Blog Tour for The Mirror Man by Jane Gilmartin (excerpt)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Mirror Man by Jane Gilmartin.  This tour is being hosted by the publisher, Mira Books.

 

The Mirror Man

Jane Gilmartin

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020

9780778309642, 0778309649

Hardcover

$27.99 USD, $34.99 CAD

Fiction / Science Fiction / Suspense

352 pages

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Blog Tour for When I Was You by Amber Garza (arc review and excerpt)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for When I Was You by Amber Garza.  This tour is being hosted by Harlequin Trade Publishing.

 

WHEN I WAS YOU

Author: Amber Garza 

ISBN:     9780778361046

Publication Date: August 25, 2020 

Publisher: MIRA Books

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 8/19/20

 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.

I apologize if there are any repeats.

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2020 Challenges Mid Year Check In

 

Just a quick update on my yearly challenges.  I’m pretty happy with where I am (except the audiobooks).  I honestly can’t believe half the year is over already.  I have totally failed with updating these on the host pages.  I need to do better.

 

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14 books  Goal 12

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June 2020 Challenge Updates

 

June was a pretty decent reading month for me (July is not going that way yet).  I’m doing well on all challenges except for audiobooks.  At this point, I will be happy to get one more done for the year.

 

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13 Books

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Are we policing books too hard or not enough? Are we helping books get banned? Controversial Book Discussion Post. (Massive warning for triggers and hot topics throughout the whole blog post.) Do not read if you don’t feel comfortable with heavy topics/triggers.

 

Let me start this post with a warning.  Everyone is entitled to their opinions.  Please do not start fighting or attacking people in the comments.  We can all be adults and have a conversation to see how we can help with these issues.

 

This post will mostly be about young adult books, but can be pretty much any book.  I’ll be including adult and middle grade topics.  This will also get long because I ramble.  Know ahead of time that I don’t always explain things as well as I should.  I may not get my point across in the right way.  This happens with me a lot.  I am NOT condoning or supporting any illegal behaviors.  I just want to see if we can find ways to show things happening in a way that’s not harmful.  A book can be realistic without it having to be non-fiction.  AGAIN, I am NOT saying any of these illegal activities are ok or good.

 

My anxiety is racing as I write this post since I never want to upset anyone.  I really hope I handled it ok.   I’ve been thinking about this for awhile, but I’ve been terrified to write it all out and publish it.  This is a lot of me thinking out loud and I apologize if I have something bad mentioned.  I’m definitely not saying any of my thoughts are correct.  They are opinions and mostly questions on what we can do differently.  I’ve tried to make it very clear that I don’t condone the acts themselves, but that I want to see how far is too far in YA before it needs to go up to NA or adult fiction which tends to get away with a lot more controversial subjects.  How can books reach the correct audience?  I’m also sorry if I repeat myself a lot.  I’ve added to this post throughout the week.  I have no idea how many times I’ve edited it.  And I’m still second guessing myself and worry about how I’m coming off.

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Review of Ripley’s Revenge by Vicki Graybosch, Kimberly Troutman, Linda McGregor, and Teresa Duncan (plus Q&A with the authors)

 

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Ripley’s Revenge Shallow End Gals (Book Five, New Orleans Series) by Vicki Graybosch, Kimberly Troutman, Linda McGregor, and Teresa Duncan

 

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Most Popular Books On My TBR

 

I saw this on Kristin Kraves Books and thought it would be fun to do.

 

All you have to do is you go to your Goodreads TBR shelf and sort your books by the number of ratings (“num ratings” in the dropdown bar at the bottom), and then show off which 10 books are the most widely read/rated on your TBR!

 

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Some ‘not as popular’ books I liked (adult edition)

 

Today I thought I would share some books I liked a lot that I don’t see on blogs much.  I’m going to share adult books today.  My young adult list will have to be split into two more posts, so I’ll have those up at a later date.

 

Since there are quite a few books, and most are series, I won’t be sharing the summaries for all of them.  But each of these books got 4-5 stars from me.

 

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There are three books in the Shallow End Gals series, but ther eare spinoffs, too.   These books were so fun to read.  They’re mysteries with paranormal aspects and a lot of laughs.  I’ve gotten to know one of the authors pretty well and really adore her.  She is actually using my dog, Ripley, in their next book!

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