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Book IT! White Horse and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

19 Sep

Do you remember book fairs? I LOVED when book fairs rolled into the small town where my elementary and middle schools existed.

I loved the way they smelled. Anyone else know what I’m talking about? There are not a lot of things that smell as good as a new book.

And although I have an eReader (I have a Nook) and I like it I miss a real book. I got the eReader because my house is small and I was running out of room to keep my beloved sweet-smelling books. So until I have my dream house with a dream library I will keep the eReader.

Another great memory about reading – does any remember BOOK IT!? Where you read for pizza! What a great idea. I loved the personal pan pizza you got and the reading passport!  We used to drive all the way to the “city” to get our pizza. And I really didn’t need the pizza to keep me reading – I just loved to eat and read!

Book It Pizza Hut

So I recently read a couple of books I couldn’t put down and I thought I would share.

The Husband suggested I read White Horse (book one in a trilogy – but great on it’s own)

I loved this book! I stayed up really late multiple nights reading this. I love end of the world stories and this does not disappoint. I didn’t know until I finished the book that two more were coming. So that was exciting. This story was beautiful, gives the reader hope and does something different with the setting. Most end of the world stories keep the main character at a home base – the heroin in this story goes out on an adventure and travels the world, or what’s left of it. It also flashes back to the time leading up to the disease that brings about the end of the world and her decision to leave her city.

Read this if you love adventure, end of the world and love stories.

Here is a little more about it –

Thirty-year-old Zoe leads an ordinary life until the end of the world arrives. She is cleaning cages and floors at Pope Pharmaceuticals when the President of the United States announces that human beings are no longer a viable species. When Zoe realizes that everyone she loves is disappearing, she starts running. Scared and alone in a shockingly changed world, she embarks on a remarkable journey of survival and redemption. Along the way, Zoe comes to see that humans are not defined by their genetic code, but rather by their actions and choices. White Horse offers hope for a broken world, where love can lead to the most unexpected places.

White Horse

My cousin suggested I read Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and so I did.  It was exactly what the title said. Abe is a vampire hunter – and if that’s not enough for you, all the other little facts and tidbits you learn about him that are true are so interesting!  Like, did you know Edgar Allen Poe and Abe were friends? Me either until I read this book! I was looking up people left and right and leaning more about history with every page.

Read this book if you love Abraham Lincoln (duh) Vampires and history.

I have not seen the movie yet but it’s coming in the Netflix soon!

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

So please read and smell a book, maybe eat some pizza and remember how much fun it is to read!

But don’t take my word for it…

Books and Authors I adore! First up Sophie Hannah

25 Apr

I love anything by Sophie Hannah –her books are criminal mysteries that have so many twists and turns I can never predict or guess how each book will play out. These books are a series, they have a new mystery and main character for each book but the detectives are the same in each book.

Sophie Hannah is from the UK so she has a UK and US version of each book. This really confused me at first, and so you don’t make the same mistake as me and buy the same book twice I have listed both the UK and US titles below – also in order of when they came out.

US UK

Little Face Little Face

The Truth Tellers Lie Hurting Distance

The Wrong Mother The Point of Rescue

The Dead Lie Down The Other Half Lives

Cradle in the Grave A Room Swept White

The Other Woman’s House Lasting Damage

(No US title yet) Kind of Cruel

The books are not scary – even though the titles would suggest otherwise. If you love a good mystery these books are for you!