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 »
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 »
This is the Halloween Creatures Book Tag 2.0 as first hosted by Anthony@Keep Reading Forward. Trendy Simple Life and Jen Chaos Reviews both tagged me! Although I am not a huge fan of Halloween (to me its always cold and rainy and I would rather wear sweats), I love getting trick-or-treaters and have all the candy ready for their arrival!
If you make it through my whole post, as a reward I will share a few of my Halloween costumes.Read More »
I am on vacation from August 10 – 19th and can finally check Paris off my bucket list! I am enjoying my time away, but wanted to pop in quickly and share a few photos from my time in Northern Ireland.
Prior to heading out on holiday, I was working in my Belfast office for the week. I packed way too many books, so I decided to take them with me around town and share a few spots I hit up during my stay. I used the hashtag #booksthroughoutbelfast on Instagram to chronicle my week.
Seven days in Belfast and I finished Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, and started An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. I may not get to all the books I packed but they enjoyed traveling throughout Belfast with me. What was not enjoyable was that they definitely weighed down my suitcase – but its what we do for the love of books, right?! Enjoy!
grabbed a coffee at Patisserie Valerie
Just chilling at The Giants Causeway
reading at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
Belfast City Hall
Belfast City Centre
The Fountain (working and missing my pups at home)
View from my office in the Scottish Provident Building
Victoria Square Viewing Gallery
Victoria Square – amongst the Wizard of Oz theme art
Babel Rooftop Bar
Babel’s colorful elevator
my airbnb was super stylish that I had to take a picture of my books there!
Published: August 4, 2018 by Penguide Books
Category: Mystery, Domestic Thriller
Synopsis: On a drizzly August morning, the inhabitants of the hill town of Sanover, Himachal Pradesh, wake up to the shocking news of the murder of the exquisite, secretive, malicious, and thoroughly immoral Devika Singh.
As Superintendent of Police Vishwanath Sharma begins to sift through the hidden secrets of Devika Singh’s life, it becomes evident that everyone who knew her seems to have a clear-cut motive for killing her.Read More »