This week, a friend of mine was asking what I was reading. I’ve been in reading rut all year almost and it’s been a little tough. However, usually I pick up romance books to get me back into the habit of reading after a slump. I explained to this friend that I rank books on a level of spiciness. From cool they love each other to whoa hopefully no one sees me reading these in public. I thought it would be fun to use the Scoville Scale (used to rank spicy peppers) to recommend some of my favorite romance series for the people looking to read only the best parts or avoid them like I do sometimes. (Hey! We all have our tastes in books!) Continue reading “Ranking My Favorite Romance Series on the Scoville Scale of Spiciness”
Graduation season is quickly approaching, we thought it would be good to talk about the book (or books!) by female authors that we’d give to students graduating high school. I’ve decided for this prompt I’m going to do part book review and part graduation gift. Continue reading “#BookishBloggersUnite – Books for Seniors by Women Authors”
I’m so excited that it’s FRIDAY and the weekend is here! Not only does that mean I can stay up and read late, but it also means that #BookishBloggersUnite is going on today. The fabulous Sue at Doddy About Books is hosting this week and she wanted to celebrate Women’s History Month so we’re talking about our favorite female authors by genre. If you want to participate, don’t forget to add the link to your post by clicking the button at the bottom of Sue’s post. My post is being done with a little twist… Continue reading “#BookishBloggersUnite – Kicking Off US Women’s History Month”
I had a stinkin’ awful, no good, rotten February. Maybe it was the shortened month so I had less days at work. Possibly it was the books I read being too serious or just flat-out bad. Maybe it was my mail getting placed in the wrong box and all my packages being sent back and experiencing bad customer service from my subscription box (bye Book of the Month. It was nice knowing you). I’m glad it’s behind me and so I’d like to focus on the positive: my favorite books of February 2018. Continue reading “Favorite Books of February 2018”
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I’m not much of a romance reader overall so writing something that’s Valentine’s Day themed would hard to do. Instead, I would like to talk about some of my favorite black female authors in honor of Black History Month. Continue reading “Black Female Authors I Love”
I received this book as a galley from the publisher and it in no way influences my review. In fact, I really wanted to enjoy The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. Unfortunately, after a few days to sit with this book and think about it, I still feel tepid at best towards it. Continue reading “The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin”
As I write this, we are seven days into the New Year. And the news has been really strange. One of the top headlines was that the US President was trying to silence a publication of a book called Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff. I had no intention of reading it, but when I received a copy from a friend, I decided to see what it was about.
I’ve been hanging onto this post idea for a few weeks, but haven’t gotten around to talking about it. Since my schedule was already messed up by my Dan Brown detour last week, I decided it was time to dust off the cobwebs and talk about podcasts.
I consider myself a political enthusiast. So much so, I got my degree in politics, picked US Presidents for my essay topics in high school, and have continued learning about US government and politics since I graduated. Was I going to read the book Hillary Clinton wrote on the election? You better believe it. Continue reading “What Happened by Hillary Clinton – My Reading Nook”