Monday, December 1, 2014

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? Dec 1 Edition

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

I have lots of giveaways going on this month. Check out my top left sidebar!

Two books in my mailbox:

Both these books are on tour with iRead Book Tours from Dec 15 to 19.

Life: Sentiments & Realities by Chris Uyi

"Reality is burdensome to the undisciplined mind and so people avoid it by constantly seeking fun and distractions, albeit living confusedly. In adult life, we must train our minds to be watchful, thoughtful and resolute. We cannot alter what is, nor shape ­people and events to our liking; putting much effort into that is a sure path to frustration. Rather, we must set our minds to ­reconcile our actions to what is, rather than what we expect things to be.”

Instructive judgement, practical counsel, eternal truths and unconventional tactics to attain a fulfilled and happy life is what the author of the book, LIFE: Sentiments & Realities, offers the reader. In this book, Chris shares his insightful, combative, tough-minded and pragmatic thoughts on some basic life issues, encouraging the reader to choose a realistic rather than sentimental approach to life and, in so doing, achieve a robust, successful and happy life.

Through the Fire by Chris Uyi

Uncontrolled desires, passions and sorrows constitute the world of darkness where the fire burns; and in the presence of darkness, people stumble and fall. But when we let the light in, stumbling is minimized.

Through the Fire sheds light on the causes of our struggles and pains so that we may minimize them. The views are practical and comprehensive, and are intended to lift the reader above life’s difficulties. They evoke, and provoke, intellectual and spiritual alertness in the reader’s mind.

In Through the Fire Chris has again given the world a sublime philosophical path to finding success and eternal peace.

Downpour was having a Black Friday sale so I got the third book in the Ashes trilogy. I listened to the first two books which I loved, and I can't wait to start on this one.

Remnants of Tomorrow by Kassy Tayler

Wren is in the last place she ever wanted to be: back inside the dome. Held as a prisoner of her father, the Master General Enforcer, she is completely cut off from the outside. After a harrowing escape attempt, and finding Levi trapped in a cell, Wren’s world is further turned upside down by what could be Pace’s ultimate betrayal. Only Pace’s whispered words keep her from losing all hope. “Things are not always what they seem.” Those words, along with the sight of yellow-feathered Pip keep Wren fighting for what she knows in her heart is right for everyone. She must break the glass.

When Wren’s father realizes that his rebellious daughter and her friends are not falling into his plan of complacency, he turns them over to an even darker enemy. While Levi is certain his uncle will save them, the Quest and all their friends outside the dome seem to have disappeared.

The outside world is a brutal place, but Wren will not be beaten. She holds strong to her belief that outside the glass there is the promise of freedom and the hope for love. Wren must battle the forces that want to enslave her, and the foolish whims of her own heart to free her world and finally find where she belongs.

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. This is where we keep track of what we are currently reading and plan to read.  The kidlit version is hosted by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts.

Posted this week:

The Publicist by Christina George (Audiobook review) plus giveaway of $100 Amazon gift card or spa set!

Cassie and Tonk by Justin Currie and GMB Chomichuk (One of the best children's books I've read!) Wonder what makes this book so special? It had the power to make me cry. Such a beautiful book.

Do you like to listen to audiobooks? Here's an offer to review The Publicist by Christina George.

Are you part of a book club? I have a fun offer for you: Book Club Offer

Have a great reading week!


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