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Hey there!  Welcome to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list!

It was another week of not a lot happening here in the reading world.  Here is what I did post:

The Three by Sarah Lotz

Brown Bag Author Event:  Julie Kramer

Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

Save The Date by Mary Kay Andrews

The Third Plate By Dan Barber (excellent non fiction!)

 

Ok ok… when you look at that list you would think I read a lot this week, but the only one of these I finished this week was Save The Date, the others are just reviews I am just catching upon.

 

I am exhausted from going on a 50 mile bike ride today in high heat and strong winds so I am not going to list what the plan is for this week.  Please add your link to It’s Monday What Are You Reading below where it says click here.  :)

 

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Hey there!  Welcome to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list!

I had a weird and somewhat stressful news this past week.  Its nothing I want to get into, but I think you can relate to the times when you really can not focus on reading let alone blogging?  Yeah – it has been like that.  I think some decisions I make this week will move this ball of anxiety along… but in any occasion, here is what I posted this past week:

Bookies – The Annual Book Exchange (you have to try this!)

Bookies Queen Event (yes, it is that time of year again!)

Summer Reading Giveaway Package!

The Beekeeper’s Lament by Hannah Nordhaus (fantastic read!)

The Hurricane Sisters by Dorthea Benton Frank (SO AWESOMELY Gush Worthy!)

 

That’s the posts.  I still have a few reviews to write and hopefully will have them posted this week.  Lots of good stuff to share :)

 

As for this week… here is the plan:

 

For My Ears:

 

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Devin doesn’t remember life before the world got hot; he has grown up farming the scorched earth with his grandfather in their remote valley. When his grandfather dies, Devin heads for the city. Once there, among the stark glass buildings, he finds scores of children, just like him, living alone on the streets. They tell him rumors of a place for abandoned children, with unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family. But only the luckiest get there.

An act of kindness earns Devin an invitation to the home, but it’s soon clear that it’s no paradise. As Devin investigates the intimidating administrator and the zombie-like sickness that afflicts some children, he discovers the home’s horrific true mission. The only real hope is escape, but the place is as secure as a fortress.

 

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DAMIEN ECHOLS and LORRI DAVIS met in 1996, and were married in a Buddhist ceremony at Tucker Maximum Security Unit in Tucker, Arkansas, in 1999. Echols spent nearly eighteen years on death row until his release in 2011. He is the author of the New York Times–bestselling memoir Life After Death (2012). For more than a decade, Lorri Davis spearheaded a full-time effort toward her husband’s release from prison, which encompassed all aspects of the legal case and forensic investigation and, with Echols, served as producer of the documentary West of Memphis. Echols and Davis live in Massachusetts.

 

 

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A savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime – one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn’t believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in.

Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.

 

 

For My Eyes:

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The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they’ve left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can’t reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they’ve built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she’s pregnant.

Terrified of the unknown and unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses dangers of its own. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust.

 

 

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Hey there!  Welcome to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list!

Another week and now July…. wha?  Hold the phone… JULY?????  Where is my lovely summer going so fast?

I had a fairly good week, seems like I am listening to audio and reading but between work and helping in the bee yard (more to come about that) I am wiped out hen I get home and writing reviews just seems like too much work.  I am currently 5 reviews behind.  EEP!

Here is what I was able to post this week:

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedwick (short stories that all tie together in a mystical place)

How To Become A Narrator by Narrator Robert Fass (the last of the narrator interviews and giveaway!)

Preparing for the Queen Event (and a few shots of the Bookies Queen events of the past few years) 

The Young World by Weitz (YOWZA!!!  This one is going places!  LOVED IT!)

Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less by Greg McKeown  (this one beat me up…)

The Dinner by Herman Koch (deliciously dangerous….)

 

This week is a busy one with a Friends Of The Library Meeting, an author event, and a children’s book sale on Thursday and Friday.  The weekend should be a little quieter and I hope to be enjoying…

 

For My Ears

 

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Once again Dorothea Benton Frank takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Lowcountry on a tumultuous journey filled with longings, disappointments, and, finally, a road toward happiness that is hard earned. There we meet three generations of women buried in secrets. The Lowcountry has endured its share of war and bloodshed like the rest of the South, but this storm season we watch Maisie, Liz, and Ashley deal with challenges that demand they face the truth about themselves.

Started listening to this one today while mowing… LOVE Robin Miles narration of these southern books… AMAZING LISTENING!

 

 

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The year is 2113. In Jenna Strong’s world, ACID—the most brutal controlling police force in history—rule supreme. No throwaway comment or whispered dissent goes unnoticed—or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a horrendous crime she struggles to remember. But Jenna’s violent prison time has taught her how to survive by any means necessary. When a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed, and skill to stay one step ahead of ACID and try to uncover the truth about what really happened on that terrible night two years ago. They’ve taken her life, her freedom, and her memories away from her. How can she reclaim anything when she doesn’t know who to trust?

 

For My Eyes

Same things as last week ;)

 

 

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Hey there!  Welcome to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list!

It is just me or did that Monday come around fast?

I had a great week here finishing up the audio month posts and then a good quick trip the cabin that turned out to be a great time to do some serious reading!  Here is what I posted this past week:

The Narrator Life by Patrick Lawlor

Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Watts

The Art Of Secrets by James Klise

The Best Part Of Narrating by Narrator Ellen Archer

Get In SYNC!  Two free audiobook downloads a week!

That’s Narrating!  By Narrator Khristine Hvam

Audio Book Month Wrap Up Post w/ Giveaway

And thanks to this weekend, I have about 5 reviews to write.  Yippy!  I love good reading weeks :) .

 

So this week here is what I am reading:

 

For My Ears:

 

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Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. Devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, their young son Henry, and the patients she sees in her therapy practice, her days are full of familiar things: She lives in the very New York apartment in which she was raised, and sends Henry to the school she herself once attended. Dismayed by the ways in which women delude themselves, Grace is also the author of a book You Should Have Known, in which she cautions women to really hear what men are trying to tell them.

But weeks before the book is published a chasm opens in her own life: A violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only an ongoing chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.

 

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The Third Plate is chef Dan Barber’s extraordinary vision for a new future of American eating. After more than a decade spent investigating farming communities around the world in pursuit of singular flavor, Barber finally concluded that – for the sake of our food, our health, and the future of the land – America¿s cuisine required a radical transformation.

The revelations Barber shares in The Third Plate took root in his restaurant¿s kitchen. But his process of discovery took him far afield – to alternative systems of food production and cooking that maximize sustainability, nutrition, and flavor. Barber explores the traditional farming practices of the Spanish dehesa, a uniquely vibrant landscape that has been fine-tuned to produce the famed jamón ibérico. Along the Atlantic coast, he investigates the future of seafood through a revolutionary aquaculture operation and an ancient tuna fishing tradition. In upstate New York, Barber learns from a flourishing mixed-crop farm whose innovative organic practices have revived the land and resurrected an industry. And in Washington State he works with cutting-edge seedsmen developing new varieties of grain in collaboration with local bakers, millers, and malters. Drawing on the wisdom and experience of chefs and farmers from around the world, Barber proposes a new definition for ethical and delicious eating destined to refashion Americans¿ deepest beliefs about food.

Traditionally, Americans have dined on the “first plate”, a classic meal centered on meat with few vegetables. Thanks to the burgeoning farm-to-table movement, many people have begun eating from the “second plate”, the new ideal of organic, grass-fed meats and local vegetables. But neither model, Barber shows, supports the long-term productivity of the land. Instead, he calls for a “third plate”, a new pattern of eating rooted in cooking with and celebrating the whole farm – an integrated system of vegetable, grain, …

 

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Say you want to start going to the gym or practicing a musical instrument. How long should it take before you stop having to force it and start doing it automatically?

The surprising answers are found in Making Habits, Breaking Habits, a psychologist’s popular examination of one of the most powerful and under-appreciated processes in the mind. Although people like to think that they are in control, much of human behavior occurs without any decision-making or conscious thought.

Drawing on hundreds of fascinating studies, psychologist Jeremy Dean busts the myths to finally explain why seemingly easy habits, like eating an apple a day, can be surprisingly difficult to form, and how to take charge of your brain’s natural “autopilot” to make any change stick.

 

For My Eyes:

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The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie’s best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community.

As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town’s fragile idea of security.

 

 

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When fourteen-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he’s plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare.

The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him. Now all that remains between them and the boy are Ethan and Allison Serbin, who run the wilderness survival program; Hannah Faber, who occupies a lonely fire lookout tower; and endless miles of desolate Montana mountains.

The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind.

 

Should be a good reading week!  I am curious as to what you are reading and listening to.  Please add your link to your It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading below where it says click here:

 

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Hey there!  Welcome to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list!

It has been a great week of narrator posts, a couple of reviews and yeah the BIG 3,000.  I have had a pretty productive weekend, worked inside and outside the house, seen some friends and had dinner tonight with my oldest son and his best friend who is practically like a son.

Here is what was posted this past week:

Top 5 Audio Books According To Narrator Tavia Gilbert

 

That Night by Chevy Stevens

 

Look Ma!  No Hands!  Audiobooks my way!

 

Things to look for when choosing YOUR next audio book by Narrator Xe Sands

 

What Has Happened To Me?  Blogging Mojo

 

Then and Always by Dani Atkins

 

Beyond Books by Narrator Karen White

 

Saturday Snapshot:  TORNADO

 

The Other Story by Tatiana De Rosney

 

Post #3000!!!  No kidding!  Giveaway and book discussion…

 

(*and remember each comment on an audiobook related post puts you into the June drawing)

Yup.  A productive week.  Here is what I am working on this week:

For My Ears

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Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin?

Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized?

Are you often busy but not productive?

Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas?

If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist.

The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done.  It is not  a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives.

 

 

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Summer, 1926. Ernest Hemingway and his wife, Hadley, take refuge from the blazing heat of Paris in a villa in the south of France. They swim and play bridge, and drink gin with abandon. But wherever they go they are accompanied by the glamorous and irrepressible Fife. Fife is Hadley’s best friend. She is also Ernest’s lover. Hadley is the first Mrs. Hemingway, but neither she nor Fife will be the last. Each Mrs. Hemingway thought their love would last forever; each one was wrong.

Narrated by Hemingway’s four wives – Hadley, Fife, Martha, and Mary – and peopled with members of the fabled “Lost Generation” – including Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald – Mrs. Hemingway paints a complex portrait of the man behind the legend and the women behind the man, a riveting tale of passion, love, and heartbreak.

 

 

For My Eyes

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After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he’s secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.

The tribe exchanges gunfire with enemy gangs, escapes cults and militias, braves the wilds of the subway and Central Park…and discovers truths they could never have imagined.

 

 

That’s it for the big plan.  How about you?  What are you reading this week?  What did you read last night?  Any audio going on?  Please add your link to your It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading below where it says click here:

 

 

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Hey there!  Welcome to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list!

Oh my gosh I am late posting!  Remember that procrastination I spoke of earlier today?  Well… I just finished up the last of it about 5 minutes ago.  With church, Fathers Day lunch with our son, company, cleaning, writing the bee article, chatting with hubby over dinner, and then works out the Friends application for the award…. it literally took ALL DAY.

So let’s get this post going -here is a review of the past week:

Intro to Audio Book Month: Narrators Reviews, and Giveaways

 

The acting of narration by narrator Johnny Heller

 

The Day In The Life of a Narrator w/ narrator Therese Plummer

 

The beginning of narration by narrator Allyson Johnson

 

the BEST audio books according to the listeners

 

My week at Camp Benedict

 

Her – The Movie….  my thoughts on relationships with electronics :razz:

 

If I Can’t Have You by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris

 

 

I am going to skip what I have going on this week mainly because it is late – and I want to get this posted.  There will be more narrator reviews, more audio book reviews and more chances to be entered into the giveaway :)

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Hey there!  Welcome to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list!

What a week!  Back from the expo, worked in my new office, first Author event of the summer at the library, a movie, a blogiversary,  prepping for camp, and I leave tomorrow for camp for the week.

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This has been a whirlwind week on the blog as well… here is what I posted here:

Faces On Book Covers – Like or Dislike?

Brown Bag Author Event – Nathan Jorgenson

Blogger Con at the expo

FACE OFF – super cool multi author book where protagonists face off against one another!

Harper Collins at The Book expo

BEA Author Breakfasts

Delicious by Ruth Reichl - do not miss this one!

The 5 Year Blogiversary party!

The Fault In Our Stars Movie - SSQQQQUUUEEEE!!!

YA not For Adults?  Grrrrr….

 

Yeah… my week has been like that.  :D

This next week I will be putting a lot of focus on Audiobook month – I am excited about it and I have some narrators working with me to share with you the full audio experience.  Stay tune… giveaways too.

As for what I am planning for this week:

 

For my ears:

 

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Summer, 1926. Ernest Hemingway and his wife, Hadley, take refuge from the blazing heat of Paris in a villa in the south of France. They swim and play bridge, and drink gin with abandon. But wherever they go they are accompanied by the glamorous and irrepressible Fife. Fife is Hadley’s best friend. She is also Ernest’s lover. Hadley is the first Mrs. Hemingway, but neither she nor Fife will be the last. Each Mrs. Hemingway thought their love would last forever; each one was wrong.

Narrated by Hemingway’s four wives – Hadley, Fife, Martha, and Mary – and peopled with members of the fabled “Lost Generation” – including Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald – Mrs. Hemingway paints a complex portrait of the man behind the legend and the women behind the man, a riveting tale of passion, love, and heartbreak.

 

 

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Rachel Wiltshire has everything she’s ever wanted: a close group of friends, a handsome boyfriend, and acceptance to the journalism program at her top-choice college. But one fateful evening, tragedy tears her world apart.

Five years later, Rachel returns home for the first time to celebrate her best friend’s wedding. Still coping with her grief, she can’t stop thinking about the bright future she almost had, if only that one night had gone differently. But when a sudden fall lands her in the hospital, Rachel wakes to find that her life has completely changed. Now the people she loves most are not the way she remembers them. Unable to trust her own recollections, Rachel tries to piece together what really happened, and not even she can predict the astonishing truth.

 

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Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian—but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance…

Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

 

I dont know how much I will get done being gone all week… but hopefully a little reading time :D

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Hey there!  Welcome to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list!

I just landed back in Minnesota late last night.  The Book Expo was a lot of fun but I am ready to be back to my regularly scheduled life. :)  As you can probably guess with me running around New York all last week that not a lot was posted.  I did manage to put some posts up at the Armchair BEA site which I will link as well as what I have completed here:

Live From BEA:  Interview with Author Bette Lee Crosby

The Summer Of Letting Go by Gae Polisner (audio)

Life From Bea:  From The Expo Floor

Awkward Moments At The Book Expo

Live From BEA The Grudge Keeper by Mara Rockliff and Peachtree Publishing

File Under 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket (fun audio!)

Live From BEA:  Kristin Haas and Arbordale Publishing

Oh my gosh!  I actually posted a lot.  ROCKSTAR!  LOL

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So what is on deck for this week?  So glad you asked!

For My Ears

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When Saba Khan’s apartment burns in a mysterious fire, possibly a hate crime, her Chicago high school rallies around her. Her family moves rent-free into a luxury apartment, Saba’s Facebook page explodes, and she starts (secretly) dating a popular boy. Then a quirky piece of art donated to a school fund-raising effort for the Khans is revealed to be an unknown work by famous outsider artist Henry Danger, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and Saba’s life turns upside down again. Should Saba’s family have all that money? Or should it go to the students who found the art? Or to the school? And just what caused that fire?

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Vacationing at a luxurious Tuscan island resort, Nicolas Duhamel is hopeful that the ghosts of his past have finally been put to rest… Now a bestselling author, when he was twenty-four years old, he stumbled upon a troubling secret about his family – a secret that was carefully concealed. In shock, Nicholas embarked on a journey to uncover the truth that took him from the Basque coast to St. Petersburg – but the answers wouldn’t come easily.

In the process of digging into his past, something else happened. Nicolas began writing a novel that was met with phenomenal success, skyrocketing him to literary fame whether he was ready for it or not – and convincing him that he had put his family’s history firmly behind him. But now, years later, Nicolas must reexamine everything he thought he knew, as he learns that, however deeply buried, the secrets of the past always find a way out.

For My Eyes

Not sure what I will be reading yet….

 

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Hey there!  Welcome to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list!

Crazy busy week with our office moving.  We finalized that today.  Here is what I did post this week:

We Were Liars by E Lockhart

Book Expo and Armchair BEA

Naked by David Sedaris

Not Lost Forever by Caramina Salcido

The Here And Now by Ann Brashares

what Constitutes A SPOILER?  (chime in on this one!)

 

Since I am leaving for the book expo on Tuesday morning it will be hard for me to plan a schedule of what I will be reading.  I have audio I will listen to on my way to the airport and I will take my e reader and one  book but I have not decided what yet :)

So this week I would love to know, if you are not going to the expo, are you checking out Armchair BEA (I hope you are!) and of course, what are you reading?  Add your link to your what are you reading post below where it says click here:

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Hey there!  Welcome to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list!

May is just flying by already!  I am just trying to take it one day at a time again with a huge work week ahead of me, an office move and the Book Expo starting next week!  EEP!

Here is what was posted here this week:

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

 

 

Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

 

Moloka’i by Alan Brennert – Bookies Review

 

Creativity INC. Overcoming Unseen Forces That Stand In The Way Of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull

 

Weekend Cooking – Hawaiian Style!

 

Guilty Please Reading – what is yours?  (W/giveaway!)

 

 

I have 3 reviews to write so I am still managing to read!  YAY!!!  Here is what I plan to listen to and read this week. 

 

For My Ears

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Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.
 
This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. 
 
Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth.

But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves. 

 

For My Eyes

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Four simultaneous plane crashes. Three child survivors. A religious fanatic who insists the three are harbingers of the apocalypse. What if he’s right?

The world is stunned when four commuter planes crash within hours of each other on different continents. Facing global panic, officials are under pressure to find the causes. With terrorist attacks and environmental factors ruled out, there doesn’t appear to be a correlation between the crashes, except that in three of the four air disasters a child survivor is found in the wreckage.

Dubbed ‘The Three’ by the international press, the children all exhibit disturbing behavioural problems, presumably caused by the horror they lived through and the unrelenting press attention. This attention becomes more than just intrusive when a rapture cult led by a charismatic evangelical minister insists that the survivors are three of the four harbingers of the apocalypse. The Three are forced to go into hiding, but as the children’s behaviour becomes increasingly disturbing, even their guardians begin to question their miraculous survival…

 

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