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Cynthia Starts A Band by Olivia Swindler

Olivia Swindler was raised in Spokane, Washington but currently resides in Grenoble, France, as the Communication Coordinator for Young Life in Europe. She spends most of her spare time wandering through the mountains and eating her weight in bread. Olivia believes that through fiction we can learn and grow from one another because there is something magical about picking up a book and allowing it to transport you someplace new. Cynthia Starts a Band is her debut novel. She hopes it will create and foster hard, real-life conversations, inspiring readers to have the courage to discover who they are when the world isn't looking. Catch her at her website , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . EVEN AMERICA’S SWEETHEART POP-SUPERSTAR HAS TROUBLE FINDING THEIR VOICE IN THE HEARTBREAKINGLY HONEST DEBUT NOVEL FROM OLIVIA SWINDLER Eleanor Quinn lives a life most young girls dream of. She’s the lead singer of a wildly successful band, dating the most beautiful man in America, and in love w

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 550! 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 . Read  my review .   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:  Mary Shelley's Frankenstein vs. Bram Stoker's Dracula. Which classic horror tale is scarier? A:  Having read neither and only seeing the film, okay, sort of a lie... I tried to read Dracula but I fell out of love with it 100 pages or so in and that sucker is a big book. I had every intention of getting back to it one day but that day hasn't co

Babes In The Wood - Graham Bartlett W/ Peter James (44)

ISBN: ‎  9781529025569 Publisher: ‎  Pan (February 20, 2020) Print: ‎  336 pages AMAZON Both gripping police procedural and an insight into the motivations of a truly evil man, Babes in the Wood by Graham Bartlett with Peter James is a fascinating account of what became a thirty-two year fight for justice. On 9 October 1986, nine-year-olds Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway went out to play on their Brighton estate. They would never return home; their bodies discovered the next day concealed in a local park. This devastating crime rocked the country. With unique access to the officers charged with catching the killer, former senior detective Graham Bartlett and bestselling author Peter James tell the compelling inside story of the investigation as the net tightens around local man Russell Bishop. The trial that follows is one of the most infamous in the history of Brighton policing – a shock result sees Bishop walk free. Three years later, Graham is working in Brighton CID when a seven-y

The Wickeds - Gayle Forman (43)

ASIN: ‎  B08L61SCT2 Publisher: ‎  Amazon Original Stories (December 15, 2020) KIndle: ‎  3824 KB Print: ‎  30 pages AMAZON The reviled villainesses of Snow White, Cinderella, and Rapunzel team up to set the record straight in a subversively funny short story by the number one New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay. Envious queen? Evil stepmother? Kidnapping hag? Elsinora, Gwendolyn, and Marguerite are through with warts-and-all tabloids, ugly lies, and the three ungrateful brats who pitted them against each other and the world. But maybe there’s more to the stories than even the Wickeds know. Is it time to finally get revenge? After all, they’re due for a happily-enough-ever-after. Even if they have to write it themselves. The Wickeds is part of Faraway, a collection of retold fairy tales that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. Whether read or listened to in one sitting, prepare to be charmed, moved, enlightened, and frightened all over again. Gayle Forman is

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 549! 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 . Read  my review . 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:  What spooky creature and/or setting do you never get tired of reading about? A:  Can't say I have a favorite spooky creature or setting, I just love horror reads that scare the crap out of you. I'll never tire of the intrigue! **This is a weekly book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within.

The Cleaners - Ken Liu (42)

  ASIN: ‎  B08L61RRT6 Publisher: ‎  Amazon Original Stories (December 15, 2020) Kindle: ‎  3040 KB Print: ‎  24 pages AMAZON Touch the past or wash it away? Two sisters have a choice in this unforgettable short story of everyday magic and the power of memory by the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Ken Liu. Gui is a professional cleaner at A Fresh Start, scrubbing away the unpleasant layers of memory that build up on the personal objects of his customers. Memory-blind himself, he can’t feel those wounds. Clara can, and she prefers them irretrievable. Until her sister, Beatrice, ultrasensitive to memory, raises one that could change Clara’s mind. For Gui, the past is gone. For Clara and Beatrice, deciding what to remember reaches to the heart of their shared history. The Cleaners is part of Faraway, a collection of retold fairy tales that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. Whether read or listened to in one sitting, prepare to be charmed, moved, enlightened, and fr