For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Monday, March 2, 2020

My Monday Musings…


Sick dog, sick cat, broken computer, corona virus in our area…blah, blah, blah just another week in the life of Karen lol

On to happier things! I’ve been super busy – with the above -  so I’m just going to show some pics of books I received and let you know about the few books I’ve had time to read.

READ



Family Camp by Eli Easton – Single foster dad takes his two foster kids to a family camp for some much needed bonding and gets a little help from the hot & cold (also a former foster) camp counselor in this super sweet M/M romance. The kids were super bratty and screaming at first and I was like….eeeeee…but the reasons became clear and my heart went out to this budding family. The romance was great and it was the feel good book I was needing. Also on KU if you’re a subscriber!

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper – Interesting LGBQT YA novel combining first love, NASA and commentary on social media. It was a low key, easy kind of story. I should have a review up this week.


FOR REVIEW






Thank you to MBC and the publishers for the chance to read and review these titles.


FROM AWESOME FRIENDS






Thank you Lindsi and my Wifey Brooke!

I'm hoping to start either Chasing Lucky or The Electric Air today. I'm not sure which because The Electric Heir has some HEAVY topics so do I want to save Chasing Lucky for after??? #readerproblems

What are you reading this week? Did you get any good Book Mail?

29 comments:

  1. Ah, corona virus, sweeping the world and spreading craziness. I am definitely fed up of the warnings through work. But I am sorry to hear about the sick dog and cat. I have seen some of your tweets about it so I am sending you all the good vibes. But let's move on to the other things.

    Family Camp sounds like a good read and I might have to check it out on KU. And you definitely have some awesome friends to get a Sandhya Menon book and Jenn Bennett. I am jealous, I always love a Jenn Bennett read.

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    1. Bennett is always a feel good comfort read for me.

      We have a few cases of the virus all around us. I'm close to both the WA and OR cases. So...fun

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  2. You are more deserving for some good news and an uneventful week than anyone I know right now. Sheesh. How cool that you got a copy of Chasing Lucky! I’ve actually only read one by Bennett so far but it was enough for me to know that I definitely want to read more.

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    1. Oh really??!!! Which one? I feel like you would LOVE her books!

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    2. I read Alex, Approximately almost two years ago and loved it. I even have Starry Eyes and Serious Moonlight sitting on my bookshelves but haven’t picked them up yet. Too many books!

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  3. Coronavirus! Ack lol! Okay honestly... I'm hoping this goes like H1N1 where it ended up not being as bad as they thought it might be. I guess we'll see. Sorry to hear you've got cases by you! Stay safe and avoid all the people haha. :) I hope figment and Fonzi (do I have their names right?) are doing okay- hang in there!

    The gravity Of Us looks cute.

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    1. I'm pinned in by cases in WA and OR but I'm very good at not dealing with people lol

      Yup - Fonzi & Figgy.

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  4. I am sorry you are having such a rough time, and I REALLY hope things start to look up soon ♥♥ The Gravity of Us looks really cute, I look forward to your review! Lots of great books it looks like, too! Hopefully they help you feel a bit better, at least!

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    1. My reading is picking up despite all the other crap going on so that's good lol

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  5. I'm so sorry you're going through so much right now, Karen. I can totally sympathize and I hope things start looking up soon! <3 The Electric Heir looks really good and I've been seeing Crave around a lot lately! I hope you love them!

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    1. Well, you, of all people, know!

      Our pets need a stern talking to lol

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  6. I have heard such amazing things about Scar Like Wings and Chasing Lucky so I hope you enjoy both those books. And I am glad the Gravity of Us was a slow and easy romantic YA book. I was hoping it would be just that. Still hoping Fonzi will get better and gah, sorry about the technology frustrations!

    Olivia-S @ Olivia's Catastrophe

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    1. I've heard good things too. I
      m reading The Electric Heir right now and saving Chasing Lucky for after to lighten the mood.

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  7. Good news is headed your way, I swear!

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  8. Hopefully you can stay well away from anyone with the virus-you have more than enough to deal with at the moment. Our first case came to Scotland this week but it's an area several hours drive away. Not much info being released though. I hope Fonzi will be on the mend soon.

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    1. Luckily, I don't have to deal with many people. lol

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  9. You've had too much on your plate recently.

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    1. I have but others go through much worse so I'm trying to remember that.

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  10. Ugh, I hate that you're dealing with so much right now. I hope the animals get better soon!!! You know I'm excited about The Electric Heir, but yeah, it seems like a heavy one...plus, those books are just dense in a way with all the science, so it takes me longer to read. I loved The Fever King though. I still need to read The Gravity of Us, and I've read one or two books by Eli Easton. This one sounds cute.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I'm reading The Electric Heir now and it's...difficult but I am liking it. I get really confused by all the politics. I'm not sure I get the details lol

      I think you would really like the Easton and Stamper's.

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  11. Ok 2 days in, I hope the rest of the week will be good for the both of us

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  12. Big squishy (((((((HUGS))))))). I hope everything settles down quickly. I'll be thinking about you every day. Please keep us updated. 💟💟💟

    I love the afgan in the Scarlett Odyssey photo. ✨

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    1. I mean...just a full 7 days of nothing would be nice lol

      Me too! I got it on sale at Peir 1

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  13. I sure hope that things start to look up soon, and hate that it's not going so well. Sending lots of hugs your way! RO

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    1. I think because it's been going on so long - one month of ER visits and just hanging on - it's wearing me down lol

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  14. praying that things will start looking up for you, Karen. it's kind of always a nice thing to be busy to get your off of things.

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  15. I think we're in complete agreement that 2020 can go and f-itself...
    I hope things are picking up with Fonzi and Figment? Poor fur babies. :( (And poor you!)

    Chasing Lucky sounds wonderful. I nabbed that one on NetGalley and will be reading it soon. :)

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