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Review: Katana at Super Hero High

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Katana at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls #4) By Lisa Yee Random House Books for Young Readers Available July 4, 2017 9781101940686 Source: Publisher
SummaryGet your cape on with the DC Super Hero Girls(TM)--the unprecedented new Super Hero universe especially for girls! Readers of all ages can fly high with the all-new adventures of Wonder Woman(TM), Supergirl(TM), Batgirl(TM), and some of the world's most iconic female super heroes as high schoolers!

Sword-wielding Katana isn't like most high school students--but with classmates like Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Supergirl, Super Hero High isn't like most high schools! 

In addition to training to be a super hero, Katana also follows the noble warrior traditions of the Samurai. Now an unknown source has given her the responsibility of guarding a hundred ancient Samurai swords--but why her, and for what purpose? With the help of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Ms. Martian, and some of her other super friends, she intends to find o…

Bon Appétit and a Book: THEIR PRETEND AMISH COURTSHIP

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THEIR PRETEND AMISH COURTSHIP By Patricia Davids
Fannie Erb isn’t looking for a husband – especially if it means she has to leave behind her beloved horses to go find one. What she needs is a way to assure her parents that she’s not hopeless when it comes to love. And her family friend, Noah Bowman, might just be her solution.
A fake relationship would free them both from unwanted matchmaking plans, but how could Fannie predict that pretending to date the handsome boy next door would awaken genuine emotions? By summer’s end, they’ll be free to go their separate ways, but Fannie’s growing feelings are transforming her neighbor into the only man who might ever reign in her adventurous heart.



PATRICIA DAVIDS is a USA Today Bestselling author who grew up in Kansas. She began her career as a nurse, and put her dreams to write a book on hold as she raised a family and worked in the  NICU. After forty years, she began writing seriously in 1996. Today, she enjoys crafting emotionally satisfyi…

Sync Summer of Free #Audiobooks celebrates Independence Day in Week 10

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It's week 10, and this week AudioFile and Sync bring you two new titles . Remember these audiobooks are only available: 06/29 - 07/06. You can download the audiobooks by clicking here: http://www.audiobooksync.com/ ←←← All you need to download them is the Overdrive app which is also free on the website.




by Debby Dahl Edwardson | Read by Nick Podehl, Amy Rubinate Published by Brilliance Audio
Luke knows his I´nupiaq name is full of sounds white people can’t say. He knows he’ll have to leave it behind when he and his brothers are sent to boarding school hundreds of miles from their Arctic village. At Sacred Heart School things are different. Instead of family, there are students—Eskimo, Indian, White—who line up on different sides of the cafeteria like there’s some kind of war going on. And instead of comforting words like tutu and maktak, there’s English. Speaking I'nupiaq—or any native language—is forbidden. And Father Mullen, whose fury is like a force of nature, is ready to…

Q&A with Bob Marsocci

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Why a marriage guide for clueless guys? Do you really have to ask?
About 2 million guys get married every year in the United States alone, and many (perhaps most) have no clue about the world they will enter once they say, “I do.”
Does a guy know the 10 Fatal Words his wife will spring on him days before her birthday? Does a guy know why he should never throw away his wife’s “bag of bags”? Does a guy know why he should avoid watching romance movies with his wife once he’s been married for a couple of years? No, no, and most definitely no! Millions of men are clueless about what to expect from marriage and need practical advice from a guy who has been there and seen it all.
Candid and humorous, You Exhaust Me, A Clueless Guy’s Guide to Marriage, speaks directly to clueless men everywhere. With more than 20 years’ experience (and counting) as a husband, Bob Marsocci provides valuable insight on what guys should really expect after the wedding rings go on. Whether you are engaged, a new…

Review: The Golden Compass

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The Golden Compass Philip Pullman Paperback, 399 pages Fantasy Received from publisher
Summary Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle—a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears. And as she hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle. 

My Thoughts
The Golden Compass has sold millions of copies worldwide. All three books in His Dark Materials trilogy--The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass--are bestsellers. The books have gone on to be adapted to film and stage. And earlier this year, Pullman announced a new book series set in the beloved world of Lyra. The Book of Dust will be released October 19, 2017. I, for one, will be waiting with bated br…

Hundreds of romance writers gather at the annual Readers for Life autographing to campaign for literacy

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Hundreds of romance writers gather at the annual Readers for Life autographing to campaign for literacy


Houston — Romance Writers of America (RWA) invites romance readers to attend the 2017 Readers for Life Literacy Autographing on Saturday, July 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Walt Disney World® Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. More than 400 romance authors, including Sylvia Day, Brenda Jackson, and Sherrilyn Kenyon, will meet with and sign books for fans.
In 2016, RWA, the trade association for romance writers, reached its goal to hit the million-dollar mark in donations to literacy organizations. Since 1990, the organization has raised a total of $1,011,023, in support of adult literacy programs and with this year’s annual Readers for Life Literacy Autographing event, begins work on its next million.
“For 27 years, RWA has brought together authors, publishers, and readers at our Literacy Autographing to support a cause dear to our hearts—increasing adult literacy. We’re proud to have r…

Last Week In Review (53)

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Last week was a lot calmer than the previous weeks. I had more time for reading, which I believe soothed my soul. I also had the chance to catch up on my television shows.

Books I Finished
This is the fourth book in the Super Hero High series. My daughter and I are both fans!

This was a re-read for me, but it's been about 15 years since I first read it. So, it was like reading it for the first time.
What I'm Reading


A little experiment
The last few weekends I've stayed off social media. The first weekend was because I had little time to spare. However, this weekend, I made the conscious choice to do it. I think there's something to unplugging. I felt more relaxed. More like I was having a 'weekend'. So I might make unplugging a weekly thing. 
How do you unplug?

Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

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The Alice Network Kate Quinn June 6, 2017 William Morrow Paperbacks Historical Fiction 9780062654199 Source: Publisher
Summary In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.
1915.…

Q&A With Megan Easley-Walsh Plus An Excerpt From Flight Before Dawn

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Before there was D-Day...

For over two years, she's watched him.
Now he's on her doorstep.
This is life in the Resistance.

In Normandy in 1943, Victoire leads a band of the Resistance. When Leal, the man she's had watched for over two years, arrives at her doorstep, she'll have to face new challenges in war and in love.

Robberies, a kidnapping and clandestine night adventures were not at all what Victoire planned for her life. And she most certainly never planned to be betrayed. But war — and love — are unpredictable. Joined by her friend Rainier who is mistrusted by Leal, the mysterious Voleta, and Father Pierre, Victoire and Leal must struggle for survival, the grounds of France, and the material of their souls.


When Leal unearths a twenty-five-year-old secret, with Victoire at the center, her whole life is shaken. As the Allies approach, the past, present and future hang in the balance. Can anyone be trusted when the world spins upside down?

1. Describe your novel in…

Audio Book Review: Birtt-Marie Was Here

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Title: Britt-Marie Was Here Author: Fredrik Backman Narrator: Joan Walker Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio Published: May 3, 2016 Length: 9 Hours and 18 Minutes ISBN: 1508216665 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Source: Publisher 
Summary Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention.

But at sixty-three, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless forty-year marriage and finds a job in the only place she can: Borg, a small, derelict town devastated by the financial crisis. For the fastidious Britt-Marie, this new world of noisy children, muddy floors, and a roommate who is a rat (literally), is a hard adjustment.

As for the citizens of Borg, with everything that they know crumbl…

Dragon Unleashed is out today and we're celebrating with a #giveaway!

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY! Dragon Unleashed (Dragon Point #3) by Eve Langlais RELEASED on June 20th!



Dragon Unleashed (Dragon Point #3) by Eve Langlais  Every dragon hoard starts with something…or someone. Tomas hates scientists, especially since they abused him in such vile ways. And yet, there is something about the doctor that calms his inner beast. Tomas craves her. A treasure for his collection, but how can he convince her to stay? Chandra is frightened by the dragon keeping her prisoner in his aerie. He’s been hurt so who can blame him for the madness within? However she sees a glimmer of goodness too. Can he open his heart enough to let her in, or will he unleash his fury upon the world?
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