Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

What I am waiting on:
Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

When does it release? January 5, 2016

Why am I waiting? Susan Meissner is one of my favorite authors. I already have this one pre-ordered, and will read it as soon as it comes out.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Undaunted Hope

What I'm waiting on:
Undaunted Hope (Beacons of Hope #3)

When does it release? January 5, 2016

Why am I waiting? I read a book by this author earlier this year and enjoyed it. I would love to get involved in a really good historical series,

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Favorite Quotes

Here are a few quotes from my favorite books this year. I wish I could say I keep a journal of quotes, but, alas, I do not. Thankfully, Goodreads has quotes on the book's homepage, so I got these from there. Enjoy!

The Story Keeper (Carolina #2)

“Sometimes a world that doesn’t exist is the only escape from the one that does.” 

Secrets of a Charmed Life

“Truth is a strange companion. It devastates one moment and enthralls the next. But it never deceives. And because of that, in the end, it comforts.” 

Home Is Where My People Are: The Roads That Lead Us to Where We Belong

“All I can figure is that my parents were either totally laid back or totally tired. I’m guessing that it was more of the latter, but either way, there really were some good lessons from that level of independence.” 

Like a Flower in Bloom

“No. I’m afraid it would be quite impossible to use a hammer without hammering.” 

Legend of Sheba: The Rise of a Queen

“What is love, but to hold dear without expectation? What is love, but first given devotion? What is love . . . But freedom.” 

Beyond All Dreams

“Was there anything more inspiring than being able to look up and see oneself surrounded by thousands of books all the way to the ceiling three stories above?”

The Nightingale

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.”

The Sea Keeper's Daughters (Carolina #3)

“If Satan has toeholds that allow him to claw and climb from the underworld to this one, they lie in our failure to see ourselves in others.” 

The Choosing

“I believe the flower’s purpose is not to be beautiful; it is to grow. Many seeds shrivel in the ground, but this one grew, and therefore it has been picked already, it is chosen already, it is beautiful already.”

Nobody's Cuter Than You: A Memoir about the Beauty of Friendship

“There are probably only a handful of times in our lives when someone who will change us forever walks in—when we find someone we can love with our whole hearts, who will challenge us and shape us and make us feel like the world is safer and brighter just because they are in it. A person who loves us for exactly who we are, yet teaches us to be better because of who they are and how they live their life.” 

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Quick Lit ~ November

I have been on a bit of a YA tear lately. I have been wanting some quick, easy reads, and they definitely fit the bill. I may pick one up again soon with the holidays coming up. Here are some of my most recent reads and my thoughts on them.

Infiltration (Harbingers #7)

These are quick little novellas. Each one is written by a different author and from a different character's POV. They are nice to read on a weekend when I don't want to start a full length novel. Most of them are free for Amazon Prime members.

A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)

This was a great page turner. Very fast paced plot that keeps you guessing...and gives you a headache if you think too hard about it. It deals with parallel universes and multi-universe travel. Heavy stuff. Luckily, The Flash is also covering this topic, so I am beginning to feel like a bit of an expert.

Diary of a Jackwagon

If you like comedy memoirs or if you are a fan of Tim Hawkins, you should read this. It's funny. 

Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink, #1)

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this one. Post-apocalyptic and survival story rolled up in one fast paced novel. There was a good twist at the end. I'll pick up the second book eventually.

Secrets of Sloane House (Chicago World's Fair Mystery #1)

This was an enjoyable historical mystery set during the Chicago World's Fair. The mystery was played out really well, and there were a few surprises along the way. There are two more books in the series, but I think they follow different characters.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Merchant of Alyss

What I'm waiting on:
Merchant of Alyss (Legends of the Realm, #2)

When does it release? January 5, 2016

Why am I waiting? I'm always on the look out for a good fantasy series. I may wait til they have all been released to read them.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Book to Movie Adaptions

Here are some upcoming and recently released book to movie adaptations I would like to see:

Queen of the Tearling
The Martian 
Mocking Jay part 2
Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Jungle Book
The 5th Wave
Me Before You

What adaptations are you looking forward to? 
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Stacking the Shelves ~ October

My wonderful husband finished my bookshelves. That means my books have a home now, and I can start adding new books. I'm very excited. I got several books from Paperbackswap, and, of course, got some bargain Kindle books.

Kindle Books:
The Daughter of Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides, #2)London Tides (MacDonald Family Trilogy #2)The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2)The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife: 18 Powerful Lessons for Personal GrowthSecrets She KeptA Place in His Heart (The Southold Chronicles, #1)

Physical Books:
Drawing Fire (Cold Case Justice #1)The Girl from the TrainYour Chariot Awaits: An Andi McConnell MysteryIn Plain Sight (Ivy Malone Mysteries, #2)Murder at the Mikado (Drew Farthing Mystery, #3)
A Reason to Stay (Texas Gold, #3)TakenAs You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

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