Book Review: Once Upon a Winter’s Eve (Spindle Cove #1.5) by Tessa Dare

Book Review: Once Upon a Winter’s Eve (Spindle Cove #1.5) by Tessa Dare Rating: 4 Stars Published December 10th 2016 by CreateSpace (first published November 15th 2011)Summary: Some wallflowers bloom at night… A Spindle Cove NovellaViolet Winterbottom is a quiet girl. She speaks six languages, but seldom raises her voice. She endured bitter heartbreak in perfect silence. The gentlemen aren’t beating down her door. Until the night of the Spindle Cove Christmas ball, when a mysterious stranger crashes into the ballroom and collapses at Violet’s feet. His coarse attire and near-criminal good looks would put any sensible young lady on … Continue reading Book Review: Once Upon a Winter’s Eve (Spindle Cove #1.5) by Tessa Dare

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books I Want for Christmas

I found this fun Top 5 Tuesday prompt on Spine Cracker’s Blog, and it’s hosted by Bionic Book Worm. I thought this sounded fun, and I am now following Bionic Book Worm for future prompts for Top 5 Tuesday in 2018. I can’t say I will always participate, but when the topic feels relevant I plan to! The prompt for this Tuesday is “Top 5 Books I Want for Christmas.” Oh boy, I have to narrow it down to just five? ūüėČ 5. Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey SmithI don’t … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books I Want for Christmas

Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner: The Ripped Bodice Holiday Bags

Today, I am so pleased to bring you a guest post by my very good friend, whom we shall call Peekaboo. This is the Newsies nickname I gave her back the in the days that I wrote Newsies fanfiction. (Yes, friends, this was a thing. Glory in it, for it is good.) Anyhoo, Peekaboo will be doing a guest post for me on the third Tuesday of each month (a date which we picked totally at random, because why not?) and I hope you enjoy her as much as I do! ¬†Peekaboo’s Corner Hey book worms! Peekaboo here, your radical … Continue reading Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner: The Ripped Bodice Holiday Bags

Book Review: Not Just For Christmas by Annabelle Jacobs

Because it’s only a week until Christmas, and I am on a Christmas themed books kick, you can expect to see some frenzied Christmas themed book postings here in the coming week, haha. ūüôā Hopefully I’ll have a guest post for you tomorrow as well! Stay tuned! Book Review: Not Just For Christmas by Annabelle Jacobs Rating: 4 Stars Published November 28th 2017 Summary: Ben has Christmas, cats, and mistletoe on his side‚Ķ. Jason doesn‚Äôt stand a chance For Ben Slater, moving back to Bristol means being closer to his family, living with his best mate, and volunteering at the … Continue reading Book Review: Not Just For Christmas by Annabelle Jacobs

(Linked) Review: Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn MarshMy rating: 1 of 5 stars DNF’d at 84 pages in, after the healer heals the scratch on her arm (that is totally fine and healing normally on its own) but then does nothing after she ALMOST DIES IN A FREAKING BONFIRE BUT SOMEHOW EMERGES TOTALLY FINE, even after lengthy descriptions of how painful it is and, I quote: “Sparks fly as we roll into the heart of the blaze. We land on top of each other, and as the Shade burns, so do I. Pain consumes me as my flesh sizzles, searing … Continue reading (Linked) Review: Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Down the TBR Hole #2

I actually spent a fair amount of time this past week going through my Goodreads To-Read shelf and removing books I’m no longer interested in reading. To be honest, I think a lot of them I added because I was entering a giveaway. Others I was on a major kick about space operas, or mermaids, or krakens, or Christmas romance, or memoirs, or… whatever other random obsession to read about popped into my mind, haha. ¬†Anyhoo, Before we begin today, my Goodreads Want To Read shelf is sitting at 1,836 books. I’m sorting them on date added (ascending) and since … Continue reading Down the TBR Hole #2