13 New Fantasy Books to Add to Your TBR Pile

Despite having towering piles of books that I haven’t read yet, I can’t resist browsing online for new releases! There’s nothing like the bright and the shiny and the new! Since urban fantasy is one of my favorite genres, I was excited to find so many new fantasy books scheduled for release over the next few months! There’s even a new book by one of my favorite authors, Seanan McGuire! And Karen Chance! Love Karen …

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Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 8

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole was created by Lisa at Lost In A Story. She’s since cleaned up her TBR list (go Lisa!), but has inspired others to work on their TBR lists. I saw this meme over at Lampshade Reader and decided to take the plunge! How to participate: Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf Order by Ascending Date Added Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if …

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Book Review: 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do

Title:  13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do Author:  Amy Morin Release Date:  December 31, 2018 Publisher:  William Morrow Source:  Edelweiss International bestselling author and leading global expert on mental strength Amy Morin turns her focus to feminism, explaining what it means – and what it takes – to be a mentally strong woman in the age of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. (Goodreads) Review:   Amy Morin’s first book was 13 Things That Mentally …

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Blind Date With a Book

Have you ever gone on a blind date with a book? I remember hearing about libraries doing this during Valentine’s Day events, but had never seen blind date books in real life. Then a used bookstore opened up near me and they have an entire bookcase devoted to Blind Date With a Book selections! Color me intrigued!

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Discovering Author Seanan McGuire (and her wonderful books!)

It started with a book recommendation. A simple list of recommended reads by a fellow book blogger (sorry I can’t give you a shout-out, but I can’t remember where I saw the list). While several of them sounded interesting, Every Heart a Doorway  by Seanan McGuire leapt out at me. I had never heard of Seanan McGuire, so decided to pick up a copy and give it a shot. Every Heart a Doorway is book …

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June 2019 Month in Review

My month in review. Let’s see how I did! Books read In order to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. According to Goodreads, I’ve read 8 books this month:   Keep Going by Austin Kleon Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly A World of Artist Journal Pages Escape Room by Megan Goldin The 12 Week Year by Brian P Moran Soon by Andrew Santella Gwendy’s Button Box by …

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Book Review: Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep

Title:  Protect the Prince Author:  Jennifer Estep Release Date:  July 2, 2019 Publisher:  Harper Voyager Source:  Edelweiss Everleigh Blair might be the new gladiator queen of Bellona, but her problems are far from over. First, Evie has to deal with a court full of arrogant, demanding nobles, all of whom want to get their greedy hands on her crown. As if that wasn’t bad enough, an assassin tries to kill Evie in her own throne …

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We’ve Moved!

We’ve finally finished moving to a self-hosted site at   alexia561.com   I think I redirected everything okay so fingers crossed nothing gets lost in the shuffle!  

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The Other Woman by Sandie Jones (book review)

Title:  The Other Woman Author:  Sandie Jones Release Date:  August 21, 2018 Publisher:  Minotaur Books Source: ARC received from the publisher Emily thinks Adam’s perfect; the man she thought she’d never meet. But lurking in the shadows is a rival; a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother Pammie. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is …

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My Book Haul 6-15-2019

In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I’m able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I’m able to give them the love they deserve. I’ve included links to Goodreads if you want more information. …

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Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 7

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole was created by Lisa at Lost In A Story. She’s since cleaned up her TBR list (go Lisa!), but has inspired others to work on their TBR lists. I saw this meme over at Lampshade Reader and decided to take the plunge! How to participate: Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf Order by Ascending Date Added Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if …

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6 Hot, New Short Stories & Anthologies (June 2019)

The weather is finally getting warmer, which means we can finally take our books outside and get some fresh air! What’s better than sitting outside, putting on your sunglasses, relaxing with a nice tall glass of lemonade, and starting a new book? And there’s nothing better than a book of short stories when you’re sitting by the pool or relaxing on the beach! Short enough to be interesting, but also easy to set down when …

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