It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #SundayPost #SundaySalon

 

The It’s Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at BookDate

I’m also linking to The Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer

And the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

Life…

 

A quiet week for me.

Hubby and I have been watching Dark Matter (SyFy Channel), so annoyed that it was cancelled so that there was no resolution. Not sure yet what we are going to watch now, maybe a rewatch of something like Burn Notice. I’m delighted to be watching the new season of The Great British Baking Show,

Australian rural romance author Fiona McArthur had a signing nearby this past weekend for her newest release, The Desert Midwife, and I was delighted to meet her.

 

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

Missing Person by Sarah Lotz

A Question of Us by Mary Jayne Baker

The Fact of A Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

A Month of Sunday’s by Liz Byrski

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New Posts

Review: Missing Person by Sarah Lotz ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Review: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Review: A Question of Us by Mary Jayne Baker ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Review: The Fact of A Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Six Degrees of Separation: A Gentleman in Moscow to The Farm

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 

 

You always remember your first love… don’t you?

If there’s anything worse than being fired from the lousiest restaurant in town, it’s coming home early to find your boyfriend in bed with someone else. Reeling from the humiliation of a double dumping in one day, Georgina takes the next job that comes her way—bartender in a newly opened pub. There’s only one problem: it’s run by the guy she fell in love with years ago. And—make that two problems—he doesn’t remember her. At all. But she has fabulous friends and her signature hot pink fur coat… what more could a girl really need?

Lucas McCarthy has not only grown into a broodingly handsome man, but he’s also turned into an actual grown-up, with a thriving business and a dog along the way. Crossing paths with him again throws Georgina’s rocky present into sharp relief—and brings a secret from her past bubbling to the surface. Only she knows what happened twelve years ago, and why she’s allowed the memories to chase her ever since. But maybe it’s not too late for the truth… or a second chance with the one that got away?

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Leaf through your cookbooks, and you’re likely to find a bit of paper with a recipe written in a familiar (or not-so-familiar) hand. It could be a family secret finally divulged, a scribbled interpretation of something seen on TV, even a culinary experiment long since forgotten. What happens to these recipes when the books are passed on?

By day, Michael Popek works in his family’s used bookstore. By night, he’s the voyeuristic force behind the websites ForgottenBookmarks and HandwrittenRecipes, where he shares the weird, wonderful objects he has found among the stacks at his store.

“Handwritten Recipes” is a treasury of Michael’s most fascinating found recipes. You’ll find classic Americana like pies and casseroles alongside ethnic mainstays such as Italian cookies, springerle, and German dumplings. Some are perfectly clear and complete, while others leave crucial elements–like cooking times and ingredient measurements–to the reader’s imagination. You can venture to try any recipe, or just enjoy Popek’s findings as a time capsule from kitchens of generations gone by.

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The year is 1883, and in New York City, it’s a time of dizzying splendor, crushing poverty, and tremendous change. With the gravity-defying Brooklyn Bridge nearly complete and New York in the grips of anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock, Anna Savard and her cousin Sophie—both graduates of the Woman’s Medical School—treat the city’s most vulnerable, even if doing so may put everything they’ve strived for in jeopardy.

Anna’s work has placed her in the path of four children who have lost everything, just as she herself once had. Faced with their helplessness, Anna must make an unexpected choice between holding on to the pain of her past and letting love into her life.

For Sophie, an obstetrician and the orphaned daughter of free people of color, helping a desperate young mother forces her to grapple with the oath she took as a doctor—and thrusts her and Anna into the orbit of Anthony Comstock, a dangerous man who considers himself the enemy of everything indecent and of anyone who dares to defy him.

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 02:35:38

    It looks like the author event was a wonderful one. Meeting authors has to be one of my favorite things in life.

    I’m eagerly looking forward to new episodes of The Great British Baking Show, too.

    Here’s an odd story: There is a recipe in Handwritten Recipes that I think might be my mother’s. It is written in her hand. I showed it to my sister and dad and they think it might be hers, too. Isn’t that crazy?

    Have a lovely week!

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  2. kozbisa
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 03:22:43

    I have pretty much abandoned TV, because so many shows I loved were canceled before issues were resolved. Just makes me sad. I read Don’t You Forget About Me last week. I liked it. There is this epic speech near the end, that is making me happy just thinking about it. I hope you enjoy the book.

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  3. Beware Of The Reader
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 03:31:24

    This is so great when we get to meet authors! I love going to book events just to chat with them 😉 Happy Sunday

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  4. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 03:44:58

    It has been a long while since I attended an author event, but I love them! Enjoy your books and your week.

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  5. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 04:31:16

    I love The Great British Baking Show! I’ll have to catch up on it.

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  6. Wendy @ Falconer's Library
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 05:54:23

    This is a really fun mix of books. Now I’m curious about the Handwritten Recipes (and Deb’s connection to it!).

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  7. Tanya Atkinson
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 06:23:49

    I’m not a TV watcher but I imagine it’s plenty annoying when a favorite is cancelled with no warning. I’ve been seeing great reviews for Don’t You Forget About Me. I hope you enjoy it!

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  8. Greg
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 08:50:27

    I really liked Dark Matter and was so bummed that it was canceled! Loved that show.

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  9. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 11:55:18

    It is frustrating when a favorite show gets canceled! Glad you were able to attend an author event. Have a great week.

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  10. Literary Feline
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 13:41:10

    I wasn’t happy with the cancellation of Dark Matter either. I really liked that show. I am so glad you got to meet Fiona McAthur. What a great opportunity! I hope you enjoy your new reads. The Gilded Hour and Don’t You Forget About Me both sound good! I hope you have a great week and enjoy your reading!

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  11. Kathryn
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 15:01:55

    So annoying when they cancel a show. Myself I like a little bit of reality and I am waiting for the Australian The Block to make its appearance here. Usually entertaining. Nice meeting an author, rarely happens here. I just recently bought another Liz Byrski book, I want to eventually read all her back issues.

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  12. Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 19:39:46

    Meeting authors is always fun! I’m currently reading Don’t You Forget About Me. I’m hoping to finish it soon!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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  13. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 23:41:44

    Bummer Dark Matter got canceled and now you don’t have a proper resolution. They should at least let the show wrap things up. Fun to meet an author! Happy reading!

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  14. Beth F
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 23:45:05

    Handwritten Recipes sounds wonderful! And I’m always happy to see a new Sara Donati.

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  15. Whitney
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 00:10:46

    So awesome that you got to meet an author. I have always wanted to go to a book signing.
    Don’t you forget about me sounds like a good book. I am loving all the illustrated covers lately!
    Hope you have a good week.

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  16. Lisa
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 00:36:19

    How fun to get to go to an author event! Have a great reading week — looking forward to your reviews!

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  17. Lindsi
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 03:28:28

    I had a friend recommend Firefly to me! She failed to mention that is was cancelled after one season and I was devastated! I fell in love with the show and hated that it was never continued. Although, Greg Pak is writing a comic series that mostly picks up where the season left off, so yay!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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  18. Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 04:32:30

    Ooo all of your books look great this week! And I love The Great British Baking Show!! I can’t decide if I want to let the episodes build up and then binge or watch them weekly. Such hard decisions…lol.

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  19. yvonne473
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 04:45:42

    I watched Burn Notice when it was first aired. It’s a good show. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your books!

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  20. Kathy Martin
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 05:19:34

    Handwritten Recipes sounds like fun. These days my cookbooks are getting filled with recipes printed off the Web. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  21. thebookishlibra
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 10:28:28

    That really stinks about Dark Matter. Like Sam above, I’ve pretty much given up on TV because everything I like gets cancelled way too soon. That’s so cool that you were able to meet Fiona McArthur. Hope you have a great week!

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  22. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Sep 13, 2019 @ 08:11:14

    I watch very little tv but my daughter likes the British Baking show and I’ve seen a bit of it with her. I used to watch Burn Notice. I started when it was in its final seasons and I’m not sure I ever finished. I hope you are having a great week with some good books!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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