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Allegedly

AllegedlyMary B. Addison killed a baby.

Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say.

Mary survived six years in baby jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn’t really “home”—no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home.

There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?

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Readathons Wrap Up

I have four readathons going at the same time and my TBR varied so wildly that I didn’t actually get that many of the challenges done for each readathon. Rather than worry about it, I decided to combine all four wrap up posts into one so I don’t have to write over and over again that I didn’t get to the challenges but I read a lot. It also means you don’t have to read it.

We’ll see how well it turns out!

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Top Ten Books I’m No Longer Interested in Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme. It used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but now it is being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is about books that are no longer on your TBR and it was a difficult one. I semi-regularly glance over my Goodreads TBR and take off any books I’m not interested in; I don’t remember these books when they’re gone. For this week, I decided to go back to my Goodreads TBR and find any other books I’m no longer interested in. I change my mind and read these books but right now, they’re not on my immediate TBR.

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Top Ten Romance Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme. It used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but now it is being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is a love freebie because of Valentine’s Day so I’ve got for top ten romance books I’ve read in the last year. I’ve also focused on books where romance is the main focus, rather than mystery or fantasy.

I can be fairly picky about romance novels but I think the most important thing I’m looking for is that I have to be rooting for a romance at the end. I have to feel the couple in the book are better together than they are apart and they have to actually like each other.

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The Three-Body Problem

The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)
Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.

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