Monday, November 29, 2021

Let's chat and what I'm reading now #4

Woman with coffee on phone

Hello! I'm a bit behind on the bloggity (as usual!) and I'm here trying to get the post done for tomorrow at the very last minute (of course!). Before I get into the post, I'd like to drop a little reminder that if you'd like to get a newsletter with each post as they go up, you can sign up here.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Do book reviews matter anymore?

GIrl in bath reading

We've all seen it, and we've all heard it. Authors will post on social media saying that if anyone had read their book(s) if they could kindly leave a review so that the retailer (usually Amazon) algorithms would boost the book's visibility. It doesn't have to be a long review; a one-liner will do just saying they enjoyed the book. All reviews matter. But does it, really?

Monday, November 22, 2021

Adding to the TBR #3

Free books

Hello there,

How's your TBR coming along? Is it nearly empty, short, long, or out of control? Gonna be honest, mine's out of control but it doesn't stop me from buying more books that pique my interest. Anyhoo, aside from that, how about some free books to add to your TBR? And who doesn't love a free book or two?

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Manview: The Cartographer's Secret by Tea Cooper

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.

The Cartographer's Secret by Tea Cooper

The Cartographer's Secret by Tea Cooper
Purchase link:

My rating: star star star star star

Heat rating: Flame  

Monday, November 8, 2021

What Helen Read #65: October 2021

Y'all, I'm so sorry. This post is late and I have no excuse. I usually put the Monday posts together on Saturday or Sunday but we've been busy and then on Sunday, I chilled and read a book. So yeah, I dropped the ball on this one. My bad.

Here's what Helen read for the last month.

The Tea Ladies of St Jude's Hospital by Joanna Nell
The Tea Ladies of St Jude's Hospital

The Banksia House Breakout by James Roxburgh
The Banksia House Breakout (Amazon AU)

House of Spades by Amber Jakeman
House of Spades

Our Own Private Fig Tree by Rania Battany
Our Own Private Fig Tree

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Book Quotes #11: November 2021

Passion led us here

Time for some more book quotes. Tell me, do you highlight passages in the books you read? Passages that move you, hit you, make you laugh? I love that feature in my Kindle app, being able to highlight stuff that strike me as I'm reading. I don't highlight in every book but I do with most books. Those passages are so fun to look back upon.

Monday, November 1, 2021

What Deanna Read #69: October 2021

I don't know where the time has gone. I blinked and October was over. It happened so fast. It's been a busy month with work and book stuff, but still. Maybe it's just me getting old and time passing faster. Things have opened up around us too so it means we've been out for a few lunches. We finally had our first catch up with a friend over lunch. It was lovely.  The reading has been a bit slow. I've not read as much as earlier in the year but I think I read a little more in October than in September.

Here's what I read for the month.

First Heat by Sierra Cassidy
First Heat

Roar! by Zeta Star

Trapped With The Covert Ops Soldier by Julie Rowe
Trapped With The Covert Ops Soldier

Frightening Desires by Jisa Dean
Frightening Desires