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Friday, October 26, 2012

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

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:


What I'm currently reading:


Haven't started either of these books yet, but I will be soon! Both sound great and I'm really looking forward to them. :)

 What I hope to read next week:


Reviews posted this week:

eBook Giveaway!

Enter to win a eBook copy of A Light in the Darkness by Heather Sutherlin! Open INT. Ends 10/30


Enter to win a copy of Time and Again by Deborah Heal! Open INT! Ends 11/7

Giveaway Winners!

The winner is...


The winner is...


The winner is...


*Winner has claimed their prize

Book Discussion Poll

It looks like the poll on the sidebar for the December Book Discussion reset (don't know why that happened!), and since it would have ended in a few hours anyway, I'll just announce the book that was leading last time I saw it:

The Messenger by Siri Mitchell!

About the book:

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?

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For those who want to participate, let's plan on reading the book in November and then discussing it in December. Hope you have a great weekend! :)


  1. Congrats to all the winners!
    Glad you're finally going to start Offworld, Mel, hope you enjoy it :)
    Thanks for the update and for all the great reviews, I always enjoy reading your comments. Have a great weekend, Mel, blessings girl!

    1. Hope you have a great weekend, too, Kara! I'm thrilled to finally be starting Offworld! :D

      Thanks so much for the encouraging words, Kara! :)

  2. Good reading week! I finished one book! woo hoo! ha! I'll need to go buy The Messenger so I can get it read for December. Have you read it yet?

    Have a great weekend!

    Julie@ My Favorite Pastime

    1. Nope, I haven't read it yet, but I've been wanting to for a while. I think it sounds really interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing if I like the book or not. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Julie!! Hope you are having a great weekend, too! :)

  3. Hello Melanie. I am from Holland and i love your site. The most of the books that you read are not in Holland yet, but i love to read christion romance.

    I have a question for you. You read a lot of books in a week. How do you do that.

    (i am sorry for my englisch, but speaking is better dan writhing)
    Have a nice sunday.

    1. Hi Tamara! Thank you so much for visiting my blog - it means a lot to me that you like it. :)

      I'm somewhat of a fast reader, so that is one reason why I'm able to read a lot of books in a week, but there are some weeks where I don't get a lot of reading time, so I end up not reading much. :(

      Thankfully I haven't been in a reading slump lately, so I've been able to get a lot of books off my TBR list. :)

      Hope you're having a great Sunday too!


  4. Good books! So jealous you have "Trinity." Can't wait to see your review! :)


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