Sunday, April 26, 2015

Weekly Book Haul.....April 26, 2015

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea, Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's ReviewsThe Sunday Salon is a new facebook group I've joined and Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia to be Continued.

This has been a quiet blogging week for me.  Sometimes I feel it, sometimes I don't.  I know that in order to build an audience, you are supposed to blog every day, but I really don't think I have anything that interesting to say on a daily basis.

Some nights, I sit down with my laptop and just sit there.  Typing one or two sentences and then realizing that they aren't worth adding onto.  It takes so lonnnngggg and I feel so boring.

But I'm going to try to write more this week.  I've got so many great books to read and review.  Maybe I should save some of my Facebook statuses for my blog. :)

Our foster dog, Maggie found a home this week!!  Such a sweet girl, she was found wandering in the desert and was taken to the pound where she was on the euthanasia list.  
She was well fed, but covered in ticks.  The rescue agency I work with spent two weeks trying to find her owner with no luck.  She was so calm and well behaved, definitely one my easiest fosters.  
Our biggest concern was that she was getting way to attached to my daughter very quickly.  I hate when that starts to happen because it can make the transition to another new home harder on the pup, and I don't like to add to anything that could produce an unsuccessful adoption.
Thankfully, Maggie's adoptive family seem to love her.  They have two little boys who have always wanted a dog, and she's the perfect addition - sweet, mellow and no bad puppy habits!

Onto the books...........


The Sea Keepers Daughters by Lisa Wingate......From modern-day Roanoke
Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt’s WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny.

Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney’s estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney’s only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?

In the Mail

Off the Page by Jodie Picoult and Samantha Van Leer....Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from
the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. It’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down.

Full of humor and witty commentary about life, OFF THE PAGE is a stand-alone novel as well as the companion to the authors’ bestseller Between the Lines, and is perfect for readers looking for a fairytale ending. Fans of Sarah Dessen and Meg Cabot are sure to appreciate this novel about love, romance, and relationships.

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella....From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.

An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

I Bought

The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood.....Jessica Beam is a girl who knows how to party. Only lately she's been forgetting to turn
up for work on time. Or in clean clothes. Down on her luck, out of a job and homeless, Jess seeks the help of her long-lost grandmother. Things aren't going well for Matilda Beam, either. Her 1950s Good Woman guide books are out of print, her mortgage repayments are staggering and her granddaughter wears neon Wonderbras. When a lifeline from a London publisher arrives, the pair have an opportunity to secure the roof over their heads - by invigorating the Good Woman guides and transforming modern, rebellious Jess into a demure vintage lady. The true test of their make-over will be to capture the heart of notorious London playboy Leo Frost and prove that Matilda's guides still work. It's going to take commitment, nerves of steel and one seriously pointy bra to pull this off ...

I Wrote

Mid Week Check In

Stolen Child by Laura Elliot

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