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This has been such an interesting week and did get some good books to be read. This past week is my second week at work and it’s definitely much better than last week. It’s still overwhelming at times, but each day it does get better. I am getting more comfortable with it and there is some downtime at times and time in between calls where I am doing busy computer work so I think I going to be able to bring audiobooks to work. I see co-workers with headphones in one ear all the time so going to see this work if that work is possible to do. I am avoiding some social media this past week and not really paying attention to the “Stories” section on Instagram, because the news cycle has been crazy this weekend and has become very hateful. I really just want fun bookish content, I hate how politics are running our lives. I know what sources to go to or people I can talk politics with if I want to, but bookstagram is NOT the place for it for me.
Now as far as blogging, it hasn’t been a bad week in getting work done. I did get a bit behind on book reviews on Friday haha I read some great books here. Melissa Foster really ran my weekend, I just can’t get enough of her style especially her “Peaceful Harbor” setting books. And we did get the Goodreads Choice Awards released this past Monday and *sigh* it’s even worse this year than normal. Because there are no write-ins. And the romance section is the worse of them all. (I did hear that the Fantasy was actually decent) but in the romance, it’s pretty much ALL illustrated covers and NO mass markets. Sometimes with write in’s though, you can get a few mass markets sneaked in like a Lisa Kleypas or even a PNR. It’s just not reflective of the genre at all. I do think that the audience for the books with illustrated covers is much broader but even these books that are more women’s fic or chick lit or YA still get lumped in the romance section. There are some that make sense like “Love Hypothesis” and “Neon Gods” These two have been all over the romance community. So those do make sense. But we need more mass-market like books. But there are some other awards out there that will reflect that more. For example, there are the “Swoon Awards” and as well on this site I will be posting my “Awards” post soon here. So if you are a romance reader especially I would check these out as they are more representative of the genre as a whole.
Last Week On The Blog
- [15 Nov] Tea and Biscuits Book Discussions: Winter Anticipated Releases
- [16 Nov] Grab It Up: Book Releases for November 16 2021
- [16 Nov] The Rogue King by Abigail Owen ★★★★
- [17 Nov] The Stopover by T.L. Swan ★★★★½
- [18 Nov] Throwback Thursday HR Edition: In Bed With A Stranger
- [18 Nov] The Takeover by T.L. Swan ★★★★
- [19 Nov] Book Love (220) Chase The Darkness
- [20 Nov] Seduction by Brenda Joyce ★★★★
- [21 Nov] Wicked Whiskey Love by Melissa Foster ★★★★★
- [21 Nov] The Gritty Truth by Melissa Foster ★★★★
- [21 Nov] Sunday Post (48) Thanksgiving and Festive Plans
This Week On The Blog
Tea and Biscuits Book Discussions: My Holiday/Christmas TBR
Book Review-Annihilation Road by Christine Feehan
Book Review-The Duke Effect by Sophie Jordan
Grab It Up: Book Releases for Week of November 21 2021
I recently got this ARC a few weeks ago, so I am really excited to see a new series from this author. I just adore how she writes romantic suspense, she does it so well.
I have been apprehensive about this book because in the series I really haven’t liked this heroine at all. But I have heard she becomes very likeable in this one here….and my weakness is clinch covers amongst the silk bed sheets haha
Up Next Reading
I am really excited for many of these. And they are all a mix, a couple from my personal library TBR, and then some library books and a ARC. I do like to balance things out in romance and go from various subgenres. The one I am the most nervous about is Savage Road because this will feature a more intense relationship focusing on sadism. So even though I loved part one, it should be interesting to see how Feehan handles this one here.
New Additions at Addicted To Romance
I was able to grab up so many goodies here! A couple were ARC’s I literally just received yesterday and then the others were some library reads.
Around The Blogosphere
Favorite Booktube Video of the Week
I thought I would share this one. I just love the vibe that this booktuber has and her TREE (it gets me so excited for Christmas time) But she has a couple of other book tubers are hosting this holiday reading challenge and it’s more generic so it can work with any genre you read. I have a couple I am doing, now the good thing about many of these type of more generic challenges, is I can just read what suits my fancy and it will normally fit the categories haha
And if you love challenges there is a Bookstagram seasonal challenge that one of my favorite booktubers actually does. I participated in her “Fall In Love” challenge and it was so much fun. So I am eager to start her Winter’s Kiss. This goes from December 1-February 28. She has the most adorable of templates and she does give book ideas for each prompt. (Keep in mind I believe she only reads contemporary romance, so if you like other genres a bit more those might not work for you. But she does so much for the community and love supporting her.
Lusting For Covers
Now I KNOW its not a clinch cover….but as this week is Thanksgiving, I thought I would do the due diligence and share a cover that is more Thanksgiving feel to it. This just gives off all the Autumn and pumpkin spice vibes.
I absolutely adore this stepback and it just has all the autumn/fall love and is so festive feeling. So had to share it for this week!