tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-51573477841101661602020-11-15T01:42:06.893+02:00Book Girl of Mur-y-CastellBook Review BlogBlodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.comBlogger3611125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-15316113267265505792020-11-13T13:00:00.020+02:002020-11-13T22:31:26.198+02:00No good dragon goes unpunished by Rachel Aaron<p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EXMJB3AuvmA/X6mxCOW63kI/AAAAAAAACx8/zGwrJCinQlkP_O84Gdrt2N5sIwVFy32YACPcBGAsYHg/s400/32708609.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="400" data-original-width="250" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EXMJB3AuvmA/X6mxCOW63kI/AAAAAAAACx8/zGwrJCinQlkP_O84Gdrt2N5sIwVFy32YACPcBGAsYHg/s320/32708609.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-small;">Narrated by: Vikas Adam</span><p></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Series: Heartstrikers, Book 3</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Release date: 09-13-16</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Publisher: Audible Studios</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Urban Fantasy</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Own</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p>Sheesh, that was a LOT of omgs in my previous review</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>I can not remember why I decied to re-listen, but I am enjoying it. They are just so good!</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>This one was about politics, and yes most of my old omgs are of course about things that happen, now I know they happen, but before, dang, this happen! Especially the Chelsea and F bits has me wanting, well those things to happen.</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p></p><p>Vikas Adam is a narrator God.&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>If you have not started this series than damn it, what are you waiting for?!</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">When Julius overthrew his mother and took control of his clan, he thought he was doing right by everyone. But sharing power isn't part of any proper dragon's vocabulary, and with one seat still open on the new ruling council, all of Heartstriker is ready to do whatever it takes to get their claws on it, including killing the Nice Dragon who got them into this mess in the first place.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">To keep his clan together and his skin intact, Julius is going to have to find a way to make his bloodthirsty siblings play fair. But there's more going on in Heartstriker Mountain than politics. Every family has its secrets, but the skeletons in Bethesda's closet are dragon sized, and with Algonquin's war looming over them all, breaking his clan wide open might just be the only hope Julius has of saving it.</span></p><p><br /></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-57913857332298297672020-11-12T12:30:00.001+02:002020-11-12T12:30:04.362+02:00The Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths<p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-II_OZMZ1pUw/X6gx1eFayqI/AAAAAAAACws/weK10iY-vpgOlcfSswVWCQcNN-pTo54cgCPcBGAsYHg/s475/52111052._SX318_SY475_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="475" data-original-width="315" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-II_OZMZ1pUw/X6gx1eFayqI/AAAAAAAACws/weK10iY-vpgOlcfSswVWCQcNN-pTo54cgCPcBGAsYHg/s320/52111052._SX318_SY475_.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-small;">Paperback, 384 pages</span><p></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Published May 12th 2020 by Mariner Books (first published February 7th 2019</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Series: Ruth Galloway #11</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Mystery</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Library</span></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>I do know why I like these. They are not detective novels. It is about Ruth, her family and friends, and that is what I like. The characters drive me to wanting more, and if there is some drama and murder on the side then all the better.</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>In this one things from the past comes back to haunt them. Another missing girl, and more digging into lost things.</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>As for Ruth well the drama there is that Nelson is waiting for his son to be born, and who knows maybe it is not his son after all. I might be cruel, but I doubt I have been the only one wishing it would not be and that they could be together. Instead I got angry at Nelson, you can not have your cake and eat it! Ruth deserves better, instead she has ha 10 years of longing.</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>And as always a great book an I have already started the next one, but then, omg, I am all caught up. The next one will be out first next year.</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters. They are anonymous, yet reminiscent of ones he has received in the past, from the person who drew him into a case that’s haunted him for years. At the same time, Ruth receives a letter purporting to be from that very same person—her former mentor, and the reason she first started working with Nelson. But the author of those letters is dead. Or is he?</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">The past is reaching out for Ruth and Nelson, and its grip is deadly</span></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com16tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-30838304821868508142020-11-11T13:30:00.001+02:002020-11-11T13:30:02.867+02:00Audio: Looking for a cowboy by Donna Grant<p style="text-align: justify;"></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IwayFLzpYZU/X6gv_01exGI/AAAAAAAACwU/fJLJ43BpnqsFt7CigVZJyxkBHa5DlBJ6gCPcBGAsYHg/s500/61qZWDNmRlL._SL500_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="500" data-original-width="500" height="217" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IwayFLzpYZU/X6gv_01exGI/AAAAAAAACwU/fJLJ43BpnqsFt7CigVZJyxkBHa5DlBJ6gCPcBGAsYHg/w217-h217/61qZWDNmRlL._SL500_.jpg" width="217" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Narrated by: Rebecca Estrella</b></span><p></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Series: Heart of Texas Series, Book 5</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Release date: 10-27-20</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Publisher: Tantor Audio</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Contemporary romance</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>To review</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Omg, that is really the way to start this. This was dark, ok so the book is not dark, but the thing it touches upon. Damn!</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Someone is murdering pregnant women, and cutting out their babies and selling them. I mean damn!</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Marle's sister was a victim 10 years ago and Marlee became a PI and is not trying to solve her sister's case, and more. Which brings her to a little town to see if a newly adopted baby is one that had been cut out a week earlier. Again, dang!</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Cooper is this super sweet, like awww Cooper, all the hugs!</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">They meet, she is investigating his friends, I thought there would be more drama around that but omg they talked!! The real drama is trying to take down the evil preggo killing baby snatcher ring. And that drama was plenty and chilling.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">I did believe that these two could fall fast for each other, she does have a way of making you believe. Good romance, good drama and suspense.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">I have listened to the narrator before and I do like her cowboy books, she does them so well. Great distinct voices and you just fall into the flow of things.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">A beautiful stranger has come to Clearview, asking questions that are nobody's business. Cooper Owens also wasn't born yesterday. He knows that this out-of-towner is hiding a dark secret of her own. Much as he knows he should head in the other direction, he can't make himself turn away....</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">PI Marlee Frampton always wanted to lead a nice quiet life, working as a cop in her local police department. But that dream came to an end when her sister was murdered - and her baby kidnapped. Now Marlee's come to Texas to investigate the Harpers, who may be linked to shady adoption agencies. Cooper can't believe that his friends could be involved in anything so sinister...and soon he makes it his mission to help Marlee discover the truth - and keep her safe in his arms.</span></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-80886249319641303872020-11-10T13:00:00.001+02:002020-11-10T13:00:05.948+02:00TMST<p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JzuqdkS7l3U/X4MJk2EUGJI/AAAAAAAACpc/t6K18drutj42xR4MwxP3oQxwebW1Y9O8gCPcBGAsYHg/s750/Tellmesomethingtues.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="750" data-original-width="750" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JzuqdkS7l3U/X4MJk2EUGJI/AAAAAAAACpc/t6K18drutj42xR4MwxP3oQxwebW1Y9O8gCPcBGAsYHg/s320/Tellmesomethingtues.jpg" /></a></div>&nbsp;<p></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog. Feel free to leave your links in the comments if you are participating.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Have you found any new interests or hobbies during the COVID lockdown/stay at home orders?</b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Nope. Things went on as usual here, I still went to playgrounds with S, they are mostly empty anyway. I still went to work and she to daycare.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-25224242646160027822020-11-09T07:46:00.001+02:002020-11-09T07:46:14.827+02:00Carole's Monday<p>&nbsp;</p><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></div></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span><span><span><span face="">Author:&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span itemprop="name">Sarah MacLean</span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1432322251l/23617709.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="475" data-original-width="294" height="400" src="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1432322251l/23617709.jpg" width="248" /></a></div><span style="font-family: arial;"><span><span><span face="">Title:&nbsp;</span></span>The Rogue Not Taken<div dir="ltr" trbidi="on">(Scandal &amp; Scoundrel #1)</div></span><span><span face="">Genre: Historical Romance</span><br /><span face=""><span face="">Format: ebook</span></span></span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span><span face="">Published:&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;December 29th 2015</span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">Pages: 419&nbsp;<br /><span><span face="">Where I&nbsp;</span></span><span>Got It: Borrowed from library</span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face=""><span face=""><b><i><br /></i></b></span></span><br /><span><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><i>Summary:&nbsp;</i></b></span></span></span><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>LADY SOPHIE'S SOCIETY SPLASH</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>The youngest of the infamous Talbot sisters scandalized society at the Liverpool Summer Soiree, striking her sister’s notoriously philandering husband and landing him backside-first in a goldfish pond. And we thought Sophie was the quiet one…</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>When she finds herself the target of very public aristocratic scorn, Sophie Talbot does what she must to escape the city and its judgment—she flees on the back of a carriage, vowing never to return to London…or to society. But the carriage isn’t saving her from ruin. It’s filled with it.</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>ROYAL ROGUE'S REIGN OF RAVISHMENT!</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>The Marquess of Eversley was espied descending a rose trellis—escaping an irate Earl and his once-future countess. No lady is safe from Eversley’s Engagement Ending Escapades!</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>Kingscote, the Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn’t charm, a quality that results in a reputation far worse than the truth, a furious summons home, and a long, boring trip to the Scottish border. When King discovers stowaway Sophie, however, the trip becomes anything but boring.</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>WAR? OR MORE?</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>He thinks she’s trying to trick him into marriage. She wouldn’t have him if he were the last man on earth. But carriages bring close quarters, dark secrets, and unbearable temptation, and suddenly opposites are altogether too attractive…</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face=""></span></span></div><span style="font-family: arial;">Review:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">I've enjoyed previous novels by this author and I randomly seen this while scanning through all the ebooks my library is offering (just found out they now have a HUGE selection of ebooks and even audiobooks - yayy!). Love that dress and that summary. Couldn't resist checking it out.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">We have Lady Sophie who is just trying to get away from London and her family. She has always hated the city and the ton, but now she scandalized society at the Liverpool Summer Soiree by striking her sister’s notoriously philandering husband and landing him backside-first in a goldfish pond. Whoops. She jumps on the back of a carriage to leave forever. Little did she know it is a carriage with the notorious Marquess of Eversley inside. He is quickly heading north to see his father.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">This had great potential...but I had such a rough time with it. NOT because of the journey but because of our two main lovebirds.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">We have Sophie and King (a nickname of course). They are so similiar....thick-headed dumb-dumbs. I wanted to scream at them and shake them....especially near the end. I get them hating each other in the beginning. It was fun watching them throw insults at each other. Cute. Fun. However....it did get a tiny bit old.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">I blame mainly King. He would NOT let it go that he thought Sophie wasn't trying to trap him into marriage. GIRL had proved it 100 million times. LET IT GO. She does NOT want to trap you. She just wants to be alone and open a book store. She even tried just leaving and getting her own carriage a handful of times. BUT noooooooo...she MUST be trying to trap King into marrying her *eye roll*. Okaaaaaaaaay. And Sophie...be dumber. Let's just run away on the back of someone's carriage? Go back to your hometown and hope your childhood friend will 1) remember you (it's been 10 years girl...let it go) and 2) didn't marry someone else because he is pining away for you even though you never maintained a communication with him and 3) HOW are you going to afford your life and opening a library? Girl. Use yo brain. Of course King is going to call you stupid when you tell him your plan.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">Okay this sounds like I would just call it done-so and say I hated the book. Nope, I did enjoy the story overall even though the two annoyed me. It was for sure a different take to a historical romance. There was lust after a while and then love later on. They really had to both grow up and learn to trust each other. It made sense that it took forever. They have a lot of issues to work through...especially King.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">The twists and turns were enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. I really had no idea what was going to happen next. Especially with King's father's secret/twist. That shocked me for sure! D: D: Whaaaaa? No way. Love it.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">Once the two got over their issues, they were SO cute together.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">Overall, not the best I've read by this author, but I did like it. I am interested in book 2 mostly because I want to read book 3 really bad. Mmmm now what to stamp this? *does complicated math equations and calculations* I'll give this 3 stars.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-99kAZn4sBbw/X6hseEVJs0I/AAAAAAAAK3M/8X-J9cQ-LkMBdmRKchAOSD-LqC_Vb0mYACLcBGAsYHQ/s208/3%2Bstars.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="201" data-original-width="208" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-99kAZn4sBbw/X6hseEVJs0I/AAAAAAAAK3M/8X-J9cQ-LkMBdmRKchAOSD-LqC_Vb0mYACLcBGAsYHQ/s0/3%2Bstars.JPG" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><b>Challenge(s):</b></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on">- #9 on THE BAD BOYS OF ROMANCE challenge</div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on">- #20 Borrowed from library.&nbsp;</div></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7s2Et6HTUPI/X6hsAuTb6kI/AAAAAAAAK3E/UEJ0NK0jESklq21u-iC9ZrOmsqnS8Vm2wCLcBGAsYHQ/s316/bingo.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="316" data-original-width="260" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7s2Et6HTUPI/X6hsAuTb6kI/AAAAAAAAK3E/UEJ0NK0jESklq21u-iC9ZrOmsqnS8Vm2wCLcBGAsYHQ/w262-h320/bingo.png" width="262" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div></div>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-69834718185982631762020-11-06T12:00:00.019+02:002020-11-06T12:00:14.729+02:00The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths<p style="text-align: justify;"></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Wr56PnAHAJo/X6MMVKeogtI/AAAAAAAACvc/6nyzq19Dxu8sTfRNByVRmrLL9k2Pdb8aQCPcBGAsYHg/s475/35917289._SY475_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="475" data-original-width="315" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Wr56PnAHAJo/X6MMVKeogtI/AAAAAAAACvc/6nyzq19Dxu8sTfRNByVRmrLL9k2Pdb8aQCPcBGAsYHg/s320/35917289._SY475_.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Paperback, 384 pages</b></span><p></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Published July 12th 2018 by Quercus&nbsp;</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Series: Ruth Galloway #10</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Mystery</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Library</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">I FINALLY got a hold of the next Ruth book and I binged it at once!</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Ruth goes to Italy to take a look at some strange bones. And this is what I like about this book, so that is the mystery until very very late when in comes a murder investigation too. But that is late in, and that must be why I liked it, it is like fiction with a touch of murder.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Right, so a murder too.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">But meanwhile back in England Nelson is dealing with a newly released prisoner and that will cause some drama.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">And omg the end, there hope died for sure. Maybe for the best.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Another good book. I need to start the next one at once.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Dr Ruth Galloway is flattered when she receives a letter from Italian archaeologist Dr Angelo Morelli, asking for her help. He's discovered a group of bones in a tiny hilltop village but doesn't know what to make of them. It's years since Ruth has had a holiday, and even a working holiday to Italy is very welcome!</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">So Ruth travels to Fontana Liri, accompanied by her daughter Kate and friend Shona. In the town she finds a medieval shrine and a dark secret involving the war years and the Resistance. To her amazement she also finds Harry Nelson, who is enduring a terrible holiday at a resort nearby. But there is no time to overcome their mutual shock - the ancient bones spark a modern murder, and Ruth must discover what secrets there are in Fontana Liri that someone would kill to protect</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com12tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-71025627055419319482020-11-05T14:00:00.000+02:002020-11-05T14:00:06.044+02:00Best of October<p>&nbsp;</p><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Jrs174fJgGw/X6AIrG9fpyI/AAAAAAAAK0o/zfq7FviTM2EPkJvqbm8-QWww83j45opNACLcBGAsYHQ/s428/oct2020.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="428" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Jrs174fJgGw/X6AIrG9fpyI/AAAAAAAAK0o/zfq7FviTM2EPkJvqbm8-QWww83j45opNACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oct2020.jpg" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><span style="font-family: arial;"> <span face=""><br /></span><span><span face="">Happy November everyone!!!!&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">Here are our best of October<br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><u>Best Book of the Month:</u></b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><u><br /></u></b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;">My&nbsp; pick..........<a href="http://www.jpfywo.icu/2020/10/the-silence-of-girls-by-pat-barker.html">The Silence of the girls by Pat Barker</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HIvudsVqQsE/X6AI3sfHLeI/AAAAAAAAK0s/dS_BoAgqHXMsBp5cN9UojIK_6coDkaQmwCLcBGAsYHQ/s430/123141955_651628072174865_4638414245606014044_n.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="430" data-original-width="280" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HIvudsVqQsE/X6AI3sfHLeI/AAAAAAAAK0s/dS_BoAgqHXMsBp5cN9UojIK_6coDkaQmwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/123141955_651628072174865_4638414245606014044_n.jpg" /></a></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;">"Best book goes to this one because how well written and just how gut wrenching it was in the end"</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;">Carole's pick.......<a href="http://www.caroleraesrandomramblings.com/2020/10/2nd-listen-you-can-thank-me-later-by.html">You Can Thank Me Later by Kelly Harms</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1576728785l/49462803._SX318_.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="318" data-original-width="318" src="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1576728785l/49462803._SX318_.jpg" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;">"Best book HAS to go to this one. It is my second time listening to it and I love it so much. So good."</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><u>Best Movie of the Month:</u></b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;">Carole's pick.....<a href="http://www.caroleraesrandomramblings.com/2020/10/movie-review-halloweentown-1998.html">Halloweentown (1998)</a></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BOTAyYjQ3NjctNGMzNi00YThkLThmYzUtZDViYWZkMDA2YTMyL2ltYWdlL2ltYWdlXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjAwMjc0NjQ@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="268" data-original-width="182" src="https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BOTAyYjQ3NjctNGMzNi00YThkLThmYzUtZDViYWZkMDA2YTMyL2ltYWdlL2ltYWdlXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjAwMjc0NjQ@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;">"Didn't watch a lot of movies this month BUT I did watch this one twice. So cute. So cheesy. It made me miss my youth!"</span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;">Blodeuedd did not have a pick for this month.</span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;">"And as always I can not remember any movies, I have watched a LOT of cheesy hallmark ones on netflix."</span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face=""><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span></span><b><u>Best TV show of the Month:</u></b></span><br /><span face=""><span face=""><b><u><br /></u></b></span><span face="">My pick...........<a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9310390/">The Duchess (Season 1)</a></span></span></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face=""><span face=""></span></span><br /><span face=""><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DSCKGC0rkmY/X6AKCpKBcII/AAAAAAAAK04/vzN2rbjdtF8EaErUyi2vIYDCxwIvGwRsQCLcBGAsYHQ/s597/122090311_771752686938582_6288753322210039989_n.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="597" data-original-width="426" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DSCKGC0rkmY/X6AKCpKBcII/AAAAAAAAK04/vzN2rbjdtF8EaErUyi2vIYDCxwIvGwRsQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/122090311_771752686938582_6288753322210039989_n.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div></span><span face=""><span face="">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span><span face=""><span face=""><br /></span></span><span face=""><span face="">"I watched this tv series, it was messed up at times, but good"</span></span><br /><span face=""><br /></span><span face=""><br /></span></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face=""><br /></span></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face="">Carole's pick........<a href="http://www.caroleraesrandomramblings.com/2020/10/time-for-tv-tuesday-great-season-1.html">The Great (Season 1)</a>&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7670568/">The Masked Singer (Season 4)</a></span></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;&nbsp;<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZmQ1NzM5NTMtZGVmNy00NDc3LWJjZWQtMDE1OTI0Zjc4NGM2XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTEyMjM2NDc2._V1_UY268_CR4,0,182,268_AL_.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="268" data-original-width="182" src="https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZmQ1NzM5NTMtZGVmNy00NDc3LWJjZWQtMDE1OTI0Zjc4NGM2XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTEyMjM2NDc2._V1_UY268_CR4,0,182,268_AL_.jpg" /></a></div><br /><a href="https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BOGQ2M2JhZTItYTZhYS00MGFkLTkyYzMtMzJlY2Q5YzExZWJmXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyODk4Nzg5NjE@._V1_UY268_CR9,0,182,268_AL_.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="268" data-original-width="182" src="https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BOGQ2M2JhZTItYTZhYS00MGFkLTkyYzMtMzJlY2Q5YzExZWJmXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyODk4Nzg5NjE@._V1_UY268_CR9,0,182,268_AL_.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: arial;"><span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><span face=""><br /></span><span face="">"Picking two this month. Finished 'The Great' and I loved it. Where the heck is season 2???? I also picked 'The Masked Singer". I love this show and after a rocky beginning with a person just unmasking themselves, it has turned around. Loving the music and the costumes!"</span></span><br /><br /><span face=""><br /></span><span face=""><span face=""><b><u><br /></u></b></span><span face=""><b><u><br /></u></b></span><span face=""><b><u>Best Cover of the Month:</u></b></span></span></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span face=""><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><u><br /></u></b></span></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;">Bloduedd's pick</span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BEB7OFEDB60/X6ALSSFz-SI/AAAAAAAAK1E/uyWIP3GByL4tu9mRpxIFlRME_RRCL-V1ACLcBGAsYHQ/s318/123358478_1413741065628997_7482545616845991404_n.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="318" data-original-width="318" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BEB7OFEDB60/X6ALSSFz-SI/AAAAAAAAK1E/uyWIP3GByL4tu9mRpxIFlRME_RRCL-V1ACLcBGAsYHQ/s0/123358478_1413741065628997_7482545616845991404_n.jpg" /></a></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;">"Best cover goes to this one, xmassy ??"</span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><b><u><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></u></b></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-weight: 400;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-weight: 400;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-weight: 400;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-weight: 400;">Carole's pick&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1554459603l/43229517.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="475" data-original-width="294" src="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1554459603l/43229517.jpg" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: arial; font-weight: bold;"><br /></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-weight: bold;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-weight: 400;">"Such a beautiful dress and all those soft colors? Yes. I pick this one."</span></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span></span><br /><br /></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><div style="text-align: left;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"></div><span face=""><span face=""></span></span><span face=""></span></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"></div></div><div style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span face=""></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"></div><div style="text-align: left;"></div><br /></div>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com12tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-11648596839818957392020-11-04T12:00:00.001+02:002020-11-04T12:00:07.107+02:00Audio: A Highlander is coming to town by Laura Trentham<p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cdap101fhzc/X6AjFqBJptI/AAAAAAAACus/_Jej40jrJxQ4Rn498qr1ChdrV-yf4coqQCPcBGAsYHg/s500/517rFnfRSML._SL500_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="500" data-original-width="500" height="277" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cdap101fhzc/X6AjFqBJptI/AAAAAAAACus/_Jej40jrJxQ4Rn498qr1ChdrV-yf4coqQCPcBGAsYHg/w277-h277/517rFnfRSML._SL500_.jpg" width="277" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: small;">By: Laura Trentham</b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: small;"><br /></b></div><p></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Narrated by: Siiri Scott</b></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Series: Highland, Georgia Series, Book 3</b></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins</b></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Release date: 10-06-20</b></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Publisher: Tantor Audio</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Claire is running from her past, which is being rich and one day taking part in her family's company...did I understand her need for hiding? No. Did I understand her fear of being recognized? No, sure her family owns a whisky company in Scotland but even a Scot would not recognize some random rich heiress. And she never talks to her family. I would just have said suck it, and leave it be. It felt like she was from some mob family at times, she was hiding from them cos they would like kill her. It was really strange.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">So she is hiding, works for an old lady, short for cash and she is happy.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Holt is working on his family farm, his parents are living it up in Florida, and he is just a really nice guy. Like really nice.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">They meet. She is reluctant. He is nice and helpful. They fall for each other. The drama is that she should go back to her family for her inheritance. I mean can't she deal with the family company and live in the US? Yes I just did not understand her issues.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">I mean I liked it, but I so did not understand Claire's issues, like boohoo, I am rich</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">I liked the narrator. She was great and I liked how she voiced it. So she made it worth it</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Cover:&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: justify;">Sadness, false advertising, the guy does not wear a kilt nor is he a highlander</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Holt Pierson is dreading Christmas. His parents absconded to Florida for the season and left him to handle the family farm which will be his one day―whether he wants it or not. Driven by duty, Holt has always followed the path expected of him. But lately, he’s been questioning what he wants and where he belongs. Will assuming the responsibility of the Pierson farm make him happy or is there something―or someone―else out in the wider world calling to him?</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">To Claire Smythe, the Scottish lead singer of a touring band, Highland, Georgia, is the perfect place to hide . . .until a very handsome and deeply curious Holt begins to ask all the questions Claire doesn’t want to answer. As Holt draws Claire out from under and into the fabric of small-town life, can Claire put the past behind her and embrace the unexpected gifts of the season―including the new and lasting love?</span></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com11tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-14477055015482989752020-11-03T12:00:00.001+02:002020-11-03T12:00:07.709+02:00TMST<p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JzuqdkS7l3U/X4MJk2EUGJI/AAAAAAAACpc/t6K18drutj42xR4MwxP3oQxwebW1Y9O8gCPcBGAsYHg/s750/Tellmesomethingtues.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="750" data-original-width="750" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JzuqdkS7l3U/X4MJk2EUGJI/AAAAAAAACpc/t6K18drutj42xR4MwxP3oQxwebW1Y9O8gCPcBGAsYHg/s320/Tellmesomethingtues.jpg" /></a></div>&nbsp;<p></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog. Feel free to leave your links in the comments if you are participating.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b>This week:&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b>What do you do for fun when you aren’t blogging?</b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">This will shock you, but, I read!!!! OMG, right! Yes, quite the shocker ;)</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">But yes that is all I do, I either read, or watch a show or movie. I am very boring.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">That's all folks!</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><i>Next week:</i></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><i><br /></i></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><i>11/10/2020 Have you found any new interests or hobbies during the COVID lockdown/stay at home&nbsp;</i></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><i><br /></i></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><i>orders?</i></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com12tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-75564415306012595522020-11-02T17:09:00.002+02:002020-11-02T17:09:08.906+02:00Carole's Monday: Pride and Intentions<p><br /></p><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span><span><span><span face=""><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1601192729l/55466301._SY475_.jpg" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="475" data-original-width="306" height="400" src="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1601192729l/55466301._SY475_.jpg" width="258" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span><span><span><span face="">Author:&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span itemprop="name">Dushica Labovich</span></span></div></span></span></span></span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face="">Title:&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: arial;">PRIDE AND INTENTIONS</span></span></div><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><div style="text-align: justify;">Genre: Historical Romance</div><span><div style="text-align: justify;">Format: ebook</div></span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span face="">Published:&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;May 31st 2020</span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Pages: 265&nbsp;</span></span></div><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span><span face="">Where I&nbsp;</span></span><span>Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)</span></div></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-style: italic; font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></span></div><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><span><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span><span><b><i>Summary:&nbsp;</i></b></span></span></span><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><i>An unofficial guide to love and trust;</i></b></span></div></span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>A romantic story and family drama;</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>A tale about female strength.</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>Set in beautiful castles in the middle of the twentieth century, this is a story about Doris Rose the daughter of an English oligarch who cannot forget the poor young man who stole her heart a long time ago when her parents forcefully separated them.</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>But love has the power to turn the dark tragedy of their past into a miracle. Reborn as one of the richest men in England, the former poor boy from her childhood returns to her parents' lives...</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>Morally marred by lies, deception and secrets from her parents' past, the former mistress of Magnolia Castle, Doris Rose, is forced to abandon her wealth and join the working class. She blames the very man she secretly loves for her misfortune.</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>The oligarch's plans and the pride of the girl who has lost everything become the only things that tie two people who secretly love one another.</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>Is love stronger than hatred? Is love mightier than wealth? How will the turbulent relationship between the oligarch's daughter and the poor thief of her heart end? Are they ready to put everything at stake for the sake of love?</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face=""></span></span></div><span style="font-family: arial;">Review:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">&nbsp;I was offered to read the English version of this and when I seen the cover and read the synopsis, I was hooked. I had to check it out.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">The story follows Doris Rose who is the daughter of an English oligarch who cannot forget the young man who stole her heart years ago. The two are torn apart because of her parents. Time goes by but a miracle will happen. He has become one of the richest men in England and she has walked away from her parents and their wealth to make a name for herself and earn her own way in the world. Will the two find each other and finally stay together? Or will wealth and hatred keep them apart.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">This was short, but it worked for the story.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">I did feel the beginning dragged a little bit. It took a couple of chapters for me to really become invested in our characters. However, after a certain event, I became hooked and had to know how it was all going to end!&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">Poor young love! I felt for them. I GET that her parent's didn't want her to marry a poor person and they didn't fully trust him or think he was good enough....but....c'mon guys...let them love each other.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">The world can cruel...especially because of society and the stupid rules. We know they will find love eventually and someday, but I was so nervous because I had no idea how they were going to put aside their differences and find each other again.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">This is inspired by Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' but it is its own story. There are some parallels here and there but on a whole the characters and story have a different path. I liked how the author did this. You can see the parallels scattered around, but this was a fresh of breath air for me. I enjoyed it!</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">I LOVED the last scene of the story. It brought a little tear of joy to my eye. It was a wonderful way to end the story.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">All-in-all, I really did enjoy this. The beginning was a little slow in pulling me in, BUT once I was hooked I was indeed hooked and could NOT put this down. I'll give this 4 stars.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span face="" style="font-size: x-small;"></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span face="" style="font-size: xx-small;"></span></div></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1qCsYsxFonU/X58e7d9mzwI/AAAAAAAAK0A/ZXWJaFP4Aosdm_6Zn6jXxV_uoJe8eaGdwCLcBGAsYHQ/s213/4.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="209" data-original-width="213" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1qCsYsxFonU/X58e7d9mzwI/AAAAAAAAK0A/ZXWJaFP4Aosdm_6Zn6jXxV_uoJe8eaGdwCLcBGAsYHQ/s0/4.JPG" /></a></div><br /> Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-68321267900272745462020-10-30T11:11:00.001+02:002020-10-30T11:11:00.761+02:00Short Movie Review: MIB International<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://i.imgur.com/FoP3FwT.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="268" data-original-width="182" src="https://i.imgur.com/FoP3FwT.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Director: F. Gary Gray</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Writers: Matt Holloway, Art Marcum |&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;1h 54min | Action, Adventure, Comedy&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I expected more, what I got felt too long and too dull.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Recommend?</div><div style="text-align: justify;">No</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe width="320" height="266" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/BV-WEb2oxLk/0.jpg" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BV-WEb2oxLk?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com14tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-81137197222326791822020-10-29T10:00:00.004+02:002020-10-29T10:00:00.459+02:00Audio: A Duke a dozen by Shana Galen<p style="text-align: justify;"></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j_Mq6kHDNn8/X5Xd5REMgJI/AAAAAAAACtw/U-L9JcitV4MsnwvK2mp7kWXiOLcXsFvUQCPcBGAsYHg/s500/61AaaQp9eYL._SL500_.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="500" data-original-width="500" height="207" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j_Mq6kHDNn8/X5Xd5REMgJI/AAAAAAAACtw/U-L9JcitV4MsnwvK2mp7kWXiOLcXsFvUQCPcBGAsYHg/w207-h207/61AaaQp9eYL._SL500_.jpg" width="207" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Narrated by: Victoria Aston</b></span><p></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Series: Survivors (Shana Galen), Book 6</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Release date: 10-20-20</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Publisher: Tantor Audio</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Historical romance /To review</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">I like this series. The survivors of a doomed troop from the war. This time we did not have time to hang out or meet the rest of the gang. This was Finn's book. Oh and his older lady, wink wink.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Finn comes to Annabell thinking she had slept with his brother, cos she is the Wanton Widow after all. Of course that is just the Ton gossiping cos a widow liked to have fun once! Anyway, his brother is dead and he has questions. Which leads to him helping her out. Roadtrip!</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">She is almost 15 years older. She has issues with men after her horrible marriage.</p><p style="text-align: justify;">He is a young Duke who needs an heir, and a spare.</p><p style="text-align: justify;">They become friendly, they want to become more, there can never be a happy ending, or?</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">I was all for a widow of 45 finding love again. You go girl! And getting a young Duke on top of that.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">I enjoyed it. There was also a little romantic sidestory too about someone close to them, no spoilers.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">I have listened to Ashton many times and she is always good. She does historical romance well. Voices, tone, everything. She takes you back.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"> They call him the Doomed Duke.</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Phineas Duncombe, ninth Duke of Mayne, should not be the duke. After all, he had four—count them—four older brothers! Phin never wanted the dukedom, and the suspicious circumstances of the eighth duke’s death lead Phin to question the Countess of Longstowe. The beautiful widow isn’t at all what Phin expected. He’s intrigued by her and determined to seduce her. The countess is not interested in Phin romantically, but when she comes to him with another request, he can’t deny it. A few days in the country with Lady Longstowe reveal two truths to the new duke. One, he cares for the countess much more than any other woman he’s ever known. Two, Phin either has very bad luck or someone is trying to kill him.</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">They call her the Wanton Widow.</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Annabel was barely eighteen when she was married to the elderly Earl of Longstowe. A harsh, sadistic man, the earl’s death was not something Annabel mourned. Now in her mid-forties, Annabel enjoys her widowhood and has no desire to ever be under a man’s thumb again. Not even a handsome duke like Mayne, who is far too young for her anyway. Annabel’s one desire is to find the daughter who was taken away from her. For that she needs a man with power and status. She needs the Duke of Mayne. When the two are thrust together, Annabel struggles to fight her attraction to the charming Phin. She’s losing the battle. But can she ever trust another man, especially with the one part of herself she’s never given away—her heart?</span></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com12tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-71241613361187784512020-10-28T10:21:00.001+02:002020-10-28T10:21:03.787+02:00The Silence of the girls by Pat Barker<p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OuIRsOG_ga4/X4vuMfZVY9I/AAAAAAAACr4/u2MK-q7y_yIUmH_bZe5dr-i-R98jyBJtwCPcBGAsYHg/s475/41728452.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="475" data-original-width="309" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OuIRsOG_ga4/X4vuMfZVY9I/AAAAAAAACr4/u2MK-q7y_yIUmH_bZe5dr-i-R98jyBJtwCPcBGAsYHg/s320/41728452.jpg" /></a></div><b><span style="font-size: x-small;">Paperback, 325 pages</span></b><p></p><p><b><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></b></p><p><b><span style="font-size: x-small;">Published May 2nd 2019 by Penguin (first published August 30th 2018)</span></b></p><p><b><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></b></p><p><b><span style="font-size: x-small;">Historical fiction</span></b></p><p><b><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></b></p><p><b><span style="font-size: x-small;">Library</span></b></p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">The ancient world was a brutal world. And Pat Barker writes it so simply and beautifully, with sadness and resilience.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Briseis family was slaughtered. Common women were given for soldier's use, or killed. Noble women were chosen as prizes. She was given to Achilles. This is her book, her point of view. Her seeing the destruction and brutalization of women. She realizing that everyone she loves with die or end up like her. And she is brought to a rapecamp.&nbsp; We all know how Odysses for example wanted back to his wife, but did he have his own prize. Of course. Because women are commodities. She also ends up being the victim for Achilles hurt pride. Was it her he wanted, no. But she was his and so he sulks.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Men are fools and killers.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><div style="text-align: justify;">It was a good book. The best I have read about the Trojan war. It was another point of view. The victim's view. How can those songs have been thought as glorious when they all jsut bothered each other, threw infants of walls and killed pregnant women cos they could have bearing sons. War is never glorious.</div><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><i>“I thought: Suppose, suppose just once, once, all these centuries, the slippery gods keep their word and Achilles is granted eternal glory in return for his early death under the walls of Troy...? What will they make of us, the people of those unimaginably distant times? One thing I do know: they won't want the brutal reality of conquest and slavery. They won't want to be told about the massacres of men and boys, the enslavement of women and girls. They won't want to know we were living in a rape camp. No, they'll go for something altogether softer. A love story, perhaps? I just hope they manage to work out who the lovers were.</i></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Queen Briseis has been stolen from her conquered homeland and given as a concubine to a foreign warrior. The warrior is Achilles: famed hero, loathed enemy, ruthless butcher, darkly troubled spirit. Briseis's fate is now indivisibly entwined with his.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">No one knows it yet, but there are just ten weeks to go until the Fall of Troy, the end of this long and bitter war. This is the start of The Iliad: the most famous war story ever told. The next ten weeks will be a story of male power, male ego, male violence. But what of the women? The thousands of female slaves in the soldiers' camp - in the laundry, at the loom, laying out the dead? Briseis is one of their number - and she will be our witness to history.&nbsp;</span></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com11tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-20086459858429021672020-10-27T13:30:00.001+02:002020-10-27T13:30:06.305+02:00TMST<p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JzuqdkS7l3U/X4MJk2EUGJI/AAAAAAAACpc/t6K18drutj42xR4MwxP3oQxwebW1Y9O8gCPcBGAsYHg/s750/Tellmesomethingtues.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="750" data-original-width="750" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JzuqdkS7l3U/X4MJk2EUGJI/AAAAAAAACpc/t6K18drutj42xR4MwxP3oQxwebW1Y9O8gCPcBGAsYHg/s320/Tellmesomethingtues.jpg" /></a></div>&nbsp;<p></p><p>Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog. Feel free to leave your links in the comments if you are participating.</p><div><br /><div><br /></div><div><b>&nbsp;10/27/2020</b><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><b>How do you like to be scared? Horror or thriller?</b></div></div><div><br /></div><div>Neither to be honest. I do not like to be scared at all. I have tried to watch zombie movies and tv, but I get really bad nightmares. It is freaky to be honest and trust me, you do not want to dream that zombies are trying to eat you.</div><div><br /></div><div>Horror movies, nah, people are so stupid in them.</div><div><br /></div><div>Books, well those are better, a bit of fright there could be good. And horror, cos thrillers, what, those are not scary. I also like more psychological terror and unknown then just plain scary</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><i>Next Week: 11/3/2020<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>What do you do for fun when you aren’t blogging?</i></div>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com16tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-70701306147497816602020-10-26T13:30:00.001+02:002020-10-26T13:30:07.148+02:00Joint Discussion: Exit Strategy<p><br /></p><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </span><br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="color: black; font-family: arial; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z9UdYZo49XA/VRNRwgIOXCI/AAAAAAAADG4/MaY-gMRoprI/s1600/aaaa_zpsjw5kh2cq.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="290" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z9UdYZo49XA/VRNRwgIOXCI/AAAAAAAADG4/MaY-gMRoprI/s400/aaaa_zpsjw5kh2cq.jpg" width="400" /></a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Hello all! Carole and I will be discussing "</span></span></span><span face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"></span><span face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Exit Strategy</span><span face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">" by&nbsp;</span><span face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="text-align: center;">Martha Wells</span>. I amin red and Carole in blue.</span></span><span style="font-family: arial; text-align: center;"><br /><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1518642623l/35519109._SY475_.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="475" data-original-width="315" height="400" src="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1518642623l/35519109._SY475_.jpg" width="265" /></a></div><span style="font-family: arial; text-align: center;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span><span face="" style="text-align: center;">Author:&nbsp;</span><span face="" style="text-align: center;">Martha Wells</span><br /><span face=""><span face="">Title:&nbsp;</span></span>Exit Strategy<div dir="ltr" trbidi="on">(The Murderbot Diaries #4)</div></span><span><span face=""><span face="">Genre: SciFi, Novella</span></span><br /><span face=""><span face=""><span face="">Published:&nbsp;</span><span face="">October 2nd 2018</span></span></span><br /><span face="">Format: ebook</span></span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span><span face="">Pages:&nbsp;176&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></span><span face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><i>Summary:&nbsp;</i></b></span></span><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><i>Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?</i></b></span><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><i>Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah—its former owner (protector? friend?)—submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit.</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><i>But who’s going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue?</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><i>And what will become of it when it’s caught?</i></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 0in;"><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 0in;"><div style="margin: 0in;"><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><div style="margin: 0in;"><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 0in;"><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><i>Discussion:</i></span><br /></span><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><div style="margin: 0in;"><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;">I must say that this was my least favorite, frankly I was pretty bored most of the time.</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #2b00fe;">Gah! Me too. The first couple of chapters I was really intrigued but then….I slowly started yawning and just waiting for it to end.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;">I was at page 60 or something and was all caught up in my own despair, why wont it eeeeeend!!! I am sorry but this really soured the series for me. There is a 5th, I have not even checked what it is about cos I do not care.</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #2b00fe;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #2b00fe;">Right? I am tempted to say goodbye to our beloved bot. BUT I am willing to try the next one but I do worry.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;">You are kinder than I am, I am all bye bye Murderbot. There was nothing of Murderbot in this one. Where is that humour? It was just Murderbot being all blah. All those things that made the series fun were gone.</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #2b00fe;">I think I chuckled once? Yea - the humour was gone and Murderbot was only badass once at the end which was cool, but it was so dry and there needed to be more.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;">I am sad, I’d say this was barely ok. I had to push through. Stuff happened, but nothing really happened.</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #2b00fe;">Sighs...I miss ART. LOL</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;">Where art thou Art!</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #2b00fe;">ART HAS MY HEART! Murderbot...I am willing to try one more….but meh.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;">Number 5 is full length, FULL LENGTH?!?! What if it sucks? *cries*</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #2b00fe;">UGGGGH. I think I would need to switch back to audio if that is the case. I did the ebook this time since my library had it. The narrator is good so maybe it’ll help??? Sighs.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;">&nbsp;I am weary, we could do 5, but how about a Murderbot break in November?&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #2b00fe;">Maybe we just need a break. Yes. I am good for that. Maybe taking a break and then jumping back in will work. The heart grows fonder with a little separation. Lol Or they could bring ART back?&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;">Break it is, and let’s hope Murderbot gets her groove back. Now to figure out what to read in November then…</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #2b00fe;">Yes. *fingers crossed* We’ll find something. Maybe we can do something xmas-y ;)</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;">I am all for xmassy</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #2b00fe;">Woot!!! Soooo yes. This was my least favorite of the series. It was not funny and Murderbot seemed off this time around. Bummer overall for me.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;">Disappointing. Sloooow.</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #2b00fe;">Super sad. I have hope for the next.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: red;">The end?</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #2b00fe;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #2b00fe;">The end my friend! Until next time.&nbsp;</span></div><div><br /></div></div></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><span style="color: purple; font-family: arial;"></span><br /><br /></div></div></div></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="color: blue;"><span face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></span></span></div></div></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: arial; white-space: pre-wrap;"><b>About the Authors</b></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TQmwMVJNIuQ/WNRh0d_bQLI/AAAAAAAADr8/l_QafcQII-QLtbYf2VCu4cPX5tk_BYLpACLcB/s1600/about%2Bauthors.png" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="186" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TQmwMVJNIuQ/WNRh0d_bQLI/AAAAAAAADr8/l_QafcQII-QLtbYf2VCu4cPX5tk_BYLpACLcB/s320/about%2Bauthors.png" width="320" /></a></div></div></div><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Carole and Blodeuedd have been blogging for a long while now. The last few years the epic duo has been discussing books, watching movies, and even wetting the pen and sharing their stories with the worldwide web. They both love cats, chocolate, and a good story.</span></span><br /><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; white-space: pre-wrap;"><br /></span></span></div></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div></div></div>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com14tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-44470167199889469722020-10-23T14:30:00.001+03:002020-10-23T14:30:05.550+03:00Audio: A princess by Christmas by Julie London<p style="text-align: justify;"></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i4W5oDKgby8/X480pYhyhvI/AAAAAAAACsw/6Axatp_cfukiAhP0ITrEDIQKKVTfDN9OgCPcBGAsYHg/s318/53280369._SX318_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="318" data-original-width="318" height="228" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i4W5oDKgby8/X480pYhyhvI/AAAAAAAACsw/6Axatp_cfukiAhP0ITrEDIQKKVTfDN9OgCPcBGAsYHg/w228-h228/53280369._SX318_.jpg" width="228" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Narrated by: Justin Hill</b></span><p></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Series: A Royal Wedding, Book 3</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Release date: 10-13-20</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Publisher: Harlequin Audio</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Historical romance</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>To review</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"> There is just something about a male narrator when it comes to historical romance, I really enjoyed it!</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Hollis is a widow who owns and writes for a popular women's magazine. This is the third book and in the previous ones her sister married a crown prince, and her friend married his brother. But yes even though they are in London for peace talks, I did not feel like I had missed something. It worked well as a stand alone, but it did make me want their stories too.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Hollis was kind and I just wanted something for her, she was stuck in place as people moved on and moved away.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">So she meets Marek, a civil servant from the country that her brother in law is not keen on. Long story there, two warring countries, seems to be a bad guy in Marek's country causing trouble, and someone will be causing trouble in this one as peace is trying to be reached. But anyway, Marek was quiet, calm, loved his country and his peaceful life on his farm. Just this solid guy.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">It takes a long time for anything to happen. They run into each other, they talk, and long long in things start to progress, and at the end I was holding my breath. They had to be together!!</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">A sweet book. I wonder if there will be more? I would like more.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">As I mentioned I really liked the male narrator. I liked what he did with female voices, and he made his male voices really dark. But it was fun listening too.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">After three years of mourning - and turning her dear deceased husband's gazette into the ton's sauciest source of fashion and gossip - Hollis Honeycutt feels her life has been strangely bereft of late.... Her sister is living abroad, and her best friend moved to the country. What must a young widow of rank and reputation do? Why, transform her society gossip sheets into serious investigative news, starting with a rumored coup...and the rather dashing, mysterious gentleman whom Hollis suspects might be the villain of her first real story, and she is the only one who can write it.</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Marek Brendan is investigating terrible rumors of treachery and treason that threaten his home country of Wesloria, but he must proceed with caution. No one can discover the truth. After all, who would ever believe he is Wesloria's lost crown prince? Only Hollis Honeycutt's cerulean-blue eyes seem to know more than she's letting on - and worse, Marek can’t seem to resist her curious charms. But even as betrayal threatens a nation and a throne, nothing is quite so dangerous as the lovely young widow who’s determined to find the truth...and a prince of her own.</span></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com14tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-69140655682697459932020-10-22T11:30:00.000+03:002020-10-22T11:30:11.823+03:00The chalk pit by Elly Griffiths<p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9jTT7vUj4rs/X3eLFVuDwOI/AAAAAAAACnM/k6nuo8F61qoIfvfxeuyLzz70hBlBatFnACPcBGAsYHg/s475/29910780._SY475_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="475" data-original-width="315" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9jTT7vUj4rs/X3eLFVuDwOI/AAAAAAAACnM/k6nuo8F61qoIfvfxeuyLzz70hBlBatFnACPcBGAsYHg/s320/29910780._SY475_.jpg" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Paperback, 384 pages</b></span><p></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Published February 23rd 2017 by Quercus</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Series: Ruth Galloway #9</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Mystery</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Library</b></span></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>Wohoo, I had book 9 ready when I finished book 8. Gotta read these at once!</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>In this one Ruth is investigating something in the tunnels under Norwich. And above ground a homeless woman goes missing which sets of a series of events.</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>As for that thing I have waited for, now, well Nelson and Ruth will never happen again. I do feel a bit sad, cos she seems to really care. But things happen....</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>But the book is great as always. I enjoy these characters and I can't wait to read more, just as I always do.</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they are recent - the boiling not the medieval curiosity she thought - DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'. This might be a figure of speech, but with the discovery of the bones and the rumours both Ruth and the police have heard of a vast network of old chalk-mining tunnels under King's Lynn, home to a vast community of rough sleepers, the clues point in only one direction. Local academic Martin Kellerman knows all about the tunnels and their history - but can his assertions of cannibalism and ritual killing possibly be true?</span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">As the weather gets hotter, tensions rise. A local woman goes missing and the police are under attack. Ruth and Nelson must unravel the dark secrets of The Underground and discover just what gruesome secrets lurk at its heart - before it claims another victim.&nbsp;</span></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com11tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-73930712445149398762020-10-21T10:10:00.001+03:002020-10-21T10:10:02.756+03:00Audio: Christmas at Holiday House by RaeAnne Thayne<p style="text-align: justify;"></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eg3ziPisjUQ/X4vrUs46gUI/AAAAAAAACrg/e6lAvKSlxyQ-XfDF8zRg8ey9L6fK-b9qgCPcBGAsYHg/s318/53280400._SX318_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="318" data-original-width="318" height="248" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eg3ziPisjUQ/X4vrUs46gUI/AAAAAAAACrg/e6lAvKSlxyQ-XfDF8zRg8ey9L6fK-b9qgCPcBGAsYHg/w248-h248/53280400._SX318_.jpg" width="248" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson</b></span><p></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Series: Haven Point, Book 12</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Release date: 10-13-20</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Publisher: Harlequin Audio</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Contemporary romance</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>To review</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">A cute xmassy book.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Abby comes with her son to a sweet little town. She will only stay a little while to help out a friend's grandma. And Abby is sweet, kind. She lost her husband and is trying to move on with her life.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Christmas is also around the corner, and they are prepping the house for it. Very xmassy, with snow, skiing and more.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">And of course she meets at first grumpy guy called Ethan, who thinks his grandma should be in a home so she wont get hurt. But Ethan was a sweetie, also a stupid idiot who thought he was incapable of love. Men!</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">But yes it is a simple story, they meet, they become friendly, they want more. And they live happily ever after,</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">One weird thing though, his sister had this backstory where she finally ended up with her bestie. I felt like they could have had their own book.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><div style="text-align: justify;">Sweet and short.</div><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Good narrator. I liked what she did with her voices. And easy story to listen to</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">A widowed young mother's search for the perfect Christmas for her little boy leads her to Silver Bells, Colorado. There, Abby Powell finds a heartwarming small-town community--with snow!--as well as less-than-jolly Ethan Lancaster, a single-minded businessman who has learned the hard way that love and family are not for him. But he never counted on the lovely newcomer to town--or her the emotional pull she and her son, Christopher, have over him. As Ethan and Abby work together to restore Holiday House, Ethan's historic family mansion, in time for Christmas, Ethan's heart begins to open along with his home.?</span></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com16tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-16597498593027805292020-10-20T09:53:00.001+03:002020-10-20T09:53:00.422+03:00TMST<p><br /></p><p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JzuqdkS7l3U/X4MJk2EUGJI/AAAAAAAACpc/t6K18drutj42xR4MwxP3oQxwebW1Y9O8gCPcBGAsYHg/s750/Tellmesomethingtues.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="750" data-original-width="750" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JzuqdkS7l3U/X4MJk2EUGJI/AAAAAAAACpc/t6K18drutj42xR4MwxP3oQxwebW1Y9O8gCPcBGAsYHg/s320/Tellmesomethingtues.jpg" /></a></div><br />Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog. Feel free to leave your links in the comments if you are participating.<div><br /></div><div><br /><div><br /></div><div><b>Worst character jobs: what are some jobs characters have had that you disliked or would hate to do?&nbsp;</b></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>Well, I am certainly not one that wants to work with dead people, so no morgue for me like in White trash zombie.</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>Or when they in Heartstrikers hunt weird magically transformed things and other magical creatures, and it often ends messy. So just no messy jobs for me&nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><p></p><p>In Race the sands by Sarah Beth Durst the main character's "job" is to race this magical creature that just as well could eat her, and in the race death is a big possibility. So, yeah no thank you</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>In Ravens mark by Ed McDonald the main character guides people into a wasteland that is beyond deadly. There are SO many things that can go wrong there. All from simple mirage ghosts that kill you to anything turning deadly and eating you.</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>Most jobs are then ones I would hate to do, cos either they are deadly, or I am just a not one of icky things.</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><i><b>NEXT WEEK: 10/27/2020</b><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Halloween/Spooky<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>How do you like to be scared? Horror or thriller?</i></p></div></div>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com21tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-5755808233184666252020-10-19T14:30:00.001+03:002020-10-19T14:30:07.239+03:00Carole's Monday: The Jade Tiger by EW Cooper<p>&nbsp;</p><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></div></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial; text-align: left;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="400" data-original-width="262" src="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1597703999l/54985520.jpg" /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><br /></div></div></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span><span><span><span face="">Author:&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><a class="authorName" href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20601493.E_W_Cooper" itemprop="url" style="background-color: white; color: #333333; line-height: 24px; text-decoration-line: none;"><span itemprop="name">E.W. Cooper</span></a></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face="">Title:&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: arial;">The Jade Tiger</span></div><span style="font-family: arial;"><div style="text-align: justify;">Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery</div><span><div style="text-align: justify;">Format: ebook</div></span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span face="" style="font-family: arial;">Published:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial;">&nbsp;October 14th 2020&nbsp;</span></div><span style="font-family: arial;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span><span face="">Where I&nbsp;</span></span><span>Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)</span></div></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-style: italic; font-weight: 700;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-family: arial;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><span><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><i>Summary:&nbsp;</i></b></span></span></span><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>NEW YORK, OCTOBER 1928. The Big Apple teems with the glitter of Bright Young Things, Prohibition, and scofflaws-the perfect place for Penelope Harris to start her life over. As a former opera singer turned Shanghai nightclub owner, she's seen and done a lot, maybe too much. With any luck, she'll leave more than The Jade Tiger casino behind her-a murdered husband, a blackmailing torch singer, and Thom Lund, the ex-cop who stole her heart. But Penelope has never had that kind of luck; her past is already waiting for her in New York.</i></b></span></div></span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>When someone murders her chiseling blackmailer at an out-of-control party and Thom is accused of the crime, Penelope must face down her darkest memories to prove his innocence. Is the murderer her cousin Charles, suckered into a hasty marriage by Penelope's blackmailer? Or is it Penelope's over-protective mother, who can't remember a thing after a blow to the head? Or was it Thom after all, ready to commit murder to save Penelope from the blackmailer's wicked plans?</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>Among the opulent mansions of the obscenely wealthy and the grit of a Hell's Kitchen speakeasy, Penelope and Thom must navigate double-crosses, bad liquor, bootleggers, and dark, obsessive love to find the murderer before the past reaches out to put a noose around both their necks</i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face=""></span></span></div><span style="font-family: arial;"><div style="text-align: justify;">Review:</div></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">The cover drew me in and then the summary had me super curious to read this. Yes, the cover is simple, but there is something about it that I can't stop looking at it.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">It is 1928 and Penelope is looking to start her life over and leave the past where it belongs. Penelope was a former singer turned nightclub owner in Shanghai, but when her husband is murdered she decides to go back to New York. However, the past never stays buried. She is soon approached by a blackmailer and things get worse when that blackmailer is killed at a party and a man who owns her heart is accused.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">Poor Penelope. She cannot get the peaceful life she wants and deserves! Poor thing. And poor Thom.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">Yes, I liked Penelope and Thom right off the bat. I just want them to be together and happy!</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">The mystery was certainly a mystery. I had no idea who or why! Yessss, there are a lot of people who would have an excellent motive for murdering that person. I felt bad for the cops...because there are a lot of suspects and lots of bad blood and secrets running around. I don't envy them this mystery.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">Now, there are a lot of dialogues that did seem to drag a tiny bit, but I do feel it was important conversations to the characters and even for the reader. Lots of clues, red herrings, and so forth. It fit and even though I was anxious to move forward it was important to read through.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">The revelation was a surprise and I applaud the author for the twists and turns! That was one heck of a end. I enjoyed it immensely! It really made me curious about if there will be a book 2.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;">Overall, I did really like this. It was short, but good. A very good mystery for a cold fall day. I'll give this 4 stars.&nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;" trbidi="on"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e1jyxRpz-QE/X4xyLXuEl0I/AAAAAAAAKt0/XpAf9JTCKfol3nkj4h7Umx7NCBB_8KGXACLcBGAsYHQ/s213/4.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="209" data-original-width="213" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e1jyxRpz-QE/X4xyLXuEl0I/AAAAAAAAKt0/XpAf9JTCKfol3nkj4h7Umx7NCBB_8KGXACLcBGAsYHQ/s0/4.JPG" /></a></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span face="" style="font-size: x-small;"></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span face="" style="font-size: xx-small;"></span></div></div></div>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-68759534904933783522020-10-16T12:00:00.001+03:002020-10-16T12:00:05.365+03:00Audio: Mistletoe and Mr Right by Sarah Morgenthaler<p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zuHBY3FelDA/X4SrtEZEGnI/AAAAAAAACpw/O9nYd8U32A4m_zaF9P1IpxHJOYHcIdAwwCPcBGAsYHg/s500/51yl-xHUx0L._SL500_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="500" data-original-width="500" height="257" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zuHBY3FelDA/X4SrtEZEGnI/AAAAAAAACpw/O9nYd8U32A4m_zaF9P1IpxHJOYHcIdAwwCPcBGAsYHg/w257-h257/51yl-xHUx0L._SL500_.jpg" width="257" /></a></div><br /><span style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Narrated by: Elise Arsenault</b></span></span><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Series: Moose Springs, Alaska Series, Book 2</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Release date: 10-06-20</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Publisher: Tantor Audio</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Contemporary romance /To review</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">I enjoyed book 1, it was quirky at times, so I dove right into book 2 when I got it.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Lana bought the whole town and has ideas. People in town do not like tourists, which is kind of a double edged sword, because they also need them to survive. And they do not like Lana's new project for bringing in more tourists.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Lana is smart, business savvy, she loves this town and she wants to do good. But yes the townspeople are unhappy.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Rick has not dated in a while, but he is the sweetest guy. And he sees beyond the persona Lana gives out, he sees the real her.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">They become friendly, they become more, but what is the obstacle then? Well she is the heir to a real estate group, she does business all over the world. He has his pool hall in a tiny Alaskan town. I did wonder at the end how they would work it out, and if the town would forgive her. Or more like give up on their grudge and try and embrace the only future they can have.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Cute, fun and a crazy moose is loose!</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">I like the narrator. She is great with voices and emotions and she brings me into this town.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Lana Montgomery is everything the quirky small town of Moose Springs, Alaska can't stand: a rich socialite with dreams of changing things for the better. But Lana's determined to prove that she belongs...even if it means trading her stilettos for snow boots and tracking one of the town's hairiest Christmas mysteries: the Santa Moose, an antlered Grinch hell-bent on destroying every bit of holiday cheer (and tinsel) it can sink its teeth into.</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">The last few years have been tough on Rick Harding, and it's not getting any easier now that his dream girl's back in town. When Lana accidentally tranquilizes him instead of the Santa Moose, it's clear she needs help, fast...and this could be his chance to finally catch her eye. It's an all-out Christmas war, but if they can nab that darn moose before it destroys the town, Rick and Lana might finally find a place where they both belong...together.</span></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com26tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-2813306117464692362020-10-15T13:30:00.002+03:002020-10-15T22:06:48.146+03:00Map's Edge by David Hair<p style="text-align: justify;"></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5Zuk_PwNcb8/X4dXieSISdI/AAAAAAAACqk/pJLqdjBBtrYJrdpYlMq14wJ2uYDyQLedACPcBGAsYHg/s400/55648674.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="400" data-original-width="261" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5Zuk_PwNcb8/X4dXieSISdI/AAAAAAAACqk/pJLqdjBBtrYJrdpYlMq14wJ2uYDyQLedACPcBGAsYHg/s320/55648674.jpg" /></a></div><br /><b><span style="font-size: x-small;">Paperback, 400 pages</span></b><p></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-size: x-small;">Release date: October 15th</span></b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-size: x-small;">Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books</span></b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-size: x-small;">Fantasy</span></b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-size: x-small;">To review</span></b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Such a cool cover right! I have to start there, this world does have the chance of their being floating stone islands. So interesting.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">And in this world we have an evil empire, crushing other countries and turning people to their side.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Raythe is hiding out since he was a a known rebel, but hey who wouldn't be when the empire invaded. He is secretly a magic user (again, that empire can find him if he shows it). He was determined, he loves his daughter, and wants to get his country back (and his wife, oh man, just forget her.)</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">This is a roadtrip book. He gathers a bunch of people and sets out to mine a mineral used for magic at the edge of the world. But the empire wants that too, and to catch him among others.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">There are a lot of other characters too as they are all on the road together. His daughter. The "bad gang", I will call them that cos he should just have thrown them out, I will not say more. A novice priestess who I was not sure about first, but then grew to like. But even though a lot of characters popped in and out there never felt like there were too many. They were all there, they all had to be there, and the book still mainly focuses on a few of them. It is a very character driven book.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">I enjoyed it, I do like a journey book, and when they got there, ohhh, drama. I felt it was an easy read, it went by fast, the characters managed to grab me and made me wonder what would happen next. They are at the edge of the world, and there is no going back. How can they even get out of that?</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">A journey filled with tension, some backstabbing, being hunted and magic. What more could one ask for? I look forward to finding out more about this world.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Soldier, sorcerer and exiled nobleman Raythe Vyre has run out of places to hide. When the all-conquering Bolgravian Empire invaded, Raythe grabbed his daughter Zar and after taking part in a disastrous rebellion, they washed up on the edge of the continent.</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Now he’s found a chance of redemption for himself and the precociously talented Zar: a map showing a hitherto unknown place that’s rich in istariol, the incredibly rare mineral that fuels sorcery. Mining it will need people, but luckily there are plenty of outcasts, ne’er-do-wells and loners desperate enough to brave haunted roads through the ruins of an ancient, long-dead civilisation, to seek wealth and freedom.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">But the Bolgravian Empire is not about to let anyone defy it – and even out here, at the edge of the map, implacable imperial agent Toran Zorne has caught Raythe’s scent.</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">The hunt is on.&nbsp;</span></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com24tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-44574193899913165182020-10-14T14:00:00.000+03:002020-10-14T14:00:09.616+03:00Audio: Charming as a verb by Ben Philippe<p style="text-align: justify;"></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kXRH6pLBw0M/X2O3FixGWBI/AAAAAAAACjQ/DN04NSsyYdggrsJUHtuWeUTGHQT2J5MxgCPcBGAsYHg/s500/51OwdqL-JnL._SL500_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="500" data-original-width="500" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kXRH6pLBw0M/X2O3FixGWBI/AAAAAAAACjQ/DN04NSsyYdggrsJUHtuWeUTGHQT2J5MxgCPcBGAsYHg/s320/51OwdqL-JnL._SL500_.jpg" /></a></div><br /><p></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-size: x-small;">Narrated by: James Fouhey</span></b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-size: x-small;">Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins</span></b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-size: x-small;">Release date: 10-13-20</span></b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><b><span style="font-size: x-small;">Publisher: HarperAudio</span></b></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>YA Fiction</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>To review</b></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"> When I read YA fic I do prefer the more sad dramatic ones it seems. This was good, but yes not a lot happened</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Halti goes to a fancy school, he lives in a fancy place, except he doesn't. His dad works as a I do not know, my brain is not working, janitor, handy man, whatever, and they live in the basement. He is smart, loves shoes, and is all about getting into Columbia.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">So yes that is what the book was about. Thinking about Columbia. Helping a girl find the social scene. Falling for a girl. And doing some stupid things. Seriously Henry, bad bad bad.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Not the most exciting book, but still a good normal book, about normal things. I also really wonder about their love of sneakers, they were intense, they read magazines, so much I do not know.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Good narrator. Good voices for male and female, he did do well with everyone.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. He is a star debater and popular student at the prestigious FATE academy, the dutiful first-generation Haitian son, and the trusted dog walker for his wealthy New York City neighbors.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">But his easy smiles mask a burning ambition to attend his dream college, Columbia University. There is only one person who seems immune to Henri’s charms: his “intense” classmate and neighbor Corinne Troy. When she uncovers Henri’s less-than-honest dog-walking scheme, she blackmails him into helping her change her image at school. Henri agrees, seeing a potential upside for himself.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Soon what started as a mutual hustle turns into something more surprising than either of them ever bargained for....</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">This is a sharply funny and insightful novel about the countless hustles we have to keep from doing the hardest thing: being ourselves.&nbsp;</span></p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com14tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-88354689226945023762020-10-13T16:31:00.002+03:002020-10-13T16:31:00.534+03:00TMST<p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JzuqdkS7l3U/X4MJk2EUGJI/AAAAAAAACpc/t6K18drutj42xR4MwxP3oQxwebW1Y9O8gCPcBGAsYHg/s750/Tellmesomethingtues.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="750" data-original-width="750" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JzuqdkS7l3U/X4MJk2EUGJI/AAAAAAAACpc/t6K18drutj42xR4MwxP3oQxwebW1Y9O8gCPcBGAsYHg/s320/Tellmesomethingtues.jpg" /></a></div><br />Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog. Feel free to leave your links in the comments if you are participating.<p></p><p><br /></p><p><b>Oct 13th: Comfort foods and comfort reads: now that the weather is getting cooler, share some of yours.</b></p><p><br /></p><p>Duh, CHOCOLATE. I love chocolate, chocolate can bring me the purest joy, mmm chocolate. When I get a real craving it is most likely chocolate.</p><p><br /></p><p>Though I did get addicted to Coca Colar sugarfree this summer, I know I know! And a sip just, you know relaxes me.</p><p><br /></p><p>I know neither is actual food, but hey, comfort food is comfort food.</p><p><br /></p><p>As for comfort books, I'd say something with romance, something with a happy ending, and joy inside. Or any book can really be a comfort read, as long as it makes me happy</p>Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5157347784110166160.post-72587044429670709782020-10-12T20:45:00.000+03:002020-10-12T20:45:00.246+03:00Carole's Monday <p>&nbsp;</p><pstyle center="" text-align:=""></pstyle><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span face=""><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1443495724l/26832227._SY475_.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="475" data-original-width="315" height="400" src="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1443495724l/26832227._SY475_.jpg" width="265" /></a></div>Author:&nbsp;</span></span>Nicole Clarkston</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span face="">Narrator:&nbsp;Stevie Zimmerman</span></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span face="">Title:&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-family: arial;">Rumours &amp; Recklessness</span></div><div><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial;">Genre: P&amp;P Variation, Historical Romance</span></span></div><div><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial;">Format: Audiobook<br /></span></span></div><div><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial;">Pages:&nbsp;462&nbsp;</span></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span face="">Published:&nbsp;</span></span>&nbsp;October 13th 2015</span></div><div><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial;">Where I got It: My shelf (Audible)</span></span></div><div><span style="font-size: small;"><span face=""><b><i><br /></i></b></span></span></div><div><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></span></div><div><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span><span face=""><b><i>Summary:&nbsp;</i></b></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>Fitzwilliam Darcy is desperate. Finally confronted with a woman who ignites all his hopes , he agonizes over the cruel trick of fate which placed her in a situation beneath his notice. The morning after the Netherfield ball, he resolves to put as much distance between himself and her as possible.</i></b></span><div><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>That very morning, however, Elizabeth's future is jeopardized by her father's untimely accident. With Mr Bennet unconscious and surrounded by concerned neighbors, Mr Collins presses his suit. Elizabeth's mother frantically demands her acceptance to secure the familiy's welfare. With so many witnesses to his proposal and everyone expecting her to make a practical choice, Elizabeth's reputation hangs in the balance.</i></b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>Without her father to defend her refusal of Mr Collins, there is no one to speak up for her... except the last man in the world she would ever marry.</i></b></span></div><div><span face="" style="font-size: x-small;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span face="" style="font-size: xx-small;"></span></div><span style="font-family: arial;">Review:</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">I am so sad to Audible Escape is going away. I've enjoyed it so much!!! I hurried up and got this done since it was the last one I have on my shelf.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">It is the morning after the Netherfield ball and Darcy can't get his mind off Elizabeth so he takes an early ride. That same morning Mr Bennet has a bad accident. All the neighbors come by to help and give support to the Bennet family. Mr Collins decides this is the perfect time to press his suit and ask for her hand in marriage. Without her father there to defend her refusal of Mr Collins, there is is no one to speak up for her...except for Mr. Darcy.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">What a fun twist around of the plot!! Darn that Mr Collins...he is a snake for sure. Mr Bennet is barely hanging on for his life and you're going to try and corner poor Lizzie? What a cad. Good thing Darcy was there to intervene.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">Sure....I understand why Lizzie was mad because Darcy flat out lied and said they were already promised to each other. Yes, yes. I would be mad too, but she really held onto that anger for so long. Let it go...it was either Collins or Darcy.....at least you got the good one!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">Wickham was certainly more wicked than normal and I loved it.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">Caroline was more bitchy than normal...and it worked. She does come around (no spoiler here) and I hope she finds a man to take her on.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">Lydia and Kitty were dumber and more wicked than normal. They needed a good shake.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">And the surprise and twist had me with my mouth agape. Did NOT expect to see that coming.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">I love this narrator. I listened to her previously and she is good. She does a good job and tries to give everyone a different voice. I want to listen to more by her!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">Overall, I really enjoyed this. That twist at the end got me! If you are looking for a pretty good P&amp;P, I suggest this one. I'll give this 5 stars.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-loH7F7mhNr4/XSe-argbcjI/AAAAAAAAHB4/urKht78ldb4oznAUMimi9LNGLcEMfigRwCLcBGAs/s208/Untitled.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="199" data-original-width="208" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-loH7F7mhNr4/XSe-argbcjI/AAAAAAAAHB4/urKht78ldb4oznAUMimi9LNGLcEMfigRwCLcBGAs/s1600/Untitled.png" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span face=""><br /></span></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><span face=""><br /></span></div><div><div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><span face="" style="color: #181818;"><b>Challenge(s):</b></span><br /><span face="" style="color: #181818;">- #47 for Audiobook Challenge</span></span><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div></div></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /><span face="" style="color: #181818;"><br /></span></span></div><br />Blodeueddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03435479623560871881noreply@blogger.com1澳门娱乐场手机游戏