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MONDAY POTPOURRI: BOOKS I CAN’T WAIT TO READ!

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Welcome to another edition of Monday Potpourri, in which I muse about bookish topics.  Click over to Should Be Reading to see what others are pondering.

 

Topics:

Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

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Today I’m going to muse about an upcoming release that I’ve been seeing on other bloggers’ shelves (which they’ve received as review books), a book from a favorite author.

Goodnight June, by Sarah Jio, is a book I can’t wait to get!  It will be released on Tuesday, so I’ll be downloading it on Wednesday.

 

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Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Songs) is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the “great green room” might have come to be.

June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby’s estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children’s bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amidst the store’s papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown—and steps into the pages of American literature.

 

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Another book I am eager to receive is Little Mercies, by Heather Gudenhauf, another favorite author. (Coming June 24).

 

 

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In her latest ripped-from-the-headlines tour de force, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf shows how one small mistake can have life-altering consequences…

Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity—the vilest acts one person can commit against another. She is a fiercely dedicated children’s advocate and a devoted mother and wife. But one blistering summer day, a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions that Ellen could never have imagined, threatening to shatter everything she holds dear, and trapping her between the gears of the system she works for.

Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard has been living with her well-meaning but irresponsible father since her mother left them, sleeping on friends’ couches and moving in and out of cheap motels. When Jenny suddenly finds herself on her own, she is forced to survive with nothing but a few dollars and her street smarts. The last thing she wants is a social worker, but when Ellen’s and Jenny’s lives collide, little do they know just how much they can help one another.

A powerful and emotionally charged tale about motherhood and justice, Little Mercies is a searing portrait of the tenuous grasp we have on the things we love the most, and of the ties that unexpectedly bring us together.

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As a retired social worker, I am eager to delve into that world again.  I seemingly can’t get enough of it!

 

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What are you musing about today?  Hope you stop by with some comments and links.

 

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Retired social worker * Mother * Grandmother * Writer *Obsessive blogger * Book Reviewer * Loves movies & collecting things * *To find out more about my books and blogs, check my website, Laurel-Rain Snow's Creations...

16 thoughts on “MONDAY POTPOURRI: BOOKS I CAN’T WAIT TO READ!

    1. Well, Sonia, I did and I didn’t….the parts I hated were the bureaucratic rules that made it hard to do our jobs….but some of us found ways to make the rules work for us…LOL.

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