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My Week of Reading (17 - 22 April 2017)

Hello Everyone,


I had quite a pleasant week of reading, even though I only managed to get one review out.
The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond: Amazon: Amazon Review - The Beach Cafe Goodreads: Goodreads Review - The Beach Cafe Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - The Beach Cafe

At the moment, I'm currently reading 'The Cowboy's Accidental Baby' by Marin Thomas, and there's another book that I'm currently reading, which leads me to...

Monthly Reading Goals:
The book that I've chosen for the romance section, is 'The Lucky One' by Nicholas Sparks, and I'll probably end up picking up a YA book soon; I had one on my list, but I happen to have another option which I will talk more about below.

Last Word:
This past week, I got a YA series from a friend; though I'm not going to mention the series name or the author yet (keeping you in suspense), so this will probably then be another monthly reading goal ticked off. I've gotten nicely ahead for my …

Review - The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2011 Genre: Chick Lit
Blurb: Evie Flynn has always been the black sheep of her family - a dreamer and a drifter, unlike her over-achieving elder sisters. She's tried making a name for herself as an actress, a photographer and a singer, but nothing has ever worked out. Now she's stuck in temp hell, with a sensible, pension-planning boyfriend. Somehow life seems to be passing her by. Then her beloved aunt Jo dies suddenly in a car crash, leaving Evie an unusual legacy - her precious beach cafe in Cornwall. Determined to make a success of something for the first time in her life, Evie heads off to Cornwall to get the cafe and her life back on track - and gets more than she bargained for, both in work and in love...
About the Author: First of all, a confession. My name isn’t really Lucy Diamond at all, it’s Sue Mongredien. I’ve used a pen name because ‘Diamond’ is a lot easier to spell and pronounce than ‘Mongredien’ and also because I’ve written lots o…

Review - #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2014 Genre: Non Fiction; Inspirational; Motivational
Blurb: In this New York Times bestselling sensation, founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso shares her story and inspires women everywhere to join the #GIRLBOSS movement. In the space of ten years, Sophia Amoruso has gone from high-school dropout to founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. Sophia's never been a typical executive, or a typical anything, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success. Filled with brazen wake-up calls, cunning and frank observations, and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal's meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that success doesn't come from where you went to college or how popular you were in school. Success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow…

My Week of Reading (10 - 15 April 2017)

Hello Everyone,


I've had a good reading week, and that was probably mostly due to this long weekend. I managed to do an awesome four reviews.
The Widow by Fiona Barton: Goodreads: Goodreads Review - The Widow Readers Warehouse: Readers Warehouse - The Widow Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - The Widow
Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody by AA Freda: Amazon: Amazon Review - Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody
A Thorne in Time by Lorel Clayton:
Amazon: Amazon Review - A Thorne in Time
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - A Thorne in Time
Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - A Thorne in Time

Progeny by Brian Harrison:
Amazon: Amazon Review - Progeny
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Progeny
Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Progeny

At the moment, I'm busy reading 'The Beach Cafe' by Lucy Diamond; I've just finished '#Girlboss' by Sophia Amoruso, and…

Review - Progeny by Brian Harrison

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2013 Genre: Drama; Suspense
Blurb: Dr. Cylus Pine, an experimental psychologist takes in serial criminals to rehabilitate through group therapy.  Remus enters Dr. Pines facility after exacting revenge of his abusive father. He begins his therapy with a serial killer, a mother, a bomber, and rape victim. Through the course of their therapy they discover the true effects of their crimes.The cause though is up to their interpretation of their own truth.  PROGENY is the first of six novels.
About the Author: Working at a grocery store for over 12 years now, working every position there and becoming one of the managers of a corporate chain store, I have seen and heard it all in the retail/service world. I had to get those stories, thoughts, feelings, and ways to escape out of my head. I had to write not out of compulsion but out of a love of writing.  I grew up in a small town in Southwestern Michigan (coincidentally a town that no one that visits knows how to pr…

Review - A Thorne in Time by Lorel Clayton

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2017 Genre: Paranormal; Fantasy
Blurb: Before Eva Thorne can accept her destiny, she must learn to accept herself. Eva leaves her family behind for boarding school (that’s a good thing when your family includes necromancers and crime lords), but the foreign city of Gernwold has its own dangers. An intruder, a teacher injured, a stolen necklace left in her room… Either someone is trying to frame her, or they know what Eva really is.  In this prequel novella to the Eva Thorne series, enjoy mystery and magic melded with technology, as you explore the Three Kingdoms and meet all the friends who will one day help Eva become the famous (or notorious) detective we know and love her to be.
About the Author: Lorel and Clayton were teen sweethearts, brought together by a fierce love of books (and hormones). Despite being married for almost 30 years, they are still madly in love and still writing. As writing partners, they meld logic, creativity, and genres. Fantasy,…

Review - Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2016 Genre: Drama; Humorous
Blurb: Who is the mysterious Rudy Kazoody, and what, if anything, did he have to do with the events that occurred to a group of teenagers during one fateful summer in New York City’s Bronx neighborhood in the early 1960s?  Growing up is difficult enough. But when you’re a recent immigrant arriving in a country that is going through its own coming-of-age process, fueled by rock ‘n’ roll, the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, free love, the pill, LSD, and the Cold War, it’s downright confusing, and for some—lethal.  With the various upheavals shaking America to its core, Joey, whose family emigrated to the Bronx from Italy’s Apennine Mountains, struggles to retain his innocent, optimistic outlook on life as he and the other young teenagers on Arthur Avenue—virtually all of whom also come from immigrant, working-class families—try to find their place in this new order.  From the euphoria of first love to the despair of dashed…