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A Gift of Reading Genres ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop

Hello Avid Readers,

Today is Friday so it’s time for another Friday Finds post. I have found some great book reviews around the blogosphere that I want to share with you this week.

I am enjoying being part of the weekly  Book Blogger Hop meme too, hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict, so I’m doing it again today and my answer to this week’s question is at the bottom of this post.

If you are one of my lovely new followers let me just take a moment to explain what my Friday Finds posts are all about. I like to read, my favourite genre is paranormal romance but I’ve also been known to curl up with the odd urban fantasy or paranormal cosy mystery too. BUT it’s a big wide literary world out there and I decided back in January 2019 that you, my dear followers, might be interested in reading reviews about books from other genres to help find your next read. Ta!Da! My weekly Friday Finds post was born.

So, here are some book reviews that my fellow book bloggers have enjoyed reading (in no particular order).

On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl on One Beautiful April Morning by Haruki Murakami from KayCKay Book Reviews

An avid reader, this amazing book blogger read 217 books in 2018! 217!! She listens to audiobooks and confesses to opening up the Kindle app to read books just about any moment she has! I love the way she sets out her pros and cons for each book she tells us about. Recently, Kay has been reviewing short stories on her blog that are available for free online and she loved this one: “I think this tiny little story helps remind readers to be brave, speak up, and not let life or love pass you by.

Do You Dream of Terra-Two by Temi Oh from Reader Voracious

Kal is a thirty-something Californian gal who absolutely loves reading, travel, hiking, tea, video games, and unicorns. She enjoys strong female characters and anti-heroes and when she’s not engrossed in a book, can be found communing with nature. Kal really enjoyed this debut fantasy novel and says: “This is a character-driven and captivating story that kept me thoroughly engaged until the very end. If you’ve ever dreamt of exploring the universe, Do You Dream of Terra-Two? is a must-read!”

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray from Do You Dog-ear?

Lindsi really loves to read and it comes across in the way she writes her posts. She reads most genres and even posts reviews about comics. I really enjoy that her personality comes shining through in her reviews. She has begun to review more audiobooks recently and shows the same enthusiasm in her reviews of this format as to print and eBooks.

 

Outmatched By Kristen Callihan And Samantha Young from EBook Obsessed

Lucy’s site is full of reviews, author interviews and book promotions. Even when she’s not enamoured with a book she’s read, her reviews are always worth the time to read. Oh, and she also kindly gives away her paperback ARCs every Friday! Lucy loved this book, saying: “I devoured this book. The combined talents of Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young created quite the knockout. I absolutely loved Parker and Rhys.

And my final review this week, is from a wonderful blogger who I always make time to read, whether it’s her reviews or her weekly discussion posts …

Carry the World by Susan Fanetti from Beware Of The Reader

Sophie, as with most of us, fell in love with reading when she was very young and the passion for books has followed her into adulthood. Her blog is a fabulous place and I always make time to read her posts; she has some great weekly discussion posts and I love her honesty and way with words in her reviews. Sophie says: “I reviewed The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes and my friend Amy told me that Susan Fanetti had written something on the same topic earlier this year.
Not two days after, I discovered the controversy around Jojo’s book and I wanted to make up my own mind about the plagiarism accusation.
I decided to read all three books published in 2019 about the Pack Horse librarians of Kentucky.

So, that’s my picks for this week. I hope you find a moment or two to click at least one of these reviews yourself – who knows you may just find your next favourite author!

Now on to the Book Blogger Hop meme which is hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict. A question is posted each week, you answer the question and visit others blogs to see what their answers are. Easy!

So this week’s question is:

Do you keep your TBR stack on a separate shelf from your already read books or are they mixed?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

In real life, all my read and to be read paperbacks are mixed up but I use Goodreads to keep me virtually organised. 😉 My audio and ebooks are organised by author and my Kindle and Audible apps allow me to “mark as read” and “finished” titles. So I suppose, no, I don’t keep my TBR titles separate from the ones I’ve read. 🙂

What about you? Do you like to see which books need reading and keep them separate?

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post. I hope you have a great weekend and manage to read (or listen to) a great book.

Happy Reading!

x

About Author

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

(2) Comments

  1. Thanks for stopping by, JonBob. The book blogging community is a wonderful place and I hope you enjoy many happy years blogging.

  2. Awesome list! I’m particularly curious about do you dog ear’s take on the diviners audiobook, cos I’m hoping to listen to that soon 😀

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