Friday, December 19, 2014

Book Club!!

Today is Book Club Friday!

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You can write about any book you want.

This week I'm sharing:



Here's the synopsis:

Ginger Krinkles is crossing her fingers that this holiday season will be extra special, for once. She lost her job in San Diego and dreads moving back home to Ennui, Ohio, where she’s convinced she will end up like her mean ol’ grandmother (God rest her soul). Ginger has always been a holiday-hater. But she has a secret. Make that two. If you buy the first one, maybe it will be easier to unwrap the second: either Ginger is an elf, or there really is magic to be found in an old cookie recipe. 
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Here are my thoughts:

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Dee DeTarsio's books are just so darn witty.  This book is a novella, but it is packed with more wit than most 300 page books.  One thing I've always noticed about her books is that you can't skip through it.  If you do, you'll miss a hilarious nugget of goodness and you'll regret it.

This one was a great start to the holiday book season.

What are you currently reading??

Friday, December 12, 2014

Book Club!!

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This week I'm sharing:



Here's the synopsis:

Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . .

  A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly?  

What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.   But who did what?

  Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:   Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?). 
Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.   New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

  Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

Here are my thoughts:

I loved this book.  I'd had multiple people recommend it, but for some reason couldn't get excited at first.  But once I started it, I couldn't put it down.  I was rooting for the characters from page one and thought I knew how the book would end.

I.  Was.  Wrong.

In fact, the words that came out of my mouth when I realized I was wrong were words that I don't think had previously been invented.  I'm not sure if I'm the only one who was so surprised, but I definitely intend to get on goodreads and see after I'm done writing this review.

Overall, 5 stars.  Read it.


What are you currently reading??

Friday, December 5, 2014

Book Club!!

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This week I'm sharing:



Here's the synopsis:
When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?

Maybe.

Maybe not.
 
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Here are my thoughts:
We were first introduced to Warren and Bridgette in Colleen Hoover's Maybe Someday.  They were hilarious and somewhat psychotic characters that definitely made me wonder what the heck was going on with them.  So when Colleen (we're on a first name basis here) surprised released Maybe Not, a novella about Warren and Bridgette, I was excited!

This one did not disappoint.  All of their crazy tendencies are explained and it's nothing less than entertaining.

If you haven't read Maybe Someday, definitely pick that one up first, then read this one.


What are you currently reading??

Friday, November 21, 2014

Book Club!!

Today is Book Club Friday!

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You can write about any book you want.

This week, I don't actually have a book to review.
I've actually completed my Goodreads Challenge for 2014, which means I should have books almost to the end of the year.  But there were a few I reviewed all at once and a couple I chose to not review, which leaves me short right now.

I'm still including the linky code so you can tell me what I should read next!

What are you currently reading??

Friday, November 14, 2014

Book Club!!

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This week I'm sharing:



Here's the synopsis:

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.
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Here are my thoughts:

I loved this one.  Bree wasn't my favorite female character starting off, but she grew on me pretty fast.  And Archer's story is just incredible.  I came across this one during the NA Crush Tourney and new I needed to check this one out.  Mia Sheridan has a new faithful reader.  I can't wait to pick up more of her books.

What are you currently reading??

Friday, October 31, 2014

Book Club!!

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This week I'm sharing:



Here's the synopsis:

Secrets. 
Everyone has one. 
Some are bigger than others. 
And when secrets are revealed, 
Some will heal you ... 
And some will end you. 

Kate Sedgwick’s life has been anything but typical. She’s endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there’s a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She’s also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks. 

They both feel it. 
But they each have a reason to fight it. 
They each have a secret. 

And when secrets are revealed, 
Some will heal you … 
And some will end you. 
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Here are my thoughts:

So I picked this book up on recommendation from Colleen Hoover herself.  In hindsight, I KNEW Colleen likes making people cry.  I KNEW there was a Facebook support group for those who've read this book.  But, oh my goodness, I wasn't prepared.

It's hard to explain how this one hit me so hard.  I definitely saw the big secret coming.  It was like watching something fly straight at my face and being completely incapable of stopping it from knocking me over.

In the end, I'm just very glad that Part #2 of this book is being released in 2015.  That said, there is no major cliffhanger.  This book can stand on it's own, so there's no need to wait until 2015 to read this one.  But it will leave you wanting more.

What are you currently reading??

Friday, October 24, 2014

Book Club!!

Today is Book Club Friday!

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This week I'm sharing:




Here's the synopsis:

With Olympic tryouts on the horizon, the last thing nineteen-year-old Kinsley Bryant needs to add to her plate is Liam Wilder. He's a professional soccer player, America's favorite bad-boy, and has all the qualities of a skilled panty-dropper.

• A face that makes girls weep – check. 
• Abs that can shred Parmesan cheese (the expensive kind) – check. 
• Enough confidence to shift the earth’s gravitational pull – double check.

Not to mention Liam is strictly off limits . Forbidden. Her coaches have made that perfectly clear. (i.e. “Score with Coach Wilder anywhere other than the field and you’ll be cut from the team faster than you can count his tattoos.”) But that just makes him all the more enticing…Besides, Kinsley's already counted the visible ones, and she is not one to leave a project unfinished.

Kinsley tries to play the game her way as they navigate through forbidden territory, but Liam is determined to teach her a whole new definition for the term “team bonding.” 
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Here are my thoughts:
I can't remember where I first heard about Wilder, but I mentally put this one down as a "must read" and have been meaning to get to it forever.  I'm glad I did!

This was another really good read.  It has equal parts entertainment, romance, and fun.  I will definitely be picking up more R.S. Grey books in the near future!

What are you currently reading??



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