What I am Reading…

Hi Everyone,

Right now, I am reading two books that have me completely entranced. First is If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss. This is a modern day, southern story, about a girl down on her luck and trying to find a safe place for herself and her unborn child. The second is, Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters. This is a modern day story, with an alternative history twist. The Civil War hasn’t occurred and slavery is still in existence.

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RGRC Book #1

Hi Everyone,

After several delays, due to website issues and health issues, I finally started the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge on Book Lover’s Day. I have been wanting to do this challenge for numerous years, but I kept procrastinating over the last few months due to the first book. 1984 by George Orwell. In school, I had to read George Orwell 4 years in a row, 3 Animal Farm projects and 2 1984 projects. It had seemed I never would escape the clutches of George Orwell’s writings, so I vowed, never again.

And what just happens to be the first book of the challenge? Yep, I had to accept it, if I ever wanted to get to the fun reads, I was going to have to read Orwell, again. In this day and age, where hate seems to be overflowing and encompassing the world, it was hard to “escape” into this book. It is a frighteningly realistic hyperbole on what society could become.

Anywho, it is a classic and one that I am grateful to check off the list! Up next, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. This was one of my favorites growing up, so it will be nice to revisit it.

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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Happy Book Lover’s Day!!!

Today is the perfect day to celebrate all things book related! Today is also the perfect day to start a reading challenge. I started this day by finishing a book (Everything, Everything) in the wee morning hours. And tonight, I am starting the first book (1984) on the Rory Gilmore Challenge. Don’t you just love a day that begins and ends with a book?

How did you celebrate National Book Lover’s Day?

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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My Favorite July Book…

Hi Everyone,

During the month of July, I read mysteries and various fiction titles. However, my favorite book was not quite a book. It was an audiobook! I still prefer reading books, but I am trying to incorporate more audiobooks into my reading life.

And the winning title is:

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And the Winner Is…

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to all who entered in the Susan Boyer contest. And a BIG thank you to Susan Boyer for participating in the interview.

The winner is…

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Meet Susan M. Boyer!!!

Hi Everyone,

Today, I would like to introduce you to a fabulous South Carolina author. Her name is Susan M. Boyer and she writes the Liz Talbot mystery series. These are fun, cute reads set in Charleston, South Carolina. Below is an interview with Susan, my review of her latest book, and a chance for you to win a copy of Lowcountry Bonfire!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

Interview:

Hi Susan,
Thank you very much for participating in today’s interview. Congratulations on the release of Lowcountry Bonfire!

Please tell everyone here a little bit about yourself and your work.

Hey everyone! I’m Susan Boyer, and I write the Liz Talbot Mystery Series. I’m originally from North Carolina, but have lived in South Carolina for nearly thirty years. I’ve had a lifelong love affair with books, mysteries in particular. But before I wrote them, my day job was in computer business systems. My husband, Jim, and I have four grown children. We live in the Upstate of South Carolina, but spend a good bit of time in the Lowcountry, near Charleston.

What inspired you to become an author?

My love of books and my overactive imagination.

Do you have a favorite book, out of the Liz Talbot series?

It’s always the most recent one, I guess because I’m closest to it. So, for the moment, it’s Lowcountry Bonfire.

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July 2017 New Releases

Hi Everyone,

These new books, should be on your To Be Read list:

(3rd) Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty (#3 in the series. Middle school historical fantasy, set at the Biltmore Estate)

(11th) The Bookshop at Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry (Southern literature)
Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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My Favorite June Read…

Hi Everyone,

The best book that I read during the month of June, was given to me back in March for my birthday. Books make the best presents and I am grateful to my Mom.

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And the Winner Is…

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to those who participated in the Release Day Giveaway! 

Using Random.org, the winner was chosen from those who left a comment.

Congratulations goes to:

dholcomb1

You have 72 hours to contact me, (ariesgrlreview(at)gmail.com) to claim your prize. Please email me your address.

If you didn’t win, don’t fret. Head over to the Sasee Facebook page, and you can enter the contest to win a copy of Beach House for Rent.

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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Release Day Giveaway!

Hi Everyone,

Today is the release day for Mary Alice Monroe’s newest book, Beach House for Rent. Below you will find my review of this fabulous book, as well as an author interview and giveaway! The contest will be open until noon on June 30, 2017. The winner will be announced on July 1, 2017. Good luck to you all and I hope you enjoy today’s spotlight.

 

Review:

Beach House for Rent

By: Mary Alice Monroe

(Beach House #4)

 

Cara Rutledge is a survivor, just like her family’s historic beach house. Cara has fond memories from her childhood, thanks to this house. When she decides to rent her place out for the summer, she is introduced to a young, shy artist. Heather Wyatt has battled anxiety for years. She prefers to stay indoors, in the quiet, with her birds. Since she was hired to create new postage stamps for the post office, she hopes to find inspiration on the island. As the shorebirds arrive and the women are forced to deal with life’s adventures and disasters, an unlikely friendship is formed. However, what will happen at the end of the summer?

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