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Featured Book: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

My mother and I are buddy reading this series. We are currently on book two. Almost done with it, actually. We both read the series before. She completed the series. I never did. I actually read it out of order the first time. I read books five through nine first and then the first four books. I can’t remember if I read more than that. It’s possible I read the tenth book. Because I had it in my head that the tenth book was the final book.

This is a pretty popular series. It’s probably more known for the television adaptation, True Blood. From what I understand, the tv series only follows the book series in the first season. After that, it went it’s own path. I can’t state for that. I’ve only seen various episodes. My mom’s watched almost all of them. She’s currently re-watching them now. I’ll probably watch them when we are done reading the series.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about the book or tv series. Please don’t feel the need to worry about spoiling it for me. I already know a good chunk about both from my mom. I’ll continue reading and will still watch no matter what I hear.

Thank you for reading!

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Featured Book: The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan

My mother and I have been buddy reading this book. We read two chapters every day and talk about it. We are twenty chapters in. I’m really enjoying it so far. I had a feeling I would. I listened to the audiobook for Brain On Fire. It was an intense journey through her illness that nobody could really explain or understand.

I have a feeling that that is what inspired her to do research about this. They had diagnosed her with Schizophrenia before somebody decided to do a spinal tap. The spinal tap led to the actual diagnosis and treatment that cured her illness.

This book talks about how a group of people checked themselves into mental hospitals pretending to be mentally ill. They changed their names and made up hearing voices. All of them were diagnosed with the same thing.

I think I’ll leave it at that. My calculations put us finishing this book on NYE. This could very well be the last book I read for the year. We shall see. Either way, I’ll have a review posted when I finish it.

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Featured Book: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

It feels so good to make a Featured Book post again. They are one of my favorites to post about. I’m loving Hunting Prince Dracula so far. I’m about halfway through it. It doesn’t seem as intense and dramatic as the first book, but it’s just as good.

I can’t say the beginning of the book hooked me. I stuck with it because I knew it would pick up. I was happy to know that I was right. I can’t explain what I didn’t like about the beginning. It’s really hard to explain. It’s not just one thing.

Either way, I chose this book because I really just adore Thomas and Audrey Rose. They have this dynamic about them. I don’t mean that in a romantic way. I mean as people. They are two independently strong people. It helps that they make a great team, though.

I don’t want to write too much about this book just yet. Especially when I haven’t finished it. I’d love to know if anybody else has read this book/series and their thoughts of it. Hopefully, I’ll have a review up by the end of the year on the book! We shall see!

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Featured Book: Sweep In Peace by Ilona Andrews

**Blurb taken from Goodreads**

Dina DeMille doesn’t run your typical Bed and Breakfast. Her inn defies laws of physics, her fluffy dog is secretly a monster, and the only paying guest is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. But the inn needs guests to thrive, and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina’s door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance.

Unfortunately, for Dina, keeping the peace between Space Vampires, the Hope-Crushing Horde, and the devious Merchants of Baha-char is much easier said than done. On top of keeping her guests from murdering each other, she must find a chef, remodel the inn… and risk everything, even her life, to save the man she might fall in love with. But then it’s all in the day’s work for an Innkeeper…

Clean Sweep

Why I Chose This Book

I have really been enjoying this book. The first book was pretty great as well! I can’t explain how amazing both the story and narrator are. There are two more books in the series. I have them both on audiobook, but I plan to buy an e-book to read along with them as well. I also believe that this will be a series I reread at least one more time. If not more. I have added links to this book and the first book for anybody who wants to get a feel for it. The first book lets you buy the audiobook for $1.99 with ebook purchase.

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Featured Book: Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Every Friday, I’ll choose a book I either recently finished or am currently reading to talk about. It will be a book that as made a major impression on me and/or that I feel will hang with me a very long time.

This week’s book is Stalking Jack The Ripper. This book has been on my TBR list for a very long time. I was beginning to doubt that I would ever get around to reading it. However, I recently read a book called Ripper that inspired me to do more reading on Jack The Ripper. I’m aware that this is a fictional book, but I felt it counted.

I’m six chapters in and I’m loving it so far. It’s very witty and charming. I’m really identifying with the main character so far. She’s strong willed and knows exactly what she wants. She’s also respectful and keeps others’ feelings in mind. I guess she’s what you would call a well rounded individual.

I don’t know what my final thoughts on this book are yet. I’ll have them ready by the time I finish the book though. I assure you of that. I do know that right now I think I’ll continue loving this book. That could change. Who knows? Anything is possible.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts on it? Is it as unique as I feel it is?

Featured Book: Ripper by Amy Cecil

Every Friday, I’ll choose a book I either recently finished or am currently reading to talk about. It will be a book that as made a major impression on me and/or that I feel will hang with me a very long time.

This week, I choose Ripper. I just finished listening to this audiobook yesterday. I have the review up in the blog. Just look up my Book Reviews category. I chose this book for many reasons. To start with, the cover is just breathtaking. I would love to get this cover framed to hang on my wall. I’m a sucker for covers. I know you aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but that doesn’t mean you can’t love them. Right?

This story has quite a mix of horror and erotic lure. It’s not a genre combination I’d of ever thought existed. I definitely didn’t think I’d like it. I did. I’m not sure if I’d pick up another like it, but it’s possible.

The book made me want to go and do very thorough research on the cases of Jack the Ripper. It also made me terrified I’d have some very bad nightmares last night. I didn’t. Thank goodness.

It was a great book nonetheless. I do recommend it very much. Especially for those who love horror and true crime. I do want to point out that there are sexual scenes for those who are uncomfortable with reading that.

My Review

Featured Book: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

I’ve been meaning to read this book for a long time. It’s been on my massive TBR pile for a long time. Mother and I have been buddy reading books for a couple years now. We started with Harry Potter books. Then we moved to The Storm Of Swords series. After that, we read the Stephanie Plum series. While waiting on the next release for Plum, we decided to read Big Little Lies. Giving me the most excellent excuse to bump it up my pile.

I’m really enjoying it so far. I mean there are some pretty intense parts. It’s hard not to get emotionally invested. But it’s good. I understand it’s been adapted to a television series. I’ll be interested in watching it when I finish the book. I watched an episode or two awhile back but I didn’t really understand much of it.

Being that I haven’t finished this book yet, and won’t for another week or so, this is not a review. It’s just one of the books that I’m currently working on that I’m interested in enough to feature for the week. It’s raw and open and real. I’m loving every second of it.

If anybody has read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments. Have you watched the show? What’s it like? I’m looking forward to watching it. Hopefully, I won’t be watching it alone. We shall see! 🙂