Merry Christmas Eve everyone! Or as I like to say, Merry Chrysler Eve. It is so good to be here again for another CUS on my blog. The catching up and progress time will make this one much shorter because it’s only been a week (score!) So without further hesitation, let’s get into this Catching Up Saturday.
I finished reading Arise by Tara Hudson and I have a review up! I believe I gave it a 3.5 or 4 stars because it was a pretty decent read. And now, as it is Christmas Break, I am trying to read at least 2 more books before the new year (I can’t believe 2017 is nearly right around the corner). So, currently I am reading Winger by Andrew Smith. As of this minute that I am writing this, I am 208 pages in and actually loving it. I can’t wait to write a review of this one because it is hilarious. I’ll probably have lots of favorite quotes too.
I am on winter break and I couldn’t be more happy to get away from school. I originally planned to do nothing and I feel like I’ve done the exact opposite. Out of the whole week and a day that I’ve been out, I have only stayed home one day (hopefully today I will too). I’ve done something every day of break including parties, shopping, church, and more shopping. But I’ve enjoyed the time with my family and friends that I have spent that time with.
I won another giveaway through Shelf Awareness. Definitely sign up for their newsletter, they have a lot of cool ads that are actually giveaways! Last week you saw that I won an arc of The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt and then I won an arc of A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Messiner. I received them both on the same day and I was so happy.
Here’s the synopsis for A Bridge Across the Ocean:
February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Resistancespy.
Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark…
Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings.
That’s it for now all my fellow reader fans! I will see you again soon – Kambria