Some “Unputdownable” Books for Spring Break!

My high school BFF’s know me so well!  One of them sent me this article about seventeen “unputdownable” books.  Oh my gosh.  I’ve never used that word but “unputdownable” books are my favorite kind!  Modern Mrs. Darcy defines an unputdownable book as “so compelling I just can’t put it down until I reach the last page”  You can read about all of her 17 choices here or,  I scanned her list of seventeen and decided to download the following 7 to my Kindle immediately.  Feel free to leave a comment with your recommendations for “unputdownable” books!

A Fall of Marigolds

by Susan Meissner by Berkley
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2014-02-04

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Dark Matter: A Novel

by Blake Crouch by Broadway Books
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2016-07-26

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Good as Gone: A Novel of Suspense

by Amy Gentry by Mariner Books
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2016-07-26

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The Forgetting Time: A Novel

by Sharon Guskin by Flatiron Books
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2016-02-02

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The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel

by Katja Millay by Atria Books
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2012-11-13

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What She Knew: A Novel

by Gilly Macmillan by William Morrow Paperbacks
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2015-12-01

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Tell Me Three Things

by Julie Buxbaum by Delacorte Press
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2016-04-05

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Book of the Week: A Long Way Home

Stop what you are doing and check the theater listings for the movie LION right now.  You must see it…and see it on the big screen if you can.   This miraculous true story will have you on the edge of your seat.  This child actor (Sunny Pawar) will MELT even the iciest of hearts.  I would have adopted him ON.THE.SPOT.  My teenage BOYS say this is one of the best movies they’ve EVER seen in any genre. I agree.  First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller A Long Way Home. Now it’s Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara-nominated for six Academy Awards!

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

List Price: $16.00
Our Price: $5.01

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LION Movie Trailer


Book of the Week by a Local Author: The Ex-Wives’ Guide to Divorce

The Ex-Wives’ Guide to Divorce: How to Navigate Everything from Heartache and Finances to Child Custody

Thankfully, I know nothing about divorce.  However, since I love to promote local authors I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to tell you about this book co-written by Dunwoody/Mill Glen’s own.. Valerie Shepherd.  Her unique friendship with the co-author began after they had both married and divorced the same man!

The Ex-Wives’ Guide to Divorce: How to Navigate Everything from Heartache and Finances to Child Custody

by Holiday Miller by Skyhorse Publishing
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2016-08-16

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Books of the Week: Sean of the South

On March 1st my mother-in-law sent me a link to Sean of the South’s article entitled Yesterday.  She commented that she “loved this guy’s writing style”.  I don’t read everything she sends me (sorry Rosie) but I read Yesterday and immediately subscribed to get his stories in my inbox on a regular basis.  I love his stories so much, I stop whatever I’m doing when one pops in my inbox and read it.  Then I forward to my husband who loves them just as much as I do.  Today’s entry from Sean is entitled “The Country”.  Gosh…I love this guy.  So I started looking into him a little more this morning and I discovered Sean has written books!  He has collections of stories and two novels also.  I ordered the following two and can hardly wait to sit down and read this weekend!  Thank the heavens for Amazon Prime, my Kindle, and Sean Dietrich.



Book of the Week: Small Great Things

I’ve read and enjoyed several Jodi Picoult books but for some reason don’t seek them out often.  However, I’ve had four totally unrelated  and random people tell me that I MUST read this book.  It is now in my Kindle and Audible libararies  and I’m going to figure out a way to read/listen to it ASAP.  I’ve seen numerous rave reviews but this was my favorite:  “Jodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics, and in Small Great Things, she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go. . . . This page-turner is perfect for book clubs.Popsugar

Have you read it?  Tell us what you think!

Book/Movie of the Week: A Dog’s Purpose


Click here to read my review of this book from September of 2016.  I absolutely LOVED the book so when it came out as a movie I wanted to make sure my family all went to see it together.  All four of us adore dogs…probably because a true angel of a dog lives in our house. We felt so guilty leaving to see a movie about dogs and leaving our dog, George, home alone.  We all four gave the movie a resounding thumbs up!  After seeing the movie I keep looking closer into George’s eyes and asking him “are you Schnapps?” Schnapps was my super smart miniature Schnauzer that came into my life when I was 18 and he lived for 15 years.   Maybe he’s back as a mini labradoodle and living in my house?  If you love dogs you MUST go see this movie!

A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans (A Dog’s Purpose series Book 1)

by W. Bruce Cameron by Forge Books
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2010-07-06

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Book of the Week: Big Little Lies

I read this book in April of 2015 and you can read my review here. Trust me, it is a great book.

Two of my girlfriends just finished it and declared we must have a discussion.   So, last week over wine, we chatted about how amazing this book is and started comparing the characters to people we know.  We are so excited about the upcoming HBO Mini-Series starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley.  I read an article about how Nicole Kidman and Liane Moriarty (the author) were having coffee in their native Australia.  Kidman was asking to option the book and Moriarty basically said: “Only if you and Reese play Celeste and Madeline”.  Kidman said “DEAL!” 

I. CANNOT. WAIT.TO.SEE.THIS!  (Premieres 2/19 on HBO)

Book of the week and a giveaway!

We are giving away the book of the week!


The Ink Penn: Celebrating the Magic in the Everyday

by Kathy Manos Penn

Our Price: $11.99

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You’ve made it through the holidays; you’ve cooked, cleaned, shopped, and entertained. Now, you’re cleaning up, clearing out, and trying to get organized for the New Year. Don’t you owe it to yourself to take a break, if just a small one? 
Crier columnist Kathy Manos Penn is giving away a signed copy of “The Ink Penn: Celebrating the Magic in the Everyday” to one lucky reader.  Her prescription for chasing away the day’s stress is to Read, Breathe, Relax by dipping into her collection of columns before bed. The suggested dose is one per night, but many of her readers have confessed to being unable to stop at just one.