Review: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes is one of my favorite authors and I love reading her books. I think my personal favorite is The Girl You Left Behind, though Me Before You was also excellent.

Anytime I get picked one of her books, I simply can’t pass. She is a tried and true author who always writes exceptional books. But this book was about more than just a big name author.

The summary of this book would have appealed to me even if it was by a debut author! Horses and books? What could be better! Continue reading “Review: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes”

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Review: Christmas Angels by Nancy Naigle

By now you have probably noticed that it’s basically Christmas in October on my blog right now. I think this is like the third or fourth holiday romance that I have had up for review or feature on my blog lately.

I’m a sucker for holiday romances and I simply can’t pass one up! I love the cliche predictability that comes with a charming romance novel set against the  holiday season. Nothing says cozy to me like a holiday romance.

Which is exactly why I wanted to read this one. I read one of Nancy Naigle’s other holiday romance last year and loved it! She has written a couple of other series but Dear Santa was my first holiday romance by her and it was such a joy that reading this one was a no brainer! Continue reading “Review: Christmas Angels by Nancy Naigle”

Special Feature: That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug by Emily Flake

Is there anyone out there who is truly a hugger or is it just something you have acquired a taste for over the course of your life? For me, it’s something I’ve had to cultivate. I am not a big hugger and there is nothing more awkward than when someone asks if they can hug me because they know I am not a hugger.

I mean, yes it’s fine if you hug me but now you made it awkward by asking and pointing out that it’s obvious that I don’t like it.

Basically, hugging is such an awkward situation and that’s why I had to laugh when this book popped up on my desk for review! Finally someone has taken the time to examine what’s considered socially acceptable to do when it comes to a hug!

This is going to be one of those books you could pop in a co-workers holiday gift bag or bring to an office white elephant party! It’s a short little book full of humor and social etiquette! Continue reading “Special Feature: That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug by Emily Flake”

Review: Christmas in Vermont by Anita Hughes

Every year this happens. I block out the entire month of October for strictly Halloween reading (mysteries, horror, thrillers etc), but then all the holiday romances start coming out and next thing I know it’s like Christmas in October on my blog!

I am one of those closet holiday movie fans. There is something so fulfilling about a feel good romance set around the holidays, and I can’t say no to a holiday romance novel to save my life!

I have read all of Anita Hughes’s holiday romances and I adore them! She’s written a number of other novels that aren’t Christmas-y and are set in various exotic locations (which swoon!) but I haven’t read them yet simply because she does such a great job with holiday romances and I’m afraid to rock the boat—because what if I don’t like them as well as the holiday ones?! Continue reading “Review: Christmas in Vermont by Anita Hughes”

Review: Horror Stories by Liz Phair

I don’t read a ton of non fiction, especially memoirs. It’s just not a genre that really appeals to me, but on occasion reading biographies or memoirs about Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, or other famous modern women cross my mind frequently.

But as I said, it’s usually a genre that I pass on—though I rarely get pitched a memoir, I almost always skip it. However, I have a mega girl crush on Liz Phair and when I was pitched this book, I may or may not have fan girled hard.

Her music was the soundtrack of my youth/high school years and when I saw this book was coming out, I had no choice but to move things around in my schedule to fit it in! Continue reading “Review: Horror Stories by Liz Phair”