Showing posts from November, 2018

Review: Becoming

Title: Becoming
Author: Michelle Obama
480 pages, published November 13, 2018
Source: Purchased for myself

From Goodreads:

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling th…

WWW Wednesday: November 28

Hosted by Taking On A World of Words.  Apologies for lack of posts in the last week--with the craziness of the Thanksgiving holiday, spending time with family, and unfortunately catching a cold, I haven't been writing posts! But I have definitely been reading!

The Three Ws are:
What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Recently Finished

I absolutely loved this beautiful book! Review on the blog tomorrow!
Currently Reading

I read and loved Herons Landing, the first in this series, and was excited to read this next story! Enjoying it so far, and love the town of Honeymoon Harbor :)
Up Next 

I've heard so many good things about this one!!

What are you reading this week? 

TLC Book Tours: The Secret Language of Cats

About The Secret Language of CatsHardcover: 288 Pages
Publisher: Hanover Square Press; Original edition (November 1, 2018)
Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying?
Cats do not meow randomly, nor do they growl or hiss because they have nothing better to do. Cat sounds have a purpose, and they can carry important messages, whether for us or other cats.
Susanne Schštz is hard at work on breaking the cat code. She is a professor at Lund University in Sweden, where a long-standing research program is proving that cats do actually use vocal communication—with each other and with their human caretakers. Understanding the vocal strategies used in human-cat communication will have profound implications for how we communicate with our pets, and has the potential to improve the relationship between animals and humans within several fields, including animal therapy, veterinary medicine and animal sheltering.
In The Secret Language of Cats, Schštz offers a crash course in the phonetic…

WWW Wednesday: November 14

Hosted by Taking On A World of Words

The Three Ws are:
What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Recently Finished  Both of these books were excellent! I did NOT see the twist coming at the end of The Other Woman! Great Reese Witherspoon book club pick! A Thousand Doors was so unique and a great read!

Currently Reading Just started this series--my library had all four books! Anyone read them? What did you think?
Up Next
 I've seen mixed reviews...thoughts?

What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!

TLC Book Tours: I Invited Her In (excerpt)

About I Invited Her InHardcover: 432 Pages
Publisher: MIRA; Original edition (February 5, 2019)
Imagine the worst thing a friend could ever do.
This is worse.
When Mel receives an unexpected email from her oldest friend Abi, it brings back memories she thought she had buried forever. Their friendship belonged in the past. To those carefree days at university.
But Abi is in trouble and needs Mel’s help, and she wants a place to stay. Just for a few days, while she sorts things out. It’s the least Mel can do.
After all, friends look out for each other, don’t they?

I Invited Her In is a blistering tale of wanting what you can’t have, jealousy and revenge from Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks.
Purchase LinksAmazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & NobleExcerptPeople were forever saying, “I know you from somewhere. No, don’t tell me.” She’d smile, wait a beat and then she would tell them because it got awkward if they really couldn’t place her or worse still, mistook her for someone who work…

High Five for Friday: November 9

Inspired by Brandie at Running on Words and Wine and Kim at Kimberlyfaye Reads,I've created my own Friday post! 1. New Books this Week  Just got approved on NetGalley for both of these! Pretty excited about it!

2. Books I've Been Loving this Week

A Thousand Doors is fantastic. I'm halfway through and loving it. I'm normally not into short stories but this collection is amazing! So many fantastic authors collaborating around the same story.  I just started The Other Woman last night--it's the November Reese Witherspoon pick. Good so far!
3. When I Wasn't Reading
I've been so busy at work lately that I've needed all the yoga!  Luckily there was a Yoga + Beer (actually, yoga and wine) class on Monday! I've convinced my husband to start coming with me too, and it's pretty rad.

Top Ten Backlist Books I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
This Week's Topic:
Backlist Books I Want to Read 
Periodically I clean out my "to read" shelf on Goodreads. There are a few books that have been on there for quite awhile that I can't seem to remove from the list--here are the top ten!

Which one should bump to the top of my TBR?
Happy Reading!

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn @ The Book Date. Apologies for the lack of posting lately! This time of year is always so busy for me. I have been reading though--and doing a lot of yoga. Recently Finished
 I loved The Immortalists--such a unique and interesting book!! I unfortunately did not love The Art of Inheriting Secrets. I normally love her books, but this one was just OK for me.
Currently Reading

 Happy Book Birthday to A Thousand Doors!! I'm halfway through it and LOVING it so far!!! Such a fantastic list of contributing authors that offer their own unique voice to each chapter!
Up Next
Not sure yet...I'll see what I feel like!
Happy Reading! Hope you all have a good week!