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Marvelous Monday with Lexi

June 4th Edition of Marvelous Monday with Lexi by On My Kindle Book Reviews!

I don't know about your neck of the woods but it sure is hot in mine! I haven't been able to go for my long walks lately because of the heat and humidity.

Mommy took me for a walk a couple of evenings ago. I met a really nice couple who were walking to a hotel. While the man played with me, the lady told Mommy about how they were walking to a hotel because their job at a carnival didn't work out. The lady said the carnival just left them at a town several hours away and they managed to hitch a ride to our town. Mommy felt bad for them but couldn't do anything to help since Uncle Mike had the car and she didn't have any money to give them. They weren't asking Mommy for money, but she empathized with their situation and wished she could have helped them.

Mommy has been applying for jobs and she got an interview with a local grocery store. However, the interview lasted only 10 minutes and the person who interviewed her was more interested in a job she had a couple of years ago, before the divorce, than he was in her recent work experience as a cashier. Mommy came home from the interview annoyed and frustrated because she felt like she'd been blown off. I can't say I blame her... She's willing to work Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in exchange for having Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays off for her appointments. According to Mommy, weekends are busy days at grocery and retail stores so I don't understand why employers are being so difficult about it. It must be some kind of "alpha dog" thing for employers; they want her to work weekends, but they want this on their terms.

If you ask me, I think humans can be pretty stupid sometimes. Mommy agrees.

Currently Reading

REDEMPTION by Mike Schlossberg on Goodreads
Twenty young people wake aboard the spaceship Redemption with no memory how they got there.

Asher Maddox went to sleep a college dropout with clinical depression and anxiety. He wakes one hundred sixty years in the future to assume the role as captain aboard a spaceship he knows nothing about, with a crew as in the dark as he is.

Yanked from their everyday lives, the crew learns that Earth has been ravaged by the Spades virus – a deadly disease planted by aliens. They are tasked with obtaining the vaccine that will save humanity, while forced to hide from an unidentified, but highly advanced enemy.

Half a galaxy away from Earth, the crew sets out to complete the quest against impossible odds. As the enemy draws closer, they learn to run the ship despite their own flaws and rivalries. But they have another enemy . . . time. And it’s running out.
Mommy's pretty excited about reading this book because the author told her that the plot discusses mental health issues in it. Since it's a futuristic science fiction novel, she's interested in seeing how the author addresses this subject.

Up Next

Last week, a publisher reached out to Mommy on NetGalley and asked her to review a new book written by an author she's reviewed before. Even though the timeline is a bit tight, Mommy agreed because she likes the author and it's the first time a publisher has requested a review from her.

DEEPEST SCARS by Tricia Copeland on Goodreads   DETHRONED by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge on Goodreads

Several authors who Mommy has worked with before have new books being released this summer, so stay tuned to see what she has in store for you this summer.

Have a marvelous Monday and a happy week! 
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