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Sunday Reading…Siobhan Vivian’s The List(A Scandalous Little Book!)

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Sundays are perfect reading days.  I love to sleep in late(really late!), make some strong coffee in my percolator or drive through Starbucks for a Venti Iced Coffee with two shots of espresso and two equal(in case you wondered or wanted to buy me a coffee) and then I drive over to Barnes and Noble or Half Price Books, if not both.  The entire time I’m either jamming out to my favorite DJ on Soundcloud or listening to an audio book on Audible.  Right now I’m listening to Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan, but it’s much better listened to at night because it’s a little bit spooky.

Spending Sundays in bookstores makes me truly happy.  I don’t have to rush home and I know later I can fall asleep on the couch or in bed while reading a book.  Sundays are good days for junk food and thunderstorms, naps and intriguing books.  Sundays are the perfect reading day!

Today I’m reading The List by Siobhan Vivian, a scandalous little book that reminds me a little bit of Mean Girls, but who doesn’t like that? The book is almost too predictable in the first few chapters that I just know Vivian is going to spin the story and whip up some true scandal.  It’s a quick read and I’m already finding myself flipping through the pages. It’s the perfect Sunday read because you can finish it in just a few hours!

I picked up my copy at Meijer, but you can find it anywhere including Target and all local bookstores! Stay tuned for my review later in the week and my review of Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy later today!

Much love,

Peter

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May Book Haul! Fantasy, LGBT Love and More!

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For the past few years I’ve been diligently following tons of book blogs, bookstragrammers and booktubers, envious of their monthly book hauls.  Now it’s time for my very first book haul!!! Because I typically am reading at least one print book, one book on Kindle and listening to one book on Audible at any given time, my hauls will consist of all three.  Here we go!

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Print Books:

Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

300 Days of Sun by Deborah Lawrenson

Salted by Aaron Galvin

Being Henry David by Cal Armistead

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

 

Kindle

Traffick by Ellen Hopkins

Manuscripts of the Macabre by Maurice Mckiernan

Lust and Wonder by Augusten Burroughs

Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me by Becky Jerams

 

Audible

The Road to Amazing by Brent Hartinger

Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan

We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Another Day by David Levithan

Before He Finds Her by Michael Kardos

Siege by Rhiannon Frater

 

Looks like it might be a busy month!!!! Stay tuned for later today for my first book review of Julie Murphy’s Dumplin‘!

xo

Peter

Welcome to My Book Blog!

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Hey there! Just wanted to send out a quick welcome not to everyone and thank you following me on this new journey.  If you know me, or follow any of my other blogs or adventures, you’re probably thinking, “Here we go again.  Peter’s starting something new.”

Yep, it’s true.  I am starting a new adventure in my life and one that I’ve thought long and hard about over the past few weeks.  Being that I have always loved to read, am in fact, obsessed with everything to do with books and reading, it only makes sense that I enter the world of book blogging.  So…here I am.  And it feels good. 

I plan on doing book reviews, of course, but I also plan on doing lists and giveaways and challenges and all kinds of crazy stuff.  Anyone who has followed me in the past knows I don’t do anything in a conventional manner so you can rest assured that this will be a more crazy, eccentric, obsessive, yet always rigorously honest, view of books and all things bookish.

In June, once I have completed my next novel, I am planning on starting a sister BookTube channel on YouTube.  (I can already see you guys laughing and shaking your heads.  Another YouTube channel??? Yes! So get over it!)

I LOVE BOOKS…and this new world is where I want to be.  So, come along with me…if you dare!

Happily Ever After,

Peter