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

 

Linking to: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? at BookDate; Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer; and the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

 

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Life…

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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See Jane Snap by Bethany Crandell

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

The Library by Bella Osborne

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New Posts…

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Australia Reads 2021

Review: The Housemate by Sarah Bailey

Review: Sweet Jimmy by Bryan Brown

Review: See Jane Snap by Bethany Crandell

Bookshelf Bounty

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 


Bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to close the secondhand bookshop he inherited from his beloved grandfather. Then, a talking cat named Tiger appears with an unusual request. The cat needs Rintaro’s help to save books that have been imprisoned, destroyed and unloved.

Their mission sends this odd couple on an amazing journey, where they enter different labyrinths to set books free. Through their travels, Tiger and Rintaro meet a man who locks up his books, an unwitting book torturer who cuts the pages of books into snippets to help people speed read, and a publisher who only wants to sell books like disposable products. Then, finally, there is a mission that Rintaro must complete alone . . .

An enthralling tale of books, first love, fantasy, and an unusual friendship with a talking cat, The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa, translated by Louise Heal Kawai, is a story for those for whom books are so much more than words on paper.

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From the outside, the Delaneys appear to be an enviably contented family. Even after all these years, former tennis coaches Joy and Stan are still winning tournaments, and now they’ve sold the family business they have all the time in the world to learn how to ‘relax’. Their four adult children are busy living their own lives, and while it could be argued they never quite achieved their destinies, no-one ever says that out loud.

But now Joy Delaney has disappeared and her children are re-examining their parents’ marriage and their family history with fresh, frightened eyes. Is her disappearance related to their mysterious house guest from last year? Or were things never as rosy as they seemed in the Delaney household?

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Madame Burova–beloved Tarot reader, palmist, and clairvoyant–is retiring and leaving her booth on the Brighton seafront.

After inheriting her mother’s fortune-telling business as a young woman, Imelda Burova has spent her life on the Brighton pier practicing her trade. She and her trusty pack of Tarot cards have seen the lovers and the liars, the angels and the devils, the dreamers and the fools. Now, after a lifetime of keeping other people’s secrets, Madam Burova is ready to have a little piece of life for herself. But she still has one last thing to do–to fulfill a promise made in the 1970s, when she and her girlfriends were carefree, with their whole lives still before them.

In London, it is time for another woman to make a fresh start. Billie has lost her university job, her marriage, and her place in the world when a sudden and unlikely discovery leaves her very identity in question. Determined to find answers, she must follow a trail…which leads to Brighton, the pier, and directly to Madame Burova’s door.

In a story spanning over fifty years, Ruth Hogan has conjured a magical world of 1970s holiday camps and seaside entertainers, eccentrics, heroes and villains, the lost and the found. Young people will make careless choices which echo down the years….but it’s never too late to put things right.

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The Whale in the Living Room follows the thrilling adventures of award-winning wildlife documentary producer, John Ruthven, on a journey of discovery — by turns memorable, touching and often funny — that has helped the undersea world flow into countless living rooms to reveal many of our ocean’s mysteries.

We swim with him through blue lagoons, dive into the abyss to encounter new life forms, and experience everything from the danger of getting lost at sea to the sadness of finding a starving whale with a fishing net caught in its mouth. Through each remarkable adventure, John gives insight into what we currently know about the ocean, and our whole blue planet, revealing that the sea really is the ‘saltwater country’ the Yolngu people of Australia know it to be – a place with as many unique destinations in water as on land.

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25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cleemckenzie
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 08:45:14

    There are some interesting books here today. Of course, anything with a cat has my interest, but I’m intrigued by The Whale in the Living Room.

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  2. thebookdisciple
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 11:54:08

    The cat who saved books looks interesting!

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  3. Greg
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 12:08:54

    I’ve become a fan of Liane Moriarty so when I saw her new book I was kind of excited- hopefully it’s a good one!

    I love the look of the whale book.

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  4. Helen Murdoch
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 13:44:53

    I hope these books end up being as good as they sound. Have a great week

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  5. sandysbookaday
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 16:55:13

    I read Apples Never Fall last week Shelleyrae, and loved it. Can’t wait to see what you think. ❤📚

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  6. Kathryn
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 17:18:52

    Ha, Just Another Monday! I heard the Liane Moriarty book is more like her earlier books. Remains to be seen.

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  7. Marg
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 20:29:48

    Madam Burova sounds good! I have ended up with the Moriarty book but I am not sure I actually want to read it really.

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  8. Susan
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 22:05:37

    We will see what you think of the new Moriarty novel. Will it be as good as the others or less so?

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  9. Tina
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 22:08:28

    I have a request in for Apples Never Fall on Netgalley & I like the sound of the Whales book, I need to look for that one.

    It’s Monday morning here & I’m having my second cup of coffee with you right now. Currently reading Billy Summers by Stephen King and I can’t put it down. I hope it’s another mini series as 11/22/63 was .

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  10. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 23:10:51

    I loved your review of See Jane Snap…and I hope to read Apples Never Fall soon. Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  11. WendyW
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 23:35:40

    You always have a nice list of books. I’ve read See Jane Snap, The Library and The Heart Principle. All the others look so good too!

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  12. Stephanie - Bookfever
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 23:58:53

    I REALLY wanna read The Whale in the Living Room. Sounds really interesting!

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  13. Kathy Martin
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 00:10:51

    Looks like a great assortment of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  14. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 01:28:52

    I love the title of The Whale in the Living Room!! Can’t wait to hear more about it. A new Liane Moriarty is always a reason to read. 🙂 hope you enjoy and have a great week!

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  15. yvonne473
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 03:03:56

    I have to read The Cat Who Saved Books. I haven’t heard of that one before. Sounds like my kind of book. Have a great week!

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  16. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 04:28:44

    You are reading and have read so many great books. I love the sound of The Cat Who Saved Books. I’ve added that one to my wish list. I also hope to find a copy of The Whale in the Living Room.

    I also find so many great books on your blog. Thank you so much for sharing the good books with us.

    And after this long awful pandemic, Just Another Monday does not sound too bad!

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  17. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 04:29:34

    Ooh, your new books sound so good — especially The Whale in the Living Room. Enjoy!

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  18. Cindy Davis
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 04:34:47

    I hope you enjoy all your books. I am hoping to read more this week than last week.

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  19. Cheryl Malandrinos
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 09:05:41

    Great books this week. I saw Apples Never Fall at another blog, too. The Cat Who Saved Books look good. Hope you have a nice week.

    http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2021/09/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-and_20.html

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  20. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 09:55:21

    Same old, same old is ok with me!

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  21. Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 21:40:45

    The Whale book sounds fabulous! Although I might have to skip over the sad parts, I am super sensitive to animal deaths.

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  22. the bookworm
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 21:58:41

    What a nice list of books! The Madame Burova one caught my eye especially. Happy reading this week.

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  23. Literary Feline
    Sep 24, 2021 @ 11:05:35

    The Cat Who Saved Books sounds interesting–that cover is adorable. I really want to read The Moon, the Stars, and Madame Burova. I hope you are enjoying all of your books this week!

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