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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Comfy Cozy Reading Weather Giveaway Hop


Happy New Year and welcome to the Comfy Cozy Weather Giveaway Hop!
I am featuring one of my favorite reads of 2017, the book I just finished, The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, and giving away a $10 gift card to the book store of your choice. Thank you to Val and Jess at Stuck In Books for hosting this giveaway!

From Goodreads: In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic whose master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is left unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899.

Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask and released in New York City, though still not entirely free.

Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. Marvelous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker's debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.

My short review: I haven't had a chance to write a full review yet, but I absolutely loved this book. It's not the most beautifully written novel, but the prose is well-written and moves the story along quickly. While technically a fantasy, I suppose, it really reads more like historical fiction with a large dose of magical realism. At its heart it's a story of immigrants in New York at the very end of the nineteenth century. And while the protagonists are in fact magical beings, their humanity is so much greater than the human monster that seeks to control them. A second novel is due to be published in late 2018.

What are you reading at the beginning of this New Year?

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76 comments:

  1. I am reading The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter.

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  2. "What book are you curling up with this January?" I am reading graphic novels by R. Crumb!

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  3. I'm looking forward to reading Donna Grant's newest release Constantine from her Dark Kings series. So many good books coming out. Happy New Year !
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. I'm looking forward to Marie Lu's Batman book and the second Wires and Nerve.

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  5. I'll be reading The Muse of Fire next

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  6. Right now I'm reading Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells.

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  7. Right now, I', reading and ARC of Class Reunions Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery Book 1) by Libby Klein and am looking forward to reading Death By A Whisker (A Cat Rescue Mystery Book 2) by T. C. LoTempio.

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  8. Right now I'm reading Debbie Macomber's Starry Night.

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  9. Right now I'm reading "A Ghostly Secret" by Tonya Kappes.

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  10. I'm reading "A Ghostly Secret" by Tonya Kappes.

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  11. I'm reading London, Can You Wait? by Jacquelyn Middleton.

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  12. Starting Meghan March’s Empire trilogy! Happy New Year! ⛄️❤️🎉

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  13. I am curled up reading Denying the Duke by Callie Hutton! So good!

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway; right now I am reading Rebel Rising by Beth Revis. :)

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  15. I am going to start reading Witches Protection Program
    by Michael Phillip Cash

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  16. I will be finishing A Court of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J. Maas.

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  17. Right now I'm reading Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Goose by Stephanie Laurens. This is a novella and I'll be done with it in another day. Not sure what I'll pick up next. I have a huge TBR selection from which to choose!

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  18. I'm reading my cookbook collection. I'm a lit major in school so I'm enjoying the break.

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  19. I haven't decided which book I am reading first this year!

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  20. A book called Emmy and Oliver!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  21. I'm getting ready to read The Lacereader.

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  22. I haven't decided on a new one yet, but I may reread some of my favorites.

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  23. I'm reading ROOK, an ARC by Lena Bourne! I love her MC romance series!

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  24. I'm curling up with So I Married a Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks.

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  25. I am reading the final book in the Outlander series.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  26. I am finishing up the final book in the Outlander series!

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  27. I am hoping to read The Cruel Prince by Holly Black and Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu!

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  28. I'm reading Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

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  29. I'm looking forward to The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert.

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  30. My TBR pile has been negelected with the onset of the holidays but I hope to start The Pursuit of Lady Harriett (Tanglewood #3)by Rachael Anderson in the next week.

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  31. I am reading Sleeping Beauties- Stephen and Owen King. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

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  33. I am reading Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton with a tear in my eye knowing it is the last one.

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  34. I am currently reading The Rooster Bar by John Grisham.

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  35. I am reading The Dead Key by D. M. Pulley

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  36. Starting the Sue Grafton books for the first time.

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  37. In Other Lands, by Sarah Rees Brennan (and then after that, the Captive Prince trilogy) <3<3<3<3

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  38. Breadcrumbs and Bombs by Susan Finlay.

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  39. Edie: An American Life by Jean Stein :)

    (Thanks for the chance to win!)

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  40. I am reading Millions by Pepper Winters

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  41. I'm not currently reading anything.

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  42. I haven't decided yet :( Something good though

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  43. Clockwork Princess By Cassandra Clare

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  44. I'm looking forward to Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

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  45. The Golem and the Jinni is a great book. I'm currently reading Sarah Fox's The Crepes of Wrath.

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  46. I am currently reading Heaven is For Real.

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  47. been to busy to read lately

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  48. I don't really get time for reading but would love to win a book for my Mum who reads a lot.

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  49. I am currently reading Fade to Us (and the latest issue of People magazine, if that counts). Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I am curling up with The Bennett Sisters Mysteries by Lise McClendon.

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  51. "Lust & Wonder" by Augusten Burroughs!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  52. I just picked up Zombies hate stuff from my library.

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  53. Audrey Faye's KarmaCorps books.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  54. just finished Eleanor Oliphant, now I am reading The Power

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  55. I am reading Good Me Bad Me.

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  56. I just finished Half the World by Joe Abercrombie.

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  57. right now I'm reading most of Amelia Jade's books because she has 3 set that are 99 cent's each and I got more of her book that where not in set's to.

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  58. I am currently reading Sleeping Beauties

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  59. I am currently reading Lilac Girls. Great book.

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  60. I revisited And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer.

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  61. I am reading the whole trio of Lord of the Rings this winter.

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