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The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith (4)

Publisher:  Poppy (April 15, 2014) Hardcover:  352 pages ISBN:  9780316254779   AMAZON Lucy lives on the twenty-fourth floor. Owen lives in the basement. It's fitting, then, that they meet in the middle -- stuck between two floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, Lucy and Owen spend the night wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is back, so is reality. Lucy soon moves abroad with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father. The brief time they spend together leaves a mark. And as their lives take them to Edinburgh and to San Francisco, to Prague and to Portland, Lucy and Owen stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and phone calls. But can they -- despite the odds -- find a way to reunite? Jennifer E. Smith is the author of eight books for young adults, including Field Notes on Love, Windfall, an
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Shadow Of Night by Deborah Harkness (3)

ASIN:  B006WEZ9TK Publisher:  Penguin Books (July 10, 2012) Kindle:  2333 KB Print:  594 pages AMAZON Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey. Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. She has received Fullbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships, and her most recent scholarly work is The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. She also writes an award-winning wine blog. My review for A Discovery of Witches REVIEW: Season two of the tv show started and I knew I had to read Shadow

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 512! RULES: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your  ereader . If you have to improvise, that is okay. *Find a snippet, short and sweet. *Post it, and  add the url to your post in the Linky below . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy weekend to you all! Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my 56... View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:    Do you own more than one eBook reader? A: Nope, just my trusty Kindle. **This is a book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice,

Old and New Combine in DC's Stargirl

Superhero movies, shows, and comic books are some of the best forms of escapist entertainment. You can count on thrilling plot twists, impressive graphics, and shocking superpowers. If you've watched all the latest movies, turn to the small screen for your next superhero fix: DC's  Stargirl . Your New Favorite Superhero At the beginning of  Stargirl , which is executive produced by Geoff Johns , Courtney Whitmore seems an unlikely choice for a superhero. Her mom, Barbara, has just married Pat Dugan, and the parents have decided to move the family, which includes Pat's son Mike, to Blue Valley. Now, Courtney must grapple with the pain of moving and starting a new school in the middle of the holiday season. She doesn't get along well with Pat or Mike, although Pat tries to connect with her by sharing memories of moving as a teenager. At school, Courtney has a terrible first day, eating with the least cool kids and earning detention. Despite this difficult start, C

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 511! RULES: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your  ereader . If you have to improvise, that is okay. *Find a snippet, short and sweet. *Post it, and  add the url to your post in the Linky below . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy weekend to you all! Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my 56... View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:    How many posts do you schedule for your blog on a weekly basis? A: I do not schedule any posts for the week. I try to post as often as I can but am guaranteed to post on Fridays with The Friday 56. **This is a book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice,