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Monday, August 15, 2016
Marvelous Monday, TBR, On My Kindle Book Reviews

You may have noticed that my Marvelous Monday post images frequently feature dogs and wonder why.

First, I figured that featuring dogs would counteract the Caturday posts and memes that you have seen over the weekend. Second, I am a dog person. I do not dislike cats, but I am allergic to cats and my reaction to cat dander is pretty severe. I sometimes have an allergic reaction to dogs; however, it is usually slight in most cases and non-existent if the dog is bathed regularly. Third, compared to humans, dogs are easy. They do not judge, they do not do stupid things that trigger traumatic memories, and petting or playing with them helps to relieve any anxiety that I am feeling at the time.

I just thought I would share this with all of you before I begin the discussion about my progress on the pile of books that I am reading.

Last week I managed to read all three books in my TBR pile, plus I came up with a couple of new t-shirt designs for bookworms. Check them out at my store and let me know what you think of them.

To be Reviewed

Wings to Whispers, P.S. Winn, To be Reviewed, On My Kindle Book Reviews      Super Sporty 6, Ellie Firestone, To be Reviewed, On My Kindle Book Reviews      The Secret of Trail House Lodge, Sophie Collins Mystery, Madge H. Gressley, To be Reviewed, On My Kindle Book Reviews

It is fortuitous that I chose to read Wings to Whispers by P.S. Winn last week because it is currently on sale for $0.99 on Amazon.

To be Read

Reading three books this week may prove to be a pretty big challenge. Kyle came down sick over the weekend and I am feeling pretty under the weather myself; however, I am going to see if I can manage three books this week.

Poison Makers, Jimmy Olsen, To be Read, On My Kindle Book Reviews
While investigating the seemingly innocent death of the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Edgar Espinosa-Jones (EJ) finds the Caribbean islands of the 1970s seething with political intrigue, revolutionaries, superstition, violence, and love affairs--with the curse of voodoo magic over all.
Mr. Olsen was kind enough to send me a hardcover print copy of Poison Makers to review! It is not often that I receive print books to review, much less hardcover print books. I have already read a few chapters and I am enjoying it thus far.

The Journey, John A. Heldt, To be Read, On My Kindle Book Reviews
Seattle, 2010. When her entrepreneur husband dies in an accident, Michelle Preston Richardson, 48, finds herself childless and directionless. She yearns for the simpler days of her youth, before she followed her high school sweetheart down a road that led to limitless riches but little fulfillment, and jumps at a chance to reconnect with her past at a class reunion. But when Michelle returns to Unionville, Oregon, and joins three classmates on a spur-of-the-moment tour of an abandoned mansion, she gets more than she asked for. She enters a mysterious room and is thrown back to 1979.

Distraught and destitute, Michelle finds a job as a secretary at Unionville High, where she guides her spirited younger self, Shelly Preston, and childhood friends through their tumultuous senior year. Along the way, she meets widowed teacher Robert Land and finds the love and happiness she had always sought. But that happiness is threatened when history intervenes and Michelle must act quickly to save those she loves from deadly fates. Filled with humor and heartbreak, THE JOURNEY gives new meaning to friendship, courage, and commitment as it follows an unfulfilled soul through her second shot at life.
Correlations, P.S. Winn, To be Read, On My Kindle Book Reviews
In this psychological, paranormal thriller, Lacey is dealing with the death of her grandmother. At the same time, she is astonished to find someone is harassing her. Unfortunately, she finds what is happening to her is related to her past and the secrets she thought were hidden concerning her mothers' death ten years ago. As the events escalate, Lacey is going to need help not only from this world to protect her, but maybe from the next world where her grandma, grandpa and mothers' spirits are hopefully watching over her.
I am still on target to achieving my goal of reading all of the books in my pile by the first week of September. Hopefully, I can maintain this pace so that I can begin accepting review requests from new authors.

Don't forget to check out the new t-shirts I'm offering at My Life's Miscellany and let me know what you think of the designs in the comments.

Have a marvelous Monday and a fabulous week!

Enjoy!