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Peek Inside a Book - The Godfather

When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

About a month ago I got into a Twitter discussion about The Godfather. We were discussing how great both the book and the movie were. This conversation revealed that one of the participants hadn't read the novel.  It has been a number of years since I read the novel and here I was saying how great it was. I wanted to reread it to make sure I had my suggestions right.


This week the book The Godfather by Mario Puzo caught my eye.

It Begins: Amerigo Bonasera sat in New York Criminal Court Number 3 and waited for justice; vengeance on the men who had so cruelly hurt his d…

It's Monday! What are you reading? - July 24

So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently Reading:

Title: Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1)
Author: Nalini Singh
DateStarted: July 24

Title: The Godfather
Author: Mario Puzo
DateStarted: July 24

CurrentlyListening:

Title: Stories of Your Life and Others
Author: Ted Chiang
DateStarted: July 18
Note: NYPL Summer Reading Challenge

FinishedReading:

Title: Rodeo Rancher (Rodeo, Montana #2)
Author: Mary Sullivan
DateFinished: July 23
Stars: 4
Comments: Really enjoyed this novel. Liked that they were older (mid 30-early 40s) with kids. Want to go back and read the first book in the series.

Title: The Rancher's Baby Proposal
Author: Barbara White Daille
DateFinished: July 23
Stars: 3
Comments: Cute romance but so much seemed forced.

Title: Love Me Again (Hope #7)
Author: Jaci Burton
DateFinished: July 20
Stars: 4
Comments: Kinda of falling out of love with this series, but only as a series not as sta…

It's Monday! What are you reading? - July 17

So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently Reading:

Title: Love Me Again (Hope #7)
Author: Jaci Burton
Date Started: July 16, 2017

Currently Listening:

Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Author: Lynne Truss
Date Started: July 12, 2017

Finished Reading:

Title: One Summer: America, 1927
Author: Bill Bryson
Date Finished: July 11
Stars: 4

Title: All He Needs
Author: Shirley Hailstock
Date Finished: July 11
Stars: 2

Title: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky (short story)
Author: Lesley Nneka Arimah
Date Finished: July 12
Stars: 4
Comments: Listened to the titled short story on LeVar Burton Reads. I have picked up the whole book and will be reading it to finish the full collection.

Title: Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII
Author: Deborah Cadbury
Date Finished: July 12
Stars: 4
Comments: A little dry, but totally worth the time invested in rea…

Peek Inside a Book - Come Sundown

When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.


This week the book Come Sundown by Nora Roberts is my current read.

It Begins: Prologue - Western Montana, 1991 -
Alice Bodine relieved herself behind a thin screen of lodgepole pines. 

On Page 56: He had the novices on a couple of reliable hacks - though the bay they called Biff could be as lazy as a teenage boy on a summer morning. He plodded along under the man while the nervous giggle rode the cooperative Maybelle.

Verdict: This novel is broken down into four parts. I'm about halfway through the second part and enjoying the story. I've already got my suspicions …

It's Monday! What are you reading? - July 10, 2017

This was a slow reading week. I'm plodding along with Princes at War and hoping to finish it up soon. I had a week off from listening to One Summer because my digital checkout through the library expired and I had to wait for another copy to become available so I could pick it back up.

Currently Reading:

Title: Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal FAmily in the Darkest Days of WWII
Author: Deborah Cadbury
Date Started: June 22, 2017
Note: Reading this on my lunch breaks so it's slow going.

Title: All He Needs
Author: Shirley Hailstock
Date Started: July 9, 2017


Currently Listening:

Title: One Summer: America, 1927
Author: Bill Bryson
Date Started: June 18, 2017


Finished Reading:

TitleEmpty Places
Author: Richard Parks
Date Finished: July 5, 2017
Note: LeVar Burton Reads Podcast. 2 parts

Title: Audubon, On The Wings Of The World
Author: Fabien Grolleau
Date Finished: July 8, 2017
Note: Loved the artwork, wasn't thrilled with the pace of the story. Also it always makes…

Peek Inside a Book - beachcombers

When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

My little twist to this; I work in a library IT department. We have two offices separated by a section of the fiction stacks.  Books are always catching my eye and I've gotten pretty good at ignoring them, otherwise, my TBR list would be HUGE.  But these weekly memes give them the chance to see if the book would be worth checking out.


This week the book beachcombersby Nancy Thayer caught my eye. It was on a display with a sign that was a picture of a beach with the world 'escape' on it. Nancy Thayer is like the queen of beach reads so the display had a number…

It's Monday! What are you reading? - July 3, 2017

So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently Reading:

TitlePrinces at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII
Author: Deborah Cadbury
Date Started: June 22, 2017

Currently Listening:

TitleOne Summer: America, 1927
Author: Bill Bryson
Date Started: June 18, 2017

TitleEmpty Places
Author: Richard Parks
Date Started: June 27, 2017
Note: LeVar Burton Reads Podcast. Part 1 was released this past week and Part 2 will be released later this week.

Finished Reading:

TitleThe Best We Could Do
Author: Thi Bui
Date Finished: June 26, 2017
Stars: 5
Note: Book 1 for #ReadersUnite: NYPL's Summer Reading Challenge For Adults

Title: The Lighthouse Keeper
Author: Daisy Johnson
Date Finished: June 26, 2017
Stars: 4
Note: LeVar Burton Reads Podcast

Title: When Dimple Met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
Date Finished: July 1, 2017
Stars: 4

Title: Building the Perfect Daddy
Auth…