Thursday, November 26, 2020

Mountain men are deeper than you think

Axe in log

I've been on a mountain men binge lately. I got stuck into the trope with these gruff, grumpy, burly men, and I can't let go. And before you laugh your ass off at me, let me explain. What I've learned surprised me too. They are not all fluff reads. Okay, some of them are fluff reads. :-p

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Family is important

Family in a field

This is a deviation from our usual book talk, but I've been thinking about this lately, what with the pandemic making it difficult to visit loved ones and what that means to me.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Why do authors do what they do? by Echo Shea

Well hello!! If you're a long time reader of the bloggity you'll know I recently talked about how authors have release schedules and some stick to it, some don't. I was a little ranty and put my reader hat on and talked about how it affects us as readers and how we react to it. I was chatting about with my author friend Echo Shea and I asked if she's like to write a rebuttal. Give us the author perspective and what happens behind the scenes that drive some decisions that we do not know about. Here's Echo's thoughts on the subject.

Woman typing on laptop

Monday, November 9, 2020

What Helen Read #53: October 2020

We are another week closer to Christmas. Our shops have already started with the Christmas decorations and the Christmas foods. I've already purchased a few treats that usually only come out during the Christmas season. Cookies, biscuits, cakes. Lots of yummy, naughty treats. Are you prepared for Christmas? Will you be able to celebrate where you are? We are not sure if we will have Christmas this year because of all the rules around visiting and some family members continuing to choose to completely isolate. Might be the first time in many years that we will not have Christmas. That's going to be strange. I love the family time that we have together as well as the yummy food my mother books.

Here's what Helen read for the last month.

Wild Chicory by Kim Kelly
Wild Chicory

One Night On The Virgin's Terms by Melanie Milburne
One Night On The Virgin's Terms

Second Chance Lane by Nicola Marsh
Second Chance Lane

Have Yourself A Merry Little Scandal by Anna Campbell
Have Yourself A Merry Little Scandal

Thursday, November 5, 2020

What I do when I'm in a book funk

Girl sleeping with rose

I'm in a book funk, and I tend not to get into book funks, but I'm in one now. I DNF'ed a highly recommended book, which made me cranky as all get out. I was angry at myself for reading it. So I read a favorite author to reset, which put me in a better frame of mind. After that, I decided to read a book that sounded cute, again, another highly recommended author. This one was bland, and I lost interest. Not one to let failure put me down, I decided to dive into another book. The problem? I can't get into this book even though it's cute and well written. And I know it's not the book. Well, at least I don't think it's the book. It's me. I'm all out of sorts, and I'm not in the right frame of mind to enjoy the book. What to do?

Monday, November 2, 2020

What Deanna Read #57: October 2020

Well now, the news today as I sit down to write this post is that Sean Connery has died. He was 90 years old and that's a good old age. He lived a good life but yeah, old. He died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him. I'm not one to follow celebrities so I tend not to feel too much of one thing or other when something happens to them but I feel oddly moved by Sean Connery's death. Maybe it's because I've watched him for so many years of my life and enjoyed his movies so much. I always had a little crush on him. Have you ever been particularly moved by any celebrity's death?

On the other hand, on the covid front, things are improving in our country. There are some small flare ups now and then but aside from that, I think our government has done a great job in keeping this contained and keeping people safe. Contact tracing in my state has been very good. And good news for the state south of us, they have finally moved out of lockdown with zero cases for a few consecutive days. Very happy for them.

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.

A Treat For Daddy by Jaye Diamond
A Treat For Daddy

Thick Cop Daddy by Jaye Diamond
Thick Cop Daddy

Duty Bound With Bite by Lily HarlemDuty Bound With Bite

Mission Her Shield by Anna Hackett
Mission: Her Shield