Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Book Mini Review: Merry and Bright



Merry's life is filled to the brim that she's not even thinking about romance - until her brother and her mother sign her up for a dating service. Now she's talking with a stranger over email and he's looking pretty good. Should they meet?
The Good:
You've Got Mail Christmas story (and the role reversal)
Her relationship with Patrick
Patrick chatting with Jayson
Her Boss
Her moments at work
Getting ready for Christmas
The emails and their conversations

The Bad:
Nitpicking: I could have used another page or two at the end.

Final Thoughts: It's not Christmas without a new holiday romance from Debbie Macomber!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Puppy Update

I haven't posted a puppy update in while and the other day she was sleeping so cute in her bed. So I snapped a few pictures. She's gotten so big; she's almost as big as her brother. She's roughly 8 months and I think she's still growing. 

She's adorable when she's sleeping and crazy when she's not. She loves chewing bones.
Just a lazy morning in the sun


Nope, it's Monday, I'm not getting out of bed.


I like you so much!

Oh hi, are you talking to us?

Maybe he'll let me take it.

Just a little nibble.

How about a lick instead?

They trade bones often. And they've become quite good at stealing from each other. 

She's also the reason I haven't read as much this year. But she's certainly stolen my heart!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas: YA Books


YA book gift ideas from the books I've read this year.


For the romance fan:
I Never by Laura HopperChanges in Latitudes by Jen MaloneAlways and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny HanInternet Famous by Danika StoneLove & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
In Some Other Life by Jessica BrodyWesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer HoneybournPrince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate StrohmComing Up for Air by Miranda KenneallyI See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski
Once and for All by Sarah DessenThe Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey  LeeLittle Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura StamplerAlex, Approximately by Jenn BennettBy Your Side by Kasie West
The Truth About Forever by Sarah DessenWhen Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya MenonP.S. I Like You by Kasie WestWindfall by Jennifer E. SmithEveryday Magic by Emily Albright

For the realistic fiction fan:
Just Another Girl by Elizabeth EulbergAll About Mia by Lisa  WilliamsonGirl Out of Water by Laura  SilvermanLetters to the Lost by Brigid KemmererThe Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Moxie by Jennifer MathieuWhat to Say Next by Julie BuxbaumDie for You by Amy Fellner DominyVigilante by Kady CrossEliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend

For the thriller fan:
Never Say Die by Anthony HorowitzEnemy Exposure by Meghan RogersTake the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally CarterYou Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

For the Fantasy fan:
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. MaasEver the Hunted by Erin SummerillWayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

For the superhero fan:
Wonder Woman by Leigh BardugoRenegades by Marissa Meyer

For the non fiction fan:
Girl Rising by Tanya Lee StonePumpkin by Laura YoungPassive Aggressive Notes by Kerry MillerThe Greatest Builds of All Time by Nathan SawayaTaylor Swift by Tyler Conroy
The World of PostSecret by Frank Warren

For the graphic novel fan:
Archie, Vol. 2 by Mark WaidMarch by John             LewisThe Stone Heart by Faith Erin HicksCrystal Cadets by Anne TooleOperation by Kathryn Immonen
Jem and the Holograms, Volume 3 by Kelly ThompsonGoldie Vance Volume 1 by Hope Larson