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It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn @ Book Date. You should join in, too!


 Happy Leap Day! I've been sick with a cold this week, so I haven't gotten as much reading done as I'd like! Here's what I'm reading this week:
Just Finished:

I love her books! Review to come closer to the publication date (March 29)
Currently Reading:

Still working my way through this one. It's dense, so reading it while sick is a bit challenging.

Got this one from the library (was on hold) and just started it last night!
Up Next:

Or this:

What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!

TBR Thursday: I'll Give You the Sun

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Kimberly @ Kimberlyfaye Reads started a new weekly feature! You should join in the fun, too!
The purpose of the feature is to spotlight a title from your shelf or eReader to see what others think about it. Have you read it? Should I read it or put it back on the shelf? It’s a way to dust off those older books that have been sitting on our TBR and decide if they’re worth reading or just need removed from the list!

Published September 2014
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tel…

TLC Book Tours: The Rain Sparrow

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Title: The Rain Sparrow
Author: Linda Goodnight
384 pages, published February 23, 2016
Genre: Fiction, Romance

Note: I received this book from TLC Book Toursto facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own. Thanks TLC!

Purchase Links

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From Goodreads:

Famous yet anonymous, thriller writer Hayden Winters lives a life colored by lies. Deeply ashamed of his past, his hunger for an honest relationship and dreams of starting a family remain unsatisfied, and he can trust no one with his secrets. He's determined to outrun his personal demons, but the charming old Peach Orchard Inn and a woman whose presence is as gentle as a sparrow's song stops him in his tracks.

Carrie Riley is afraid of everything from flying to thunderstorms, and pretty much of life itself. But meeting the enigmatic writer staying at the inn emboldens her to learn everything about him. When they discover a fragile boy hiding at the inn, Hayden is h…

Blog Tour: Loving Daniel

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Loving Daniel by Stacy FordGenre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: February 1, 2016 Pages: 184 BUY NOW Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon AU When Kenzie Hart's boyfriend dumped her and broke her heart, she didn't let it stop her from living life. Kenzie went out and made a great life for herself. She has a loving husband, two kids, and even a thriving career. She is living the life of a modern day fairy tale. But if Kenzie should have learned anything, it's fairy tales are a work of fiction. There are not happily ever after's. When tragedy strikes, she moves back to her hometown to start over with friends and family at her side. Daniel Roberts has always regretted the way things ended with Kenzie. There has not been a day in the last twenty years he has not wished he could go back in time and change what happened. Now she is coming home after the loss of her husband. He is determine to show her he can be the man she and her children need. Will Kenzie be …

Review: Losing the Light

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Title: Losing the Light
Author: Andrea Dunlop
336 pages, published February 23, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Note: I received this book fromNetGalleyto facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

When thirty-year-old Brooke Thompson unexpectedly runs into a man from her past, she’s plunged headlong into memories she’s long tried to forget about the year she spent in France following a disastrous affair with a professor.

As a newly arrived exchange student in the picturesque city of Nantes, young Brooke develops a deep and complicated friendship with Sophie, a fellow American and stunning blonde, whose golden girl fa├žade hides a precarious emotional fragility. Sophie and Brooke soon become inseparable and find themselves intoxicated by their new surroundings—and each other.

But their lives are forever changed when they meet a sly, stylish French student, Veronique, and her impossibly sexy older cousin, Alex. The cousins draw Sophie a…

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn @ Book Date. You should join in, too!


 Here's what I'm reading this week:
Just Finished:

Love this one!! Review on the blog tomorrow!

Finished this one but didn't end up liking it....full review on the blog soon!
Currently Reading:


Review for TLC Book Tours on the blog Wednesday
Up Next:

What are you reading this week?

BBAW: Staying Connected

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This week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week, hosted by The Estella Society! Today's topic:

How do you stay connected to the community? Examples: social media, regular commenting, participation in blog events, etc. Tell us your faves!

I have been fortunate to meet and connect with some awesome book bloggers! One of my "blogger BFFs" is Brandie from Brandie is a Book Junkie, and I met her through my favorite way of connecting with other bloggers and readers, which is Bout of Books! It's an AWESOME week long readathon, with so many awesome participants, twitter chats, daily challenges, and all around fun. If you haven't gotten involved yet, I HIGHLY suggest you do so! The next Bout of Books is coming up May 9-15, 2016.

I also use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I have the most success connecting with others through Twitter and Instagram, from my experience. I also connect with other bloggers and get book recommendations through Goodreads. I also try to read other blo…

Review: Darkly, Deeply Beautifully

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Title: Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully
Author: Megan Tayte
313 pages, published February 16, 2016
Genre: YA Paranormal, Romance

Note: I received this book from the author to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

Purchase on Amazon

From Goodreads:

DARKNESS HAS FALLEN, AND SHE ALONE WILL SEE THE LIGHT.

The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint?

With her mother’s life hanging in the balance, Scarlett is devastated – and done with being in the dark. She wants answers, all of them.

But when was her pursuit of the truth ever straightforward?

Pulling a single thread impels a great unravelling. And each revelation will force Scarlett to rethink what she thought she knew about the Ceruleans, the Fallen, her family – herself.

All that came before was a mere prelude to this, the last journey. From London to Twycombe to Hollythwa…

Review: A Discovery of Witches

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Title: A Discovery of Witches (All Souls #1)
Author: Deborah Harkness
579 pages, published February 2011
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Source: Borrowed from a friend

From Goodreads:

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. 

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually w…

Release Day Party! Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully (Ceruleans #5) GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Release Day to Megan Tayte--who releases her fifth book in the Ceruleans series today--Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully! If you've been a reader of my blog you know I LOVE this author and this series.  This series is the reason why I love being a book blogger--Megan emailed me asking me to review the first book in the series over a year ago and I decided to go for it because I loved the premise of the story. I'm so thankful that I did because I have loved the books so much--books I may have missed otherwise that I now get to share with my readers!! Thanks Megan!! 

Also: my review will be posted on Thursday!!

Here are the details on the new release:

DARKNESS HAS FALLEN, AND SHE ALONE WILL SEE THE LIGHT.

The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint?

With her mother’s life hanging in the balance, Scarlett is devastated – and done with being in the dark. S…

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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This is a weekly meme now hosted by Kathryn @ Book Date. You should join in, too!


 Here's what I'm reading this week:
Just Finished:

LOVED IT. Ordered the whole trilogy for myself (I'd borrowed this from a friend). Can't wait to read Book 2! Review will post in the near future.

Currently Reading:

Having trouble getting into this one, sadly. Convince me that it's worth it? 

Got this one from NetGalley. LOVING IT!
Up Next:

What are you reading this week??

BBAW: Introduce Yourself!

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This week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week hosted by The Estella Society! Today's topic is to introduce yourself, and list five books that represent your interests/lifestyle. Easier said than done, but here's my list!

I have a love affair with Hawaii. It's my happy place. I love the culture, and the relaxed lifestyle. I also LOVE reading historical fiction, and this book is GOREGOUS. Absolutely brilliant.

My undergraduate degree was in Psychology, and my graduate degree was in Health Education. I spent a few years teaching a Freshman Year Experience seminar until the program was cut. I absolutely love learning about the brain, and this is one of my favorite books I read in grad school!  Yes, I am a nerd :)

This book is about an animal behaviorist, and represents both my love of psychology and my love for animals! I have a Black Lab and four cats, and I am a huge animal lover!


Though I'm not a hard core hiker or anything, I do love the outdoors and live  in the beautiful s…