Friday, May 18, 2018

Book Beginnings - 5/18/2018

 
*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page. 
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My Book Beginnings is taken from THE DYING OF THE LIGHT by Robert Goolrick:


"It begins with a house and it ends in ashes. Thre's your opening, you think.  You can wrap it up and go home now.  Phone it in.  And you haven't even set foot on the property. But it's true. That is the complete family history."
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Books Finished:

THE ENDLESS BEACH by Jenny Colgan.

Review will be on May 21.

A lovely read with unforgettable, loveable characters.

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THE SUMMER WIVES by Beatriz Williams.

Review will be on July 18, 2018.


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BEFORE AND AGAIN by Barbara Delinsky.

Lovely read.  Review will be on June 28.

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THE LOST FOR WORDS BOOKSHOP by Stephanie Butland.

Review will be on June 20.

LOVED this book.
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BEACH HOUSE REUNION by Mary Alice Monroe.

Review will be on May 23.

An easy, sweet read.


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BOARDWALK SUMMER by Meredith Jaeger.

LOVED it -  It is set in 1940 and then moves to 2007. A lovely nostalgic read.

Review will be on June 19.


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DREAMS OF FALLING by Karen White.

Review will be on June 5.

Excellent as always.

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PAPER GHOSTS by Julia Heaberlin.

Review is in the book's title.

A different kind of spooky.  :)

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Book Blogger Hop - 5/18 - 5/24


Question of the Week:

What were your worst movies based off of books? (submitted by Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog)


My Answer:

Oh boy...great question, but I don't have an answer.

I really haven't watched too many movies based on books except THE BOOK THIEF, THE HELP, and MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.

Those books and movies were wonderful.













Friendly Fill-Ins - 5/18/2018

http://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2016/06/fill-in-statements-week-4.html
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FRIENDLY FILL-INS:

1.Happiness is ____.

2. Ten years ago, I ___.

3. ___ is the best medicine.

4. Most people don't know that I ___.
MY ANSWERS:

1.  Happiness is memories of my mom.

2.  Ten years ago, I was still teaching.

3.  Reading a book is the best medicine.  You all KNEW that was going to be my answer, right?  :)

4.  Most people don't know that there are 8 kids in my familyFour boys and four girls.









Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dreams of Falling by Karen White


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If you haven't read this book yet, you are in for a treat.
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All information below and the photo above is courtesy of Karen White.
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We are rapidly approaching the June 5th release date for DREAMS OF FALLING! 

It's just 22 days away, but who's counting?
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Book Tour - Come see me on book tour and tell your friends! My full listing of appearances is up on my (new!) website:  http://www.karen-white.com/appearances.

Also visit the "Events" section on my Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/karenwhiteauthor/events/
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

 
 
Dementia, a photographer, murders...do they all point to and describe Carl?   Is Grace wrong about still thinking that Carl murdered her sister and other women even though he was acquitted of murder?

Grace has been looking for her sister and the person who took her and killed her since she disappeared on her way to her babysitting job.

Grace believes Carl took her sister, and she had a plan on how to trap Carl into confessing and leading her to where her sister is by taking Carl on a ten-day trip across Texas trying to jolt his memory.

Carl is smarter than Grace had anticipated, and her job is more difficult than she expected.  Grace also seemed a bit disorganized for all the research and planning she did.

Carl was frightening simply because he didn’t seem stable, but did he act the way he did and treat Grace the way he did because he really did have dementia or was he two steps ahead of her for some other reason? 

I would have been afraid to be alone with Carl had I been Grace.
 

Not knowing what to expect next would have had me taking Carl back immediately or not even attempting this trip in the first place.  :)

PAPER GHOSTS is very well written, a bit evasive, and chilling.  Ms. Heaberlin weaves an absorbing tale with intriguing characters.  Her detailed writing is marvelous.

If you think you would enjoy a stressful, not sure why Grace is doing what she is doing “ride,” you won’t be disappointed in the twists and turns and situations that come up.

PAPER GHOSTS is my first book by Ms. Heaberlin, but she definitely knows how to pull you along and keep the suspense going.  Dementia was also addressed.

ENJOY if you read this book.  4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.






Monday, May 14, 2018

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading? - 5/14/2018

 http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.

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Books Completed:

THE BANKER'S WIFE by Cristina Alger - review will be on July 3, 2018.

Definitely could be real events.


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SUMMER WIVES by Beatriz Williams - review will be on July 18, 2018.

Good story line as always.



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BEFORE AND AGAIN by Barbara Delinsky - review will be on June 28, 2018 - finished on May 1. 

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THE LOST FOR WORDS BOOKSHOP by Stephanie Butland - review will be on June 20, 2018.

LOVED it...a book about books.


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BEACH HOUSE REUNION by Mary Alice Monroe - review will be on May 23, 2018 - finished April 15. 

An easy, sweet read that will be a perfect addition to your summer reading list.

 
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THREE DAYS MISSING by Kimberly Belle - review will be on June 26, 2018 - finished - April 8, 2018.

A fast-paced mystery.

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BOARDWALK SUMMER by Meredith Jaeger - review will be on June 19, 2018 - finished on April 5, 2018. 

Absolutely LOVED this book.

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DREAMS OF FALLING by Karen White - review will be on June 5, 2018 - finished on March 28, 2018.

Excellent as always.
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PAPER GHOSTS by Julia Heaberlin - review will be on May 15, 2018 - finished on March 21, 2018.

  
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THE HIGH TIDE CLUB by Mary Kay Andrews - review is in the book's title.

This book was SOOOO good.  My first book by this author, and I loved it.


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Book Currently Reading

THE ENDLESS BEACH by Jenny Colgan - review will be on May 31.

 
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Books Up Next:

THE DYING OF THE LIGHT by Robert Goolrick - review will be on July 5, 2018.

 
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THE SUBWAY GIRLS by - review will be on July 10, 2018.


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SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER by David Bell - review will be on July 11.

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PARIS EVER AFTER by K. S. R Burns - review will be on July 12, 2018.

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GIRLS NIGHT OUT by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke - review will be on July 24.


 
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THE BOY AT THE DOOR by Alex Dahl - review will be on July 25.

 
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A NOISE DOWNSTAIRS by Linwood Barclay - review will be on July 26, 2018.

 
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TIFFANY BLUES by M. J. Rose - review will be on August 6, 2018.

 
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OUR HOUSE by Louise Candlish - review will be on August 7, 2018.

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THE MASTERPIECE by Fiona Davis - review will be on August 8, 2018.  LOVE her books.

 
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THE DAY OF THE DEAD by Nicci French - review will be on August 9, 2018.

 
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SOLD ON A MONDAY by Kristina McMorris - review will be on August 28.

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THE SUMMER SAIL by Wendy Francis - review will be on September 5, 2018.


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THE LAST CAROUSEL OF PROVENCE by Juliet Blackwell - review will be on October 18, 2018.

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