Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Popular Books I Haven't Read Yet

Here are some books that everyone is talking about...except me, cuz I haven't read them yet.

At Home in Mitford (Mitford Years, #1)Les MisérablesThe Book ThiefAll the Light We Cannot SeeA Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)GileadGone GirlMe Before YouThe MartianPioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography

Have you read any of these? I actually had Pioneer Girl in my possession, but I had to take it back to the library. Check out more top ten lists at The Broke and the Bookish.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Stacking the Selves ~ June

It's been more than a month since I have done a book haul. I decided to start including books I get for my mom and my girls in this post as well.

Mom and Anna's books:
The Haven (Stoney Ridge Seasons #2)The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern, #1)

A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower SellersThe NightingaleLittle Beach Street Bakery: A NovelCaptain Corelli’s MandolinThe Midwife's RevoltPraying for Your ProdigalBread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table, with RecipesDance of the Dandelion

Physical Books:
Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded LivesSaving GraceSherlock in Love: A NovelThe Unveiled Wife: Embracing Intimacy with God and Your HusbandThe Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1)The Choosing (Seer, #1)Rules of Civility

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Book Review ~ The Mapmaker's Children

The Mapmaker's Children is a frame story following Sarah Brown, the daughter of abolitionist John Brown, in the years leading up to the Civil War, and Eden a modern day woman struggling with marriage problems and infertility. Eden moves into an old house that was a stopping place for the Underground Railroad. Sarah was a mapmaker for the UGRR.

I enjoy Civil War era stories, and I thought this one okay. I definitely enjoyed Sarah story more than the modern day one. I felt like the author did an excellent job  with the language of the time and gave a lot of background information that really made the story come alive. Eden story fell a little flat for me. Her character was hard for me to like.

I enjoyed the historical details included in the book. I didn't know a lot a bout John Brown and his beliefs before. There were some interesting articles included in the story. I thought this was a nice touch.

Overall, I would recommend this book. It was a quick read, and I enjoyed it. I was hoping for a little bit more from it, but, if you like historical fiction, you should give it a try.

I received this book from Blogging For Books for free for the purpose of review.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Favorite Top Ten Tuesdays

The Broke and the Bookish is celebrating five years of Top Ten Tuesdays. I have only done thirty-six of them so far, but I have enjoyed this meme a lot over the past few months. Here are some of my favorite topics.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Lady Maybe

What I am waiting on:
Lady Maybe

When does it release? July 7, 2015

Why am I waiting? I enjoy Julie Klassen's regency era novels. And they always have pretty covers.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Summer TBR

I have a stack of books begging me to read them this summer. Some are light and breezy some are a little bit heavier. And, for the first time ever, I will get to read on an airplane. I'm all kinds of excited about that. The last time I rode on a plane I had a two year old, and didn't even think about reading. She is now thirteen. That's how much I get out. Here are some books I am hoping to get to during the summer months.

Love Walked InGoodnight JuneThe Beautiful Daughters
Still Life with Bread CrumbsStill Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
The Choosing (Seer, #1)The Summer Queen (Eleanor of Aquitane, #1)Seek and Hide (Haven Seekers #1)
Little Beach Street BakeryMaking Marion: Where's Robin Hood When You Need Him?

I'm really excited about these. I have several new to me authors on the list. Check out more top ten posts at The Broke and the Bookish.