Bookish ( and not so bookish) thoughts #3

All I can think of: It's Thursday already?!

1. Unknowingly, my monkey and I are expecting a special gift from a friend that, hopefully, should arrive soon. What I mean is, my monkey doesn't know, while I know :) However my monkey will get the gift after the 24th of December, and no, not on christmas since my family and I don't celebrate it.

2. I am continuing to read At Least Know This by Guy P. Harrison as well as David Lazar by Robert Kalich. I am enjoying both of them, but I am looking forward to starting Miracle Creek by Angie Kim.

3. I am awaiting for The Golden Wolf by Linnea Hartsuyker, which I ordered from ebay on the 17th of November. And yes, it still hasn't arrived. And yes, I did get in touch with customer service who told me to wait extra 6-13 days before issuing the refund. Not fair at all.

4. I am thinking that sometime next year, I should really start reading The Wife Between Us and Anonymous Girl by  Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Both sound good…

G1162 Book Review of HADAMAR the house of shudders by Jason K Foster

Name of Book: HADAMAR the house of SHUDDERS

Author: Jason K. Foster

ISBN: 978-1-925675-86-3

Publisher: Big sky publishing

Type of book: 1938-1945, WW2, mischlinge, mental institution, half African-French and German, food, survival, doctors, treatment, murders, HADAMAR, Germany

Year it was published: 2019


Nazi Germany is ruled by Hitler’s barbaric policies of racial cleansing. Ingrid Marchand’s only sin was to be born black.

Horrifying institutions like Hadamar are where the undesirables – including the mentally and physically disabled and children – are systematically tortured, gassed and executed. It is where Ingrid is humiliated and brutalised and will encounter a depth of hatred the world has never seen before.

On the brink of starvation, can Ingrid survive the horrors of her incarceration and help bring her tormentors to justice?

Hadamar is a gripping tale of survival in a world of hatred, horror and insanity.


Main characters include Ingrid Marchand, a teenage daught…

Waiting on Wednesday

(First paragraph from blog)

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.
So here I am doing Waiting on Wednesday for the third straight week. I have to say that doing book memes is fun, especially seeing the comments on my blog from my fellow bloggers. Thank you everyone! For awhile, I have been thinking of what kind of books I'll be featuring on Waiting on Wednesday, and have figured that until 2020, I will feature two 2020 books (hopefully I will be able to do it) that will have some common threads. From week of January 1st, 2020, I will feature one book, or maybe focus on one book per week. 
The first book to ex…

First chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros: I'm Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagan

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.
So, after doses of heavy reading, I am hoping to be able to relax and enjoy this book that is contemporary and doesn't require very deep thought. Has anyone read this book yet? And if so, is it good? 

I'm Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagan
Chapter One
Mistakes were made. The first wasn't even something I did; it was only a germ of an idea, fleeting but infectious. I had just sat on the toilet and was mulling over the day's to-dos and why-didn't-Is when a single thought shot past all the rest:
I want out. 
Maybe it was the photo I had seen on my phone moments earlier. One of my college friends was on vacation yet again, and had posted a shot of the vast Caribbean horizon beyond her sandy pedicured toes. A novel was on her lap, closed to highligh…

It's Monday! What Are you reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them. (From thebookdate.)
Much to mine surprise, I have finished both A Hero Born and Hadamar, which I have enjoyed a lot. Right now I have began reading David Lazar by Robert Kalich and At Least Know This by Guy P. Harrison. I'm really enjoying David Lazar, and while I like At Least Know This, I often get …

The Sunday Post #3 December is here?!

"The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme" (From Caffeinated Reviewer blog)
I can hardly believe that only 31 days are left before 2019 turns to 2020. It seems only yesterday that 2019 has begun, and now it's ending! My little monkey had a good week in my opinion. He got a new car, a dump truck which he is enjoying a lot and even got a new kids book written from a doggy point of view, which I read to him four times already...

Last week on the blog: 
The dog at the gate by Sunny Weber 
This week on the blog
Great kids don't happen 
HADAMAR the house of SHUDDERS BY JASON K Foster 
New arrivals: 


Coming Attractions for December 2019

It's December. The year is at an end, for better or worse. Book-wise, November has been a pleasant month because I got American Dirt by Jeannine Cummins as well as some cool mysteries that I have been waiting for. I also have achieved in reading A Hero Born by Jin Yong, which I have enjoyed a whole lot. (Yes, expect review for it this month!) This month I am hoping to get a lot of awesome reads for both New Years and books that will come out next year, namely Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel and possibly The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park. Would hope for The Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda, but I have a strong feeling that I will need to seek out The Perfect Escape and This Light Between Us at a library in April of next year...(Both are Asian male/Caucasian female books, I believe.) December is a bit of a freebie month because I hadn't signed up for any book tours so I can read whatever I would like. And here are my reads:

Book Spotlights/Reviews:

Hadamar: The House of …