May in Review | #monthlywrapup

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” Helen Keller May 2019 Wrap Up Hey friends! I’m a little late to post this but it was a remarkable month for reading and events and I didn’t want to rush and forget something.…

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First Line Fridays | The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer #firstlines #theinterestings

Today’s First Lines comes from THE INTERESTINGS by Meg Wolitzer. Published 2013 First Lines: “On a warm night in early July of that long-evaporated year, the Interestings gathered for the very first time. They were only fifteen, sixteen, and they began to call themselves the name with tentative irony. Julie Jacobson, an outsider and possibly…

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Top Ten Tuesday | 10 Book to Film/TV Adaptations #toptentuesday #bookstofilm

Todays Top Ten Tuesday Topic is Page to Screen: Books that became movies/TV shows, movies that became books, great adaptations, bad ones, books you need to read before watching their movie/TV show, movies you loved based on books you hated or vice versa, books you want to read because you saw the movie or vice…

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #weeklyrecap #orangecountyreads

Last Week: Check out 4️⃣ new posts last week… Book Reviews posted for 3️⃣ books. (Links to my reviews) The Girl Puzzle | The Season of Silver Linings | Miracle Creek I read one excellent book last week (Miracle Creek) and am still working on my buddy read of The End of Your Life Book…

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Book Spotlight and Giveaway | The Strongman and the Mermaid by Kathleen Shoop #hfvbtblogtours #thestrongmanandthemermaid #historicalfiction #giveaway

Genre: Historical Fiction/Saga Published: February 28, 2019 Pages: 573 “Magnificent.” “Impeccable writing.” “Magical.” Just a few words to describe this outstanding historical fiction novel by Kathleen Shoop. Available Now! About the Book: Myscowa, Poland—1910 Once upon a time in tiny, rural Myscowa, Lukasz Musial competes in feats of strength against his lifelong nemesis to win…

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Book Review | Miracle Creek by Angie Kim #bookreview #newrelease

Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Contemporary Published: April 16, 2019 Pages: 357 My Thoughts A complex and absolutely absorbing drama with a heartbreaking premise. It’s incredible to think this is a debut author. I had no idea what it was about other than it had Korean main characters. Having seen this book everywhere and learning the author…

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Book Review | The Season Of Silver Linings by Christine Nolfi #bookreview #christinenolfi #suzyapproved

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance Release Date : July 17, 2018 Pages: 285 My Thoughts Besides having a gorgeous cover, this was a delightful and charming “second chances” title by Christine Nolfi. It’s the third book in the Sweet Lake series but can easily be read without the first two. I loved this quote at the…

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Book Review and Giveaway | The Girl Puzzle by Kate Braithwaite #TheGirlPuzzle #KateBraithwaite #HFVBTBlogTours

Genre: Historical Fiction Published: May 5, 2019 Pages: 263 My Thoughts This was an interesting account of the famous Nelly Bly who had herself committed to an insane asylum in 1887 so that she could report on the poor conditions. It’s hard to imagine what she had to endure to get her story. She was…

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