I swear to God, my enjoyment of this book, The Christmas Wedding Quilt, an anthology with stories by Emilie Richards, Janice Kay Johnson, and Sarah Mayberry signals that I am becoming a young old lady. Y’all, I chose to read this book over others aimed at a younger audience. Like, I think this is aimed at old people given that it is about quilting and such. Granted, the characters are in early adulthood, but STILL. There is a nice saccharine, safe Hallmark quality to this anthology that is nice. If you are looking for a safe and stable sort of read, check The Christmas Wedding Quilt out. [click to continue…]
I kind of hate writing the intro to reviews of books that I am decidedly ambivalent toward. It’s with a bit of a heavy heart that I have to announce to you all that I kind of did not love The Keepers: Christmas In Salem, this anthology of four interlocking stories that basically pick up the plot thread with new characters at all. I found this book to be plodding, repetitive, and frankly, boring. Look, I gave it a chance, but it turns out that I just don’t care how hunky supernatural dudes and their lady-friends spend Christmas. HOWEVER, what I will admit to is that the whole world building is cool, just I thought the book wasn’t all that well developed. [click to continue…]
Time Between Us– Tamara Ireland Stone
The Name of the Star – Maureen Johnson
Openly Straight – Bill Konigsberg
OCD Love Story – Corey Ann Haydu
Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love & Karaoke – Rob Sheffield
Nine Rules To Break When Romancing A Rake – Sarah MacLean
Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
The Outside – Laura Bickle
Belladonna – Fiona Paul
Margot – Jillian Cantor
So, what do you think of my list? Have you read some of these? If so, which? Which ones are you most excited for me to read? Don’t forget to leave a link to your Fall TBR list in the comments!
As always Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.
I really love doing the Top Ten Tuesday Season TBR Prompt, there’s something about accountability and then the feelings of winning and awesome that I get when I actually read all of the books on my Seasonal TBR. Like, I just finished reading ALL OF THE BOOKS on my Fall 2013 TBR and am super excited to get cracking with the books on my Winter 2013 TBR. So, what’s on my TBR? [click to continue…]
A few of my blogging romance-loving buddies are HUGE fans of Bella Andre and her Sullivans series. As someone with zero experience with this author, Kissing Under The Mistletoe seemed like a pretty logical entry point as I have a fondness for Christmas romances. Usually the holiday romances are shorter than other books in the series, meaning there is no huge time investment on my end. It turns out that Kissing Under The Mistletoe was a great life choice for me, for once. I really enjoyed Andre’s story of deep attraction and mutual love set amid the backdrop of my favorite holiday ever. [click to continue…]
Now that I have fallen totally in love with Lucky Harbor (THANKS GINGER), I got really excited when I noticed there was a short story about Tara’s daughter Mia set during Christmas because that meant it would take me like 30 minutes to read the book and then maybe another 30 minutes to have the review written up and ready to go for December – my month of holiday themed reviews. FYI you guys, you will read this post on December 9 but I am typing it on October 29, just before Halloween. How’s that for Holiday dissonance? Anyways. I really freakin’ enjoyed Under The Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis and it definitely is more in the short story realm than it is in the novella realm and that is okay, that just means there’s no unnecessary crap. [click to continue…]
Hey y’all, so when Liza at Who R U Blog asked me to host a challenge for her annual Holiday Readathon, I got really excited because I enjoy this readathon, there are portions that are for a good cause and hello the holidays and challenges! Of course I was pumped.
My challenge is super easy — just tell me your favorite Christmas Carol in the comments. You can get as specific as you want i.e. White Christmas as performed by Bing Crosby or as general soooo, White Christmas or The Hanukkah Song by Adam Sandler. It is entirely up to you.
FYI, mine totally changes every day. I think right now it’s All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey because I have this thing for belting songs really loud.
OH AND BONUS, I have a prize pack for one lucky winner that I will randomly pick from the comments. US only because it’s the holiday season and I legit cannot afford to ship abroad. I will email the winner on Monday, I will ship before Christmas (my schedule precludes me from going to the post office during the week). ALSO YOU GUYS please do not type your email in your comment, I will have your email from the little box after you type your name. No need to tell the world and the spammers your email address.
Who does not love a good story about being snowed in? I know it’s kind of cliche, but you guys I will read the heck out of any book or novella that involves a blizzard. Like, I remember as a kid reading some story about kids that get snowed into a ski lodge. There might have been a chaste kiss in the book. Snowbound With The CEO by Shannon Stacey is not nearly as chaste as the books of my youth. It’s a grown up version of those snowed in sort of books, obviously as you could tell from the title and y’all, I quite enjoyed reading it. [click to continue…]
In my last review, the one of Christmas On 4th Street by Susan Mallery, I said that as soon as I finished that book, I closed it and started A Fool’s Gold Christmas, the other Fool’s Gold book on my Kindle. You guys, that was an awesome life choice. As it turns out, I’ve been reading this series out of order. However, I actually ended up liking A Fool’s Gold Christmas more than Christmas On 4th Street. I am not sure how much this has to do with the characters or with my new found familiarity with the series now. Gather round, reader friends, and learn why I was so won over by this holiday romance. [click to continue…]
I think I might just make participating in Waiting On Wednesday one of my new things — you guys there are just so many books that I am excited about and so little time to read them all, that this kind of seems like a cool way to feature them and keep me excited. This week I am WAY EXCITED OMG for Breakable by Tammara Webber, the companion novel or prequel to Easy, told from Lucas’s point of view. OMG. CANNOT WAIT. [click to continue…]