Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/11 – 9/17/17

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Happy Sunday bookworms!

Did everyone have a good weekend?  The bulk of my weekend was spend working on the new house.  Since cold weather will be here before we know it, we are in a mad dash to get the exterior of the house painted & some of the yard work done.  Let’s just say I never want to see the color ‘powder blue’ or a vine of ivy ever again.

Let’s see what I’ve been reading this week, shall we?

*Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, what I will be reading next, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: The House by the Lake by Ella Carey

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As most of you know, I am a huge historical fiction fan, especially WWII historical fiction.  I am also a big fan of books that deal with past family secret mysteries (think Kate Morton).  So when I read the book description for The House by the Lake and found that it was a fusion of the two, I was all for it.

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Features, Memes, Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Skip the Book Synopsis

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Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!

T5W is a weekly meme is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes.  You can visit the Goodreads T5W group for more info.

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This week’s theme is…

September 13th: Books to Read without the Synopsis
–We all know that some synopsis writers spoil events that happen halfway through the book or have heard reviewers say “its best to go into this one blind.” Discuss those books.

Let’s get right into it, shall we?

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Fantasy

Book Review: The Luster of Lost Things by Sophie Chen Keller

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When I was given the opportunity to read & review The Luster of Lost Things, I jumped at the opportunity.  For one, it has been promoted for lovers of Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove which I read and adored last year.  You can read my review here →Book Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.  Secondly, there is something sweet and magical about the cover…

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Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/4 – 9/10/17

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Hello bookworms!

My weekly wrap-up post is embarrassingly late this week.  Typically I like to have it posted by Sunday evening at the latest, but here we are on Monday night.  Oops!  I blame this on the fact that I had a busy weekend, but also I was glued to my phone all weekend tracking hurricane Irma.  I have family in Fort Meyers & friends in Sarasota, so I was a nervous wreck all weekend.  Thankfully, my family members evacuated to Tennessee and my friends made it through OK.  Also, there was minimum damage to all their properties.  I’m super thankful, as things could have been much worse for all of them.

Let’s get back to bookish business shall we?

*Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, what I will be reading next, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.

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