Saturday, August 19, 2017

My Book Haul 8/19/2017

Hawkweed Legacy by Irena Brignull, Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land, Call of Fire by Beth Cato, Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, Buzz Books 2017 YA Fall/Winter sampler, Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom by Brian Olsen, and An American Werewolf in Hoboken by Dakota Cassidy
In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information.

For Review:


This was an email offer from Wunderkind PR. Since I had read and enjoyed the first book in the series, I was happy to accept this review offer. Looking forward to seeing how this witch-switched-at-birth story plays out!

Hawkweed Legacy by Irena Brignull
Hawkweed Legacy by Irena Brignull

The Hawkweed Legacy begins after two girls, Poppy Hooper and Ember Hawkweed, discover they were switched at birth because of a centuries old-prophecy that destined one of them to be Queen of the witches. 

 Stunned by their findings, Poppy finds comfort with a boy and his great-grandmother in Africa while Ember settles into a new non-coven life with Leo, the boy that is bound to both of them in ways neither of them can yet understand. When both the young women, Leo and the throne are threatened, they must choose between love and destiny as everything they know and cherish may be destroyed.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Book Review: Dead on Arrival by Matt Richtel

This was not the book I was expecting.
Title:  Dead on Arrival
Author:  Matt Richtel
Release Date:  August 1, 2017
Publisher:  William Morrow
Source:  Edelweiss

A mysterious disorder threatens to destroy the world in this high-concept thriller from Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Matt Richtel, which combines medical science, cutting-edge technology, and breathtaking suspense in the vein of Michael Crichton. (Goodreads)

My Review:

While not my usual type of read, the excerpt pulled me in and left me wanting more!

A plane lands in the small town of Steamboat, Colorado to everyone at the airport seems to be dead. Is it a virus? Biological warfare? A gas leak? Good thing that one of the plane passengers is a infectious disease specialist! Coincidence? Or the unfolding of an evil plot?

Things are just getting good with the doctor examining the nearest body when we shift to the past. Could have done without this look back at Dr Martin's trip to Africa to investigate a mysterious outbreak, but maybe that was just my impatience to get back to the good stuff.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Guest Post: How to Enjoy eBooks without Causing Harm to Your Eyes by Anitya Brown

Hi everyone! Today I'm featuring a guest post from Anitya Brown. Anitya did an awesome post about reading more effectively over on Bookworm Brandee's blog and today she's going to talk about how to enjoy ebooks without hurting your eyes. Enjoy!

How to Enjoy eBooks without Causing Harm to Your Eyes


One of the major arguments against reading ebooks is that you need to read them on an electronic screen, and staring at a screen for long hours every day over the long term could cause damage to your eyes.

The concern is reasonable, and Computer Vision Syndrome is a real thing. The symptoms include headaches, eye dryness, blurred vision, eye irritation, excessive tearing, sensitivity to light, among others.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t have to be a desktop screen to cause the ailment. In fact, many frequent phone and tablet readers can totally relate to the eye irritations and headaches.

How to Enjoy eBooks without Causing Harms to Your Eyes
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Saturday, August 5, 2017

My Book Haul 8/5/2017

Strange Weather, Silent Corner, and The Between

In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information.

For Review:


This was offered in a recent email from William Morrow. I'm a sucker for short stories and loved the last book by Joe Hill, so happily agreed to a review and downloaded the ebook that afternoon!

Strange Weather by Joe Hill
Strange Weather by Joe Hill

A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill.