Month: December 2017

Happy New Year! My 2017 in Review

Posted December 31, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Yearly Recap / 6 Comments
Happy New Year!  My 2017 in Review

Linking-Up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kim at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer one last time in 2017… New Year’s Eve is my favorite day of the year!  It’s a day of self-reflection – of looking back on everything you’ve accomplished in 2017 and looking forward to 2018’s blank slate.  It’s an evening with your best friends, just so you can kick-off the New Year right. This past year was […]

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Wish me luck! My 2018 Reading Challenges

Posted December 28, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things / 11 Comments
Wish me luck!  My 2018 Reading Challenges

The time to stop procrastinating and start committing is now!  I’ve been just a tensy-tiny bit terrified to announce my 2018 Reading Challenges because 1) I barely made my 2017 Goodreads goal and 2) I have commitment issues…. Have you seen all the awesome fun challenges out there for 2018?!?  This was a tough decision! The Traditional Challenge:  Goodreads I barely hit my 2017 goal of 100 books, so I’m […]

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10 New Releases I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

Posted December 26, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 8 Comments
10 New Releases I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish – check out their site for more wonderful bookish lists! Anyone else hopelessly addicted to the “New Releases” section on Goodreads?  I hardly made a dent in my 2017 TBR and my Kindle pile is embarrassing to say the least.  However, I can’t wait to get my hands on these 2018 new releases from some of my favorite authors! […]

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Ten Bookish Gifts I Hope Santa Brings

Posted December 19, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 6 Comments
Ten Bookish Gifts I Hope Santa Brings

Need more bookish lists?  Check out Top 10 Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Some bookworms may ask Santa for Books.  But let’s face it – my terrible Amazon one-click addiction ensures I’m never without the read that I want.  So how about some great bookish-accessories instead?  A little somethin’-somethin’ to enhance those Yuletide reading experiences? Here are 10 Gift Ideas for the bookish person in your life. […]

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Sunday Synopsis #14: The Grinch is Here!

Posted December 16, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 19 Comments
Sunday Synopsis #14:  The Grinch is Here!

Linking up to The Sunday Post hosted by Kim at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer – a weekly meme where fellow book lovers post updates on life, blog happenings, and their recent book hauls.   It’s official: I’m the Grinch! I started out strong with the good ole’ Holiday Spirit and it went the way of the tinsel my dog ate last week. The Hallmark Movies have been replaced by Star […]

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Review: The Sea King by C.L. Wilson

Posted December 14, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review:  The Sea King by C.L. Wilson

I don’t even know where to start with C.L. Wilson’s The Sea King!  Similar to the first book in the Weathermages of Mystral series, The Sea King had a ton of different fantasy elements that you can’t help but love – sirens, krakens, and a warrior clan with somewhat mermaid-like abilities. In all honesty, The Sea King is probably going to be one of my top books of the year; […]

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Review: The British Knight by Louise Bay

Posted December 13, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review:  The British Knight by Louise Bay

Louise Bay may by my favorite “new to me” author of 2017.  Her books are a little sweet, a little silly, and a whole lot of steamy.  Bay’s newest release, The British Knight was no exception, and served-up a great slice of London in this opposites attract, office-themed, romance. Violet King needs a fresh start.  After her college boyfriend left her – taking their technology startup with him – Violet’s […]

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My Top Books of 2017

Posted December 12, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 5 Comments
My Top Books of 2017

I love lists and what could be better than an entire weekly feature dedicated to them?  Check-out Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and The Bookish. They were the best of reads and the worst of reads. Some were great, and some were just well…not so great.  (Although what might be worse is the books I don’t even remember at all).  So without further ado, here were my favorite releases of 2017. […]

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Sunday Synopsis #13: My Dog Ate Christmas

Posted December 9, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Sunday Synopsis / 14 Comments
Sunday Synopsis #13:  My Dog Ate Christmas

Linking up to The Sunday Post hosted by Kim at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer – a  where fellow book lovers post updates on life, blog happenings, and their recent book hauls.   Hope everyone is enjoying a lively and stress-free start to the holiday season.  So many wintery and Holiday happenings in the Bookish Household this Week: Monday:  Minnesota had a beautiful ice-snow mix overnight, blanketing the city in a […]

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Review: If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow

Posted December 7, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review:  If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow

Gotta’ hand it to Melanie Harlow – she does a brilliant job with wounded, bad boy heroes and her books give me unexpected feels EVERY. DANG. TIME.  Harlow’s If You Were Mine was no exception – I swoon, sighed and screamed (often at the same time). Highly enjoyable, this standalone semi-angsty contemporary romance was a perfect winter themed read. Elementary school art teacher Claire French unlucky with love.  It’s not […]

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