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I Missed Last Month’s Wrap-up! Oh My! June 2020 Monthly Wraps

I Missed Last Month’s Wrap-up! Oh My! June 2020 Monthly Wraps

The last couple of months on I Heart Romance   Hello, lovely Wormies! It’s another month and we have already crossed over half of the year! Unfortunately, the world is still not off lockdown. I live in Los Angeles and it is reported that there is an increase in the number of positive Covid-19 cases! I also work as a nurse consultant in Long-Term care and I am going into my third week of visiting the nursing homes I am assigned to. We are required to get tested for Covid-19  every week. Hopefully, everything will be okay. On a good […]

• Posted July 1, 2020 • 4 Comments

Read a Romance Book: Contemporary Romance Part 1

Read a Romance Book: Contemporary Romance Part 1

A Beginner’s Guide to Romance Novels I started the Read a Romance Book series on this blog as an introduction to the world of romance books. This post will focus mainly on Contemporary Romance and a few sub-genres under this category. This is not an exhaustive list. Edit: I decided to cut this post in half because it was getting too long. Part 2 will be posted later.   OTHER POSTS IN THIS SERIES Historical Romance Click here if you want to skip the about romance intro.   What is a Romance Novel There are many genres and subgenres of a romance novel but […]

• Posted June 22, 2020 • 9 Comments

Read a Romance Book: Historical Romance

Read a Romance Book: Historical Romance

A Beginner’s Guide to Romance Novels I started the Read a Romance Book series on this blog as an introduction to the world of romance books. OTHER POSTS IN THIS SERIES Historical Romance Contemporary Romance Part 1   What is a Romance Novel There are many genres and subgenres of a romance novel but essentially, it is defined as a fictional story with a central love story and an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending. Romance writers and industry experts (based on what I have read in the past and heard romance writers talk in panels) say that if the romance is taken out […]

• Posted May 4, 2020 • 6 Comments

Celebrating My Birthday while Sheltering in Place | Currently Reading 2020 Weeks 13-14

Celebrating My Birthday while Sheltering in Place | Currently Reading 2020 Weeks 13-14

Bookish updates in the last 2 weeks It was my birthday yesterday and we celebrated it at home! It’s not really different than what we normally do, but I would have wanted to go get cake! I was able to get one delivered from The Cheesecake Factory. We also went grocery shopping for the next couple of weeks or so. So we’re good! Oh, did you know that I created an Instagram account for Pierre? This account is managed by me featuring Filipino dishes that he cooked! You can follow him @pyers_kusina!   Again, I am currently having a sucky time […]

• Posted April 6, 2020 • 2 Comments

It’s the End of the World as We Know It… and I don’t Feel Fine | March 2020 Monthly Wraps

It’s the End of the World as We Know It… and I don’t Feel Fine | March 2020 Monthly Wraps

Last month on I Heart Romance & YA   It’s sad and scary times we are in right now, Wormies. I’ve been trying really hard to limit getting on social media or listening to the news but I just can’t seem to avoid anything. Even though I know that this will pass, it is still one of the scariest things that has ever happened this decade – and we are only 3 months in! It’s good that we have technology so we can communicate with people who are in other countries.  I was able to video chat with my fam […]

• Posted April 1, 2020 • 4 Comments

Read a Romance Blog: Captivated Reading

Read a Romance Blog: Captivated Reading

Featuring our favorite romance book bloggers!   Happy Wednesday, Wormies! Welcome to another Read a Romance Blog feature! Today, we’re featuring Christine @ Captivated Reading! Read a Romance Blog series is a feature on this blog showcasing book bloggers that primarily review romance.   About the Romance Blogger I’m Christine. I’m a thirty-something wife, mom, reader, and blogger. I have four amazing, beautiful children (a boy-13, twin girls-10, and another boy-8) and a wonderful husband whom I’ve been married to for sixteen years. I spend a lot of my time homeschooling my children, so that keeps me pretty busy throughout […]

• Posted March 25, 2020 • 4 Comments

Sheltering in Place | Currently Reading 2020 Weeks 11-12

Sheltering in Place | Currently Reading 2020 Weeks 11-12

Bookish updates in the last 2 weeks   Happy Sunday, Wormies. It’s some really crazy times we are having right now. It feels like we are in the movies, you know? To all the first responders and essential workers, we thank you so much for your sacrifice and for what you are doing right now. I hope everyone is doing their part in helping flatten the curve and stopping the spread of the virus. Even though you think that you are not affected or it will not affect you, do your part for the others that are vulnerable. I’ve also […]

• Posted March 22, 2020 • 6 Comments