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Happy New Year!

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”

~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Welcome 2017! May your pages be filled with happiness, good health, and excellent books!
Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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The Goal versus Reality

Hi Everyone,

As you know, the goal was to post 100 reviews, before the end of the year. Well, it is New Year’s Eve, and 12 have been posted. I know this sounds like an epic failure, and I agree. However, due to complications from my website… this is the reality. I am still working on getting things corrected, which reminds me… If you do not see the 10 reviews posted today, please hit refresh. They are there.

Tomorrow, I am still planning on announcing the exciting changes and the fun things that will be happening here. Along with that, I will continue to post the remainder of my reviews. Hopefully soon, I can come on here and tell you that the site is 100% fixed and reviews will be flying your way each day.

In the meantime, I must get ready for the fireworks and hopefully my boy will be relaxed enough with our routine, that we can enter 2017, seizure-free.

Happy New Year!

~Ariesgrl

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My Sister’s Books Review #104

The Other Boleyn Girl
(The Tudor Court #2)
By: Philippa Gregory

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Mary Boleyn was a young girl when her family set her in the path of the King’s eye. As his interest piqued, she fell in love with the King, despite adoring his wife. As she gave birth to his children, she realizes her family is power hungry. Now forced to step aside, as her sister Anne is placed in the role of future Queen, Mary must wrestle with what her family holds dear and what her heart feels is right.

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My Sister’s Books Review #102

I am Malala

By: Malala Yousafzai

 

When Malala Yousafzai was fifteen years old, she was shot in the head, while on the way to school. The doctors didn’t expect her to survive, but her amazing spirit and determination, gave her the strength to live and to continue to fight the injustices of the world. I am Malala is the story of one brave, young girl’s extraordinary life, and her perseverance during the horrific ordeals of terrorism.

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My Sister’s Books Review #99

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

By: Karma Wilson

Illustrated by: Jane Chapman

 

Bear tends to hibernate all through the winter season, which means he is sound asleep during Christmas! His forest friends are determined to make sure Bear stays awake this year, so they find several holiday themed tasks for Bear to do. Will he be able to stay awake with his friends, or will he fall into a deep slumber?

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My Sister’s Books Review #98

Cat as a Hat

By: Richard Lake

Illustrated by: Petrina Ong

 

A young girl experiences everyday life, while her precious cat, Audacious, stays curled on top of her head. The people in her town express their concern and disapproval of this girl and her cat. However, the girl explains to readers all the wonderful things that happen, when you wear a cat as a hat.

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Website Issues, Christmas, and a Promise

Hi Everyone,

How are you? I hope you are having a lovely holiday season. A dear friend gave me a copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which I look forward to reading in the new year. What book(s) did you receive this year?

As you know, the website developed an issue on November 8th, and sadly things are still not 100% correct. I know the weekly newsletter did not get received by most of you, and I am still working with support on this matter, as well as a few other things. My sincerest apologies to you all.

Due to the newsletter not going out, I have held off on posting reviews, in hopes that things would be 100% fixed. Have no fear, I still plan on ending 2016. There will be 98 reviews posted in the next three days! Hopefully everything will be corrected in the new year.

So for tonight, tell me what you are looking forward to in 2017.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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My Sister’s Books Review #96

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The Eyes Have It

By: Julie Allan

(A Lowcountry Home Novel #1)

 

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Long has recently been informed by her husband that he is moving on, and she also learned the news about her beloved Uncle’s passing. Lizzie packs up her dogs and moves back home to McClellanville, South Carolina, to soak up the healing vibes of the low country. With the help of her Aunt, and old friends, Lizzie realizes all that she has been missing in life and what she truly wants for her future. As Lizzie makes peace with her present, will she allow her past pain to control her chance at happiness?

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The Past, Present, and Future!

Hi Everyone,

The past few weeks have been brutal, health wise. I was too weak to read at the beginning, and there have been a lot of naps during the day, which is not like me. I did finally manage to watch the four new episodes of the Gilmore Girls… and let’s just say that I am still processing my feelings.

The present: This weekend I was able to get back in the flow of reading. Plus, I have managed to complete all emails and I finally have empty inboxes. YAY!  Since, the new Gilmore Girls episodes only contained information about 1 single book… I have added it to the challenge page.

The Future!!!

Well now, here’s the fun and exciting news. Yes, several news items. So hold on tight:

  1. Over the course of the final weeks of this year, I will be posting 100 book reviews. Yes, my friends, you read that right! 100 Book Reviews over the next 20 days. We are going to end 2016, with a BANG! I hope you all enjoy. 🙂 Continue reading

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Deadly Attraction Blog Tour and Review

deadly-attractionTitle: Deadly Attraction

Series: SCVC Taskforce #6

Author: Misty Evans

Release Date: November 5, 2016

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Buy Links: Amazon /  iBooks / Barnes & Noble / Kobo

 

Book Summary:

 

***Part of the proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Fans who know me know I’m a huge dog lover and I love to support shelters. Please check out RDRNYC’s Facebook page and consider adopting a dog or sending in your own donation! https://www.facebook.com/RescueDogsRockNyc

 

A wildfire out of control…

 

His twin brother is dead and the only way National Intelligence officer, Mitch Holden, is going to make it through the holidays is by staying focused on his latest SCVC Taskforce investigation—catching a homegrown terrorist with a penchant for arson. The terrorist has started a wildfire eating up thousands of acres of forest and putting dozens of people in danger. When Mitch is pulled off that assignment to play bodyguard to a sexy forensic psychologist who sees past all his defenses, he ends up in the middle of a personal wildfire that’s as out of control as the one burning around the two of them.

 

A killer on the loose…

 

The trial that should have made her career cost Dr. Emma Collins everything—her home, her future, the baby that was growing inside her after she testified against famous actor Chris Goodsman, debunking his insanity defense and sending him to prison for murder. Rebuilding her life in the aftermath, Emma now rescues horses, dogs, and juvenile delinquents, and there’s no way she’s heading to a safe house because Chris Goodsman has escaped. She refuses to let anyone terrorize her or destroy her life again. But when a smart-talking, irresistible federal agent shows up insisting he has to protect her, she realizes her new bodyguard needs a bit of therapy. Good thing taking in lost causes happens to be her specialty.

 

Two people filled with grief may get burned…

 

Trapped at the ranch by the wildfire, Mitch and Emma explore a searing attraction, but soon discover they’re not alone. A killer has joined them—one who will do anything to get revenge and isn’t afraid to take out anyone who gets in his way.

 

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