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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? June 25

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:Shelter in Place
Author: Nora Roberts
Date Started: June 24

Title:I'll Be Gone in the Dark
Author: Michelle McNamara
Date Started: June 16

Title:The Catholic Youth Bible Date Started: January 1 Note:Roof Beam Reader Read the Bible as Literature Event

Currently Listening:
TitleAtlas Shrugged Author: Ayn Rand Narrator: Christopher Hurt Date Started: August 23, 2017 Note: On part 7 of 7

Finished Reading:

Title:Rock Wedding (Rock Kiss #4)
Author: Nalini Singh
Date Started: June 22
Date Finished: June 23
Stars: 4 of 5
Review: Good end to this series. I'm happy all the guys faced (are still) facing their demons but have their strong ladies beside them helping them through it all. I'm assuming it's the end since we've gotten all the band mates and the cross over with the Hard Play series.

Title:The Fliers of Gy
Author: Ursula K. L…

Peek Inside a Book - I'll Be Gone in the Dark

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 I'm reading: I'll Be Gone in the Darkby Michelle McNamara



It Begins: Prologue
That summer I hunted the serial killer at night from my daughter's playroom.

On Page 56: A bloodhound following a scent trail had brought him to the spot. The trail began at a child's bedroom window, continued over a fence and through a field of weeds, stopping at the curb. Shelby knocked on the nearest door and looked across the field toward the victim's house, a distance of about two hundred feet. He wished away his unease. 

Verdict: As a true crime lover this case …

It's Monday! What are you reading? June 18

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:I'll Be Gone in the Dark
Author: Michelle McNamara
Date Started: June 16

Title:The Catholic Youth Bible Date Started: January 1 Note:Roof Beam Reader Read the Bible as Literature Event

Currently Listening:
TitleAtlas Shrugged Author: Ayn Rand Narrator: Christopher Hurt Date Started: August 23, 2017 Note: On part 7 of 7

Finished Reading:

Title:Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Book One
Author: Nick Abadzis, Cavan Scott, George Mann, Rachael Scott, Adriana Melo
Date Read: June 14
Stars: 5 of 5
Review: What a crossover! Since it collects issues from other storylines it wasn't always perfect, but I enjoyed it too much to lower my star rating.

Title:Kim Reaper Vol. 1
Author: Sarah Graley
Date Read: June 13
Stars: 4 of 5
Review: Kim is a college girl just trying to get through her classes with a part time job. Typical story except Kim's pa…

Little Thoughts about Ocean Light by Nalini Singh

Title: Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2) Author: Nalini Singh Publication Date: June 12 Rating: 5 Stars Read: March 9-11 (eARC)
Synopsis: Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there's a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment--taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he's at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling...

Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won't hide the facts of Bo's condition from him or herself. She's suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret Bo could never imagine...

But when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back--even if it means striking a devil's barg…

It's Monday! What are you reading? June 11

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:The Rouge Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel #1)
Author: Sarah MacLean
Date Started: June 11

Title:The Catholic Youth Bible Date Started: January 1 Note:Roof Beam Reader Read the Bible as Literature Event

Currently Listening:
TitleAtlas Shrugged Author: Ayn Rand Narrator: Christopher Hurt Date Started: August 23, 2017 Note: On part 7 of 7

Finished Reading:

Title: Turtles All the Way Down
Author: John Green
Date Started: June 6
Date Finished: June 8
Stars: 5 of 5
Review: Wow. Aza's anxiety takes her monkey brain on a spiral of internal worry.  It was less dramatic than some of his other books but still heart-breaking. As someone who struggles with anxiety I could see some of myself in Aza and truthfully when Davis was talking about space, my own monkey brain spiral caused a panic attack.

Title:Black Betty
Author: Nisi Shaw
Narrator: LeVar…

It's Monday! What are you reading? June 4

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:Uncommon Type
Author: Tom Hanks
Date Started: May 26

Title:The Catholic Youth Bible Date Started: January 1 Note:Roof Beam Reader Read the Bible as Literature Event

Currently Listening:
TitleAtlas Shrugged Author: Ayn Rand Narrator: Christopher Hurt Date Started: August 23, 2017 Note: On part 7 of 7

Finished Reading:

Title:Hot Stuff (Hot Zone #1)
Author: Carly Phillips
Date Started: May 30
Date Finished: May 31
Stars: 2 of 5
Review: I've had this series for awhile, and at one point I think I enjoyed it but now I'm not thrilled with the book. It either doesn't hold up well or my taste in romances has changed.  I enjoy the sports concept, but it lacks some character development and is all jump right into a relationship. The secondary story of sabotage is a little far-fetched for me to believe. 

Title:Circe
Author: Madeline Miller
D…

Peek Inside a Book - Uncommon Type

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 I'm reading: Uncommon Typeby Tom Hanks



It Begins: (This is from the short story Three Exhausting Weeks)
Day 1
Anna said there was only one place to find a meaningful gift for MDash -- the Antique Warehouse, not so much a place for old treasures as a permanent swap meet in what used to be the Lux Theater.

On Page 56: (This is from the short story Christmas Eve 1953)

Compared to many other guys in those hospitals and on the ship home, Virgin felt like he had won the 1945 Irish Sweepstake. All he really wanted back was his wedding band, which had been lost somew…