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TLC Book Tours Book Blast: They Were Like Family To Me (GIVEAWAY!!)

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About They Were Like Family to Me: Stories Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition (October 4, 2016) “An absolutely dazzling triumph…A singularly inventive collection” (Jewish Book Council) of linked stories set in a German-occupied town in Poland during World War II, where tales of myth and folklore meet the real-like monsters of the Nazi invasion. 1942. With the Nazi Party at the height of its monstrous power, Hitler’s SS fires up the new crematorium at Auschwitz and the occupying army empties Poland’s towns and cities of their Jewish citizens. As neighbor turns on neighbor and survival depends on unthinkable choices, Poland has become a moral quagmire, a place of shifting truths and blinding ambiguities. “Filled with rich attention to the details of flora and fauna and insightful descriptions of the nuances of rural and small-town life” ( Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ). Helen Maryles Shankman shows us the people of Wlodawa, a remote Polish t

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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  This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn @  The  Book Date . Just Finished:      Review on the blog October 7th!   Currently Reading:         Up Next:  

TLC Book Tours: The Things We WIsh Were True

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About The Things We Wish Were True Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (September 1, 2016) In an idyllic small-town neighborhood, a near tragedy triggers a series of dark revelations. From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies a web of secrets that reach from house to house. Up and down the streets, neighbors quietly bear the weight of their own pasts—until an accident at the community pool upsets the delicate equilibrium. And when tragic circumstances compel a woman to return to Sycamore Glen after years of self-imposed banishment, the tangle of the neighbors’ intertwined lives begins to unravel. During the course of a sweltering summer, long-buried secrets are revealed, and the neighbors learn that it’s impossible to really know those closest to us. But is it impossible to love and forgive them? Purchase Links Amazon | Books a Million

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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  This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn @  The  Book Date . Just Finished:   Loved this one--5 stars!   Review on the blog  Wednesday! Currently Reading :  Up Next: What are you Reading this Week? Happy Reading!

Top Tenn ALL TIME Favorite Women's Fiction Books

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  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish .  This Week's Theme: Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Books of X Genere I chose Women's Fiction/Chick Lit--can't resist a good chick lit book!               

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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  This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn @  The  Book Date . Just Finished:   Currently Reading: Up Next: 

TLC Book Tours: The Goodbye Year

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About The Goodbye Year   Paperback: 312 pages   Publisher: SparkPress (May 3, 2016) Melanie, a perfectionist mom who views the approaching end of parenting as a type of death, can’t believe she has only one more year to live vicariously through her slacker senior son, Dane. Gorgeous mom Sarah has just begun to realize that her only daughter, Ashley, has been serving as a stand-in for her traveling husband, and the thought of her daughter leaving for college is cracking the carefully cultivated fa├žade of her life. Will and his wife are fine-as long as he follows the instructions on the family calendar and is sure to keep secret his whole other life with Lauren, the woman he turns to for fun (and who also happens to have a daughter in the senior class). Told from the points of view of both the parents and the kids,  The Goodbye Year  explores high school peer pressure, what it’s like for young people to face the unknown of life after high school, and how a transition

TLC Book Tours: Do Your Om Thing

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About Do Your Om Thing • Paperback: 288 pages • Publisher: Harper Wave (September 6, 2016) Sometimes an hour-long yoga class is the only chance we get to connect meaningfully with our bodies and our minds during an otherwise hectic week. For a brief moment we’re able to let our worries melt away and feel relaxed, centered, and fully ourselves. Have you ever wondered how it would feel to bring that experience out of the yoga studio and into your everyday life? In Do Your Om Thing , master yoga teacher and creator of the popular blog OmGal.com Rebecca Pacheco shows us how to do just that. The true practice of yoga, she says, goes deeper than achieving the perfect headstand—it is about bringing awareness and intention to every part of our lives. In her warm, personal, and often hilarious prose, Rebecca translates yogic philosophy for its twenty-first-century devotees, making ancient principles feel accessible, relatable, and genuinely rooted in the world in which we live today.   

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn @  The  Book Date . Just Finished: Review for TLC Book Tours September 7th! Currently Reading: Pretty good so far!! Up Next: What are you reading this week? Happy Labor Day!