The WWW Wednesdays meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned. To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions: What are you currently reading? … Continue reading WWW Wednesday
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Out Today!! The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Thank you, Penguin's First to Read, for this pretty little read! The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller is a debut novel, and Louise Miller is a pastry chef herself so this is a real treat (pun intended). Enter Olivia, 30-year-old pastry chef extraordinaire who flambées her way out of a job when she accidentally … Continue reading Out Today!! The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
My Current TBR (And a plea for recommendations)
I have accidentally swamped myself with books that need to be read (what else is new?) while I have too much going on to devote to it. Currently, from First To Read, I have these ARCS in my TBR: Emily Griffin's First Comes Love, which is about two sisters years after the tragic death of their … Continue reading My Current TBR (And a plea for recommendations)
Jonathan Unleashed, by Meg Rosoff- Out now!
Publish date: July 5
Anthony Ryan’s “The Waking Fire:” release date July 5th
Full disclosure: I received this ARC from Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for an honest review. This is also my first Anthony Ryan book, so my viewpoint may be less biased, if less informed. The Waking Fire, first in the new Draconis Memoria series, had basically everything I want out of a high fantasy epic. … Continue reading Anthony Ryan’s “The Waking Fire:” release date July 5th
WWW Wednesday (week two of being a day late)
This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what’s on your reading list this week… To join in, just answer the following three questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently … Continue reading WWW Wednesday (week two of being a day late)
Laure Dugas’s Champagne Baby: Part Coming of age tale, part love affair with wine
First of all, a big thank you to Penguin's First to Read Program for this beautiful memoir. Champagne Baby tells the story of 22-years-old Laure Dugas as she navigates a world of wine that she was born into, but denied up until now. Laure was always one to beat to her own drummer, but when … Continue reading Laure Dugas’s Champagne Baby: Part Coming of age tale, part love affair with wine
WWW Wednesday (on Thursday because I’m on Island Time)
This is my second week trying this out, and I must say it is fun! This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. All of my covers link to Goodreads! Why not join in? Just answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that … Continue reading WWW Wednesday (on Thursday because I’m on Island Time)
“Last Days of Magic” or, why we shouldn’t buy books for their covers.
Last Days of Magic is a fantastic epic of that acts like a factual telling of how magic left the world. (Personally, I'd like to believe it to be true. you may say I'm a dreamer...) It tells the story of the Sidhe, who are the magical beings descended from Nephilim, and their interaction with … Continue reading “Last Days of Magic” or, why we shouldn’t buy books for their covers.
Green Island: A Novel- Not your every day beach read
First of all, I'd like to thank Penguin's First to Read for this advance reader copy. Next, whoa. Shawna Yang Ryan's Green Island is a trip and a half, especially for someone not used to historical fiction. The story follows an unnamed narrator, born on the same day as the February 28th riot in Taiwan, … Continue reading Green Island: A Novel- Not your every day beach read