Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in ,

Book Mail: Have You Seen Me?

I was very lucky to receive this in the mail the other day!!! I can't wait to read this book. It comes out on April 28, 2020!! Be sure to keep an eye out for it!!! I will write a review after I am done!!


 You have read 18 of 16 books in 2019
Participants4,431,267
Books Pledged285,462,603
Avg. Books Pledged64
Time Left1 day, 11 hours

YOUR 2019 BOOKS
  • The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street by Karen   White
  • Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison
  • Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  • Pretty Revenge by Emily Liebert
  • The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine
  • When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
  • Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle
  • Silent Night by Danielle Steel
  • The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland
  • The Better Sister by Alafair Burke
  • Behind the Glass by Kristen Morgen
  • Mom's Perfect Boyfriend by Crystal Hemmingway
  • You, Me, and the Sea by Meg Donohue
  • Her by Britney King
  • The Chef by James Patterson
  • The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger
  • What Doesn't Kill Her by Christina Dodd
  • Layover by David      Bell
Monday, December 30, 2019

Fire HD 10 tablet with Alexa and case

I love love my Fire 7 tablet. I have had it for about 9 years. However, it's not holding a charge anymore and the charger is messed up. 

My dad gave me some money for Christmas and I decided to get me a new Fire tablet and case. So I got me this one. The sucker is HUGE and LONG!! hahaha   Can't wait to read my books on the tablet

The case can be used as a wallet, but I am not going to do that. 





This was the 1st book I have read by this author and won't be the last!! Couldn't put it down!!!  I LOVED IT!!! I hate cliffhangers lol. Hope there's another book soon!! 


I gave it a  5\5
Friday, December 27, 2019 in

Book Partner: The Wife Stalker

I was very lucky to receive this in the mail the other day!!! I can't wait to read this book. It comes out on May 28, 2020!! Be sure to keep an eye out for it!!! I will write a review after I am done!!




Breezing into the tony seaside paradise of Westport, Connecticut, gorgeous thirtysomething Piper Reynard sets down roots, opening a rehab and wellness space and joining a local yacht club. When she meets Leo Drakos, a handsome, successful lawyer, the wedding ring on his finger is the only thing she doesn’t like about him. Yet as Piper well knows, no marriage is permanent.

Meanwhile, Joanna has been waiting patiently for Leo, the charismatic man she fell in love with all those years ago, to re-emerge from the severe depression that has engulfed him. Though she’s thankful when Leo returns to his charming, energetic self, paying attention again to Evie and Stelli, the children they both love beyond measure, Joanna is shocked to discover that it’s not her loving support that’s sparked his renewed happiness—it’s something else.

Piper. Leo has fallen head over heels for the flaky, New Age-y newcomer, and unrepentant and resolute, he’s more than willing to leave her behind, along with everything they’ve built. Of course, he assures her, she can still see the children.

Joanna is devastated—and determined to find something, anything, to use against this woman who has stolen her life and her true love. As she digs deeper into Piper’s past, Joanna begins to unearth disturbing secrets...but when she confides to her therapist that she fears for the lives of her ex-husband and children, her concerns are dismissed as paranoia. Can she find the proof she needs in time to save them?
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Thursday, December 26, 2019

A cool Christmas gift

My mom and bonus dad gave me this for Christmas!!!! It's so cute!!!!




Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

                   Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from my family to yours🎄

Thursday, December 19, 2019 in

December book club pick:

Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more.

Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile—a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling.

From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.
 
Monday, December 16, 2019 in

I LOVE Christmas!!!

I love everything about Christmas. The lights, decorations, being with loved ones. I also love Hallmark movies and Christmas books. I have only read one Christmas book this December. So, I went to the library this weekend and got a Christmas book:

Melanie Trenholm should be anticipating Christmas with nothing but joy—after all, it’s only the second Christmas she and her husband, Jack, will celebrate with their twin toddlers. But the ongoing excavation of the centuries-old cistern in the garden of her historic Tradd Street home has been a huge millstone, both financially and aesthetically. Local students are thrilled by the possibility of unearthing more Colonial-era artifacts at the cistern, but Melanie is concerned by the ghosts connected to it that have suddenly invaded her life and her house—and at least one of them is definitely not filled with holiday cheer....

And these relics aren’t the only precious artifacts for which people are searching. A past adversary is convinced there is a long-lost Revolutionary War treasure buried somewhere on the property Melanie inherited—untold riches rumored to have been brought over from France by the Marquis de Lafayette himself and intended to help the Colonial war effort. It’s a treasure literally fit for a king, and there have been whispers throughout history that many have already killed—and died—for it. And now someone will stop at nothing to possess it—even if it means destroying everything Melanie and Jack hold dear.



What are some of your favorite Christmas books?
 Read for book club:
It was very inserting to read and very juicy too. This wasn't a book I would've picked it for myself.

It was my 1st book by this author and I really liked it!! However, I think this is a series and I haven't read any of the others. I will be sure to read more from her 




Monday, November 11, 2019

Veterans Day


Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in

October-Book Club picked

The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion—and, finally, the secret truth about the man who holds the key—from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef’s former #1 girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door
A spontaneous decision at age twenty-one transformed small-town Oregon girl Holly Sue Cullen into Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner’s #1 girlfriend. But like Alice’s journey into Wonderland, after Holly plunged down the rabbit hole, what seemed like a fairytale life inside the Playboy Mansion—including A-list celebrity parties and her own #1-rated television show for four years—quickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and battles with ambitious, backstabbing bunnies. Life inside the notorious Mansion wasn’t a dream at all—and quickly became her nightmare. After losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide.
But instead of ending her life, Holly chose to take charge of it.
In this shockingly candid and surprisingly moving memoir, this thoughtful and introspective woman opens up about life inside the Mansion, the drugs, the sex, the abuse, the infamous parties, and her real behind-the-scenes life with Bridget, Kendra, and, of course, Mr. Playboy himself.
With great courage, Holly shares the details of her subsequent troubled relationship, landing her own successful television series, and the hard work of healing, including her turn on Dancing with the Stars. A cautionary tale and a celebration of personal empowerment, Down the Rabbit Hole reminds us of the importance of fighting for our dreams—and finding the life we deserve.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in

Cover reveal-Jasmin Miller

             Cover reveal for Jasmin Miller on her new book: THE HUSBAND CHECKLIST 
It comes out on November 7th. Go pre-order it NOW!!!!!
                         

THE HUSBAND CHECKLIST
There are moments when you think life is going one way and a major curveball sends you the complete opposite direction. That’s me, standing in the rain, wondering how things went so terribly wrong. 
What do I need? To hide at my brother’s house to lick my wounds.
What do I get? My brother’s roommate, sexy-as-sin best friend, Carter Kennedy.
The cute, adventurous boy who was my teenage crush. The inspiring, irresistible man who will never be mine. 
But then things get complicated with fun-filled days and pleasure-filled nights. 
If Carter wasn’t the most commitment-phobic person I know, I could consider the cliché of dating my brother’s best friend. But he will never fit the husband checklist I made to find the man who will be my world, and I’m not willing to compromise on that. 

At least, that's the plan.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in ,

September book club picked:

The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century.
From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior-such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce-no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from “junk day” on Saturdays, when the children of Francie’s neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Smith has created a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as deeply resonant moments of universal experience. Here is an American classic that "cuts right to the heart of life," hails the New York Times. "If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, you will deny yourself a rich experience."
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in ,

Book Review: Pretty Revenge

 I read this for my book club. It was really good. It was like a good Lifetime movie! A twisted thriller that shows just how far someone will go to get Revenge. Can't wait to read more from this author


Oh one more thing, when we had a facetime chat with the author herself at our book club\dinner a week ago. She was very nice and so sweet!!!  It's because of this post that I did on my Instagram 


I gave this book a 4\5

I LOVE LOVE Friends the TV show. I watched it when it was out on tv and on Netflix and re-runs. I got this in the mail the other day and I was SOOOOOOO excited!!! I have already started reading this book, can't wait to read more!!! 




Comes out 9\17

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Friends, published for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the show’s premiere, including brand-new interviews with the series creators

In September 1994, six friends sat down in their favorite coffee shop and began bantering. A quarter of a century later, new fans are still finding their way into the lives of Rachel, Ross, Joey, Chandler, Monica, and Phoebe, and thanks to a combination of talented creators, its intimate understanding of its youthful audience, and its reign during network television’s last moment of dominance, Friends has become the most influential and beloved show of its era.

Noted pop culture historian Saul Austerlitz is here to tell us how it happened. Utilizing exclusive interviews with creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman, executive producer Kevin Bright, director James Burrows, and many other producers, writers, and cast members, Generation Friends tells the story of Friends’ creation, its remarkable decade-long run, and its astonishing Netflix-fueled afterlife. Readers will learn how the show was developed and cast, written and filmed. They’ll be reminded of episodes like the one about the trivia contest, the prom video, and the London trip. And, of course, the saga of Ross and Rachel. They’ll also discover surprising details—that Monica and Joey were the show’s original romantic couple, how Danielle Steel probably saved Jennifer Aniston’s career, and why Friends is still so popular that if it was a new show, its over-the-air broadcast reruns would be the ninth-highest-rated program on TV. 

The show that defined the 1990s remains wildly popular today and has a legacy that has endured beyond wildest expectations. And in this hilarious, informative, and entertaining book, readers will now understand why.



“A treat for Friends fans, from OG Must See TV viewers to the new generation of streamers, full of insights into what made a quintessential ’90s phenomenon into a lasting, international classic for the ages. You’ll get your share of juicy behind-the-scenes tidbits, from vicious writers’-room debates about Rachel and Joey’s romance to the time the producers almost moved the setting to Minneapolis (seriously). But you’ll also get a hit of nostalgia for a time when an entire nation hung on the fate of Ross and Rachel, and plenty of smart analysis of why Friends was the right show at the right time … and also continues to be the right show at an entirely different time.”
—Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of Seinfeldia

Friday, August 23, 2019 in

Book Club August book


Kerrie O’Malley, jobless and in an unfulfilling relationship, can isolate the singular moment in her life when things veered off course—the night she was irrevocably wronged by someone she looked up to. Eighteen years later, when Kerrie sees the very woman who destroyed her life on television, a fire ignites inside her. The stakes are high. The risks are perilous. But she’ll stop at nothing to achieve the retribution she deserves.

Jordana Pierson is a gilded New Yorker who appears to have it all: wealth, glamour, a successful and handsome husband, and a thriving wedding concierge business. Her record is spotless. Her business is flourishing. No one knows the truth about her and the dark shadows of her past.

No one, that is, except Kerrie.

Exploring just how far someone will go for vengeance, Pretty Revenge is a riveting, compulsively readable novel bursting with twists and turns and plenty of suspense
Monday, August 19, 2019 in ,

Book Review: The Layover



I listened to this on Audible and it was just ok, It was very very slow. I really don't know what else to say about this book


Monday, August 19, 2019 in

Where'd You Go, Bernadette


Yesterday(Sunday) I saw this movie. It was good/cute. I kinda want to get the book to see which one was better. Have y’all seen the movie yet? What did y’all think? Have y’all read the book? What did y’all think?
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in

Happy Pub Day

Happy Pub Day to Lauren North.............out TODAY!!

A disturbing and shocking debut novel of psychological suspense about a recently widowed mother, her young son, and the lengths she'll go to in order to keep him safe.

When Tess Clarke wakes up in the hospital the day after her son Jamie's eighth birthday, she's sure of these things: She's been stabbed, her son is missing, her brother-in-law and her grief counselor are involved. But no one is listening to her. 

After her husband, Mark, died suddenly in a terrible accident a few months earlier, the only thing keeping Tess together is Jamie. As they struggle to make sense of their new life without Mark, they find joy in brief moments of normalcy like walking to school and watching television together. Life is hard without Mark, but Tess has Jamie, and that's what matters.

But there in the hospital, confused and surrounded by people who won't listen, Tess’s world falls apart. To save her son, she must piece together what happened between Mark's death and Jamie's birthday, but the truth might just be too much for her to bear.
This book was funny, page-turning. Just a fun book to read!!


I give this book a 4\5

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in

Happy Pub Day

Happy Pub Day to Jasmin Miller on her new book: One Short Summer!! You can get it on Amazon

 A sweet, flirty, and heartfelt romance with two roommates that spend one enthralling summer together.

After her car accident, Monica believes her dance career is over, despite the positive outlook everyone else has. Instead of trying to get back on her feet, she works on perfecting the art of couch surfing.

Famous author, Gabe Mitchell, doesn’t fare much better. On top of watching his roommate letting her life pass by, he also suffers from a major bout of writer’s block.

Hoping a change of scenery will get them both out of their rut, Gabe takes matters into his own hands and whisks Monica away to his own personal haven.

What neither one of them expects is the attraction to each other to bloom even though Monica will leave Brooksville in a matter of weeks.

Their time together is filled with skimpy bathing suits, sexy fantasy book inspirations, hot tub make-out sessions, and new job prospects.

It’s plenty to reignite their creative flames, but will it be enough to turn their one short summer into something more?

***This is book two in the Brooksville series and can be read as a complete standalone. HEA guaranteed! (Book one is Baking With A Rockstar and features Gabe’s brother Hudson.)***




OUT TODAY!!!!!
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