Sunday, September 2, 2018

The Monday Book Report, Edition #3



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WHAT DID I READ THIS WEEK:  It was a pretty slow reading week actually.  I only finished two books. I made it 1/2-way through a third book, but we'll talk about that one next week. 






I was so pleasantly surprised by "Porch Lights".  The characters are FABULOUS. I wanted to be just like the mom character only 5% into the book!  This story is about relationships. How family is important not just in hard times, but ALL the time.  The setting is stunning too.  The South Carolina Lowcountry.    I want a whole series of books revolving around these characters!  

FAVORITE QUOTE FROM A BOOK I READ:  Two this week.  Both from "Porch Lights" 

"you should always read the book before you see the film.” “Why?” “Why? Oh, my dear . . . because a book lets your imagination soar and a movie makes all the decisions for you. A book is almost always, but not always, a far richer experience than a book turned into a movie."

And this next one FLOORED me and brought me to tears: 

"Love your momma, honey, and try to treasure every minute you spend with her. Forgive her everything she does. She’s not out to aggravate you. I’d give every last tooth I have left in my head to have my momma back for just ten minutes. I’m not lying either. She was the best friend I ever had, and well, I didn’t know it until she was gone."

IN MY MAILBOX:  WHAT BOOKS DID I BUY/BORROW THIS WEEK:  I did not receive anything good in my mailbox this week.  I did, however, buy and borrow a few e-books that I'm looking forward to reading. 

I purchased: 

The Jane Austen Handbook by Margaret Sullivan (still on sale on Kindle for $1.99 at the time of posting) 

Joyce Meyer's "Trusting God Day by Day" (still on sale for Kindle $2.99 as of posting) 





My free monthly book from Kindle First Reads:  "We Were Mothers" by Katie Sise 


Borrowed from Kindle Unlimited: 

Cape Refuge - Terri Blackstock
A Stolen Heart - Amanda Cabot
The Color of Heaven - Julianne Maclean
In the Clearing - Robert Dugoni
Sea of Memories - Fiona Valpy 

Magazines borrowed from Kindle Unlimited: 

Good Housekeeping 

30-day free trial magazines: 

Vogue 

Book Page






WHAT IS THE BOOK I MOST WANT TO GET MY HANDS ON RIGHT NOW: 

Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy   I can't wait!!!!!! 



WHAT ARE MY READING PLANS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK: I need to finish "Year One" by Nora Roberts and I am not 100% sure what I will be starting next. 

FAVORITE BOOKISH MEME AND/OR BLOG-VLOGBook Riot's "Ten Literary Quotes About Summer" 



ANY NEW BOOK EVENTS OR BOOK NEWS ONLINE OR IN YOUR TOWN?  Take a look at my sidebar - lots of fun readathons coming up!  

ANYTHING READING RELATED, ETC.: Just for fun.....

Book Riot's Horoscope & Book Recommendations for September 2018








19 comments:

  1. What did you think of The Little Prince? You must share your thoughts.

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    1. I'll be posting a review later this week :) I guess I should have mentioned that! lol

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  2. Nice variety of books. The Little Prince was a favorite of mine when I was in high school. I read Year One and will be reading the sequel though it wasn't my favorite book by Roberts. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. Year One isn't my favorite Nora Roberts book either - but it's different and I'm enjoying it enough to read the sequel too!

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  3. Oh my! Those lines about a momma! Hope you have a great reading week and thanks for stopping by :)

    Colletta

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    1. I lost my mom 1-1/2 years ago to cancer. When I read those words I started to cry immediately :( It will always make me remember this book!

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  4. I loved Porch Lights! And that quote about moms..beautiful. I really want to read The Impossible Girl!

    I read your other posts on my way down here. Lol. Gilmore Girls and Gossip Girl are two of my favorite shows ever! I will have to try Heartland. I am looking for something to watch and binge on. :)

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  5. We Were Mothers sounds really good, I'll have to add it to the TBR!

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading it too! Never enough time to read!

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  6. I've heard great things about My Absolute Darling. I hope you love it.

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    1. The writing started out really amazing and I was loving the characters. However, (not ruining anything as I could have found this out by reading into the book more) as soon as the sexual abuse started I had to put the book down. I just couldn't :(

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  7. I have a copy of The Little Prince from when I was a child. I can't say I remember it though! Perhaps I will have to do a re-read one day.
    The quotes are good. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Reading!

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    1. I still have to get a review up of The Little Prince! I've been slacking :)

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  8. I really liked the Jane Austen handbook and I cannot wait to read the new Sarah McCoy

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  9. Porch Lights sounds very good and so does The Jane Austen Handbook. Happy reading!

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  10. I love those quotes. Both are so true!

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