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Showcase Sunday (7)

Updates Hey gals, I’m back with a new round of Showcase Sunday picks after taking a break for the summer holidays and some time off celebrating my birthday.  If you’ve been reading my other posts, then you know I’ve been transitioning into something of a “crafter’s mode”, blogging and chatting about my Filofax and all the fun accessories out there you can get for that.  Go ahead, check out some of the posts if you’re curious. I’ll wait. My Book Bag Here is this week’s stash of new reads: Bridge to Haven | Delia’s Shadow | Glamorous Illusions | The Lost | Princess For Hire | The Pursuit of Lucy Banning | The River of No Return Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers I grew up reading Francine Rivers and for a while, it was like “all is silent” on her historical fiction.  Rivers’ plots are incredibly rich with detail and compelling characters and I loved her Mark of the Lion series.  I also love how loooong her books are, so I’m thrilled that she’s come …

Showcase Sunday (6)

Showcase Sunday is an original feature/meme hosted by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea. ~ Showcase Sunday is designed to share your latest reads received from reviewing, libraries, book shops, and other sources. Thanks to Vicky for creating this meme and encouraging participants. Updates Happy Memorial Day! Are you spending time with your loved ones this weekend? Maybe a trip to the lake? Wherever you are, I hope that your spirit will be rejuvenated by a weekend of fun, fellowship with your families and a moment of reflection for the lives of the men and women who have sacrified everything for the sake of our freedom. This weekend, my family and I honored my father who celebrated a landmark birthday this weekend. Here in the midwest, we do things BBQ-style with alfresco dining and a potluck open house at the farm. I tried a new recipe, a strawberry pretzel salad, that was devoured. I’ve also been keeping track of all of the animals (domestic and wild) I’ve spotted on the road and back again. Total animal count: …

Showcase Sunday (5)

Showcase Sunday is an original feature/meme hosted by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea. ~ Showcase Sunday is designed to share your latest reads received from reviewing, libraries, book shops, and other sources. Thanks to Vicky for creating this meme and encouraging participants. My Book Bag So last week I mentioned that there was a largish number of books I acquired at my local library and I didn’t want you to have to spend all of Mother’s Day reading a blog post, so I was going to split the group into two. That said, the second half of the books I pulled are all YA titles with paranormal/vampire, dystopian or steampunk themes.  Here we go:   The Farm | Silver | The Girl in the Steel Corset | Drink, Slay, Love | Uglies | The Princess Curse   The Farm and Drink, Slay, Love are both vampire books. The Girl in the Steel Corset is book 1 in a trilogy called The Steampunk Chronicles. All of the covers in the Steampunk Chronicles are gorgeous. I can’t wait to …

Showcase Sunday (4)

Showcase Sunday is an original feature/meme hosted by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea. ~ Showcase Sunday is designed to share your latest reads received from reviewing, libraries, book shops, and other sources. Thanks to Vicky for creating this meme and encouraging participants. Updates Last week I blogged about receiving a copy of Evertrue by Brodi Ashton and The Baron’s Honourable Daughter by Lynn Morris. I’m pleased to say that these were both great and the reviews will be appearing later this year on the website. My Book Bag This past week I made the rounds to check out the new YA displays at my local library and spotted a few titles I’ve seen other Showcase Sunday bloggers posting about (fancy!). Nate, a teen services librarian, recommended several titles based on my reading interests and I picked up some additional titles while browsing. Given how large the list was (close to a dozen?), I’ve decided to break the bunch up into this week and next week’s posts so you can see the whole lot. 🙂  That said, …

Showcase Sunday (3)

Showcase Sunday is an original feature/meme hosted by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea. ~ Showcase Sunday is designed to share your latest reads received from reviewing, libraries, book shops, and other sources. Thanks to Vicky for creating this meme and encouraging participants. My Book Bag Links: The Headmistress of Rosemere | The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry | Evertrue | The Secret History of the Pink Carnation The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah E. Ladd has a lovely gothic, wintry look that I hope will be evocative of Jane Eyre.  The plot certainly has some notes of Bronte about it. It’s also the second in a series but the titles seem to be focused on different characters so I hope I won’t be missing out on anything relevant to the sequel. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin sounds like sort of a who-dunnit meets The Christmas Carol/It’s a Wonderful Life, but not at Christmas and it’s about a bookstore owner whose collection of Poe poetry has been stolen. Without knowing anything else about it, …