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ARC August Wrap Up

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Read Sleep Repeat is hosted ARC August! Here are my results. I only managed to finishthree ARC's. But three is better than none!!




It's been a rough summer, reading wise for me. I've been in a bit of a slump! But I did enjoy these books!

Happy Reading, and cheers to September (and Fall!) being just around the corner!

Review: It Ends With Us

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Title: It Ends With Us
 Author: Colleen Hoover
384 pages, published August 2016
Genre: New Adult
Source: Pre-ordered months in advance 

From Goodreads:

Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up - she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily's life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He's also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle's complete aversion to relationships is disturbing.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan - her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built wi…

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn @ The Book Date.
Just Finished:
Absolutely blown away by this book. Will post a full review when I find the words.
Currently Reading:


Up Next: 

What are you reading this week?

Thoughts on Books, Yoga, and Life

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If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I've always been a reader. This post explains that portion of my life best. You may have noticed my blog posts have been a bit less frequent this summer, and I wanted to write this post to explain why. Not to give excuses, but to help you learn a little more about me and why these last few months have been so much better for me.

Let's back up a bit--those of you that know me probably know my father passed away in 2013 from vascular dementia.  I was 29 at the time. Most of my 20's were sp6yent dealing with the life altering and downright depressing issues related to his worsening illness. It affected me in ways that have taken years to fully realize and deal with. Not going to go into more detail here, but if this resonates with you and you would like to connect with me, feel free to email me.  As a result of this, one of my ways to deal with my feelings was to read. I've always been a reader, but in the…

Bout of Books 17: Goals and Updates

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Bout of Books 17 starts Monday!!  The schedule has been posted and its' time to create my TBR and Goals list! Here is my original sign up post.

 I've been selected by the Bout of Books team to serve as an expert!  Thank you, Bout of Books! This means I'm an experienced Bout of Books participant (this is my 6th Bout of Books!) and you can ask me questions if needed!!



Goals

1. Read as much as possible (but not stress out about it). Read on lunch break, evenings, etc.

2.Participate in Twitter Chats/challenges/other events to connect with other bloggers/readers

3. Finish at least one book

4. As in the last Bout of Books...I'm not caring about a page goal....all I care about is to HAVE FUN!


TBR







Daily Progress


Monday 8/22: Reading time today:  60 pages Books read from today:  It Ends With Us (LOVING IT)
Number of books completed so far: 0


Tuesday 8/23: Reading time today: 75 pages
Total pages this week:135 Books read from today: It Ends With Us

Number of books completed today:

Number o…

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn @ The Book Date.
Happy First Day of Bout of Books!!!
Just Finished:



Currently Reading:

Up Next:

What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!

TLC Book Tours: Family Tree

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About Family Tree• Hardcover: 368 pages • Publisher: William Morrow (August 9, 2016) From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a powerful, emotionally complex story of love, loss, the pain of the past—and the promise of the future. Sometimes the greatest dream starts with the smallest element. A single cell, joining with another. And then dividing. And just like that, the world changes. Annie Rush knows how lucky she is. The producer of a popular television cooking show, she loves her handsome husband and the beautiful Los Angeles home they share. And now, she’s pregnant with their first child. But in an instant, her life is shattered. And when Annie awakes from a yearlong coma, she discovers that time isn’t the only thing she’s lost. Grieving and wounded, Annie retreats to her old family home in Switchback, Vermont, a maple farm generations old. There, surrounded by her free-spirited brother, their divorced mother, and four young nieces and nephews, Annie slowly emerges …

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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

Hate to say it, but I didn't like this one. Here's my review.
Currently Reading:

My review for TLC Book Tours will be on the blog Thursday!
Up Next:
I know, I know. I'm sad I haven't read it yet either. Saving it for Bout of Books wonderfulness!
What are you reading this week? 

Book Review: Falling

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Title: Falling
Author: Jane Green
384 pages, published July 19, 2016
Genre: Women's Fiction
Source: Library

From Goodreads:

When Emma Montague left the strict confines of upper-crust British life for New York, she felt sure it would make her happy. Away from her parents and expectations, she felt liberated, throwing herself into Manhattan life replete with a high-paying job, a gorgeous apartment, and a string of successful boyfriends. But the cutthroat world of finance and relentless pursuit of more began to take its toll. This wasn’t the life she wanted either.

On the move again, Emma settles in the picturesque waterfront town of Westport, Connecticut, a world apart from both England and Manhattan. It is here that she begins to confront what it is she really wants from her life. With no job, and knowing only one person in town, she channels her passion for creating beautiful spaces into remaking the dilapidated cottage she rents from Dominic, a local handyman who lives next door with hi…

Blog Tour: Results May Vary with Author Essay!

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Title: Results May Vary Author: Bethany Chase3 36 pages, published August 9, 2016 Genre: Women's Fiction From Goodreads: She never saw it coming. Without even a shiver of suspicion to warn her, Caroline Hammond discovers that her husband is having an affair with a man—a revelation that forces her to question their entire history together, from their early days as high school sweethearts through their ten years as a happily married couple. In her now upside-down world, Caroline begins envisioning her life without the relationship that has defined it: the loneliness of being an “I” instead of a “we”; the rekindled yet tenuous closeness with her younger sister; and the unexpected—and potentially disastrous—attraction she can’t get off her mind. Caroline always thought she knew her own love story, but as her husband’s other secrets emerge, she must decide whether that story’s ending will mean forgiving the man she’s loved for half her life, or facing her future without him.
Author Essay: Be…

Bout of Books 17 sign up!

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It's that time again!!! Bout of Books 17 starts on August 22! Bout of Books is my absolute favorite reading event, and I am so excited to participate again, this will be my 6th Bout of Books. What I love about this readathon is not just the reading, but connecting with other book bloggers and readers. If you haven't participated, I highly encourage you to do so!  Here's the official blurb:


The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I will post my goals, TBR books, etc. when the readthon gets closer. Want to sign up? All you have t…

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Bonus: FitReaders Check in)

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

LOVED this book! Check out my review and giveaway
Currently Reading:

Great so far!!
Up Next:
Reviewing for TLC Book Torus August 18!
What are you reading this week? 


I haven't done a #FitReaders Check in in FOREVER, so...



#FitReaders co-hosted by Felicia @ Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About. You can friend me on FitBit here.  
Here are my stats for the last week: Monday: 10,594 Tuesday: 10,791 Wednesday: 11,317 Thursday: 7,961 Friday: 8,142 Saturday: 10,203 Sunday:  12,456 Total: 71,464
I had a couple days in there that weren't at the 10K goal, but that's OK! It still averaged out to 70K for the week. I do a lot of yoga, (which you've seen a lot of if you follow my instagram). It's a great workout, but doesn't get you a lot of steps! On Sunday however my husband and I went to the track and I ran a whole mile without stopping! I walk a lot but running has never really been my …

TLC Book Tours: Everything We Keep (GIVEAWAY!)

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About Everything We Keep
Paperback: 304 pagesGenre: Women's Fiction Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (August 1, 2016)Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life: marry her childhood sweetheart, raise a family, and buy out her parents’ restaurant. But when her fiancĂ©, James Donato, vanishes in a boating accident, her well-baked future is swept out to sea. Instead of walking down the aisle on their wedding day, Aimee is at James’s funeral—a funeral that leaves her more unsettled than at peace.
As Aimee struggles to reconstruct her life, she delves deeper into James’s disappearance. What she uncovers is an ocean of secrets that make her question everything about the life they built together. And just below the surface is a truth that may set Aimee free…or shatter her forever.
A luminous debut with unexpected twists, Everything We Keep explores the devastation of loss, the euphoria of finding love again, and the pulse-racing repercussions of discovering…