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Memoirs: Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive #BookReview #Audiboook #Memoir

I am trying to read more non-fiction this year, so both of these books not only fit the bill, but also sounded extremely interesting. Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? is all about being raised in a family of 11 children, after the death of their mother. Maid is the story of a single mother and trying to make a living for her and her young daughter. Both were very interesting and engaging.

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Stacking the Shelves (October 2, 2022)๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ“š

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Marlene of Reading Reality. Itโ€™s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, books for review from authors, Netgalley, Edelweiss or publishers, as well as gifts or books you won. If you click on the covers, it will take you to Goodreads.ย 

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New to Me Authors: August & September 2022

At the end of each year, I try to put together a list of “New to Me Authors” I read during the year. It takes forever, so I decided to borrow an idea and a graphic from Lucy at Bookworm Blogger. At the end of each month I will post all the new to me authors from that month. It is now the end of September and I forgot to post at the end of August, so let’s see what new authors I read over the last two months. I will say, many of these new to me authors were wonderful and some have huge backlists, so my TBR is definitely growing.

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Canโ€™t Wait Wednesday (September 25, 2022) #WOW

Canโ€™t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books weโ€™re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally theyโ€™re books that have yet to be released. Itโ€™s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If youโ€™re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here. This week, Iโ€™m waiting for โ€ฆ.

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Three Thriller Reviews: Two Nights in Lisbon, Please Join Us, The Other Girlfriend #BookReview #2022AudiobookChallenge #Audiobook

Over the last few weeks, I have mixed up my reading, with a few thrillers being mixed in. These three were very different from each other with revenge playing a part in two of the stories. I listened to, or did a read/listen with all of them. The narration varied, but all were enjoyable. Scroll down for my reviews.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR (September 27, 2022) #TTT

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic โ€“ putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

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THE ROAD TO CHRISTMAS by Sheila Roberts #BookReview #Audiobook #2022AudiobookChallenge @htp_books @HarlequinBooks @HarperAudio @_Sheila_Roberts

Two of my favourite type of books are Christmas stories and sweet romance. This is why I was excited to participate in the HTP Books 2022 Holiday Romance Blog Tours. The Road to Christmas was an enjoyable story about family, second chances and Christmas Magic all while on a road trip.

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YA Mini-Reviews: The Drowned Woods, Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade #BookReview #Audiobook #2022AudiobookChallenge

Over the last few weeks, I did read/listens for a couple of YA books that I very much enjoyed. The Drowned Woods is a dark fairytale/fantasy/folklore story from Wales and Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade is a mystery/adventure story. I recommend them both.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 26, 2022) ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š

Welcome to Itโ€™s Monday! What are you Reading? Itโ€™s hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what weโ€™ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind.ย ย 

This was another busy week with me leaving early Wednesday morning to go to a friend’s cottage up in Muskoka (about 6 hours away). I stayed until Saturday, arriving home late afternoon. I had some reading and listening time, but not a lot as we reminisced (4 of us that went to highschool together) and laughed a lot. My face still hurts.

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