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    Books I Read in October

    Yes, it’s November 6 already and here I am putting out an October list. I have an excuse though – on October 31, Covid finally caught up with me. (So help me, I do not want to hear one more word of “Covid is still around?” because yes, dearies, it so is, and my doctor says this current strain is about as nasty as the old one. Believe me when I say I regret delaying getting the booster, because I would have loved for this to be an easier week.) While I’m STILL testing positive, I’m feeling much better except for the cough (and I already have a chronic cough,…

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    Swamp Thing: Twin Branches by Maggie Stiefvater

    Confession: graphic novels are NOT my usual genre. However, my teen who has recently fallen in love with them has been pushing me to step out of MY comfort zone. What better way to start than with Swamp Thing: Twin Branches, written by Maggie Stiefvater! I received an advanced copy of the book from DC Comics via NetGalley for review purposes; all opinions are my own. This post contains some affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. All The Deets: My Thoughts on Swamp Thing: Twin Branches The Story Swamp Thing: Twin Branches is dark and strange and beautiful. While I had initial hesitations…

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    SIX FEET UNDER TEXAS by Tui Snider – Book Blog Tour and Giveaway

    Whether you are a Texas resident, planning a visit to Texas soon (or because of Covid, are only doing armchair traveling and dreaming at the moment), do I have the book for you – and just in time for “spooky season” (as my teen calls October). Today I’m featuring Texas author Tui Snider’s new book Six Feet Under Texas – Unique, Famous, & Historic Graves in the Lone Star State (Cemetery Tales Book 1). Read on to learn more about this book, and find out how you could win your own copy of the book. I received an advanced copy of the book from the author via Lone Star Book…

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    Lone Star Book Blog Tour: The Secret Room by John Alexander

    THE SECRET ROOM (Amber-Autumn Series, #4) by JOHN ALEXANDER   Genre: Children’s Mystery / Chapter Book Date of Publication: October 14, 2017 Number of Pages: 159 Scroll down for giveaway! Amber and Autumn, elementary school sisters, don’t seek out problems to solve, but they often find themselves engaged in uncovering truths, solving mysteries, and helping others in the process. Autumn’s natural curiosity, combined with her boldness, leads her to push for answers to anything she does not understand. Amber, her older sister, more cautious and easily spooked, prefers to let Autumn drive ahead to solve mysteries which come their way, but her keen skills of observation often lead to the resolutions…

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    Blog Tour and Giveaway: Gone Without A Trace

    Review   This book was a page turner! Hannah returns from a conference with good news, only to discover her boyfriend Matt is gone. And not just moved out, but GONE. As in, no trace of him anywhere – not in the house, in her photos on her phone, on social media – he’s even left his job. He’s simply GONE – and without a single trace. As you would, Hannah has questions. HOW can every trace of him disappear? What happened? Had he been planning this? Why? And so of course, as I would, she begins to search for clues, and the deeper she digs, the less sense some things begin…