Saturday, October 18, 2014

Stacking the Shelves ~ October Week 3

Stacking the Shelves

Today i am linking up with Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves, a weekly meme to show off our recent book acquisitions.

Here are some new  books that are now taking up space on my shelves and in my Kindle:

Giveaways
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Ebooks
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Tyndale Rewards
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What books have you bought lately?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Motherless by Erin Healy


Today I and linking up with Breaking the Spine for Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly meme to show off the books we can't wait to get our hands on. 

What I'm waiting on:
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When it will be released: November 11, 2014

Why I'm waiting?
I have enjoyed all of Erin Healy's books so far. I guess they would fall under Thriller/Mystery, but what sets them apart are the supernatural elements she throws in. This makes them very unique reads.

What books are you looking forward to?

What I've Been Reading Lately ~ Twitterature

Today I am linking up with The Modern Mrs. Darcy for Twitterature, a chance to give short reviews on what we've been reading. These are the books I read last month.

19868756 I bought this on a whim when the Kindle version went on sale. It reads like a memoir. It's a lovely book, and it really got me to look at my house in a new way. I highly recommend it.

18656224 This one was a bit of a disappointment. The cover is beautiful, but I found the story kind of slow. I have enjoyed other books by this author, but this one was just OK. I did learn a lot about hat making, though.

18850688 Oh, this book. This was probably my favorite book of September. It was very well written with great characters. The present day story isn't as strong as the historical story, but it is still a great read. It is also a hard read, so bear that in mind.

80347 I love Lynn Austin. I really do. I think this was the first book I read by her. I enjoyed it just as much the second time around. They are so many layers to this multi-generational story, but it reads very easily. It spans the almost the whole 20th century. It just gives me all the feels!

20330610I Love the Fred books, so I was delighted to find this one free for Kindle a while ago. I had no idea it existed. It is book four in the series, but it fits between books two and three. The first book is Welcome to Fred. All of these are laugh out loud funny. you should check them out. By the way, Fred is a town, not a person.

18753630 I have really mixed feelings about this book. It is well written, but the subject matter is HARD. It was a very heavy read. I feel like it's marketed as a love story, but it's really a coming of age novel. I recommend it, but you will probably want to follow it up with something lighter. I did a longer review here.

20821619 I usually enjoy Karen Kingsbury, but this book bored me. I doubt I will read anymore in this series. I just never connected to the characters. Plus I just have trouble believing two people fall in love in high school, lose touch for ten years, but stay in love. I'm sure it happens, but it still bugs me. I did a longer review here.

That was my reading for September. What have you been reading?


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Top Ten Bookish Paces I Want to Visit

Today, I am linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for Top Ten Tuesday.

I love it when a book transports me some where far away. Sometimes, it's a place I can get to by car or plane. Sometimes, I would need a time machine. And, sometimes, it's a place that doesn't even exist. Or does it?

 Here is a list of places I would love to visit in real life, but, so far, I have only been able to get there in books.

Narnia
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Middle Earth
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Turn of the Century Chicago
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Wonderland Creek, Kentucky
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Oxford, England
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Lyric
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Botswana
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Charing Cross Road, England
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Regency England
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Guernsey Island
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What are your favorite places to visit when you read?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Stacking the Shelves ~ October Week 2

Stacking the Shelves

Today I am linking up with Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves, a place to show off our recent book acquisitions. Here are some of my recent finds:

Paperback Swap
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For Review
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Ebooks
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What new books do you have on your shelves?


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Fatal Tree


Today I am linking up with Breaking the Spine for Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly meme to showcase upcoming releases that we are really excited about. This week I am excited about:

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When it releases: November 4th
Why I'm excited: This is the final book in The Bright Empires series. I have been waiting for this book for a year! A whole year, people! I don't usually read series, and I definately don't read series that go more than three books. But this one has held my attention. It has time travel, romance, adventure, the works. I already have it on hold at the library! 

What books are you looking forward to?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Character Driven Novels


Today I am linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for Top Ten Tuesday. This weeks topic is character driven novels, which I never read. I looked through my Goodreads list and came up with these ten books. Wheather or not they are character driven is up for debate, but they have strong characters that have stuck with me over time.

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I loved all of these books, but I think my favorite of the ten is The Magic of Ordinary Days. Winter birds is great as well. What are some of your favorite character driven books?