Review: Beauty and the Mustac..

Posted October 17, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review:  Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid

Beards belong on lumberjacks.  Lumberjacks wear flannel.  Flannel is perfect for Fall – which made Penny Reid’s beard-filled Beauty and the Mustache a perfect Fall read!  (Note:  I’m not really sure where “Moustache” came from.  This book is all about the beards!) Ashley Winston escaped from her rural Tennessee town and her six bearded hillbilly brothers eight years ago.  Preferring her city life in Chicago, she finds herself forced to […]

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Sunday Synopsis: Call Me a Co..

Posted October 15, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Sunday Synopsis / 20 Comments
Sunday Synopsis:  Call Me a Cockeyed Optimist

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.   The weekend was a bit of an up-and-down roller coaster – but let’s call this a glass-half-full type of week!  Bad News:  Most of my work crew was sick this week (lots of extra hours) and I […]

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Review: Dirty Filthy Rich Men..

Posted October 12, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 7 Comments
Review:  Dirty Filthy Rich Men by Laurelin Paige

My tried-and-true rule of thumb for anything Laruelin Paige is to wait until the ENTIRE series is out before I read because yes, there will be a cliffhanger and yes, it will leave me emotionally wrecked.  Dirty Filthy Rich Men was no exception and has been burning a hold in my Kindle since release day. Real Quick Note:  Dirty Filthy Rich Men actually starts with the prequel novella, Dirty Filthy Rich […]

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The Six Dramatic Stages of Fin..

Posted October 11, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things / 0 Comments
The Six Dramatic Stages of Finishing a Series

2017 has been the best of times and the worst of times for finishing favorite series.  Chicagoland Vampires (Chloe Neill),  A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J. Mass), and The HIdden Legacy trilogy (Ilona Andrews) all reached thrilling conclusions – only to send me spiraling into looong stretches of book reading hang-overdness.  My Goodreads goals don’t even stand a chance anymore. The last book in a series is an […]

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Sunday Synopsis #6: Caution &#..

Posted October 8, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Sunday Synopsis / 12 Comments
Sunday Synopsis #6: Caution – Theater Geek Ahead

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.   I’m laughing as I write this post as I typically default to two conversation starters:  The Weather:  Fall is full swing in Minneapolis, bringing with it an unbearable craving for all things Pumpkin Spice.  I don’t […]

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October Challenge: 30-Day Boo..

Posted October 5, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things / 2 Comments
October Challenge:  30-Day Book Buying Cleanse

Like most bookworms, I have a teensy tiny huge problem with impulse book hoarding.  See an interesting book on Amazon? Sold.  An afternoon at a bookstore with a hot cup of coffee? Heaven.   Those e-book Freebies?  Mine.   And then one day…WHOLLY SMOKES MY BOOKSHELF IS OUT OF CONTROL!!!  I mean what bookworm ever says that?  Oh…. that’s right.  Me.  (And every other bookworm out there.  Don’t act like you […]

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Review: After We Fall by Mela..

Posted October 4, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review:  After We Fall by Melanie Harlow

After we Fall by Melanie Harlow played out like a super sweet Hallmark Movie: socialite city girl is thrown for a loop when her PR firm assigns her to represent an organic farm in small-town Michigan.  I laughed,  I sighed – I even cried happy tears! Margot Lewiston, socialite, and PR wiz retreats to rural Michigan after an altercation with her ex-boyfriend involving baked goods food-fight. Combining work and recovery, […]

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Girl Crushes in Romance

Posted October 3, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 4 Comments
Girl Crushes in Romance

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. Let’s be real – I read a lot of Romance and sweet, swoon-worthy guys are par for the course.  But know what I forget about sometimes?  The awesome heroines that these books are REALLY about (damn alpha males….). […]

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September Wrap-Up: Hello Fall..

Posted October 1, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Monthly Wrap-Up / 4 Comments
September Wrap-Up:  Hello Fall!

Linking up to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  The Sunday Post is a weekly feature where fellow book lovers post updates on life, blog happenings, and their recent book hauls. I know I say this every month – but really!?!  Where did September go?!?  Once again I was too busy for my own good with lots of weekends away visiting family, starting month two […]

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Review: Turbulence by Whitney ..

Posted September 27, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Turbulence by Whitney G

I picked up this book in the mood for over the top drama after noticing the words, fast, quick, light, and fluffy in too many recent blog posts. I needed angst and I needed it quick. Call it a palate cleanser, if you will. Well ask and you shall receive because Whitney G’s Turbulence delivered on the drama us a whole lot more. SPOILER ALERT: The title is a metaphor […]

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