Category Archives: Fiction Books

Vacation is Over

Hi Everyone,

On one hand it is terribly upsetting to say that my vacation is officially over. I mean, who wants to go to work, when there are two adorable puppies that want to cuddle?!?!?!

On the other hand, this was an incredibly exhausting vacation, from illnesses and a dead smoke detector, and absolutely little to no sleep. (Oh well, I am grateful for the bonus time with my family!)

So things may not have gone as planned, but I did manage to read 7 books in 5 days. (It helps when you are awake for a solid 48 hours… twice.)

As promised, here’s a list of titles and page totals that I managed to read:

1. Short Stories from Hogwarts on Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J. K. Rowling (71 pages)
2. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J. K. Rowling (71 pages)
3. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J. K. Rowling (92 pages)
4. The Recruit by Brad Taylor (95 pages)
5. The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey (400 pages)
6. Black & Blue by James Patterson (144 pages)
7. The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery (272 pages)

That’s a total of 1,145 pages. Not too bad. I didn’t hit my goal, and I still have a few book set aside to finish throughout this month. All in all, I am happy with my balanced reading for the week and I must say, I got my reading groove back… and it feels good!

What have you been reading this month?

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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Book mail is always an Exciting thing…

Hi Everyone,

Last week, I came home from work to discover a book in my mailbox. As you might guess, I was very excited. When I opened it up to see it was the latest book from Kristy Woodson Harvey, I was thrilled. I read it on Friday and couldn’t wait to share my recommendation with all of you. So mark your calendars for April 3rd, because you will not want to miss out on this spectacular story!

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Happy Halloween!

Hi Everyone,

What book will you reading on this spooky holiday? Every few years, I get the urge to read a scary novel. This year, I have been craving Misery by Stephen King. However, I will have to read it next year. So today, I am filling my reading hours with two holiday books: Pilgrims by Mary Pope Osborne and A Christmas Wish by Joseph Pittman. I figure we can all “be” whomever we want to be today, so why not read whatever we want to read, as well!

Happy Halloween to all!

~Ariesgrl

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October 2017 New Releases

Hi Everyone,

Here is a list of new books coming out in October that are definitely on my wish list!

(3rd) Origin by Dan Brown (the latest in the Robert Langdon series)

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September 2017 New Release

Here is the new book coming out in September that I am looking forward to reading one day:

(12th) The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus (the highky-anticipated sequel to One Thousand White Women)

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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My favorite August 2017 book…

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I read several historical fiction books in August 2017, even one alternative history book. The best book that I read was…

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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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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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My Favorite July Book…

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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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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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