Monthly Wraps: December 2015

Monthly Wraps: December 2015

  Last month’s deets on I Heart Romance & YA I know I’m a little late in posting my December wrap-up post but I actually wrote a lot of posts and did a couple of surveys towards the end of the year so…  I know, excuses.  But I’m glad that I finally caved in and wrote this post. READING CHALLENGE STATS GoodReads Reading Challenge – 106/100* Review Challenge – 48/100 –  I know I’ve been really bad about writing reviews so this will be one of my goals this year. Historical Romance Challenge – 41/48 – almost made it!  I’ve […]

• Posted January 4, 2016 • 3 Comments

6th Annual End Of Year Survey – 2015 Edition

6th Annual End Of Year Survey – 2015 Edition

Hosted by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner Number Of Books You Read:  103 Number of Re-Reads: 11 Genre You Read The Most From: Surprisingly it is Young Adult!  I say that is a surprise because last year, I mostly read Historical Romance. 1. Best Book You Read In 2015? How can you make me choose?!  So, I will pick top 3 instead Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost Winter by Marissa Meyer 2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children […]

• Posted January 3, 2016 • 0 Comments

Statistics Survey 2015

Statistics Survey 2015

hosted by Brittany @ The Book Addicts Guide & Andi @ Andi’s ABCs Number of books read…   Under 250 pages (not including novellas): 11 Between 400-449 pages: 18 Between 450-499 pages: 6 Over 500 pages: 3 Over 1000 pages:  none, thank God!  I think those tomes are more daunting to me and I don’t think I have the guts to pick it up! Number of… Audiobooks: 60 Re-reads: 11 DNFs (did not finish): 13 (41 on hold) I know I’m really so bad at picking a book back up when I’ve abandoned them. Number of books rated… Five Stars: 20 One/Two Stars: 18 Number of authors met […]

• Posted January 1, 2016 • 4 Comments

Write On Review-a-Thon: December Wrap-Up

Write On Review-a-Thon: December Wrap-Up

hosted by Book Bumblings The Write On Review-a-Thon is a challenge hosted by Book Bumblings. From Friday through Sunday, we all band together and write as many reviews as possible. It’s a weekend for you to either catch up on reviews or get ahead on upcoming ones. It doesn’t matter if you write one review or 10 – if you write a review, you’re in. Join this month’s challenge here. Let’s take a look at my review progress!  December was a busy month for me, and for others as well because of the holidays, plus hubby was home for a […]

• Posted December 31, 2015 • 0 Comments

One Eyed Dukes are Wild by Megan Frampton | Book Review + Giveaway

One Eyed Dukes are Wild by Megan Frampton | Book Review + Giveaway

I received this book for free from the Publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   EXCERPT 1844 A London ballroom Too many people, too much noise Lasham took too big a swallow of his wine, knowing his headache would only be exacerbated by the alcohol, but unwilling to forgo the possibility that perhaps, for just a few minutes, his perception would be muffled, blurred a little around the edges. So that he wouldn’t be in a state of constant keen awareness that […]

• Posted December 30, 2015 • 10 Comments

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff | Book & Audiobook Review

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff | Book & Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Review At a Glance. I have to really honest about this book, Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and admit that it took me a while to finish reading it.  And as much as I loved it, and was blown away by it, I still had a hard time getting into the book.  In fact, this is the first book that I read in this format because I thought, hey, I wouldn’t be interested in reading a book in email or chat form. What makes the book […]

• Posted December 29, 2015 • 7 Comments

All I Want for Christmas is a Duke Anthology | Book Review + Giveaway

All I Want for Christmas is a Duke Anthology | Book Review + Giveaway

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Review At a Glance. All I Want for Christmas is a Duke is an anthology written by 4 historical romance authors: Valerie Bowman, Tiffany Clare, Vivienne Lorret, and Ashlyn Macnamara.  It also features four heartwarming Christmas stories perfect for the Holidays. Is it a series? Because it is an anthology, it follows a theme: there is a […]

• Posted December 28, 2015 • 3 Comments