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August 2018 The Bookie Box

The Bookie Box

AUGUST 2018
WAR AMONG OCEANS

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9 oz. To Kill a Kingdom Candle
That Bookie Candles

 

 

 

 

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Bookmark Inspired by Daughter of the Pirate King
That Bookie Bookmarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seafire
Natalie C. Parker
Book and Author Letter

 

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Honestly, I’m a little disappointed that there wasn’t a signed bookplate or signed book 😦 But, I did still enjoy this smaller version of the monthly box.

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WWW Wednesday – September 12, 2018

WWW Wednesday is a book blog meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where bloggers answer three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you just finish reading? What are you going to read next?

Currently Reading:

I am currently reading too many books! haha I have ADD lately.

Just Finished:

Since my last post, I haven’t finished anything :/

Reading Next:

Next, I will be reading Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Stacy King and The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear.

What’s on your WWW Wednesday this week? Be sure to comment below and I’ll check it out!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2018 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

1. “The Cumberland Bride”, Shannon McNear

2. “Sea Witch”, Sarah Henning

3. “These Rebel Waves”, Sara Raasch

4. “Select”, Marit Wiesenberg

5. “Select Few”, Marit Wiesenberg

6. “Seafire”, Natalie C. Parker

7. “Sky in the Deep”, Adrienne Young

8. “Mirage”, Somaiya Daud

9. “To Kill a Kingdom”, Alexandra Christo

10. “Fire and Heist”, Sarah Beth Durst

Book Reviews

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben

Dont Let Go

Title: Don’t Let Go
Author: Harlan Coben
Rating: ★★★★

This was my September 2018 Mystery Book Discussion group read at my local library.

The mystery starts out with a girl named Daisy and an Officer Rex who con people into getting drunk and arrested for DUIs, Daisy being the sleazy flirt and Rex being the cop to catch them. However, things turn south when the victim really conned them, and Officer Rex is found dead.

Detective Dumas is approached by two police officers asking him for help in the murder case. However, Detective Dumas quickly finds himself with a new investigation on his hands, involving ex-girlfriend Maura Wells, who disappeared fifteen years ago. Other people are starting to die. Will Dumas catch the murderer or forever wonder what the link between the deaths really is?

I really liked that this was a standalone book. I feel like most of the books we have been reading for the group have been parts in a series, and while they could be read as a standalone, there was always some aspect missing that the earlier books filled in (so I was left out). One thing I found was odd was how Dumas would talk to himself, but he was actually “talking” to his brother, Leo. I get it, a sign of grieving, but still weird.

And poor Hank! I just feel so bad for him 😦

What I loved about this mystery was the reader saw all of the different aspects of the story. We found out little, almost separate stories along the journey. But of course, nothing is ever not deliberate…and they actually helped piece the puzzle together. The pace was constant, capturing, and almost wish you asked for a follow-up novel (What?! Who said that?! Not someone who wishes every novel was a standalone). I loved how everything fit together and I wouldn’t change a thing!

BONUS: If you donate to some charities sponsored by Harlan Coben, you can have your name included in one of his novels! How cool is that?!

SEPTEMBER 2018 MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSSION

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February 2018 OwlCrate Box

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FEBRUARY 2018
HIDDEN WORLDS

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Exclusive Skeleton Key Pendant Necklace

Inspired by Coraline
Team OwlCrate

 

 

 

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Soy Candle
Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia
Books on Candles (by VIVLYO)

 

 

 

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Exclusive Zipper Pouch
Inspired by Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Risa Rodil

 

 

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Alice and White Rabbit Sticker
Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Naomi Lord

 

 

 

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Exclusive Wall Tapestry
Evie Bookish

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hazel Wood
Melissa Albert
Signed Exclusive Hardcover Edition, Author Letter, and Exclusive Sticker Sheet

 

I absolutely adore this book edition and the wall tapestry! Overall, I really enjoyed this box. I know it is months later, but I can’t wait until my next house and decorating my library!

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WWW Wednesday – September 12, 2018

WWW Wednesday is a book blog meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where bloggers answer three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you just finish reading? What are you going to read next?

Currently Reading:

I am currently reading too many books! haha I have ADD lately.

Just Finished:

Dont Let Go

Since my last post, I finished Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben.

Reading Next:

Next, I will be reading Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Stacy King and The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear.

What’s on your WWW Wednesday this week? Be sure to comment below and I’ll check it out!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

1. “The Raging Ones”, Krista & Becca Ritchie

2. “Grace & Fury”, Tracy Banghart

3. “Onyx & Ivory”, Mindee Arnett

4. “King’s War”, Jill Williamson

5. “War of the Staffs”, Steve Stephenson & K.M Tedrick

6. “The English Wife”, Lauren Willig

7. “Two Girls Down”, Louisa Luna

8. “The Broken Girls”, Simone St. James

9. “The Unforgotten”, Laura Powell

10. “Then She Was Gone”, Lisa Jewell