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Blog Award: The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

I always get a tingle of delight when I see one of those pings appear on my notifications. But I noticed that more often than not, tags do take time to prepare and write. I tell myself I will use a tag on a day I don’t have a review or post scheduled, and then I forget. Still, I love them and I haven’t lost the hope to catch up before the end of the month.

I’d like to send a hug and a puppy with a ‘thank you’ note around his neck to Jill @ rantandraveaboutbooks.com for nominating me to the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. If you are looking for detailed and passionate books reviews, her blog is the place to go!

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Book Review: The Sister, Louise Jensen

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Title: The Sister
Author: Louise Jensen
Publisher: Bookouture
Release date: July 7th 2016
Format: eBook
Pages: 307
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“I did something terrible Grace. I hope you can forgive me …”

Grace hasn’t been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie’s words, the last time she saw her, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie’s. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn’t know about her best friend.

When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie’s father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie’s sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan’s home.

But something isn’t right. Things disappear, Dan’s acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace’s mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger?

There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie …or was there?

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Hype or Like Friday: What Should We Read Next Month?

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Hello book bloggers and bookish people,

Some of you may already know that I co-created a Goodreads group called Hype or Like Friday where we discuss hyped-up books every week. For those of you looking for a new meme, this Friday marks the sixth week of Hype or Like Friday. Our topic for this week is Tragically Bad or Superbly Awesome Hyped-Up Books. And our Book of the Month is The Winner’s Curse.

You can join the group HERE, if you’re interested.

The cool part about this meme is that each week we have a different discussion topic that revolves around hyped-up books. So far, we’ve discussed Best and Worst Lines of DialogueTime Travel and Fictional Places, and Top 10 Hyped-Up Books as well as reviewed Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, the BOTM of April.

The discussion topics will vary each week, but we’ll always focus on…

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Hype or Like Friday: May 6th ~ Best or Worst Lines of Dialogue From a Hyped-Up Book

Hype or Like Friday is a meme created by Larkin, Britt and Jill . Check out the Goodreads group to know more about it and stay up to date with the weekly discussions and book of the month.

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May 6th: Best or Worst Lines of Dialogue From a Hyped-Up Book
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ARC Review: The Fourteen Day Soul Detox, Rita Stradling

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Title: The Fourteen Day Soul Detox
Author: Rita Stradling
Release date: May 31st 2016
Format: eBook
Pages: 182
Started: May 2nd 2016
Finished: May 3rd 2016
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

In the next fourteen days, I plan to:
Body
1) Cut back on my coffee intake.
2) Gain some of my weight back.
3) Start getting some exercise again (aside from having sex with Cameron). Yoga? I don’t know.
4) Sleep.
Mind
5) Take on my daughter’s school board.
6) Sell my coffee shop.
7) Go on a date with that hunky single dad from my daughter’s school.
Soul
8) Stop wearing my wedding ring.
9) Spread my husband’s ashes.
10) Forgive the woman who killed him.
11) Stop sleeping with her ex-husband.
12) Remember what love feels like.
13) Be happy.

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Let’s Talk About: How I Discovered The Benefits of Ebooks Thanks to The Book Community

This is my first discussion post! I would happily hand over glasses of champagne and petits-fours but it is 11 in the morning, let’s stick to orange juice with bread and jam.

Once upon a time, there was an avid reader who had lost the way to the Book Country. Fortunately, she met the Internet fairies on her way to Boredom Town. The endearing fairies told the avid reader that in order to find happiness again, she should move her lazy bottom and create a blog about something she really liked. The avid reader hesitated for a while, thinking how hard it would be to link beautiful pages filled with stories to something as impersonal as a blue screen. However, the fairies reassured the avid reader, telling her a blog would open a thousands doors for her to feed her passion.

How right those fairies were.

Not only did the avid reader’s passion take a complete new level of obsession, but her narrow-minded ideas also got flushed in the toilets.

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Book Review: The Death of Lila Jane, Teresa Mummert

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Title: The Death of Lila Jane
Author: Teresa Mummert
Release date: December 1st 2015
Format: eBook
Pages: 283
Started: April 20th 2016
Finished: April 23th 2016
Rating: ⭐️⭐️

Lila Jane has been living in a protective bubble made of colored pills and books. She lives vicariously through the stories she reads and deals with life and moods by popping meds. She does as she is told in a family in which communication seems not to be a priority. The bubble and goody-two-shoes attitude go down the drain when her new neighbor Kaden comes around. What if he could be the one showing Lila Jane a little life? During her last summer before high school, Lila finally steps into the world, and into life.

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