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Kareni last won the day on February 11 2019

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  1. I enjoyed reading Concealed: The Taellaneth - Book 1by Vanessa Nelson which is the first book in a five book fantasy series. I've already moved on to the next book in the series. "Days away from freedom. One last task. No one cares if she lives.Oath-bound to the arrogant Erith in exchange for her life, Arrow just wants her freedom. Then the Erith set her one last task, perhaps the most difficult she has ever faced; investigate the sudden death of a high-ranking shape-changer, the Erith’s ancient enemies.The shape-changers believe the Erith are guilty of murder. And Arrow is in the middle of potential new war between the old enemies. Not only is her freedom at risk, but so is her life. It will take all of her training and skill with magic to live long enough to uncover the truth in time to avert a bloodbath.Concealed is the first book of Arrow’s story, set in an alternate world where magic and technology exist side by side. If you like your fantasy mixed with mystery and spells, then you’ll love this debut series by Vanessa Nelson." Regards, Kareni
  2. Ooh, that does look good! And LONG! Enjoy. Regards, Kareni
  3. Some bookish posts ~ An article from an author ~ HOW ONE AUTHOR WITH APHANTASIA BUILDS FICTIONAL WORLDS 13 MUST-READ LAUGH-OUT-LOUD MYSTERIES https://crimereads.com/13-must-read-laugh-out-loud-mysteries/ There’s No Wrong Way to Read a Book https://www.tor.com/2021/07/22/theres-no-wrong-way-to-read-a-book/ Regards, Kareni
  4. You're quite welcome, @mumto2. And I am all for reading for pleasure, so enjoy! Regards, Kareni
  5. And this evening I finished Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley. I enjoyed this book. @Robin M and @mumto2, are you still reading dragon books? If so, you might consider this one. "Think of yourself out of your comfy chair and your nice house with the roads and the streetlights outside—and the ceiling overhead low enough that a fifty-foot dragon can’t stand on her hind legs and not bump her head—and think yourself into a cavern full of dragons. Go on. Try. Jake lives with his scientist father at the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies in Smokehill National Park. Smokehill is home to about two hundred of the few remaining Draco australiensis, which is extinct in the wild.There are five million acres of the Smokehill wilderness and the dragons rarely show themselves. Jack’s never seen one except deep in the park and at a distance. They stay away from the Institute—and the tourists. But dragon conservation is controversial. Detractors say dragons are much too dangerous and much too expensive, and should be destroyed. Supporters say there is no record of their doing anything more threatening than eating sheep, there are only a few hundred of them left at best and they must be protected.But they are up to eighty feet long (plus tail) and breathe fire.On Jake’s first overnight solo in the park, he meets a dragon—the thing that he would have said he wanted above everything else in the world. But this dragon is dying—dying next to the human she has killed. Jake knowns this news could destroy Smokehill. The dead man is clearly a poacher who attacked first, but that will be lost in the outcry against dragons. But then Jake notices something even more urgent: the dragon has just given birth, and one of the babies is still alive…" Regards, Kareni
  6. Sending positive thoughts that your son will soon show an improvement. I'm happy to hear that he is home with you. Regards, Kareni
  7. I just finished Leonard (My Life as a Cat) by Carlie Sorosiak; this was a charming science fiction book intended for children which I liked (despite being well over the target age range!). "The cat that Olive rescues from a flood has a secret: he’s not really a cat at all, but an alien who crashed to Earth on a beam of light. The cat, whom Olive names Leonard, was prepared to visit the planet as a human—but something went wrong. Now Leonard may never know what it’s like to hold an umbrella, go bowling, or host a dinner party. (And his human jokes still need some work: Knock, knock. Who’s there? Just Leonard. It is me.) While Olive worries about whether she will have to move after her mom and her new boyfriend get back from their summer vacation, Leonard tries to figure out how to get from South Carolina to Yellowstone National Park, because if he’s not there at the end of the month, he’ll miss his ride home. But as Olive teaches Leonard about the beautiful and confusing world of humans, he starts to realize how much he cares about this particular one. A sweet and dryly funny story about what it means to be human—and what it means to be home." Regards, Kareni
  8. I've seen some beautiful yarn that is also costly. Perhaps a yarn of the month club? ETA: This article is two years old. https://hearthookhome.com/best-yarn-box-subscriptions/ Regards, Kareni
  9. I recently reread Royally Screwed (The Royally Series Book 1) by Emma Chase; this happened to be a reread of convenience rather than design. (Copious adult content) "Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka “His Royal Hotness,” is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant―hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately―the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.But to Olivia―Nicholas is worth it.Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever." Regards, Kareni
  10. This evening I finished Meet Me in Another Life: A Novel by Catriona Silvey; this was definitely an intriguing story that surprised me. "Thora and Santi have met before. Two strangers in a foreign city, Thora and Santi meet in a chance encounter. At once, they recognize in each other a kindred spirit—someone who is longing for more in life than the cards they’ve been dealt. Before their friendship can blossom, though, a tragic accident cuts their story short. They will meet again. But this is only one of the many connections they share. Like satellites trapped in orbit around each other, Thora and Santi will find each other again: as husband and wife; teacher and student; caretaker and patient; cynic and believer. In recurring lifetimes they become friends, partners, lovers, and enemies. Only they can make sure it’s not for the last time. As strange patterns and blurred memories compound, Thora and Santi come to a shocking revelation. They must work together to discover the true reason behind their repeating realities . . . before their many lives come to one, final end." Regards, Kareni
  11. Currently FREE for Kindle readers ~ The Bequest (Book One of The Guardians Series): A Romantic Suspense Novel Hope Anika. Chai, Chai Again (A Pebble Cove Teahouse Mystery Book 4) Eryn Scott LGBT: Heart of Gold: A Summer Olympics Romance Anna Margin Regards, Kareni
  12. Definitely! And welcome! Regards, Kareni
  13. Some bookish posts ~ Favourite heroines http://kaippersbach.blogspot.com/2021/05/favourite-heroines.html COZY MYSTERIES FOR GARDENERS https://crimereads.com/cozy-mysteries-for-gardeners/ COZY MYSTERY SERIES FEATURING CRIME-FIGHTING PETS https://crimereads.com/cozy-mystery-series-featuring-crime-fighting-pets/ Regards, Kareni
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