Monday, December 11, 2017

Bookmark Owl

Since I collect bookmarks, thought it would be fun to showcase some of my collection!
(Inspired by Guiltless Reader's Bookmark Monday series)

Bookmark Owl front
Received this as a surprise from Shirley, one of my Facebook friends. She knows I love owls, so sent me this as a surprise when she saw it on Amazon.

Bookmark Owl back
The back has a ruler! Cute and practical! Can't beat that!


Saturday, December 9, 2017

My Book Haul 12/9/2017

Create Your Life Book by Tamara Laporte, I'll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos, The Good Samaritan by John Marrs, The Last Coven by Rick Gualtieri, Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank, Witch Slapped by Dakota Cassidy, and Only the Rain by Randall Silvis
In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. Haven't done a haul in awhile, so this is several weeks worth of books.

NetGalley/Edelweiss:


This was on my wishlist, so was excited to see it offered as a review copy on NetGalley! I've been playing around with an art journal and always looking for inspiration!

Create Your Life Book by Tamara Laporte
Create Your Life Book by Tamara Laporte

Based on much-loved mixed-media artist Tamara Laporte’s popular, multi-year series of online classes, Create Your Life Book offers mixed-media drawing and painting projects that can raise your awareness of and help you work through personal challenges and other obstacles to creating art and achieving self-fulfillment.

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This was an email review offer. Read a sample and was intrigued enough to download a copy!

I'll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos
I'll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos

On the weekend of her wedding, Clare Hobbes meets an elderly woman named Edith Herron. During the course of a single conversation, Edith gives Clare the courage to do what she should have done months earlier: break off her engagement to her charming, yet overly possessive, fiancé.

Free eBooks:


This was my Kindle First pick for November. I don't always download a book, but this one sounded really intriguing!

The Good Samaritan by John Marrs
The Good Samaritan by John Marrs

The people who call End of the Line need hope. They need reassurance that life is worth living. But some are unlucky enough to get through to Laura. Laura doesn’t want them to hope. She wants them to die.

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Another benefit of being an Amazon Prime member is that we get to borrow one title a month. This was my pick for November.

The Last Coven by Rick Gualtieri
The Last Coven by Rick Gualtieri

The Last Coven is the grand finale of the bestselling Tome of Bill saga, an urban fantasy series with a nasty overbite. If you like gory fight scenes, dorky humor, and Bigfoot-sized action, then you'll love Rick Gualtieri's latest installment in this kick-butt vampire series for the 21st century adult.

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Not sure where I saw this, but it looked too intriguing to pass up!

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank
Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank

For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn't enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.

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Love Dakota Cassidy, but haven't read this series yet. 

Witch Slapped by Dakota Cassidy
Witch Slapped by Dakota Cassidy

"Oh, good. Not a problem. I'll invoke the Gods of Pilates. I'm sure they'd be happy to help. Hang on just one sec while I dial them up. Oh, wait. I can't. Know why I can't? Because my hands are tied behind my back with zip ties, Win!"

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My Kindle First pick for December. Not my usual genre, but sounded like an interesting read!

Only the Rain by Randall Silvis
Only the Rain by Randall Silvis

When family man and war veteran Russell loses his job as a quarry worker, his life suddenly seems more like a waking nightmare than a chance to finally live the American dream. Facing bills, a new baby, and a bone-dry bank account, he’s got nothing left to lose. Russell comes to the rescue of a naked stranger dancing in the rain, and what was supposed to be a straightforward good deed turns into a spiral of danger.



What did you receive this week?


Monday, November 27, 2017

Bookmark: A Book is a Dream

Since I collect bookmarks, thought it would be fun to showcase some of my collection!
(Inspired by Guiltless Reader's Bookmark Monday series)

Bookmark: A Book is a Dream
Took part in a handmade bookmark swap on Facebook. Love the bookmark that Sarah made for me!

 Bookmark: A Book is a Dream, Close-up
Close-up of the quote 

Bookmark: A Book is a Dream, my name
She even put my name on the back! How cute is that?


Monday, November 13, 2017

Bookmark: Autumn Leaves

Since I collect bookmarks, thought it would be fun to showcase some of my collection!
(Inspired by Guiltless Reader's Bookmark Monday series)

Took part in a bookmark swap recently and this was the gorgeous bookmark I received! Tawnee also included a cute card and some confetti.

Bookmark:  Autumn Leaves
Love that she used words for the background!

Bookmark:  Autumn Leaves close-up
Here's a close-up of the picture she used.
Such a pretty Fall theme!

Bookmark:  Autumn Leaves
Here's the back of the bookmark

Bookmark:  Autumn Leaves, the back
Close-up of the back
Reminds me of the London Bridge rhyme!

Didn't she do an awesome job?
Love it!