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Janet Evanovich - One For the Money

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2. One For the Money by Janet Evanovich (1994)
The Stephanie Plum Series Book 1
Length: 334 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 17 January 2016
Finished: 26 January 2016
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 23 December 2015
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and Janet Evanovich is a new author for me.

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to average Joes, small-time hoodlums, and Stephanie Plum. Stephanie is a Jersey girl through and through, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems. She used to be a lingerie buyer for a department store, but ever since she lost her job, money is tight. Stephanie needs cash - and she needs it fast, so that means she must do the previously unthinkable: swallow her pride, and turn to her family.

As the last resort of the truly desperate, Stephanie lands a job with her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She has zero experience, but that doesn't mean anyth…

Christine Nolfi - The Shell Seeker

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1. The Shell Seeker by Christine Nolfi (2015)
Kindle Worlds Novella: The Lei Crime Series Book 2/Lei's Magic Series Book 2
Length: 105 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started: 30 December 2015
Finished: 4 January 2016
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Christine Nolfi for sending me a copy of this book to read from Amazon.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 30 June 2015
Why do I have it? I like short stories and have read and enjoyed several books by the same author in the past.

Leilani Texeira - a recent police academy graduate - is exactly two weeks away from accepting her newest assignment with the South Hilo Police Department in Hawaii. However, before Lei embarks on her future career, she reluctantly accepts a gift from her aunt Rosario: a five-day vacation at a relaxing Bed and Breakfast in South Carolina. While Lei truly appreciates her aunt's kindness, she isn't at all sure if she'll enjoy herself, because she is just so anxious about starting her new job. Lei st…

Yearly Reading Wrap-up at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

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Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading year for yourselves. I am known as Emeraldfire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog.

Anyway, I started out January with about two hundred unread books lying around the house and ended the month with...umm...uncountable amounts of books unread. All of the books that I acquired this year came from BookmoochPaperback Swap, Smashwords, authors and Library Book Sales. Quite a number of my books that I read this month left my house to go to new homes so that's something I guess. :)

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Rereads
Forever and Always: A Romantic Short Story by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- Tortured Soulsby Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels With God by Deanna Nowadnick
The Adventures of Binkle and Flip by Enid Blyton
Dream Student by J. J. DiBenedetto
An Epip…

Reading Wrap-up For December at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

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Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading month for yourselves. I am known as Emeraldfire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog.

Anyway, I started out December with about two hundred unread books lying around the house and ended the month with...umm...uncountable amounts of books unread. All of the books that I acquired this month came from authors, Paperback SwapAmazon and a Library Book Sale that Mom and I went to on the 23rd.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels With God by Deanna Nowadnick
- Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Lady of the Glen: A Novel of 17th-Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe by JenniferRoberson
- Cooked Goose by G. A. McKevett
- The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell
- Into the Shadow by Christina Dod…