Wishlist Wednesday: Little Demon in the City of Light, Steven Levingston

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Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

When Toussaint-Augustin GouffĂ© entered 3, rue Tronson du Coudray, he expected nothing but a delightful assignation with the comely young Gabrielle Bompard. Instead, he was murdered—hanged!—by her and her companion Michel Eyraud. The body was then stuffed in a trunk and dumped on a riverbank near Lyon.

Little Demon in the title made me grin. A true crime in the most romantic city of the world with a funny title and a pretty cover... OK!

It's Monday October 20, 2014! What are you reading?

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It's Monday! What are You Reading! is a weekly hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. This weekly is meant to keep you people updated on what I read the last week and what I am planning to read the upcoming week.

And the week has gone again and I am not even sure what I did. I spend a lot of time in the theatre this weekend. I saw Sweeney Todd, The Normal Heart and Soldaat van Oranje. I spend a few hours cheering the people reading for Dewey's read-a-thon. So not to much reading. I did manage to finish The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness.

The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

I am currently reading two books which is pretty weird as I am not the best multiple books at a time reader. But Who Should Sing 'Ol' Man River'?: The Lives of an American Song by Todd Decker is coming with a playlist and it is simply not always convenient to play the songs coming with the book. So I am reading Five by Ursula Archer on the side.

Who Should Sing 'Ol' Man River'?: The Lives of an American Song by Todd Decker Five by Ursula Archer

Next up is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Review: The Cure for Dreaming, Cat Winters

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*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*
Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women

Cat Winters’s critically acclaimed debut novel, IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, was named a 2014 Morris Award Finalist, a School Library Journal Best Book of 2013, a 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, and a 2013 Bram Stoker Award Nominee. Cat lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two kids.

This was an interesting read about being able to decide about your own future, your own life. Brought with a but of magic, Dracula and some very opinionated human beings this is an interesting story how a father tries to mute his daughter by hypnosis.
I really enjoyed the story of Olivia and Henri. There is a lot going on between them in different stages of the story. The choices made influence their relationship and it works out really nice. It is a book that makes you consider a lot of things but it is brought in a light way leaving it up to the reader how much he wants to dive into the subject.

The Cure for Dreaming
Author: Cat Winters
Publisher: Amulet
Pages: 368
Format: eArc
ISBN-10: 1419712160
ISBN-13: 9781419712166
Amulet: Hardcover
The Cure for Dreaming
4 stars

Wishlist Wednesday: We Were Liars, E. Lockhart

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Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

This book is everywhere. First raving and not so raving reviews and after on everyone's lists of best books, disappointing books, wanted books etc. I am curious about this book!

It's Monday October 13 2014! What are you reading?

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It's Monday! What are You Reading! is a weekly hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. This weekly is meant to keep you people updated on what I read the last week and what I am planning to read the upcoming week.

I have had a lot of trouble sleeping again last week. Making it difficult to really concentrate on my reading. As I was reading this great story I felt kind of bad about it. I did manage to finish two books, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North which made a clean jump to my favorite shelf and Bathing the Lion by Jonathan Carroll.

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North Bathing the Lion by Jonathan Carroll

I am currently reading The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness.

The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

Next up are Who Should Sing 'Ol' Man River'?: The Lives of an American Song by Todd Decker and Five by Ursula Archer.

Who Should Sing 'Ol' Man River'?: The Lives of an American Song by Todd Decker Five by Ursula Archer
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