Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Review: Dead Giveaway

Dead GiveawayDead Giveaway by S.Furlong-Bolliger

"Untreed Reads is dedicated to bringing the best new fiction and nonfiction ebooks to readers throughout the world." 

Untreed Reads sent me  Dead Giveaway, a short story to read at my convenience. The other night while putting the little one to bed, I pulled up the ebook on my iPhone Kindle app and read it all in one sitting. 

Dead Giveaway was a lot of fun. Julie is home for her father's funeral where she discovers that her stepmother may have had something to do with his death. She does some amateur sleuthing and in the process introduces some really great characters. It made my late night feeding last a little longer since I didn't put the little girl down until I was finished. The length was perfect, the plot was fun and the characters were really quite funny. 

I think short story ebooks are a great match for me right now. Be sure to check out the other titles offered by Untreed Reads. 

Source: publisher for review


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Monday, June 20, 2011

Mailbox Monday

I got a book! It has been awhile but finally I have one to share. This past week saw State of Wonder by Ann Patchett come into my house. I can't wait to get started and it has to be soon. I am scheduled to post my review on July 11th for the blog tour! Come back and check it out.

State of Wonder

Mailbox Monday is being hosted this month by The Bluestocking Guide.


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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Book Review: The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton

The Tapestry of LoveThe Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton

I absolutely love when it feels like a book has transported you into a whole new world just with the words. Rosy Thornton sets the mood, the atmosphere within the first pages of The Tapestry of Love. I am amazed at how easily I was pulled into the story and the new adventure of Catherine. Now, it is not a an adventure full of non stop action but instead a quiet beginning to a new life in a new home, in a new country, far away from family and friends. 

Catherine moves herself to a rural mountain town in France where she hopes to set up a new business. First, she has to make her home comfortable, make nice with the neighbors and learn the ins and outs of living her new life. 

It was truly a joy to read and get lost in for awhile.


Source: from author for review

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Sunday Salon

Mommy News

We are finally home for a bit so we are working on getting the little girl back to sleeping on a schedule. Nights are going well, but she has recently decided that she doesn't need to take naps. Uh, no. 

Emma will be 9 months old in a couple weeks and she has finally cut her first tooth and the second is on the way soon. It's the bottom front tooth. Sharp little bugger. She won't let me see it but I can definitely feel it. 

Current Reads

The Tapestry of Love
The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, Book 11)
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

Yup, still these same books. May has not been a good month for reading. I did finish one, though!

Next books TBR and reviewed:

Friday Mornings at Nine by Marilyn Brant
Ghellow Road by T.H. Waters

On The Blog

Mailbox Monday
Mailbox Monday has moved on to The Bluestocking Guide for the month of June. So go there tomorrow to participate. I had a great time hosting and am excited to see that I have some new Followers. Welcome! 

Check back soon

New Reviews
Dreamwalk by Sarah MacManus (review)

On the Needles

Still working on the blanket. No new progress to report. 

Wow, not much to share this week. Sorry. I don't know what I have been doing with my time? Actually, the last couple nights, once the girl is asleep, I have been watching movies. I have finally been able to sit down and watch some of the Oscar nominated movies. I loved The King's Speech and Black Swan was crazy but I liked it. Next I have Winter's Bone to watch.  Have to check out Jennifer Lawrence. Make sure she has what it takes to be Katniss in The Hunger Games. :)

Happy Sunday!

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