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WWW Wednesday (December 12, 2018) #30

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Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

The Spook in the Stacks (Lighthouse Library Mystery #4) The Rancher's Redemption 38086203

Audio                                  Tablet                         Physical Book

What did you recently finish reading?

Since last Wednesday, I finished reading and/or listening to  10 novels. 6 were audiobooks, 4  were ebooks.  Click on the cover for my reviews, although Goodbye Cruller World and Death Over Easy do not have reviews published yet.

The Christmas Secret Sabotaged Christmas (An Appleton, WV Romantic Mystery, #1) Jacob's Bell: A Christmas Story Can you Hula Like Hilo Hattie? Woman of Courage An Amish Homecoming Don't Touch My Petunia (The Holloway Girls, #2) A Healing Justice Goodbye Cruller World (Deputy Donut Mystery #2) Death Over Easy (Country Store Mysteries #5)

What do you think you’ll read/listen to next?

I have a few books that I promised to read and review by the end of this month so I will be concentrating on them as well as the one book I have left to read from the library.

The Rancher's Fake Fiancée

The Rancher’s Fake Fiancée (Return of the Blackwell Brothers #4) 

by Amy Vastine

“I’m coming home…With my bride-to-be.” Tyler Blackwell just announced that he and Hadley Sullivan are getting married. And they’ve never even dated! Now she and her boss are in Montana so Tyler can sell his family ranch. Hadley only agreed to continue the deception in exchange for a promotion. But moving up the corporate ladder pales beside her growing feelings for Tyler. Will his past and Blackwell family secrets sabotage what Hadley wants more than anything–a real wedding?

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The Sixth Day (A Brit in the FBI, #5)

The Sixth Day (A Brit in the FBI #5)

by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison

When several major political figures die mysteriously, officials declare the deaths are from natural causes. Then the German Vice-Chancellor dies on the steps of 10 Downing Street and a drone is spotted hovering over the scene. The truth becomes clear – these high-profile deaths are well-constructed assassinations, and the Covert Eyes team is tasked to investigate.

With the help of Dr Isabella Marin, a young expert in the enigmatic Voynich Manuscript and cryptophasia (twin language), Nicholas and Michaela home in on Roman Ardelean, a wealthy cybersecurity genius and a descendant of fifteenth century Romanian Vlad the Impaler – often romanticised as Dracula. Ardelean believes the Voynich Manuscript will unlock the secret to curing his severely ill twin brother’s blood disorder and is willing to murder anyone who gets in his way, including Nicholas and Michaela.

Along with MI5, the Covert Eyes team must race against the clock to find Ardelean before he unleashes a devastating attack on London intended to destroy those he believes betrayed him.

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A Killer Keepsake (Collectible Mystery #6)

A Killer Keepsake (A Collectible Mystery #6)

by Ellery Adams and Parker Riggs 

In the world of antiques and collectibles, it helps to have a sharp eye for quality, a good ear for gossip, and a nose for murder.

When star reporter Molly Appleby exchanged vows with her new husband, she also made a promise to give up sleuthing. But given her knack for stumbling onto murders, and murderers, she’s realizing she never should have made a promise she couldn’t keep.

Molly’s just finished an article on the Forget Me Not Doll Club for Collector’s Weekly, but before the magazine even hits the newsstands, one of the club members is found murdered, and a stolen antique doll—purportedly haunted—is found in the victim’s house. When police discover that few of the peculiar club members will mourn the deceased, and that most of them had more motives than alibis, they once again enlist Molly’s help to solve this very odd case.

But piecing together a deadly puzzle is never easy, and when another member of the club is attacked, Molly begins to wonder if the eccentric group of doll lovers might have deeper and darker connections than she ever imagined. And as she begins to piece together the unusual background of the eerie doll and uncovers a history of troubled lives, she realizes there are more victims than the obvious ones in this case—and that some people will do anything to protect their darkest secrets.

Have you read any of the above books. Let me know what you thought about them. What are you going to read next? Time for me to catch up on reading all your wonderful blog posts, I have gotten a bit behind.

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Top Ten Tuesday – My Top Ten Favorite Christmas Movies

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week we are talking about “My Top Ten Favorite Christmas Movies”

This is a tough one because I am a Christmas Movie Fanatic. Do I choose from my old favourites, or me new? Do I pick Christmas Classics or Hallmark movies that are becoming favourites? Decisions, decisions. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – My Top Ten Favorite Christmas Movies”

Music Monday, December 10, 2018 #3

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Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

Continue reading “Music Monday, December 10, 2018 #3”

Stacking The Shelves – December 12, 2018

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga Reviews and  Marlene of Reading Reality. It’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 physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course Ebooks!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

First Line Friday: December 12, 2018

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! The book I’m featuring for you today is next up on my TBR list. The main object is to grab the book nearest you and share the first line. My first line comes from: Continue reading “First Line Friday: December 12, 2018”

WWW Wednesday (November 28, 2018) #29

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Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.  I have not posted for the last couple of weeks. I am changing up my post a bit and will only report on the past three I have read instead of everything I read in the past week. Continue reading “WWW Wednesday (November 28, 2018) #29”

Music Monday, November 26, 2018 #2

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Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

Today, I am sharing one of my favourite songs from highschool days. I was also lucky to see this group at Sea World a few years ago at the Bands, Brews and BBQ event.

The Doobie Brothers – “Black Water” (Official Music Video) Another song I love to sing along to.

Lyrics

Well, I built me a raft and she’s ready for floatin’
Ol’ Mississippi, she’s callin’ my name
Catfish are jumpin’, that paddle wheel thumpin’
Black water keeps rollin’ on past just the same
Old black water, keep on rollin’
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shinin’ on me?
Old black water, keep on rollin’
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shinin’ on me?
Old black water, keep on rollin’
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shinin’ on me?
Yeah, keep on shinin’ your light
Gonna make everything
Pretty mama, gonna make everything all right
And I ain’t got no worries
‘Cause I ain’t in no hurry at all
Well, if it rains, I don’t care
Don’t make no difference to me
Just take that streetcar that’s goin’ uptown
Yeah, I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland and dance a honky-tonk
And I’ll be buyin’ ev’rybody drinks all ‘roun’
Old black water, keep on rollin’
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shinin’ on me?
Old black water, keep on rollin’
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shinin’ on me?
Old black water, keep on rollin’
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shinin’ on me?
Keep on shinin’ your light
Gonna make everything, everything
Gonna make everything all right
And I ain’t got no worries
‘Cause I ain’t in no hurry at all
I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
(By the hand) hand (take me by the hand) pretty mama
Gonna dance with your daddy all night long
I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
By the hand, take me by the hand, pretty mama (I wanna honky-tonk, honky-tonk)
Gonna dance with your daddy night long (honky-tonk with you all long)
I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
By the hand, take me by the hand, pretty mama (I wanna honky-tonk, honky-tonk)
Gonna dance with you all night long (honky-tonk with you all long)
I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
By the hand, take me by the hand, pretty mama (I wanna honky-tonk, honky-tonk)
Gonna dance with you all night long (honky-tonk with you all long)
I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
By the hand, take me by the hand, pretty mama (I wanna honky-tonk, honky-tonk)
Gonna dance with you all night long (honky-tonk with you all long)
I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
By the hand, take me by the hand, pretty mama (I wanna honky-tonk, honky-tonk)
Gonna dance with you all night long (honky-tonk with you all long)

Monday Musings (November 26, 2018)

This is where I talk about what has been happening in my life the last week. I have had so much happen, it has been wonderful.

On Sunday, November 25th, my third Grandchild arrived. I am so thankful for this wonderful blessing.

 

I also took my 94 year old Aunt, to see Miracle on 34th Street in her sometown (about 2 hours away) with my sister. For amateur theatre, it was excellent. She didn’t understand the whole selfie thing. 😄

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On Friday Night, I went with 3 other friends and relatives to see Elf at our local theatre. It was also very well done, I really enjoyed it. I am so cultured now. 😉

As far as reading goes, I have been finishing a lot of books but am a bit behind on my reviews. I have about 4 novels to review and about 8 kids books. I hope to get caught up on that today.

Now That She's Gone (Waterman and Stark, #2) A Spark of Light Dead End Fix (A Justice Novel, #6) Bluestone & Vine

I am also participating in several blog tours, which is new to me. I think I might have gotten a bit too eager, as I have 13 books to finish for upcoming tours between now and the end of the year. I think I need to be a bit more selective in the future.

I have begun my Christmas baking. I always give Christmas tins full of homemade goodies to friends and relatives for Christmas. Because I would not be visiting my aunt again before then, I had to get a tin put together for my visit yesterday. This does not include the 30 bananas I mashed and put in the freezer, he 40+ cups of pumpkin that I cooked, pureed and froze as well as the zucchini that I grated and froze for loaves that I bake with the youth at my church to donate to the downtown mission.

 

Today, my daughter Jessica, is having outpatient surgery for lady things. Please pray that all goes well.

 

Finally, each week, I am going to try to highlight four of the blogs I follow, to share some great bloggers with you.

Jennifer at Jennifer – Tar Heel Reader, and her Book Besties are always recommending something wonderful. Recently it was City of Secrets by Victoria Thompson. Check out her review. My library had this one.

Linda at Education Pathways reviewed Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg. I moved it way up my TBR after reading this one. She writes great reviews and always hightlights some memorable lines. Check this review out.

Lynne over at Fictionophile writes the best reviews. They are so thought provoking and I just love the graphics she includes. One of the features she does is the best. Check out her Cover Love Series. Some are images, this past week it was the word Hidden. They are fun, interesting and always add books to my TBR.

Do you love to cook, especially if they are easy to follow recipes? If so, then check out In Diane’s Kitchen. This past week she posted a recipe for Baked French Toast that I am going to try with my grandchildren next week. I have pinned a lot of her recipes over the last year. Take a look.

Have a wonderful week everyone, enjoy the weather (not so good here), reading, cooking, spending time with family and for those of you who are not yet retired (lucky me), work.

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Stacking The Shelves – November 25, 2018

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga Reviews and  Marlene of Reading Reality. It’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 physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course Ebooks!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

I went a bit request crazy last week, so tried to be a bit more discerning this week. Only 8 from Netgalley, but also got 12 child and youth books. Below are pictured the novels.

Netgalley:

       

I also picked up a couple from the library based on recommendations and reviews. One ebook and one audiobook.

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What do you think of my selections this week? Any appeal to you? I hope some of them entice you to take a look at them. Have a great week everyone. Enjoy the cool weather with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee or tea and a good book.

Continue reading “Stacking The Shelves – November 25, 2018”

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