Thursday, May 28, 2020

Books I have not finished in 2020 #1

Do you know what happens when you get adventurous and try a whole bunch of new authors and read a lot of indie authors and in Kindle Unlimited? Lots of great books, but also lots of duds. I've been making an effort to read through more of the free books I get from Amazon and also use my Kindle Unlimited subscription. On top of that, I've been getting sucked in by other readers raving about books they have loved in some book groups. Alas, different people have different tastes and what some people love, I don't. Hence this post.

Beauty And The Billionaire by Lauren Landish

Review: Beauty and the Billionaire (Dirty Fairy Tales #1) by Lauren Landish

Monday, May 25, 2020

Manview observations #17: What Mr Manview fancies in his heroines

Welcome to another Manview observation. It's been a very long time since we've had a Manview observation and I'm thrilled with Mr Manview giving us his opinion on what makes a great romance hero. And believe me ... he has OPINIONS!! :-)

I hope you enjoy this installment of Mr Manview's observations.

Beautiful woman

Monday, May 18, 2020

Why I am reading a lot fewer ARCs

Reading with a cup of tea

The blogging landscape has changed a great deal over the five years that I have been blogging. Back in the day when I started, it was all about blogs promoting books and authors and blog tours. Now, it's much more about Facebook and Amazon advertising. The book industry has changed. How has this changed in terms of reviewing books for me?

Monday, May 11, 2020

What Helen Read #48: April 2020

Greetings and happy May!!! As I write this I have an asparagus and bacon frittata in the oven cooking. It's smelling delicious. Since the whole quanrantine thing started I've been cooking a lot more and I've been motivated to cook and be creative too. I'm working on and learning to use what I have in the fridge, freezer, and pantry to create interesting meals for myself and Steve since we have been eating at home all the time. We considered take away from some local restaurants that are now closed and offering take away but as much as we would like to support them we can't afford the restaurant prices they are charging frequently. So cooking it is.

How are you doing these days? Are you reading more or staying busy other ways? We are both well and I've been trying to read as much as I can though I have to balance that with work and home stuff. I hope you are staying well and staying safe. xoxo

Here's what Helen read for the last month.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Will contemporary romance change in the future?

Couple kissing

I have been thinking a lot about what this world pandemic will do to the future of romance novel settings, particularly in contemporary romance. I recently saw an author pose the question of whether it will affect how other authors write their romance, and I found the various responses fascinating.

Monday, May 4, 2020

What Deanna Read #51: April 2020

Happy May!! I can't decide how I feel about April. Did it go fast? Did it drag? I'm not entire sure. I'm so confused about how the days are passing these days. This being in lockdown is messing with my head. That said, I think I had a pretty decent month of reading and I did make an effort to read regularly and have a little bit of escape each day.

One thing about this lockdown that has changed for me is that I've become even MORE motivated to cook and be creative with my cooking. I've cooked a lot of new recipes and I've had to get my imagination going for trying to cook up what I have in the fridge, freezer, and pantry. It's been a lot of fun and I've loved it. We still have leftover spaghetti and meatballs in the fridge tht needs to be eaten but I'm cooking a Sri Lankan chicken curry right now for today's lunch.

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.