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Pop Sugar Challenge

I have looked and looked at this challenge and never jumped on it because I was pretty sure I would never complete it. Well, maybe I need something to push me out of my comfort zone. I am going to give it a try and see how if I can complete it. My first task is to find out what RPG means. 😃

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Call me crazy but I’m going to give it a go!  26/50 as of August 10th

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An A-Z of those I own UPDATED

This idea was the brainchild of Margaret (Books Please) and was introduced to me by Lynne (Fictionophile). This is a blog I follow that is wonderful and I recommend that you check it out. If you want to see the reviews for those I have already read, click on the book cover.

This is not a challenge but an idea to help clear those physical books off your shelf. I read so much on my tablet, that my bookshelves are sagging, but I do not want to get rid of any of them until I read them. The plan is to post through the alphabet, choosing books whose titles begin with each letter. I head to Florida in January and am gone for 9 weeks. I read by the pool a lot so read physical books as my tablet is not sun friendly. I have picked my first 6 books for this challenge and it is a mix of genres. Once I read these ones, I will add more. I will bring others with me to Florida so I have them ready. Here goes: Continue reading “An A-Z of those I own UPDATED”

“L” Last Promise

The Last Promiseby Richard Paul Evans

Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 30th 2003 by Berkley Books
3 Stars

 

My Review: This was not as much a Christian Story as a second chance love story. Eliana (Ellen) met and married Mauizio when she was young and she moved to Italy madly in love. Shortly after they moved to Italy, he began having mistresses. When Eliana had a son, Alessio, it turned out that he had serious asthma. As time went on, Alessio got worse and worse and Maurizio was home less and less. She was a very unhappy woman. When she meets Ross, she is very vulnerable and when he treats her with kid gloves, she eventually falls in love. Maurizio is not going to make this easy for either of them. The setting of Florence was wonderful and beautifully described. I also enjoyed the descriptions of the harvest and making the wine. I wish there had been more information about the Uffizzi as I have never been to Italy nor heard of this art gallery. I enjoyed this story and it was a relatively short book to read. I really liked the characters of Eliana, Ross, Anna and Alessio. I could feel Alessio’s pain at the absence of his father and Eliana’s distress at the lack of a relationship between them. Anna was a hoot. She did not pull any punches and was not afraid of her brother at all. Ross was a man who had been through a lot and I was rooting for him to finally be happy. I liked the way the story both began an ended, tying the story together.

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2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge

I am joining this challenge. I will not use any of the picture books, just Chapter books for early readers and up. Here are my books for January 2017 so far. This challenge is hosted by Bookish Things and More. Check it out and join in if you are interested.

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