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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Happy Monday




Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.  ;-)

Don't forget to link up your list




~ here are the newest books in my house ~

Three River Ranch by Roxanne Snopek
Three River Ranch, 2012, ebook

Needing a fresh start from her two-timing fiancé, Aurora McAllister answers a realtor's ad for a guesthouse on the beautiful, serene Three River Ranch. She shows up at Three River tired, heartbroken, and with no one but her trusty Labradoodle as a companion.

Cowboy Carson Granger has enough trouble in his life without adding a woman and her dog to the mix. There's the untamed mustang he's prepping to release into the wild, not to mention his father's crazy will, which stipulates that if Carson wants to fully inherit Three River, he'll need to find a bride. Carson wants nothing to do with love and especially not a marriage of convenience. But he soon realizes Rory, and everything she represents, might just be exactly what he needs.

Sometimes love arrives on your doorstep when you least expect it…


Utopia, Iowa by Brian Yansky
young adult, 2015, hardcover

Jack Bell has an unusual gift—or curse, depending on your point of view. And he’s not the only one. In Utopia, Iowa, anything can happen.

For the most part, aspiring screenwriter Jack Bell is just your typical Midwestern kid. He’s got a crush on his hot best friend, Ash. He’s coping with a sudden frostiness between his once crazy-in-love parents. He’s debating where to go to college next year—or whether to go at all. But then there’s his gift (or curse): Jack can see dead people, just like the kid in The Sixth Sense. Lately, the ghosts are more distracting than usual, demanding that Jack get to the bottom of their mysterious deaths—all while avoiding the straitlaced Detective Bloodsmith, who doesn’t believe in gifts or curses and can’t help wondering why Jack keeps turning up at crime scenes. Is there a happily-ever-after in Jack’s future, or is that only the stuff of movies?

Just a Boy by Rob Clinger
young adult, 2007, trade paperback

High school wrestler Jove Tyler might look like an average guy but he's "different." Instead of falling for Beth Stein, his caring and compassionate "girlfriend" at Templeton High, Jove develops a secret crush on his cute classmate Jason Carnivelli, who lives next door--and is happy to stay in the closet. Just A Boy looks back at a time just short of manhood, filled with first kisses, last chances, and the same question every day: Who will accept me for who I am?




Wolf Town Mates by Joely Skye
erotic shifter m/m romance, 2012, trade paperback

Three stories starting with Wolf Town.
After years of hiding from other mind controllers, loneliness drives Scott to break his own rule and allow himself to fall asleep in a stranger’s arms. Rory’s been keeping an eye on Scott for his pack alpha. Seduction wasn’t part of the plan, but now maintaining distance isn’t an option. No matter how far or fast Scott runs…





Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
Russel Middlebrook Series, 2003, small hardcover

Russel Middlebrook is convinced he's the only gay kid at Goodkind High School. Then his online gay-chat buddy turns out to be none other than Kevin, the popular but closeted star of the school's baseball team. Soon Russel meets other gay students too. There's his best friend, Min, who reveals that she's bisexual, and her soccer-playing girlfriend, Terese. And there's Terese's politically active friend, Ike.

But how can kids this diverse get together without drawing attention to themselves?

"We just choose a club that's so boring, nobody in their right mind would ever in a million years join it. We could call it Geography Club!"

American Sniper by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
autobiography, 2013, mass market paperback

The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.
Now a blockbuster motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood-nominated for SIX Academy awards, including Best Picture

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I haven't received any review books, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added a couple a day from amazon's free bestseller lists. I've pinned them here.







What are you Reading?

A weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit others and be prepared to add to your TBR pile!




Finished:
Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell
Kitty's Christmas Hope by Sharon Kleve
Trusting Thomas by K.C. Wells



Happy Reading!



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6 comments:

Lindsay Hickey said...

American Sniper is one that would like to read and watch the movie. I hope you enjoy that book. American Sniper is really one I hope to read at some point.

bermudaonion said...

Those should keep you busy for a while! Enjoy!

Serena said...

Happy reading this week!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

My husband liked the film version of American Sniper. I hope you like the book as well as the rest of your new books. Nice variety!

Carol said...

Looks like some good ones, especially Three River Ranch. Enjoy!

Elizabeth said...

ENJOY your new books.

I actually don't know any of the titles.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

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