Reading and tea, my favorite evening pastime! 🤓☕️📚
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! No family gathering for me this year, just a quiet day at home. Getting some reading time in with Christina Lauren, then will watch Bridgerton on Netflix. It‘s a very bookish holiday this year. Stay safe, everyone!
This book taking place in the world of telenovelas was an enjoyable read and I liked the romance, culture, families, and Spanish sprinkled throughout. I was underwhelmed with the parts where they were shooting scenes, though it was educational. I had no idea what an intimacy coordinator was and googled it, and yes, it‘s a real job. The more you know! ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I devoured this book in one day. It features some of my favorite tropes, enemies to lovers and marriage of convenience, plus a cast of incredible women and a swoon-worthy hero.
I never thought I‘d find the making of pottery and pottery glaze interesting, but the way Caroline Linden writes about it had me eagerly turning the page. She‘s fast becoming one of my auto-buy authors.
This is the first book I‘ve read by Grady Hendrix and I‘m impressed because very rarely do I enjoy a story when I don‘t like the majority of the characters. There‘s humor and horror here, and an amoral vampire who‘s a predator and definitely not a romantic hero. As bad as he is, what‘s worse is the sexism and racism that run rampant throughout and at times had me wondering who the real monsters were.
I have a serious book hangover after finishing this beautiful story about a group of people from various backgrounds who come together through their shared love of Jane Austen. This is a character driven story that delves into the lives of each person, which drew me in and made me care deeply about them. Austenites and bookworms will totally relate to the love of the author, her work, and reading. Highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I love this world Naomi Novik created, a Rumpelstiltskin and Hades/Persephone retelling set in a cold, wintry Russian landscape. The only complaint I have concerns the jumping back and forth between multiple POV in each chapter, and it‘s somewhat jarring when new voices are introduced halfway through the book. It didn‘t take away any enjoyment, however, and I was fully engaged and couldn‘t put the book down.
My January #bookofthemonth pick, and what a ride! Spooky, atmospheric, and twisty, a fast read I got engrossed in because I constantly needed to know what would happen next. I‘m not a huge fan of alternating timelines, but it worked here. Also, as an eighties kid, thumbs up to the author for getting that vibe right.
This collectors edition was also a gift, now displayed on the bookshelf. The covers are beautiful!
Listened to the audiobook and loved it! I‘m an eighties kid and was a huge Wham! fan back in the day, and this brings back so many memories. It‘s not a dirty laundry tell all, but rather a collection of memories and insights into a lifelong friendship, pop stardom, and the music business. Andrew Ridgeley narrates, and he‘s a great storyteller with a self deprecating sense of humor. Very enjoyable and a lovely tribute to George.
This is an idea I got from Instagram, purchased a cart for TBR and overflow. These books were previously in boxes, now they look so preeeetty! 🙂📚
3.5 stars. Enjoyable, but the heroine annoyed me. She completely misunderstood the hero when she first met him, when it‘s obvious to everyone he‘s a decent guy, and she does some dumb things that make made me cringe. Otherwise, a cute, humorous read with a fabulous cast of supporting characters. The Book Loft in Columbus is featured, which gets a big thumbs up from me. Love that store!
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