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Currently Reading… Harry Potter and the Cursed Child #CursedChild #HPScriptBook

July 31, 2016 Leave a comment

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I read all the HP books, watched all the HP movies – that was my youth! – and I took JK Rowling’s word for it that there wouldn’t be any more HP books – so this HP 8 is definitely a gift!

Would’ve loved to be able to watch the play, but since that is not going to be a reality for me, I will have to settle on reading the script (with my best British-accent head voice) and use my imagination…

Currently just finished Act 1 – and have so many questions! Why is this or that?

 

Question: My fave character so far? (Click on arrowhead for answer)

Answer: Scorpio Malfoy – he’s such a good comedic relief with Albus & Harry & others being so intense!

 

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Book Review – The Short Drop (Gibson Vaughn Series) by Matthew FitzSimmons (@MatthewFitz_1)

June 24, 2016 Leave a comment

The Short Drop (The Gibson Vaughn Series) by Matthew FitzSimmons

Book Description:

An Amazon Best Book of December 2015

The bestseller with over half a million readers that People magazine called a “live-wire debut.”

A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard—then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency—disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation’s history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession.

For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal—Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him. On the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, the former head of Benjamin Lombard’s security asks for Gibson’s help in a covert investigation of the case, with new evidence in hand.

Haunted by tragic memories, he jumps at the chance to uncover what happened all those years ago. Using his military and technical prowess, he soon discovers multiple conspiracies surrounding the Lombard family—and he encounters powerful, ruthless political players who will do anything to silence him and his team. With new information surfacing that could threaten Lombard’s bid for the presidency, Gibson must stay one step ahead as he navigates a dangerous web to get to the truth.

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I’d been in a reading funk lately, starting and then abandoning one book after another. Got very frustrated, but happily, this is one novel that I finished (and in record time too!) The Short Drop was an audible deal offer on Amazon, and I was very curious when I read the book description (A cold case involving the future president’s missing daughter suddenly has new evidence turn up 10 years later). Very intriguing! And I was not disappointed, at all. And I’ve been recommending this thriller to everyone I know since!

This book really lived up to its “live-wire debut” description – it’s a clichĂ© to say this, but I found it to be a literal page turner, with so many unexpected twists and turns, and I never got bored or even felt like putting the book down (what a struggle to find the extra time to sleep/eat/work!). The author managed to keep me guessing, and although I did figure out the ‘big secret’ in the girl’s disappearance before it was revealed, I was surprised when someone I thought was a friend turned out to be not so friendly.

It also helped that I really liked the main character Gibson Vaughn – he’s this (disgraced but still legendary) hacker and ex-marine, who has never gotten over the disappearance of Suzanne Lombard (his childhood friend who was practically his baby sister). From his recollections of the girl, I found myself deeply caring about what happened to her also. And even as the other characters cautioned Gibson about ‘false hope’ – the girl had been gone for 10 years! – I found myself right beside Gibson – hoping against hope that there was a happy ending somehow.

I also want to mention how easy it was to read this book – the writing flow was so good, and I was really immersed in the story. It’s a bit hard to explain (like that so-called x-factor in Hollywood stars), but this author has that special quality that makes me go – this is a good writer, I want to read more of his stuff!

RATING: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

The Short Drop (The Gibson Vaughn Series) by Matthew FitzSimmons (Thomas & Mercer) is available on Amazon and other bookstores (B&N Nookbook, Kobo books, iBooks, Book Depository)

Up to 85% off over 50 business & investing Kindle books! #Kindle Daily Deal!

September 5, 2016 Leave a comment

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The Art of Living by @bobproctorLIVE Bob Proctor, @SandyLGallagher Sandra Gallagher, LJ Ganser (Narrator) for $1.95! #Audible

September 4, 2016 Leave a comment

The Art of Living by Bob Proctor, Sandra Gallagher, LJ Ganser (Narrator)

The Art of Living by Bob Proctor, Sandra Gallagher, LJ Ganser (Narrator) is Audible.Com’s Daily Deal, and is available today for just $2.95! Enjoy!

Product Description:

In Stella Adler’s The Art of Acting, her seminal work on the performing arts, transcripts from Adler’s acting classes were lovingly transformed into a readable volume. In the same vein,The Art of Living presents transcripts from legendary business speaker and mentor Bob Proctor’s most popular workshop – Matrixx – and brings this wisdom to a wider audience in book form.

With this audiobook, the listener will become a student of Bob Proctor as he teaches lessons and presents jewels of wisdom on living an extraordinary life. Listeners will marvel at Proctor’s miraculous way of disseminating his decades of business wisdom into easy-to-understand parables and learn lessons on what our creative faculties are and how to use them, why we need to unlearn most of the false beliefs we’ve been indoctrinated with our whole lives, and how our intellects have the ability not only to put us ahead in life but also to be our biggest detriment.

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Liar’s Bench by Kim Michele Richardson @writernwaiting for $2.99! @PenguinRandom #Kindle #Literary #Fiction Daily #Deal! #Southern

September 4, 2016 Leave a comment

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Liar's Bench by Kim Michele Richardson

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Book Description

In 1972, on Mudas Summers’ seventeenth birthday, her beloved Mama, Ella, is found hanging from the rafters of their home. Most people in Peckinpaw, Kentucky, assume that Ella’s no-good husband did the deed. Others think Ella grew tired of his abuse and did it herself. Muddy is determined to find out for sure either way, especially once she finds strange papers hidden amongst her mama’s possessions.

But Peckinpaw keeps its secrets buried deep. Muddy’s almost-more-than-friend, Bobby Marshall, knows that better than most. Though he passes for white, one of his ancestors was Frannie Crow, a slave hanged a century ago on nearby Hark Hill Plantation. Adorning the town square is a seat built from Frannie’s gallows. A tribute, a relic–and a caution–it’s known as Liar’s Bench. Now, the answers Muddy seeks soon lead back to Hark Hill, to hatred and corruption that have echoed through the years–and lies she must be brave enough to confront at last.

Kim Michele Richardson’s lush, beautifully written debut is set against a Southern backdrop passing uneasily from bigotry and brutality to hope. With its compelling mystery and complex yet relatable heroine, Liar’s Bench is a story of first love, raw courage, and truths that won’t be denied.

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Garden of Lies by Eileen Goudge @eileengoudge for $1.99! @OpenRoadMedia #Kindle #Romance Daily #Deal!

September 4, 2016 Leave a comment

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Garden of Lies by Eileen Goudge

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Book Description

Goudge’s blockbuster classic: A new mother’s desperate decision sets in motion a dramatic series of events leading to an epic romance

Sylvie wants to be a good wife to Gerald, who offers the privileged life she could only dream of, growing up. When they wed eight years ago, the country was in the throes of the Depression, and she thought she’d made the right choice.  She wants to please her new husband, and bear his children. But no matter how hard she tries,  she cannot  give him her whole heart.

She thinks something is wrong with her until Nikos, the earthy Greek handyman, shows her what real passion is—and gives her a child. Sylvie knows Gerald will never accept the newborn, with her black eyes and dark hair, and she despairs until a fire in the hospital gives her a way out. In the confusion she switches her daughter for another’s, a bold act that resonates through the decades and culminates in one of the most passionate love stories portrayed in contemporary fiction.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Eileen Goudge including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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The Backpacker’s Handbook, 4th Ed by Chris Townsend @townsendoutdoor for $1.99! #Kindle #Nonfiction Daily #Deal!

September 4, 2016 Leave a comment

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The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Ed by Chris Townsend

The Backpacker’s Handbook, 4th Ed‘ by Chris Townsend (International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press) is available at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site. Also on Amazon CA.

Book Description

What you need to know before you hit the trails

Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker’s Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You’ll find the last word on:

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Quantum Lens by Douglas E. Richards @RichardsAuthor for $1.99! #Kindle #Thriller & #Suspense Daily #Deal!

September 4, 2016 Leave a comment

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Quantum Lens by Douglas E. Richards

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Book Description

A mind-blowing new technothriller from the NY Times bestselling author whose books have been downloaded over a million times.

Omar Haddad is a brutal jihadist in Syria who appears to be capable of supernatural feats. But is Haddad divine, as he claims? Is he a gifted magician? Or is he making use of a stunning scientific breakthrough? And what, exactly, is keeping him from unleashing the global apocalypse he’s so eager to bring about?

Brennan Craft, a quirky quantum physics genius, has the answers, and the US military is desperate to capture him. But when Craft risks everything to recruit a Black Ops researcher named Alyssa Aronson, it becomes clear he’s playing a treacherous game of his own.

Hunted by both the military and Haddad, Craft and Alyssa race to find a way to keep the unstoppable jihadist in check. But there may not be any way. And Alyssa soon fears that Craft is becoming an even bigger threat to the world than Omar Haddad . . .

Quantum Lens is a smart, roller-coaster-ride of a thriller, packed with intriguing ideas that readers will be contemplating long after they’ve read the last page.

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The Edge of Lost by Kristina Mcmorris @KrisMcmorris for $2.99! @PenguinRandom #Kindle #Literary #Fiction Daily #Deal! #Historical

September 4, 2016 Leave a comment

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Book Description

On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard’s only daughter–one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island–has gone missing. Tending the warden’s greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl’s whereabouts, and that both of their lives depend on the search’s outcome.

Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living as an aspiring vaudevillian in Dublin pubs. Talented and shrewd, Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding his real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon all his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and foreign world.

Skillfully weaving these two stories, Kristina McMorris delivers a compelling novel that moves from Ireland to New York to San Francisco Bay. As her finely crafted characters discover the true nature of loyalty, sacrifice, and betrayal, they are forced to confront the lies we tell–and believe–in order to survive.

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