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It’s finally February!!  I don’t know about you, but January felt about three months long.  Last month was also a very emotionally draining and a rather stress-filled month for me for a good chunk of it, too.  So, I’m really glad it’s behind us, and I’m looking forward to happier days in February! Despite all that, I think I still had a pretty good blogging month, and I also managed to read… Read More

A while back I was nominated by Jade at Drink Coffee and Read Books to do the Unique Blogger Award tag!  Thank you so much for tagging me, Jade!! THE RULES Share the link to the blogger who nominated you. Answer the questions they gave you. Nominate 8-13 other bloggers and pay it forward. Ask them three questions. THE QUESTIONS 1. What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?… Read More

Happy New Year’s Eve!  Today, I wanted to share this quote from Rainbow Rowell’s short story, Midnights.  While I read this quote, it reminded me of the new beginnings that a new year brings.  Life is full of adventure and changes, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. “I’m not going anywhere, Noel’ ‘You are,’ he said, squeezing her.’And it’s okay. Just… I need you to take me with you.”   …… Read More

Hello!  Today, I’m doing the New Year’s Book Tag, which was created by Bookables, but I discovered on Jessie’s blog at Nerdy Book Life.  With there only being a few days left in 2017, I thought it would be the perfect tag to do! Alright, let’s get started: 1. How many books are you planning to read in 2018? Like I said in my 2018 Reading and Blogging Goals post, I’m focusing… Read More

Title: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham Pages: 198 Genres: Fiction, Christmas Published by: Arrow (Nov. 6, 2004) Summary Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on the street without a rooftop Frosty the snowman; they won’t be hosting their… Read More

Hello! I was recently tagged by Taylor @ Taylor Is Reading for the Christmas Party book tag! Thank you so much, Taylor, this looks like SO much fun! Okay, let’s get started: First, Who’s Invited to Your Party? I’m going to have to go with all the wonderful characters from Anne of Green Gables, and Little Women. I love how classic both of these books are, and yet still so relatable. Plus,… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings Me Heartless by Marissa Meyer This book has been on my TBR since it was first released, and yet, I still haven’t gotten it.  I love Alice in Wonderland, so I have a really good feeling about this book!           Check it out on… Read More

Hello everyone! I can hardly believe that Christmas Eve is next week!!  Who’s all ready for Christmas?! 🙋‍♀️ Today it’s another installment of Countdown to Christmas! Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season. This week’s book is Ex-mas by Kate Brian. Two Exes. One holiday adventure. Merry Ex-Mas? Seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith’s parents just left for vacation, and Lila’s all set to throw the holiday… Read More

Hello!  It’s time for another holiday book tag!  I was tagged by Jenn @ Jenniely for the Bookish Naughty List book tag. 😁  So, let’s decide if I deserve to go on the the naughty list this year! Received an ARC and not reviewed it  ✅ Hasn’t everyone done this? 🙈  Especially with things like NetGalley, it’s so easy to receive an ARC, and not get around to reviewing it.  I plan on finishing them… Read More

Hello! It has been snowing so much the past few days.  Where I live, it has been transformed into a winter wonderland.  So, when I came across this little passage from Anne of Green Gables, it reminded me of how magical snow truly can be! Christmas morning broke on a beautiful white world. It had been a very mild December and people had looked forward to a green Christmas; but just enough snow fell softly… Read More