Month: August 2017

Review: Buns by Alice Clayton

Posted August 30, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review:  Buns by Alice Clayton

Knock-it-out of the park and laugh out loud,  Buns was by far and away my favorite of the Hudson Valley series.  Alice Clayton created a fabulous cast of characters that you can’t help but fall in love with.  I mean really, I can’t stop gushing about this book. Clara Morgan is a young branding expert hired to revamp the Bryant Mountain House resort in quaint Baily’s Falls, New York. This […]

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Sunday Synopsis #3: Back in A..

Posted August 27, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Sunday Synopsis / 5 Comments
Sunday Synopsis #3:  Back in Action!

Linking up to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer – a weekly meme where fellow book lovers post updates on life, blog happenings, and their recent book hauls.   It feels so long since I’ve been blogging (or reading)!!!  I missed last week’s weekly wrap-up as I was enjoying some vacation time in Napa, so you get a 2-for-1 update this week.  Napa, California was […]

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Review: The Catch by K. Bromb..

Posted August 24, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review:  The Catch by K. Bromberg

Okay, Sports Fans listen up – The Catch is the second book in The Player duo by K. Bromberg.  Highly recommend reading my review of The Player before jumping in; otherwise, this will be one GIGANTIC SPOILER for you! The Catch picks up immediately where The Player left off. Scout has just delivered her assessment on Easton’s ability to return to baseball.  Scout, typically a strong take no nonsense woman, is […]

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The High School Book Review

Posted August 22, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 0 Comments
The High School Book Review

I love lists, so what’s could be better than a weekly meme dedicated to them? Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish – visit their page for more wonderful lists. Don’t you love New York in the Fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies… I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.  – Tom Hanks, […]

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The Art of Selecting the Vacat..

Posted August 18, 2017 by Mallory in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
The Art of Selecting the Vacation Read

As you read this, I’m likely throwing anything and everything I own into a suitcase for an 8:00 am flight to Napa.  When It comes to time away from home, I’m first and foremost a vacation planner.  I love pouring through online reviews, hunting for the best deals on hotels, and questing for the best restaurants.  The second most important task?  Finding the ideal vacation book. Now, the Vacation Book […]

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Book Recommendations for Non-B..

Posted August 15, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 2 Comments
Book Recommendations for Non-Bookish Friends

I love lists, so what’s could be better than a weekly meme dedicated to them? Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish – visit their page for more wonderful lists. We all got ‘em. We all love ‘em.  But what are we gonna do with ‘em?  You know what I’m talking about… those friends who don’t read books!!! Imagine a recent conversation I had while prepping […]

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Review: Cocky Chef by J.D. Haw..

Posted August 14, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Cocky Chef by J.D. Hawkins

I’m an aspirational foodie at best.  I like to pretend I know what’s going on, but at the end of the day, I’m easily overwhelmed by anything more complex than pizza or tacos.  (Tonight’s dinner is popcorn and red wine).  So that’s why I was surprised when I picked-up Cocky Chef.  But lo and behold though, I became victim to well-deserved reviews, a new-to-me author, and a $0.99 sale. Willow […]

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Sunday Synopsis #2: Calm Befor..

Posted August 13, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Sunday Synopsis / 4 Comments
Sunday Synopsis #2: Calm Before the Crazy Storm

Linking up to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer – a weekly meme where fellow book lovers post updates on life, blog happenings, and their recent book hauls.   Not too much going on this past week! This weekend marks the calm before the crazy storm and I’m in hermit-mode trying brace myself. I start a new role with my company Monday and will NOT […]

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Five Confessions of a Beginnin..

Posted August 10, 2017 by Mallory in Blogging Life / 6 Comments
Five Confessions of a Beginning Book Blogger

There is a lot of amazing advice from uber-experienced bloggers out there – bloggers whose blogs I could only aspire to have someday – but what I really love are stories from other bloggers who are just starting out.  Some reassurance that what I’m going through is normal(ish) and someone to whine commiserate with when things aren’t going quite the way I expected them too. Is this an advice column?  Nope. […]

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Review: Lovestruck: A Romantic..

Posted August 8, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Lovestruck: A Romantic Comedy Standalone by Lila Monroe

I picked-up Lila Monroe’s Lovestruck on a day of longing for the sun, beach, and a strong margarita.  I needed to ‘get-away’ to somewhere warm and sunny for a few hours to escape a particularly cloudy and dreary Minneapolis day. Overall this was a no-fuss, no frills romantic comedy that cut straight to the chase (and much-desired beach) Lovestruck is a humorous second-chance romance focusing on PR rep Ruby Walters […]

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