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100+ Book Challenge March Linky

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Each book you read, please add the url to that post in the Linky below. I may choose your review as a surprise winner!
HAPPY READING!
I am impressed with the number of reviews in February, with it being a short month. You should be proud of yourselves! In February, this post by Carolyn is the one that got the surprise and my attention.  Congrats Carolyn!
Now it's a new month and we have more books to read. Make sure you are on the sign up page and you will qualify for a surprise.
Leave your reviews for March in the Linky below.









February Monthly News

Welcome to the February edition of Monthly News!

BOOKS: Pantomime - Laura Lam365 Days of Happiness (recommend)How To Talk To Girls At Parties - Neil GaimanA Blaze of Sun - Bella Forrest (HIGHLY recommend)The Choice - Jason Mott (recommend)Please Be With Me - Galadrielle Allman
MOVIES: Baggage ClaimThe Book Thief (RECOMMEND!)

Yearly Total: 16 Books, 2 Products & 7 Movies

RECIPES:
Sausage Penne BakeGuacamoleStrawberry Swirl Mini Cheesecakes
Book of the Month:

Book of the Year:



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#Giveaway: The Warrior's Bride & Sinfully Yours

About THE WARRIOR’S BRIDE: Robert MacAulay, heir to a powerful Baron, is known for being a skilled warrior with a strong sense of duty.  His respectable reputation, along with his devotion to the king, is why Andrew MacFarlan and hope he'd agree to marry his youngest daughter, Lady Muriella. But for reasons Rob refuses to share, he turns down Andrew's request and vows never to wed. Lady Muriella never wanted to take a husband, but after seeing her two older sisters happily settled, she's beginning to think marriage may have its merits. When she learns that Rob has refused her without even knowing her, she becomes determined to seduce him into changing his mind. Then she will be the one to say no to him. But when she's captured by her father sworn enemy Dougal, both land in more trouble than either had anticipated.
About Amanda Scott: Amanda Scott is the author of over 60 romance novels and the recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award.  She …

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 167!

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.









Caiaphas stands tall in his place before Nicodemus. The high priest is calm and deliberate, while Nicodemus is deeply troubled by what is about to happen.


WATCH FOR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY COMING VERY SOON











Cover Reveal: The House at the End of Hope Street

You may remember me reviewing this awesome book a while back. If not, you can check out that review now
Well, the book is the same story-wise. The cover has been revamped though. 


Praise for The House at the End of Hope Street
“I entered THE HOUSE AT THE END OF HOPE STREET and was enchanted—literally under the spell—of Menna van Praag's tender, playful, beautiful writing, and the ghosts that inhabit the house and the pages.  These are wise and sensible ghosts who know the secrets of a woman's heart—I wish I could borrow a few from this lovely novel.  It fulfills my book lover's dream of an English literary landscape, in the most surprising and magical way.” —Luanne Rice, author of The Lemon Orchard and Little Night
“Menna van Praag has created a magical book about an enchanted house and the notable women who inhabit it, both living and dead.  Richly atmospheric, literary, and textured, THE HOUSE AT THE END OF HOPE STREET casts an enthralling spell, giving both characters and …

O Is For Orange

Since I was such a Debby Downer last week, I am cheering things up this week.
I love my oven. I use it almost every day.
In fact, just this morning I made a carrot cake.
Which brings me to my post for today.
I love color. The brighter the better. I have light lime green walls for Pete's sake.... but my favorite color in the whole wide world is orange.
I know you have heard me say blue is my favorite, and it is, but my all-time fave is bigger than just a fave. I know you feel me... besides, how can a person love just one color? That is a ridiculous notion.
Just look at this color, and tell me it doesn't make you smile.
From a light shade like a pumpkin, to a dark shade that is almost a red, it is a vibrant and happy color.

So tell me folks, what is one color, yeah just one, that automatically does it for you? What's your all-time fave??




A Is For Asleep B Is For Best Friend Bella C Is For Cookies D Is For Dream (Come True) E Is For Ewok F Is For Festive Family G Is For Game H Is Fo…

Burgundy Hearts Shirt Sale

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Blasting About: The Orphan and the Thief (With #Giveaway)

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The Orphan and the Thief

An adventure that will keep you and your kids spellbound.

Toad thought it’d be easy to steal from Mr. Edward P. Owl. Unfortunately for Toad, he isn’t the best of thieves. Caught in the act, he’s in more trouble than ever before. Now to save his hide, Toad must track down five rare potion ingredients for Mr. Owl. Or else.All Melena Snead wants is her family back, but after the Miggens Street Fire, that isn’t very likely. Orphaned and miserable, forced to work in an apothecary, she’s determined to find Milo, her missing brother. No matter what.

When Melena finds Toad ransacking her apothecary, Toad gets a nasty shock: apothecaries don’t carry Mr. Owl’s ingredients. Luckily, Melena’s willing to help, for a price.

With Melena’s pet Spit-Fire dragon and Toad’s enchanted talking beer mug, they embark on a fantastical journey, traveling the country in search of the potion ingredients. But can they gather all of them in time, what with monsters, pirates, a…

#Giveaway: Sound of Broken Glass - Deborah Crombie (With Guest Post)

Deborah Crombie is a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland. She lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than one hundred years old with her husband, three cats, and two German shepherds.











The Setting or the Story
Readers often ask, what comes first, the setting or the story? I know you’re thinking, oh, right, the chicken and the egg thing —it’s the unanswerable question. But sometimes there is a first, and what I always have to say is “it depends entirely on the book.” In The Sound of Broken Glass, the story gets the prize. The story, in fact, began three books before, in Where Memories Lie. Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his colleague, Detective Sergeant Doug Cullen, were investigating a murder. I needed a character that would not only serve as a witness, but who could tell my detectives something about the victim and impart a crucial piece of information. A young man called Andy Monahan walked into the story. In his late twentie…

Teaser Tuesdays

It took three days, during which she emerged from her room only to sit for meals with her new family and, once, to play in the snow with Peony while Adri and Pearl were at the market. Her metal limbs had frosted over with cold by the time they were done, but coming inside to a pot of green tea and the flushed of shared laughter had quickly warmed her back up.

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The Book Thief

Based on the beloved best-selling book comes this profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel (Sophie N‚lisse) is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple (OSCAR Winner Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson), her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding in the family's home, escape from the events unfolding around them in this extraordinary, acclaimed film directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey).


AVAILABLE MARCH 11
Rated PG 131 minutes

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Review:
I haven't read the book, and that is unusual for me. I do prefer to do that before watching the adaption, but when given an opportunity....
Usual the book is better for me than the film. But after seeing this I have to wonder what is better than amaze-balls? Yeah, it would be tough to beat. This film, from th…

#16: Please Be With Me - Galadrielle Allman

A deeply personal, revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founder of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, written by his daughter.

Galadrielle Allman went to her first concert as an infant in diapers, held in her teenage mother’s arms. Playing was her father—Duane Allman, who would become one of the most influential and sought-after musicians of his time. Just a few short years into his remarkable career, he was killed in a motorcycle accident at the age of twenty-four. His daughter was two years old.

Galadrielle was raised in the shadow of his loss and his fame. Her mother sought solace in a bohemian life. Friends and family found it too painful to talk about Duane. Galadrielle listened intently to his music, read articles about him, steeped herself in the mythic stories, and yet the spotlight rendered him too simple and too perfect to know. She felt a strange kinship to the fans who longed for him, but she needed to know more. It took her many years to accept that his life an…