Friday, September 29, 2017

Book Beginnings - 9/29/2017

 
*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page. 
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My book beginnings is taken from DRAWING LESSONS by Patricia Sands:
"The first time her life came to a screeching halt was twenty years earlier when the predawn phone call came from Greece where her parents, Sophia and Nikos, were vacationing."
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Books Finished:

THE IT GIRLS by Karen Harper - review will be on October 24.  I have a teaser from my review on Goodreads.

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THE BLACKBIRD SEASON by Kate Moretti - review will be October 12.

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THE WELCOME HOME DINER by Peggy Lampman - review will be on October 10.
 
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ODD CHILD OUT by Gilly MacMillan - review will be October 5.
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THE TRUST by Ronald H. Balson - review is in the book's title.

Excellent mystery.

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Book Blogger Hop - 9/29 - 10/5

 Question of the Week:

Have you ever slept with a favorite, beloved book under your pillow, or cradled in your arms? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

My Answer:

I am smiling, Maria.

I have hugged a book when I first received it, but my answer is NO about sleeping with a favorite book, keeping it under my pillow, or cradling it.   :)
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Visiting my son.  I may be able to comment and visit later.  If not, have a fun HOP.

Hope everyone had a good week.

Thanks for stopping.



Friendly Fill-Ins - 9/29/2017

http://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2016/06/fill-in-statements-week-4.html
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FRIENDLY FILL-INS 

1. I am far too ______.



2. To save money, I ____.



3.           matter(s).

4.          makes me think          .

 MY ANSWERS:

1. I am far too Italian to use store bought spaghetti sauce.  :)

2.  To save money, I just look and don't buy.  :)

3.  Sisters matters.

4.  Hydragneas make me think of my wonderful, beautiful mother.









Tuesday, September 26, 2017

William Kent Krueger Event At The Mystery Lover's Bookstore





Just attended an author event at The Mystery Lover's Independent Bookstore in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, with William Kent Krueger talking about his newest book, Sulfur Springs,  and his writing.

He is animated, personable, and very charismatic. Totally enjoyed the hour. 

Thank you.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Mini Bloggiesta Finish Line



http://www.bloggiesta.com/
Another fun, entertaining, and successful BLOGGIESTA has come to an end.

I love interacting with other bloggers and to see what they are doing to improve their blog and their blogging knowledge and experience.

Here is my list, and it is all finished.  :)  I actually am still deleting meme posts only.   :)

1.  Back Up My Blog - thank again to Steph from Cover2Cover for the directions.

2.  Clean up my taskbar - I have a ton of drafts of reviews and other items that have already been posted. 

3.  Visit other blogs - I have been visiting blog on the linky list and on the Twitter Page.  :)  Love seeing the lists.

4.  Delete some old posts from when I started blogging - I am afraid my blog will crash - will it?  :)
   •     I am currently deleting from 2010 and 2011...did some from 2013 and 2014 also.  Yippee!!
   •    Does anyone know the answer about the blog eventually crashing if there are too many posts????
   •    Getting tired of deleting, but I will continue later  -  I have taken the pages of posts down from 38 to 33 and the number of posts down from 1888 to 1618.
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Hope you can join in 2018 for the BLOGGIESTA.

THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by and cheered me on and commented.


It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading? - 9/25/2017

http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
   
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I hope you had a great reading week. 
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
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Books Completed

THE BLACKBIRD SEASON by Kate Moretti - review will be on October 12 - finished on September 18.

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THE WELCOME HOME DINER by Peggy Lampman - review will be on October 10 - finished on September 14.
 
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ODD CHILD OUT by Gilly MacMillan - review will be on October 5 - finished on September 7.

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THE TRUST by Ronald H. Balson - review is in the book's title - finished September 3.

Enjoyable read - difficult to put down.

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LOVE AND OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES by Jamie Ford - review is in the book's title - finished on August 31.


Another beautiful read by Jamie Ford.
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Book Currently Reading 

THE IT GIRLS by Karen Harper   - review will be on October 24.  
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Books Up Next:

DRAWING LESSONS by Patricia Sands - review will be on October 11.

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TAHOE PAYBACK by Todd Borg - review will be on October 17.
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SEVEN DAYS OF US by Francesca Hornack - review will be on November 7. 
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THE MISSING by C. L. Taylor - review will be on November 9.
 
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THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A. J. Finn - review will be on January 2, 2018.
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THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - review will be on January 9, 2018.
 
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THE ENGLISH WIFE by Lauren Willig - review will be on January 10, 2018.
 
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WHERE THE WILD CHERRIES GROW by Laura Madeleine - review will be on February 13, 2018.
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SUNBURN by Laura Lipmann - review will be on February 20, 2018.
 
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THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR by Sally Hepworth - review will be on March 13, 2018.
 
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NOT THAT I COULD TELL by Jessica Strawser - review will be on March 27, 2018.

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