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26 September 2017

Something Like Happy by Eva Woods (Tuesday Intro & Teaser Tuesday)

I know, I know .... I'm on a "hiatus." I'm taking a break from blogging because life is a steaming pile o' internetless crap .... except for on my phone or when I'm at work like I am right now. I would normally be, you know, working but this book is just too good to not share. 
It will rip your heart out and probably do the tango on top of it. 
It will lift your spirits so high you'll wonder if somehow the book is emitting helium.
It will make you laugh until you cry and then make you rush out to buy more tissues because the waterworks keep emerging when you least expect them. 
A lot of the tears will be happy; a whole lot of them won't be. All of them will end up being worthwhile, though.

"First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros" is from the first paragraph or two of a book being read now (or in the future) and is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. "Teaser Tuesday" at The Purple Booker asks for a random line or two from anywhere in the book currently being read.

Amazon Description

19 September 2017

A bit of a hiatus

The only internet access I currently have outside of work is my less-than-stellar data plan on my phone. It makes blogging more than a little difficult so I'll be taking a break until things get back up and running again. I'll still be reading when my brain let's me focus, but the reviews will likely be limited to short blurbs on Goodreads & Amazon.

08 September 2017

House. Tree. Person. by Catriona McPherson (Book Beginnings & Friday 56)

Catriona McPherson's latest, House. Tree. Person., took me a while to get into. It actually took me several different attempts -- each time I would start from the beginning and make it a little further. I love McPherson, though, so I was determined. By the time it finally clicked with me, I couldn't put it down because I just had to know what was going on with Ali and I had to know yesterday. (I received the book via NetGalley back in May and finally finished it on its release date.) It can be a gripping tale ... if you can make if far enough in to it.

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As always, Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice & Book Beginnings is at Rose City Reader. This week my "56" comes from the 56% ebook mark.

01 September 2017

Cocktails and Dreams by A.L. Michael (Book Beginnings & Friday 56)

You may remember how much I abso-freaking-lutely adored A.L. Michael's House on Camden Square series. Those girls became part of my tribe. I didn't want to ever let them go. When I heard that Michael was starting a new series I wasn't thrilled with the idea. I know that these things happen, but I'm still in mourning over not knowing what's happening on Camden Square. I reluctantly hit the request button on NetGalley, figuring that maybe someday I would possibly get around to reading this Cocktails and Dreams thing.

Oh, me of little faith.

I'm absolutely loving this book and its main character, Savannah ("Savvy"), and her friends and co-workers and dad and most definitely not her mom or her ex. And then there's Milo. I never thought I would be bookcrushing on anyone named Milo .... but I've fallen for him pretty hard (and I'm definitely not Jacques' type even though he's pretty crush-worthy, as well). 

I still have a bit to go, but I'm already claiming this a 5-star hit and I'm already looking forward to seeing what's coming next at The Martini Club! (And I have every intention of taking some of the cocktail ideas with me to my favorite bar at some point to see if I can get them to make me some!)

As always, Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice & Book Beginnings is at Rose City Reader
This week my "56" comes from the 56% ebook mark.