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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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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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What are you reading?

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I am gearing up for the weekend. The two books that I will be reading are:

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What are you Reading?

Hi Everyone,

Today has been cold, dreary and rainy, aka the perfect winter day for reading. (A rarity in the South.) The boys and I stayed cuddled under the blanket for the majority of the day. I read Deadly Attraction by Misty Evans. Tomorrow morning, my review will be live and there will be a giveaway that you will want to see! Tonight, I am finishing The Eyes Have It by Julie Allan and The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth.

What are you reading?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Halloween Reading…

Hi Everyone,

How do you do Halloween? I prefer to keep mine light-hearted and fun. I don’t like scary movies or gore. Every few years, I get in the mood for a bone-chilling read. Let’s just say, I am still traumatized by Stephen King’s Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Frogs…

These Halloween mood cycle has been happening for most of my life. There was a book that I checked out from the library, a murder mystery, when I was a child. I set it down one night, because I spooked myself. (I read everything with a flashlight under the covers.) I never finished it. This book still “haunts” me to this day, because I WANT to finish it. Every few years, I will get the urge to read it and I research to my wits end, trying to figure out what the book was, so I could finish it. I remember it was blueish/grey, had a haunted hotel on the cover and the synopsis had to do with a room being off limits, because of multiple deaths.

This year, I have been researching this childhood book, but I wanted something thrilling. Yesterday, while at work, a book came in the mail called Behind Closed Doors. Well, let’s just say the late night, bone-chilling, read-a-thon started! Whew, this has been an epic psychological thriller. I had to physically set the book down and I look forward to finishing it tonight. I hope the ending is as good as the beginning. I also have a military suspense book lined up and I will be finishing the spooky middle grade book, Seraphina and the Twisted Staff. I started it in the summer, but life intervened and I had to set it aside for a couple of months.

So how do you prefer your Halloween reads?

Either spooky or fun, I hope your Halloween is full of reading treats!!!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Two important items…

Hi Everyone,

This week, I learned about two different, things. One, very important and a good cause. While the other, will be a lot of fun! What do these two things have in common?
Excellent, must-read, books, of course!!!

 

First up, Kristy Woodson Harvey is donating proceeds from the sales of her books to help Hurricane Matthew victims. As you know, I love Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love. I am looking forward to her latest book, which comes out next year! So, you get to read excellent books and help a worthy cause!

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Second, is some exciting news!!! The incredible authors of America’s First Daughter, will be joining the Sasee Facebook Reading Group this Monday! If you love Historical Fiction, America’s First Daughter is an excellent book! If you have already read this novel about Patsy Jefferson, feel free to join in on the fun!

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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What are you Reading?

Hi Everyone,

The last two days have been insane at home. I haven’t been online as much as I wanted, nor have I read as much either. Sunday, I read one whole book and last night, I started The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister. I am looking forward to curling up with my boys tonight and hopefully finishing this book. I will be back on Friday with more reviews.

So tell me, what have you been reading?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Post Hurricane Matthew

Hi Everyone,

Well, I finally have internet again. Thankfully, my family and friends are safe and sound. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Hurricane Matthew and the flooding rivers.

On a positive note, I read seven books in three days. It was my first big Readathon in several years and I loved it. Sure, I could have read more, but I enjoyed the time with my family. It was nice to squeeze in more cuddle time with my boys, but I am happy to be back online and working.

So what did I read and what reviews will you be seeing within the week:

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Let’s Discuss… Endings!

Hi Everyone,

How do you like your books to end? Do you like Happily Ever Afters or at least an ending that wraps everything up in a nice, neat package? In a series, do you prefer a story-line that ends nicely, and maybe secondary characters pick up the next book? Or do you prefer your dramatic cliff-hangers (a la Rick Riordan) where you have to wait a year (or longer) to find out if your beloved character is even alive? What about stand-alones? There are a select few novels out there that I have read, where the ending leaves it open for the reader to decide! These drive me bonkers…

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