Late to the Party – Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles

Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles.

Achilles, “best of all the Greeks,” is everything Patroclus is not—strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess—and by all rights their paths should never cross.

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It's Monday, What are you Reading?

It’s Monday, What are you Reading?

It’s that time of the week again, where we talk about what we’re reading (This is a ‘meme’ hosted by the Book Date. And I’m partaking in it yet again. Yay!

I’m reading a few library books (isn’t the library amazing through all of this craziness) like:
Coconut Layer Cake Murder MisfitCityVol2

And then some stuff from my own library like:
The Sweeney Sisters The awesome people at Wunderkind PR sent me a copy of this in exchange for my honest review.

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It's Monday, What are you reading?

It’s Monday, what are you Reading? is a fun little meme hosted by the Book Date over on It’s a great little way to get ahead of your week, figure out reading goals, and have FUN meeting the reading community.
So, I’m reading a few library books (thank you LA County library for your Murder, She Wrote books!), and I’m also in a Facebook challenge group where we read certain categories of books throughout the month (it’s called Reading Rivalry and it is a lot of fun!).

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It is so freaking hot here in California. My lunch time today revolves around figuring out which one of these to read AND catching up on Law and Order: SVU. I’m on season 2.

I really wish I was watching the current season of Younger. Or maybe the Librarians. Or getting another box together for donations to Bookcrossing. Eek!

Of the three, which would you pick?

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Friday 56

::The Friday 56:: Playing With Matches
by Hannah Orenstein

Welcome to the Friday 56, a fun meme with some cool rules.

Rules (Hosted by Freda’s Voice):
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading

It’s Monday, which means it is time again to hook up with the dedicated readers of the Book Date Blog and start talking about the kinds of things we’re all currently reading. I read a couple of things last week that I am working on reviews for. I have a bunch of posts I need to edit, because I am still on the mend, it’s been pretty crazy.

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