“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” ~ Mark Twain

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mini Blog Ahead 2017

Since I have a long history of signing up for challenges and failing miserably, decided to keep my streak alive and sign up for the Mini Blog Ahead Challenge hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup!

Since I have a long history of signing up for challenges and failing miserably, decided to keep my streak alive and sign up for the Mini Blog Ahead Challenge hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup!

Details:

This challenge is all about getting ahead in your blogging by scheduling an additional 15 posts.

Any post counts so long as it's completed and scheduled, but it can't be posted until after the challenge ends.

My Goal:

Since I don't have anything ready for March yet, I'm going to bend the rules a bit and work on getting 15 posts total. If I get my groove on, will try to schedule 15 posts for after the 15th as well.

There are two discussion posts sitting in my draft folder that need to be completed. And I have more journal and bookmarks posts I can schedule. Plus who knows how many unwritten reviews! Honestly, I'm afraid to add them up in case I wind up in a corner somewhere, rocking and weeping in despair. Kidding! (sorta)

Fingers crossed I break my failing streak!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

My Book Haul 2/25/17

The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day, The Mermaid's Daughter by Ann Claycomb, and The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo
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:

An interesting assortment of titles have found their way to my mailbox this year. Outside my usual genres, but all look intriguing!


The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day
The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day

Anna Winger knows people better than they know themselves with only a glance - at their handwriting. Hired by companies seeking trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to find happiness, Anna likes to keep the real mess of other people’s lives at arm’s length and on paper. But when she is called to use her expertise on a ransom note left behind at a murder scene in the small town she and her son have recently moved to, the crime inevitably gets under Anna’s skin.

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The Mermaid's Daughter by Ann Claycomb
The Mermaid's Daughter by Ann Claycomb

A modern-day expansion of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, this unforgettable debut novel weaves a spellbinding tale of magic and the power of love as a descendent of the original mermaid fights the terrible price of saving herself from a curse that has affected generations of women in her family.

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The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo
The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo

When a middle school girl is abducted in broad daylight, a fellow student and witness to the crime copes with the tragedy in an unforgettable way.

What happens to the girl left behind?





What did you receive this week?


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Book Review Buzz Books 2017 YA Spring/Summer

Buzz Books are one of my favorite ways to discover new authors, so I'm incredibly happy that this edition knocks it out of the ballpark with so many awesome reads!
Title:  Buzz Books 2017 YA Spring/Summer
Release Date:  January 13, 2017
Publisher:  Publishers Lunch
Source:  netGalley


Our sixth edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult provides the special excitement of Winter Institute and takes it even further with samples of the best in forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication. (Goodreads)


My Review:

Buzz Books are one of my favorite ways to discover new authors, so I'm incredibly happy that this edition knocks it out of the ballpark with so many awesome reads! Here are some of the samples that really got my attention:

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr reminded me a little of the movie 50 First Dates. Unlike the movie though, Flora's memory erases itself several times a day. Thankfully this didn't happen until she was ten years old so at least she has those long-term memories to help her get through the day. Then everything changes. She remembers something. A kiss. From her best friend's boyfriend. Uh-oh. Can't wait to read more and see what happens to Flora when she sets off to reconnect with the boy who gave her a new memory!


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