Category: Book Smarts

Mailbox Monday (12/18)

It’s still been a pretty rough couple of weeks. Most of my bruises have healed (though I am still a little stiff with shoulder pain), I bought a new car, and we’re almost done with the insurance… I do have book mail though, so without further ado …

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Permission To Fail

I’ve been muddling through a book I really want to love. I purchased it, it’s a New Zealand author, shortlisted for a literary award, and in my all-time favorite genre*. I should love it. Except I don’t. And I’ve found myself dreading having to sit down and continue reading it.

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FCPIT – Two In One

I was so busy babysitting and dealing with runny noses yesterday, my Monday Mailbox post went away in a ball of four-year-old drama and tissues. So, today, we’re doing First Chapter, First Paragraph Intro Tuesday and using what arrived in my mailbox over the week, making it a genuine two for one!

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Mailbox Monday

Still a little slow around here (I’m back to babysitting), but check out last week’s Mailbox Monday, or our review of Dead Stop by Barbara Nickless.

I didn’t get any physical books over the last week, but I did add to my digital library …

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Mailbox Monday

The last week has been pretty sad. I did not get the reading I wanted to do done. First of all, there were the events of 1 October (the official name for the Las Vegas shooting in which 58 people lost their lives and several more are still in critical condition).

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FCPIT – Literary Fiction

Well before his arrival in Cincinnati, everyone knew that Chip Bingley was looking for a wife. Two years earlier, Chip – graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, scion of the Pennsylvania Bingleys, who in the twentieth century …

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FCFPIT – Yeah, Noir

This is a new thing I’m going to be trying out, sharing the first paragraph from the first chapter of a book. This week, I’ll be introducing you to my current read, a book from my TBR Pile, and another one I’ve already read (but may not have reviewed). Every single one is in the mystery/thriller/noir category. What can I say? I’m on a bit of a killer kick 🙂

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Resources for E-Book Deals & Steals

Since I’m still behind on my reading, I thought I’d let you know my go-to sites for finding free or discounted e-books. most of which will send a daily email with books tailored to your likes. Who doesn’t like a great deal falling in their lap?

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Reads For Women Riders (Or Not …)

When I entered “Biker Fiction” in Goodreads, it came back with a list of books that were mostly steamy romance novels featuring women trying to tame a bad boy biker (mostly that badass tattooed biker-gang type). Ladies, if that’s the kind of guy you’re going for, more power (and a whole lot of luck) to you, but that’s not what I want.

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