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Hey everyone! I know I’m a few days late, but today I’m going to be sharing some of the books I’m hoping to read this month!  Last month, I didn’t finish as many books as I would have hoped, so I have some pretty high hopes for February.  I don’t always set monthly TBR’s, but I’ve decided to try it out for a while and see how it goes. 🙂

Hello! It’s time for one final Blogmas Book Quote in 2018. Today’s quote comes from the poem Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred Lord Tennyson, which is found in A Vintage Christmas. I love how this quote really captures how so many of us are feeling on December 31st! “Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out… Read More

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas (if you celebrate; if not, I hope you’ve been having a wonderful week)!  My holiday was absolutely lovely, filled with family, food, fun, and memories. 🎄  Last week, I received my package from my TBTB Secret Santa!  It turns out, my Secret Santa was Andi @ Andi’s ABCs, and oh my goodness, did she spoil me so!! 💕  Today I’ll be sharing… Read More

Hey everyone! Today I’m teaming up with JustRead Tours and Gilead Publishing for the blog tour to celebrate the recent release of Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols. I’ll be sharing my thoughts about the book as well as how you can win a copy! Here we go: Title: Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols Pages: 240 Genres: Fiction, Inspirational, Christmas Published by: Gilead Publishing (Oct. 20th, 2018) Summary The sounds of Christmases past echo… Read More

Hello everyone!  I am so excited for the books I plan on reading this month! Christmas is my favorite time of year, and so December is going to be filled with holiday-themed reads.  I’ve also decided to participate in the ‘TisTheSeasonAthon – which starts today, December 3rd, and runs through the 9th – and the ClassicsAThon, which runs through the entire month of December.  Because everything was starting all around the same time,… Read More

Countdown to Christmas is back!  If you’re new(ish) to my blog, Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season.  This is the third year I’ve been doing this, and it’s now time to share my first pick for the 2018 holiday season! To start things off, my first pick for 2018 is Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. Imagine a year without… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: TOP TEN BOOKS TO READ FOR HALLOWEEN Tomorrow is Halloween!  In honor of that, I’m going to be sharing ten of my favorite books that I think are perfect to read for Halloween.  I like the books that I read in October to be atmospheric, festive, and mysterious, and all ten of the books… Read More

Okay, so last week I shared with you all my TBR for the Spookathon.  Well, now that the readathon is over, and I’ve moved onto Sbooktober, I thought I’d share how this readathon turned out for me!

Waiting on Wednesday/Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature, started by Breaking the Spine and continued by Wishful Endings, that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases!  This week’s pick is: Two Can Keep a Secret RELEASING JANUARY 8TH, 2019 Synopsis The New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus, is back with an all-new, page-turning mystery perfect for fans of Riverdale! Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery’s never been there, but she’s… Read More

Title: Sunrise Cabin by Stacey Donovan Pages: 346 Genres: Romance, Contemporary Published by: Hallmark Publishing (Sept. 16th, 2018) Summary Two very different people… One very special place. Dylan’s an overworked investment banker. Paige is a free-spirited first-grade teacher. From the first time they meet, these two opposites attract. Meanwhile, the cabin Paige is renting has gone up for sale. She loves living there, and she just might be able to buy it—if she finally achieves her dream… Read More