‘Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries | Book Review

‘Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries | Book Review

This is the second time that I read this story and I am amazed at how touched I still am with it.  In fact, certain parts of the book have brought me to tears.  Normally, I am not a fan of reading about children in the books that I read but the presence of the child actually enhances the story and I think Lord Devonmont would not find his redemption without the child. This story was the right choice to release in hardbound last year.  The story is typical Sabrina Jeffries style with lots of emotion and family angst, with […]

• Posted November 17, 2013 • 2 Comments

In Love with a Wicked Man by Liz Carlyle | Book Review

In Love with a Wicked Man by Liz Carlyle | Book Review

I was really excited to read Liz Carlyle’s newest historical romance, In Love with a Wicked Man.  Although I love the premise of the story, I thought some of it was a little bit too fast paced for me. Basically, the story is about redemption with a little bit of amnesia added in the mix.  The heroine first meets the hero, Lord Edward Quartermaine when he falls off his horse trying to avoid her horse resulting in a temporary amnesia.  Because Kate felt guilty about the situation, she takes in the man and nurses him back to health.  Well, sort of, since […]

• Posted November 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

Pleasuring the Lady by Jess Michaels | Book Review + Interview

Pleasuring the Lady by Jess Michaels | Book Review + Interview

MY THOUGHTS Pleasuring the Lady is the second book in the Pleasure Wars Series.  We met Lady Portia in Taken by the Duke (my review) and Miles Weatherfield in An Introduction to Pleasure (Goodreads).  Initially, I thought Portia and Liam would pair off but it was not to be.  I was a little bit disappointed but after reading Pleasuring the Lady and reading how Miles and Portia fell in love, I changed my mind. I know now that Portia and Liam would not be a good match. The story starts after Ava has married Christian with Liam not talking to […]

• Posted November 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

Everbound by Brodi Ashton | Book Review

Everbound by Brodi Ashton | Book Review

 “The unexpected twist in the end made it an amazing read” Everbound is the second book of the Everneath series by Brodi Ashton.  This book is not a stand alone and it basically will not make any sense to you if you skip reading the first book, Everneath.  Read my Everneath review here which I basically did not give a lot of hearts for.   Because I wasn’t to happy about the first book, I had been dragging about reading the sequel.  In fact, I had borrowed it a few months ago from the library and ended up not reading […]

• Posted October 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

How many of these books have I read?  I have read 10/100

How many of these books have I read? I have read 10/100

Apparently the BBC reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.  In 2009, I did this little survey and I have only read 9.  Let’s see if this has changed 4 years later.   Instructions 1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. 2) Add a ‘+’ to the ones you LOVE. 3) Star (*) those you plan on reading. 4) Tally your total at the bottom. 5) Put in a note with your total in the subject 1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen  (I have this book […]

• Posted September 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones | Movie Review

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones | Movie Review

MY THOUGHTS Warning: This review may contain spoilers It has been a couple of weeks since I saw the movie version of City of Bones and despite what others have said, I found it very underwhelming.  True, I never expected the whole movie to follow the book scene by scene but come on!  It was definitely NOT the City of Bones that I read prior to the movie.  To quote the hubby, “We should not have read the book in the first place.”  Yes.  Both of us read it.  Mind you, hubby does not read a lot of YA but I […]

• Posted September 9, 2013 • 5 Comments

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Book Review

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Book Review

I started reading this book because I knew I wanted to read it before seeing the movie (and I did the right thing!  More about the movie in different post). This book was a slow start for me.  In fact, I had to force myself to finish reading it in time for the movie.  It wasn’t that I did not enjoy it, I did but the first few chapters did not catch my interest at all.  I remember starting to read this a few years back but I couldn’t push through. That being said, once I got into the story, […]

• Posted September 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday: Things that make being a Book Blogger Easier

Top Ten Tuesday: Things that make being a Book Blogger Easier

Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish   I’m back after a short absence of not joining this meme despite the awesome topics the past few weeks because I had, for lack of a better word, exhausted.  Oh, I still read and did an occasional review but not as much as I would have liked.  Anyway, this week we are talking about Things that make being a book blogger easier. I’ve been blogging since 2007, with a few off years in between, and my blogs range from personal to niche based like photography, digital scrapbooking, and a book review blog.  Through […]

• Posted August 19, 2013 • 0 Comments