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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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I’m on VACATION!!!

Hi Everyone,

So today is the first day of my official vacation. Wahoo! And my family is celebrating by watching the Puppy Bowl, of course! This week is sure to be exciting with the Super Bowl, the Puppy Bowl, and the Olympics are starting! Yay!!! Now I have several things planned during this vacation, but the thing that I am excited about… is a personal Read-a-Thon. The boys and I are going to snuggle up and see how many books we can devour. At the end of the week, I will post the titles and page count of all the books I have read. Maybe the boys will allow a few photos, too. (A girl can hope!)

How many books do you think I can read in just 7 days?

What are you most excited about this week?

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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A Surprise Story

Earlier this week, a friend told me his daughter wrote a book, specifically for him. He showed it to me, asking for my thoughts, because his daughter was thinking about selling it. (Fingers crossed that she will indeed publish copies, because Pawleys Island lovers will thoroughly enjoy this children’s book.)

Pawleys Shells
By: Meredith Boos

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Happy New Year

Hi Everyone,

Happy 2018! Let’s just say, 2017 came close to consuming me, but it failed! I do not know what 2018 has in store for my family and friends, but I can certainly hope for positive things.

On a bright note, 2018 promises to be an exciting time for book lover’s! Which books are you looking forward to reading this year?

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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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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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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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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What are you reading?

Hi Everyone,

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

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