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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Saturday Snapshot #16

West Metro Mommy Reads
To participate in Saturday Snapshot: post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky on West Metro Mommy Reads' Blog. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.
I have no big plans for myself this weekend so my picture is a simple one, my weekend reading pile:
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It's gotten rather chilly here (there were flurries Friday night) so I'm alright with having a lazy weekend reading and drinking copious amounts of tea and coffee.
Also For those interested here are the Goodreads links for the books, listed from top to bottom:
House of the Rising Sun (Crescent City, #1)Manga Classics: Les MiserablesThe Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight, #3.5)Phantom Thief Jeanne, Vol. 1

Friday, October 31, 2014

Feature & Follow #23

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Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!
What books would you give to newbies in your favorite genre?
I don't have one favourite genre so here are some recs from my 2 favourites:
Urban Fantasy:
Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1)Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1)Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1)
Historical Fiction:
The Secret History: A Novel of Empress TheodoraDaughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt 
and though it has elements of time travel mixed in with historical fiction, it is mostly set in the 1700s so I have to recommend
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
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Friday 56 #35

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56 

 *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it

In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones. And look for French's new mystery, Broken Harbor, for more of the Dublin Murder Squad.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 448 pages (Hardcover)
Publication Date: Published May 17th 2007 by Viking Adult (first published January 1st 2007)                   
Pg. 256
"All these people deserve to know what happened, Mr. Devlin." I said quietly. "And it's not just for their sakes, either. We've been working on the assumption that the two cases are connected. If we're wrong, then we need to know that, or Katy's killer could slip straight through our fingers."