Wow, another year flew by. This year my reading pace slowed a bit, but for good reason: my husband and I welcomed Saturday Nite Reader, Jr. in July!
In order to keep up with all the new releases I did up my audiobook game. Now that I am back to work I am using my commute time to pick up a book; they certainly make commuting more enjoyable. head in a book = leave me alone ;)
Since November 21st, 2018:
Wrote 51 blog posts
Read 64 books (13 posted reviews were rated 5 disco balls, there were a few more 5 star gems from my reading past but I’m a tad behind on review posts…oops.)
Gained 193 new WordPress followers with 2,779 followers overall (I love each and every one of you!)
4,609 people have visited Saturday Nite Reader at some point through-out 2019 (WOW!)
visit my Goodreads profile to see my ratings/read my reviews
Although life has changed a bit, I still enjoy putting together – what I aim to be – quick, witty and funny reviews. Thank you for stopping by and hopefully you have enjoyed what you’ve seen thus far. XO, Nikki
I can’t believe its been just over 3 months since I last posted a review. Saturday Nite Reader Juniorand I have had a lot of couch time that included more TV than reading – oops – BUT, I did manage to finish 1 physical book and 12 audiobooks. Audiobooks were my jam…and yes, I count them as books “read.”
Here is a peak as to what reviews I will be posting soon:Read More »
If you couldn’t already tell, I love music just as much as I love books. It’s even better when both are paired together! Finding a soundtrack to a book is super exciting, and creating one is even better. So when I learned about author, Lauren Speeth, and the role music played in writing her novel Thread for Pearls, I knew I had to highlight her work on Saturday Nite Reader.
Speeth will also make a guest appearance on Saturday Nite Reader‘s Instagram stories with her own Top 5 Saturday Nite Jams edition.
Check out Speeth’s article: Spinning a Story with a Soundtrack to learn about her music inspired writing journey. [click Read More below]Read More »
“When my mother wanted to teach me a lesson about life,’ said Luca Dotti, ‘she never used stories about her career. She always told stories about the war. The war was very, very important to her. It made her who she was.” ― Robert Matzen, Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II
Published: April 15, 2019 by GoodKnight Books
Category: Nonfiction, WWII, History
I love all things Audrey Hepburn so when Smith Publicity offered to send me an advanced reader’s copy of Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II I couldn’t respond YES fast enough! Read More »
“A real choice doesn’t have conditions. A real choice is free.” ― Etaf Rum, A Woman Is No Man
5 disco balls
Published: March 5, 2019 by Harper
Category: Contemporary Fiction
Strongest prologue I’ve ever read and brilliantly done ending. (If that’s all you read of this review, I’m good with it. Run, don’t walk to get a copy of this book!) I was left holding my breathe after turning that last page; when I finally caught my breathe I noticed the goosebumps on my arm.
This book was intricately plotted and smartly written. I wanted to make sure I was using ‘intricately’ correctly and googled it – how many of you do that?! – and saw the previous sentence as an example. It perfectly stated how I felt about this book so thanks Cambridge English Dictionary!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.
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!)
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 »