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Monday, October 23, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This weekly meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I'm reading: 

Something from my dusty bookshelf, and it's a good choice for RIPXII and Frightfall Read-a-Thon!

SERIES: The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1
AUTHOR: Joan Frances Turner
PUBLICATION DATE: October 4, 2011
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 384 pages
GENRE: Horror/Zombies, Young Adult
ISBN: 9780441020690
Nine years ago, Jessie was in a car crash and died. After she was buried, she awoke and tore through the earth to arise, reborn, as a zombie. And there were others-gangs of undead roaming the Indiana woods, fighting, hunting, hidden. But when a mysterious illness threatens the existence of both zombies and humans, Jessie must decide whether to stay and fight or flee to survive...

I am taking this nine-week course with a group of people, which features DVD Study sessions and a Participant Guide with study questions (homework!) for discussion each week. I'm looking forward to this! I've heard the book is great.

TITLE: Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
PUBLISHER: Zondervan
PUBLICATION DATE: November 2, 1992
FORMAT: Hardcover
LENGTH: 314 pages
GENRE: Nonfiction, Psychology, Self-Help
ISBN: 9780310585909
Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances -- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions -- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others -- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator -- Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. When confronted with their lack of boundaries, they ask: - Can I set limits and still be a loving person? - What are legitimate boundaries? - What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? - How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? - Aren't boundaries selfish? - Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.

I am reading this book aloud to my younger daughter. We both loved the 2017 movie remake with Emma Watson.

PUBLISHER: Disney Press
PUBLICATION DATE: January 31, 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 288 pages
GENRE: Young Adult, Fantasy
Belle has dreamt of adventures like the ones she reads in her books, of traveling the world outside her small town. When Belle's father is captured, she takes his place as a prisoner of a fearsome Beast. But life in the enchanted castle isn't as terrible as Belle imagines, and she ultimately finds friendship and love. Enjoy this tale as old as time about adventure and love, about looking past first appearances, and about the inner Beauty and Beast in all of us in this beautiful novelization of the upcoming star-studded film!

I'm listening to:

From my review pile, and another good choice for RIPXII and Frightfall Read-a-Thon!

TITLE: Two Nights
AUTHOR: Kathy Reichs
NARRATORS: Colleen Marlo and Kim Mai Guest
PUBLISHER: Random House Audio
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 9 hrs and 6 mins
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Crime, Mystery & Detective/Women Sleuths
A standalone thriller featuring a protagonist whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Temperance Brennan series, the basis for the hit Fox show Bones.

A private investigator driven by the ghosts of her childhood to bring justice to the helpless is contacted by a woman who insists she track down and kill the people responsible for her granddaughter's death. Initially suspicious of the case, her quest for the truth eventually propels her headlong into a web of violence and intrigue she must unravel with help from the twin brother who is her only connection to the past.

I just finished:

AUTHOR: Ruth Ware
NARRATOR: Imogen Church
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Audio
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 10 hrs and 8 mins
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Someone's getting married. Someone's getting murdered.

In a dark, dark wood

Nora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.

There was a dark, dark house

Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?

And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room

But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

And in the dark, dark room....

Some things can’t stay secret for ever.

PUBLISHER: Audible Studios
PUBLICATION DATE: October 24, 2016 (first published 1891)
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 4 hrs and 40 mins
GENRE: Classics, Horror, Gothic
This version of The Turn of the Screw features a soundtrack that includes music and sound effects designed to enhance the listening experience. We will send you a survey in the next few weeks to ask for your feedback on this version. Your feedback will be very helpful and is much appreciated.
Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Emma Thompson lends her immense talent and experienced voice to Henry James' Gothic ghost tale, The Turn of the Screw.

When a governess is hired to care for two children at a British country estate, she begins to sense an otherworldly presence around the grounds. Are they really ghosts she's seeing? Or is something far more sinister at work?

Having performed in films based on some of the greatest works in literature - including Sense and Sensibility, Howards End, Much Ado About Nothing, and Henry V - Thompson is no stranger to the classics, and she lends a graceful eloquence to this moody, macabre story. Joined by listener favorite Richard Armitage, who performs the prologue, Thompson reinvigorates this psychological thriller of life, death, evil, and the unknown.

What are you reading? Have you read any of these books and, if so, what did you think? Please let me know in the comments and, if you are also participating in this meme, leave me a link to your blog post so that I can stop by!


  1. I've had In a Dark Dark Wood on my TBR list for a while now but just haven't gotten to it. I've been wary of it since I really didn't enjoy The Woman in Cabin Ten. I hope you enjoy it though!
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  2. Two Nights is one that really interests me. I'll have to add it to my wishlist. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  3. Hope you are recovering Darlene from all that energy expended. Will keep In a Dark Dark Wood in mind for my forest book, looks a little scary but maybe I could cope. I haven't read her but know many people do.


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