Friday, October 5, 2012

Weekend Wrap-up + Giveaway Winners + December Book Discussion Nominations!


Weekend Wrap-up is where I share what I read this past week, am currently reading, and hope to read this coming week, and (when applicable) the current giveaways/giveaway winners. Occasionally I'll post some other stuff as well.

Feel free to join along and post your own Weekend Wrap-up on your blog/site (if you do, please leave the link in a comment so I can stop by) or, in a comment, share what you've accomplished (reading-wise) this past week. :)

 What I've read this week:

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What I'm currently reading:

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I haven't started A Hope Undaunted or When a Heart Stops, yet, but I will be soon, so I put it as "currently reading". Twice Promised is really good so far! :)

 What I hope to read next week:


Reviews posted this week:


Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of The Captain's Courtship by Regina Scott! US only. Ends 10/8

Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of The Missing Monarch by Rachelle McCalla! Open Internationally! Ends 10/9

Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of Lady Outlaw by Stacy Henrie! US and Canada! Ends 10/10



Enter to win a copy of Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof! Open INT! Ends 10/16

Giveaway Winners!

Book Giveaway!

The winner was...

Aline!



The winner was...

Desiree!

Both winners have claimed their prize.

December Book Discussion Nominations!



The next book discussion will be this December. I'm hoping we'll have the book chosen this month, read it in November, and then discuss it in December. Please nominate the book you'd like to read/discuss below in a comment. Thanks!

My choice is:


Hannah Sunderland felt content in her embrace of the Quaker faith...until her twin brother joined the Colonial cause and ended up in jail. She longs to bring some measure of comfort to him in the squalid prison, but her faith forbids it. The Friends believe that they are not to take sides, not to take up arms. She is not allowed to visit him, even if she were able to secure a pass.

Jeremiah Jones, a Colonial spy, needs access to the jail to help rescue men important to the cause. Upon meeting Hannah, a plan begins to develop. Who would suspect a pious Quaker visiting a loved one?

But Jeremiah is unprepared for Hannah, for her determination to do right, to not lie. How can one be a spy and not lie? Hannah, in turn, is surprised by Jeremiah...for the way he forces her to confront her own beliefs, for the sensitivity and concern that he shows her despite the wounds he still carries.

In a time of war, can two unlikely heroes find the courage to act?

There you have it, that is what I accomplished (reading-wise) this week. What about you? Please share below and don't forget to nominate the book you'd like to discuss in December.

13 comments:

  1. I loved The Messenger. Aren't Siri's books wonderful? Have you read her older one called Chateau of Echoes? It's worth finding! Anyway, I would enjoy the discussion of The Messenger. Love your blog!

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    1. I haven't read any of Siri's books before, but I'm looking forward to The Messenger. :) I'm so glad you like this blog. Thank you for commenting, Kandra. :)

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  2. Wow! Excellent week for you Melanie! Can't wait to see what you think of A Hope Undaunted! Katie is still as feisty as ever! Whew! And Cluny all grown up! Yup sparks fly!! I have no preference for what we read for December's book discussion. Hopefully more people will join in :)

    Julie@My Favorite Pastime

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    1. Thanks, I'm really happy with the books I read this week. :) I hope to read a lot this coming week, too, though, because I have a lot of books I HAVE to read.

      Thanks for commenting. :)

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    2. I posted a weekend report on my blog today :) here it is:

      http://myfavoritepastime.blogspot.com/2012/10/weekend-report.html

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  3. Yes to The Messenger! I've been needing to read it for a while, so this will be that extra push. :)

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    1. I've been needing to read it for a while too. :) Glad people seem to be liking my choice - hope it wins the poll. :)

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  4. I would like to nominate "Engraved" by Amber Garza!!! For the December discussion read. It sounds so intriguing. I just started her book "Prowl" and am really enjoying it so far!!! :)

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    1. Good choice! I need to read that book, too, and would like to discuss it. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  5. Hi Melanie!
    Congrats winners and to you for your reading accomplishments this week :-)
    For a nomination, I'd like to go with Wish You Were Here by Beth Vogt. (Have you read it? If not, you'll not regret picking it up!) | (And I'm also thinking of A Love Surrendered...)

    I enjoyed the discussion on Submerged!

    A lovely evening to you

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    1. I haven't read Wish You Were Here, but I've heard GREAT things about it. Great choice. :)

      So glad you enjoyed the discussion! I'm so thankful you participated! :D

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  6. Oooo, the two books you haven't started yet are two favorites of mine! I think my review of "When a Heart Stops" comes out on the 8th. Good book. And I loved that Julie Lessman!

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    1. When a Heart Stops is so great so far! I'm loving it! :D I HAVE to read all three of Julie's books this week...happy to read them, but also kind of nervous about not completing them in time because they are big books. :|

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