Just for Fun: Bookish Memes

Every so often I find myself browsing Pinterest and I come across so many great bookish memes.

Here are a few of my recent favs that either had me cracking up laughing or nodding vigorously in agreement, or both.


 

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What are some of your favorite bookish memes?

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend, friends!

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The Liebster Award

Thanks to the wonderful Larissa over at Book Bomsomed Blonde, I was nominated for The Liebster Award!
Be sure to check out her blog, she recently celebrated 100 followers and it’s obvious why! Congrats, friend!

Anyway, here are the rules:

~ Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their post.
~ Answer the 11 questions they asked you.
~ Come up with your own set of questions.
~ Tag your chosen 11 bloggers and don’t forget to tell them as well!

 

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Favorite Romance Novel Comfort Reads

Comfort reads are books that I turn to when I’m in a total book slump and need a reminder that great books exist in this world. They are books that I know I will enjoy no matter how many times I read them.

They are basically the paperback equivalent to a hot bath and warm tea. A Sunday morning an freshly laundered sheets. A midnight snuggle soaked in moonlight. Floofy socks and a crackling fireplace on a cold night. A giant bowl of soup and buttered crackers. Cool, crisp sheets at the end of a long day.

These are the books that you stop to pick up and hug every time you pass by your bookshelf. The ones that you see in a bookstore and get a wave of excitement, as if you’ve just run into an old friend. The ones you pull from whatever self they’re on in the store and move them front, center, and eye-level on the bookshelf, then walk away whispering, “you’re welcome, world.”

Or maybe that’s just me who does that. #obsessive

Anyway, here are some of my favorite comfort reads

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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Josh and Luci have come to the rescue so many times! Also, every time I see a friend on Goodreads begin reading this, I stalk them like a psycho.

Goodreads | Amazon

 

Hearts in Darkness Duet by Laura Kaye

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When I need a quick pick-me-up, this duet is absolutely perfect because they are short and sweet, but pack a punch.

Goodreads | Amazon | My Review

 

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

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When my current reads are lacking butterflies and I need an overdose, I reread this entire series and swoon over Rhys while huffing my Liber de Stella Rhys candles.

Goodreads | Amazon

 

The Pucked Series by Helena Hunting

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Ok, so maybe I just read this series, but I already know this is going to be a go-to for me!

Goodreads | Amazon | My Review

 

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

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When I need a little bit of something unique, yet still romantic, I reach for this book.

Goodreads | Amazon

 

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

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When instalove starts to get on my instanerves, this is my slow burn go-to.

Goodreads | Amazon

 

What are some of your comfort reads?

Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

5-stars

Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts

Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she – the most organized, prepared student in school – spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she’s ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don’t ask her about the secret job of “fixing” the bad habits of a certain high school player…

Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She’s all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer…

Then the weirdest thing happens. There’s chemistry. A lot of it.
But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret…

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

Right away when I saw the title of this book I knew right away it was going to be amazing! I loved Playing the Player so much!

Playing the Player gave me everything from a lighthearted book to a butterfly-inducing romance! It was the kind of book that wouldn’t make sense to have a book two, even though you really want it to. It was also the kind of book that you read so fast to see what happens next, but you also never want it to end.

When Trina, the organized good girl, needs money, she takes a deal on babysitting and mentoring her “partner”, Slade, the careless playboy, who she can’t stand, and try to teach him not to be so careless. Things start out a little rocky to say the least, but soon after, Trina starts to realize that Slade might be a better nanny then her and things heat up between them.

One thing that I really admire about this book and all the other books that do this is when they switch between the boy and girl point of view. And in the back of my mind I think “Wow, that must be so hard to write in a guys point of view as a girl, and vise versa!”

One thing that I needed in this book is more of Trina and Slade being a couple! Slade was such a player until Trina and him we together. I feel like if the book had a little more it would talk a lot more about their relationship.

 

Butterfly Rating: 4 stars

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I think if I had a little more to Slade and Trina’s relationship it would be a 5 star rating. The butterflies this book gave me despite that, I couldn’t sit still. I was so eager to find out what happened next and when I was done with the book, I re-read my favorite parts! You know a book is good when you read parts over again that gave you butterflies before, and then after reading it again giving you the same butterfly sensation! And this book did just that!

 

Book Boyfriend Rating: 4 stars

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Slade, despite his sense of fashion and the shoe lace he uses to tie his hair back, he still gets me, and I do agree, no one is immune to his charming spell, not me or Trina!

 

Age Recommendation: 13+

 

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(As of 12.25.17)

 

Freebie: I Will Go Down with this Ship Printable Bookmark

Ever since I saw this quote in relation to fandoms, I knew I needed this as a bookmark.

If you aren’t familiar with the term “ship”, here is a definition of its usage in this particular situation from good ole Wikipedia:

Shipping, initially derived from the word relationship, is the desire by fans for two or more people, either real-life people or fictional characters (in film, literature, television etc.) to be in a relationship, romantic or otherwise. It is considered a general term for fans’ emotional involvement with the ongoing development of a relationship in a work of fiction. Shipping often takes the form of creative works, including fanfiction and fan art, most often published on the internet.

Here is the artwork! Print it on cardstock, color it in or leave it as it is, cut it out, and stick it in a book.

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PDF | JPG

Throwback Favorites: Some of my Favorite Romance Novels from Back in the Day

I’ve been obsessed with romance novels for as long as I can remember, so I’ve been wanting to do some sort of throwback-type book recommendation post that highlights books that I loved years ago.

Some of these books I’ve reread recently, others I haven’t read in a decade (or longer), but I do remember adoring them.

All of the books I’m listing here are books that I read for the first time over 5 years ago. (That’s not to say I haven’t reread them recently. I get obsessive, what can I say.)

Feel free to play along! Ransack your bookshelf or flip your “Read” shelf on Goodreads to descending dates read and play along!

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AREA 51: Pucked Series Deleted Scenes & Outtakes (Pucked, #4.1) by Helena Hunting

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

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AREA 51: Pucked Series Deleted Scenes & Outtakes (Pucked, #4.1) by Helena Hunting

[eBook Purchased from Amazon]

From Pucked Up:

Discover just how bad poor Miller “Buck” Butterson’s lukc really is in these deleted chapters, and fall even more in love with the snuggly, reformed manwhore.

From Pucked Over:

Revisit the sexiest, horniest and most prolifically active couple with outtakes and alternative POV’s from Randy Ballistic.

From Forever Pucked:

Check out a never before seen outtake, in which Violet defends her Area 51 position, and get a sneak peek at the first chapter of the Pucked sequel.

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

Helena Hunting, God love her, is so good about throwing bones to her obsessive fans (like me) and sharing all sorts of outtakes. This book is just a snippet of outtakes she has shared for the Pucked series, and it was so much freaking fun to read.

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TeaChat: Cold Weather & Boots & Chili

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Let’s pretend that you and I are going out and grabbing a cup of tea (or coffee… or wine) and chatting about what we’ve been up to lately.

This week was my first week back in the office. I was able to work from home for the past couple of weeks since it was Winter Break, so it was nice to be able to work in my PJs and not spend a million dollars on gas and tolls.

Getting back in the groove of things at work was fine since I got quite a bit done at home. Surprisingly enough I’m much more productive at home because I’m not getting interrupted a million times a day.

Anyway, let’s get on with it!

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Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman

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Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

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Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman

Looking for a new beginning after a terrible mean girl past, Charlie Healey realizes there’s no escaping high school drama…

Charlie Healey thinks Harmony Falls is the beginning of a whole new life. Middle school was brutal. But high school is Charlie’s big chance to start over and stay out of drama, except that on her first day she runs into Will, her ex-best friend, who had moved away. Now a varsity athlete and hotter than Charlie remembered, Will hangs with the crowd running the school. But Charlie doesn’t understand their power until an innocent delivery guy falls victim to a near-deadly hazing prank.

Torn between doing what’s right and her secret feelings for Will, Charlie must decide whether to turn in her very best friend or live with the guilt of knowing what he did.

Rosalind Wiseman’s first novel for young adults is a fresh, funny, and juicy read about friendship, betrayal, and how far some will go to be accepted.

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials had me smiling and continuously turning the pages!

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