It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 10 September 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. Here is what I read the week ending 10 September 2018. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover! X…

What’s for Dinner? – Week Starting 1 September 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 beginning the week of 1 September 2018 is a way to keep it real and show that while my intentions…

Fabulous Friday – 7 September 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 ending 7 September 2018. ******************** WE’VE GOT SPIRIT – Tonight is Holly’s first poms performance,…

Megan Abbott is my hero

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

Genre: Mystery; Psychological Thriller Publication Date: 17 July 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “You told each other everything. Then she told you too much. Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. She hasn’t let anything stop her. But now someone else is…

This is no Eden

Eden by Andrea Kleine

Genre: Fiction Publication Date: 10 July 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss and NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Every other weekend, Hope and Eden—backpacks, Walkmans, and homework in hand—wait for their father to pick them up, as he always does, at a strip-mall bus stop. It’s the divorce shuffle; they’re used to it. Only this weekend, he’s screwed up,…

The world needs more women like Maria Feodorovna

The Romanov Empress by C. W. Gortner

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 10 July 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Narrated by the mother of Russia’s last tsar, this vivid, historically authentic novel brings to life the courageous story of Maria Feodorovna, one of Imperial Russia’s most compelling women, who witnessed the splendor and tragic downfall of the Romanovs as she fought…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 3 September 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. Here is what I read the week ending 3 September 2018. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover! The…

Fabulous Friday – 31 August 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 ending 31 August 2018. ******************** ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!?! – I have been…

A misguided synopsis led me astray

The Last Cruise by Kate Christensen

Genre: Literary Fiction; Women’s Fiction Publication Date: 10 July 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: ” From the acclaimed PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of The Great Man comes a riveting high-seas adventure that combines Christensen’s signature wit, irony, and humanity to create a striking and unforgettable vision of our times. The 1950s vintage ocean liner Queen…

The Loneliest Girl is unputdownable

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

Genre: Suspense; Thriller; Young Adult; Science Fiction; Action and Adventure Publication Date: 3 July 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “The daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents’ tragic deaths left her alone on the Infinity,…