Books I want (I actually need them as much as I need air) in 2019

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2019 is here along with a whole list of books I want that are coming out this year.  I am sure that as the year progresses my list will just continue to get longer but for now it can be considered somewhat short.  Below is my compiled list so far along with the books release dates.

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco – September 10th, 2019

Children of Blood and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi – March 5th, 2019

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – January 15th, 2019

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer – January 29th, 2019

Find me Their Bones by Sara Wolf – June 4th, 2019

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He – April 2nd, 2019

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal – May 14th, 2019

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – June 4th, 2019

Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers – February 5th, 2019

Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao –  June 4th, 2019

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly – May 28th, 2019

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala – April 23rd, 2019

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – January 29th, 2019

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller – February 26th, 2019

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim – July 30th, 2019

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner – March 19th, 2019

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh – October 8th, 2019

The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran – April 9th, 2019

The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross – March 5th, 2019

Rage by Cora Carmack – June 11th, 2019

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Reorganizing my Bookshelf

20180729_195428A couple of days ago I reorganized my bookshelf.  I love doing this occasionally just so my bookshelf can have a new look.  This time I organized my bookshelf based upon the dates they were published.  I liked the idea but looking at my bookshelf I realize that my books are a little haphazardly placed.  I am not sure I like the look but it was worth it because I enjoyed finding out when all of my books were published.  It was also interesting to see how far apart series are.

Before this reorganization, I had my books placed based upon if I had read them or not and if so how much I liked them.  It was easy for me to find my favorites.  I was bored and wanted something new so I changed my bookshelf organization to what it is now.

20180729_195603I may soon be reorganizing it though for I do not find the current organization system to be the most efficient.  So, I decided to leave it up to my readers to decide what system I should try next.  Please vote on the form below.  I would love your input on how I should next organize my bookshelf.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

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I was recently nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award and I am so excited to do it.  A big thank you to The long distance relationship for nominating me.  Let’s get started.

Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

Questions

Which is your favorite childhood story book and why?

That’s a hard question since I had a lot of story books that I loved.  But if I had to choose I would have to say Puff the Magic Dragon.Image result for puff the magic dragon

Had any paranormal experience? Please share.

No, unless you count my cats as ghostly devilish beings.Image result for cat evil

What is the one thing that you certainly want/wanted at your wedding?

Ummm….no idea.  So, lets just move on.

What’s your thinking about a perfect couple?

I don’t know. It changes depending upon what couple I am reading about.

What is your plan for old age?

To travel the world and read way too many books.Image result for a globe and books

If you could go back in time which place or whom would you love to visit?

This one is hard.  I think I would go back in time to London during the 1700s or 1800s but then again I have always wanted to meet Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln.  Or I could visit the Dark ages or the Renaissance. I don’t know.  I want to visit and see it all.

Camping or slumber party?

Camping!

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Which book or movie would you like to be the hero/heroine of?

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco!!!StalkingJacktheRipper

What is your favorite thing about being single?

I don’t know. I’ve never dated so……

What is your most prized possession?

My books.Image result for pile of books art

Share the funniest moments of your life.

The funniest moment I can think of is when my sister told me that I had a mosquito on my face.  Without thinking I slapped myself in the face in an attempt to kill the mosquito.  I found out mere seconds later that there was no mosquito and that my sister was just joking.  It was hilarious.

My Nominees

theatreandart

Myths of the Mirror

Writer In Retrospect

thebookishchick

Fictionophile

Plants and Beyond

Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist

Confessions of a YA Reader

Ya Girl In a Bookish World

My Mundane Life

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My Questions:

  1. What is your favorite mythical creature?
  2. Who is your closest confidant?
  3. Do you prefer to draw or write?
  4. Share your favorite childhood memories?
  5. What would you do if you only had one day left to live?
  6. If you could rewrite a book which one would you choose?
  7. What is your favorite dessert?
  8. Coffee or tea?
  9. What is your favorite candle scent?
  10. If you could bring one person back to life who would it be?
  11. Who is your favorite historical figure?

 

Is it September 18th yet?

Image result for i can't wait any longer gifIn September the third book in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series is coming out and I don’t know how much longer I can wait.  I just want the book.  I need to know what happens to Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell.  September seems so far away and I want the story to continue so that I can have more material to reread at least several times a month.   I have read the first two books so many times that I have parts of the books memorized.  I hope the third book which is called Escaping from Houdini is even more mysterious, bloody, and filled with wonderful interactions between Wadsworth and Cresswell.  Below is the synopsis which just makes me want the book all the more.

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.

But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer’s horrifying finale?

Image result for stalking jack the ripperAlso, the cover is phenomenal!  All of them are.  I love the covers for I feel that they portray the books wonderfully.  I wrote a whole essay on the cover of the first book, Stalking Jack the Ripper.  You can see the introduction on Sharing Saturday Fifteen.  In future Sharing Saturday’s  I may share more of my essay.  The cover is gorgeous and I can’t wait to hold a physical copy of the book in my hands.

I am counting down the days until this book comes out.  It’s 96 to be exact.  I also have a countdown on my website.  I will probably pre-order the book or be at the bookstore the moment it opens. It just seems so far away and it’s depressing.  I was never good at waiting for books and time drags until the day it finally comes out.  Even after Escaping from Houdini comes out I have to wait for the fourth book. Image result for i can't wait any longer gif

However, I look forward to reading the books because they are going to be amazing!  The books in this series are worth the wait.  I loved the first two and I have faith that the next two books are going to be even better.