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  This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub: I checked this out from my local library this week and have been reading it while I am recovering from Covid. Sorry, my librarians, you will have to quarantine this book when it comes back, but that's not until next week. I like that the chapters are short, but it took awhile to get to the time jump, but now that that has happened, it's moving along well.  The first line is: "Time did not exist in the hospital." That's it! First Line Fridays is hosted Carrie aka MeezCarrie at Reading is My Super Power. Check it out here and add your own First Line!  Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from   The Captive Reader  and Sharlene from  Real Life Reading  that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. Check out what other participants have shared here .  Happy Reading! Alleluialu
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  What am I reading this week? August 1 - August 7, 2022 Finished over last weekend:  The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater - I have been reading the series The Raven Cycle since April of 2021 and now I am finished with it! I listened to the audiobook of several of the books and Will Patton is amazing. His voice is soft when needed but definitely terrifying when called for. Plenty of exciting things happened to round out this story. Excellent! The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer - This is book #4 of the Artemis Fowl series. I really wasn't very involved in this one and have decided not to pursue the rest of the series. It just doesn't interest me at the present time.  To: Night Owl From: Dogfish by Holly Golderg Sloan - I just finished this one on August 1st. It is one of the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club's Summer Reading selections that I chose to read this summer. At first I would say it was a cute middle grade written in epistolary form, but it really dealt with some serious i
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High Summer Readathon 2022 I just signed up for the High Summer Readathon 2022 hosted by Seasons of Reading. It lasts all month and the guidelines are easy. You can find out all about the readathon here . These are the 12 books on my main TBR for August:  The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury  Uprooted by Naomi Novik  Darling Girl: A Novel of Peter Pan by Liz Michalski  A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez  This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub  The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd  The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon  The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera  Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen  The Secret Princess by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz  Garden Spells by Sarah Allison Allen  I'm starting with This Time Tomorrow that I borrowed from my local public library.  Join us! Alleluialu  
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  Joy to the World for Jolly July Finished this Primrose Cottage Stitches piece for #ChristmasInJuly or #JollyJuly. I stitched on 14-Count Aida by Wichelt in Natural (I think). I changed the called-for colors to DMC904 for the green and DMC666 for the red because that's what I had in my Christmas stitches bag. I plan to make a pillow as pictured to display in my still-yet-to-be-purchased dough bowl. I may do some fully-finishing in August as I have several pieces to be sewn into pillows. We'll see. I am also planning to stitch a Jane Austen quote in August.  Happy Stitching! Alleluialu
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  FIRST LINE FRIDAYS First Line Fridays is a book meme hosted by Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower  . My pick for this week is a Middle Grade novel entitled To: Night Owl From: Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer . It is one of the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club Summer Reading Guide titles that is on my list to read this summer. Here's the first line (actually a little more):  From: Bett Devlin To: Avery Bloom  Subject: you don't know me  but I'm writing you anyway. This could go into your SPAM. Maybe you're the kind of person who checks the spam. I don't. I found your email address online. You have a strange name. I never met anyone named Avery. But that made it easier to find you. So thank you for having that name.  There it is. I wanted to write more, but I probably exceeded the "first line" thing too much already. I'm reading this book for Reader's Weekend and I want to start it now. It is being compared to The Parent Trap, so I
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  What Am I Reading This Week? July 18 – July 24, 2022   Continuing: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (a library book) – I am about ½ way through this one. It’s sad and funny and page-turning. A great book. Finding Me by Viola Davis (audiobook) – This book has made me respect Viola Davis more than I already did. Her life was really hard, but she pulled herself up from poverty and tragic conditions to become the wonderful actress she is today. I love her.     Just starting: To: Nightowl From: Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer – this is one of the selections I plan on reading from the Summer Reading Guide on Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club this summer. I purchased this book. It looks really cute.   Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen – the next book in Her Royal Spyness Mysteries series. I had secured it with a credit on my Audible subscription. I always enjoy these books. They are witty and light. I want to read all of Rhys Bowen’s books.   Happy Readin
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  Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from  The Captive Reader  and Sharlene from  Real Life Reading  that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. This is what I checked out last week:  Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus - this is the July selection of the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club. It is Ms. Garmus' debut novel set in 1960's California about a scientist, Elizabeth Zott, whose career goes down a different path after being discriminated as a woman. Fast-paced and well-done!