What green book are you reading today?
What green book are you reading today?
By: Stacy Juba
(Hockey Rivals #2)
Twins, T. J. and Brad, have settled their differences and are thriving on their high school hockey team. Discussing their futures with scouts and supporting their younger brothers, it is clear the McKendricks eat, sleep, and breathe hockey. However, when family tensions arise and the pressures of school get to them, will they keep their head’s on straight? Or will bad choices ruin their dreams?
Stacy Juba wrote the first book as a teenager and she takes readers on a trip down memory lane, with this latest installment. Readers should read the first book, in order to better understand the family dynamics. Hockey fans will love the fact that this book starts in the middle of a game, while those serious about a potential career in hockey will appreciate the insights. This is a very short read that covers tough topics about what teens face and the effects of parents splitting up. The brotherly relationships are the shining aspects of this tale.
I read the first book in the series, several years ago and I loved it. (Here’s my review.) I love hockey and I was thrilled to discover a middle grade book. With this sequel, I learned a lot about Junior league and the steps required to catch the eyes of colleges and the NHL. I hope the author continues to develop the series, as I am sure fans are going to crave more McKendrick hockey.
The author provided a copy in exchange for my honest review.
To learn more about this series, please visit the author’s website.
I absolutely love series! They draw you into their setting, you get updates on characters you fell in love with, and you can normally keep hope for another installment. There are series that can be read quickly… like my old Nancy Drew and Harry Potter books, as well as The Summer Girls series by Mary Alice Monroe and the Peachtree Bluff series by Kristy Woodson Harvey. Then there are series that you take your time with… when the books are over 800 pages or there are over a dozen or so.
Last month, I finished the Brad Taylor series, including all novellas, that I started the year before. (Well, finished all but the most latest one.) I enjoyed this series because I could binge read four, then wait a few months and pick them up again. I am looking for a 2019 series to read. Something lengthy, that will last me throughout the whole year. Books that I can pick up in between all the other stories that I will be reading.
Some that have been suggested through the years: Game of Thrones, Outlander, Penn Cage, and the entire Rick Riordan sets of Demigods books. Please vote in the comments for which series you think I should completely conquer this year. It can be one of these listed above, or please feel free to suggest another. And if you think this is a fun idea, please feel free to read along with me and we’ll add updates as the year continues.
So which lengthy series should accompany me in 2019?
Good Morning Everyone,
As you may have guessed, when we moved, I got teased quite a bit by the number of boxes (and bags) of books. My goal this week is to unpack every single one of them and get them all organized. (Not knowing the exact location of my books has been, well… interesting to say the least.) However, I still do enjoy adding to my stacks and lists.
On Friday, I received these in the mail, but I held off opening them until today. (Under the blanket are my boys.) We are all snuggled up and ready to dive into a day of reading.
Yesterday, while at the event at My Sister’s Books, I talked to authors and readers, and definitely added a few more titles to my future reading lists.
What about you? Do you have stacks upon stacks of unread books and still add more? Or do you buy and read only one at a time? How long is your wish list?
I hope you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This year my family did something new and it was quite nice. I am grateful each and everyday for my family and my love of books. Today, as I work, I am listening to my first audiobook from an app called Libro. If you have followed my website, you know that I prefer physical books when reading. Ebooks provide a nice convenience, especially when reading late, late, late at night. However, I have never gotten the hang of audiobooks. I have tried a few over the years, but it is not my cup of tea. However, I feel like hours on the computer and hours in the car are times that could be spent on reading. So in the spirit of the new home and new vibes, I am going to work hard to add audiobooks into my daily routine. Libro is wonderful, because it allows me to support my favorite independent bookstore, whereas that more popular app, Audible, only increases Amazon’s giant profits. So if you like to support your community, I do recommend using Libro.fm Their website is very, user-friendly.
So what am listening to?
I want to thank Kensington Publishing and everyone who took part in the Winner Takes All giveaway! The winner is… Maria Mercedes! Maria, an email has been sent with instructions to claim your prize.
Over the course of the next two months, there will be several giveaways. Today, we are going to kick off the giveaway season, with a winner takes all type of giveaway. Thanks to Kensington Publishing, below is a list of ARCs (advanced reading copies.) One lucky commenter will win all of these books!
How to enter: Leave a comment below, telling me your favorite mystery author. Contest is open until Tuesday, November 13th at 7pm EST. Winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced Wednesday morning. Good luck to all!