Author Archives: Michelle

Fabulous Friday – 19 January 2018

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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. ******************** JOB INTERVIEWS – We knew that things would pick up on the job search…

A Quiet Kind of Thunder

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

Genre: Contemporary Fiction; Young Adult Publication Date: 9 January 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Steffi doesn’t talk, but she has so much to say. Rhys can’t hear, but he can listen. Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life. The condition’s name has always felt ironic to her, because she certainly…

The Immortalists didn’t quite impress me

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 9 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able…

The Lost Plot makes me love Irene and Kai even more

The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman

Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: 9 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “After being commissioned to find a rare book, Librarian Irene and her assistant, Kai, head to Prohibition-era New York and are thrust into the middle of a political fight with dragons, mobsters, and Fae. In a 1920s-esque New York, Prohibition is in force;…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 15 January 2018

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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! For the first full week back to work, I managed to read…

Sunday Reflections – 14 January 2018

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Happy Sunday! It was an unexpected sick day today as I was felled by either a stomach bug or something I ate. I am feeling better but still planning on taking it easy for the rest of the evening. I had plans to get all sorts of things done today but took a nap and…

What’s for Dinner? – Week Starting 6 January 2018

People are forever asking how I manage everything with such a busy schedule. I love to cook, but I don’t always have time to do so in the manner I would like. This weekly journal is a way to keep it real and show that while my intentions are good, sometimes life and all of…

Fabulous Friday – 12 January 2018

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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. ******************** BACK TO NORMAL – I like the holidays. I love having time off from…

Dangerous Crossing is quite charming

Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 9 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The ship has been like a world within itself, a vast floating city outside of normal rules. But the longer the journey continues, the more confined it is starting to feel, deck upon deck, passenger upon passenger, all of them churning around…

Let go of Before I Let Go

Green by Sam Graham-Felsen

Genre: Contemporary Fiction; Young Adult Publication Date: 2 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey…