Monthly Archives: October 2013

Coming Soon. PreOrder 10/14/13

Books Coming Soon

Just One Evil Act: A Lynley Novel (Inspector Lynley) by Elizabeth George.  Available October 15, 2013.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like never before.


Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding. Available October 15, 2013.

Bridget Jones—one of the most beloved characters in modern literature (v.g.)—is back! In Helen Fielding’s wildly funny, hotly anticipated new novel, Bridget faces a few rather pressing questions:

  • What do you do when your girlfriend’s sixtieth birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend’s thirtieth?
  • Is it better to die of Botox or die of loneliness because you’re so wrinkly? Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating?
  • Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice? Is it normal to be too vain to put on your reading glasses when checking your toy boy for head lice?
  • Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant?
  • Is it normal to get fewer followers the more you tweet?
  • Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood?
  • If you put lip plumper on your hands do you get plump hands?
  • Is sleeping with someone after two dates and six weeks of texting the same as getting married after two meetings and six months of letter writing in Jane Austen’s day?

    Pondering these and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of loss, single motherhood, tweeting, texting, technology, and rediscovering her sexuality in—Warning! Bad, outdated phrase approaching!—middle age.

Available the week of October 14, 2013:

     

UnSouled (Unwind Dystology) by Neal Shusterman. Available October 15, 2013. I can’t wait for this one!

Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they’re not just running away from something. This time, they’re running toward answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to bringing down unwinding forever.
Cam, the rewound boy, is plotting to take down the organization that created him. Because he knows that if he can bring Proactive Citizenry to its knees, it will show Risa how he truly feels about her. And without Risa, Cam is having trouble remembering what it feels like to be human.

With the Juvenile Authority and vindictive parts pirates hunting them, the paths of Connor, Lev, Cam, and Risa will converge explosively—and everyone will be changed.

Neal Shusterman continues the adventure that VOYA called “poignant, compelling, and ultimately terrifying.”

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Wacky Word Of the Day

Definition of Twine: T’wail, t’whimper, t’complain!

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WWW Wednesday 10/9/13 What Are You Reading?

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions:

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading:
SlumberingThe Forest Bull by Terry Maggert.
Three lovers who stalk and kill the immortals that drift through South Florida (tourists are a moveable feast, after all) are living a simple life of leisure- until one of them is nearly killed by woman who is a new kind of lethal. When Ring Hardigan isn’t making sandwiches for, and with, his two partners, Waleska and Risa (they’re cool like that), he’s got a busy schedule doing the dirty work of sending immortals to the ever after. Wally and Risa provide linguistics, logistics, and finding the right place for him and his knife– together, they’re a well-oiled machine, and they’ve settled into a rhythm that bodes ill for the Undying. Warlocks, vampires, succubae and the odd ghoul have all fallen to their teamwork. Life is tough, but they soldier on killing the undead, liberating their worldly goods for charity, and generally achieving very little.


Refreshing my read for review of  The Morac by Colleen M. Bratley.

Finished Reading: Last Week I read very little. So my list is short. 

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Recommended.

Reading Next:

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Many Monday Plans – 10/7/13 Monday Meme

Many Monday Plans. My Monday Meme. What the heck am I going to do this week? Time for a plan. Oops, I should have done that last night – make a plan I mean.  You can participate in Many Monday Plans – Monday Meme.
  • List 7 planning to do items. (It is a seven-day week)
  • Share with your friends.
  • List one TIP to share.
  • Enjoy your week.
  1. Give my sad heart some care. Clean bonus room. Finish review.
  2. Errands. Blog. Post review.
  3. Take pictures for easy peasy wreath #2.. New Meme coming (and I don’t mean this one). Get With the Craft Blog! So Many Crafts. http://somanycraft.blogspot.com/
  4. Write a Review. Read. Update Santa pattern and select fabric. Sew.
  5. Read. Prepare for craft show. Sewing & more.
  6. Read. Pack boxes and move to garage.Take a hot bath.
  7. Design new craft show display. Take a nap. A girl just wants to have fun.

My apologies for not completing my reviews.  My dog Jelly Bean was sick and I spent time with her before I finally took her to the vet to ease her pain.

Book reviews are still awaiting my brain and fingers.

My Tip for the week. Use old socks on your hand to dust.

My silly tip. Sorry, not feeling very silly right now.

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Saturday Steals 10/5/13

Circle of Friends – 25 Pie, Crisp & Cobbler Recipes by Gooseberry Patch. FREE Kindle E book.
Have a sweet tooth? Get this Free Amazon Kindle Ebook. Treat your family & friends to a helping of fresh-baked goodness. This collection features 25 down-home desserts like Apple Blush Pie, Cherry Brownie Cobbler and Pumpkin Custard Crunch…all guaranteed to be scrumptious and easy as pie to make!

Gingerbread Man by Maggie Shayne. FREE Kindle E book.
Maggie Shayne has written an excellent mystery and thriller that is sure to spook and intrigue the reader.

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The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook (A Romantic Mystery) (Book 1) (Book #1: Housewife Assassin Series) by Josie Brown. The first in the series is FREE!

Other Books Include:
        
Cool Contest offers a chance to WIN a FREE backlist title. Jill Shalvis & Lori Foster are doing a giveaway-a-day all week, Today is my day again. Be sure to check the right page on the right day! Because “Always On My Mind” and “Getting Rowdy” released at the same time, we figure Jack and Rowdy are hanging out together. They ask questions about characters and pick a random winner each day. Visit facebook pages: Jill Shalvis  or Lori Foster.

The Great Pumpkin Recipe Book Just in time for Halloween and pumpkin harvests. FREE Kindle E book. Halloween Food (Instructables Halloween) FREE Kindle E book.
Things Mother Used to Make A Collection of Old Time Recipes, Some Nearly One Hundred Years Old and Never Published Before by Lydia Marie Gurney. Hardcover book lists for $22.49 so this book is a STEAL as a FREE Kindle ebook.
Information about the Hardback book: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts – the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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Feature & Follow Friday 10/4/13

friday feature followWhat its all about!

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

RULES: 1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts Parajunkee & Alison Can Read (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers. This weeks Featured Blogger is Attic Reviews.

2. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.

3. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.

If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed

4. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”

If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers. If you’re new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

This Weeks Question: What book (or TV show or movie) have you not read that seemingly everyone else has?
Believe it or not! I have never read the Harry Potter books. Years ago I was helping a friend’s son with his read requirement – the first book.  And the section we were reading bored me out of my mind. 

I have never watched Breaking Bad on TV. I know, I know but I haven’t watched much TV.  I just watched The Walking Dead until the show was featured in entirety in a 4th of July Marathon.

 Thank you for following Me!



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Coming Soon. PreOrder Now for Week of 10/7/13

Starry Night: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber. Available October 8, 2013. ’Tis the season for romance, second chances, and Christmas cheer with this new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author.

Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a megabestselling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives.

Digging deep into Finn’s past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts. It is the holidays, but her career is at stake, so she forsakes her family celebrations and flies out to snowy Alaska. When she finally finds Finn, she discovers a man both more charismatic and more stubborn than she even expected. And soon she is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart.

Filled with all the comforts and joys of Christmastime, Starry Night is a delightful novel of finding happiness in the most surprising places.

Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough by Jefferson Bethke. Available October 7, 2013. Abandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved.

Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The 4-minute video literally became an overnight sensation, with 7 million YouTube views in its first 48 hours (and 23+ million in a year). The message blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged.

In Jesus > Religion, Bethke unpacks similar contrasts that he drew in the poem—highlighting the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior.

Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he’s not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion.

PreOrder: Available the week of October 7, 2013

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Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich. Available November 19, 2013. Pre Order Now. Have you been waiting for Stephanie Plum to return? In 1 ½ months she will be back with more zany antics and sexy men.

Stephanie Plum has her sights set on catching a notorious mob boss. If she doesn’t take him down, he may take her out.

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in—not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because—just Stephanie’s luck—the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail.

It’s not just Uncle Sunny giving Stephanie the run-around. Security specialist Ranger needs her help to solve the bizarre death of a top client’s mother, a woman who happened to play bingo with Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Before Stephanie knows it, she’s working side by side with Ranger and Grandma at the senior center, trying to catch a killer on the loose—and the bingo balls are not rolling in their favor.

With bullet holes in her car, henchmen on her tail, and a giraffe named Kevin running wild in the streets of Trenton, Stephanie will have to up her game for the ultimate takedown.

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