Thursday, January 10, 2019

Rachael Turns Pages Has Moved

I have debated over the past few months just shutting down Rachael Turns Pages. I have not found myself interested in blogging over the past few months and I thought maybe it was time to move on, but I love to write and I find blogging to be a great hobby to express myself. I decided that with the new year I would keep Rachael Turns Pages, but it is time for it to move. I'm starting a new wordpress blog. I want the freedom to be about to write about more than just books. I'm going to be writing a lot about my life on this new blog. I'm so excited to announce that Rachael Turns Pages has officially moved to and I hope you will follow my new blog and join me on this journey called life.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Jodi Picoult A Spark of Light Giveaway

Jodi Picoult is at it again with her new novel A Spark of Light. Jodi's publisher was kind of enough to get in contact with me and offer a giveaway to all my blog readers. I have been a long time fan of Jodi Picoult and have always really enjoyed her books. I'm excited to read her newest novel.

The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.

After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.

Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day.

Jodi Picoult—one of the most fearless writers of our time—tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation . . . and, hopefully, understanding.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon July 2018 Starting Line

I'm so excited for Dewey's first ever reverse readathon and it couldn't have happened on a more perfect weekend. It starts in just around 15 minutes and lasts until 7 pm tomorrow night. I don't have many plans this weekend, so it will be the perfect time to sit around and read.

I'm planning on getting in around 2 hours of reading tonight and then I will get the bulk of my reading in tomorrow. I'll be back in a few hours to update you on my progress.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Summer TBR Wipeout Sign Up and Goal

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So I'm not off to the greatest start with my COYER summer reading list, but last year this challenge was a huge help with my COYER list. I would like to try to read 6 books off the list for the challenge. I will be back for weekly updates again, which really motivates me to keep going with the challenge. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Release I Missed Midyear Update

Today I'm posting an update on the releases I missed posts that went live in January. I don't usually do midyear updates, but since I'm trying to read books oof these lists an update is sometimes helpful to see the progress. I started off the year with 16 books on my 2013, 2014, 2015 list and I'm now down to 13 even though I have finished Everything Leads to You yet. I'm counting it because I'm going to finish it in the next couple of days. 

My 2016 list had 14 books at the beginning of the year and now I'm down to 13, so I've only read one book so far. 
I started off with 14 books for my 2017 releases and I have read one book taking my total down to 13 books. 

This is the first time that all three lists have had the same number of books on them, but I'm definetly hoping to read some more books off these lists before the end of the year. 

So far this year I have read 5 books off these lists. Destiny Rewritten is a 2013 Release, Ophelia and Everything Leads to You are 2014 Releases, First Comes Love is a 2016 Release, and Lucky in Love is a 2017 Release. 

This is one of my favorite posts to do every January and I think it helps keep me accountable for the books that I do want to read.