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Friday, April 12, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up + Friday Memes

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:

I'm 69% done with True Purity and 33% done with Desecration - hope to finish both this weekend. Just starting Flora's Wish. :) Around halfway done with Reasons for Belief and It Happened At The Fair. Near the beginning of The Aristocrat's Lady.

  What I hope to read next week:


Reviews posted this week:

Current Giveaways!



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This week's question:

What was the last book you read from a genre you don't normally read?

My answer:

I'm very eclectic, so I read many genres, but I would say Stress Test by Richard L. Mabry (I haven't read a lot of medical thrillers) or My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade (I don't read contemporary romance novels often), but I really enjoyed both of those books. :)

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"Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name."
My book beginning:

Publisher: Harvest House
Release Date: February 2013
ISBN: 978-0-7369-5210-1
Find on: AmazonGoodreads

"The last thing Flora Brimm needed was to lose another fiancé. While there was no evidence to prove Will Tucker had met the same unfortunate fate as the other four - an early and untimely demise - there was also no prospective groom in residence at the Crescent Hotel this evening."
~Flora's Wish by Kathleen Y'Barbo

I love this opening! It brings me right into the story and makes me wonder where Will is and why he isn't at the hotel.

There you have it, that is what I'm reading this week! What about you?


  1. Melanie, thanks for your nice words about Stress Test. I trust you've discovered that you can read one of my medical thrillers and still sleep with the lights off. Seriously, appreciate your comment. Blessings.

    1. You're welcome! I really enjoyed Stress Test. :) Thanks for stopping by. :)

  2. So happy to hear that you enjoyed My Stubborn Heart, Melanie! I try to read outside my favorite genre (romance) from time to time. It's like a 'cleanse the palette' course for me. I think it helps broaden my perspective. :)

    1. I also like to read outside my favorite genre (suspense/thriller) - I've found I actually like a lot of different genres. :) My Stubborn Heart was a very good read and I look forward to reading your newest book, Undeniably Yours, soon. :D Thanks for commenting.

  3. I really do plan on buckling down and getting into It Happened at the Fair. I've been a bit distracted lately with my HUGE Mary Kay goal.

  4. I could never read that many books at once. :)

    My answer to this week's Book Blogger Hop is below.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  5. That is a lot of updates :) Came over from Book Bloggers Hop. Come check my Book Blogger Hop Answer if you have a chance.

    Happy Reading!

  6. Lets see.... This week I have read an amazing book that I got to review from Pump Up Your Book.
    Seeds of Evidence by Linda J. White. It is on my favorites list. A mystery that deals powerfully with todays issues, and has characters who stay with you after you close the pages. If you like, my review is here:
    And I read Stress Test last week...and Loved it! Litfuse is awesome to blog for!
    We also read When Jesus Wept, and that review is up on my site now. That book was moving.
    If you would like to visit my blog, I am at FoundaChristianbyHisGrace.blogspot.com
    I love reviewing books and meeting fellow reviewers!
    In Christ, Faith


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