Saturday, March 20, 2021

This OR That #Giveaway Week 7 ~ Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts OR Looking for Alaska by John Green #WannaGetLucky #LookingForAlaska


I have sooooo many books! 

The This or That Giveaway! feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to share some of the many books I've read, as well as clearing off my overloaded shelves and giving someone else a chance to enjoy these treasures.

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!


I read this book when it came out on 2011. I loved it—what a great beginning to an entertaining and fun series. Lucky is a hoot! This is book one and there are many more after this one. I've read several of them but not all. I really need to go back to Lucky's world! 

Wanna Get Lucky?
(Lucky O'Toole #1)
by Deborah Coonts
Mass Market Paperback ~ Pub date February 2011

A young woman plunges from a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter, landing in the Pirate Lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel in the middle of the 8:30 Pirate Show. Almost everyone writes her off as another Vegas victim. But, Lucky O’Toole, head of customer relations at the Babylon megacasino, smells a rat, though she’s got a lot on her plate: the adult film industry’s annual awards banquet, a spouse-swapping convention, sex-toy purveyors preying on the pocket-protector crowd attending ElectroniCon… Still Lucky can’t resist turning over a few stones.

When a former flame is one of the snakes she uncovers, Lucky is certain the woman’s death was no Sin City suicide. To top it all off, Lucky’s best friend, Teddie—Las Vegas’s finest female impersonator—presses to take their relationship to the next level. Leave it to Lucky to attract a man who looks better in a dress than she does.

Lucky must manage the Babylon’s outrageous festivities, solve the crime, and struggle to keep her life and libido from spinning out of control. 


I read this one just last year, to cross off one of the prompts for a challenge I was doing (state). It has been around quite a few years and has won a ton of awards. It was a great read. 

Looking for Alaska
by John Green 
Paperback ~ Pub date December 2006


Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .


Nothing is ever the same. 



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  1. I'm just about done with The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak.(pub date 4/6) It's my first book by this prolific writer. I'll be reading The Perfect Daughter by D.J. Palmer next. (pub date 4/20) His books are amazing and I've heard great things about this one.

  2. I'm going to finish Firekeeper's Daughter tonight. My next pick will probably be something much lighter to give my poor heart a break.

  3. I just finished Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer. My next read will probably be Starfish by Lisa Fipps

  4. I have just started reading The Key Lime Crime: A Key West Food Critic Mystery. I am not sure which book will be next - I have quite a few to choose from!

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  5. I am reading The Kitchen Front which is captivating and wonderful. Next will be Those Who are Saved. Both World War 11 novels which are my favorite era.

  6. I am reading The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa.

  7. I am reading The Lake by Natasha Preston. I'm not sure what I will be reading next.

  8. Right now I'm reading a nonfiction book, Come Fly: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke. I've just started this one so I'm not sure what I'll be reading next.

  9. I am reading What Happened Last Night right now. I was going to read Jane Doe next but I promised the author of Making Hearts that I would read/review his book next.

  10. Karen B
    I'm reading THE LAST CHANCE OLIVE RANCH by Susan Wittig Albert. Not sure what I'll read next.

  11. I'm still reading the same book I've been reading for weeks now...because I keep putting off reading and doing other stuff. I'm about halfway through, and I actually LOVE it! Need to finish it up. Oh, it's In Another Time by Jillian Cantor. Not sure what's next on the agenda; I have a TBR pile that seems to get taller every day!

  12. Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer


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