Fabulous Friday – 6 October 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. ******************** DANCE CONVENTION = GIRLS’ WEEKEND – A new dance studio and competition team means…

Become enchanted by The Waking Land

The Waking Land by Callie Bates

Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: 27 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Lady Elanna is fiercely devoted to the king who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder—and must flee for her life. Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna…

Ringer is worth the wait

Ringer by Lauren Oliver

Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult Publication Date: 3 October 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In the world outside of the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human—and Lyra, infected at Haven with a terrible disease, finds her symptoms are growing worse. When Caelum leaves without warning, Lyra follows him,…

They walk among us in The Clockwork Dynasty

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own. With her career…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 2 October 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! Not a bad week thanks to audiobooks. I still find myself working…

Sunday Reflections – 1 October 2017

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Happy Sunday! This weekend has been a glorious autumnal weekend with cool, almost cold, temperatures in the evenings and mornings and warm temperatures during the day with the right amount of sun and clouds. We all enjoyed sitting in our patio, sunbathing and watching football yesterday. The plan is to do the same today. This…

September in Review

Good memories: Watching football games with Holly Holly’s solo practices Finishing cross-stitch projects Autumnal decorating Helping Holly make posters for student council elections Snuggles with Tallulah Candles and blankets Air conditioning Homecoming Talking with Connor Bookish stuff: Total number of books read: 10 Total number of pages: 3,604 and 5 hours 9 minutes on audio…

Fabulous Friday – 29 September 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. ******************** WEEKEND – We are now into the regular schedule of work/school, dance, sleep, repeat….

The End of the World Running Club sounds like campy fun but is surprisingly earnest

The End of the World Running Club by Adrian Walker

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 5 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “When the world ends and you find yourself forsaken, every second counts. No one knows this more than Edgar Hill. Stranded on the other side of the country from his wife and children, Ed must push himself across a devastated wasteland to…

See What I Have Done with forty whacks and an axe

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done—which is already gaining outstanding acclaim—Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love. On…