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Review: Forget Tomorrow

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Title: Forget Tomorrow Author: Pintip Dunn 400 pages, published November 3, 2015 Genre: YA Dystopian Fiction Note: I received this book from NetGalley   to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinio ns are my own. From Goodreads: It's Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist. Or in Callie's case, a criminal. In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes. But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figur

Top Ten Bookish (and not so bookish) Things I'm Thankful For

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by  The Broke and The Bookish.  This week's theme is Thanksgiving Freebie! I decided to go with Top Ten Bookish (and not so bookish) Things I'm Thankful for! Here's my list (serious ones first!): 1. My Husband and Family 2. My Fur Kids (my Black Lab and four kitties!) 3. My Friends--yes, I'm an introvert, but I do have a small group of pretty amazing friends! You know who you are! 4. Health, my house, financially stable, etc. 5. BOOKS! The written word. My ability to read. YAY BOOKS! 6.That I had parents who encouraged me to love to read an learn 7.  That I started my book blog in 2014--it's been such a positive experience for me! I'm thankful that you read my blog!! 8. Libraries 9. To live in Oregon: Oregon is pretty rad. I'm close to the beach, to the mountains, to a big city, and live in a small town.  It's the best of so many worlds! 10. A fun one: Coffee :) What are you thankful for th

Review: November 9

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Title: November 9 Author: Colleen Hoover 320 pages, published November 10, 2015 Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Source: Purchased for myself From Goodreads: Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist. My Review: Colleen Hoover is AMAZING. How does she do it?? How does she manage to make each new book she releases my new favorite? November 9 (which I pre-ordered without even reading the blurb) BLEW ME AWAY. I loved literally everything about this book. I loved the story. I l

Book Beginnings: Forget Tomorrow

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Book Beginnings Fridays is a weekly event hosted by fellow Oregon blogger Gilion at  Rose City Reader.   The purpose is to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name. This week, I started reading Forget Tomorrow , thanks to NetGalley . It was released this month and is the first book in a series. I've heard good things and I'm super excited to read it! Here are the first couple lines: "'The next leaf that falls will be red,' my six year old sister Jessa announces. An instant later, a crimson leaf flutters through the air like the tail feather of a cardinal." Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided...by your future self. It's Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly awaiting her vision

TLC Book Tour: Wyoming Rugged

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Title: Wyoming Rugged Author: Diana Palmer 324 pages, release date November 24, 2015 Genre: Romance Purchase on Amazon Note: I received this book from  TLC Book Tours   to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own. From Goodreads: Billionaire oilman Blair Coleman has always taken care of his business. After having been used and cast aside by a woman he thought he loved, his personal life is far from his first priority. He knows only one has ever truly cared for him—but the irresistible blonde beauty is the daughter of his best friend.  Niki Ashton has seen her father's friend wounded and she's seen him fight. Blair is the strongest—and most stubborn—man she's ever known. That very heart and passion makes him the man of her dreams, but whenever they've been in danger of getting close, Blair has always pushed her away.  It takes a possible tragedy to strip away all of Blair's misgivings. Now it's all or nothing:

Top Ten Quotes I Loved from Books I Read Last Year

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Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by  The Broke and The Bookish.  This week's theme is Top Ten Quotes I Loved from Books I Read in the Last Year. I l ve quotes, so this is a great topic! Here's the list: 1. “When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it.”  November 9, by Colleen Hoover 2.  “I know Simon and I will always be enemies.. But I thought maybe we'd get to a point where we didn't want to be.” Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell 3.  “When I say the things that don't make sense you answer me anyway. It's like having green in your shirt.”  A Madness So Disreeet, by Minday McGinnis 4. “I guess people can't be content without answers, even if they're wrong. We'd rather have a lie than a question that we can never know the answer to.” The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, by Stephanie Oakes

Cover Reveal! Breathe by J.L. Beck

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Cover Reveal  for ... Title: Breathe Author: J.L. Beck Genre: Contemporary Romance  J.L. Beck is the best selling author of numerous books including Indebted, Inevitable, Invincible, and The Bittersweet Series. She's best known for weaving a tale, that ends with your mouth hanging open, and your hands gripping the edge of your seat.  She's a no holds bar author who enjoys spending time with her husband of seven years, three year old hellion, and Hatchi the fur baby. She calls Wisconsin home, but loves to travel. In her free time you can catch her watching bad reality tv, cooking, reading books, or spending time outdoors. Facebook:  : https://www. facebook.com/Jo.L.Beck?ref=hl Twitter:  : https://twitter.com/ AuthorJLBeck Newsletter:  http://eepurl.com/ 2aydr   Pinterest:  https://www. pinterest.com/AuthorJLBeck   Instagram:  https://instagram. com/authorjlbeck/ Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/ J.L.-Beck/e/B00M677OLI/ref=sr_ tc_2

Review: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

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Title: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly Author: Stephanie Oakes 400 pages, published June 2015 Genre: YA, Thriller, Mystery Source: Library From Goodreads: The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust. And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too. Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it's clear that Minnow knows something—but she's not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of—if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is a hard-hitting and hopeful story about the dangers of blind faith—and the power of having faith i

Review: A Madness So Discreet

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Title: A Madness So Discreet Author: Mindy McGinnis 384 pages, published October 2015 Genre: YA, Thriller, Mystery, Historical Fiction Source: Library From Goodreads: Grace Mae knows madness. She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum. When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murd

Happy Release Day to November 9!

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If you've read my blog for any length of time, you know I LOVE Colleen Hoover's books!  I'm so excited that TODAY is her release day for her newest novel, November 9! I preordered this book and I absolutely cannot WAIT to go home and check the mail today!!! Here's the synopsis: Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse. Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ult

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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This is a weekly meme hosted by  Book Journey . Recently Finished: (Review will be posted Thursday) Currently Reading: On Deck: What are you reading this Monday? Happy Reading!

Blitz: A Family Affair: Truth in Lies series

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A Family Affair: Truth in Lies Book 1 When Christine Blacksworth’s larger-than-life father is killed on an icy road in Magdalena, New York, a hundred miles from the ‘getaway’ cabin he visited every month, she discovers a secret that threatens everything she’s always held to be true. Her father has another family which includes a mistress and a daughter. Determined to uncover the truth behind her father’s secret life, Christine heads to Magdalena, prepared to hate the people who have caused her to question everything she thought she knew about her father. But what she finds is a woman who understands her, a half sister who cherishes her, and a man who could love her if she’ll let him. The longer she’s around them, the more she questions which family is the real one. One-Click Truth In Lies Book 1 for FREE Amazon http://amzn.to/HPfJ00 i-Books http://bit.ly/1pbw6WC Nook http://bit.ly/UocoLU Kobo http://bit.ly/UocVxf Audible http://amzn.to/1fhQy0W Mary C