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This week was very quiet. I’m thinking of it as the calm before the storm. What kind of storm? Well, the family kind, as Easter is almost here.
My daughters come home from campus on Friday. I’ve managed to put together some baskets for them, mostly full of treats as, even with one shot of vaccine down, I still don’t venture out very often. I’m pretty sure I will feel much more confident about going out after the second dose in April. I’ve not been sure if it’s worry or my hatred of wearing masks that keeps me home.
And, then, my sister comes back the Monday after Easter, and she’s bringing her three young sons with her. I haven’t even met my youngest nephew yet, so I am looking forward to that and to seeing my other two nephews and sister. But what a full house I am going to have! Especially since my daughters are going to stick around for the week as well. 8 people…😳
How was your week? Do you celebrate Easter? Any plans for the holiday?
Not too many new books this week (unlike last week), but these are the great reads I picked up this week:
The brand new thriller from the Kindle & USA Today bestselling author!
My family has just been reunited.
So who is trying to tear it apart?
A mother who disappeared…
When Beth was 10 years old, her beautiful, wild mother Alice walked out and never came back. Beth’s life since hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but now she is happy and settled, with a successful career, a loving family and a beautiful home.
An unexpected visitor…
Then one day there’s a knock at the door. Alice has returned. Overjoyed to have the chance to rebuild their relationship, Beth invites her mother to move in.
A life that comes crashing down…
At first, everything seems wonderful. But then Beth’s friends begin to drift away, strange things start to happen at home, and rumours begin to circle about her past. As the mysterious events around Beth become darker and more dangerous, she is forced to question everything. Is somebody in her life trying to destroy her happiness? And how far will they go?Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, C. L. Taylor and Lisa Jewell
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Dare Me meets Black Swan and Luckiest Girl Alive in a captivating, voice-driven debut novel about a trio of ballerinas who meet as students at the Paris Opera Ballet School.
Thirteen years ago, Delphine abandoned her prestigious soloist spot at the Paris Opera Ballet for a new life in St. Petersburg––taking with her a secret that could upend the lives of her best friends, fellow dancers Lindsay and Margaux. Now 36 years old, Delphine has returned to her former home and to the legendary Palais Garnier Opera House, to choreograph the ballet that will kickstart the next phase of her career––and, she hopes, finally make things right with her former friends. But Delphine quickly discovers that things have changed while she’s been away…and some secrets can’t stay buried forever.
Moving between the trio’s adolescent years and the present day, Rachel Kapelke-Dale’s The Ballerinas explores the complexities of female friendship, the dark drive towards physical perfection in the name of artistic expression, the double-edged sword of ambition and passion, and the sublimated rage that so many women hold inside––all culminating in a twist you won’t see coming, with magnetic characters you won’t soon forget.
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John Carver has three rules: Don’t drink in the daytime, don’t gamble when the luck has gone, and don’t talk to the dead people who come to visit.
It has been almost five years since the incident in Kabul. Since the magic stirred within him and the stories began. Fleeing the army, running from the whispers, the guilt, and the fear he was losing his mind, Carver fell into addiction, dragging himself through life one day at a time.
Desperation has pulled him back to Afghanistan, back to the heat, the dust, and the truth he worked so hard to avoid. But there are others, obsessed with power and forbidden magics, who will stop at nothing to learn the truth of his gifts. Abducted and chained, Carver must break more than his own rules if he is to harness this power and survive.
Last weekend, hubby and I watched the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of Justice League. When you watch Marvel and DC in the same weekend, it deserves a bit of reflection on the differences between the two superhero worlds.
Snyder’s Justice League is monumentally better than the version that came to theaters a few years ago. That version had so many holes in it, hubby and I left the theater scratching our heads. Snyder’s much longer version is a full-bodied story without those pesky holes.
Marvel vs DC – my youngest is a diehard Marvel fan, but I’m just a fan of superheroes. DC, Marvel, Superman, Thor, Wonder Woman, Pepper Potts – I love them all. When it comes to stories on the screen though – big or small – we decided that Marvel does a better job at character development than DC and that makes for a better story – one that is a pleasure to sit down and watch time and time again. Marvel tends to be lighter/funnier and DC tends to be dark and foreboding. They are so different but, like I said before, I love a superhero story 😊
I also watched the first episode of Disney+’s new Mighty Ducks Game Changers show. Lauren Graham’s in it so how could I not. It’s a total feel good show. I smiled and laughed my whole way through it, and I learned a new term, “participation trophy track” – that just cracked me up.
Did you read, watch, or do anything fun this week?
In case you missed any of my posts last week, you can find them here:
- Tuesday (3/23): (Mystery/ Thriller ☀️☀️☀️☀️) Book Review | Danger in Numbers by Heather Graham
- Wednesday (3/24): WWW Wednesday
- Thursday (3/25): (Thriller ☀️☀️☀️☀️) Book Review |The Bounty by Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton
- Thursday (3/25): (Women’s Lit☀️☀️☀️☀️) Book Review | The Single Dad’s Handbook by Lynsey James
- Friday (3/26): Book Blogger Hop – Creative Book Storage Places
I hope you come back to see the following:
- Tuesday (3/30): (Mystery/ Thriller ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️) Book Review | Tell No Lies by Allison Brennan
- Tuesday (3/30): (Thriller ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️) Book Review |The House of Killers by Samantha Lee Howe
- Wednesday (3/31): WWW Wednesday
- Thursday (4/1): (Psychological Thriller ☀️☀️☀️☀️) Book Review |The Dinner Guest by B. P. Walters
- Friday (4/2): Book Blogger Hop: Bookblogger Burnout
- Friday (4/2): (YA Dark Thriller☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️) Book Review | What Beauty There Is by Corey Anderson
- Saturday (4/3): (Fantasy/Paranormal Thriller) Author Q & A | Karolina Dalca: Dark Eyes by M. R. Noble