Just a little head's up—I'm going to be MIA on the blog for the rest of the week. Why, you ask? Because I'll be houseboating on Lake Powell. Cell reception out there is spotty, let alone Internet access, so I'll be letting the blog run itself until I come back. You won't even notice, unless you try to email me or comment on one of my posts. Never fear! I'll only be gone a few days and then I'll return emails and approve comments. In the meantime, I'm going to be playing with my kids, stargazing with my husband, speeding across the water on my jet ski, and, of course, enjoying some nice, relaxing reading time.
That is, of course, if I can find Lake Powell. My husband's already on the lake with my sons and a group of other guys, so I'm going to have to drive there myself. I've made the trip plenty of times, just not from behind the wheel. Here's hoping Mapquest knows what it's talking about! Seriously, I'm not all that worried, but apparently my daughters are—the 3-year-old just said, "But, Mommy, we can't drive without Daddy!" Oh, we can, baby girl, and we will. I hope.
How 'bout the rest of y'all? Any fun plans for the week/weekend? Whatever you're doing, have a great rest-of-the-week. I'll catch you when I get back. 'Til then, happy reading!
My mountain of review books grows daily. To see a list of those currently in my possession (physical copies only—e-copies are not listed), click here.
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Black Souls by Nicole Castroman
The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
Baby Steps to Understanding
Bookin' Around the States
- California (1)
- Connecticut (1)
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York (3)
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Oklahoma (1)
- Pennsylvania (2)
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Texas (1)
- West Virginia
- *Washington, D.C.
2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge
1. A book you choose for the cover—The Secret Ingredient of Wishes by Susan Bishop Crispell 2. A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able—The Missing Hours by Emma Kavanagh 3. A book set somewhere you've never been, but would like to visit - The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny 4. A book you've already read—Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling 5. A juicy memoir—My Story by Elizabeth Smart 6. A book about books or reading—The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan 7. A book in a genre you usually avoid—Maus by Art Spiegelman 8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read—Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham 9. A book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven't read yet—The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan 10. A book about a topic or subject you already love—Trials of the Earth by Mary Mann Hamilton
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2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 2. Wool by Hugh Howey 3. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood 4. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden 5. One Second After by William R. Forstchen 6. Across the Universe by Beth Revis 7. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky 8. Born by Tara Brown 9. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir 10. Red Rising by Pierce Brown 11. Consider by Kristy Acevedo 12. Bluescreen by Dan Wells 13. Starflight by Melissa Landers 14. Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky 15. Vicarious by Paula Stokes 16. Replica by Lauren Oliver