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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.
and Porch Lights, by Dorothea Benton Frank 4.5 ****-1/2
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.
The Jane Austen Handbook by Margaret Sullivan (still on sale on Kindle for $1.99 at the time 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:
30-day free trial magazines:
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-VLOG: Book Riot's "Ten Literary Quotes About Summer"
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