- #14 for Audiobook challenge
Wednesday, March 22
Audiobook Review: Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
- #14 for Audiobook challenge
Tuesday, March 21
TMST: Famous Authors from Michigan
- Lyssa Kay Adams! She wrote 'The Bromance Book Club' which I read a little while ago. She certainly is making a name for herself. :) I can't wait to read more by her. She currently lives in Michigan. Not sure if she was born and raised here, but cool that she is here.
- Steve Hamilton. I have seen his books everywhere so that is fun that he is a Michigander. Looks like he is known for mysteries and thrillers. I'll have to finally check out one of his books.
- Mitch Albom. Originally born in New Jersey, but he currently lives in Michigan. I feel like I knew this fact, but still nice to see a familiar name! Plus I have read many of his books!
Monday, March 20
B's Monday Review: A Hate Like This by Whitney Dineen & Melanie Summers
By: Whitney Dineen, Melanie Summers
Narrated by: Lila Winters, Jason Keller
Series: Gamble on Love Mom Com Series, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
Release date: 03-07-23 by Tantor Audio
Contemporary romance/ to review
Moira has 3 kids, is a single mum, owns a diner, and just living her life in Alaska. In comes Ethan, who she has met before. A lawyer from LA who wants to write a book.
Whatever they feel at first is quickly swept away by a budding lust. And wondering where they can take this. Two very different lives.
I liked Moira, she felt real and the only support network she had was here in Alaska.
Ethan falls hard, he was a really nice guy who wanted to give her the world.
The drama, oh these two. Moira needed to see it from his point too. But it all works out and they live happily ever after.
Good narration by two narrators switching chapters. They made the voices work well at their own chapters and it felt easy listening
Single mother Moira Bishop hates when her family interferes in her love life. If life as a young widow isn't hard enough, just add three boys, a slew of unruly pets, and ownership of Gamble Alaska's only diner. The last thing she needs is a man to look after too.
Entertainment lawyer to the stars Ethan Caplan hates his clients. There's only so much coddling and placating a man can do in a lifetime. He's finally decided he's had enough, so he escapes to the tiny no-horse town of Gamble to work on the novel he's always wanted to write.
Positive that Alaska will be distraction-free, Ethan's sure he can pen a bestselling legal novel. That is until he lays his eyes on Moira Bishop. Suddenly he finds himself having five meals a day at the diner, just so he can talk to her for a few minutes.
When Moira's son wins tickets to a Dodgers' game in L.A., Ethan jumps at the chance to play host to the family. He's sure he can win her over by showing her how glamorous life could be with him. With the help of his friends, he plans the date to end all dates, hoping one incredible night will change her mind about giving love a second chance.
Will Moira open her heart to Ethan? Will Ethan do what it takes to prove that he can be the man Moira and her boys need in their lives?
Saturday, March 18
Movie Review: Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Where I Got It: Hulu
Friday, March 17
Book Review: Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews
Tuesday, March 14
Re-listen: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
- #13 for Audiobook challenge
Monday, March 13
Blodeuedd's Monday: Over the Woodward Wall by A. Deborah Baker
Series: The Up-and-Under, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
Release date: 10-06-20
It was short so I gave it another go, but it was rather dull.
The story is mentioned in her book Middlegame, another one I dnfed. Her style either works really well for me, or not at all.
This was two kids lost in Wonderland, and blah blah. More books coming. But it could be a fun MG adventure for some
Good narration, but not a story to hold me
Avery is an exceptional child. Everything he does is precise, from the way he washes his face in the morning to the way he completes his homework - without complaint, without fuss, without prompt.
Zib is also an exceptional child, because all children are, in their own way. But where everything Avery does and is can be measured, nothing Zib does can possibly be predicted, except for the fact that she can always be relied upon to be unpredictable.
They live on the same street. They live in different worlds.
On an unplanned detour from home to school one morning, Avery and Zib find themselves climbing over a stone wall into the Up and Under - an impossible land filled with mystery, adventure and the strangest creatures.
And they must find themselves and each other if they are to also find their way out and back to their own lives.
Thursday, March 9
Book Review: Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Wednesday, March 8
Monday, March 6
Blodeuedd's Monday: Text and Confused by Whitney Dinneen & Melanie Summers
By: Whitney Dineen, Melanie Summers
Narrated by: Avery Reid, Alexander Cendese
Series: An Accidentally in Love Story, Book 6
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
Release date: 03-14-23
Contemporary romance /to review
This was a cute one. Toni wants a change in her dating life, so she disses the cute working man (too handsome, too everything), and instead opts for the boring white collar guy. But life is never that easy and she gets the wrong number. She wants to take it slow so they start to text each other, and both are falling in love. Awww what could be better!? Well, she was texting the wrong guy.
Toni was a bit prejudiced against Connor. Not his fault he is handsome, and seemingly like the other guys that did not want to settle down. She got to know him through texts and should have realised he is perfect.
Sumner was an ahole who ghosted her and she still gave him a chance. Also listening to one POV and believing that POV...wait, is this Pride and Prejudice? Yes, dang Sumner is Wickham!
But everyone gets their stories straight and live happily ever after. A cute romance with some twists. Connor was the best
Good narration by this pair. It worked well and they got the voices done in a manner that fitted them. It flowed well and was easy listening to. They worked well together.
I'm Toni Capella and I'm a bad-man-o-holic. (Hi, Toni!). But it's a new year and for the first time in my twenty-nine years I'm determined to attract Mr. Right. So when super-hot contractor Cooper Flint walks into my office, I immediately put him on my "no way" list. Besides, my eye is on another new coworker, Sumner Livingston. Handsome, well-heeled, and professional, Sumner is nothing like my usual type, which I assume makes him perfect for me.
I insist Sumner and I keep our budding relationship separate from work. I even suggest we do our initial courting via text while we get to know each other better. Things are going beautifully and just when I'm starting to think he's "the one," I find out there's been a horrible mix-up. My boss accidentally gave me Cooper's number, not Sumner's, and I'm falling for Mr. Wrong, again.
Unfortunately, after I break it off with Cooper, I discover that Sumner isn't the good guy he portrays himself to be. When Cooper rescues me from a compromising situation, I belatedly realize I might be been missing out on the man of my dreams. Have I lost my chance at true happiness or is there some way I can convince Cooper I'm the woman he needs?
Sunday, March 5
Audiobook Review: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
- #12 for Audiobook challenge
Friday, March 3
Movie Review: Persuasion (2007)
Rating: Not rated (maybe a PG?)
Where I Got It: My shelf (DVD)
Thursday, March 2
Best of February
Best TV show of the Month:
Blodeuedd - The Rookie (S4) & Bling Empire: New York
Wednesday, March 1
Book Review: Hunterland by Dana Claire
Tuesday, February 28
Joint Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Title: Shadow and Bone
Published: June 5, 2012