First Lines Fridays | Find Your Next Book 6.14.19 #firstlinesfridays #weeklyfeature

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first…

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Book Review | The Other Side of Paradise by Sally Koslow #sallykoslow #suzyapprovedblogtour

Thanks to Suzy Approved Book Tours and author Sally Koslow for including OrangeCountyReaders on this blog tour which coincides with the paperback release of this 2018 title. Genre: Historical Fiction Published: May 29, 2018 Pages: 352 My Thoughts What a sad story. Sheilah Graham and F. Scott Fitzgerald have a love affair ten years after…

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First Lines Fridays | Find Your Next Read 6.7.19 #firstlines #weeklyfeature

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first…

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

I didn’t post my weekly recap last Monday, so this post will be for the last two weeks! I. Cannot. Believe. It’s. Almost. June! Hope you’re having a great weekend – we have a holiday today, Memorial Day which is about honoring our fallen soldiers. 🇺🇸 Since my last Monday post… Check out 7️⃣ new…

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April Wrap Up #monthinreview #orangecountyreads

“No amount of money ever bought a second of time.” – Tony Stark (Avengers: Endgame) “What do we say to the god of death?” “Not today.” – Arya Stark (Game of Thrones) April 2019 Wrap Up This was a great month for books AND film and TV. Besides GOT, I’m streaming Bosch on Amazon and…

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Book Review | Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center #bookreview #netgalley #katherinecenter

Genre: Fiction, Romance Published: August 13, 2019 Pages: 320 My Thoughts (Read January 2019) I finished this book with a huge grin on my face. Katherine Center’s books have a way of making me feel like hugging whoever is nearest to me! I received an arc from Netgalley and even though it doesn’t come out…

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Book Review: Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

Genre: contemporary, romance, mystery Published: July 24, 2018 Pages: 337 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I was so surprised by this book! I wasn’t expecting it to have so much depth and emotion. This book made me hold my breath several times as the story unfolded. What in the world could have happened to Eddie? That’s the question Sarah…

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Magic of Memoir Blog Tour: Braided: A Journey of A Thousand Challahs by Beth Ricanti

We are so happy to be part of BookSparks “Magic of Memoir” blog tour. We will be reading and reviewing five very different memoirs over the next two months. Our second book is called Braided: A Journey of A Thousand Challahs by Beth Ricanti, MD. Can you say YUMMY? I skimmed through some of this…

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