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…]
So you guys, I visited Fool’s Gold for the first time and it turns out, I might just have to keep on revisiting Susan Mallery’s fictional California town set right in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. My very first encounter with Mallery’s much-recommended series was a book from the middle, but you know, I really enjoyed Christmas On 4th Street, which is the 12.5 book in the series, whatever that means. Anyways, I did not find myself confused while reading. HOWEVER, I did find myself looking up the other books to see if my favorite auxiliary characters get stories (spoiler alert: they do!). [click to continue…]
I have never before read a Susan Wiggs book, but I know of a few bloggers who are fans. I tend to trust book bloggers and their opinions, at least the ones I know well. So, when several Christmas books presented themselves on Netgalley, I did not hesitate in downloading the ones that were authored by Susan Wiggs. Y’all, she might not be a new favorite author, but I did really enjoy Candlelight Christmas to the point of emotional tearing up and also to the point where if I see one of her books, I will read it. Also, I want to give her props before I get into the meat of the review for setting her book in upstate NY, even though it’s kind of like the City version of upstate (not Plattsburgh or Buffalo, but Ulster County). Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs is a sweet romance that’s helping to get me in the mood for the season. [click to continue…]
Probably my favorite thing about being a book blogger is that I have made friends who serve as better tastemakers than people in real life. These friends subtly convince me to read various things by virtue of being so enthusiastic. One such friend is a person that I can always count on to give a solid contemporary romance recommendation – that person is Ginger at G Reads! She’s got such good taste, and so when she continually made recommendations for the various books in Jill Shalvis’s Lucky Harbor series, I took note. I began reading the first book, Simply Irresistible because I was craving contemporary romance something fierce, and also I am always a sucker for books set during Christmas. [click to continue…]
Man do I feel refreshed — I’ve been off work since Wednesday at 12 p.m. and have been taking the time to really relax. I’ve read three books on this mini-break — one just wasn’t grabbing me so I would do things like put it off and watch repeats of How I Met Your Mother instead. I also have about 110 pages left of A Clash Of Kings so I am in the final stretch and focusing on reading more of that. Aside from Thanksgiving, the only time I have left the house is to check the mail on Saturday. ALSO. You guys, I have been doing Blogilates again and am seeing a bit of a difference. Hurray! Alas, you are here to hear about books and not my life, so let’s get to what came in the mail.
Why Did I Listen To This Novella?
Basically, because I believe Sherlock Holmes is the shit. Also. It was short. It was free. It had some geese. AND BEST OF ALL it fit perfectly into my ‘there is a readathon and I need to run errands and cook some food for myself but CANNOT STOP READING, so y’all I popped on my audiobook of Arthur Conan Doyle’s novella: The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle and listened to it straight through. [click to continue…]
Sooooo, I am feeling slightly lazy, so no long rambling paragraph about books and deals and saving money. Instead, I will just say that I’ve read a few of the books listed and think it would be a great life choice for you to stock up while they are on sale for under $5!
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