Hello Monday

Hello its Monday again, where did the weekend go? I sure could use another day off.  How about you?  Well I missed a Monday of this but now I back on.

Its Monday what are you reading? A place to meet up and show what you have been reading over the week.

It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.  So I thought I would try it and see if I could keep up with it and share what I am reading and planning on reading.

🌼What I read last week: 

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🌼What I am reading now: 

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🌼Up next: 

Leaving my options open.  Happy reading everyone!

Book versus E-books

Books versus E-books

So here is a question that I was asked from a family member, Do I like actual books or reading from Kindle / Ipad?  What do you prefer Books or e-books?

Now to answer that question I like both, I have no preference, although when I travel I do prefer the e-books as I can add as many as I want to my Kindle / Ipad, yes I have both and I usually travel with both.  I love to buy books but my book shelfs were getting full and then I asked what you do with those books that you have read?  Me personally I keep those that I really like and some I have sent to my Aunt and others I just give away.  However, most are just sitting on my bookshelf.

I decided to do a little google search and see what others thought of this topic.  There were some articles on this, and then I found one that was a catchy read, called

50 Reasons Real Books are Vastly Superior to E-Books By:  David Ferrer.  I will share a few of these, reasons and include the link to this article and you can read further.  The top 10 that I found interesting, and funny way of explaining Books versus E-books:

  1. Zombie Apocalypse Test
  2. Book Smell
  3. Focus
  4. Feel Your Progress
  5. Patience
  6. Book Marking
  7. Eye-Strain
  8. Storage
  9. Batteries Not Included
  10. No Charger Needed

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Friday Vibes

Challenges

When I was in middle school, we had a read a thon, through our English class.  You had to commit and get sponsors and they would pledge money and all the proceeds would go to Muscular dystrophy, and we even got to meet Franco Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers Foot Ball Team.  Therefore, off I went to get my sponsors, which were my family and neighbors.  I liked football, I wanted to meet Franco Harris, and I read over 50 books.  As you can see I was into challenges, why back then.  Oh and I did get to meet Franco Harris.

So I’m sure that everyone has heard or started the Goodreads Challenge.  I killed it this year 54/50, and we are only in August.   I even thought about adding more to my challenge, but decided to keep it at the 50 and see how many I go above it my challenge, next year’s challenge I will up more.

Therefore, a challenge that I would like to do is an audiobook challenge.  Since it is August, I am making my challenge of this to 5 and see if I can reach that goal.  I am not a fan of audiobooks, as some that I did start the narrator was so boring.  However, I have download one called Perfect Imperfections by Taryn Leigh.  Now let the challenge begin.

Therefore, what are some of your challenges?  I would love to hear about them.  How do they work, how do you set your challenges?  Do you enjoy audiobooks?  So until the next post I hope everyone had a great week.

Happy Reading everyone!

 

Spilled Milk

Hello Thursday, just one more day till Friday and then the weekend.  Hope everyone is having a great week.  Whats everyone ready?  I just Finished Don’t Blink by: L.G. Davis, and what an awesome read.  Review to follow.  Now I would like to share the review on Spilled Milked based on a True Event.

 

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“Randis later would testify at a criminal trial against her father, who was sentenced to prison for his crimes. He was sentenced to up to 16 years in 2004. Her painful — and ultimately triumphant — story is recounted in Randis’ first novel, “Spilled Milk.” – Brown, Stacy. Interview with the Pocono Record Newspaper

“Spilled Milk is a story about resilience. The strength of the human mind and will power to live a better life.” – The Weekly Sparkle

“Beautifully written, hauntingly real, Spilled Milk is a must read for any young adult today.” – F.P Lione, Author

Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call about the escalating brutality in her home.

When social services jeopardize her safety condemning her to keep her father’s secret, it’s a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty she’s been hiding. In her pursuit for safety and justice Brooke battles a broken system that pushes to keep her father in the home.

When jury members and a love interest congregate to inspire her to fight, she risks losing the support of family and comes to the realization that some people simply do not want to be saved.
Spilled Milk is a novel of shocking narrative, triumph and resiliency.

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  • Print Length:246 pages
  • Publication Date:December 4, 2013
  • Date Read: July 26, 2019 – August 2, 2019

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K.L Randis

K.L. Randis, author of bestselling novel Spilled Milk and the Pillbillies series, started journaling at the age of six and had short stories and poetry published by the time she was thirteen.

She has since written numerous publications that bring awareness to domestic violence and child abuse. K.L. Randis engages audiences on a local and national level to raise awareness about child abuse, serving as a frequent commentator to media outlets & traveling as a keynote speaker to major events. Spilled Milk is her first novel, which grabbed the #1 bestsellers spot in the genre of Child Abuse only 24 hours after its debut, and is now required reading in colleges and high schools across the nation. She resides in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
You can follow K.L. Randis on Social Media

Contact the Author:
EMAIL
authorklrandis@gmail.com
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @KLRandis

🌼My Thoughts

I love a good “based on a true story”

I picked out this book randomly a few days ago when I was bored and just wanted to ready something. At first all I expected from this book was a good and interesting story, but when I continued reading, I found it to be SO much more then that. I was deeply touched by the bravery and strength of the girl, and I actually cried several times when some of the moments really hit me; and wondered why there are parents like that our there.   After reading this book, I finally have an idea of what is it that a lot of people are going through, and I can finally understand how hard and scary it must be for people to open up and seek help when they are being abused, sexually harassed, or something even more horrible.

What an amazing story and a great read. Thank you for sharing such a difficult time in your life.  I am giving this 5 stars, as it takes courage to talk about what happened in one’s life.

Happy Reading everyone!

 

WWW.Wednesday

I saw this post on a blog that I follow and I thought I would share it and give it a try.

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading? 

What did you recently finish reading?

 What do you think you’ll read next?

What do you think you’ll read next?

 Currently reading: I had a few lunch breaks to read Don’t Blink by: L.G. Davis last week. It was a long read; I need to pick shorter ebooks.  However, as of last night I have finished it.  It was a great story line.

 Recently finished: Spilled Milk by K. L. Randis and I did post my review of Lost girls by Helen Pryke yesterday so please check that out when you can. I gave it Five out of Five Stars. In addition, I will be looking for more of her books.

Reading Next: I do have a few that are in my TBR (To Be read Pile) Moon Over Alcatraz by Patricia Yager Delagrange, Don’t Cry by Mary Kubica, My Sister is Missing, by Carissa Ann Lynch and A Mothers Lie by Jo Crow;  that I would like to see if I can get copies of.  I better start now and see what I can find.  I do have copy Suite Case Girl by Ty Hutchinson that I could start reading.   On to find the book that I’ll be reading next.  Have a great day everyone and Happy reading!

Tuesday’s Review

Good morning or afternoon where your time zone maybe different than mine.  Hope you all are having a great Tuesday.  So I have been trying to catch up on my reviews and I believe after this one I have one more to go.  Now just to get that mojo back into reading.  Here is my review of:

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Four years ago, a ten-year-old boy was murdered.

Both cases are still unsolved.

Desperate to find their sisters, Michael and Chloe beg investigative journalist Maggie Dupont to help them. What starts as a simple investigation soon turns into a frantic race against time as they realise that the kidnapper took the girls to replace his sisters. The sisters who died sixteen years earlier.

Forced to face traumatic events from the past, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a nightmare that’s about to get worse…

A gripping suspense novel.

Watch out for the next Maggie Dupont book, coming later this year!

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  • Simultaneous Device Usage:Unlimited
  • Publisher:Pink Quill Books (June 26, 2019)
  • Publication Date:June 26, 2019
  • Date Read: July 19 – 26, 2019

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Helen writes emotional women’s fiction set in Italy that deals with the difficult subject of abuse in a sensitive way.
She also writes middle grade fiction under the pen name, Julia E. Clements. You can find her books here: author.to/JuliaEClements.com

When she’s not writing, she works as a proofreader for indie authors and a translator (from Italian to English). She loves reading, and will read anything and everything.
You can follow Helen Pryke on Social Media

For all the latest information, excerpts from her upcoming books, general fun, or for a chat, follow Helen on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/helenprykeauthor/
For all her books, social media links, and more, visit her website at http://helenprykeauthor.zohosites.com

My Thoughts

I would like to thank the Fiction Care Review and the publishers for a ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

I love Helen Pryke’s writing style, this is the first time reading her books and I must say it won’t be the last.  The Lost Girls’ was a gripping suspense  novel.  The Lost Girls is a page-turner. I read 20 chapters of it in one day, because simply I couldn’t put it down  aad me at the end of my seat and wanting to know more.  Pryke gives us an insight into what an abduction does to the victims, here two young girls and into the head of the psychopath. She added some gruesome but necessary detail to understand his motives.  If you are looking for a great suspense novel, then this one is for you.  I hope to read more from this author.  I highly recommend this and I am giving it 5 stars.

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Hello Monday

Good Morning and welcome to my little Book Blog Corner!  I am behind in reading and writing reviews.  I have finally finished up another review of a past book that I finished in July.  I hope to get the others done this week.  So on to the review of:

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Lily’s gone.

Someone took her.

Unless she was she never there…

 

 

 

Title:  Without A trace

Author:  Carissa Ann Lynch

Date of Publication:  April 5, 2019

Publisher:  Killer Reads

Format:  e-book

Date Read: July 8 – 21, 2019

Number of Pages:  200

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A little girl has gone missing.

Lily was last seen being tucked into bed by her adoring mother, Nova. But the next morning, the bed is empty except for a creepy toy rabbit.

Has Nova’s abusive ex stolen his “little bunny” back for good?

At first, Officer Ellie James assumes this is a clear custody battle. Until she discovers that there are no pictures of the girl and her drawers are full of unused toys and brand new clothes that have never been worn…

Is Ellie searching for a missing child who doesn’t actually exist?

 

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About Carissa Ann Lynch

Carissa Ann Lynch is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of My Sister is Missing, Without a Trace, the Flocksdale Files trilogy, Horror High series, Searching for Sullivan, 13 anthology, Twisted anthology, Shades and Shadows, Midinight Moss, and This Is Not About Love. She resides in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

Upcoming: LIKE FOLLOW KILL (Oct 25, 2019) I can’t to get my hands on this one.

🌼My Thoughts

What a powerful story! I have just started reading Carissa’s books, and this one was awesome.   I had no clue what was true and what wasn’t. I was doubting, everything said by every character.

It was terrifying to read at times because the topic, now finally so widely discussed and not silenced anymore, hits so close to home; reading about Nova and her little daughter Lily I kept thinking about all the articles I’ve read and news I’ve seen in which an abusive partner killed his wife/girlfriend and/or kidnapped their child. But whereas the news articles and reports often offer a short and dry account of the events, Carissa invites the reader into the very mind of the victim and perpetrator, and she does it so masterfully that I found it chilling to read through certain scenes.

What I also enjoyed immensely is the growth and transformation of all three main characters (I won’t give away any spoilers but you’ll understand everything in the end) and the newfound strength that connected them as the case with the missing girl progressed.   I am on a search for more of Carissa’s books.

 

July Wrap Up

Can you believe it?  It is already time to see those wrap-ups for July!  Let us see what you read during the month of July!

My Favorite Reads of July:  #Mark Sullivan  #Barbara Copperthwaite #Christopher Greyson   #Carissa Ann Lynch

It’s time for another round-up of favorite books I’ve read in the last month or so. My word, there have been some incredible stories – it’s been hard to choose the best, but here you go…

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I was hearing a lot about this book and found it on my Kindle unlimited to read and thought and downloaded it.  There is a lot of history in Beneath A Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sullivan   .

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And The She Was Gone by Christopher Greyson .  This is the first book that I have read by this author and I highly recommend it.  It was an awesome read, I could not put it down it had be from the beginning to the end.  I felt the author did a wonderfully eerie job at bringing these people to life.

This book had twist and twist and kept me wanting more. I am now on the lookout for his other novels:  Here’s a few I found while searching my Kindle Unlimited.  Jack Frost, Jack Knifed and Jack of Hearts.

You can purchase And then She Was Gone Here:

 

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My first book by this author was The Perfect Friend and I loved her style of books, so I was on the search for others, and this one was just as good as the first book I read.  What can I say about Invisible, by: Barbara Copperthwaite not too much, because I don’t want to give anything away!

There are some dark subjects at the heart of this psychological thriller, so be prepared.

I was, hooked in this book from start to finish, it was the second time reading this authors book and I just seen where she a new one coming out. And I will be on the lookout for it.

You can purchase it Here.

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So I have heard a lot about this book and I even had it on hold from my library and when it came available I jumped right in to it.  I read CheerLeading Can Be Murder and I knew I had to read this.  And wow was it awesome.

 

A little girl has gone missing.

Lily was last seen being tucked into bed by her adoring mother, Nova. But the next morning, the bed is empty except for a creepy toy rabbit.

Has Nova’s abusive ex stolen his “little bunny” back for good?

At first, Officer Ellie James assumes this is a clear custody battle. Until she discovers that there are no pictures of the girl and her drawers are full of unused toys and brand new clothes that have never been worn…

Is Ellie searching for a missing child who doesn’t actually exist?

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Although I have read several more for the month of July and could list them all, but I feel these were my favorites.  What are your July books for the month?

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Oh its Thursday

Good morning, so its been a while since I have written or blog on this book blog.  It seems like it anyway.  And here it is August, where has this year gone to.  I hope everyone is having a great week.  What’s everyone reading?  I have started Don’t Blink by L.G. Davis.  So far I am loving it.  Well now on to one of many reviews that I am behind in.

 

51OcGlI-R4LA close-knit group of five 12-year old girls find a way to escape the encircling barrier that protects their community. Lilia tells their story as they make discoveries along a journey into “the outside”.
Using the tenacity and skills that enabled them to persuade The Elders that they should be allowed to do a task hitherto reserved for boys, they overcome doubts and fears as they encounter things they have never seen, nor even dreamed of.
They are driven partly by the ambition of one member of the group. Ultimately, this will take the reader to consider the emotions of children on the cusp of adulthood and responsibility.
Set at an indeterminate time in the future, the history of these girls and their families is as much a puzzle to the reader as it is to Lilia and her friends. You will have to make your own conclusions…

Title:  The Brammle Cutters

Author:  Simon Henry

Date of Publication:  March 3, 2019

Publisher:  Independently Published

Format:  e-book

Number of Pages:  153

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Simon is a new author, an independent writer, who picked up his pen / began typing once the confidence to do so was given him by his closest ally (she knows who she is). He currently has 5 other stories quietly slumbering in their tiny storage receptacles along the periphery of his imagination, plus plenty of others he does not even know exist yet.

 

 

🌼My Thoughts🌼

I would like to thank Simon Henry for an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

Really interesting story – I loved how it developed and how the group worked things out before making decisions and taking action. It was interesting to learn how these girls and their family lived on a daily basis.  The characters seemed very real and the adventure was interesting, gripping and fun even when I thought it could lead them into trouble.  There were times that I thought I was on the adventure with the girl’s, as I wanted to know more of what they would find and why it was hidden.  I also loved how the girls where the first girls to help with cuttings.  I found this author and his book on one of the Facebook book pages I belong to and I am glad that I did.  I will be looking out for other books from this author in the future. This was a great read and I highly recommend it.  I am giving this a 5 star rating.

 

Happy Reading and enjoy the rest of your week!

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Tuesday

 

 

🌼Well here, it is Tuesday, and July is flying by and in two days it will be August.  Hope you all are having a great Tuesday.  So what is everyone reading?  I have started the Spilled Milk by: K. L. Randis.  (You Can Purchase it HERE)  So far it’s very interesting and I want to sit and read it, but I must work.

I had posted a few post back about the Goodreads 2019Book challenge, I have hit my fifty books for the year.  My question was do you up your 2019 Book Challenge; or do you just keep reading for the year and see how many books you read past your goal?  I have decided to leave mine at the 50 and see how far I go past it and next year I will up it more.

I am also working on my reviews for the past books that I have read.  I hope to have those ready later this week.  Until my next blog post I hope everyone has a great Tuesday and a great week.

 

Happy Reading everyone!