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.
I am posting my weekly quote a little later this week (shame on me), but I do have a great one prepared. It is from Kat Ransom’s latest book – “Lights Out”, which I’ve just started reading:
I got ninety-nine problems. Right now, I don’t give a shit about ninety-eight of them.
This was said by Alexandr (the male main character) when seeing Kinsley looking good in a pair of cowboy boots 😊 it was a really great scene. So far I love this book, even if I am not that far into it. I mean, it’s Kat Ransom. Obviously I love the book!
I am so nervous right now! This is my first TBR from 2021! I have 10 amazing books prepared for this month, one not yet received, but hopefully I will, soon. Without further words, here they are:
Detour (Beautiful Biker #1) by DD Prince
Déjà vu (Confessions of a Soul Book 1) by P.E. Chretien
Snowed in with the Billionaire by Lila Monroe
Lights Out (The Donington Racing Series #1) by Kat Ransom
Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist! (Confessions #1) by Kay Marie
Flawed (The Young and Privileged of Washington, DC, #1) by Vivian Kohlman
Blessing and Curse (Acrabha Stone Book 1) by J. Elias Epp
Matsushita Leadership by John P. Kotter
A Warlock’s Storm by Marie-Claude Bourque (if I receive the ARC)
Soothsayer by Kathryn Amurra
MOST EXCITED FOR…
Definitely I cannot wait to read “Lights Out”. Discovering Kat Ransom was the best thing that happened to me in 2020, when it comes to reading, so I am anxious to start her latest book. (bloody readding slump! I should have read it sooner!)
I PREDICT 5 STARS FOR…
“Lights Out” and “Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist!”, but also “Detour”.
NOT HIGH HOPES FOR…
I have three books here. “Blessing and Curse”, simply because lately it was difficult for me to read Fantasy. But I do want to read more in this genre this year, as part of my resolutions. “Soothsayer” it not so appealing to me, because of the cover. I don’t see the relationship between the cover and the blurb. I hope the saying “Looks can be deceiving” will apply here. “Déjà vu” is on the list because of its blurb – it’s confusing a bit.
“Matsushita Leadership” is one of the books my other half loved it last year and he has been asking me to read it for months now. I must finish it 😊
I am focusing on reading a minimum of 10 books per month, just to be on track with my Goodreads goal. But I do want to exceed this number. There are so many books out there that I did not manage to read last year or the years before and there are a lot more coming out this year. So looking forward to new amazing reads!
Let me know in the comments below if you have any reading plans for January or if you have read any of the books mentioned above.
I hope all is well in your part of the world and I hope wherever you are you are healthy and starting the week in a good mood, as I am trying to do as well.
Last week I read a total of 3 books, one of which was a novella and also I am half way through a beta project – but more on that in another article. Out of all these books, I have selected a quote from “Finding Home on Winslow Island” by Chrissy Elliot. This book is about a doctor so focused on his career that he forgot the main reason why he became a doctor. All it takes is a week visiting his family, a glitter encounter and…scones for him to soften a little of his edges. Tessa, the heroine, lives for her mom and her son. No room for romance in her life at the moment. But looks like the local celebrations and the small town meddling have an influence on everybody.
Since determining his symptoms and diagnosis, Parker decided a temporary course of treatment was essential.
He was going to kiss Tessa.
I cannot wait to share my full review with you. I loved this book a lot and I am sure I will continue with the series 🙂
Until next time, let me know in the comments below what you have read in the past week and if you have a favorite quote.
I was a bit lazy last week in terms of reading. Returning to work messed a bit the tight schedule I got used to but I will adjust somehow. I have many books started and not finished and many reviews that are due this week.
For this Monday, I have a quote from “No White Knight” by Nicole Snow:
“Look, maybe we crashed into each other like two speeding trains. Maybe we fell headfirst in the weirdest way possible, but hell.“ I gather her closer, resting my chin on top of her head. “You feel good, you feel right. And I’m not denying it. I’d like to stick around, if you’ll have me.”
The story has a lot to offer, not only in terms of Romance, but also Mystery. We have a young rancher, trying to keep her finances afloat after her father’s passing. She keeps a secret, a few miles on her property, a body lays in a mystery town. Her father may have killed someone. But more about it in my review, coming up later during this week )
That’s it for now guys. Until next time, Happy Reading!