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Let’s Read Together!

Let’s Read Together!

I’m late getting this post up, but it’s been crazy hectic what with the husband being gone for so long, illnesses going around left and right, and my newfound addiction of Candy Crush Soda Saga (don’t judge, you know you have your goofy game addictions, too) I had this mostly ready to go and then got sidetracked.

Then I spent a weekend out west sneaking in time to see the husband in between his jobs and such.  Now I’m home.  Now I’ve got the pdf finished.  Now I’m writing this up.

Anyway, I’m getting sidetracked again.  I like to read and I haven’t picked up a single book yet this year.  I know.  I’m just as shocked as you are.  I’m not sure how that’s happened, but it has.  I’m ready to remedy this situation and I want you to join me in pledging, even if only to ourselves, to read this year.

I’ve randomly written down different genres and other little “requirements” for a book to meet in order for it to be able to make my Books I Read in 2017 list and I would love for you to join me in trying to read 20 different books this year, one for each category.

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It could be total fun!  What’s a little competition between friends if it’s not fun?

Here’s the pdf of The List.

And on that note, I must say that I am most excited about the upcoming release of Chevy Stevens’s new book, Never Let You Go.

What book’s release are you most looking forward to this year?

Will you join me in my own personal 2017 reading challenge?

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2017 in Books, TBR

 

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Always Watching by Chevy Stevens

Last week I received an Advance Readers’ Edition of Always Watching by Chevy Stevens from St. Martin’s Press.  This book is set to be released on June 18, 2013.  I forgot that I had entered for a chance at receiving an ARE of this book, so I was very confused when I found an envelope from St. Martin’s Press.  I had no clue what it could be because all the books I had ordered recently were series and would have been in boxes (and they happened to arrive the same day).  I opened the envelope, pulled out the mystery book, looked it over in confusion, then squealed like a little school girl when I realized what it was.  I wanted to start reading it right away, but I had family down for Spring Break so I didn’t start it until Saturday night.  I finished it late late last night (rather, super early this morning).  I could NOT put this book down.

Always Watching

Always Watching is the third book by Chevy Stevens.  I have read her first two and was super excited to read her third.  I had no idea what it would be about, but I still HAD to read it.  Her first two books were told in the first person narrative to the narrator’s psychiatrist, Dr. Nadine Lavoie.  I was expecting this book to be told the same way.  However, she deviated from that writing style and told Dr. Lavoie’s story, instead.

Dr. Nadine Lavoie moved from Nanaimo to Victoria, in British Columbia, after being attacked.  She also hoped to find her daughter, last rumored to be living on the streets in Victoria.  She is no longer in private practice but working at a hospital.  When Heather arrives on the ward after a failed suicide attempt and mentions the center and Aaron Quinn, Nadine is suddenly awash with memories that had been long buried from her time spent at the commune when she was a child, back before it moved to the Victoria area.

This book follows Nadine as she works to save her daughter, Heather, and even herself.  Her long buried and somewhat forgotten past rushes into her present.  Through many twists and turns, I found myself hoping that Nadine would have a happy ending and finally find answers to questions that had plagued her since her time at the commune.

I could NOT put this book down.  I read the first few chapters Saturday night.  Sunday morning, I picked it back up and started reading again.  I read the last words early early (like 1:30 am early) Monday morning.  This book kept me thinking, kept me guessing, kept me turning the pages, and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to read suspense.

Have you read any of Chevy Stevens’ other books?  Are you looking forward to the release of Always Watching?

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Books, Reviews

 

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