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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I’m sick again! Another bad cold (multiple RAT’s have come up COVID negative), it seems maybe even the same one as last month. I swear I catch stuff more often from my kids now that they are adults than I did when they were little. It started Wednesday night with a headache and an occasional throat tickle, on Thursday I felt like I’d swallowed razor blades, and I started coughing so hard I lost my voice. By Friday my nose started flowing, but today my head is a bit clearer and I haven’t been coughing quite as often, so hopefully it’s nearly done with me. I hope so because I’m my ribs are really sore, and I’ve barely slept for days.

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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Confidence by Denise Mina

Blood Sisters by Cate Quinn

All of Me by Cadance Bell

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New Posts…

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Review: The Change by Kirsten Miller

Review: The Emma Project by Sonali Dev

Review: Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

Review: Rattled by Ellis Gunn

2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #7

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 

This is not a romance, but it is about love

Two kids meet in a hospital gaming room in 1987. One is visiting her sister, the other is recovering from a car crash. The days and months are long there. Their love of video games becomes a shared world — of joy, escape and fierce competition. But all too soon that time is over, fades from view.

When the pair spot each other eight years later in a crowded train station, they are catapulted back to that moment. The spark is immediate, and together they get to work on what they love – making games to delight, challenge and immerse players, finding an intimacy in digital worlds that eludes them in their real lives. Their collaborations make them superstars.

This is the story of the perfect worlds Sadie and Sam build, the imperfect world they live in, and of everything that comes after success: Money. Fame. Duplicity. Tragedy.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow takes us on a dazzling imaginative quest as it examines the nature of identity, creativity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play and, above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love.

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‘So you believed the alleged rapists over the alleged victim?’ Jane’s voice took on an indignant pitch. ‘Girls lie sometimes.’ I nodded. ‘And rapists lie all the time.’

When Senior Detective Antigone Pollard moves to the coastal town of Deception Bay, she is still in shock and grief. Back in Melbourne, one of her cases had gone catastrophically wrong, and to escape the guilt and the haunting memories, she’d requested a transfer to the quiet town she’d grown up in.

But there are some things you can’t run from. A month into her new life, she is targeted by a would-be rapist at the pub, and realises why there have been no convictions following a spate of similar sexual attacks in the surrounding district. The male witnesses in the pub back her attacker and even her boss doesn’t believe her.

Hers is the first reported case in Deception Bay, but soon there are more. As Antigone searches for answers, she encounters a wall of silence in the town built of secrets and denial and fear. The women of Deception Bay are scared and the law is not on their side. The nightmare has followed her home.

Chilling, timely and gripping, The Unbelieved takes us behind the headlines to a small-town world that is all too real – and introduces us to a brilliant new voice in crime fiction.

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As a photographer, Stevie’s been to enough bush weddings to last a lifetime. When’s it going to be all about her?

With her ex soon to be married, her mum back on the dating scene, and her best friend threatening to settle down with the Most Boring Man Alive, Stevie is feeling left behind.

To top it off, her old uni mate Johnno West, whom she hasn’t seen for years, keeps turning up as best man at Stevie’s jobs. And he is looking so good.

Perhaps their youthful pact – that if they were both still single in their early thirties they’d get together – is not so crazy after all?

Then the enigmatic Charlie Jones walks into the frame …

Capturing the heartbeat of rural Australia, Five Bush Weddings is an uplifting romantic comedy about looking for love, second chances, and what really matters when the bouquet has been thrown, the swag’s been rolled up and the party’s over.

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A private investigator returning to the hometown he fled years ago becomes entangled in the disappearance of two teenage girls in this stunning literary crime thriller.

Reid left the small town of Manson a decade ago, promising his former Chief of Police boss he’d never return. He made a new life in the city, became a PI and turned his back on his old life for good.

Now an insurance firm has offered him good money to look into a suspicious car crash, and he finds himself back in the place he grew up – home to his complicated family history, a scarring relationship breakdown and a very public career-ending incident.

As Reid’s investigation unfolds, nothing is as it seems: rumours are swirling about the well-liked young woman who was driving the car which killed her professor husband, while a second local student has just disappeared. As Reid veers off course from the job he has been paid to do, will he find himself in the dangerous position of taking on the town again?

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I’m sorry if I haven’t visited you recently, I’m trying to get back on schedule.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 00:34:45

    Gosh, I’m sorry that you are sick again. At least it’s not Covid, though it sounds like the symptoms are awful.

    I keep missing the nonfiction spotlights. I am going to go back and take a look at those this week.

    I hope you enjoy Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.

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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 01:38:36

    I like the sound of Wrong Place Wrong Time.

    I hope you feel better soon! At least it’s not Covid, but I know that whenever my throat feels scratchy or I have a cough, I get nervous.

    Stay safe and have a great week. Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES </a

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  3. BookerTalk
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 02:13:32

    Gosh you’re having a rough time. Good to hear that you are making a recovery although slowly.

    I’m not sure about Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow – video games don’t hold much interest for me

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  4. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 02:38:44

    Oh I am so sorry as coughing is the worst because you can’t sleep. I really hope you are much better very soon.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  5. Emily Jane
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 02:39:25

    I want to read that Jane Austen retelling series and Wrong Place, Wrong Time.

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:
    https://budgettalesblog.wordpress.com/2022/08/07/sunday-salon-15/

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  6. Mareli Thalwitzer
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 02:51:26

    Aah no, so sorry that you are sick again. Luckily it’s not COVID, but still – I can gather you don’t feel well at all. Luckily you have some great books to keep you company.

    Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow is on my TBR, I loved The Collected Works of AJ Fikry. Sure I’d enjoy that one too.

    Have a good week, get well soon and happy reading!

    Elza Reads

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  7. Mia is mine
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 03:10:20

    Your books are so interesting! Eeeeesh! I’m so sorry you’re feeling poorly! I’ve used the perles very successfully to get rid of a cough. I hope you feel better soon!

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  8. Greg
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 03:47:00

    Oh I hope you feel better soon. Those sore throats where it kills even to swallow are the worst. Ugh.

    I’ll have to look at the Gillian McAllister. I really liked her debut a few years ago.

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  9. Kathryn
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 04:59:55

    I hate it when coughing makes ribs sore. I hope you are recovering even more. Lots of bugs around I believe apart from Covid. I heard Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow being reviewed on the radio and the person liked it. But I heard someone else saying not for them.

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  10. gulfsidemusing
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 05:29:03

    I’m so sorry you’re sick again… sure hope this turns around quickly. Glad you’re still able to read though. Take care!

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  11. WendyW
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 06:22:11

    I’m so sorry you’re not feeling well. I hope you feel much better soon!

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  12. thebookdisciple
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 07:42:30

    I’m glad its not COVID! Hopefully you are feeling better soon!

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  13. Vi @Inkvotary
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 07:59:32

    So sorry to hear you´re sick again. You are right, with your thoughts. I experience the same with my ear. Ugh. Get well soon and have a hopefully good new week.

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  14. Jinjer
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 09:10:36

    Oh man…sick again. That sucks! Feel better!!!!

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  15. Jennifer
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 12:47:14

    I hope that you feel better soon, Shelleyrae.

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  16. Helen Murdoch
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 13:50:45

    I am so sorry to hear you are sick again! It sounds awful. It is so tough to sleep when you have a bad cough so I hope that goes away quickly and you can catch up on much-needed sleep.

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  17. sandysbookaday
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 16:20:25

    I hope that you’re on the mend Shelleyrae, and that you soon lose your cough. ❤📚

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  18. the bookworm
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 21:14:59

    I hope you feel better soon! Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow sounds interesting. Happy reading this week.

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  19. Rekha
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 23:20:05

    Hope you feel better soon. Sending feel good hugs your way 😊❤

    I found the blurb of wrong woman interesting. Waiting to see what you think of it so that I can decide to add it to my TBR.

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  20. Kathy Martin
    Aug 09, 2022 @ 00:21:33

    I hope you are feeling better now. Your cold sounds like it was awful. I enjoyed Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow but it is a hard book to describe. The Unbelieved also sounds good. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  21. Lyn Perry
    Aug 09, 2022 @ 00:34:20

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  22. yvonne473
    Aug 09, 2022 @ 01:55:26

    I’m so sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well again. I hope you get better soon!

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  23. Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life
    Aug 09, 2022 @ 02:13:16

    Oh no! I am sorry you are not feeling well! We actually just got over COVID here. Kiddo brought it home from speech therapy. 😦

    I hope you are feeling better soon!!

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  24. Laurie C
    Aug 09, 2022 @ 07:49:28

    I hope you’re feeling well again soon! It’s awful being sick with the added worry of having to test for COVID all the time. 😦
    I bought a copy of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow because I liked The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry so much, but I haven’t even opened it since it came!

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  25. Meezan
    Aug 09, 2022 @ 08:32:39

    I know a few people who have been sick like that recently. I hope you feel completely better soon. Have a good rest of the week. 🙂

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  26. 15andmeowing
    Aug 09, 2022 @ 09:02:38

    Tomorrow and Tomorrow looks good. I wouldn’t mind stepping back into 1987 when I was only 18. Hope you feel better soon.

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  27. Book of Secrets
    Aug 10, 2022 @ 07:52:54

    Oh no! That sounds like a very bad cold. Take it easy! I’ve heard really good things about the Tomorrow book. I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts.

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  28. sarasreadingnook
    Aug 11, 2022 @ 02:28:02

    Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow looks so good. Hope you enjoy!
    Have a great week and feel better soon ❤

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  29. thebookishlibra
    Aug 11, 2022 @ 10:06:28

    I hope you feel better soon!

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  30. Sue at Book By Book
    Aug 13, 2022 @ 08:17:29

    Oh, so sorry that you’re sick! Though I’m glad to hear it’s not COVID. Still sounds miserable, though – I hope you’re feeling better by now. I can’t wait to read Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow because I LOVED AJ Fikry! Plus time travel is my jam.

    Hope you’ve been enjoying your books this week and feeling better –

    Sue
    Book By Book

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  31. Jen | Book Den
    Aug 15, 2022 @ 04:27:08

    Ugh, I’m so sorry you are struggling with being sick. I’m going to be reading Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow for my next book club.

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