Monday, September 25, 2017

Mini Bloggiesta Finish Line
Another fun, entertaining, and successful BLOGGIESTA has come to an end.

I love interacting with other bloggers and to see what they are doing to improve their blog and their blogging knowledge and experience.

Here is my list, and it is all finished.  :)  I actually am still deleting meme posts only.   :)

1.  Back Up My Blog - thank again to Steph from Cover2Cover for the directions.

2.  Clean up my taskbar - I have a ton of drafts of reviews and other items that have already been posted. 

3.  Visit other blogs - I have been visiting blog on the linky list and on the Twitter Page.  :)  Love seeing the lists.

4.  Delete some old posts from when I started blogging - I am afraid my blog will crash - will it?  :)
   •     I am currently deleting from 2010 and 2011...did some from 2013 and 2014 also.  Yippee!!
   •    Does anyone know the answer about the blog eventually crashing if there are too many posts????
   •    Getting tired of deleting, but I will continue later  -  I have taken the pages of posts down from 38 to 33 and the number of posts down from 1888 to 1618.
Hope you can join in 2018 for the BLOGGIESTA.

THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by and cheered me on and commented.

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading? - 9/25/2017
I hope you had a great reading week. 
This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
Books Completed

THE BLACKBIRD SEASON by Kate Moretti - review will be on October 12 - finished on September 18.

THE WELCOME HOME DINER by Peggy Lampman - review will be on October 10 - finished on September 14.

ODD CHILD OUT by Gilly MacMillan - review will be on October 5 - finished on September 7.

THE TRUST by Ronald H. Balson - review is in the book's title - finished September 3.

Enjoyable read - difficult to put down.

LOVE AND OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES by Jamie Ford - review is in the book's title - finished on August 31.

Another beautiful read by Jamie Ford.
Book Currently Reading 

THE IT GIRLS by Karen Harper   - review will be on October 24.  
Books Up Next:

DRAWING LESSONS by Patricia Sands - review will be on October 11.

TAHOE PAYBACK by Todd Borg - review will be on October 17.
SEVEN DAYS OF US by Francesca Hornack - review will be on November 7. 

THE MISSING by C. L. Taylor - review will be on November 9.
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A. J. Finn - review will be on January 2, 2018.

THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - review will be on January 9, 2018.
THE ENGLISH WIFE by Lauren Willig - review will be on January 10, 2018.
WHERE THE WILD CHERRIES GROW by Laura Madeleine - review will be on February 13, 2018.
SUNBURN by Laura Lipmann - review will be on February 20, 2018.
THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR by Sally Hepworth - review will be on March 13, 2018.
NOT THAT I COULD TELL by Jessica Strawser - review will be on March 27, 2018.


Mailbox Monday - 9/25/2017

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.
Here’s a shout out to the administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit
Martha of Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf

THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
I hope you had a good mailbox.
On Wednesday, September 20, I received:

1.  EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NIGHTMARES! AND HOW TO DEFEAT THEM by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, courtesy of Noreen Herits of Penguin Random House.

A surprise!!

On Thursday, September 21, I received:

1.  DRAWING LESSONS by Patricia Sands, courtesy of the author and NetGalley.
On Friday, September 22, I downloaded:
1.  A 99 cent book from the Bookperk List E-mail - THE GIRL WHO LIED by Sue Fortin.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Libby The Library

Does your library have LIBBY?

Have you tried it?  It seems to be more user friendly to me.

When I did a search for audio books, it gave every audio book available.  I wasn't looking for anything in particular so I used that feature.

I hope your library has Libby, and you have tried it.

Let me know if you have used it. 

Happy Reading!!

Friday, September 22, 2017

How Many of These Banned Books Have You Read?

Image created by me and courtesy of

Banned Book Week is September 24 to September 30.

The Blog Hop Question was about Banned or Challenged Books.  Link to the post and the comments is here.

One of my wonderful followers was kind enough to take the time to look at my Goodreads list to see what banned books I have read.  THANK YOU, Wendy of Literary Feline, for taking the time to do that.

I can't believe some of them are banned, and does anyone know the reason for these books being banned and/or the criteria for banning a book? 

Here is the list of books Wendy found for me on my Goodreads list.  :)  

It looks like I am a BANNED BOOK lover.  LOL!!

Water for Elephants
The Pact
Memoirs of a Geisha
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Poisonwood Bible (challenged)
Snow Falling on Cedars
A Time to Kill (challenged)
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Glass Castle
The Art of Racing Rain
The Kite Runner (Challenged)

How many of these have you read?