Thursday, July 9, 2020

Reading indie self-published books vs traditionally published books

Book with coffee cup and candle

Every few years, I like to take a look at my reading tastes and see how things have changed. I recall when I first started reading, I read a lot of historical romance. It's how I first discovered the genre. These days I barely read any historicals at all with a few small exceptions. And of course, when I started reading, all books were traditionally published, and that's changed too over the recent years.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Movie review: Hamilton The Musical

Hamilton logo

Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Heat rating:  No heat
Watch it on Disney+

About the movie

The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.

Monday, July 6, 2020

What Deanna Read #53: June 2020

Hello and happy second half of the year. Wow! It's July already. Can you believe it? I sincerely hope that the second half of 2020 will be better. No fire breathing dragons. No alien dinosaur invasions.

We've ventured out a little more in the last month and had a few lunches out with our wedding anniversary celebration and also the launch of a new gin created by a friend of ours. Those were fun events but also a little nerve-wracking with being out in public. I'm a little paranoid about exposure.

A little announcement. Helen will not have a "What Helen Read" this month as she is poorly and recovering. Please send her good healing thoughts and wishes.

That's it from me. I hope everyone is well. My thoughts are with you all. Stay safe.

Here's what I read for the month.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Manview: My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

Welcome to another Manview. For those of you who are new to Manviews, these are reviews of romance novels specifically from a man's perspective, the reader today is my very own Steve. You can find previous Manviews here.

My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
Purchase link:
Amazon

My rating: star star star star star

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Real men vs romance men

Man in suit

I should probably start this post off by saying that this is one woman's opinion. Mine. And even as I go on and on and wax lyrical about the romance heroes I adore and the man who is the love of my life, I'm just one woman. And this is my opinion.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Will everyday life change future romances?

Couple

As we move further into the pandemic, and things start to ease in various countries, I continue to think about how all of this will impact the romance genre. I talked about whether it will impact contemporary romance in another post. But today, I want to explore some of the changes I've seen happening around me and if those changes are here to stay. Consider this a follow up from the previous article.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Review: The Queen's Flight (The Emerging Queens #2) by Jamie K Schmidt

I know I've added the odd extra post a week recently on Saturdays. What can I say? I've got a little extra time and the inclination to blog a little more. And I've got some things queued up that I've wanted to share. I hope you don't mind the extra post and enjoy them though this may not happen every Saturday.

For today's post, it's an old book review for a book I read a while ago and never posted. It made me smile and brought back good memories of the reading experience so I thought I'd share. And if you love dragon shifters, this is a good one.

The Queen's flight by Jamie K Schmidt

My rating: Small star Small starSmall star Small star

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