THIS IS YOUR YEAR TO SPARKLE!

Good Morning Y’all. Today is the release of The Hanging Psalm by Chris Nickson from Severn House and Murder at the Queen’s Old Castle by Cora Harrison also from Severn House.

January 2019 is chock full of good books coming out! From Cozy Mysteries to Horror, our favorite authors are giving us a lot to read!

Today is a great day to kick back with a book, a cup of tea and for me, listen to the rain.

Enjoy your day. Read a book. Be Nice! Cheers to another year of sharing books.

xx P

END OF THE YEAR REVIEW

Happy Sunday! It’s cold outside and very, very quiet. The cries of heartbroken Sooner fans are heard faintly in the air. I personally think they should be grateful they got to spend a week in Florida, but seriously did they think they could beat Alabama? I mean do you know Nick Saban? The man takes notes on the field so he can tear you a new one at halftime. And I counted at least 17 uses of the F word after he broke his headset.

I have completed my Goodreads Challenge with around 179 books. I’ve read others, I just wasn’t obligated to review them, thank the gods. No one wants to know what I thought of new LSAT study guide. Or the Nuclear Facility Policies and Procedures Manual.

Normally I would do a post on the best books but this year I can’t. There were so many good reads out there this year. This year I also branched out, reading new authors to me from the UK, Pakistan, India, Korea, Scotland and Ireland and Russia, Norway, Denmark too and I have yet to be disappointed in any of them.

A few things I would like to see change this year from Amazon is letting us post on Amazon UK. Why must I have a different account to do that? So if you would fix that little problem I would greatly appreciate it.

Also whoever does those blurbs….stop comparing authors. You know what I mean. “If you loved Gone Girl, you will love ________ (fill in the blank). Well I hated Gone Girl but I loved this book and it wasn’t even in the same genre as Gone Girl. And you don’t have to tell the entire story in the blurb. Why do I need to read it when I already know what happens?  I actually told an author that on Goodreads they were comparing her to another author who isn’t even a thriller author. She was not amused. So let’s stop that mess. Also if you disagree with someone else’s review you don’t have to attack them. This isn’t Kindergarten. You aren’t required to comment. Reading is subjective. Every reader puts their own interpretation on a book, based on their own experiences and knowledge, so grow up and stop that.

And that’s all I have to say about that. I wish you a new year full of hope, peace and love. Be Kind. It’s free. Don’t judge. That position is filled. Stand up straight, hold your head high and own your shit.

Thanks for coming over!  Happy New Year to you all. And don’t forget to re-tweet other reviewers posts. Thank you for everyone who does this for me and I’ll keep doing it for all of you!

Much love  P

FUN FACTS WITH THE CONSTITUTION

WE are gearing up for the July 4th celebrations tomorrow and I’m feeling a bit ambivalent about the entire thing.

I would love to know how many people have actually read the Bill of Rights, The Constitution or our Declaration of Independence. Have you?

Now I’m going back to reading Boom Town!

xx Patricia

 

Reading and Recovering

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Good Morning! Home from the hospital and snuggled up with a lot of books!

The surgery on Monday was a Scleral Fixation of a Four-Haptic Intraocular Lens Using Gore-Tex Suture. Which basically means since the usual way wasn’t an option for me, they made tiny incisions in the white part and threaded a basket with a lens in it. Yep it is gross. It looks gross. But I now have a lens. For two years now I have not. Just procedure after procedure. All from a bad contact lens. Fresh out of the box.

Dr. Davis said I look great for 24 hours out of surgery. I’m still not over the anesthesia. That was bad. My throat is still sore from the intubation tube and I threw up for a straight 24 hours, but I think my head has cleared and now we shall go back to 4 different drops every 4 hours.

So I’m reading rather slowly. The good thing is the postman brought books!!

I’m taking this week to recover but will be checking in on you all!

xx Patricia

“WE’LL SING IN THE SUNSHINE…”

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Happy Sunday! It’s a beautiful day to be outside, at the lake or the pool with a good book and a good drink!

I’m bouncing between two books right now. Rush by Lisa Patton and The Vintage TeaCup Club by Vanessa Greene. Two very different books.

Hard to believe it is almost May. I have a busy week ahead so today I’m taking my books and heading to the pool to read and hopefully get some sun on my pale legs!

If you’ve read a good book lately, let me know! And enjoy your Sunday.

xx Patricia

The Beauty of Spring and New Life

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Spring is popping up all over today! Birds chirping, sun burning off the haze and should be in the 70’s today.

Today I’m finishing up    Humor and sorrow join together in Jamie Weisman’s captivating debut novel—the story of an interfaith wedding from the perspectives of its (adoring, envious, resentful, hilarious) guests!

And it is set in Atlanta, Georgia. How could I say no? Georgia girls stick together! So far I’m laughing a lot.

What are you doing this Palm Sunday? Anyone march for life yesterday? I would love to hear about that if you did!

Good Reading and Warm Breezes!

xx Patricia

Really Good Releases This Coming Week!

More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales National Book Award-winning poet and author of the internationally best-selling Iron John, Robert Bly revisits a selection of fairy tales and examines how these enduring narratives capture the essence of human nature. Coming March 27th!

Worth Killing For Detroit newspaper reporter Julia Gooden returns in a twisting, superbly assured new mystery, where a brutal murder and a father’s sudden return may provide the answers she’s spent decades searching for . . . or lead deep into a fatal trap. Coming March 27th!

The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries #1) Leaving behind a failed career as a magazine editor and an embarrassing stint on a reality baking show, newly divorced lifestyle entrepreneur Hope Early thought things were finally on the upswing—until she comes face-to-face with a murderer . . .Coming March 27th!

Til Death Do Us Party (A Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery #4) Las Vegas knows how to party, and for once, event planner Liv McKay won’t be entirely behind the scenes. The Dixie gang is in Sin City to celebrate Mama and Earl’s rockin’ Elvis-themed wedding. And between juggling the botched bachelorette party and a problem-plagued soirée back home, Liv’s ready to double down on some fun. Coming out March 27th!

Last Night There’s blood on the windscreen and bonnet – but it’s not hers and there’s no sign of anything or anyone she might have hit. The last thing she remembers is being in a hotel on a business trip but now she’s miles away. Coming March 28th!

Do you have a lot of good books releasing this week? Let me know! I enjoyed all of mine!

xx Patricia