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Mailbox Monday (51)

 I'm back with a very full Mailbox Monday !   It's been a weird and busy week.  I work at a university and school starts in about a week so things are starting to get crazy.  I went on another ebook buying binge (retail therapy for the win!) and should be set on ebooks forever at this point. : ) Here is what I received this week: For Review (from NetGalley):     Esther by Rebecca Kanner For Review (from the author): Becoming Lisette by Rebecca Glenn Purchased (for Kindle):   The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner Rose of Sarajevo by Ayse Kulin Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt Purchased (for nook): The Kept by James Scott The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King Library (ebook):     The Witness by Nora Roberts What books did you get this week?

Book Blast and Giveaway: "Enchantress of Paris" by Marci Jefferson

Enchantress of Paris: A Novel of the Sun King's Court by Marci Jefferson Publication Date: August 4, 2015 Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press Hardcover & eBook; 336 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction READ AN EXCERPT . Fraught with conspiracy and passion, the Sun King's opulent court is brought to vivid life in this captivating tale about a woman whose love was more powerful than magic. The alignment of the stars at Marie Mancini's birth warned that although she would be gifted at divination, she was destined to disgrace her family. Ignoring the dark warnings of his sister and astrologers, Cardinal Mazarin brings his niece to the French court, where the forbidden occult arts thrive in secret. In France, Marie learns her uncle has become the power behind the throne by using her sister Olympia to hold the Sun King, Louis XIV, in thrall. Desperate to avoid her mother's dying wish that she spend her life in a convent, Marie burns her grimoire, trading Italian supers

Review and Giveaway: "An Immortal Descent" by Kari Edgren

Synopsis:  As a goddess-born healer, Selah Kilbrid wants nothing to do with the goddess of death and disease, nor any of her human progeny. But when the two people she loves most disappear—her dearest friend Nora Goodwin and her betrothed Lord Henry Fitzalan—Selah has no choice but to leave London in pursuit of Death’s most powerful daughter. Accompanied by a ragtag group of travelers, Selah follows a treacherous path across the Irish Sea to the long-forgotten prison of a witch who once nearly destroyed Ireland. Selah would face any danger to protect those she loves, but what if it means unleashing a greater evil on the human world? Could she risk the lives of many to save a few, or are some sacrifices too great? My Thoughts:  I love this trilogy and I'm so sad it's over!  An Immortal Descent is a fantastic end to the Goddess Born trilogy and I loved every minute of it.  It's a fast paced ride from London to the heart of Ireland with so many twists and

July Wrap Up

Hey y'all! July is over!  It felt like it went by fast while also feeling like a long month.  July was a great reading month for me!  I read 13 books this month; I don't remember the last time I read that many books in a month.  I have read a total of 57 books this month and according to goodreads, I'm 11 books ahead of schedule on my goal of 80 books which is awesome in my opinion. Here are my July numbers: -13 books read --2 Non-Fiction --8 Library Books --5 Historical Fiction --4 Review --6 ebooks --1 Book I own Here is what I read in July: 1.) The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian 2.) America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril and Liberation by Elaine Tyler May 3.) Things You Won't Say by Sarah Pekkanen 4.) The Lady Bornekova by Sara R. Turnquist 5.) Bone Box by Jay Amberg 6.) The Distant Hours by Kate Morton 7.) Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum 8.) Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner 9.) The Sieg

Mailbox Monday (50)

It's time for Mailbox Monday again! Whew!  I think I'm getting to the point where I'm slightly overwhelmed by how many books I have to read.  Between the library and buying books, I kind of have a lot right now. Hopefully I can find some time to get through them all! Purchased (for nook): The Duchess by Amanda Foreman For Review (from HFBVT): The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie From the Library:   Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women The Liar by Nora Roberts One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One by Lauren Sandler   What books did you pick up this week?