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Sunday, April 28, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? (April 29, 2013)

What are you reading on Mondays is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey - You can hook up with the Mr. Linky there with your own post - but be sure and let me know what you are reading too! 

Bathroom Book:
(Still love this one!)

The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius
by Kristine Barnett

The extraordinary memoir of a mother's love, commitment, and nurturing, which allowed her son, originally diagnosed with autism, to flourish into a universally recognized genius-and how any parent can help their child find their spark.

Today, at thirteen, Jacob is working on extending Einstein's theory of relativity, and is a paid researcher in quantum physics. Yet at three, after an autism diagnosis, Jacob was assigned to life-skills classes, his parents told to adjust their expectations. The goalpost was to be tying his own shoes at sixteen. Kristine's belief in the power of hope and the dazzling possibilities that can occur when we keep our minds open and learn to fuel a child's true potential changed everything.

Physical Book:

(I have to pick between these two)


by Joe Hill

Charlie Manx burned a man to death in his black 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith, but that’s not the worst of it. Rumor has it that he kidnapped dozens of children, taking them to a place he calls “Christmasland.” The only child ever to escape was a very lucky girl named Victoria McQueen.

Vic has a gift – she can ride her bike through the Shorter Way bridge and she’ll come out the other side wherever she needs to be, even if it’s hundreds of miles away. Vic doesn’t tell anyone about her ability; no one would understand.

When Charlie Manx finally dies after years in prison, his body disappears...after the autopsy. The police and media think someone stole it, but Vic knows the truth: Charlie Manx is on the road again...and he has her kid. And this time, Vic McQueen’s going after him...

Beautiful Disaster

by Jamie McGuire


Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.


Ice Blue
by Susan Rae

When lives are on the line, sometimes the wrong thing is the right thing to do. 

Born into a Chicago cop family, while her brothers get their rush from catching bad guys, paramedic Angela DeLuca gets hers from saving lives. A tough beauty with a heart perhaps too big, she champions the underdog because, as the youngest of six siblings, she often felt like one.

ICE Special Agent Troy Deavers became a cop to prove he wasn’t like his father—a southern politician who brought his family down with greed and corruption. He doesn’t suffer victims well. At first intrigued by Angela’s passion, he soon fears that the fire in Angela’s heart will be her undoing.

What happens when Troy falls in love with the lovely but infuriating Angela, the Chicago paramedic who insists on protecting a young witness and her unborn baby—a witness who could break his case wide open?

You met the DeLuca family in heartbeats, now come to know them even better in ICE blue.
--Even if you haven't read heartbeats, you can still enjoy ICE blue. Each book has it's own gritty suspense tale and is complete within itself.

Waiting for Reviews:

Dear Cassie
by Lisa Burstein
Evidence of Life
by Barbara taylor Sissel
Blood Money
By Doug Richardson
From the Kitchen of Half

by Maria Goodin
The Last Telegram
by Liz Trenow
Love Water Memory
by Jennie Shortridge


Courtney N. said...

I'm not much of a romance reader, but Beautiful Disaster is tempting me...

Enjoy your reads!


Nise' said...

I want to read Beautiful Disaster. Have a great week.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Ahhhh... the bathrooom book! How I miss that :)

Anonymous said...

Ice Blue sounds good!

Wishing you a great reading week!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Unknown said...

I've heard both good and bad things about Beautiful Disaster, so I've been reluctant to pick it up. But it keeps popping up everywhere, maybe the universe is trying to tell me I should just read it!

Hope you enjoy this weeks reads!

It's Monday @ The Reading Realm

Anonymous said...

I've heard Love Water Memory is a great book and I have it on my TBR list. Hope you enjoyed it! Have a great week!

dollycas aka Lori said...

All new to me and I want to read all of them. I hope you enjoy them!!
Happy Reading!!!

So many books, so little time said...

All new to me, hope you enjoy reading them. I am read the hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Bookish said...

Some great reads there, I can't wait to get my hands on the new Joe Hill! Happy reading this week :)

What I've Been Reading!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Disaster is one of my favorite books, I love it! :)
Have a great week!

-Whit @ Whit's Book World


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