Another ARC

I had another author ask me to join the ARC team for his books.  These books are all history and mythology from all over the world.  I will be learning a lot, since these are two of my weakest subjects.  I still find it fun to receive free books in exchange for an honest review.  I am happy to have another author trust me to help out with this.


The Fire Truck Who Got Lost, by Colin Eldred-Cohen

I read this because my friend’s boyfriend wrote it.  I heard about it and decided that my nephew would enjoy it.  I had to read it to make sure that he’d like it.  And, because if there are words, I’ll read it.


The Fire Truck Who Got Lost

The Fire Truck Who Got Lost by Colin Eldred-Cohen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an adorable children’s book. I loved it! It’s a story about being little and trying to help out, and about keeping an eye out for your loved ones. Barnabus used his skills to get help, and even though he was too little to do a lot, he got the job done!

I look forward to reading the novel that Mr. Eldred-Cohen is writing.

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Friday evening

I clocked out and started walking to the parking lot after work today. The nurse from employee health caught me. Apparently she’d been leaving messages for me to get my TB test done by the end of the month or I wouldn’t be able to work after April 1. No one told me! I got my test done so it’ll be read on Monday morning. Phew! Close call.

I went to the grocery store to get dinner ingredients for my daughter. I stopped for lunch. I went home and did a few chores. I decided that putting on pajamas was a wonderful idea. The kids and mom were out, so it seemed like a good time to take advantage of the quiet time.

I grabbed a glass of wine and played on the Nintendo Switch for a while once my daughter came home to join me. My nap buddy helped out and informed me that it was naptime again.

It’s been a quiet afternoon/evening. I have come to appreciate the quiet times. I think that I’ll be reading as soon as naptime is over.

Which door will you open?

When I first saw this, I looked through and identified each of the doors.  I was surprised that I knew where each of them belonged.  I thought hard about each place and decided where I’d like to visit.  And why I wouldn’t like to visit some.

Narnia…. Too cold, not a fan of Turkish delights

Hogwarts… I’d love to visit, but I’m well aware that I am a muggle and probably wouldn’t be able to participate. (I am disappointed that my phone didn’t have muggle in it’s list of words. I had to add it so the spellchecker would allow it.)

Wonderland… This would probably be my choice. With the way my brain works, I’d fit right in with that crazy.

Camelot… I am a fan of indoor plumbing. Unless they have modernized it, I doubt it would be my first choice

Neverland… while my girl, Tinkerbell, is there, and I’d love to visit her, going to where kids go when they pass away isn’t appealing.

Westeros… The only one of the doors that I don’t know much about. I don’t watch the series, and I haven’t started the books yet. The first 4 are in my book stack.

Middle earth… too granola for me.

Hyrule…  Too many hidden items and puzzles.  Too much thinking.  No relaxing.

Mushroom kingdom… My knees can’t take all that jumping

221B Baker Street…  Too many murders and other crimes happen near there.  Too scary.

Dumbledore… Not a door. Probably not a good thing to open

Tardis… I get lost stopping for gas and heading in the right direction again..  I can’t imagine where I’d end up if I had vertical movement and time added to my directions.

Another ARC!

I am so excited when authors send me ARC editions of their books! I had another one sent to me this week. This is the third one sent by this author, and I truly am honored that she considers me part of the “launch team.”

I am supposed to read the book, email any obvious editing errors back to her, and then review it when it becomes available to the general public. We have about a week to read it, but if the deadline is missed by a day or two, it’s not a deal breaker.

This book is short, but I couldn’t tell you how many pages it is, because I get them in PDF format and send them to my Kindle. I am pretty sure I can finish it this weekend.

What are you reading Wednesday

I had Where’d You Go, Bernadette returned to the library, so I have to wait until I can get it back again.  I am number 3 in line for the holds, so I hope it will go quickly.

I am still working on Small Great Things on audiobook.  It is getting better and better as I get further into it.

I have started the Great Chocolate War, and I am supposed to be reading The Talented Mr. Ripley for bookclub.

We’ll see how far I get this week.

Whatcha reading Friday

I am still listening to Small Great Things. I am about a third of the way through it.

I am making small progress on Where’d you go, Bernadette.

I started a paper book, Daisy Jones and the Six. The author’s note made it sound like they were a real band, so I had to spend time looking up the non existent history of the band.