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Saturday, 2 May 2015


*Updating my Reading ...

Two Great Read-a-Thons offering opportunities to read together in the amazing online book community.

Bex - An Armchair By the Sea - hosting this comfy Re-Readathon May 4-10
Which books on your shelf deserve a 2nd or 3rd go round?
Twitter chat is Wednesday (May 6th) evening at 9pm GMT/ 4pm CST
I've signed in, now which books would I like to reread...
Rethinking my month's reading list for this week long invitation, thanks to Bex .
Remembering MAY is Short Story Month might help in book choices !
I've picked 3.  One by English author, Beatrix Potter. One anthology of Irish authors.
One Canadian short story collection of LM Montgomery's,
ANNE OF WINDY POPLARS which I'm starting with.
Adding: Agatha Christie re-listens to audio short story collections 
for some travelling during the week.  Perfect!
*Reading UPDATES May 4-10

1st book I'm into re-reading is Anne of Windy Poplars
I am so enjoying re-living my time in the very PEI town where Anne has taken the
highschool principal's position, found accomodation in a home with 2 elderly women
and a housekeeper. They offered her a room in a tower with views of ocean and woods.
It's a book filled with Anne telling short stories of her life in letters to Gilbert
who's away at college.  Typically Anne in content and description.
Definitely NOT a book for speed reading this week with the other commitments I have,
and the enjoyment I have in reading LM Montgomery.
It may be paced but certainly enjoyed! :)

Both my children and YA work well for another event running the same week...
May 4-10 is also CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK [ click for my giveaway]
and Tressa at Wishful Endings is hosting a hop for all bloggers who'd like to promo 
and support children's reading with a Giveaway.  Signups are OPEN HERE!

and...  I'm continuing my annual participation in ...
Bout of Books

Signups [I'm #145 now 143] and they just opened! and Starting lineup posts invited. 
I'm into reading ARCs as posted here Clean Sweep Challenge for this month, 
so I will continue with those during BoB as well.
Tamera Alexander's new release for May 12th will definitely be one -
Can.Not.Wait. to get to this 2nd in the Belle Meade Plantation series
Tamera is such an engaging and elegant writer, To Win Her Favor is much anticipated.

An Irish-born son far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He’s come to Nashville for a fresh start, hoping to buy land and start a farm, all while determined to stay as far away from thoroughbred racing as possible. But starting over proves harder than he’d wagered, especially when Maggie Linden’s father makes him an offer he shouldn’t accept yet cannot possibly refuse...

Stunning read!  I could Not put it down.  Read through to completion with constant anticipation.
Fantastic story.  Exceptional author.

May 11th - BoB begins
as does my reading of  this anticipated newest Maisie Dobbs mystery of Jacqueline Winspear's.
On a ship bound for England, Maisie realizes she isn’t ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain who warns her, “You will be alone in a most dangerous place,” she disembarks in Gibraltar. Though she is on her own, Maisie is far from alone: the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain. 
Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on “the Rock,”—arguably Britain’s most important strategic territory—and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is, for her, an equally dangerous place, but in quite a different way.

**Updated BoB posts HERE

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Hoping to find you enjoying this online book community reading during 
Re-Readathon and BoB.  
Any favs to share with us?
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team


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Terra said...

Our TBR stacks are so large that I don't re-read fiction, except for Jane Austen. My new fav author is Anthony Trollope and his Chronicles of Barchester six novels.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Terra - book choices are definitely an influential factor by reading with Challenges and Readathons in mind! Always happy to re-read Anne of Green Gables series - exceptional writing.

Glad you're onto a new author to enjoy - every good book discovery is worth sharing :) Thanks for sharing yours :)

Tressa S said...

Thanks for spreading the word about my giveaway hop! I love Tamera Alexander! I've been having fun in her group for To Win Her Favor. The first book int hat series, To Whisper Her Name, if my favorite book by her.

Tressa @ Wishful Endings

Claire Campbell-Adams said...

Found you through

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Happy to promo a great week of Children's Reading + offering all the giveaways linked up is even more Fun, Tressa - TY!
I'm in the TA team as well having enjoyed it so much for a Beauty so Rare :) I LOVED To Win Her Favor !!

TY for letting me know, Claire! Lovely to have you here and that these linky signups really do work to connect bloggers :) Welcome...

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