After a million years, I am back to writing wrap ups and TBRs. It’s refreshing in a way to see my monthly progress and objectives. I missed this kind of articles.
December Wrap Up
You cannot imagine how happy it makes me seeing the number of books I have read in December. It has been a long while since I had such a productive month. Unfortunately, only a few of these books remained close to my heart. Some were major disappointments. Unfortunately, I found the good Christmas romance books more to the end of the month. Anyway, these are the 11 books that am managed to finish, in no particular order:
Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
Find Me: A holiday Romantic Comedy by Liz Lincoln
To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise
Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan
The Christmas Princess by Patricia McLinn
It Ends with US by Colleen Hoover
In a Holidaze by Lauren Christina
Tis the Season for Revenge by Morgan Elizabeth
A Very Merry Bromance by Lisa Kay Adams
The Left Turn by Becky Parker Geist
Weekend Wife by Erin McCarthy
Major plans for the first month of 2023. I have at least 15 books. I am still waiting for a feedback for some blog tours and maybe I can squeeze in more books from NetGalley. I’ve already finished 2 from this list, so looking good for the moment. Ok, these are the titles I am tracking for the moment:
The Hustler Next Door by K.A. Tucker
A Kiss at Christmastide by Christina McNight
Stay Over by Kaylee Ryan
Stay Forever by Kaylee Ryan
Stay Tonight by Kaylee Ryan
City Lights, Starry Nights by Kimberly Readnour
Trap Jam by Steven Barwin
Code Name: Genesis by Sawyer Bennet
My Clarity by M Clarke
Deep Dark by Laura Griffin
One Duke Down by Anna Bennet
Cusp of Darkness by Olivia Preya
Hierarchy of Blood by Jennifer Haskin
Dragon’s Heart by Michelle Rabe
Heartless by Elsie Silver
I have high hopes for at least half of these books. I cannot wait to tell you all about them. Let me know in the comments what are your reading plans for January or if you have read any of the books from my TBR. Until next time, happy reading!
Yesterday I missed out on posting the weekly quote. I’m doing my best so far at sticking with the schedules, so I really did not want to bake a “breach” in the process.
I’ve been struggling to find good holiday romance books. For a few days, I’ve been reading just that. So far I have 3 finished and I will tell you more about them in the review posts. But let’s get to our weekly quote, shall we? “A Very Merry Bormance” by Lyssa Kay Adams:
“No one likes me.”
Colton winked. “With your cheerful disposition? I find that hard to believe.”
“Is that called flirting?” She pressed her hand to her chest. “Be still my beating heart.”
As Colton (our male main character) says, we have the sunshiny (he) and the grumpy (she). The romance is great, with some small things here and there but I liked the book a lot. For a Christmas story, I did like it. I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you guys, but until next time, tell me about your holiday reads. How is it going?
What’s up, Wednesday people? How are you all doing in this magical week? I trust that you’ve already planned your presents and that you’re trying to avoid as much as possible the end of the year rush. I’m trying, without success, but I think it’s part of the magic these days.
It’s not even Christmas Eve and I’ve already received so many gifts. We’ve had two Secret Santa events that turned out to be lots of fun, as it was expected from the prior years. My colleagues seem to be obsessed to find out who their Secret Santa was. But what’s the point? It’s supposed to be a secret, right? I don’t want to know who mine was, it takes the fun out of it. How are you handling the whole Secret Santa stuff?
Other than this, my week has been very productive so far. I’ve finished “It Ends with Us” by Colleen Hoover (cried like no other) and I am close to finishing two other books: “In a Holidaze” by Christina Lauren and “Santa’s Christmas Wish” by Maggie Tideswell. Both need to be completed by Friday noon, so that I can start my weekend reading list. I’ll tell you more about it at the end of this week, when hopefully I will have my titles set.
That’s my update for today, stick around for a review coming up later 🙂 See you in the next article!
I hope you have all started the week amazingly well and if not, there is still time to make the most of it! I have an amazing news to share with you today: I have been invited to write for an online magazine!!! This is so exciting!
One of the first authors that took a chance with me and my blog to word a review for her book, Julie Barris, recently published her online magazine called Moody Melon. She invited me to write as a permanent columnist. I am so excited and so scared at the same time. I hope to be able to provide meaningful content… and keep the deadlines!
Moody Melon is a magazine all about love. Read about breakups, make up lines, comfort food when your heart is aching and love advice. There is plenty of content published every day, so make sure you visit often. Reviews for romance books are posted twice per week, just in case you were wondering 😉
That’s my news for today, I wish you all an amazing rest of the week!
It has been quite a while. I hope it won’t take that long to my next article again. I won’t start by ,asking excuses, it’s just how life has been. On the good side, there is someone out there who keeps pushing for me to write. The Universe and The Powers That Be keep telling me that this is what I should do. So here I am, continuing the LBW journey.
This week’s quote is from a book by Brenna Jacobs, called “The Dating Game”:
This is a novella of under 70 pages, a quick, easy and fun read. Lately I’ve been travelling a lot and I was looking for something fast to read during one of my 3 hour flights. I will tell you more in my next article, where I’ll also reveal something very exciting that happened to me last week.
Ok, back to our quote. It’s amazing how one can get scared when faced with the possibility of accomplishing something. In this case, Allie, our main character, realises that Eric may be the one she’s been looking for. Eric may be her partner for life. That is scary. I mean, you fell the 100%, but are you really ready? There are many of us out there (boys, girls, men, women) who want to enjoy life as much as possible before this commitment. The problem appears when you want to have fun, but not with the one who seems to be your soulmate. What do you do then? The 100% becomes fuzzy.
Of course, that’s not how the story is between our main characters. But this quote made me think. Yeah, I tend to twist words into millions of meanings.
Did you read something spectacular these days? Is there a quote that stuck with you? Write it down in the comments below and let’s chat 🙂
How is your week so far? Mine was good so far. Work was good, although I still have some things to handle over the weekend. Sewing was not as good, but at least I managed to sew 1 winter blouse and two small pillow covers. My reading progress is decent. I did read a lot, but not as much as I would have liked since I have a lot of catching up. I have some ambitious plans for this weekend in the form of 4 books:
The Hustler by Gina Azzi
Beyond the Play by Kaylee Ryan
The Temptation by Nikki Sloane
Fall by Kristen Callihan – audiobook currently in progress
To a normal book addict, these are not so many books for a weekend. But taking into account I have a ton of things to solve for my job and also build a vision board for my sewing business, plus spending time with family and sleep for at least 4 hours a night, it’s already less time for reading… I like challenges.
What are your reading plans for this weekend? If you have a romance on your list and what to buddy read, let me know below – I’m all in 🙂
Follow my reading progress on my Facebook page and Twitter, if you want to see how I’m doing 🙂
I hope you all have started with a positive attitude and an excellent mood and that you will continue with these awesome feelings for the rest of the week! Let’s get right into today’s quote, shall we?
Since last week I spent it all beta reading and writing reports, I did not manage to finish “Enemies With Benefits by Roxie Noir. Thus here I am with another quote from this great story:
That night stretches into two, then three. A few days becomes a week, ten days, a fortnight, and before I know it, Violet and I have been friends with benefits for a month.
Well, “friends”. It’ll have to do as a moniker, because I don’t know another words for “person who irritates the living daylights out of me until she takes her clothes off, at which point she becomes my own personal sex goddess, custom-built to satiate my physical desires.”
“Friends” is at least shorter.
I’ve mentioned this before, this book is so much fun! I cannot wait to review it. Stick around, as tonight I plan on finishing it, so the review will be in more to the end of the week.
Well guys, that’s it for today. I’ll see you in my next article 😊 Happy reading!
Wow, this is the longest time that I’ve been away from blogging. I have over 500 unread emails and probably half are junk. There is dust in my Kindle library and dust on my real shelves as well. I’ve missed posts and I’ve missed scheduling articles.
While my absence is justifiable, as I have tried to put order in my life and adding sewing to my daily routine, I do still struggle with many mood swings. I won’t wrap up February (or March), makes no sense since I’ve read none of the titles in my lists. Yet all this time I have listened to a lot of audiobooks and Scribd has been my best friend. No reviews, no ratings, no nothing, just plain old listening (and falling asleep while listening).
So here I am, ready to start blogging again, ready to share with you my reading and life experience. I am taking it one step at a time, one chapter, one book at a time. For this month I want to read and review 6 books (the review part is important since lately I tend to leave it out…), while slowly developing my schedule. Here are the titles:
Once a Myth (Goddesses Isles #1) by Pepper Winters
Miss Understanding (Miss #1) by Aubrey Bondurant
Miss Typed (Miss #2) by Aubrey Bondurant
Miss Belief (Miss #3) by Aubrey Bondurant
A Cowboy Kind of Love (Heart of Texas #6) by Donna Grant
How to Train your Earl (First Comes Love #3) by Amelia Grey
I also plan on going through all my e-mails and post reviews for some of the books that I’ve listened to. I will be a slow start, but with a goal in mind 🙂
Thank you all for being there for me through this time and thank you to all the beautiful authors that kept sending me e-mails.
This year I want to really be focused on reading and to motivate myself even more, I’ve decided to join 4 challenges: three of them are for the duration of the entire year and the fourth one is a series that will continue monthly. Here are some details about the first challenge I’m signing up for…
The Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge
This challenge is currently hosted by Yvonne from Socrates Book Reviews and the main rule is to clean up your Netgalley and Edelweiss shelves. Simple, right? There are several levels one can complete:
Bronze: 10 books
Silver: 25 books
Gold: 50 books
Platinum: 75 books
Diamond: 100 books
Now, taking into account that my Netgally has more than 100 books not read, I would go with the Diamond Level. It really is a challenge, since I’ve already committed to 120 books on Goodreads and so far none of the books I have planned for January is a Netgalley book. Also, I don’t even remember what I have in Edelweiss.
All in all, I do plan to improve my profiles on both these platforms. I have lots of book to go through and a lot more enthusiasm 😊 I’ll have in my monthly wrap up the results of this challenge. Next week I will give you details about the second challenge I plan on attending, so be sure to visit often.
Until next time, let me know in the comments below if you are taking part in any reading challenge or readathons this year.