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Kristin from Always With A Book
Here is a recap of what went down here this past week:
Snitch by Rene Gutteridge (book review and liking Rene Gutteridge a lot!)
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake (book review and tour!)
Dream When You Are Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg (yup…. the Berg movement continues 😀 )
Minnesota and Surrounding Areas Book Blogger Get Togethers (in the area? Well check this out!)
My week was busier than I thought and my reading suffered. I am surprised as I thought I would have a great reading week but this was not the case. I have a couple audio about to end so I can add whats next here – but other than that…. the books I am posting here are the same I said I would read the last week with one bonus exception:
Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life — and one of her coworkers checks out. Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea. Sookie keeps to herself and doesn’t date much because of her “disability” to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s the type of guy she’s waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too–he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie’s coworkers is killed, she fears she’s next.
Ok… seriously – don’t ask! I want to try these books… I don’t know why. I have never seen the HBO series true Blood. This audio was on the sale pile at audible.com s here I go…. don’t even say that I don’t try new things 😀 LOL
Samantha’s husband has left her, and after a spree of overcharging at Tiffany’s, she settles down to reconstruct a life for herself and her eleven-year-old son. Her eccentric mother tries to help by fixing her up with dates, but a more pressing problem is money.
To meet her mortgage payments, Sam decides to take in boarders. The first is an older woman who offers sage advice and sorely needed comfort; the second, a maladjusted student, is not quite so helpful. A new friend, King, an untraditional man, suggests that Samantha get out, get going, get work. But her real work is this: In order to emerge from grief and the past, she has to learn how to make her own happiness. In order to really see people, she has to look within her heart. And in order to know who she is, she has to remember—and reclaim—the person she used to be, long before she became someone else in an effort to save her marriage. Open House is a love story about what can blossom between a man and a woman, and within a woman herself.
Yup – onward with Berg. 😀
This one was on my list last week and I am half way through with review due for discussion Tuesday evening. This book needs to be my focus over the next couple of days – so far I am really liking it. Some said it was slow in the beginning but I did not think so at all. Really interesting!
This one is also from last weeks reading list and will go “live” right after I finish up Cutting For Stone. 😀 Cant wait!
And this one… *sigh* should have already been read but has not. This is the Wordshaker read and for those of you who are participating this time around I am so sorry I am late on putting out discussion questions etc… I am just behind. Period. Trust me, it’s not you, its me… and I hope to bring us all up to speed soon.
That is the weeks plan…. The audio will be started this week and new audio is always exciting to me… I have two that will finish in the next couple days for review and a third that should be pretty close to being done if not this week than for sure early next week – depends on the car time 🙂
I hope you all have awesome books for me to drool over! 😛 Please add your own Monday Where Are You Reading post to the link below and I hope to stop by and see what you are reading! 😀