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An Extra Hour of…

Hi Everyone,

Over the weekend, most of us gained an extra hour during the night. In years past, I worked night shift, which meant we had a 13 hour shift. Then, as a caregiver, I was up all night in case something was needed, and I was on alarm duty for Mom, as phone still did not always update automatically. I spent that extra hour reading. This year was different. I tried to take part in that famous, ever-so-talked-about, extra hour of sleep! It did not work. My boys are still on their normal schedules and do not understand sleeping in, nor time changes. So alas, I still did experience the benefit of extra sleep.

How did you spend your extra hour this weekend?

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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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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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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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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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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My Sister’s Books Review #97

The Second Mrs. Hockaday

By: Susan Rivers

Release Date: January 10, 2017

 

Placidia is a young teenager, living on her father’s farm, when she meets Major Gryffth Hockaday. The Major has been in several Civil War battles, but he needs a wife, to raise his child and look after the farm. Flash forward to his return home after two years, as he learns that his bride had been pregnant and buried the child. He charges her with infidelity and murder. Is Placidia guilty or are there things that happen on the home front, during war?

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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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