When You Don’t Mind a REAL Story – Life After by Kate Ganshert

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Normally when I settle down with a book, it requires me to carve out time that I’d otherwise spend doing something productive like laundry or cleaning.  In other words, it’s gotta be worth it!  That’s why most of my book picks are “mind candy” — they help me escape from the reality of the daily grind.  As refreshing as it is to always have a happy ending, sometimes it’s just as rewarding to hear a story that mimics real life. If realistic fiction is your genre, check out Life After by Kate Ganshert (available 4/18/17).

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When Last We Spoke by Marci Henna #giveaway FREE BOOK #WhenWeLastSpoke #FlyBy

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This morning was supposed to be relaxing. My sister invited my son to come over and play for the morning while my husband and daughter went to a school activity.  Sadly, my cat was injured last night (we’re still not sure how….dog attack, maybe?) and he wasn’t doing so well this morning.  I gathered my courage to take him to the vet, worried about the outcome and hoping for the best.  He ended up being just fine, thanks to a powerful antibiotic shot and some rest.  After bringing him home, I breathed a sigh of relief and a prayer of thanks. Isn’t that what we do for those we love?  We soldier on, doing what needs to be done, and feel so gracious when things turn out okay.   In the book When Last We Spoke, we’re reminded of the power of family connections.  [Read more…]

The Cellar by Natasha Preston book review

As mentioned before, I’m a little bit of a chicken when it comes to scary stories.  Ghost stories, I can handle.  Books like The Cellar freak me out, though. [Read more…]

Diary of a Haunting by M. Verano book review

 

Last weekend, my daughter and I enjoyed a rare afternoon to ourselves.  She was performing in a band concert late in the day, so we had a few hours to burn. After a great lunch, I suggested that we head to the bookstore.  She was eager to check out a couple of titles she’d heard about.  We found a B2G1 shelf and each chose a couple of books. One of the books I selected was Diary of a Haunting by M. Verano.  [Read more…]

Duck Commander Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids @TommyMommy US #giveaway ends 2/28


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Duck Commander stories usually remind me of my quirky but loving family.  The newest title, Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids by Korie Robertson and Chrys Howard, is perfect for kids ages 4-8. The book contains an abundance of family-friendly, funny, and mostly true Duck Dynasty stories that kids (and parents) can relate to.

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The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry #Giveaway Romance Is In The Air US/CAN ends 2/27

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Romantic books are fine with me, as long as there’s a decent plot that carries the story beyond the romance.  The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry had such an interesting backstory, with just enough romance on the back burner, that I couldn’t put it down!   [Read more…]

The best medicine: How to Hang A Witch, The Fifth Petal, and January BB5

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Last week, I had the flu.  My immune system’s downhill ride actually started the week before.  When all I wanted to do was sit around and read How to Hang a Witch, no one thought anything of it.  All I ever want to do is sit around and read.  Finishing the book in two days was no big surprise.  I should have known there was something wrong when I didn’t immediately get on here and post about it, though!   So here’s the review….couple of weeks late but don’t hold it against me!  Books and beauty products are sometimes the best medicine, don’t you think?

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When Books Are Better Than Cards #BearHugs #FlyBy #Giveaway ends 2/12

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People always say you can still get the flu even if you got the shot. Some people say that they get the flu worse if they get the shot. I can’t attest to the second opinion, but the first is true.  I always get the shot…..and this year, I still got the flu.  UGH.  Thankfully, there were some books waiting on the shelf for me.  Since I can barely lift my head for more than a couple of minutes at a time, reading a book is pretty much my only open-eyed activity right now.  Then I remembered that this post was due and awwww…….it’s like getting a feel-better card in the mail. It’s official….sometimes books are better than cards.   I’m so lucky to share I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug! with you. [Read more…]

THE 100 – Enter to win 5 Boxed Sets of the complete series! #giveaway

 
We discovered The 100 only a few months ago and spent a whole weekend getting caught up. The show is full of everything YA dystopian has to offer — sci-fi, smart characters, great romance. The works.  I am so excited that THE 100 has returned to TV! To help celebrate the show’s return Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Rockstar Book Tours are giving away 5 Boxed Sets of the complete series! If you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

 
About The Book:
 
Title: THE 100 Box
Set (Books 1-4)
Author: Kass Morgan
Pub.
Date: 
January 3, 2016
Publisher: Little,
Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 1360
Formats: Paperback
Find it: AmazonGoodreads
All four thrilling novels in The 100 series, now available in a paperback
boxed set! 
Ever since nuclear war destroyed our planet, humanity has been living on
city-like spaceships hovering above the toxic surface. As far as anyone knows,
no one has stepped foot on Earth in centuries–that is, until one hundred
juvenile delinquents are sentenced to return and recolonize the hostile land.
The future of the human race rests in their hands, but nothing can prepare the
100 for what they find on this strange and savage planet. 

Read the series that inspired the hit TV show. The 100, Day 21,
Homecoming, and Rebellion are gathered together for the first time in this
striking box set, perfect for fans and series newcomers alike.

About Kass Morgan

 
Kass Morgan
studied literature at Brown and Oxford, and now resides in Brooklyn, where she
lives in constant fear of her Ikea bookcase collapsing and burying her under a mound of science fiction and Victorian novels. Kass is currently working on the
sequel to The 100, which she’ll finish as soon as she finds a coffee shop that
allows laptops on the weekend.

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Giveaway Details:  5 winners will receive the complete boxed set of THE 100 Series, US Only.  Ends on February 8th at Midnight EST!

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