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My Week of Reading ( 23 - 28 October 2017)

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Somehow I managed to get three reviews done this month. So let's start.
Mine by A.N. Senerella: Amazon: Amazon Review - Mine Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Mine Genuine Jenn: Genuine Jenn Review - Mine
Blood & Thorne by Lorel Clayton: Amazon: Amazon Review - Blood & Thorne Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Blood & Thorne Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Blood & Thorne
Crawdad by Lisa T. Cresswell: Amazon: Amazon Review - Crawdad
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Crawdad
Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Crawdad

I managed to get some other reading done along the way, which leads me to...

Monthly Reading Goals:
I haven't quite finished my August reading goals, but I've definitely made headway and will most likely be starting my October reading goals if not today, then tomorrow - I'm hoping today rather than tomorrow. 

Last Word:
At the moment I'm busy reading 'Elsewhere' by Meghan McDonnell, and I will be doing a review o…

Review - Blood & Thorne by Lorel Clayton

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2017 Genre: Paranormal; Steampunk; Suspense with a hint of romance
Blurb:
Eva Thorne thought facing a werewolf, betrayal, and the army of Death was bad. She learns there are all new kinds of evil—and more enemies, as well as allies, than she ever imagined. All of them have an agenda, and all of them want the one thing she needs to defeat the Dead God and save her world from annihilation. Can she claim the First Soul before they do? The bad guys all want her dead. Fortunately, some want the First Soul more, and they need her to get it. They hope it will make them a god. She wants it for her own reasons. It summoned the God of Death, and it can send Him back to the Void before His armies ‘cleanse’ everything she’s ever known from existence. The last strongholds of humanity have fallen. Only the Three Kingdoms of Avian, Dwarf and Elf still stand. Eva is running out of time, because even that alliance is crumbling, and the Elf King, Fharen, is hatching a de…

Review - Crawdad by Lisa T. Cresswell

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Year Published: 2016 Genre: Contemporary
Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Jamil Ramos grew up on Alabama’s Gulf Coast believing his mom, Loretta, was his only living relative. She put a trumpet in his hands as a toddler and sparked his love of jazz. But when Loretta drops a bomb on Jamil from her deathbed- she’s not his mama and his daddy is still alive, living in Charleston, S.C. – his world is turned upside down. Now, with the only mama he’s ever known gone and the Loyola University trumpet audition less than a week away, Jamil has trouble feeling his music. When his band teacher tells him to get it together, Jamil decides to hitchhike to South Carolina over to find his father and get his questions answered. All he has is a name –Leon Ramos.

About the Author:
A North Carolina native and a professional archaeologist, Lisa now works in Idaho and writes young adult fiction.

Connect with the Author:
Twitter: Lisa T. Cresswell Twitter
Facebook: Lisa T. Cresswell Facebook
Author Blog: Lisa T. C…

My Week of Reading (16 - 21 October 2017)

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It seems as if I had quite a successful reading week, even though technically I only did one review this week - I also managed to get other reading done as well (I'll talk more about this further on). So let get on with the review:
Jennifer Brown's Journey by Angie Langley: Amazon: Amazon Review - Jennifer Brown's Journey Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Jennifer Brown's Journey Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Jennifer Brown's Journey
I somehow managed to get this one out in time!
Monthly Reading Goals: I have made a little bit of progress with this (I will enlighten you about this down below), so I will most likely start my October reading goals sometime this week (hopefully).
Last Word: Now I'm going to tell you about the rest of my reading week. I participated in the Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon this past weekend - and managed to get one book started and finished (of which a review will be done this coming week), and I started another …

Review - Jennifer Brown's Journey by Angie Langley

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Year Published: 2017 Genre: Women's Fiction; Chick Lit
Blurb: Five feet one and full of fizz, Jennifer Brown lights up the room. She has a gorgeous partner, a wicked best friend, and a boss who doesn’t mind that she’s the worst typist on the planet. She’s loyal, generous and irredeemably ditzy. Everyone loves Jennifer Brown.But can she learn to love herself? When her world caves in, she needs every ounce of her steely core to step back from the abyss and take charge of her life, reinventing herself first as cook and housekeeper to a saucy sexagenarian, then as manager of a tumbledown country estate with sensitive secrets.Peopled by a battalion of hilarious characters from the caustic, cross-dressing confidant to the besotted ex-boyfriend with a barmy ex-wife, Jennifer Brown’s Journey is a heartwarming, thoughtful, often poignant portrait of the trials of life as a thirty-something woman.Jennifer Brown champions the importance of self-belief, and the value of a bucket-sized …

My Week of Reading (9 - 14 October 2017)

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I've had a bit of a quietish week; I managed to get two reviews out and I'm catching up on some reading.
Aaru by David Meredith: Amazon: Amazon Review - Aaru
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Aaru
Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Aaru

Binge Until Tragedy by Ben D'Alessio:
Amazon: Amazon Review - Binge Until Tragedy
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Binge Until Tragedy
Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Binge Until Tragedy

I'm amazed that I managed to get these reviews out in time. Tiredness has been creeping up a lot on me lately!

Monthly Reading Goals:
I haven't been able to get to this yet - though I am busy catching up on some leisure reading, and am hoping to finish one if not by the end of this coming week; then maybe the following week.

Last Word:
I will most likely have another quiet week next week; I am currently reading 'Jennifer Brown's Journey' by Angie Langley and will have a review up of this book sometime next wee…

Review - Aaru by David Meredith

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Year Published: 2017 Genre: Young Adult; with a small dose of fantasy and suspense
Blurb: Rose is dying. Her body is wasted and skeletal. She is too sick and weak to move. Every day is an agony and her only hope is that death will find her swiftly before the pain grows too great to bear.  She is sixteen years old. Rose has made peace with her fate, but her younger sister, Koren, certainly has not. Though all hope appears lost Koren convinces Rose to make one final attempt at saving her life after a mysterious man in a white lab coat approaches their family about an unorthodox and experimental procedure. A copy of Rose’s radiant mind is uploaded to a massive super computer called Aaru – a virtual paradise where the great and the righteous might live forever in an arcadian world free from pain, illness, and death. Elysian Industries is set to begin offering the service to those who can afford it and hires Koren to be their spokes-model.  Within a matter of weeks, the sisters’ faces …

Reveiw - Binge until Tragedy by Ben D'Alessio

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2017 Genre: New Adult; Humorous
Blurb: Laden with the grief of losing his childhood best friend to suicide and the weight of the “Real World” approaching fast, Joel Lupo buys a one-way ticket to Paris after graduating from college. With his faithful friends, Riley and Kev, at his side, a carry-on full of whiskey nips, and the promise of drugs, women and the chance to finally speak French (the damn beautiful tongue), Joel heads to Europe to seek adventure, excitement, and new vices. But through the haze of hallucinogens and prostitutes, new friends and new lovers (Joel quite liked to use the word 'lover,' when in Europe), bloody red wine and absinthe, something gnaws at Joel in the pit. It follows him from Paris, across the pulsating cities of the continent. It takes hold of him and eats away at his thoughts, his mood, his friendships. Across the warm waters of the Mediterranean, an awakening foments on the coasts of North Africa: Revolution.
Abou…

My Week of Reading (2 - 7 October 2017)

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This week turned out to be a little bit quieter - I only got one review out.

Pigeon-Blood Red by Ed Duncan:
Amazon: Amazon Review - Pigeon-Blood Red
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Pigeon-Blood Red
Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Pigeon-Blood Red

Now onto...

Monthly Reading Goals:
I haven't been able to get to this yet; though hopefully I'll be able to soon.

Last Word:
With it starting to get busy at work; it's getting slightly harder to get reviews out on time - even though I have somehow managed so far. I'm currently reading 'Binge Until Tragedy' by Ben D'Alessio and will have this review out soon. I will also have another review out later this week - which means that I will be slightly busier with reviews.  I'm also going to see if I can get a day off this coming week - so I can try and catch up (and maybe get slightly ahead) in reading.  This is only going to be the start of the busy period of the year for me - and it's most …

Review - Pigeon-Blood Red by Ed Duncan

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Genre: Crime; Thriller Year Published: 2016

Blurb:
Pigeon-Blood Red is a fast-paced and suspenseful crime thriller by Ed Duncan. 

For underworld enforcer Richard "Rico" Sanders, it seemed like an ordinary job. Retrieve his gangster boss's priceless pigeon-blood red ruby necklace and teach the double-dealing cheat who stole it a lesson. A job like a hundred before it. But the chase quickly goes sideways and takes Rico from the mean streets of Chicago to sunny Honolulu, where the hardened hit man finds himself in uncharted territory when a couple of innocent bystanders are accidentally embroiled in the crime.
As Rico pursues his new targets, the hunter and his prey develop an unlikely respect for one another and Rico is faced with a momentous decision: follow his orders to kill the couple whose courage and character have won his admiration, or refuse and endanger the life of the woman he loves?

About the Author:
Ed Duncan is a graduate of Oberlin College and Northwester…

My Week of Reading (25 - 30 September 2017)

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It's been a hectic week; I managed to get one review out, as well as two other blog posts out this past week. So without further ado, here's the review:

Mind Me, Milady by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks:
Amazon: Amazon Review - Mind Me, Milady
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Mind Me, Milady
Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Mind Me, Milady

I also got another blog post out today that you can view here

Monthly Reading Goals:
Since it's the 1st of the new month, I haven't gotten to this yet, but I do still have to finish August's reading goal; so I'm hoping to start October's reading goal within a week or two; and at this stage, I'm more likely to get to the 'Thriller' book; since I'm most likely going to have a busy month which I'm going to elaborate further on in...

Last Word:
I'm almost finished with my reading schedule for October, and it seems like it's going to be a bit of a tight one like September was.…

Highlights of the Month - September 2017

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September has been quite a hectic month - I've given in my resignation at work (which means that I'm going to be focusing on my book blog fully next year), I've somehow managed to read 7 books (WOW!), and on top of that I've had a busy month besides that. How on earth did I manage to get everything done...? I'm not quite sure myself...
Make no mistake - I struggled to read those seven book this past month. So now I have to try and choose a favourite for the month - and it's also going to be a very close one as well! There are three books that I can think of that I really enjoyed - maybe even four! So I'm going to mention these in no particular order (I liked them all for different reasons): - Mind Me, Milady by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks - The Spell of the Horse by Pam Billinge - The Inherited by Lily Burlington and finally - Bleeding Cross by Aaron Dawbot
Another one I want to mention is 'Tattooed Love' by Simone Elise. This one I had m…