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?

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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Freebie: I Heart Lance Romance Graphic

After joking around with @2booktwins over on Twitter (Book Twins Reviews also happens to be one of my favorite book blogs, BTdubs), I decided to stop being productive at work and design a dream t-shirt in honor of my obsession with Lance from Pucked Off by Helena Hunting.

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I know there are several more Lance fans out there, so I’m giving you guys the graphic that you can use however you please.

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Pucked Off (Pucked #5) by Helena Hunting

book review

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

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Pucked Off (Pucked #5) by Helena Hunting

[Audiobook Purchased from Audible]

I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance.”

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do.

I should leave her alone.

But I won’t.

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

This book blindsided me with how good it was … and how different it was from the previous books.

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