Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous words Wednesday

My words are taken from:  America's First  Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

Fripperies- are tawdry or frivolous things. Showy.

Ennui-a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction: boredom.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:  America's First Daughter. by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

pg 169

How could I believe him? Perhaps I was graceful. Shapely, too, with the added allure of an ample bosom and ginger hair.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one new book in my mailbox:  The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews

On idyllic Belle, North Carolina, some people stay all summer long and others come just on the weekends. But some things are constant: coctail parties, cool breezes and gossip.

Reading:  America's First Daughter. by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

What did you receive?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday




Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are from the book, Fall of Poppies

1. petard- is a small bomb made of a metal or wooden box filled with powder,used to blast down a door or to make a hole in a wall.

2. bucolic- of or relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside or country life.

3. loamy- is a rich friable soil containing a relatively equl mixture of sand and silt and small amounts of straw.

Have a great Easter Holiday!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:  What The Waves Know by Tamara Valentine

pg. 27

My father was gone, but the truth of the matter is a person never really leaves you all at once.He slips away from you inch by inch until he has left you a thousand times.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Still awaiting a few books, but plenty to keep me busy in the meantime.

What did you receive?

Reading:  Fall of Poppies

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My word for today is harrumph which means to clear the throat noisily; a loud expression of disapproval.




Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse

The Taxidermist's Daughter  by Kate Mosse

   This is a Gothic thriller set in a churchyard in Sussex in 1912. I found that it took a little time before it really piqued my interest. Keeping the characters straight and what they were up to took a little time. But all in all the macabre ending made up for it. If you like thrillers you will probably be interested in this one.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book, Fall Of Poppies .

pg. 25

His hands balled into fists. "That is when I learned of my mother's death in Berlin. Officials said she died of old age, but letters from friends say she gave her rations to a sector of orphans.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Still an empty mailbox, but plenty to read.

How about you?

Reading:

Fall of Poppies by nine contributing authors

A collection of short stories about loss, longing, and hope in the aftermath of World War 1.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here is my word for today:

Goosefoot- is a flowering plant which occurs almost anywhere in the world.




Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:   Fall Of  Poppies

pg.7

The next day I did something I'd not done in three years. I stepped out of the clinic's front door.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

An empty mailbox again last week, but plenty of books to catch-up on.

How was your mailbox?

I'm in the last stages of The Taxidermist's Daughter, it got more interesting.


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here are my words for today:

1. Echolalia- is a repetition of speech by a child learning to talk.

2. Exponentially- is when you want to say that something's increasing quickly by large amounts.Very fast, increasingly rapid.


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Teaser Tuesday




Teaser Tuesday

My teaser is from a book I'm still reading called, The Taxidermist's Daughter.

pg. 181

"The poor creature had been estranged from her father for some time," Crowther concluded. "She had a reputation for being not quite there and, of course, they found that rather difficult. A pity."


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

An empty mailbox last week, but giving me a chance to play catch-up.

Reading:
The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse

What did you receive?