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Another Win

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

The week before Christmas I won another book through my Read It Forward site and their contests. The title is Angela’s Ashes and the book is based the author, Frank McCourt’s childhood and adult life. It is a New York Times bestseller and a Pulitzer Prize Winner. I’m really looking forward to reading it and suggesting it to my book club.

There’s nothing finer than curling up with a good book and float away into another life and time, don’t you think!!

You can find books that I have read on my Goodread’s site and my reviews.  Here’s a few books that I read in 2015 and are on the site:

ButterflyPalace_ColleenCoble

EastofEden_JohnSteinbeck

FernMichaels_Blindsided

FernMichaels_EyesOnly

GapCreek_Robert Morgan

GrayMountain_John Grisham

HeadmistressofRosemere_SarahELadd

TheChoice_NicholasSparks

ToKillAMockingbird_HarperLee

Home by Toni Morrison

Home by Toni Morrison

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Some of the books are audio and I listen to them when I travel to and back to visit my brother since it takes a little better than an hour to get to him and some I read when I was traveling back and forth to work.  Now most of my actual book reading occurs at night while hubby is watching TV.  I tune out of the TV and into my Nextbook.

 

Goodreads -What I’ve been reading

I’m retired now and miss the audiobooks that I listened too each morning going to work and traveling home each evening.  Since I don’t go off the farm that much now about the only time I get to listen to them is when traveling to and from  visiting my brother in Covington or going to my monthly trips grocery shopping or going to the feed store.  The following are are a few I’ve listened to this past year and recommend to anyone that likes a good book.

ButterflyPalace_ColleenCoble

EastofEden_JohnSteinbeck

FernMichaels_Blindsided

FernMichaels_EyesOnly

GapCreek_Robert Morgan

GrayMountain_John Grisham

HeadmistressofRosemere_SarahELadd

PretendYouDon'tSeeHer-MaryHigginsClark

TheChoice_NicholasSparks

TheWedding_NicholasSparks

ToKillAMockingbird_HarperLee

UntilWeReachHome_LynnAustin

Now, I MUST review them in my Goodreads account and recommend to some of my followers.  Hope you enjoy these as much as I have.

I Won These Books

I love to read!  I read at night while hubby watches TV. I read at my deerstand and Lord only knows what slips by me while I’m there!    I belong to a bookclub formed when I was working at Virginia Tech and haven’t been able to attend a meeting since July but think I only missed one.  We are a very busy group of ladies.  Prior to my retirement, I won a whole arm load of books from Crown Publishing.

I won!  I was so excited!!  Can you tell?

I won! I was so excited!! Can you tell?

Books by Pamela Clare.  I can't wait to get started on them!

Books by Pamela Clare. I can’t wait to get started on them!

I’m also a member of Goodreads  (https://www.goodreads.com/) and the Reading Room which send me an email when authors and publishers have a new contest to enter.  This was the third time in the last two years that I’ve received new and sometimes used books.

Pamela Clare is a new author to me but the books I won are Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, Unlawful Contact, Naked Edge, Breaking Point and Striking Distance.

I have an Android that my husband got for me last year for my birthday and I can read lots of free books on it but there’s just something about holding that paper book in your hand that draws me into the storyline that the Android can’t.

I won another book back in June of this year by Samantha Hayes called

What You Left Behind by Samantha Hayes.

What You Left Behind by Samantha Hayes.

If you are an avid reader like me you should become a member of Goodreads and enter some of their contests.  It’s also a great tool to get background and storyline on books other readers can’t put down.

There’s absolutely nothing to compare on a cold winter day to curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea in front of a warm fire!!