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7.21.2015

Challenges

You may have noticed that I haven't been in Blogland much.  Yet again.  Suffice it to say that I'm on hiatus for the next couple of weeks.  Now instead of planning for a move, we are actually moving.  I can't wait to share house pictures, plans, etc with ya'll.  But right now I'm on a time crunch and need to get all my treasures packed up (bleh).

I DID want to pop in and share just where I'm falling with the Summer Reading Challenge, though!

Since June, I have read these books off my list:

[Book titles are affiliate links]

The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva. A book that has been on your TBR list for a year or more.  This is number 12 out of 14 in the Gabriel Allon series.  I have read all of them up to this point, thanks to my amazing father in law for getting me hooked!  I've mentioned them a few times on here, but they're great.  Gabriel is an art restorer-turned-Israeli spy, saving his country from a myriad of threats.  This particular novel focused on the history and current events of the Jewish-Catholic-Islamic dynamic.  One of the things I enjoy about each book is at the end when Silva writes a short "bibliography" (kind of) that outlines what parts of the book were based on true events (and what they were) and what is entirely fiction.

Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore. A book with a kickass female character. I actually started this book on the day that this challenge started, but I didn't know about the challenge until a couple days later.  I'm counting it though.  It was a great book and I can't wait until the next one in the series!  Side note-  I shared my review on Facebook, and the author "liked" it, and "liked" my Facebook/Blog page!  

The Book of Joan by Melissa Rivers.  A book written by a comedian or celebrity.  I've got a separate review of this all scheduled, but have decided to hold off on (most) posting until I can focus more on the blog.  It's basically a series of essays and short stories written by Melissa about her mom, Joan.  It's a light, fun read, but not really award-winning literature.

I've also settled on a "Summer" book!  I was just perusing an email from NetGalley today, and came across Summer of Fire by Kitty Pilgrim.  The description had me hooked and it is currently being sent to my Kindle!

While it's not a part of the challenge, I also read The Tank Man's Son by Mark Bouman, which I reviewed last week and thoroughly enjoyed.  It might've been the first "5-paw" rating I've given to a non-Berenstein Bears book!

I'm not sure what I'll read next off my list- I'm bouncing between books on the Kindle for the ease of access, and books I have physical copies of that could be buried in the move if I don't read them right away! 

Linking with See You in a Porridge, By Kari Parker, & The Kay Times!

6 comments:

  1. that series sounds interesting, i haven't heard of it before. the bibliography at the end sounds cool. drawing fire looks really interesting, and how cool that the author liked your review and fb page!

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  2. Look at you getting all this reading in while you are moving! I was reading my YA novel when I heard about the challenge and totally counted it.

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  3. I hadn't heard of it until I saw a few books on my father in law's kindle account. Shortly after beginning reading the series, I found ALL of them on there! He'd gone a head and got them and realized he hadn't read them all either!

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  4. Hahah I'm trying! It's been a bit easier because Husband has been away a lot for work, leaving my nights free to read. Now that I actually have to start packing, I may not get too far with the books!

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  5. That's so cool that the author liked your review!!

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  6. I was considering reading the Book of Joan.. will see if I get a chance to give it a read any time soon. Good luck with the move!

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