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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Monday, November 28, 2016

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

These are non-library books that showed up at my house last week. Today's mail (Night School!) will show up next week.

~ The newest review book in my house ~

~ The newest books in my house ~
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
gay romance, 2007, paperback

High school senior Liza, who falls in deeply love with Annie, whose school is as rough as Liza's is sheltered. Not only does Liza have to come to terms with her own feelings, but she also has to deal with the reactions of her parents and her school's administration.

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Teen Fiction, 2011, paperback

Nights have always been Auden’s time, her chance to escape everything that’s going on around her.

Then she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac, and he becomes her nocturnal tour guide.

Now, with an endless supply of summer nights between them, almost anything can happen. . .

Cut by Patricia McCormick
Teen/Mental Health, 2011, paperback

A tingle arced across my scalp. The floor tipped up at me and my body spiraled away. Then I was on the ceiling looking down, waiting to see what would happen next.

Callie cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream inside.

Now she's at Sea Pines, a "residential treatment facility" filled with girls struggling with problems of their own. Callie doesn't want to have anything to do with them. She doesn't want to have anything to do with anyone. She won't even speak.

But Callie can only stay silent for so long....

Endgame by Nancy Garden
teens, 2012, paperback (bulling, school shooting)

A new town, a new school, a new start.

That's what fourteen-year-old Gray Wilton believes as he chants, It's gonna be better, gonna be better her. But it doesn't take long for Gray to realize nothing's going to change-there are bullies everywhere, and for some reason they latch on to him his very first week of high school.

The teachers turn their heads; the students laugh; even Gray's father is unsympathetic as Gray is attacked relentlessly. One by one, Gray's only joys are taken away . . . first his beloved drums, then his dog, and finally his only friend.

As the brutal words, physical abuse, and emotional torture escalate, Gray feels trapped in a world where he has no control, no support systems, and no way out.

Until the fateful day when he enters the halls of Greenford High School with his father's semiautomatic in hand.

The Cat of Christmas Past by Kathi Daley
Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery, 2015, ebook

It's Christmas on Madrona Island and Cait and friends have plans to embrace the magic of the season. The only dark spot on their celebration is the fact that a miserly old landlord is set on evicting an apartment building full of tenants just days before Christmas. Cait makes it her mission to save the old building and is aided by a cat named Ebenezer as they try to convince the old man to change his mind. Things look hopeless when she realizes that an unsolved mystery may be behind the man's gruff exterior. Cait vows to solve the mystery as a means of softening the man's heart and saving the apartments. An impossible task? Maybe. But Cait knows that miracles are real and anything can happen at Christmas.

Note for mystery purists: This story involves a cold case mystery which is linked to a modern day problem but does not contain a present day murder.

Virtuous by Marie Force writing as M.S. Force
Quantum, 2015, ebook

He’s a sexual dominant. She’s sworn off sex. There’s no way they can make a relationship work—or can they?

Natalie Bryant has worked for years to reinvent herself into the woman she is today—a happy teacher fresh out of college and enjoying her first winter in New York City with her faithful dog, Fluff. Natalie isn’t expecting her life to change completely during a routine stroll through Greenwich Village on a blustery January day. But when Fluff breaks loose and charges into a park, Natalie gives chase and crashes into her destiny. Only after Fluff bites and draws blood from the man who accidentally knocked Natalie down does she realize Fluff has bitten the biggest movie star in the world.

He has no business being enthralled by the gorgeous, young, innocent teacher… Natalie captivates Flynn Godfrey the moment their eyes meet. And the only thing he knows for certain is if he lets Natalie get away, he’ll regret it for the rest of his life. But can he turn his back on the lifestyle that has defined him? And most of all, can he keep his truth hidden from her long enough to have forever with her? From Hollywood to Las Vegas, Flynn and Natalie’s whirlwind love affair has it all— romance, passion, steamy hot sex, relentless paparazzi and a murder that could be their undoing. Flynn is a dirty-talking hero who puts it all on the line for the women he loves, who leaves no desire unfulfilled, who will do anything it takes to protect what’s his…

Hunters in the Night by Ramsey Isler
Nightcrafters, 2016, ebook

Real magic can only be done in the dark. That's the very first lesson in the long, dangerous education of a nightcrafter. Kal Kai, a seemingly ordinary man in New York City, was once a promising nightcrafter-in-training until he discovered the truth of the dark art -- there are monsters in the shadows.

Magic lures these fearsome creatures like moths to a flame, and though they pose no dangers to the nightcrafters, ordinary people have no defense against them. For years, Kal has struggled to find a way to put an end to the threat that unrestrained magic poses to unsuspecting citizens.

But a chance encounter with a powerful government agent finally gives him the opportunity he's been waiting for. And a brilliant young engineer shows Kal that science can counter and enhance magic beyond anyone's wildest dreams. Now Kal and his partners have a chance to stop the reckless use of magic for good. But the masters of the dark will not give up their power without a fight.


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!

Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan
Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan
Winter Wonderland by Heidi Cullinan
Santa Baby by Heidi Cullinan
Screw Santa by Joyee Flynn
Hell's Bells by Joyee Flynn
Stupid Mistletoe by Joyee Flynn
Holy Stockings by Joyee Flynn
Down with the Tunes by Joyee Flynn
Frosty Melt by Joyee Flynn
Shove Your Tree by Joyee Flynn
Stripe My Pole by Joyee Flynn
Bite My Cookies by Joyee Flynn
Flush the Twinkles by Joyee Flynn
Hanging Antlers by Joyee Flynn
Wrap It Up by Joyee Flynn

Happy Reading!

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1 comment:

Yvonne said...

I really want to get back to reading Kathi Daley's series. I loved the first one in that series. Hope you have a great week!


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