Doesn’t that throw look super comfy?! It is! I got it at Indigo for $35 (since I purchased a bit of books I was able to get a promo price). Okay, now back to the book…
3 jingle bells
Published: September 25, 2018 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
Category: Contemporary, Holiday It’s Book 3 in a series, but it can be read as a standalone
I came across this book at Target and the cover screamed “cute holiday love story in a small, cozy town.” I was thinking Hallmark movie and what I got was more in line with an ABC after school special: looks can be deceiving.Read More »
Like classic Jodi, she has this rational way of presenting both sides of an issue where you feel empathy for all characters whether you agree with them or not (she’s brilliant at this!) You may not agree, but you understand.
Getting ready for the holidays and need gift inspiration for your favorite book lovers? You’ve come to the right place: books and shopping for gifts are two of my favorite things! Here are a few ideas to get you started (also, to my friends and family…hint, hint)
Before we start here is a helpful hint: with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and a bunch of holiday sales never purchase anything without looking for a coupon code! If there isn’t one advertised on the website, check out Retailmenot.com (you’re welcome 😘)Read More »
When my husband suggested that I start my book blog last year I did not know where it would head (and maybe still don’t – hehe – but that’s okay); to say its been a fun, wild ride is an understatement. It has opened up my world to new friends, authors and books. I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring!
5 disco ball Reviews:
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My Top 5 (of the 27)
the rest in no specific order: (they are all 5 disco ball gems!)
The 122 Books I Read:
click on the image to be directed to my Goodreads review (or to add to your Goodreads TBR!)
Laura over at What to Read Next invited me to be a guest on her weekly podcast and I had a wonderful time! Come listen to us discuss book clubs (and how I am in too many), favorite authors, top books & over-rated books, reading on the subway, and more!
Published (Paperback): March 4, 2014 by Anchor
Category: Fiction, Contemporary, Cultural Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction (2013); National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (2013); Women’s Prize for Fiction Nominee (2014); Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Fiction (Shortlist) (2014); Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction (2013); International DUBLIN Literary Award Nominee for Shortlist (2015); Go On Girl! Book Club Award for Author of the Year (2016)
The paperback clocked in at 588 pages. I will admit that it was a very slow start for me and if it weren’t for book club I probably would have set it aside after reading over 200 pages. BUT, I am glad I kept with it! For me this was one of the rare instances where the book got better and better with each turn of the page.
There is no doubt that author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, writes beautifully. In each scene I felt I was there: it’s usually hard for me to wrap my head around a lot of description but she did it with ease.Read More »
I read Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering in June and its the perfect book to pair with a Saturday Nite Jams playlist. Check out my 4 disco ball review here!
Broke up with your own Stephen DeMarco? Or worse, dating a Stephen DeMarco?! (Asking yourself who Stephen DeMarco is? Go read my quick, spoiler free review.) My advice: can him and sing these songs on the top of your lungs and all will be right in the world.Read More »
Published: UK – August 9, 2018 by Doubleday; US – November 13, 2018 by Hogarth Press
Category: Contemporary Fiction It’s also a November Book of the Month choice
What the feature photo is telling us: by the looks of Kobe, he isn’t buying what Maurice is selling…but would you?! That is the question you will ask yourself time and time again reading Boyne’s latest novel A Ladder to the Sky.
Character Henrietta James would call this one crafty and clever. 😉Read More »
Published: June 1, 2018 by Lake Union Publishing
Category: Fiction, Chick-lit
I love music just as much as I love books and every Saturday share my Top 5 Saturday Nite Jams in my Instagram stories. This week’s post I thought I would review my latest book club read: Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson and dedicate my weekly jam list to the book. After my review you can check out which 5 songs I would pick to describe this book.Enjoy!
This darling of a book was exactly what I needed to round out the majority of heavy reads I completed this month. It was simply delightful: filled with a humor and that butterflies in your stomach feeling. If this book was a living thing I would want to hug it(and if you know me, I hate hugs).Read More »