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Teaser Tuesdays

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Teaser Tuesday:  Code Name Verity Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Jenn @ A Daily Rhythm. Here are the rules: grab whatever you're reading, open to a random page, select no more than two sentence (NO SPOILERS), share the title and author, and GO!

Here's today's teaser:
"It had been used recently, blood still on the blade.  We stood tied together mutely, and I thought, They will make me watch.  They will kill her first and make me watch.  Then they will kill me." --page 195Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I am loving this book! 

Happy reading!

Teaser Tuesdays

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Teaser Tuesday:  At the Water's Edge Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Jenn @ A Daily Rhythm. Here are the rules: grab whatever you're reading, open to a random page, select no more than two sentence (NO SPOILERS), share the title and author, and GO!

Here's today's teaser:
"Her wool coat floated, an absurd umbrella, first resisting and finally wicking water, puller her deeper.  She looked back at the landing, suddenly desperate.  If only she had a hat, she could throw is back onto the thorny gorse.  If she'd had anything that would float, maybe they'd think it was an accident and let her be buried with her daughter." --page 8At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen

I am so excited for this book and am rather enjoying it so far!

Happy reading :)

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form. The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!
This week's topic is:  Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR.  Well...let's be honest...my Fall TBR is really a life-long TBR and (hopefully) some books I can get accomplished soon.  Regardless, here are the books that are on my immediate radar to read:

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Thingsby Jenny Lawson (Released today!!!) In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1)by Tana French (Currently on my coffee table)
The Fate of Ten (Lorien Legacies #6) by Pittacus Lore (Released September 1)
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (Release Date: October 6)
Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #3) by Ransom Riggs (Released today)
Everything, Everything by Nicolas Yoon (Released September 1)
The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium #4) by David Lagercrantz (Released Augu…

Beyond the Books: Favorite Foods and A Recipe

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This week's topic is:  Favorite Foods and a Recipe to Share

Mmmm...food!  Let's be honest, this list could (literally) go on forever.  You could easily subcategorize several different foods, whether by ethnic traits, sweets, savory, spicy, and so on.  So, to keep things simple, I'm breaking it down like this:  Things I Like to Snack On and Main Dishes!

Things I Like to Snack On
Jalapeno Cheddar CheetosBlue Diamond Rice Crackers (in a variety of flavors)Chili Cheese FritosHummusDark ChocolateString CheeseKit KatsMain Dishes
Zucchini BakeBBQ...pretty much anythingFish Tacos (my uncle makes the BEST!)Soups...I love a good soupAnd A Recipe!
This has become my go-to dinner recipe when we have company.  It's so good, really easy to make, and a crowd-pleaser.  It may look like it takes awhile, but it really doesn't!

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (mmmm) 1 lb Chicken Breast (cubed or shredded)
2 Cups Chicken Broth (roughly one 14 oz can)
1 Can Diced Green Chilies (4 oz can)
1 Pkg …

Teaser Tuesdays

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Teaser Tuesday:  Hausfrau Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Jenn @ A Daily Rhythm. Here are the rules: grab whatever you're reading, open to a random page, select no more than two sentence (NO SPOILERS), share the title and author, and GO!

Here's today's teaser:
"The longing for diversion was a recent development; her pining to be hungered for was decades old.  But both rose from a lassitude born of small-scale grudges and trifling, trivial injuries, the last ten years of which she blamed on Bruno.  From that rose boredom and from boredom particular habits were born.  This she could not blame on Bruno." --page 45Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Not sure how to categorize my feelings on this one yet...

Top Ten Tuesday: FREEBIE

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form. The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!
This week's topic is:  FREEBIE.  Yay!  So, because I missed last week's Top Ten, I am going to go with that topic...Top Ten Complete Series I Have Yet to Finish.

Here they are:

Inkworldby Cornelia Funke
Finishing School by Gail Carriger
The Chemical Garden by Lauren DeStefano
Contours of the Heart by Tammara Webber
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Edilean by Jude Deveraux
The Tudor Court by Philippa Gregory
Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy The Kommandant's Girlby Pam Jenoff
Some of these I've only read one book in, while others are nearly complete!  What are some series you need to finish?

Also, look for next week's top ten:  Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

Happy reading!

Top Ten Tuesdays: Characters Who Don't Click

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form. The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!
This week's topic is:  Top Ten Characters That I Just Didn't Click With.  Oh...a doozy! 

Here are mine:

Rosemary from Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
I didn't not feel bad for Rosemary at all.  I felt her character was weak and so wishy-washy.  Ugh.  This could, undoubtedly, be due to the fact that the book was written in the 60s...alas. Emma from Emmaby Jane Austen
Oh, Emma.  My least favorite Austen character, and book, by far.  She's whiny, manipulative, and snooty.  She didn't deserve John at all! Celia and Marco from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I just couldn't bring myself to believe or really even care for either of theses characters.  While I did like Marco more than Celia, neither impressed me too much... Eadlyn from The Heirby Kiera Ca…

Teaser Tuesdays

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Teaser Tuesday:  The Paris Wife
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Jenn @ A Daily Rhythm. Here are the rules: grab whatever you're reading, open to a random page, select no more than two sentence (NO SPOILERS), share the title and author, and GO!

Here's today's teaser:
"His letters came crushed and strangled, full of deliciousness, sometimes two and three times a day.  I tried to be more reserved at first, vowing to write only once a week, but that fell apart immediately.  Before long I found myself in a real bind." --page 37The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

I am loving this book so far...such beautiful prose!

Happy reading!