Goodreads Monday – November 19, 2018

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To take part, simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off.  Be sure to check out Lauren’s blog too!!

 

Before I share my choice for Goodreads Monday, I just wanted to say…

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As I mentioned in my previous posts, I have been having some health issues that kept me from blogging over the last few weeks. Last week I was feeling a lot better, posted “Music Monday” and started to write reviews for the books I’ve read recently. Unfortunately, I ended up in the ER a couple of days later and was in the hospital for a few days. I’m home now but will be going back to have surgery this week. I’m hopeful that this will be my last surgery (for a long time at least).

I really appreciate all of your kind and supportive messages and comments. I’m looking forward to getting this surgery over and done with and I’m very excited to get back to blogging, reading, and reviewing. And of course, I can’t wait to catch up with all you’ve been reading too!

Take Care and Happy Reading!! ❤

 

My choice for this Goodreads Monday is:

 

 My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

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Expected publication: March 26th, 2019 by Berkley Books

 

Goodreads Description:

Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.

We look like a normal couple. We’re your neighbors, the parents of your kid’s friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.

We all have secrets to keeping a marriage alive.

Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.

 

My Thoughts:

Wow! What an intriguing synopsis!  I love the cover of this novel too.

They say it’s “Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith”.  I’ve read some five-star reviews that said it was a shocking and captivating read. 

I can’t wait to start reading!

 

 

 

 

 

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Music Monday : The Middle by Jimmy Eat World

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Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

The song and video I am sharing today is:

 

Jimmy Eat World – The Middle

 

Hello everyone!  I’ve been away longer than I thought I would be. I’ve missed interacting with all of you. I can’t wait to catch up on your posts and look forward to seeing what you’ve been reading. I’m still feeling a bit rough but I am definitely improving. I think posting on Music Monday is a great way to ease back in. Plus I think this song is just perfect for how things have been lately.

“It just takes some time
Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be all right”

I’ve read some great books and I can’t wait to share my reviews with you!

Happy Reading Everyone!! ❤

 

The Middle by Jimmy Eat World
Hey
Don’t write yourself off yet
It’s only in your head you feel left out or looked down on
Just try your best
Try everything you can
And don’t you worry what they tell themselves when you’re away
It just takes some time
Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be all right
Hey
You know they’re all the same
You know you’re doing better on your own so don’t buy in
Live right now
Just be yourself
It doesn’t matter if that’s good enough for someone else
It just takes some time
Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be all right
It just takes some time
Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be all right
Hey
Don’t write yourself off yet
It’s only in your head you feel left out or looked down on
Just do your best
Do everything you can
Don’t you worry what their bitter hearts are going to say
It just takes some time
Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be all right
It just takes some time
Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be all right
Songwriters: Thomas Darrell Linton / Zachary Michael Lind / Richard E Burch / James Christopher Adkins
The Middle lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

A quick update…

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Some of you may have noticed (and if you haven’t no worries!) that I have been posting a lot less in the last couple of weeks. I just thought I would write a quick little post explaining why.

I have some health issues that normally don’t interfere with my reading or blogging etc. However, in the last month, a few things have come up.

I had minor surgery last week that really shouldn’t have had any lasting effects but unfortunately, I’ve had a spinal headache ever since. It has finally started to ease up but I find if I use the computer too much right now, it does make things worse. Apparently, this can happen and should go away completely in another week or so.  I  have quite a few appointments coming up in the next two weeks and so I’ve decided to take a couple of weeks away from my blog, Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram etc. to give my head (and eyes) a really good break.

I’m reading some really awesome books right now and I’m looking forward to finishing them and posting reviews that I hope you’ll enjoy. I am also looking forward to coming back and catching up on all of your wonderful posts!

 

Happy reading!!!!

 

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Teaser Tuesday – October 9, 2018

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker.

It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read and open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

Here are my “teasers” :

“What do you do when you know something and nobody will listen? When you need answers and nobody will provide them? When you can’t trust anybody to help you?”

 

From the novel:

 

The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald

The Night Olivia Fell

Goodreads Description:

 

A search for the truth. A lifetime of lies.

In the small hours of the morning, Abi Knight is startled awake by the phone call no mother ever wants to get: her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. Not only is Olivia brain dead, she’s pregnant and must remain on life support to keep her baby alive. And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia’s wrists.

When the police unexpectedly rule Olivia’s fall an accident, Abi decides to find out what really happened that night. Heartbroken and grieving, she unravels the threads of her daughter’s life. Was Olivia’s fall an accident? Or something far more sinister?

Christina McDonald weaves a suspenseful and heartwrenching tale of hidden relationships, devastating lies, and the power of a mother’s love. With flashbacks of Olivia’s own resolve to uncover family secrets, this taut and emotional novel asks: how well do you know your children? And how well do they know you?

 

My Thoughts:

I have only read a few pages of this novel but I am already hooked. I’m looking forward to reading more.

I hope my “teasers” intrigued you.

Do you have this on your “to be read” list?

 

Happy reading everyone!!