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Order Online…..

I purchased this book online last week and it finally arrived yesterday. The local bookstore that I normally frequent didn’t have this book so I just ordered it online. I can’t wait to read this book but I’ll have to finish what I’m currently reading first (one thing at a time). What about you? Are there any books out there that you are really looking forward to?

Synopsis: In the year 2125, a mission to not only explore the universe but to colonize other planets has been sent out. A group of mating pairs in cryostats as well as a small team to pilot the ship are also sent out. The group in cryostats is awakened to find that the pilots are missing, and there are no records saved since leaving Earth. Now three generations into the new colony, Cayden Wayne has emerged as one of the top crewmen and has to deal not only with the Biotas, the native inhabitants on the planet, but the Kamolians as well, a warrior race with universal domination as their only goal.

The first in a series of books that will follow Cayden and his team of friends as they explore the universe as well as try to figure out what happened during the missing time after leaving Earth.

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How do you pick….?

When shopping for new stuff to read, how do you decide on what literature you take home with you?

I have few authors that I enjoy reading so part of it is just keeping up with my favorite authors. The other part of it is, while I’m browsing, I’ll see books that attract my attention or books that speak to me. Part of it is how the cover looks but the main part is when I pick it up to read the synopsis. If the synopsis makes it sound good, then it goes in my basket. If it doesn’t sound good to me then it goes back on the shelf.

If I’m shopping online, I’ll do the same thing. However, I can search more directly when I shop online. I can look for books in a specific genre or written by a certain author. I can narrow it down a little easier instead of just kind of wondering around the store. Don’t get me wrong, I like browsing the bookstore. It’s just a little easier to narrow down your search online.

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Latest haul!

I made a visit to the local bookstore today. I received a gift card to the local bookstore for my birthday and I got to spend it earlier. You’ll see below what I purchased with said gift card. I always enjoy shopping at my local bookstore. I can always find what I’m looking for and the store is always clean.

Lucy Crisp and the Vanishing House by Janet Hill
Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin
Killing November by Adriana Mather
Hunting November by Adriana Mather
High Crime Area by Joyce Carol Oates
This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher

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Tsundoku

Tsundoku is a Japanese word that means you have a bunch of books piled up somewhere and then you don’t read them. Do you have a bunch of unread literature at your house? Do you plan on reading them at some point? Why or why not?

Apparently the term tsundoku also refers to books stacked on a bookshelf that you plan on reading later. So I guess it applies to me anyway because I have books on my bookshelves that I haven’t read yet but I do plan on reading at some point. I add books to my shelves before I’ve finished reading the ones I’ve already got. What can I saw…..I like to read. At least you’ll never hear my neighbors complain about my books being too loud.

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“The Haunting of Gillespie House” by Darcy Coates

I’ve been reading this on my Kindle Fire and I was able to finish it last night. I didn’t realize it was going to be such a quick read but it was still a pretty good read despite that. This isn’t the first thing I’ve read by Darcy Coates (I’ve also read “The Haunting of Ashburn House” and “The House Next Door”, which are both on my Kindle) so that’s what kind of got me reading this book in the first place. I like reading things from this particular author but I am also a fan of horror. If you want to read something scary but you also want a quick read, this would be a good book to pick up.

Synopsis: Elle can’t believe her luck; she’s spending a month house-sitting the beautiful Gillespie property. Hidden near the edge of the woods and an hour’s drive from the nearest town, its dark rooms and rich furniture entice her to explore its secrets. There’s even a graveyard hidden behind the house, filled with tombstones that bear an identical year of death.

If only the scratching in the walls would be quiet…

The house’s dark and deadly history quickly becomes tangled with Elle’s life. At the center of it is Jonathan Gillespie, the tyrannical cult leader and original owner of the house. As Elle soon learns — just because he’s dead, doesn’t mean he’s gone.

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Recent purchase for birthday!

I was able to make a purchase at the bookstore for my birthday over the weekend. I feel happy with what I picked up. I could have spent more time at the book store than what I did but my hubby was waiting for me. My hubby got me other stuff for my birthday but this is the literature I got.

What Happened That Night by Deanna Cameron
The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel
The Secret of White Stone Gate by Julia Nobel
Daphne and Velma: The Vanishing Girl by Josephine Ruby
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
Escape Room by Maren Stoffels

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“The Third Twin” by C. J. Omololu

I finally finished reading this book. It was a good book, I didn’t see the end coming and I like it when I can’t guess the ending. You don’t find out what happens till the last 2-3 chapters of the book and you’re left guessing the whole entire time prior to that. But the book isn’t slow and boring prior to finding answers though. There is enough going on in the story to keep you going until then. On a side note, I think this book was geared towards the young adult crowd.

Synopsis: Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It’s Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist.

When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten? Alicia’s guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything. The game is all grown up now that the girls are seniors. They use Alicia as their cover to go out with boys who are hot but not exactly dating material. Boys they’d never, ever be with in real life.

Now one of the guys Alicia went out with has turned up dead, and Lexi wants to stop the game for good. As coincidences start piling up, Ava insists that if they follow the rules for being Alicia, everything will be fine. But when another boy is killed, the DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect: Alicia. The girl who doesn’t exist. As she runs from the cops, Lexi has to find the truth before another boy is murdered. Because either Ava is a killer…or Alicia is real.

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Harry’s Birthday

The bookstore that is near my house, it usually has a “buy 2 and get the 3rd free” on the Harry Potter books (paperback version only). They usually do this in July and I figured it had to do with the fact that Harry’s birthday is in July. Those of you who are a fan of the series, do you do anything special during the month of July since it’s when Harry celebrates his birthday?

Which Harry Potter book is your favorite? Did you like the movie better than the book or the book better than the movie? How often have you read the books? How often do you watch the movies?

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Explore Science Fiction & Fantasy Week!

At Goodreads, they’re celebrating science fiction & fantasy week. One thing they’ve done is listed the 100 most popular science fiction books on Goodreads, the 100 most popular fantasy books on Goodreads and more (you can view it all at the link below). What are some of your favorite science fiction and fantasy novels? Which do you like more…..science fiction or fantasy? How much time do you spend reading each? What are you doing to celebrate science fiction/fantasy week?

https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1890-explore-science-fiction-fantasy-week

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Harry Potter flagship store

Warner Bros. has decided they’re going to open a Harry Potter store in New York (the link below is the original article with the details). Originally reported back in January of this year, this flagship store will be 20,000 square feet and 3 stories, and was set to open sometime this summer. I’ve not heard if they are still opening this summer or not now that we’re dealing with the whole Covid-19 or if the pandemic is pushing that date back.

Will you be visiting the store once it opens? How much time do you think you can spend in a store like that? How much money do you plan on saving up when you do get to go?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmapocock/2020/01/09/warner-bros-to-open-giant-harry-potter-store-in-new-york-city/#487d147862e4