Category Archives: Fiction Books

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

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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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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…

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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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June 2017 New Releases

Hi Everyone,

These books definitely need to be on your To Read List!

(6th) Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (Southern Literature/Historical and Contemporary Fiction)

(6th) Good Karma by Christina Kelly (Women’s Fiction/Southern Literature)

(20th) Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe (4th in the Beach House series) (Women’s Fiction/Southern Literature)
Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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My Favorite May Book

Hi Everyone,

Starting this month, you will see a new post at the end of each month, declaring my favorite books from the stack I read that month.

During the month of May, I read several thrillers, (reviews to come) but my favorite book was…

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Author Interview

Hi Everyone,

Please welcome Kristy Woodson Harvey! She is the author of Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love, and Slightly South of Simple.

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

 

Thank you so much for having me, Nicole! You know you have one of my favorite blogs around, and thank you to all of you fabulous Aries Girl readers for letting me be here today. You are all amazing!

Hi Kristy Woodson Harvey! Thank you very much for participating in an interview today. Could you please tell everyone a little bit about yourself and your books? I am a North Carolina girl, a UNC grad (Go Heels!) and have the cutest husband and son J I love, love being an author and still pinch myself every day. This is my third novel, but the first in the Peachtree Bluff series, and I am thrilled to be here with you today!

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May 2017 New Releases

Hi Everyone,

This is a list of new releases for the month of May, that I am looking forward to and/or have read. Either way, I think you all will enjoy them. Each month, a new list will be posted at the top of the website.

 

(2nd) The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan (YA/Greek Mythology)

 

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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