Posts Tagged: Christmas

Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-Thon Nov 6-11

Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-Thon Nov 6-11

November 6, 2014 2014, Read-a-Thons 9

Back by popular demand, Jennifer @ The Book Shelfery (formerly Bawdy Book Blog) and Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer are once again hosting the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon. So break out the cocoa, the coffee, and cookies! Grab those holiday theme books and bring your holiday spirit. Prepare to enter challenges, win prizes, meet new friends and Twitter chat with us. You can join for a day or sit by the fire and hang out every day. The more you participate the more entries you will earn for the Participant Giveaway. Check out their blogs for more information! My goals for this read-a-thon: At least one review of a Christmas book. I… Read more »

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Sunday Post–December 29

Sunday Post–December 29

December 29, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 6

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kim at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to participate in every week and I thank Kim for hosting it! Last Week Around the House This week was family time. We played games (dominoes and backgammon), watched a few movies (Elf, Despicable Me), walked around the neighborhood especially at night… Read more »

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Sunday Post–December 22

Sunday Post–December 22

December 22, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 10

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kim at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to participate in every week and I thank Kim for hosting it! Last Week Around the House My husband came home Friday evening. So glad to see him! Our two daughters arrived from the Midwest ahead of the snowstorm in the Midwest… Read more »

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Reviews: Christmas novellas

Reviews: Christmas novellas

December 19, 2013 2013, B, B+, book rating, C-, Short fiction review 2

A set of three short reviews of three Christmas novellas. A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan Series: Brothers Sinister, #1.5 Genre: Historical Romance (Victorian England) Published by Courtney Milan, 2012 E-book, Purchased 121 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can’t forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him…or the butterflies that take flight in her… Read more »

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Sunday Post–December 15

Sunday Post–December 15

December 15, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 10

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kim at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to participate in every week and I thank Kim for hosting it! Last Week Around the House I listened to Christmas carols, made Christmas cards, read and had lunch with my son on Saturday so it was a good week for me…. Read more »

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Sunday Post–December 8

Sunday Post–December 8

December 8, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 12

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kim at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to participate in every week and I thank Kim for hosting it! Last Week Around the House I didn’t do a lot of reading, but my husband and I did a little house reorganizing as well as Christmas decorating. The tree is… Read more »

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Review: The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas by Madeline L’Engle

Review: The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas by Madeline L’Engle

November 26, 2013 2013, A, book rating, reviews 0

I haven’t had time to complete my Top Ten Tuesday Things I’m Thankful for. I’m just going to list a few things I’m especially thankful for: First, and foremost, my family–I’m very blessed to have a wonderful husband and children as well as wonderful extended family. That doesn’t mean they’re perfect, but they are loving and giving. Reading–I love to read and am aware how lucky I am to live in a place girls are educated. And to have had a mother who loved to read and read to me when I was a child. Books–I’m grateful so many wonderful books are available…and to live in a place where the… Read more »

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