Saturday, May 11, 2024

Weekly Mewsings: It's a Tie!

I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer and The Sunday Salon (TSS) hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz  where participants recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about. I am also linking It's Monday! What Are you Reading? hosted by Kathryn of Book Date where readers talk about what they have been, are and will be reading.







Just a quick check in to say hello and wish everyone well this weekend! It was another busy work week. I took some time off to take Mouse to the orthodontist's to get her expander and braces put in. If one has to endure braces, being able to wear brackets in a favorite color makes it a little more bearable. For all the mothers out there, I hope you have a happy Mother's Day! We have plans to take my mom out for lunch, do a little shoe shopping for Mouse, and I need to get some laundry done. There will be some quality reading time too, of course! 

Sleepy Cat

Nina is keeping me company

My Mother's Day Flowers
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This past week I finished reading Dr. Jen Gunter's Menopause Manifesto, which was informative, although I was hoping for more. I also finished The Fox Wife by Yangsze Choo. This wasn't a fast paced book, but one I wanted to savor  with its rich fox folklore and history, set in Manchuria and Japan in 1908. I hated to see the book come to an end as I was so invested with the characters. 


It is hard sometimes to pick up a book after reading such an amazing one like The Fox Wife, and so I decided to jump into something very different by another favorite author: The Good, the Bad, and the Aunties (Aunties #3) by Jesse Q. Sutanto. I can always count on this series to make me laugh. I love Meddy, her mom and her aunties. They find themselves in such outrageous situations. I continue to fit in my chapter a night of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Let me just say, I do not like Uriah Heep at all. 


Next up, will be my TBR List Poll winners. Bless Your Heart by Lindy Ryan received 4 votes (Mouse was really hoping for that one to win). Tying with 8 votes each was Happily Never After by Lynn Painter and Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson. I was hoping someone would come along and break the tie, but it was not meant to be. I will do my best to fit both books in this month! I am looking forward to reading both.


Thank you again to all who voted!


My TBR List is hosted by Michelle at Because Reading. The 1st Saturday of every month, I will list 3 books from my TBR pile I am considering reading and let you vote for my next read during that month. My review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise).  


We finished the 10th season of Doctor Who, starring Peter Capaldi today. I grow so attached to each of the Doctors and am always sad to see them go. But I am so excited to finally have reached the Jodie Whittaker episodes (for those not familiar with the show, she is the first to play a female version of the Doctor).


I hope you have a great week! Let me know what you have been reading!

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Saturday, May 04, 2024

Weekly Mewsings: April Wrap Up and It's Time to Pick My Next TBR Book (Please Vote!)

I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer and The Sunday Salon (TSS) hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz  where participants recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about. I am also linking It's Monday! What Are you Reading? hosted by Kathryn of Book Date where readers talk about what they have been, are and will be reading.







May snuck up on me. April had its ups and downs. We are still dealing with the bees in our wall problem, the pressure and volume at work has been relentless, and then all the health stuff. About the middle of April, we went to see my mom perform in a skit at her neighborhood community's Masquers Club variety show. She did a great job and it was a fun show. Anjin had jury duty this past week and spent a good part of four days listening to the lawyers question people as part of the selection process. I think he was relieved when he was finally dismissed. Today we attended a self-defense class with Mouse and her Girl Scout troop. One of the troop members attends the dojo where they held the class, and Mouse's troop invited several other local troops to attend as well. They had quite the turn out! Anjin even got to take part in some of the exercises as a target. It made for an educational and fun afternoon.

Gracie took advantage of the open drawer as is her right as a cat

May means the end of the school year for Mouse is close at hand--a little less than four weeks left. It will be a busy month! I hope you all have a wonderful May! 
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Books Read in April

April proved to be a more average reading month for me quantity-wise, but I made it through another month without a bummer in the bunch. I revisited the second book in the Innkeeper Chronicles, this time in graphic audio version. That was quite fun! I also listened to the science fiction classic, Dune, a book which lived up to the hype and then some. I was sad to see the end come to the Heirs of Chicagoland series, but I thought the characters got a good send off in Cold Curses. I love books about books and reading, and Why We Read definitely got me thinking more about my reading habits and the types of books I read. I jumped back into my daughter's favorite middle grade fantasy series and had a great time reading about Sophie and friends in Legacy. One of my most anticipated reads was An Inconvenient Wife by Karen E. Olson, a modern re-imagining of the Tudors, which did not disappoint. I loved Olson's characterizations of the wives. In fact, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Three of the books I currently am reading have carried over from April into May.  
  • Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews (re-read/audio)
  • Dune (#1) by Frank Herbert (audio)
  • Legacy (Keeper of the Lost Cities #8) by Shannon Messenger
  • Cold Curses (Heirs of Chicagoland #5) by Chloe Neill
  • An Inconvenient Wife by Karen E. Olson
  • Why We Read: On Bookworms, Libraries, and Just One More Page Before Lights Out by Shannon Reed
Like last month, I had a hard time selecting a least favorite and favorite book of the books I read in April. They all were good in their own ways. I decided on Why We Read by Shannon Reed as my least favorite. While I highlighted quite a few quotes from this book that resonated with me and came away with a few book and essay recommendations, there was also the occasional essay I did not care for as much as others. As for my favorite book of the month, it came down to two, and picking just one of those was soooo hard! I am going to with Frank Herbert's Dune. From the world building to the characters, to the depth and complexity of the novel, I found it entertaining and thought provoking.


What was your favorite book read in April? Did you have a good reading month?

I am farther in David Copperfield by Charles Dickens than I expected to be at the moment. I am just past the 60% mark. David is all grown up and trying to make his way in the world. I try to read a chapter a night, which isn't too hard given the chapters are not very long. In early April, I decided to finally pick up Menopause Manifesto by Jen Gunter, which, like Dickens' book, I am slowly making my way through, reading about a chapter a day.


Although I got to it later than I anticipated, I am also reading Yangsze Choo's The Fox Wife. Everyone! It is so good! I really hate that I have not been feeling well and so have not been able to make more progress in it.  

What are you reading right now?

My TBR List is hosted by Michelle at Because Reading. The 1st Saturday of every month, I will list 3 books from my TBR pile I am considering reading and let you vote for my next read during that month. My review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise). 

I cannot decide what I am in the mood for. Something light with a good dose of humor would be good. These three books all came to mind: romance, mystery, or horror. Please help me choose which of these I should read next!  
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Happily Never After
 by Lynn Painter
Their name? The objectors.

Their job? To break off weddings as hired.

Their dilemma? They might just be in love with each other.

When Sophie Steinbeck finds out just before her nuptials that her fiancĂ© has cheated yet again, she desperately wants to call it off. But because her future father-in-law is her dad’s cutthroat boss, she doesn’t want to be the one to do it. Her savior comes in the form of a professional objector, whose purpose is to show up at weddings and proclaim the words no couple (usually) wants to hear at their ceremony: “I object!”

During anti-wedding festivities that night, Sophie learns more about Max the Objector’s job. It makes perfect sense to her: he saves people from wasting their lives, from hurting each other. He’s a modern-day hero. And Sophie wants in.

The two love cynics start working together, going from wedding to wedding, and Sophie’s having more fun than she’s had in ages. She looks forward to every nerve-racking ceremony saving the lovesick souls of the betrothed masses. As Sophie and Max spend more time together, however, they realize that their physical chemistry is off the charts, leading them to dabble in a little hookup session or two—but it’s totally fine, because they definitely do not have feelings for each other. Love doesn’t exist, after all.

And then everything changes. A groom-to-be hires Sophie to object, but his fiancĂ©e is the woman who broke Max’s heart. As Max wrestles with whether he can be a party to his ex’s getting hurt, Sophie grapples with the sudden realization that she may have fallen hard for her partner in crime. [Goodreads Summary]

Bless Your Heart
 by Lindy Ryan

Rise and shine. The Evans women have some undead to kill.

It’s 1999 in Southeast Texas and the Evans women, owners of the only funeral parlor in town, are keeping steady with…normal business. The dead die, you bury them. End of story. That’s how Ducey Evans has done it for the last eighty years, and her progeny―Lenore the experimenter and Grace, Lenore’s soft-hearted daughter, have run Evans Funeral Parlor for the last fifteen years without drama. Ever since That Godawful Mess that left two bodies in the ground and Grace raising her infant daughter Luna, alone.

But when town gossip Mina Jean Murphy’s body is brought in for a regular burial and she rises from the dead instead, it’s clear that the Strigoi―the original vampire―are back. And the Evans women are the ones who need to fight back to protect their town.

As more folks in town turn up dead and Deputy Roger Taylor begins asking way too many questions, Ducey, Lenore, Grace, and now Luna, must take up their blades and figure out who is behind the Strigoi’s return. As the saying goes, what rises up, must go back down. But as unspoken secrets and revelations spill from the past into the present, the Evans family must face that sometimes, the dead aren’t the only things you want to keep buried.

A crackling mystery-horror novel with big-hearted characters and Southern charm with a bite, 
Bless Your Heart is a gasp-worthy delight from start to finish. [Goodreads Summary]

Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson
Two neighbors-at-war band together to stop a dangerous criminal in their midst in this enthralling new novel from the USA Today bestselling author of The Lost Ticket.

Twenty-five-year-old Kat Bennett has never felt at home anywhere, and especially not in crumbling Shelley House. According to her neighbors, she’s prickly and unapproachable, but beneath her tough exterior, Kat is plagued by guilt from her past.

Seventy-seven-year-old Dorothy Darling is Shelley House’s longest resident, and if you believe the other tenants, she’s as cantankerous and vindictive as they come. Except there’s a good reason Dorothy spends her days spying on her neighbors—a closely guarded secret that no else knows and the reason Dorothy barely leaves her beloved home.

When their building faces demolition, sworn enemies Kat and Dorothy become unlikely allies in their quest to save their historic home. But when someone starts to play dirty and viciously targets one of the residents, Dorothy and Kat suspect foul play in their community. After the police close the investigation, it's up to this improbable pair to bring a criminal to justice.  [Goodreads Summary]

Thank you for voting!

I hope you have a great week! Let me know what you have been reading!

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Where Is Your Bookmark: A Peek Into Legacy & Other Friday Fun

The bees-in-the-wall saga continues, unfortunately. We will likely have to take more drastic measures (break into the walls) to get them out. At least the sun is shining and the days are pleasant. I had the windows open today while I worked from home and enjoyed the sound of the birds singing outside. 

I have four books going right now, and the one closest to me is Shannon Messenger's Legacy (Keeper of the Lost Cities #8). I have been neglecting this series too long and decided it was time to jump back in. It is one of my daughter's favorites.


A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the amazing Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader.


We can't keep doing this. [first sentence of the Preface of Legacy]

and 

"You look confused," Mr. Forkle said, and the lilt of his tone made Sophie wonder if his lips were twitching with a smile--but she couldn't pull her eyes away from the round, gilded door he'd brought her to, tucked into the side of a rolling, grassy hill.  [opening of first of the first chapter of Legacy]  

 The preface of these novels always seems to occur in the middle of a dire or stressful moment, and so my first thought upon reading the preface opening is to wonder what trouble Sophie and her friends are in now. As for the beginning of the first chapter, well, if the description of that door made you think of a similar--and more well-known door--you had the same thought Sophie and I did! 



A weekly meme in which readers share a random sentence or two from page 56 or 56% of the book they are reading. Our wonderful host Freda of Freda's Voice is on a break, and Anne of My Head is Full of Books  has stepped in to host! 

Sophie's eyebrows shot up. "I'm meeting with the council tomorrow?"
"You are. They've asked you to come to Eternalia at midday."

Sophie waited for her to add more, but Edaline had busied herself with brushing the shaggy purple fur off the front of her tunic in slow, methodical strokes. "Is everything okay?" [excerpt from page 116 of Legacy]  
Sophie's adoptive mother is clearly holding back from telling Sophie something. I am just as curious as Sophie to find out what that might be. 

Sophie Foster wants answers. But after a lifetime of lies, sometimes the truth is the most dangerous discovery. Even the smallest secret comes with terrifying new responsibilities.

And Sophie’s not the only one with blank spots in her past, or mysteries surrounding her family. She and her friends are part of something much bigger than they imagined—and their roles have already been chosen for them.

Every clue drags them deeper into the conspiracy. Every memory forces them to question everything—especially one another. And the harder they fight, the more the lines blur between friend and enemy.
[Goodreads Summary]

Does this sound like something you would enjoy? If you have read it, what did you think?


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. It is hosted by Linda Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell and Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About. Join in by answering this week's question in the comments or on your own blog.
What new-to-you authors have you enjoyed in the past 12 months?

I actually did not include ALL of the new authors I read in the past 12 months, not even all the ones whose books I enjoyed. These were the stand outs that I definitely plan to read more of someday. A few I have already read multiple books (as indicated in parentheses) by within these past 12 months. 

Travis Baldree
Parini Shroff
Leigh Bardugo (5 books)
Mitsu Izumi (4 books)
Joshunda Sanders
Nina Simon
R.F. Kuang
Paula Charles
Samara Yew
Heather Fawcett (2 books)
Elizabeth Penny
Martha Wells
Colson Whitehead
Shannon Messenger (7 books)
Hitsuzi Yamada (3 books)

Have you read anything by these authors? Which new-to-you authors have you enjoyed the work of in the past 12 months?


Every Friday Coffee Addicted Writer from Coffee Addicted Writer poses a question which participants respond on their own blogs within the week (Friday through Thursday). They then share their links at the main site and visit other participants blogs.

Do you think contemporary book covers lack originality? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer) 

Book covers today are no more or less original than they were decades ago. Maybe even longer. To quote my husband, "Marketing has always chased trends." If you were to do an image search for book covers by decade, you would be able to see some of these trends. Especially within genres, many of these covers have similar styles and features, whether it be a pose, artwork, lettering, colors, or stock photos. While I very much value and appreciate originality, it's somewhat of a credit to marketing trends that I can look at a book cover and know that it will likely be a book I will enjoy because it has identifiable characteristics that I associate with a particular genre. Truth be told, when I think about my favorite book covers from the past, I remember them more because of how much I liked the books, not because the covers were necessarily unique.

What do you think? 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and tell me what you are reading!


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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Can't Wait to Read Wednesday: American Flygirl / The Mayfair Dagger / Four-Alarm Homicide / Admiral


The New
Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by the marvelous Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight upcoming release we are excited about that we have yet to read.


American Flygirl by Susan Tate Ankeny
Release Date: April 23, 2024 by Citadel
One of WWII’s most uniquely hidden figures, Hazel Ying Lee was the first Asian American woman to earn a pilot’s license, join the WASPs, and fly for the United States military amid widespread anti-Asian sentiment and policies.

Her singular story of patriotism, barrier breaking, and fearless sacrifice is told for the first time in full for readers of The Women with Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck, A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell, The Last Boat Out of Shanghai by Helen Zia, Facing the Mountain by Daniel James Brown and all Asian American, women’s and WWII history books.

In 1932, Hazel Ying Lee, a nineteen-year-old American daughter of Chinese immigrants, sat in on a friend’s flight lesson. It changed her life. In less than a year, a girl with a wicked sense of humor, a newfound love of flying, and a tough can-do attitude earned her pilot’s license and headed for China to help against invading Japanese forces. In time, Hazel would become the first Asian American to fly with the Women Airforce Service Pilots. As thrilling as it may have been, it wasn’t easy.

In America, Hazel felt the oppression and discrimination of the Chinese Exclusion Act. In China’s field of male-dominated aviation she was dismissed for being a woman, and for being an American. But in service to her country, Hazel refused to be limited by gender, race, and impossible dreams. Frustrated but undeterred she forged ahead, married Clifford Louie, a devoted and unconventional husband who cheered his wife on, and gave her all for the cause achieving more in her short remarkable life than even she imagined possible.

American Flygirl is the untold account of a spirted fighter and an indomitable hidden figure in American history. She broke every common belief about women. She challenged every social restriction to endure and to succeed. And against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Hazel Ying Lee reached for the skies and made her mark as a universal and unsung hero whose time has come.
[Goodreads Summary]
This book went on my wish list as soon as I first heard about it. I enjoy reading about little known women of history. These are women who definitely deserve to have their stories told. I am not familiar with Hazel Ying Lee but look forward to reading more about her. 


The Mayfair Dagger by Ava January
Release Date: April 23, 2024 by Crooked Lane Books
A witty, feminist mystery set in the heart of 19th century London, this daring adventure featuring an intrepid woman detective will thrill fans of Deanna Raybourn and Katharine Schellman.

London, 1894. Albertine Honeycombe never wanted a husband, and certainly not the one with fifteen children that her cousin, Aubrey, is trying to marry her off to. She reinvents herself as Countess Von Dagga, a private detective aiding the upper echelons of women in society. As the Countess, she is a married woman, with a conveniently absent husband who doesn’t exist, which allows her far more freedom than being single.

When Lord Grendel, from whom she has recovered blackmail letters, is murdered, Albertine is suspect number one - having been the last person to see him. And when the Duke of Erleigh comes looking for her utterly fictitious husband, she realizes she has landed herself in hot water, without a tea bag. When Albertine also becomes the prime suspect in her fictional husband’s death, things are looking grim.

Unless Albertine can prove who murdered Lord Grendel and clear her name, her choices are step-mothering enough small children to start a school or hanging from the end of Her Majesty's rope.
 [Goodreads Summary]
I cannot pass up a historical mystery and this one sounds like it will be fun! 


Four-Alarm Homicide (#House-Flipper Mystery #6) by Diane Kelly
Release Date: April 23, 2024 by St. Martin's Press
Some properties are too hot to handle...

Carpenter Whitney Whitaker and her cousin Buck are hot for a historical property that has just come on the market—a fire station in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood that was built nearly a century ago.

The cousins have just begun the interior demolition work at the fire station when Joanna Hartzell, who lives in a townhouse around the corner, comes by with a plea for help. Joanna owns the right half of her building, which she proudly maintains in perfect condition, while the left side falls into disrepair: the seven adult children who inherited it years ago refuse to lift a finger on repairs. Never one to turn down a challenge, Whitney and Buck manage to acquire the rundown townhouse—though it turns out Joanna is only one of the many neighbors interested in buying the property once they’ve worked their magic.

Then Joanna shows up at the fire station confused and rambling, then collapses, never to recover. Alarm bells go off for Whitney: she suspects something—and someone—evil could be the real cause. Can she and Collin put the clues together and smoke out a killer?
[Goodreads Summary]
Yet another cozy mystery series I have been wanting to read for some time now. I do love the sound of this one! 

Do any of these books interest you? What upcoming releases are you looking forward to reading?


The Old(er) 
Carole of Carole's Random Life in Books has given me the perfect excuse to spotlight those unread books on my TBR in her Books from the Backlog feature, reminding me what great books I have waiting for me under my own roof still to read!

These past couple of months I have been featuring books on the losing end of my TBR List Poll, all books on my TBR shelves. This one was one of the options in my June 2016 poll. I enjoy reading Science Fiction but feel like I don't read it as often as I might like. This one sounds like a combination of mystery and disaster story, which I find very appealing. 

Admiral by Sean Danker (2016)
“I was on a dead ship on an unknown planet with three trainees freshly graduated into the Imperial Service. I tried to look on the bright side.”
He is the last to wake. The label on his sleeper pad identifies him as an admiral of the Evagardian Empire—a surprise as much to him as to the three recent recruits now under his command. He wears no uniform, and he is ignorant of military protocol, but the ship’s records confirm he is their superior officer. 
Whether he is an Evagardian admiral or a spy will be of little consequence if the crew members all end up dead. They are marooned on a strange world, their ship’s systems are failing one by one—and they are not alone. [Goodreads Summary]

 

Have you read Admiral?  Does this book sound like something you would like to read? 



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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Weekly Mewsings: Bees and Good Books

I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer and The Sunday Salon (TSS) hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz  where participants recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about. I am also linking It's Monday! What Are you Reading? hosted by Kathryn of Book Date where readers talk about what they have been, are and will be reading.

I am linking up Stacking the Shelves hosted by Marlene of Reading Reality a meme in which participants share what new books came their way recently.  



It was a busy week here--one with lots of bees. Early in the week we noticed bees were getting into the house. Not a lot, but enough that it made us worry. After a look around the outside of the house, my husband found bees swarming around one of the little vents leading into the house. While we don't think that is how they were getting into the main area of the house (we think they slipped in through a small gap near the sliding glass door), we do think they got into the walls. The bee expert thinks we caught them in time to get them out without having to start putting holes in the walls--and I sure hope he's right! This entire ordeal has brought to mind an early scene in Sue Monk Kidd's book, The Secret Life of Bees, with Lily and the bees living in her bedroom wall. That's the extent of the excitement in my life at the moment. I hope you have had a good week. What have you been up to? 

She may not be the most affectionate cat, but Nina does not mind a close up. 

This was the closest I could get to a decent photo of Gracie today. 
She was all movement and no cooperation. 

It was with mixed feelings that I finished reading Cold Curses (Heirs of Chicagoland #5) by Chloe Neill, the final book in the series. I enjoyed the book as I have the previous books in the series, but I am sad to see the series come to an end. One of these days I plan to pick up the first book in the Chicagoland Vampire series, the prequel series. I probably should have read that first, although I think I was more motivated to start fresh with her newer series because it was just coming out and the earlier series was thirteen books long.

This past week, I also slipped in a little listening time and finished Sweep in Peace (Innkeepers Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews. I first read this one in 2018 and decided to listen to the graphic audio edition this time around. I think I was more prepared for the full cast and background music and sounds this time around.


I continue to read David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. I have been reading about a chapter a night, right before bed. One of my favorite scenes so far was when David's aunt gives Mr. Murdstone a piece of her mind. That man deserved it and more. I am liking the book very much so far. 

I very recently started reading An Inconvenient Wife: A Modern Tudor Mystery by Karen E. Olson, which I have been eagerly anticipating. 


Thank you to everyone who voted in my April TBR List Poll! It was a very close race between the top two vote getters, going back and forth between which would take the lead. 


Ali Hazelwood's Bride did not fare as well as the other two, but it did get 4 votes. Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt made a good showing with 9 votes. And although Jimmy Fallon book club voters may not have picked The Fox Wife by Yangsze Choo as their book club choice for the month, it did win my poll with 10 votes. I am excited about reading The Fox Wife next. I enjoyed both of Yangsze Choo's previous novels. I had the chance to meet her at a book signing a few years ago, and she was wonderful.

Thank you again for voting!

My TBR List is hosted by Michelle at Because Reading. The 1st Saturday of every month, I will list 3 books from my TBR pile I am considering reading and let you vote for my next read during that month. My review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise).  
New to my shelves:

My autographed copy of An Inconvenient Wife by Karen E. Olson 
arrived in the mail from The Mysterious Bookshop (Yippee!)

Rise of the Crones (The Crone Wars #5) by Lydia Hawke

Have you read either of these books? If so, what did you think? 

I hope you have a great week! Let me know what you have been reading!

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