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Summer is almost over for me as school starts in about a week! I love working in a school but I am not naturally a morning person so getting up at stupid o'clock is really hard. My son had his birthday this week and we serenaded him with the Taylor Swift song 22! I am really proud of him. my other kids are trying to squeeze in as much summer fun into these last few days so I am constantly having to drive them places. I am so glad I got Spotify Premium! Lots of music and no commercials = sanity.
I also got a new haircut and color on Friday! I have VERY curly hair, but Brenda (The stylist) is a miracle worker! It will go back to curly in another day or so, but it's nice to know I have the option to have a straight hair look once in a while.
|Me and my "Mini Me" both with straight hair!|
Read This week:
There were two books this week that I loved and gave 5 stars to: Earth's End and An Ember In The Ashes.
I'm a sucker for star-crossed lovers and royal intrigue. Earth's End, the third book in this series, had so many payoff moments for Aldrik and Vhalla. I can't wait to start the next book!
An Ember In The Ashes was an audio book and I LOOOOVED IT! It is set in a time that is sort of like ancient Rome and is about two people (a privileged soldier, and a slave) who both want to escape. It is romantic and ruthless all at once.
On the other side of the spectrum, Secrets in The Snow was terrible. I already posted a review on GoodReads, but I really hated it.
Jack Death was an interesting book, but I'm not sure who the intended audience is. I read like a Roald Dahl book, but was overly violent. I think it might scare middle grade readers...
I just finished with Soundless by Richelle Mead, and I really enjoyed it. I think it did not get a great reception when it first came out, but I thought elements of it (such as the mc describing hearing for the first time) to be really imaginative. The ending was not exactly perfect, but I will write a review of it soon to go into more detail.
All of these books were FREE! Thank you Laura of FUONLYKNEW for her list of free kindle books!!! Go to her link and see her listing of tons of free books.
I first became enthralled by the Clara Vine series when I read The Pursuit Of Pearls from NetGalley. It is about an actress who becomes a British Spy during WWII. It was so well written that I didn't realize it was book four in a series! So I tried to find the first three books. I later understood that these are British books and they just aren't available in the US. The only place I could find them is through Book Depository, so I had to get all of them. Okay yes, I have no self-control, but isn't this cover stunning?
How was your week? What books did you love or hate? Let's talk.