{WWW Wednesday} 12-5-18

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

 

 

what i recently finished reading

   

I usually love Sarah Morgan‘s holiday books, and I did really enjoy this one, minus one of the sisters, who got on my last nerve.

My first Kate Moretti book, and I loved it! It was a perfect book for audio – I’m going to request the rest of her books on audio now.

 

 what i’m currently reading

      

I’m ashamed that both of these books have been on my TBR this long! My last unread Amy Harmon book, and I’m loving it.

I finally got my audio hold for The Hate U Give, and it’s really good, as everyone said it would be!

 

what i have recently added to my tbr

I loved this author’s last book, The One That Got Away, and have been anxiously waiting for her write a new book. We finally got a cover, and I love it!

 

WHAT SUNNIE READ

 

 

 

Reading anything good this week?

{Top Ten Tuesday} Cozy Winter Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being featured on That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Cozy/Wintry Reads.

I love to curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book. That’s how I survive the long Ohio winters. 😀 Here are a few of my favorites that I think are perfect cozy reads.

 

The Simple Wild – This is going to top my favorites list of 2018. It’s the best romance I read this year, and is a perfect cozy read to get lost in. I loved everything about this book.

Winter Garden – This is one of my favorite Kristin Hannah books and perfect for this time of year.

Landline – I remember devouring this book in a day, I loved it so much.

Snow-Kissed – This is a novella that was such a wonderful surprise to me (thanks, Rachel!). I loved it so much. And because it’s a novella, it’s a quick read!

The Look of Love – Sarah Jio is always an auto-buy author for me, and most of her books are perfect for this time of year.

Snow Angel Cove – I love reading this author’s Christmas-themed books.

The Bird and the Sword– I don’t read a lot of fantasy, but if you’re looking for a book in this genre – this is the one you want to read!

Moonlight Over Manhattan – Another author who’s books I love to read around the holidays. This is one of my favorites.

Last Christmas in Paris – I read this book on a whim last year and absolutely loved it!

Beartown – This is not a fast-paced read at all – but it is perfect for when you want to curl up and get lost in a book. This is another favorite of 2018 that I will recommend to everyone.

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?

 

 

{TBB Asks} December – Holiday Edition

I love these TBB Asks surveys.

  1. Candy Canes? No. Unless it’s peppermint bark or made into a cookie, I’m not a fan. I won’t just eat a candy cane for fun.
  2. Christmas morning early riser or sleep in? Early riser always. My 8-year-old daughter will have me up before 6:00, which is the case most mornings anyway.
  3. Did you shop on Black Friday?  No. I usually avoid it. I hate the crowds and standing in line for anything. I did stop at Target on Thursday night and couldn’t believe how crazy busy they were. I got what I needed and got the hell outta there quickly.
  4. Christmas tree up in November?  Yes. We usually put it up the weekend before Thanksgiving.
  5. Do you get holiday ideas from Pinterest? Almost every Elf on the Shelf idea I get is from Pinterest.
  6. Christmas Glam or Ugly Sweater? Neither. I go for comfortable.
  7. Stocking Stuffers: Wrapped or Unwrapped? Wrapped. While Sunnie is still little, I wrap every little thing. But as she gets older that may change.
  8. Traditional or Modern Christmas Songs? I love it all, but I can only handle it from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas day – any other time of year it’s a big no. One of my favorites is Michael Buble’s Christmas album.
  9. Fruitcake? I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had one, and based on how most people feel about it, I don’t want one, either.
  10. Is your Christmas shopping finished? I just ordered some more gifts this morning and plan to do the rest of my shopping this weekend. I’ve got the majority of it done.
  11. Is there snow in December where you live? Sometimes. I’m in Ohio, and the weather is never the same from year to year. Last year we did have snow (the only days I like snow is on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). I think the few years before that it was unseasonably warm over Christmas.
  12. Classic Show: A Charlie Brown Christmas or Rudolph? Charlie Brown all the way. We love Charlie Brown in our house, in fact, Sunnie named one of our cats Charlie Brown. 🙂

{WWW Wednesday} 11-28-18

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

 

 

what i recently finished reading

  

I downloaded the audio version of This Is How It Always Is, because I was seeing it a lot on social media recently and all of the rave reviews piqued my interest. It was so good – I didn’t want to stop listening!

Katherine Center has become one of my new favorite authors. I loved Things You Save in a Fire.

 

 what i’m currently reading

     

I will admit that I almost gave up on The Christmas Sisters. I usually love Sarah Morgan’s Christmas-themed books, but one of the sisters is driving me crazy (Beth) and it was enough for me to stop reading. But things started getting better so I stuck it out, and now I’m enjoying it, although I’m still annoyed with Beth most of the time.

I’m listening to In Her Bones, and I’m liking it so far.

 

what i have recently added to my tbr

I’ve been really picky about romance reads lately. I can’t do cheesy, and almost every romance book I pick up lately feels cheesy. I’m really hoping this is a good one. I have really enjoyed this author’s books in the past.

 

WHAT SUNNIE READ

 

Sunnie was a busy little reader this week. I love her variety – she loves to read just about anything.

 

 

Reading anything good this week?

{WWW Wednesday} 11-21-18

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

 

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

what i recently finished reading

  

I really enjoyed the audio version of In a Cottage in a Wood. It had a perfect creepy vibe.

One Day in December is getting all the hype right now. I don’t know if that’s part of the reason I didn’t love it, but something didn’t click with me. It always seems like I feel the opposite of everyone else when it comes to hyped books. I did really enjoy it, though, just didn’t love it like everyone else seems to. I’d still recommend it – definitely a great read for this time of year.

 

 what i’m currently reading

      

I started listening to This Is How It Always Is, and I’m enjoying it so far.

I loved Katherine Center‘s last book, and so far this one is just as good!

 

what i have recently added to my tbr

I was sent this book via email from the publisher and thought it sounded really good. Then one of my book friends read it and confirmed how good it is, so I’m really looking forward to reading it!

 

WHAT SUNNIE READ

 

This is a longer book, and Sunnie is still plugging away at it – over halfway done. She says it’s really good. 🙂

 

 

Reading anything good this week?