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Dewey's Summer Readathon!

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  Pretty excited that Dewye's is having a Summer Readathon! It starts tonight at 8pm Eastern Time. More details can be found here , and it's not too late to participate! I love that they're doing a summer one--and that it's more relaxed with just a few mini challenges.   I'll be updating mostly on my instagram and instastories, as well as Twitter and Facebook. I like that it starts at 5pm Pacific Time--my husband plays volleyball with friends on Friday nights, so it's generally my reading time, and he has plans with a friend on Saturday, so I have plenty of time to read!   Here's what I'm planning on reading. Yes, I generally read 3 books at a time--one physical book, one on my kindle, and one audio. Yes, I can keep them all straight. Yes, I know I'm crazy. Haha :) Paperback: On Kindle: On Audible: Happy Reading, friends! Connect with me on instagram for updates!

Make Me Read It Readathon Signup and Poll

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  I just stumbled across this readathon on Grace's blog, Rebel Mommy Book Blog ! The readathon is hosted by Ely and Val @ The Innocent Smiley . More information and sign ups are located here . Here is the info, straight from The Innocent Smiley:   What Is This Readathon About? Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you've borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I'd pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.   Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers/bookstagrammers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.   When the readathon comes along, you read the books

WWW Wednesday: July 25

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  Hosted by Taking On A World of Words .      The Three Ws are:   What are you currently reading?   What did you recently finish reading?   What do you think you’ll read next?     Recently Finished     Loved this one! See my review here .   Currently Reading   Finishing up Next Year in Havana this week, and listening to Elin Hilderbrand's new novel on Audible. Enjoying it so far! And really enjoying Audible too!   Up Next   What are you reading this week? Anyone participating in the Dewey's Summer Readathon this Saturday? I am! More details, my TBR, etc. on Friday!

Review: Girls' Night Out

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Title: Girls' Night Out Authors: Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke 334 pages, published July 24, 2018 Lake Union Publishing Note: I received this book from  NetGalley   to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own. From Goodreads: For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they’re reunited, no one is being completely honest about the past or the secrets they’re hiding. When Ashley disappears on their girls’ night out, Natalie and Lauren have to try to piece together their hazy memories to figure out what could have happened to her, while also reconciling their feelings of guilt over their last moments together. Was Ashley with the man she’d met only days before? Did she pack up and leave? Was she kidnapped? Or worse—could Natalie or Lauren have snapp

WWW Wednesday: July 18

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  Hosted by Taking On A World of Words .  The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading?   What did you recently finish reading?   What do you think you’ll read next?   Recently Finished       Currently Reading     Up Next What are you reading this week? I'm loving Next Year in Havana and Girls Night Out so far. Happy Reading!

TLC Book Tours: When We Found Home: Review + Giveaway!

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About When We Found Home Hardcover:  432 pages Publisher:  HQN Books (July 10, 2018) Life is meant to be savored, but that’s not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you’d rather not talk about. Still, Callie Smith doesn’t know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister–Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. Callie doesn’t love being alone, but at least it’s safe. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just  maybe  this will be the start of a whole new life. But starting over can be messy. Callie and Keira fit in with each other, but not with their posh new lifestyle, leaving Malcolm feeling like the odd man out in his own home. He was clever enough to turn a sleepy Seattle mail-order food catalog into an online gourmet powerhouse, yet he can’t figure out how to help his new sist

WWW Wednesday

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  Hosted by Taking On A World of Words .  The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading?   What did you recently finish reading?   What do you think you’ll read next?   Recently Finished       Loved both of these!!   Currently Reading     Listening to the new Barbara Delinsky on Audible and loving it. Almost done with The Book of Essie (LOVING IT) and enjoying the latest from Susan Mallery! Look for my review of When We Found Home next week (July 17) for TLC Book Tours !   Up Next Always excited for the latest Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick! This one looks good! Plus the cover is just gorgeous. What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!

Top Ten Books I've Read in 2018 (So Far)

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  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl . This Week's Topic: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)  Here are my favorites so far, in no particular order! I've read a lot of great books this year--it was actually difficult to pick the top ten! I hope it's even harder to pick my top reads of 2018 in December!    

Review: Everything We Give

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Title: Everything We Give Author: Kerry Lonsdale 300 pages, published July 3, 2018 Lake Union Publishing Note: I received this book from  NetGalley   to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own. From Goodreads: Award-winning photographer Ian Collins made only one mistake in life, but it cost his mother her freedom and destroyed their family, leaving Ian to practically raise himself. For years he’s been estranged from his father, and his mother has lived off the grid. For just as long, he has searched for her. Now, Ian seemingly has it all—national recognition for his photographs; his loving wife, Aimee; and their adoring daughter, Caty. Only two things elude him: a feature in  National Geographic  and finding his mother. When the prized magazine offers him his dream project on the same day that Aimee’s ex-fiancĂ©, James, returns bearing a message for Ian but putting a strain on his marriage, Ian must make a choice: chase after a cove