lenore Appelhans ISBN: 9781442441880 No. of Pages: 368 Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Origins: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Release Date: 26 August 2014 Bottom Line: Doesn’t stand under scrutiny but still a fun story Synopsis: “It’s been four months since Felicia saved Level 2 from the…

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