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#BOOKBLOGGERHOP (August 10-16): Why Do I Read?




About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

This week's question submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews:
Can you say this about yourself? Nothing makes me happier than sitting down with a good book.

BOOK REVIEW TOUR: 'NOCTURNAL MEETINGS OF THE MISPLACED' by R.J. Garcia | Xpresso Tours



Note: I was accepted for this blog tour back in May, but I didn't finish reading the ARC until July, so that's why this post is going up now. Enjoy my review! 

Summary

Mystery surrounds the town of Summertime, Indiana, where fifteen-year-old Tommy Walker and his little sister are sent to live with relatives they’ve never met. Tommy soon makes friends with his rebellious neighbor, Finn Wilds.

Finn invites Tommy to late night meetings in the woods, where Tommy gets to know two girls. He forms a special and unique connection with both girls. The meetings become a place where the kids, who don’t fit in at school, or home can finally belong. As the group of friends begin to unravel clues to a cold case murder and kidnapping— they learn the truth is darker and closer than they ever imagined. Even if they live to tell, will anyone believe them?



About R.J. Garcia

R.J. Garcia is a wife and proud mom. She earned her MSW and worked with foster children and as a school social worker. Writing has been her other great love. She has published several non-fiction pieces. She has been writing short-stories for as long as she can remember. To her amazement, those short stories became novels!

Follow her on: Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook


#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Books I Liked with Tropes I Usually "Hate"


To be clear, I added the word hate in quotes for this week's Top 5 Wednesday because while I don't hate anything or anyone, I just have strong opinions about what I don't like. So my "hate" means that I usually don't like those tropes. But there are some books that I did like, even though the trope was typical or basic.

For those who don't know what Top 5 Wednesday is, it's a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week. 

Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes our top 5 favorite fandom items. 


This week's topic: Books I Liked with Tropes I Hate 

August 8: Books You Liked with Tropes You Usually Hate--Pick some of your most hated tropes and discuss books (or other media) that actually handled that trope well

STATE OF THE ARC # 2 UPDATE


I know this was supposed to come out on July 30th, but a lot has been going on in my life that I barely had time to make a proper post until now. That, and my July Wrap-Up, which went up a few days ago. But nonetheless, here is an update on my State of the ARC, created by Avalinah @ avalinahsbooks.