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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

It’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday! Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews this is where you share the first paragraph of one of the books that you are currently reading. Each week I will choose a book of the week (which will be one of the books that I am currently reading) and that book will take part in this book blog meme:

This week my book of the week is Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano:

“It’s a widely known fact that most moms are ready to kill someone by eight thirty AM on any given morning. On that particular morning of Tuesday, October eighth, I was ready by seven forty-five. If you’ve never had to wrestle a two-year-old slathered in maple syrup into a diaper while your four-year-old decides to give herself a haircut in time for pre-school, all while trying to track down the whereabouts of your missing nanny as you sop up coffee grounds from an overflowing pot because in your sleep deprived fog you forgot to put in the filter, let me spell it out for you.”

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Finlay Donovan is killing it…except, she’s really not. A stressed-out single mom of two and struggling novelist, Finlay’s life is in chaos: The new book she promised her literary agent isn’t written; her ex-husband fired the nanny without telling her; and this morning she had to send her four-year-old to school with hair duct-taped to her head after an incident with scissors.

When Finlay is overheard discussing the plot of her new suspense novel with her agent over lunch, she’s mistaken for a contract killer and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet. She soon discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart, as she becomes tangled in a real-life murder investigation.

Fast-paced, deliciously witty, and wholeheartedly authentic in depicting the frustrations and triumphs of motherhood in all its messiness, hilarity, and heartfelt moments, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is the first in a brilliant new series from award-winning Elle Cosimano.”

I have only just started reading it, but I am enjoying it so far!

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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

It’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday! Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews this is where you share the first paragraph of one of the books that you are currently reading so:

“I am your maid. I’m the one who cleans your hotel room, who enters like a phantom when you’re out gallivanting for the day, no care at all about what you’ve left behind, the mess, or what I might see when you’re gone.”

The Maid by Nita Prose click for link to Goodreads

This is next on my list of books to read. I am looking forward to starting it!

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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

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It’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday! Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews this is where you share the first paragraph of one of the books that you are currently reading so:

“It is said that there are two types of people in this world: those who live to eat; and those who eat to live. At five foot three and a size 20, there are no prizes for guessing which camp I’m in, but, after last night, I, Etta Wilson, vow from this point onwards that things are going to change. No more inhaling man-sized dinners and curling up on the sofa in the evening with a glass of wine and a family bar of Dairy Milk, then sloping off to bed with a book and a grab bag of crisps.”

A Moment On The Lips by J Taylor

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 16 February 2022 so keep an eye out for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

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It’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday! Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews this is where you share the first paragraph of one of the books that you are currently reading so:

“”Looking hot today, babe,” Pippa Harte said out loud as she caught a glimpse of herself in the bathroom mirror.”

Pippa’s Cornish Dream by Debbie Johnson (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Since Pippa Harte was forced to take over her parent’s farm, she’s barely had time to shave her legs let alone make time for love. Now she’s more likely to be getting down and dirty mucking out the pigs – and avoiding those of the human male variety.

When Ben Retallick walks out of her childhood and back into her present it seems that perhaps Pippa has more time than she thought. All Poldark smoulders and easy-going charm, Ben’s definitely worth whipping her wellies off for!

But Ben is a man with his own past and his own issues – and as much as she’s enjoying having him around, she’s got to get a grip. After all life isn’t always a beach … even if you are in Cornwall.

Set on the gorgeous Cornish coast at the height of summer, this is the perfect romance to take on your hols!”

I have just borrowed this book from the Library App Libby and am looking forward to starting it soon!

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Top 10 Tuesday

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this week’s Top 10 is Books with Names/Character Names In the Titles (Submitted by BookLoversBlog and Lucy @ Bookworm Blogger).

Here is my list:

Book Review – Cole For Christmas by Janet Raye Stevens

Miss Kane’s Christmas by Caroline Mickelson(link to my Goodreads review)

Clara at Christmas by Lacey London (link to my Goodreads review)

Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann(link to my Goodreads review)

Miz Scarlet and The Holiday Houseguests by Sara M. Barton(link to my Goodreads review)

Book Review – Lucifer’s Game by Cristina Loggia

Book Review – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Book Review – Emma by Jane Austen

Book Review – Bridget Jones Diary and Other Writings by Helen Fielding

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr(link to my Goodreads review)

I had more trouble than I thought I would with this one! It appears that I don’t read that many books with names in the title, and those that I do are Christmas related!

What books are on your list?

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Friday Musings – Tell Me Something Tuesday

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Welcome to my Friday Musings Post! This is where every week I will scour the Blogosphere and find past meme questions and incorporate them into a current post (linking back to the blog who set the meme).

This week I have chosen:

Tell Me Something Tuesday, hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings.

On 17 March 2020 the prompt was: Lucky finds: what book(s) do you consider a lucky find?

Here are a couple of books from last year that I consider lucky finds. They are both from the library and I just happened upon them (click title for my review:

Book Review – Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

I wanted to find a book that began with “y” as I want to be able to spell my name in books. I was struggling for quite a while until this one came up. I am so glad that it did! It was a lovely light chick lit and I quite happily gave it a 5 star rating!

Book Review – Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson

I love reading Christmas themed books in the run up to Christmas and this one came up on a library book search. I have since learned that this author has done a number of different books and I have already read another of her Christmas books because I enjoyed this one so much!

What have been your recent lucky finds?

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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

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It’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday! Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews this is where you share the first paragraph of one of the books that you are currently reading so:

“Prologue

Frankly, Olive was a bit on the fence about this whole grad school thing.”

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (click here for link to Goodreads)

I have (and continue to see) this book everywhere, so for Christmas I decided to ask for a copy. I am so glad that I did! I am really enjoying it so far and I am only 27% through!

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Top 10 Tuesday

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this week’s Top 10 is 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To. This was a tough one for me as I get excited about many books, but they may not necessarily have been published in 2021! Anyway, after a bit of publication date research here is my list (click the titles for their link to Goodreads):

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (currently reading!)

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman (I got this for Christmas)

The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh (I got this for Christmas)

The Dark Remains by Ian Rankin (I got this for Christmas)

Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (on my to read list – not yet purchased)

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling (on my to read list – not yet purchased)

Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey(on my to read list – not yet purchased)

Still Life by Sarah Winman (on my to read list – not yet purchased)

On A Night Like This by Lindsey Kelk (on my to read list – not yet purchased)

Tinker, Tailor, Schoolmum, Spy by Faye Brann (on my to read list – not yet purchased)

What books are on your list?

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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

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It’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday! Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews this is where you share the first paragraph of one of the books that you are currently reading so:

“The sky out the glass roof of her Vega Gull was as crimson as the airplane. Beyond the windshield and the gray whirl of propeller, ten thousand tons of iron stood laced against the setting sun. Nanee called over the roar of the Gypsy Six engine, “La Dame de Fer a son Meilleur Niveau – that’s the kind of art I love”, to Dagobert, her sole passenger, who wagged his unkempt poodle tail as they circled the Eiffel Tower. The Iron Lady at Her Best.”

The Postmistress of Paris by Meg Waite Clayton (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on a Blog Tour for this book on 19 January 2022. Keep your eyes peeled for the review!

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Top 10 Tuesday

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this weeks Top 10 is books that have been recently added to my shelves. As I have already done a post on this, I have decided to choose 10 books from my TBR shelves that have been given to me in the past and that I still need to make time to read.

The Best Things by Mel Giedroyc (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

Warm, funny, life-affirming and true, The Best Things is the joyous debut novel from much-loved comedian, writer, actor and presenter Mel Giedroyc.

It’s the story of a family who lose everything, only to find themselves, and each other, along the way.

Sally and Frank Parker have it all.

Then one day, because of Frank, they don’t.

As the bailiffs move in and the money runs out, Sally realises that she and her children don’t have a clue about how to survive.

Or do they?

The Parkers are about to discover that the best things in life aren’t things at all.”

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (and the rest of His Dark Materials) (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal–including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want–but what Lyra doesn’t know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other.”

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowden (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.

Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.

A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.”

Down Pinhole by Glenn Cooper (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“DOWN – Pinhole is the first book of an explosive new trilogy by international bestselling author, Glenn Cooper. A cross between DANTE’S INFERNO and GAME OF THRONES, DOWN is part historical thriller and part fantasy-adventure, a thought-provoking, page-turning, epic saga that explores the consequences of evil and transports readers to a world unlike any they have ever experienced.

John Camp heads up security at a world’s largest super-collider tunneled around London. Scarred by his wartime experiences, he’s been fighting his demons and putting his life back in order. High on his priorities is his new relationship with physicist Emily Loughty, the collider’s beautiful and accomplished Scottish research director.

When the collider starts up it hits its projected energy target but then inexplicably continues powering much higher. In the blink of an eye Emily disappears and a rough-looking man appears in her place. In fear and confusion the man barrels out of the lab and disappears. His identity may be the only clue to what has happened.

John volunteers to embark on a mission to try and rescue Emily and when the collider is powered up again he finds himself in a strange and terrifying world, geographically identical to Earth but very different. It’s a place some call Down, eternally populated by those who’ve committed the most unforgivable acts of evil during their lives. Here in a world with but a few glimmers of hope, kings and dukes, including infamous historical figures, battle perpetually for supremacy.

In a race against time, John must navigate the terrible landscape of Down and bring home the love of his life before they are trapped for the rest of their lives.”

As Old As Time A Twisted Tale (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Can the enchanted rose reveal hidden truths? Could it be that Belle’s mother was the one who cursed the Beast all those years? When Belle touches the enchanted rose hidden away in the Beast’s castle, memories flood through her mind – memories of a mother she thought she would never see again.”

Belle’s Library by Linda Woolverton (Foreword), Brittany Rubiano, Jenna Huerta (Art), Walt Disney Company (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Disney’s Belle is one of the best fictional bookworms around. But what exactly is on her reading list? In this unique literary journal, enjoy inspiring quotes from some of Belle’s favorite books, as well as her insightful notes and colorful drawings.
Includes a forward by noted Disney screenwriter Linda Woolverton.”

Comic Curious and Quirky: News Stories from Centuries Past by Rona Levin (click for link to Goodreads)

“We live in the era of catchy headlines and click-bait online features—but we’re not the first generation to enjoy news that is strange or lurid. As Rona Levin shows in Comic, Curious and Quirky News Stories from Centuries Past, oddity and intrigue have been a part of newspapers since their very earliest days.
           
Collecting some of the most fascinating and bizarre stories from English newspapers from 1700 to 1900, Levin offers up gossip, true crime, scandal, and more. We encounter a drunken cart driver careening through Victorian London while hauling a ton of gunpowder—and matches; sit in on the first meeting of the “No-Nose Club”, a support group for syphilitics; get a gruesome glimpse of the autopsy of the Empress Maria Theresa, whose body is discovered to be full of “a great quantity of fat and viscous matter, Her Majesty having accustomed herself never to spit.”
 
The variety of stories is astonishing, their contents often horrifying—but just like their original audiences, readers today will be unable to turn away.”

Grimms Complete Fairy Tales (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“They are the stories we’ve known since we were children. RapunzelHansel and GretelCinderellaSleeping Beauty. But the works originally collected by the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s are not necessarily the versions we heard before bedtime. They’re darker and often don’t end very happily—but they’re often far more interesting.

This elegant edition of Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales includes all our cherished favorites—Snow WhiteRumpelstiltskinLittle Red Cap, and many more—in their original versions. With specially designed end papers, a genuine leather cover, and other enhancements, it’s the perfect gift for anyone looking to build a complete home library.

Many of these tales begin with the familiar refrain of “once upon a time”—but they end with something unexpected and fascinating!”

Hans Christian Anderson The Complete Fairy Tales (click for link to Goodreads)

“All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelina,” “The Red Shoes,” “The Princess on the Pea,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” fill the pages of this beautiful leather-bound collector’s edition. Also included is “The Tallow Candle” — one of the earliest stories written by Andersen, just discovered recently! With both short and long anecdotes, this is a great book of bedtime stories or for rainy-day reading. The attached bookmark ribbon ensures readers will never lose their place as they wander through the imagination of one of the most popular children’s writers of all time.”

The Ascent of Woman by Melanie Phillips (click for link to Goodreads)

“The story of the fight to gain the vote for women is about much more than a peripheral if picturesque skirmish around the introduction of universal suffrage. It is an explosive story of social and sexual revolutionary upheaval, and one which has not yet ended. The movement for women’s suffrage in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries prefigured to a startling extent the controversies which rage today around the role of women. Far from the stereotype of a uniform body of women chaining themselves to railings, the early feminist movement was riven by virulent arguments over women’s role in society, the balance to be struck between self-fulfilment and their duties to family and children, and their relationship with men.

Melanie Phillips’ brilliant book tells the story of the fight for women’s suffrage in a way which sets the high drama of those events in the context of the moral and intellectual ferment that characterised it.”

What books have you been given that you still need to read?

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