Saturday, October 14, 2017

SPOOKTACULAR GIVEAWAY HOP!



Welcome to the
SPOOKTACULAR
GIVEAWAY HOP!
This hop starts on October 15th and ends on October 30st
This hop is hosted by BookHounds
For this super fun giveaway hop I'm letting you pick which book you would like to win! Here's the three books to choose from:
Here's the requirements to enter my giveaway:
Over 60 Blogs are participating in this hop so make sure you visit them and get in on their giveaways!
Good Luck!!


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BOOK REVIEW-The Lying Game



THE LYING GAME
By Ruth Ware
384 Pages
Publisher: Scout Press

Amazon Synopsis:
On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister...

The next morning, three women in and around London—Fatima, Thea, and Isabel—receive the text they had always hoped would NEVER come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, “I need you.”

The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. The myriad and complicated rules of the game are strict: no lying to each other—ever. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school under mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the school’s eccentric art teacher, Ambrose (who also happens to be Kate’s father).
My Thoughts:
Ruth Ware's suspense novels are like a fine red wine. They just keep getting better and better with time. Her first novel that came out in 2015, "In a Dark, Dark Wood" was good, filled with suspense. Her next novel that came out in 2016 was called "The Woman in Cabin 10" and it had me on zipping through the pages and up late into the night trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together. This latest novel, "The Lying Game" had me wanting to call in sick and stay home just to finish it. It had the perfect balance of suspense, intrigue, and mystery. I loved the twists and turns it took. Just when I thought I had it figured out, it took me in a completely different direction. This is one of those "golden ticket" mystery/thriller novels that you pick off the shelf and hope that you don't figure out the culprit halfway through the book. If mystery/thriller is your thing, give this book a shot. Along with the other two I mentioned. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Friday, October 6, 2017

LOST BOY-BOOK REVIEW

LOST BOY 
By Christina Henry
Publisher: Berkley Books
292 Pages
July 2017
Amazon Synopsis:
There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan’s first—and favorite—lost boy to his greatest enemy.
Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate’s sword. Because it’s never been all fun and games on the island. Our neighbors are pirates and monsters. Our toys are knife and stick and rock—the kinds of playthings that bite.
Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever. Peter lies.
My Thoughts:
First, this book captured my attention by reading a great review by Forever Lost in Literature
Second, lets talk about how beautiful the cover of this book is! It's pure eye candy! I LOVE It! I bought it on my Kindle but I'm almost tempted to pick a hard copy of it up at a book store, just to have it on my shelf.
Who doesn't love a new twist on an old fairy tale? I'm going to be completely honest when I say the story of Peter Pan has always creeped me out a little bit. The idea of a boy just showing up, climbing through windows and whisking children away to an island where they never grow up is weird...surely there's strings attached. AND this story reveals that there certainly are strings are attached. As I raced through the story the old saying of "If something sounds too good to be true than it probably is." kept echoing through my head.
I love that this story comes from a different point of view-an unexpected character in the famous story of Peter Pan---Captain Hook. This is the story of how Captain Hook becomes Peter Pan's greatest enemy. I don't want to reveal too much of the story because it's a fantastic adventure with a different perceptive that was eye opening. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy, I couldn't put it down. I know that Christina Henry has also written a novel based on the tale of Alice and Wonderland--I will definitely be picking it up. I want more!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN?

THE SNOWMAN
By Jo Nesbo
I just saw this movie trailer and wow!! Just wow!!
Last night I downloaded the book on Audible.com and I plan to listen to it before the movie is released in October.
My big plan is to listen to the book while I paint my bedroom. A little incentive to get this project done. Here's the movie trailer if you want to check it out. Looks perfect for Halloween, right??!!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

WINNER-"Banned Book Week" Giveaway Hop

A WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN!
CindyWindy2003 has won a copy of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie
Thanks to everyone who participated and to BookHounds for hosting.
I've already signed up for a "Spooktacular" Giveaway Hop also hosted by BookHounds. I can't wait!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

FOUR DAYS LEFT TO CELEBRATE-Banned Book Week


We have four more days to celebrate Banned Book Week and to stand up for your right to read. This subject is near and dear to my heart and I'm very passionate about.
A few years ago I worked at our local town library. Someone who thought books that were written by Stephen King were inappropriate to have on our library shelves would steal them. Stephen King has written a lot of books, all of which were very popular to our patrons.We would spend our very limited budget on replacing the books. And this cycle repeated itself for a solid two years. Either the person was hit by a bus or moved away. It finally stopped. That was my first experience of someone stomping on another person's right to read. I was truly in disbelief that because one person disagreed with the content of his books they took it upon themselves to deny other people the right to read his novels.
Excuse me? What!!!
So that's my own personal story.
Here's the details of the book that I'm giving away for Banned Book Week, I love this book and all that Sherman Alexie stands for.


Amazon Synopsis:
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

So here's what you need to do to enter this book giveaway:
1. Follow my "Mug of Moxie" blog
                      2. Follow "Mug of Moxie" on Facebook
                      3. Follow Mug of Moxie on Twitter
This is a book giveaway for US residents only
Please Include contact information(email address) in comment section
Giveaway will run from September 15th to September 30th
Winner will be chosen on the October 1st
Good Luck!
                                This hop is hosted by BookHounds
Visit her site to participate in her giveaway as well as other book blogs that are celebrating Banned Book Giveaway Hop

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Banned Book Week Giveaway!!!!


Welcome to the
BANNED BOOK WEEK
GIVEAWAY HOP!
This hop starts on September 15th and ends on September  30th
This hop is hosted by BookHounds

My Giveaway:
Amazon Synopsis:
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

I love this banned book so much that I'm giving a copy of it away. So here's what you need to do to enter this book giveaway:
1. Follow my "Mug of Moxie" blog
2. Follow "Mug of Moxie" on Facebook
3 Follow Mug of Moxie on Twitter
This is a book giveaway for US residents only
Please Include contact information(email address) in comment section
Giveaway will run from September 15th to September 30th
Winner will be chosen on the October 1st
Good Luck!

SPOOKTACULAR GIVEAWAY HOP!

Welcome to the SPOOKTACULAR GIVEAWAY HOP! This hop starts on October 15th and ends on October 30st This hop is hosted by  Book...