HELLO and Welcome to Monday

Wow and here, it is Monday again and September is upon us.  Wow where has this year gone.  I have not posted in a while, as the last week was a little hectic with all that was going on with Hurricane Dorian.  I thank God that we did not get much of it.   I hope that everyone had a great weekend and had time to read.

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:

The Reporter You Can Purchase it HERE   

The Lost Sister You Can Purchase it HERE

Someone Else’s Daughter You Can Purchase it HERE

The Chain You Can Purchase it HERE

🌼What I am reading now: 

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🌼Up next: 

I am leaving my options opened for my next read.

I am now off to write so many reviews of the books that I have read, also planning on what I want to post in the upcoming days.  I hope that everyone has a great week and happy reading.

Favorites

Hello book bloggers and reviewers!  How is your Tuesday going?  So far mine is going well, I am working on getting my reviews done; hope to share them later in the week.  Today I thought I would share my top five favorite books so far this year.  Although I am sure that I more than five that were my favorite.  What are your favorites?

  1. I can Only Imagine By: Bart Millard  

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The captivating story behind the bestselling single in the history of Christian music—and the man who wrote it

MercyMe’s crossover hit, “I Can Only Imagine,” has touched millions of people around the world. But few know about the pain, redemption, and healing that inspired it. Now Bart Millard, award-winning recording artist and lead singer of MercyMe, shares how his dad’s transformation from abusive father to man of God sparked a divine moment in music history.

Go behind the scenes of Bart’s life—and the movie based on it—to discover how God repaired a broken family, prepared Bart for ministry through music, and wrote the words on his heart that would change his life forever. I Can Only Imagine is a front-row seat to witnessing God’s presence throughout Bart’s life. Whether falling in love with his childhood sweetheart or mourning his father’s death, founding MercyMe or flailing in the midst of its success, Bart continues to place his trust in God’s plans—plans that continue to surprise and surpass what Bart could have ever imagined.

2.  The Good Daughter By: Karin Slaughter

33230889The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author  a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.

Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind…

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father — Pikeville’s notorious defense attorney — devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer herself — the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again — and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized — Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case that unleashes the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried forever…

Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling.

3.  After Anna By: Lisa Scottoline

34964864Riveting and disquieting, After Anna is a groundbreaking domestic thriller, as well as a novel of emotional justice and legal intrigue. New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline keeps readers on their toes until the final shocking page.

Nobody cuts deeper than family…

Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti, and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she’d lost forever, her only daughter Anna.

Maggie and Noah know that having Anna around will change their lives, but they would never have guessed that everything would go wrong, and so quickly. Anna turns out to be a gorgeous seventeen-year-old who balks at living under their rules, though Maggie, ecstatic to have her daughter back, ignores the red flags that hint at the trouble brewing in a once-perfect marriage and home.

Events take a heartbreaking turn when Anna is murdered and Noah is accused and tried for the heinous crime. Maggie must face not only the devastation of losing her daughter, but the realization that Anna’s murder may have been at the hands of a husband she loves. In the wake of this tragedy, new information drives Maggie to search for the truth, leading her to discover something darker than she could have ever imagined.

4.  The Date By Louise Jensen

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‘I know it as soon as I wake up and open my eyes… Something is wrong.’

Her Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, she is excited. She is about to take a step into her new future. By Sunday morning, Ali’s life is unrecognisable. She wakes, and she knows that something is wrong. She is home, she is alone, she is hurt and she has no memory of what happened to her.

Worse still, when she looks in the mirror, Ali doesn’t recognise the face staring back at her

5.  Perfect Imprefections By Taryn Leigh

51+vQ4UTomL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Sarah Lewis desires nothing more than to begin again after a failed marriage and a tragedy so terrifying, it forces her to leave her life in London to stay with her best friend a world apart in South Africa. Despite immediate success in her business, she struggles to understand who she really is and where she belongs in the world. So begins a journey of discovery as Sarah re-unites with Katy in the land where she was born, where the air is lavender scented, and weekends are spent cycling on the beach.Until the day when she has to return to London to face the ghosts of her past and confront a situation that has grown more complicated in her absence.Perfect Imperfections is an intriguing tale which hints at wrongdoings and deceit without giving too much away. The author cleverly weaves a tale around fragile yet strong Sarah as she tries to reconcile her past with her future, engaging the reader to the point where we simply want the best for her and for happiness finally to come her way

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The War Reporter: A Novel

518m6jbeZNL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_Winner of a Jewish National Book Award and author of The List and Jacob’s Oath, both of which achieved outstanding critical acclaim, NBC Special Correspondent Martin Fletcher delivers another breathtaking tale of love, war, and redemption.

Tom Layne was a world-class television correspondent until his life collapsed in Sarajevo. Beaten and humiliated, he fell into a hole diagnosed as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Eleven years later he returns to the Balkans to film a documentary on the man who caused his downfall: Ratko Mladic, Europe’s biggest killer since Hitler, wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity. Mysterious forces have protected Mladic for a decade, preventing his arrest, and these shadowy but deadly foes swing into action against the journalist. Tom soon falls into a web of intrigue and deceit that threatens his life as well as that of the woman he loves.

Drawing upon his own experiences reporting on the wars in Bosnia and Sarajevo, Martin Fletcher has written a searing love story and a painfully authentic account of a war reporter chasing down the scoop of a lifetime.

You Can Purchase it HERE

  • Hardcover:320 pages
  • Publisher:Thomas Dunne Books; First edition (October 6, 2015)

 

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Anderson Cooper called Martin Fletcher the gold standard of TV war correspondents, and he is rapidly building a new reputation as an author. His second book, “Walking Israel,” won the National Jewish Book Award, after he won almost every award in TV journalism. They include five Emmies, the du Pont, the TV Pulitzer, several Overseas Press Club awards and the Edward R. Murrow award for excellence several times.
For three weeks he walked across the Hindu Kush mountains from Pakistan into Afghanistan with the Mujahideen, he was the only television reporter to join the Khmer rouge in Cambodia, the only reporter to enter the American embassy in Tehran when Iranian students held American diplomats hostage for 444 days.
His new novel, Promised Land, draws on his decades of reporting in Israel to paint a searing, intimate portrait of a struggling family set to the story of a struggling nation. Nelson deMille wrote, “historical fiction doesn’t get much better than this.”

You can follow Martin Fletcher on Social Media

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🌼My Thoughts

This is the first time for this author, seen this book at an airport book shop, but I passed it up, sound interesting but I didn’t want to pay the price for it.  After my trip I had to stop at our local Dollar Tree and seen it there and thought what a $1.00 for this book, I put it in my basket.

I don’t remember much about the war in Bosnia and I was interested in what it is like to be a foreign correspondent in a dangerous setting. So I selected The War Reporter by former NBC journalist, Martin Fletcher.

I found the writing is slow with minimal action inserted. The storytelling is average.  I just couldn’t get into the story line, there were times that I found that the chapters were so long and drawn out.

I had to force myself to finish. The first half of the book was great, the second half was horrible. I am so glad that I got this book at a discount store instead of paying full price for it.  I am give it 3 stars out of five. It just wasn’t what I thought it was going to be.

 

HELLO HELLO

Good afternoon and it’s Friday and jut 4 more hours until I am done with work.  So how did everyone’s week go?  Mine was excessively busy, but at least the week went by fast.  I had so much planned and wanted to get done during the week, but no luck in finishing some of those projects.  Although in the evenings, I did find time to read and finished two books:  The first book was The War Reporter by: Martin Fletcher which I have reviewed and will post here on my blog tomorrow.  I had a hard time with book.  If you read I would love to know how you felt about it.

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You Can Purchase it HERE

The second book that I finished was The Lost Sister by: Tracy Buchanan and what an 0008264643awesome read This is the first book that I have read by this author and I noticed there are more to this series and I am on the hunt for them.  I will be doing my review on this, later this weekend.

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I have started another one called The Chain by Adrian McKinty, which I have been hearing a lot about.  So I looked for it at my local library and placed it on hold and its finally available.  I am only on Chapter 4 but so far I love it and I need to go home and read instead of being at work.

I hope that everyone has a great weekend.

Happy reading and reviewing!

WWW.Wednesday

Hello One Girl and a Book followers welcome to my little corner of the web and 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?

 Currently reading: I am a little behind reading The War Reporter by: Martin Fletecher this week. I am not really feeling it.  What do you do when you are just not feeling the book?  Leave it and go onto a new one?  I would love to hear what your opinions are.

 Recently finished: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight and I my review of Don’t Blink by L.G. Davis 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 put off reading the Suite Case Girl by Ty Hutchinson and decided to go with The Lost Sister by ML Rose.  My TBR pile is still growing as we speak.

Here are my Three Ws:

What I am currently reading?  The War Reporter by Martin Fletcher

What I recently finished reading?  Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

What I think I’ll read next?  The Lost Sister by ML Rose

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

I have included the link:  https://thebestschools.org/magazine/real-books-superior-ebooks/

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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!

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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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!