Book Sales

This past month I have went to two giant book sales. Luckily I live in a county with several public libraries. I am forever grateful for this. The two sales I went to were the Lititz Public Library sale and the Manheim Public Library Sale. lititzlibrarymanheimlib

These book sales were different for me. This time I went with a mission. My sister, Wendy, is a giant fan of Nora Roberts. So finding her a book she hasn’t read of Nora’s is fairly difficult. When I went to the book sales this year, Wendy asked me to find every J.D. Robb book I could find. Those of you who aren’t big book fans, J.D. Robb is a pen name for Nora Roberts. She created the “In Death..” series. I was so excited to find so many used books that were on my list. Over all I was able to find 18 books of the series. Sadly there is 53 or 54 books in the series, so we’re no where near completed with the collection. Wendy and I both have a running list of these books so we can mark them off as we find them! The best part of all of this? One of the books is a signed copy! What a find! You’ll see I also found a recipe book at the sale as well.

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Now to wait for the next sale to complete the series! Do you go to book sales with a mission as well? Let me know in the comments below!

Coffee Book Tag!

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It’s time for a good ol’ fashion game of tag! Best part? It’s all book and coffee related! So sit back, grab a cup of your favorite coffee and let’s get down to business!


1. Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.

Game of Thrones

Easily Game of Thrones Series by George R.R. Martin. I’ve never seen the show and I cannot for the life of me get into the books. So many characters so fast! Tons of hardcore fans of the book series and the show. Maybe one day…
2. Peppermint mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.

harrypotter

Hands down, Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.  Whether you are rereading the series or watching the movies, you get into that festive spirit!  Every Christmas I decorate my tree in Gryffindor colors. Perks of having your own home and tree!
3. Hot chocolate: What is your favorite children’s book?

the beast

I loved The Beast by R.L. Stine. A time traveling roller coaster is exactly what I need as an adult! I have tried this venture on many roller coasters. It remains the current year when I exit the ride.
4. Double shot of espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

still missing

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens. This is a very frightening book. This is unlike other books I’ve read because of the kidnapping part. Yes, I carried mace with me after I reading this book.
5. Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere.

I would say the 50 Shades Series by E.L. James. Haven’t read it and will never read it. Not into this type of book., but it’s everywhere.
6. That hipster coffee shop: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout

I honestly have no idea who to put here. It appears that everyone who is “Indie” becomes huge authors that I have read.  Hopefully, I’ll find one soon that I enjoy.
7. Oops! I accidentally got decaf: Name a book you were expecting more from.

gone girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Such a great book, but the ending dropped off. The ending of the book was a total disappointment for me. The rest of the book had me ready for a kick ass ending. If you’re expecting this, don’t read this book.

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8. The perfect blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.

divergent

I chose the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth. Who doesn’t love Four? Loved Divergent and Insurgent. Allegiant was bitter and terrible to be quite honest. The rest of the series was great despite this book.


I hope you enjoyed this tag and I’m tagging everyone to complete this! Happy Tuesday Folks!

July Reading List 2016

Summer is such a short season in Eastern Pennsylvania, but I try to make the best of it. I have several books I would like to read this July!  You’ll find a few books I’ll be digging into this July and their review from Good Reads underneath!


  1. The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston 

This book has it all time traveling and witches. Sounds like a winner just by that description!

The witches daughter

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8694522-the-witch-s-daughter

2. Truly, Madly, Guilty- Liane Moriarty

I have yet to read a bad book by Liane. I’m hoping this one is as good as her others!

trulymadlyguilty

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26247008-truly-madly-guilty

3. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by  by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany

It’s a Harry Potter book. Need  I say more?

Harrypotterand the cursed child

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29056083-harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child

4. My Life On The Road- Gloria Steinem

I originally purchased this book because Emma Watson’s reading group on Goodread’s were reading it. Sadly, I didn’t have enough time to read it with the group, but it is on my agenda this month!

Mylifeontheroad

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15451058-my-life-on-the-road?from_search=true

What are you reading this July? Be sure to comment and let me know if you have any suggestions.