It 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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It has been a week of anniversaries of one sort or another.

My husband and I celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary on Friday. We’ve been together for 31 years, since I was 17 and he was 21.

It was my mother’s 74th birthday on Saturday and my dad took her to see Hamilton, which they both loved.

Saturday also marked both my nephew’s birthday, and five years since my husband lost his father.

Days may sometimes be long, but the years are flying by!

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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The Collective by Alison Gaylin

At the End of the Day by Liz Byrski

The Way it is Now by Garry Disher

Women to the Front by Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee

Call of the Penguin by Hazel Prior

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New Posts…

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Review: The Collective by Alison Gaylin

Nonfiction November Week 2: Book Pairings

Review: At the End of the Day by Liz Byrski

Review: Women to the Front by Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee

Review: The Way it is Now by Garry Disher

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 

A returned criminal, a cult-like family and cybercrime all clash against the backdrop of the Flinders Ranges in this thrilling new rural suspense novel from the best-selling Voice of the Outback.

Emma Cameron, a recently divorced farmer and a local in Barker, runs Deception Creek, the farm that three generations of her family have owned before her. Every day Emma pushes herself hard on the land, hoping to make ten-year-old memories of a terrible car accident disappear. And now there are more recent nightmares of an ex-husband who refuses to understand how much the farm means to Emma.

When criminal Joel Hammond is released from jail and heads home to Barker, Detective Dave Burrows and his officer Senior Sergeant Jack Higgins are on high alert. Joel has a long and sorry history with many of the townsfolk and they are not keen to see him home to stay.

Not all of the Barker locals want to see Joel run out of town though. Some even harbour doubts about Joel’s conviction. The town finds itself split down the middle, families pitted against each other with devastating outcomes.

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Showering in gumboots. Bomb threats. Tables of turds. Welcome to the life of a nurse.

Nurses are our number-one unsung heroes. They’re the ones in the trenches mopping up bodily fluids, holding hands, keeping things ticking – and always with a smile on their face. In Off the Charts, Australia’s favourite straight-talking nurse and comedian Georgie Carroll lets you peek behind the curtains to see the inner workings of a hospital. Taking us ward to ward, limb to limb, stitch to stitch, Georgie does not hold back as she shows us the human fragility and fierceness she sees every day at work.

This is a laugh-out-loud funny celebration of the big-hearted, no-b*llshit nurses who, sooner or later, play a huge role in all of our lives.

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Her heart pounds at the sound of footsteps outside her small cabin in the woods. The snap of a twig tells her someone is close by. As she treads lightly towards the back door, she says a silent prayer—don’t let him find me…

Everyone in Eagle Falls knows Jessie Lewis. Ever since she reported her boyfriend, fire chief and local hero, for beating her, she’s been an outcast from the small town. But when someone sets fire to a house in the woods, killing the entire Troyer family in their beds, the locals turn on her once again. And when rumors circulate about her very public argument with Paul Troyer, they take it as proof that she killed them.

Devastated that anyone could think her capable of such an atrocity, Jessie knows that if people don’t believe she’s innocent, more lives will be in danger. She turns to Ruth: new in town, and an ex-FBI agent, Ruth could be the exact person Jessie needs to smoke out the killer. But can she trust her with her life?

Days later, another house linked to Jessie is set ablaze. Falling to her knees in the scorched remains, Jessie finds something buried in the ash which she immediately recognizes. The murders must be linked to the death of someone very close to her, and, terrified, she realizes the killer is coming for her…

As local wildfires take hold of Eagle Falls and the town is evacuated, Jessie drives at high speed toward the fires, knowing she must put herself in unthinkable danger in order to catch the killer. When she finally faces the person who wants her dead, will she have the strength to take them down first?

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Dive deep into the history of the world’s most popular fantasy RPG livestream with the cast of Critical Role in this definitive guide featuring never-before-seen illustrations and photos.

From its unassuming beginnings as a casual home game between friends to the role-playing phenomenon it is today, Critical Role has become the stuff of legend. These pages chronicle how a circle of friends who all happen to be talented voice actors built the most-watched tabletop role-playing livestream of all time.

Discover dazzling new illustrations and richly written insights into the locations, characters, and adventures featured in the hundreds of episodes across Critical Role’s two campaigns, Vox Machina and the Mighty Nein. Go behind the scenes with archival photos and exclusive interviews with Dungeon Master Matt Mercer and the entire Critical Role cast as they explore their characters’ most triumphant moments and darkest hours. And celebrate the massive community of Critters who support and expand the show’s world through a highlighted tour of the crafts, cosplay, and art they create every day.

Featuring a foreword from the cast, lush illustrations, and the inside story you won’t find anywhere else, this book is your indispensable guide to Critical Role. The adventure begins!

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25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. willemite51
    Nov 15, 2021 @ 07:41:11

    Congrats on your anniversary. The first 26 are the toughest!

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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Nov 15, 2021 @ 08:55:23

    Happy Anniversary! I never made it that long on either of my marriages, lol.

    Enjoy your books and your week!

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  3. gulfsidemusing
    Nov 15, 2021 @ 13:56:43

    Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on 26 years!!

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  4. Tammy
    Nov 15, 2021 @ 14:43:36

    Happy Anniversary! That’s amazing😁

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  5. Jennifer
    Nov 15, 2021 @ 15:14:05

    Happy Anniversary!

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  6. WendyW
    Nov 15, 2021 @ 16:39:33

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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  7. Kathryn
    Nov 15, 2021 @ 16:49:04

    Yes indeed the years fly by. Lots to celebrate and 26 years is certainly worth doing so. Enjoy all those good looking books.

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  8. Greg
    Nov 15, 2021 @ 17:37:22

    Happy anniversary! And wow are you right about the time. Isn’t it funny how that is, the years seem to go by fast but not necessarily the days? Although I think lately the days have been too lol.

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  9. sandysbookaday
    Nov 15, 2021 @ 19:20:18

    Happy anniversary Shelleyrae!💐🥂

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  10. whatcathyreadnext
    Nov 15, 2021 @ 22:48:33

    Happy anniversary and I hope there are many more years together to come.

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  11. Susan
    Nov 16, 2021 @ 00:25:15

    What a great birthday present for your Mom. Very nice. And Happy Anniversary to you …. sounds like you met the right one from the very start. Have a great week.

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  12. Stephanie - Bookfever
    Nov 16, 2021 @ 01:09:29

    What a nice birthday present for your mother! I wish I could see Hamilton live too. It’s been so long since I got to see a musical live.

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  13. Mareli Thalwitzer
    Nov 16, 2021 @ 01:50:58

    Happy anniversaries all around! You can start the jolly season as from now. Our wedding anniversary is the 3rd of November and it always feels as if all celebrations until end of year starts then.

    Have a good week and happy reading!

    Elza Reads

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  14. Lisa's * Everyday Life
    Nov 16, 2021 @ 02:34:04

    Happy Anniversary to all of you. Enjoy your books and reading.

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  15. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:12:13

    Happy anniversary! How sweet that you’ve been together since you were a teen!

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  16. Kathy Martin
    Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:28:19

    Sounds like a great week of anniversaries. Wishing you many more! I like the looks of your upcoming books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  17. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Nov 16, 2021 @ 04:27:52

    Time is flying by this year. Happy anniversary!

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  18. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Nov 16, 2021 @ 05:11:42

    Off the Charts sounds great! I always enjoy reading about hospitals and doctors and health care workers.

    Happy anniversary to you and your husband! I hope you find a way to celebrate.

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  19. yvonne473
    Nov 16, 2021 @ 06:08:31

    Happy Anniversary! Happy belated birthday to your mother!

    Have a great week!

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  20. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Nov 16, 2021 @ 07:44:13

    Congrats on your anniversary! That’s quite an accomplishment. 🙂

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  21. Helen Murdoch
    Nov 16, 2021 @ 07:56:40

    Happy 26th Anniversary! Very impressive that you’ve been together for so long. Have a great week!

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  22. Cindy Davis
    Nov 16, 2021 @ 11:50:31

    Deception Creek looks good. Happy Reading.

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  23. Tina
    Nov 17, 2021 @ 00:22:04

    Man, I can still remember when you posted your 25th anniversary photos (which I loved seeing) and that doesn’t seem like a year ago. Congrats on your anniversary.
    Lots of cool books in your lineup, I want to change my postings for books so that might be a good thing for next year goals. Join you for Monday What are you Reading.

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