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 typing up this post rather awkwardly because as I was slicing the homemade Turkish kebab (aka gyro) meat for dinner last night, with a very sharp knife as the meat needs to be cut very thin, I sliced through the flesh on my finger from the top knuckle almost to the fingernail bed. So much blood! My husband thinks it probably needs stitches but it’s a long holiday weekend here and I have no desire to sit in the ER for hours, so once I got the bleeding under control I used some padding and sports tape to make a compression bandage. It’s been a few hours now and though it still hurts like hell, I guess I’ll live.

Other than that, it’s been a reasonably quiet week. Daylight savings started yesterday, so I’m looking forward to lighter, warmer evenings, though rain is predicted for the entire week.

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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No Country for Girls by Emma Styles

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

All That’s Left Unsaid by Tracey Lien

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New Posts…

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Review: After the Flood by Dave Warner

Review: Conspiracy by Tom Phillips and Jonn Elledge

Review: Meredith, Alone by Claire Alexander

Review: The Liars by Petronella McGovern

2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #9

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 


A man runs for his life in a forest.

A woman plans sabotage.

A body is unearthed.

Newly-minted homicide detective Nell Buchanan returns to her home town, annoyed at being assigned a decades-old murder – a ‘file and forget’.

But this is no ordinary cold case, as the discovery of more bodies triggers a chain of escalating events in the present day. As Nell starts to join the pieces together, she begins to question how well she truly knows those closest to her. Could her own family be implicated in the crimes?

The nearer Nell comes to uncovering the secrets of the past, the more dangerous the present becomes for her, as she battles shadowy assailants and sinister forces. Can she survive this harrowing investigation and what price will she have to pay for the truth?

Gripping and atmospheric, The Tilt is a stunning multi-layered novel by the acclaimed and award-winning author of the international bestsellers Scrublands, Silver, Trust and Treasure & Dirt.

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A paranormal Dumplin’ for adults, When Life Gives You Vampires is part a journey of body positivity, part a story about learning how to accept love at face value, and part a hysterical romcom told through a paranormal lens.

Twenty-five year old Lily Baines is used to waking up hungover, overweight, and underemployed. Waking up with fangs? Not so much. But when it turns out a little light necking has more serious consequences than she ever imagined, Lily’s determined to get to the bottom of it.

Tristan hadn’t meant to turn Lily—it’s against vampire law—but now that she’s here, they need to team up to save their hides. They strike a truce, fending off other vampires, Lily’s work-rival-turned-slayer, and her mother’s tone-deaf romance and fitness advice—all while Lily faces down her insecurities about the fact that she lives in a diet-obsessed world with a body that will never age, never die, and never change. Can she learn to love the (plus size) woman she’ll be forever more?

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Two deaths, eighteen years apart. A tension-filled mystery by debut author Joanna Morrison.

Gracie Flynn may be dead, but she’s not gone. Three university friends are divided by a tragic death. Eighteen years later, chance reunites them. Robyn is still haunted by memories of her best friend Gracie, and Cohen’s heart has never healed. Only Sam seems to have moved on and found success and happiness. But death rocks their lives again when Sam’s body is found in mysterious circumstances. And the ghost of Gracie Flynn has a story to tell about the night that changed their lives forever.

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Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself—and his dad. Then, when Charlie is seventeen, he meets Howard Bowditch, a recluse with a big dog in a big house at the top of a big hill. In the backyard is a locked shed from which strange sounds emerge, as if some creature is trying to escape. When Mr. Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie the house, a massive amount of gold, a cassette tape telling a story that is impossible to believe, and a responsibility far too massive for a boy to shoulder.

Because within the shed is a portal to another world—one whose denizens are in peril and whose monstrous leaders may destroy their own world, and ours. In this parallel universe, where two moons race across the sky, and the grand towers of a sprawling palace pierce the clouds, there are exiled princesses and princes who suffer horrific punishments; there are dungeons; there are games in which men and women must fight each other to the death for the amusement of the “Fair One.” And there is a magic sundial that can turn back time.

A story as old as myth, and as startling and iconic as the rest of King’s work, Fairy Tale is about an ordinary guy forced into the hero’s role by circumstance, and it is both spectacularly suspenseful and satisfying.

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Adrian
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 02:51:31

    Also reading and enjoying ‘Fairy tale’, but then I always enjoy his work. Definitely feels similar to 11.12.63 with a portal to another world, but it’s certainly a different place from that. I’m a sucker for stories about a boy and his dog.

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  2. Vi @Inkvotary
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 02:53:07

    Ouch. Just reading how you cut your finger hurts. But please let a doctor see it. Just to be on the safe side.

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  3. Janette
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 02:57:04

    I’m hoping to get Fairy Tale next week so will be reading it soon. It certainly sounds as though you should get your finger looked at properly.

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  4. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 02:59:28

    I hope it feels better but I cut my finger just a little a couple weeks ago and it hurt for a few days. You may need more care. I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend and happy reading!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  5. buffywnabe
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 03:18:54

    Oh no! Hope you are able to get to the doctor if needed for your finger this week! Our Daylight Savings doesn’t start till the end of this month I think. I’ve got When Life Gives You Vampires to read myself, next weekend I think. Hope you have a good week!
    https://lisalovesliterature.bookblog.io/2022/10/02/weekly-wrap-up-87-october-2nd-2022/

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  6. Terrie Purkey
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 03:43:50

    The Fairy Tale by King is coming my way soon – a coworker is reading it and will loan it when she’s done. I’m looking forward to it. Looks you’re in the midst of a good mix of books. Enjoy!
    Hope you have a great week and find time to enjoy a good book.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
    https://www.bookshelfjourneys.com/post/sunday-post-18

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  7. thebookdisciple
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 03:48:22

    Oh sorry to hear about your finger!! That sounds super painful! Hopefully you don’t need stitches or anything. We could really use some rain around here-it hasn’t rained in at least 3 weeks!

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  8. Greg
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 05:06:49

    Oh no! I hope you don’t need stitches but I know how that is. the ER can take up your whole day sometimes! Anyway hope it heals quickly and that the pain lessens soon.

    The Atlas Six has me wondering since I’ve been reading dark academia lately and I’ve had that one recommended.

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  9. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 05:08:00

    Ooh, sorry about the finger cut! It is amazing how much those digits bleed. The same with toes, which I discovered a while back.

    Enjoy your books and your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  10. Vicki
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 05:09:07

    Sorry you cut your finger, I’ve done it and it hurts so much! I’m sure you are but I’d kept checking it to see if it looks like it’s getting infected. Hopefully it will be ok without going to the Dr.

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  11. Helen Murdoch
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 05:15:18

    Oh gosh, I hope your cut hurts less and heals quickly. Lots of blood is a scary thing.

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  12. Kathryn
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 05:31:57

    So easy for an accident like that to happen. Hope it will be okay, so much harder these days to get easy medical care.

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  13. Jennifer
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 10:25:19

    Ouch! I hope that your finger heals quickly, Shelleyrae. Take care.

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  14. WendyW
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 12:48:42

    I hope your finger heals quickly. Ouch! that must have hurt. I like the look of When Life Gives You Vampires and I’ve heard good things about Stephen King’s Fairy Tale. Have a great week.

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  15. sjhigbee
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 21:27:54

    So sorry about the cut finger – they are always to painful and difficult to keep dry. I hear what you say regarding the hassle of getting it stitched, but do keep a very careful eye on it. When Life Gives You Vampires looks like fun – I’ll have to check it out. And I hope the coming week is a good one:).

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  16. Michele Morin
    Oct 03, 2022 @ 23:21:01

    Well, at least you can read with a wounded finger! Hope it heals quickly!

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  17. Tina
    Oct 04, 2022 @ 00:43:05

    AGGGHHH!!!! Oh no, your finger needs stitches! That said, last year I cut my finger badly after wiping out an imersion blender blade. I was horrified and what a buzz kill. Doug took me to the doc-in-a-box and they were closed so we eneded up getting bandages and it did heal. Ugh.

    I’m interested in the Stephen King book Fairy Tales and hope I can get a digital copy from the library.

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  18. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Oct 04, 2022 @ 01:40:55

    Oh no, sorry to hear about your finger!! Beyond that, I hope you have a good week. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear what you think of Fairy Tale — I loved it!

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  19. Kathy Martin
    Oct 04, 2022 @ 01:53:00

    Oh, my! A cut finger is so inconvenient (and painful). I hope it heals quickly. Nice assortment of books. I haven’t read King for years but this one does sound good. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  20. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Oct 05, 2022 @ 07:52:56

    Oh my gosh! A deep knife cut is one of my worst nightmares. I do hope you heal quickly.

    A fine time to read a Stephen King novel, right?

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  21. Anna
    Nov 25, 2022 @ 22:57:12

    We got to speak to Olivie Blake on our podcast recently and she was so good! If you want to give it a listen, here’s the link 🙂 https://pod.fo/e/152004

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