It is officially the last Wednesday of October. This month just flew right by and the Boston area might get their first snowfall of the season this Friday. I’m not sure if I’m ready. Once again, I’m reminding you to vote. Vote early in person if you can, as the precedent set by the ruling in Wisconsin makes me nervous for mail-in ballots that don’t make it in by November 3rd. … Content warning here … Continue reading Links: Just Some Wholesome Content
RECOMMENDED: The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin is $2.99! This is a Kindle Daily Deal and Sarah previously gave it B+:
If you’re curious about your own habit formation, what motivates you, and how to work with your own tendency, you should definitely take the quiz and check out the book. It would likely be an insightful read.
I picked this ARC up for the title, which delighted me, and for the setting, which centres around a charity school for Wayward Girls in Georgian England that is in fact a secret training ground for young women on a mission to bring justice to corrupt aristocrats. The Virgin who Ruined Lord Gray straddles the line between traditional historical romance and romantic suspense, and I found it an enjoyable, but flawed read. This story centres … Continue reading The Virgin who Ruined Lord Gray by Anna Bradley
RECOMMENDED: My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix is $2.99! This is a great book for Halloween. Carrie reviewed this and gave it a B+:
This particular horror story is a love letter to the 1980s and to the power of friendship between women. The ending is very awesome. But also very gross, so be prepared.
This HaBO comes from K, who wants to find this paranormal romance: I’m looking for a late 90s/early 00s book that was set in I think Denver (or Colorado at large?), and about a female mercenary/bodyguard, very good at her job, who lived in a large loft in a downtown space. There were big windows, two stories, and they could get to the roof. Pretty sure at one point some bad guys came through the … Continue reading HaBO: Mercenary Heroine Discovers Shifters
Sweet Magnolias Collection: Volume 1 by Sherryl Woods is $2.99! This is the first two books in the small town romance series. It was also made into a Netflix series, which I haven’t watched yet. My brain keeps mixing it up with Steel Magnolias, and I had such a visceral, emotional reaction to that movie that it bleeds over to my impression of Sweet Magnolias.
We’re back with Cover Snark! Take some care this week and don’t forget to vote. From Cayenne: Is it just me, or is it possible that this bratva dude is showing where the Alien baby used to be? Is that the baby in the title? Sarah: That’s not where my c-section scar is but everyone’s body is different. Amanda: Chicks dig alien baby scars Elyse: Personally I like the choice of zippered vest only. It’s … Continue reading Cover Snark: Pecs on Blast
RECOMMENDED: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow is $3.99! This is a price-matched Kindle Daily Deal, which features some romance and cookbooks. I read this one and gave it a B+:
If you’re in the mood for a lovely, tender fantasy novel about belonging and one that feels more like a long, relaxing bath than a hot, intense shower will all of the fancy pressure and pulsating settings you can imagine, you’ll love this one. It’s a soothing pick for when you hope to take comfort in a book
Well reader, I was wrong. I read this book up to the 31% mark and figured it was a DNF due to an over-reliance on clichés. However, I started skimming the middle of the book and had to back up and read the whole thing. Jane in Love is a wildly uneven book which I expect will be a love it or hate it book for readers. I enjoyed Jane Austen as a curious and insightful … Continue reading Jane in Love by Rachel Givney
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld is $2.99 and is part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals! This is part of a series of Austen retellings. I was eh on this one, but Austen retellings aren’t my bag. Have you read it? What did you think?
It’s that time again! Our second and last Whatcha Reading of October is where we chat about the books we’ve picked up in the last couple weeks. So far, the general consensus is that it’s been hard to stick with anything. Shana: I’m still reading Comet’s First Christmas by Delilah Night. It’s an intensely Christmassy f/f reindeer shifter romance where all of Santa’s reindeers are queer. It’s low heat, but also low-tension, which I’m enjoying. … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? October 2020 Edition, Part Two