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All The Short Ones Read-a-thon

Hello Everyone,


This is my official sign up post!

It's been a while since I've participated in a read-a-thon, and I thought that I'd try out this one. I'm not too sure what I'm going to be reading, since I review books; I don't usually look at the page count, but I'll definitely be trying to squeeze in some that are going to be 300 pages or less! 

I've tried looking at the page count for the current books that I'm reading, and they unfortunately don't meet the requirements, and it's feels as if I'm forgetting some books that I need to review...I think I'm going to dig through my (HUGE) tbr list and see if I get anything...

*5 Minutes Later*
Seems like I've dug out some books (though I can't guarantee that I'll read these, since review books will come first before I read any of these leisurely books), though if a review book comes my way that are 300 pages or less, I most certainly will squeeze it into this read-a-thon. So here…

My Week of Reading (20 - 25 February 2017)

Hello Everyone,

It's been a very busy week at work, so I've only managed to get one review out. 


Saints and Lovers by Lorainne Karney:
Amazon: Amazon Review - Saints and Lovers Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Saints and Lovers Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Saints and Lovers
In my next 'Week of Reading', I will be posting the Amazon review for 'Sweet Lake' by Christine Nolfi, since the book is going to be releasing on the 28th of February. At the moment, I'm busy reading 'Playing House' by Laura Chapman (I'll give you more details about this book below!). 
Monthly Reading Goals - February: I have finally found what book I would like to add to February's 'Monthly Reading Goals': 'Playing House' by Laura Chapman. This book falls under the Chick Lit genre, and it's an ARC; so the monthly goal is ticked off, though I doubt I'll be able to finish the book before the end of the month; Tuesday is going to be a busy d…

Review - Saints and Lovers by Lorianne Karney

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2005 Genre: Contemporary
Blurb: “Sometimes we forget, and in forgetting, remember who we are,” writes the girl on the train. She becomes committed to a path through the reality of 36 hours, on a journey that encompasses years of living. Saints and Lovers tells the story of a woman going home, a story peopled with the lives of friends and demons who travel with her. As the train draws nearer to a destination, the nameless woman finds herself coming face to face with these beasts, in flesh and in memory, and the terrible secret she has been running from for so long. At the same time harsh and tender, the story of her life crosses the landscapes of space and consciousness, weaving fantasy and memory into the moment that is now, here. Poetic and compelling, Saints and Lovers paints the contours of human emotion and the heart’s ability to forgive while still staying true.
About the Author: Realize that we as human beings have been put on this earth for only a …

My Week of Reading (13 - 19 February 2017)

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This week I only managed to get one review out. Overall, my reading week was alright. So without further ado, here's the review:
Sweet Lake by Christine Nolfi: Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Sweet Lake Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Sweet Lake
Since this is an ARC that this only going to be released on the 28th of February, I will only be able to post an Amazon review then, and which will appear in my next 'Week of Reading'. Speaking of Amazon reviews, here is one that I did this past week:
The Last Valentine by Felix Alexander: Amazon: Amazon Review - The Last Valentine
Since this particular book was only released on the 13th of February, I was only able to do an Amazon Review then.
Monthly Reading Goals - February: So I decided not to add 'Family Ties' to the list. I was also considering adding 'Sweet Lake', but that also falls more into the 'Women's Fiction genre. So technically I'm still sitting without a book to add…

Review - Sweet Lake by Christine Nolfi

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My Copy of the Book
Year to be Published: 2017 Genre: Women's Fiction; Contemporary; Romance
Blurb: Linnie Wayfair knows just how many people are counting on her. But knowing doesn’t make doing any easier. Everyone in Sweet Lake, Ohio, wants her to muster all her business sense and return the Wayfair Inn to its former glory. Her parents hope she’ll forgive her scoundrel of a brother and reconcile the family. The eccentric Sweet Lake Sirens want her to open the inn—and her heart—to new possibilities. And her hilarious lifelong friends Jada and Cat are dropping none-too-subtle hints for her to ignite a romance with Daniel Kettering, the sexy attorney who’s been pining for her for years…
Now a shocking turn of events will open old wounds and upend the world Linnie has carefully built. She has to make changes quickly—and the results, though not entirely what she expected, might be what she’s been yearning for all along.

About the Author:

Award-winning author Christine Nolfi provides readers w…

My Week of Reading (6 - 11 February 2017)

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I managed to do two reviews this week, but that was probably because I was on holiday, and the one I only finished today. Since I've been on holiday, it's been a bit of a slight rush to fit everything in, but I think we managed it. I even managed to do a Read-a-thon in-between. Anyways, here are the reviews that I managed to do:
Family Ties by Danielle Steel: Amazon: Amazon Review - Family Ties Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Family Ties Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Family Ties
I ended up quite enjoying this book, despite the fact there were some characters that frustrated me or that I really didn't like. 
Molding My Destiny by Patrice M Foster: Amazon: Amazon Review - Molding My Destiny Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Molding My Destiny Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Molding My Destiny

This book surprised me in a sense that it was lighter in content than I expected. There wasn't as much detail about events as I expected, so I ma…

Review - Molding My Destiny by Patrice M. Foster

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2016 Genre: Autobiography; Inspiration
Blurb: Molding My Destiny is Patrice M Foster's story of overcoming depression. Her Journey from rock bottom and back, determined to beat the odds. She forged ahead, not only surviving, but thriving. Through forgiveness, acceptance and determination healing began. Her memoir details her battle through poverty, neglect, and abuse. You can either plunge to the depths, forever swallowed by the darkness of depression or, you can climb out inch by agonizing inch and survive...and even thrive.
About the Author: Patrice has written two books one A Guide to Teenage Depression & her current book title Left across the Border both are available at Amazon.com for purchase. Aware of the poor treatment encountered by nurses, in 2000, she established her company, Respect Medical Services, through which she committed herself to improved the working conditions and compensation of medical personnel. Her belief was that nurses …

Review - Family Ties by Danielle Steel

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The Copy that I Read


Year Published: 2011 Genre: Women's Fiction; Romance
Blurb: Annie Ferguson was one of Manhattan's brightest young architects. But overnight she became mother to her sister's three orphaned children. It wasn't the life she'd planned, but one that rewarded her tenfold for every sacrifice she'd had to make. Now, at forty-two, with a satisfying career and a fulfilling family life, Annie has reconciled herself to being single. With the children now grown into young adults and confronting major challenges of their own, she is navigating a parent's difficult passage between lending them a hand and letting them go.  Then, an accident leads Annie to a man who will tempt her to reconsider her belief that it isn't too late to fall in love, after all...
About the Author: Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 590 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include 44 Charles Street…

My Week of Reading (30 January - 4 February 2017)

Hello Everyone,

I've had an alright week of reading, considering that I've been a bit busy.
I managed to do one review.

Maybe Tomorrow by Erin Cawood:
Amazon: Amazon Review - Maybe Tomorrow Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Maybe Tomorrow Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Maybe Tomorrow
I'm also still trying to finish Sherlock Holmes as well. And since I'm going on holiday next week, I'm trying to cram some things in this weekend.
Monthly Reading Goals - February: Alright, as you know, I'm starting this section to get some other reading done that I wouldn't normally get done since I'm busy with reviewing books most of the time. These books will mostly consist of leisurely books. I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to be reading a Chick Lit novel or a Christian novel, but I most certainly will keep you up to date.
Last Word: I can imagine that I'll be able to get some reading done when I'm on my holiday. The read-a-thon will also be …

Review - Maybe Tomorrow by Erin Cawood

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2016 Genre: Romance; Contemporary; Medical Drama
Blurb: A gripping medical drama for fans of contemporary women's fiction family sagas that asks the question 'what would you do if your first and only true love were given just weeks to live?' Does the heart ever really heal from it's first break? Dr. Keon McGowan has pictured his ex-wife’s death a thousand times. After all, ten years ago Darcy abandoned him and their daughter Lily in favour of chasing butterflies around the Amazon rainforest. So why then, when she’s given just weeks to live, does the bottom fall out of his world?  Compelled to provide Lily with lasting memories of the mother she's never known, Keon invites Darcy to a family get together in Sherwood Forest, promising to keep her failing health from his family as long as Darcy doesn't tell Lily she is her mother. But lying to his overprotective family and his incredibly intelligent ten year old about why Darcy has ret…