“WE’LL SING IN THE SUNSHINE…”

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Happy Sunday! It’s a beautiful day to be outside, at the lake or the pool with a good book and a good drink!

I’m bouncing between two books right now. Rush by Lisa Patton and The Vintage TeaCup Club by Vanessa Greene. Two very different books.

Hard to believe it is almost May. I have a busy week ahead so today I’m taking my books and heading to the pool to read and hopefully get some sun on my pale legs!

If you’ve read a good book lately, let me know! And enjoy your Sunday.

xx Patricia

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The Beauty of Spring and New Life

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Spring is popping up all over today! Birds chirping, sun burning off the haze and should be in the 70’s today.

Today I’m finishing up    Humor and sorrow join together in Jamie Weisman’s captivating debut novel—the story of an interfaith wedding from the perspectives of its (adoring, envious, resentful, hilarious) guests!

And it is set in Atlanta, Georgia. How could I say no? Georgia girls stick together! So far I’m laughing a lot.

What are you doing this Palm Sunday? Anyone march for life yesterday? I would love to hear about that if you did!

Good Reading and Warm Breezes!

xx Patricia

Really Good Releases This Coming Week!

More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales National Book Award-winning poet and author of the internationally best-selling Iron John, Robert Bly revisits a selection of fairy tales and examines how these enduring narratives capture the essence of human nature. Coming March 27th!

Worth Killing For Detroit newspaper reporter Julia Gooden returns in a twisting, superbly assured new mystery, where a brutal murder and a father’s sudden return may provide the answers she’s spent decades searching for . . . or lead deep into a fatal trap. Coming March 27th!

The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries #1) Leaving behind a failed career as a magazine editor and an embarrassing stint on a reality baking show, newly divorced lifestyle entrepreneur Hope Early thought things were finally on the upswing—until she comes face-to-face with a murderer . . .Coming March 27th!

Til Death Do Us Party (A Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery #4) Las Vegas knows how to party, and for once, event planner Liv McKay won’t be entirely behind the scenes. The Dixie gang is in Sin City to celebrate Mama and Earl’s rockin’ Elvis-themed wedding. And between juggling the botched bachelorette party and a problem-plagued soirée back home, Liv’s ready to double down on some fun. Coming out March 27th!

Last Night There’s blood on the windscreen and bonnet – but it’s not hers and there’s no sign of anything or anyone she might have hit. The last thing she remembers is being in a hotel on a business trip but now she’s miles away. Coming March 28th!

Do you have a lot of good books releasing this week? Let me know! I enjoyed all of mine!

xx Patricia

HELLO SPRING, We’ve Been Waiting For You!

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It is definitely Spring here. My favorite color of green is Spring Green. That green that pops out on trees promising leaves and flowers. Daffy Dillies are springing up on everyone’s lawn and there is just a newness to everything.

Spring Break is almost over. (Choir of angels sings) There are so many great books coming out this Spring. Some new authors I’ve found and some old favorites so today we are going to laze in the sun and read. And not Run,Spot,Run.

The tiny terrorists are in the living room whispering so I only have a few minutes before all out war erupts over the chalk!

Y’all have a really good day and take some time to notice Spring!

xx Patricia

AND GREEN IS MY FAVORITE TODAY

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Since I don’t have a Book Review due today, I thought I would just take all those Blog Awards and mush them together and answer the questions!

How did this Blog begin? Because people get annoyed when you are constantly giving them your opinion on what they are reading while in public.

How many books do you read? A lot. And most of them don’t even make it to the blog for one reason or another. Good or Bad, the ones I’m obligated to do go on the Blog.

Things about me:

I hate cats. Horrible allergies but I really just don’t like them although people compare me to one.

I don’t eat meat.

My closet is organized by color/fabric/function. I am compulsively neat.

I despise Romance Books. Same man with the same abs on every cover.

I have a very morbid sense of humor.

I have no patience with pretentious people. Or as my Momma calls it people who put on airs. Favorite saying to those people? You’re pretty uppity for someone who doesn’t even have a job.

I love tea! Shocking, I know.

I play the piano. 

I ride horses.

I do not do reviews through the author. Don’t ask.

I own 23 formals. I have a life at night that I know nothing about it would seem.

My favorite color is pink. And Green.

Favorite Movies….Resident Evil, Any Avengers, Gone With The Wind, The Secret of Roan Inish, and Saving Grace ( the UK one) the original Paren Trap

Favorite Music….Halestorm,Paramour, Post Malone, Imagine Dragons, Grunge, Celtic. Basically anything except Country.

So there you go. All of them rolled into one. Now I’m off to review the new LSAT Study Guide. Exciting stuff here! And if anyone needs any study guides for tests, let me know! They need to go to a new home.

xx Patricia

 

 

 

Sunday Spotlight Author Jennifer Irwin

Sunday has arrived and brought the sun along! And today I wanted to share a Sunday Spotlight with you all. If you read my blog, you have seen the review.

Jennifer Irwin’s novel, A DRESS the COLOR of the SKY. The book is about addictions, abuse, how the things that happen to us as children can shape us into molds that we don’t want but have no idea how to break out of.

Prue has come to rehab for a sex addiction. Not everyone is here for the same addiction. They all have their own secrets and shame. And hers will all come to light but it’s going to hurt like hell and leave her raw and shattered. The question is will she be able to put herself back together in a new way. In an honest way. Will she be able to forgive herself and the people who used her and left her broken?

Addictions are not pretty. Nor honest. You can’t fix what’s broken unless you face it head on. Look at all of the ugly, hurtful, shameful parts with your head held high. And that is one of the things  I love about Prue. And I can’t wait to see what’s next for her and Jennifer.

I see so many writers trying to publish their work. But to be honest, I don’t see a lot of them putting in the hard work everyday, every night. Jennifer did that with just friends at first and then when she chose Glass Spider Publishing as her publisher, she and her editor worked like dogs! Rewrite, Correct, red line and on and on. She has worked and made us all love her for that alone! Any suggestion, she took. And now, she’s signing books at Barnes and Noble all over the country!  The film rights have been sold. She writes screenplays! I think when I grow up I want to be her!

Get to know her. I promise you will love her!

xx Patricia   Book,Books and More Books!

“Everybody Has A Chapter They Don’t Read Out Loud.”

It is a grey, gloomy and damp day! A good day for tea and a book. Right now I’m reading The Sixth Day by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison and I’m biting my lip it’s so fast paced and diabolical!

I love every picture here! The smiles, the books, the fun, the quote. Do you have a chapter in your book of life that you would rather not share with others? Do you think we overshare on social media? I feel much the same way as I do when my mother would tell me quietly to simmer down, people are staring. This would usually have to do with something no one else was willing to stand up and say, but I would always tell her, “WTF do I care, I’m never going to see these people again, and they aren’t paying my bills, so whatever!”

Today is going to be a recovery day. Tommy had a stress test this morning and all he wanted to do was come home and sleep. So he’s snoring on the sofa and I’m going to find something else to chew on other than my lip!

Happy Reading!  Patricia