Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder

What I'm waiting for:
The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder (Herringford and Watts, #1)

When does it release? March 1, 2016

Why am I waiting? This looks like  a cute, fun read. I need more of those in my life.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Flirtation Walk

What I'm waiting on:
Flirtation Walk

When does it release? March 1, 2015

Why am I waiting? I'm actually not waiting. I got this book through Netgalley and started it last night. I have really enjoyed Siri Mitchell's most recent books. This one is set at West Point in the 1800's. looks like it will be a nice Valentine's Day read.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Newest Books on My TBR

My library is great at purchasing the books I request for Overdrive. Here are their most recent purchases.

Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving WorldThe Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)The Painter's DaughterUntil The DawnAudacious
The Boy Most Likely ToAcross the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)The Secret Life of Anna BlancThe Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)To Win Her Favor (Belle Meade Plantation, #2)

I'm very thankful for a library that tries to buy what it patrons want to read. If you enjoy reading on an ereader, check your local library's Overdrive program. It has saved me lots of time and money.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Quick Lit ~ January

Thanks to the Bout of Books reading challenge, I got off to a great start this year. I have read three books already, and hope to finish a couple more this week. Here's what I have been reading lately.

Just Finished:
Winter Garden

I read Nightingale last summer, and I have been anxious to read another book by Kristin Hannah. This was a quick read, but not nearly as satisfying. I struggled to relate to the modern day characters, and found them a little obnoxious. I enjoyed the parallel story, but it didn't start til nearly halfway through. I will give another book by this author a try, but with lower expectations.

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

Susan Meissner is easily a favorite author. I have enjoyed everything I have read by her. Her newest book is no exception. I really enjoyed the Hollywood setting, and all the ins and outs of the filming of Gone With the Wind. The writing style is easy to read, and the characters are engaging and complex. though this isn't my favorite of Ms. Miessner's novels, it was still really good. Highly recommended.


Overall, this was very good. I prefer Beth Moore as a speaker. Still, this had some good things to say about our love for God and his love for us. I would like to give this another read in the future.

Currently Reading:
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
Across the Universe

I needed something different after all the literary fiction I read at the beginning of the month. This YA sci-fi is fitting the bill. The main character is frozen to make a three hundred year space journey, but awoken fifty years early. I'm hoping to finish this up this weekend.

The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo

I'm reading this for The Deliberate Reader's online book club. I'm hoping to get it finished next week, but I may be reading it forever. It's just so long, and there is so much talking, and there are so many people.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday ~ I'll See You in Paris

What I'm waiting on:
I'll See You in Paris

When does it release? February 9, 2016

Why am I waiting? Contemporary isn't my usual genre, but this one looks like it has some historical parts as well. I also love books about books.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Bookish Goals

I went a little crazy with the book related resolutions last year, and didn't do so well. I have set a few goals for myself in 2016, but I think they are a little more doable.

1. Read one fiction book a week.

2. Read one non-fiction book a month.

3. Read one classic book a season.

4. Read ten books by Susan Meissner this year.

I am also going to participate in Modern Mrs. Darcy's reading challenge which you can find here, and The Deliberate Reader's book club which you can find here.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Book Haul ~ January

I have really been enjoying the holiday sales over the past few weeks. Here are some of my recent finds and also the books I got for Christmas.

The BooksellerTake and Give (Haven Seekers #3)Thin Ice (Men of Valor #2)Buried Secrets (Men of Valor #1)A Respectable Actress
The Case of the Sin City Sister (A Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery #2)Pilgrimage: My Journey to a Deeper Faith in the Land Where Jesus Walked

Physical Books:
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte CristoPioneer Girl: The Annotated AutobiographyThe Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper!Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving WorldThe Painter's Daughter

I'm linking up with Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves and The Deliberate Reader for New on the Stack.