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It's Monday! What are you reading? March 24

Currently Reading:

Title:When Katie Met Cassidy
Author: Camille Perri
Date Started: March 24
Goodreads Summary: 
Katie Daniels is a perfection-seeking 28-year-old lawyer living the New York dream. She’s engaged to charming art curator Paul Michael, has successfully made her way up the ladder at a multinational law firm and has a hold on apartments in Soho and the West Village. Suffice it to say, she has come a long way from her Kentucky upbringing.

But the rug is swept from under Katie when she is suddenly dumped by her fiance, Paul Michael, leaving her devastated and completely lost. On a whim, she agrees to have a drink with Cassidy Price-a self-assured, sexually promiscuous woman she meets at work. The two form a newfound friendship, which soon brings into question everything Katie thought she knew about sex—and love.

When Katie Met Cassidy is a romantic comedy that explores how, as a culture, while we may have come a long way in terms of gender equality, a woman’s capacity for an ent…

Peek Inside a Book - When Katie Met Cassidy

Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

This week I'm reading: When Katie Met Cassidyby Camille Perri

It Begins: Katie left the stale pile of her pajamas behind her like a cow pie on the bathroom floor and put herself into the shower. 

On Page 56: "Hi," Raquel extended her hand to Katie, "I'm Raquel."
"Hello," Katie said. "Nice to meet you."
"You ladies here for dinner?" she asked.
"Yeah," Cassidy said. "I was thinking--"
Raquel cut her off. "I've got you. I know what you like Cassidy." Raquel shot a malevolent glance at Katie and then raised her eyebrows at Cassidy. 

Verdict: I haven't started this one yet, but it's up next when I finally finish Master and Commander. 

#BookBloggerHop - March 15-21

Book Blogger Hop

I'm signed up for both, but tend to request books from NetGalley more.

Book Blogger Hop - March 8th - 14th

Book Blogger Hop

Not any more, I used to buy a lot more books, I just don't have room for all the books I want.  I have a set of Billy bookshelves that are filled, and a few boxes.  I also want to do this:

and this:

so I have more room for books.

I'm a librarian so for the last 8 almost 9 years I've been checking out a lot more books and only buying the books I either can't checkout or for series I need to have on hand for comfort reads at 2 am.

It's Monday! What are you reading? - March 11

Currently Reading:
Title: Master and Commander
Author: Patrick O'Brian
Date Started: March 6
Good Summary:
1800s. Britain's Nelson leads Navy against Napoleon's France. Captain Jack Aubrey, newly promoted to old, slow HMS Sophie, is a brave and gifted seaman, his thirst for adventure and victory immense. Aided by friend and skilled ship surgeon Stephen Maturin, Aubrey and crew win clashes, finally hopelessly outmatched by a mighty Spanish frigate.

Currently Listening To:
Title:A Prayer for Owen Meany Author: John Irving Narrator: Joe Barrett Date Started: January 4, 2019
Goodreads Summary: Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended.

In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of th…

Peek Inside a Book - Master and Commander

Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

This week I'm reading: Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian

It Begins: The music-room in the Governor's House at Port Mahon, a tall, handsome, pillard octagon, was filled with the triumphant first movement of Locatelli's C major quartet. 

On Page 56: There were three things that everybody knew about the Sophie: one was that unlike almost all other brigs she had a quarter-deck; another was that sh had been Spanish; and a third was that she possessed an elm-tree pump on her fo'c'sle, that is to say, a bored-out trunk that communicated directly with the sea and that was used to washing her deck - and insignificant piece of equipment, really, but one so far above her station that no mariner who saw it or heard of this pump ever forgot it.

Verdict: I've just started it for a Jane Austen Reading Group.  Since the region is reading Persuasion this year, we decided Master and Com…

It's Tuesday! What are you reading? - March 5

Currently Reading:

Title:Out of the Easy Author: Ruta Sepetys Date Started: February 26 Good Reads Summary: It's 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.

With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder …

Peek Inside a Book - Out of the Easy

Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

This week I'm reading: Out of the Easyby Ruta Sepetys

It Begins: My mother's a prostitute. 

On Page 56: "I'm nothing like my mother," I told him, edging away from the stacks into the center of the store in order to be visible from the front window. 

Verdict: This is the March book club selection for a group I'm a part of, they wanted a New Orleans theme for Mardi Gras.  So far I'm enjoying it, there's a murder and Jo wants to solve it and she wants out of New Orleans and the life she's currently living.