Car rides are for reading

Car rides are for reading, don’t you know?

Yesterday there was a snow storm in Massachusetts, it didn’t keep me house bound. What is a measly 6 inches to a New Englander? The roads were crappy but I had promised to venture out to the book store. I did! (Book haul pic to follow in separate post.)

Today is road trip day, 2 hours away from home, awake at the crack of dawn… What better way than to read away the hours.

It’s 12f outside, the earth is dressed in white and Spotify is playing my favorite tunes while I read. A great beginning to a beautiful day.

Currently reading Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Snap Snap Thursday

Snap Snap Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Take a picture of it
  • Make a post in your own blog where you share the photo and link back to the orignal post
  • Share the link to your post in the comments’ section here for the book community to see 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your SST so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Picture:

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The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins

 

One Sentence Wednesdays

OnFeatured imagee Sentence Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Think about what it made you feel so far
  • Describe it in one sentence
    • Make a post in your own blog where you share your sentence and link back to my blog as the host
  • Share the link to your post in the comments’ section here for the book community to see 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your 1SW so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Sentence:

“So beautifully written, it transports you to a different time and a different world, it really is breathtaking!”

– about The last days of magic by Mark Tompkins

Very like a Queen by Martin Lake

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Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance

Pages: 389

Published by Lake Union Publishing

Release date: January 26th, 2016

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The King’s favor was her sanctuary—until his desire turned dangerous.

Alice Petherton is well practiced at using her beauty and wits to survive in the Court of King Henry VIII. As the King’s favorite, she enjoys his protection, but after seeing the downfall of three of his wives, she’s determined to avoid the same fate. Alice must walk a fine line between mistress and wife.

She finds a powerful protector in Thomas Cromwell, and Alice has every reason to believe that she will continue to enjoy a life of wealth and comfort at Court…until she puts everything at risk by falling in love with a Frenchman, Nicholas Bourbon.

When Cromwell is executed, Alice loses her only ally and flees to France. There she hopes to live in peace with Nicholas. But Alice is lured into a perilous game of treason, and peace doesn’t last long. Will Alice get back the life and love she’s fought for? Or will she lose herself to the whims of a capricious monarch?


 

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The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy

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Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, American History

Pages: 384

Published by Kensington Books

Release date: January 26th, 2016

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In her enthralling, richly imagined new novel, Brandy Purdy, author of The Ripper’s Wife, creates a compelling portrait of the real, complex woman behind an unthinkable crime. Lizzie Borden should be one of the most fortunate young women in Fall River, Massachusetts. Her wealthy father could easily afford to provide his daughters with fashionable clothes, travel, and a rich, cultured life. Instead, haunted by the ghost of childhood poverty, he forces Lizzie and her sister, Emma, to live frugally, denying them the simplest modern conveniences. Suitors and socializing are discouraged, as her father views all gentleman callers as fortune hunters. Lonely and deeply unhappy, Lizzie stifles her frustration, dreaming of the freedom that will come with her eventual inheritance. But soon, even that chance of future independence seems about to be ripped away. And on a stifling August day in 1892, Lizzie’s long-simmering anger finally explodes… Vividly written and thought-provoking, The Secrets of Lizzie Borden explores the fascinating events behind a crime that continues to grip the public imagination—a story of how thwarted desires and desperate rage could turn a dutiful daughter into a notorious killer.


 

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January Reads

I’ve decided that at the end of the month each month I’ll post a collage of books that I have read during the month with links to reviews if that is applicable. It’s easy to get lost in the mass array of posts during a month, so here is everything condensed.

Not everything has a review, but you can feel free to ask me about the book in the comments below and I can tell you all about it!

Have you read any of these books? Do you want to? Comment below if you’ve read them or even if you haven’t!

So, here is what I’ve read in the month of January.

 

  1. Untamed by A.G. Howard – ★★★☆☆
  2. Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer – ★★★☆☆
  3. The Dragon Round by Stephen S. Power – ★★★☆☆
  4. To Desire A Devil by Elizabeth Hoyt – ★★☆☆☆
  5. The Return of the Witch by Paula Brackston – ★★★★☆
  6. Cogling by Jordan Elizabeth – ★★★★☆
  7. Four the Initiate by Veronica Roth -★★★☆☆
  8. Red Shoes by Hans Christian Andersen – ★★★★★
  9. Because of you by RaShelle Workman – ★★★☆☆
  10. Waking Gods by Mike Robinson – ★★★★☆
  11. The Highly Capable by Jayme Beddingfield – ★★★☆☆
  12. Smart Girl by Rachel Hollis – ★★★★★
  13. The Captain’s Bride by Lisa Tawn Bergren – ★★★☆☆
  14. The Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost- ★★★★☆

Waking Gods by Mike Robinson

imageGenre: Adult fiction, Mystery, Supernatural

Pages: 263

Published by Curiosity Quills Press

Release date: January 11th, 2016

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In this ultimate chapter of the non-linear trilogy The Enigma of Twilight Falls we meet Adrian Foster, a young and reclusive Los Angeles man with an extraordinary gift that has informally brought him the nickname “The Human Master Key.”

When a new victim of a vicious serial killer turns up in the woods by Twilight Falls, California, Adrian reunites with eccentric detective Derek Adams in probing the occult lore surrounding the town — the town in which Adrian was born and raised, the town in which he left behind many a ghost, the town whose dark central spirit will force him on a harrowing journey through the rugged bottomlands of another’s psyche … as well as his own.

Waking Gods completes the terrifying and surreal panorama previously established by The Green-Eyed Monster and Negative Space.


 

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