Monday, December 31, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Blooper Photos

Just a few bloopers from trying to get a nice picture in front of the tree.

I'll help you get that horrid hat off

But I don't want to sit

Not another photo shoot

How many of these are you going to take?

Friday, December 28, 2018

Favorite Books of 2018: Adult Books

This week's I've been sharing my favorite reads of the year. Today's list include adult books, most of the romance because I love knowing the book is going to end happily. And after this year and all the news, we all could use a little happy.

Here are some favorites this year. I reviewed many of these, feel free to search the blog for details on why I loved these books.

The Christmas Sisters by Sarah MorganHot Winter Nights by Jill ShalvisMoonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah MorganEvery Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlayRainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis
How to Keep a Secret by Sarah MorganA Duke by Default by Alyssa ColeWedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlayChasing Light by Amanda LucidonShelter in Place by Nora Roberts
When We Found Home by Susan MalleryA Princess in Theory by Alyssa ColeAbout That Kiss by Jill ShalvisThe Wedding Date by Jasmine GuilloryGood Luck with That by Kristan Higgins
Duchess by Design by Maya RodaleThe Governess Game by Tessa DareIt's Hard Out Here for a Duke by Maya RodaleBeyond Scandal and Desire by Lorraine HeathForbidden by Beverly Jenkins
Hello Stranger by Lisa KleypasWicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLeanThird Son's a Charm by Shana GalenKill the Queen by Jennifer EstepThe Queen of Sorrow by Sarah Beth Durst

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Favorite Books 2018: Kids and Middle Grade and YA

I might not have finished my GoodReads Challenge this year, but I read a lot of great books.

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo CartayaArmstrong & Charlie by Steven B. FrankThe Big Bad Fox by Benjamin  RennerDragon Overnight by Sarah Mlynowski
The Stone Girl's Story by Sarah Beth DurstThe Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan GlaserSmart Cookie by Elly SwartzThe Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare by Shannon Hale
Elle of the Ball by Elena Delle DonneMouse Rushmore by Lindsey LeavittAbby in Wonderland by Sarah MlynowskiTwo Peas in a Pod by Sarah MlynowskiFront Desk by Kelly Yang
Breakout by Kate MessnerDear Sister by Alison McGhee

Fun Nonfiction:
Born to Dance by Jordan MatterSandwiches! by Alison DeeringLittle Leaders by Vashti HarrisonWhy We March by Artisan PressWhere Is the Grand Canyon? by Jim O'Connor

Middle Grade:
Refugee by Alan GratzNightfall by Shannon MessengerThe Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick RiordanP.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy
The Rose Legacy by Jessica Day GeorgeThe Last Olympian by Rick RiordanAru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani ChokshiAll Summer Long by Hope LarsonTricked by Jen Calonita
See You on a Starry Night by Lisa SchroederAnnie's Life In Lists by Kristin  MahoneyLove Double Dutch! by Doreen Spicer-DannellyRoyal Crown by Meg CabotThe The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
Fake Blood by Whitney GardnerThe Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie BurgisWhy Can't I Be You by Melissa C. WalkerMisfits by Jen CalonitaThe Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case by Elizabeth Eulberg

Spinning by Tillie WaldenIn Search Of Us by Ava DellairaMore Than We Can Tell by Brigid KemmererLove Scene, Take Two by Alex EvansleyStay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
The Fall of Grace by Amy Fellner DominyRoyals by Rachel HawkinsNot If I Save You First by Ally CarterThe Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen WangA Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. KrosoczkaStarry Eyes by Jenn BennettListen to Your Heart by Kasie WestSupergirl by Mariko Tamaki29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz
American Panda by Gloria ChaoSave the Date by Morgan MatsonCatwoman by Sarah J. MaasCheck, Please! by Ngozi UkazuLove à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm