Sunday Post

Book arrivals  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

Wild Iris Ridge (June24) The Promise (June24) The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane (June24) The Blue Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee

Last week on Bookfan:

Spotlights/US Giveaways - All three close soon. Check them out!

Currently reading:

  • Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

Happy reading!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

down by the river by L. Stepp (May27) the danger in tempting an earl (July29) the hitwoman and the family jewels how about never - is never good for you?

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review: Four Friends by Robyn Carr
  • Review: Come Home to Me by Brenda Novak

Currently reading:

  • Betting the Rainbow by Jodi Thomas

Happy reading!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

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Last week on Bookfan:

Currently reading:

Happy reading!

Sunday Post (a day late)

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

elly true blend

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review:  The All You Can Dream Buffet by Barbara O’Neal
  • Cover reveal:  The Idea of Him

Currently reading:

  • The Memory Child by Steena Holmes

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I’m playing catch up after a week away which is why Sunday Post is a day late. We had a great time in warm and sunny Arizona.

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Sunday Post

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday

here I go again call me zelda the in-between hour mating for life (July 1)

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review:  The Cottage on Juniper Ridge by Sheila Roberts
  • Review:  The Chance by Robyn Carr

Currently reading:

  • The Memory Child by Steena Holmes
  • Just Destiny by Theresa Rizzo

Happy reading!

Sunday Post and Buzz Books 2014 Spring/Summer

Book arrivals - linked to Mailbox Monday

Just Destiny (April 26)  balancing it all

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review:  Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery
  • Review:  Thrown For A Curve by Sugar Jamison

Currently reading:

  • Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans by Joanne DeMaio

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buzz books 2014Buzz Books 2014 Spring/Summer from Publishers Lunch

I mentioned this volume in my Book Arrivals a few weeks ago. This is such a great way to find upcoming books you want to read/feature. Included are excerpts from many Spring and Summer releases in various genres. Some have a link to request the galley at the end of the excerpt.

I’m so glad it was available to bloggers and other reviewers through NetGalley.

The books that caught my eye:

one plus one (july 1) four friends the beekeeper's ball

These titles were found in the fiction category. There are also Debut Fiction; Nonfiction; and Young Adult books.

Happy reading!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:

barefoot season - audio Angel's Rest Nest. Flight.Sky.

Purchased:

to rise again at a decent hour May 13

Won:

when the cypress whispers (april) the never never sisters (June)

For review:

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Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review:  Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Review:  The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Currently reading:

  • Four Friends by Robyn Carr

Happy reading!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:

willowleaf lane  one plus one (july 1)

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review:  That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay
  • Review:  Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

Currently reading:

  • The Rosie Project by  Graeme Simsion  (audio)

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Once again my blogiversary slipped my mind. You know that saying “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most” – yeah, that’s me. Tuesday was my Sixth Blogiversary. I can’t believe it. I didn’t expect that I would still be blogging all these years later but here I am. I guess when you love to read it’s hard not to tell people about the books you read. Blogging about books is a fantastic hobby for a book lover and I plan to continue as long as it remains a fun hobby. Thank you all for visiting. I appreciate your comments, recommendations, and friendship. Yes, I consider you all friends :)  I look forward to another year of blogging about wonderful books.

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The best news of the week is the arrival of our granddaughter! Maggie was born Friday, February 7. We’re thrilled to finally meet her.

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Happy reading!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:

buzz books 2014  Mimi Malloy, At Last  blossom street brides (vine)

Review books

three wishes  thursdays in the park

Purchased:

Last week on Bookfan:

Currently reading:

  • Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Happy reading!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:

off the menu out to lunch come home to me the comfort of lies lost lake

Last week on Bookfan:

What I’m reading:

  • The All You Can Dream Buffet by Barbara O’Neal

Happy reading!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:

Little Bitty Lies that autumn in edinburgh the all you can  dream buffet Vine- Still Life With Bread Crumbs the memory child 

Last week on Bookfan:

What I’m reading:

  • Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

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Bailey0035

We said goodbye to Bailey last Monday. She was a sweet dog and part of our family for over 15 years. We know Murphy (below, left) was there to meet her at the Rainbow Bridge.

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Sunday Post

Book arrivals:

Smitten Book Club survival lessons someone the rosie project

Last week on Bookfan:

What I’m reading:

  • Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
  • Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman
  • Nora Roberts Land by Ava Miles

Happy reading!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:

Devil's Cub the holiday serenade an old woman's reflections

Last week on Bookfan:

Review:  If Wishes Were Earls by Elizabeth Boyle

It was a busy week of Christmas festivities. I listened to some of Ordinary Grace while I cleared snow from the driveway and also read a couple of novellas while getting some exercise on the treadmill but I had no chance to sit and read. That should change in the week ahead. We had a wonderful time and saw lots of friends and family but they’ve now scattered and things have settled down a bit.

The big news is that our daughter and her boyfriend announced their engagement a few days before Christmas. We’re all excited for them and look forward to the fun of planning a wedding :)

What I’m reading:

  • Ordinary Grace (audio)
  • That Part Was True 

Happy reading!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:

romancing the duke how to lose a duke in 10 days a cowboy for xmas

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Blog tour/review:  Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes by Joanne DeMaio
  • Review:  The Scandal in Kissing an Heir by Sophie Barnes
  • Review:  Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews

What I’m reading:

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (audio)

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It will be quiet here this week – no posts are scheduled. I put my 2013 Favorite Books list together last week and will post it on December 31st. I’ll be back with a Sunday Post next Sunday. This week will be filled with family time and maybe a little reading. Oh, and some shoveling…

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Edited at 7:30pm Sunday

That’s me in the red jacket :)

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To all who celebrate the day, Merry Christmas!

Happy reading!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:

helen of pasadena keepsake if wishes were earls

Last week on Bookfan:

What I’m reading:

  • Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews
  • If Wishes Were Earls by Elizabeth Boyle

Happy reading!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:

the cottage on juniper ridge the chance waking kate christmas at copper mountain

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review: Old Man River by Paul Schneider
  • Review: Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan

What I’m reading:

  • The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani
  • Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews

Happy reading!

Sunday Post

New arrivals:

calling me home the snowflake inn one was a soldier ordinary grace

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review: A Fool’s Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery
  • Review: Highs in the Low Fifties by Marion Winik
  • Review: Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Bella Andre

What I’m reading:

  • Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes by Joanne DeMaio
  • The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani

Happy Reading!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:

letters from home so big the language of sparrows

Last week on Bookfan:

What I’m reading:

  • Armed (Alex Harris Mystery series, #1) by Elaine Macko
  • My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson

Happy reading!