Women’s History Month [Book Tag]

March 29, 2021

Women’s History Month Book Tag

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Thanks Lisa @ Hopewell’s Public Library of Life Blog for the inspiration for today’s book tag!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post. Thanks for the inspiration Hopewell’s Public Library of Life!
  • Link to the creator’s blog in your post Thank you, Margaret at Weird Zeal!
  • Answer the questions below using only books written by women
  • Feel free to use the same graphics
  • Tag 8 others to take part in the tag

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Women’s history month is one of my favorite topical posts to create. I debated about using the same format I’ve used in the past, but then I came across Lisa’s tag post last week and “bingo!” I knew this was the direction for this year’s post celebrating women characters, women authors, and women’s achievement!

Book with an intelligent female character:

These are my favorite types of characters and I’ve met so many of them through the books I’ve read!

Invisible Woman by Erika Robuck

The Invisible Woman

Virginia is a complex and complicated character. She’s tough-minded, a demanding leader, cunning, and smart with her disguises, planning, and problem solving. (based on a real-life person)

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The 20 Questions Book Tag

March 22, 2021

The 20 Questions Book Tag

20 Questions Book Tag (text over a background of a tall stack of books)

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Do you enjoy book tag posts or do you enjoy writing them? I always enjoy reading them and appreciate the tags, but I don’t have a stellar record in responding to them! Thanks Kimberly @ My Bookish Bliss for the tag!

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Questions

1. How many books are too many books in a series?

I’m easily addicted to a series, so the more the merrier for me! I love returning to a familiar world and relaxing into the read because it’s a world and an author I know and trust. It also solves the dilemma of “what to read next.” Probably my most favorite series is the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache/Three Pines series by Louise Penny. I’ve read sixteen installments in which each one is creative and fresh and compelling. Another long series I’ve read is the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith. I’ve read all twenty-one installments and some are stronger than others. What is your favorite series? Have you read a series with over ten installments?

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

Hummmm…..I usually don’t like cliffhangers. Even in a series, I feel that each installment should be able to be read as a “stand-alone.” For example, Louise Penny’s most recent installment, All the Devils Are Here is a great read but I doubt if readers would want to read the previous fifteen installments before reading it! I appreciate the series because although there are overarching themes that carry through, each installment has a self-contained mystery to solve and a satisfactory conclusion. I recently read Ghost by Jason Reynolds (MG) and although I knew it was part of a four-part series, I thought I could read it as a stand alone. I was surprised at the end of the book to find a minor cliffhanger…..so onto book two! Same….onto book three. Same….finally I read all four books in the series because I just had to know what happened! The cliffhangers were actually cleverly done and I admire the author’s ability to gently encourage the reader to read the next book!

3. Hardback or paperback?

For a few years now, I’ve read exclusively on my kindle. However, when I bought physical books, I preferred hardbacks because they look nicer on a bookshelf. When traveling, of course, I preferred paperbacks….most of the time I would leave them behind in airports, restaurants, or hotel lobbies for other readers!

4. Favorite book?

This is like asking me to name my favorite child! An impossible question! First, I’d ask “Which Genre?” My favorite genre is historical fiction and the book that hooked me on histfic and gave me my first book hangover was Gone With the Wind! However, in recent years, the histfic book I recommend most often is Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. My favorite complicated family drama is A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza. My favorite epistolary is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. My favorite mystery is the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny. A couple of old favorites are Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh and The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. I’m busy creating a lifetime favorites list in my mind which I’ll publish on the blog one of these days.

5. Least favorite book?

I don’t usually like to bring attention to books that are not my favorite because I feel like no two persons read the same book, and my favorite might be your least favorite and vice versa. I also don’t relish hurting an author’s feelings. To answer this question though, I’ll mention a few books that did not provide me with great reading experiences. I generally don’t appreciate heavily character-driven books where nothing happens! I remember the first time I realized this about myself I was reading Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. The Accidental Tourist also bored me. (sorry Anne Tyler fans!) The last book I was terribly disappointed in was Bridge of Clay by Marcus Zusak. I highly anticipated a great read because of the author, but the story was all sadness, too much offensive profanity, and too long. I also don’t like books that are too dark. Joshilyn Jackson’s Never Have I Ever comes to mind. I was engaged with the mildly thrillerish aspect of the story until near the end when she included an icky child abuse scene that appeared to be included simply for shock value. I vowed to put her on my “authors I might want to avoid list” because her stories are a bit too dark for me. One book that I actually hated only because of the ending is Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. I was tempted to throw that book across the room because of the twist at the end where I felt “punked” by the author. The last book I’ll mention disliking is American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld. It’s fan fiction about Laura Bush (wife of President George Bush), and I thought it was crass and not reflective at all of the gracious and lovely person. I’m embarrassed for her that it was written. Yes. I do have strong opinions about books that never make it to the blog! I’m sure some of you are screaming at your screen right now because I have mentioned one or more of the books you’ve loved. All I can say is that reading is a personal experience, and no two persons ever read the same book.

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The Currently Reading Book Tag

December 23, 2020

The Currently Reading Book Tag

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***This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

I’m continuing to have FUN during these days before Christmas by catching up on some tags. I appreciate each tag, but I’m not the best at responding! Yesterday, I completed Davida’s Sunshine Blogger’s Award tag.

Thanks Emily @ Frappes and Fiction for tagging me!

The Questions:

How many books do you usually read at once?

I can do a deep dive into one OR I can read three at a time. When I read multiple books, I almost always read different genres. I think it works well to read a fiction and a nonfiction at the same time. I find that most nonfiction can easily be read in chunks allowing space for reading another book. Some readers who read multiple books at a time use time blocking. For example, you might read nonfiction during your morning reading time, a fiction for some afternoon reading time, and poetry or something inspirational before bed. Another strategy for reading multiple books is to choose a fiction/nonfiction book pairing (some examples of pairings in this post). Sometimes I enjoy reading an ebook and an audio book concurrently (ebook for my at-home reading spot and audio for driving, walking, or doing chores). Probably the most I read at one time is three….but I could do more! How about you? How many books do you read at once? Do you have a certain strategy for reading more than one book at a time?

How do you decide to switch between multiple reads?

I’m a huge mood reader so if I’m reading something dense or heavy, I’ll choose a lighter read to balance it out. A good example of this is when I read The Only Plane in the Sky...it was so emotional and heavy that I must have read four books during the time I read Last Plane because I could only read a few pages at a time.  Another example is Gentleman in Moscow. Although it was beautifully written and I was committed to finishing it, I found that I needed to take breaks from it and read something else. This strategy kept me from DNFing it and helped me hang in there until I reached the faster-paced ending. Another reason I might switch is if I have an ARC deadline pending or a library due date looming. If you read multiple books at a time, how do you decide when to switch?

Do you ever switch bookmarks partway through a book?

I don’t usually read physical books so I don’t use bookmarks. When I do use a bookmark, I love my little magnetic butterfly and I don’t switch. I like the magnetic bookmark because it doesn’t fall out like other bookmarks! Do you have a favorite bookmark?

What time of day do you read most?

Because I’m recently retired, I read at all times of the day and night. However, you can ALWAYS find me reading late at night after the house is quiet. I like to spend my morning hours checking in with social media and blog hopping. If I’m captivated by a book, I will read ALL day like it’s my job!

How long do you typically read in one session?

Like I mentioned above, I can read ALL day (joys of retirement and the empty nest!)! How much I read in one session really depends on the book and what else is going on in my life. I can typically read a 300-350 page book in one day, so that means I can read a very long time in one session!

Do you read hardcovers with the dust jacket off?

Nope. I usually leave it on. If I took it off, I would probably misplace it or it would get smashed somewhere. Safer to leave it on in my opinion. Plus the flap makes a handy bookmark! Do you leave yours on?

What position do you mainly use to read?

I like to switch up positions frequently (because I read so long in one session!), but I think my favorite position in on my back with my head propped…either on the couch, a recliner, or in bed. The only danger in this position is that if I fall asleep, my kindle drops in my face! What is your most comfortable position for reading?

Do you take your current read with you everywhere you go?

Absolutely! Because I read on kindle, I have the kindle app on my phone which is with me at all times (the kindle app syncs to my current read) . I look forward to waiting rooms and long lines (pre-pandemic) where I will always seize the opportunity to read! My favorite place to read is in a local bagel shop! Do you read on the go?

How often do you upgrade your Goodreads reading progress?

I update Goodreads when I begin a book and when I finish. I don’t always update my progress unless it’s a book that I’ll be reading over a long period or if I need to return it to the library before I’m finished. I do check my Goodreads news feed every day though. I also use it to check reviews and to track the number of books I read in a year. Are we friends on Goodreads?

***I TAG anyone who wants to participate!



Thanks again Emily for the tag! I hope you enjoyed my answers!

Related: Check out my recent post: What Is Your Reading Style?

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Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



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Sunshine Blogger Award #TakeTwo

December 22, 2020

Sunshine Blogger Award #TakeTwo

Sunshine Blogger Award (text on a field of marigolds...top and bottom yellow and blue star border)

I’m honored to be the recipient of awards and tags…..unfortunately, I have difficulty with follow-through! My apologies to anyone I haven’t responded to who has tagged me!

I’m taking a blogging break of sorts this week (Christmas Week) to have some FUN! I thought today might be a perfect time to acknowledge this thoughtful award from Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog.

Here are the rules for today’s tag:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their page (THANKS Davida!)
  • List the rules
  • Answer the 11 questions
  • Nominate 11 new bloggers and ask them 11 new questions

My Answer to Davida’s Questions:

First of all, if you had to pick one author as your #1 favorite, who would it be; and what book of theirs would you recommend others read first?

No surprise here, folks! Fredrick Backman is currently my favorite author. I wrote an entire post about it here. He’s a skilled wordsmith, creative, risk-taking, thoughtful, and heavily character-driven I’m a completist and have read all his work. These are my favs in order:

What genre do you refuse to read, and why?

If you’ve followed me for long, you will notice that my reviews heavily involve certain genres/subgenres (histfic, complicated family dramas, literary fiction, women’s fiction, memoirs, biographies, and new releases). Conspicuously absent are reviews of thrillers, paranormal, erotica, horror, crime fiction, true crime, child abduction, and anything extremely graphic, violent, or disturbing. I’m an HSP (highly sensitive person) in my reading life and I think real life is scary enough. To give you an idea, American Dirt and The Huntress are about as harrowing as I can handle without triggering nightmares! Interestingly, I can read about concentration camps in my WW11 histfic selections without ill effects.

Do You Think You Spend Too Much Time Blogging or Not Enough Time Blogging?

For me, I have found a good balance and I think I spend just about the right amount of time. I’m recently retired, so reading/blogging fills those hours…and it’s certainly been nice to have something to take my mind off the pandemic! I love my blogging life and treasure my blogging friendships!

When you’re reading a book and you suddenly realize you don’t like it, what makes you decide you can’t read further, if at all?

I’m NOT afraid to DNF for several reasons: triggering content, excessive profanity (especially combined with other factors), boredom (nothing happening…feelings of dread and not of joy when I pick up the book, mindless scrolling social media instead of reading), not my preferred genre, disturbing content, and an overly done author agenda. I wrote a post about my love/hate relationship with DNF here.

Is there a nickname, persona or “handle” that you use online, and if so, what’s the story behind it?

I use some version of reading ladies across all platforms (if you have a bookish account, let’s connect):

Twitter (ReadingLadiesBC)
Instagram (readingladies_book_club)
Goodreads Carol (Reading Ladies)
Pinterest (ReadingLadies)

Here’s the story behind the handle: I was reading the recent installment of No 1 Ladies Detective Agency at the time and I thought I could do a take-off on that like No 1 Ladies Reading Club … or some variation. The tech person helping me set up my blog gave me the side-eye when I explained how to spell “No” and gently explained that I needed something people didn’t have to wonder how to spell…so I said “fine….reading ladies book club @ readingladies.com). Honestly, I didn’t think much about it. I just wanted my blog to be up and running. If I could change it at this point, I might change it to “Sunflowers and Stories” or something (cuter) like that. Another reason behind the (plural) name is that I would eventually like this to be a team effort. I’d love to bring a new blogger on board who would like to learn the ropes of blogging without going solo….like an intern. It’s always tricky to find someone with similar interests and style. I know there’s a person out there, I just need to connect! So a long-range goal is to make Reading Ladies a team!

What is one food you could eat every single day and never tire of eating it?

Chocolate!

If you could build your dream home in your dream type of location, where would it be?

My dream home would definitely be in a tropical location overlooking the ocean!

What makes you angrier than anything else, and what do you do to express or repress your anger?

Hummmm….it makes me angry when adults mistreat, ignore, or damage children. I think people throughout history that have rescued children (like Tante Truus in The Last Train to London) are the best people! I just finished reading The Leavers and the way the adults treated Daniel caused me such grief that it greatly affected my reading experience. I felt the same way when I read Before We Were Yours or Orphan Train. These are the most difficult reads for me. In my teaching career, I tried to get my students any help they needed from the counselor. I took all their concerns seriously and did my best to help or listen or care….that’s all I could do. I was always the teacher knocking at the psychologist’s door insisting on services for a child!

When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I’m not sure I was 10, but I remember when I was young wanting to be an author. When I was a little older, I dreamed of owning a book store. Neither of these dreams came true….but in my teaching career my passion was to create lifelong readers and to cultivate the joy of reading, and hopefully, my blog supports the reading world! In a way, my life has always been literary and has revolved around books and reading.

If you could choose any destination to visit anywhere in the world when this virus ends, where would you decide to go, and why?

  1. South Dakota for my family reunion that was canceled during the pandemic
  2. Hawaii (to read on the beach)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you like answering these types of questions?

I guess an 8! Did you enjoy my answers?

My Nominees:

I follow hundreds of blogs, so I hesitate to single out bloggers. To follow the rules, though, I need to mention a few. Give them a follow! These nominees represent lovely and supportive blogging friends whom I interact with on a regular basis.

Feel free to participate…or not!

Nicki @ The Secret Library Book Review Blog

Lynne @ Fictionophile

Carla @ Carla Loves To Read

Tina @ Reading Between the Pages

Jaymi @ The OC Book Girl

Hopewell’s Public Library of Life

Karen @ Booker Talk

Sandy @ Sandy’s Book a Day Blog

Julie @ A Little Book Problem

Debbie @ Deb’s World

Jonetta @ Blue Mood Cafe

My Questions:

  1. What is your favorite genre to review?
  2. Where is your favorite place to read?
  3. Do you remember your first book hangover?
  4. What is your favorite snack and/or beverage while reading?
  5. What was your favorite children’s book?
  6. I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never ever read __________.
  7. Three people I’d invite to a literary dinner party are __________, __________, and __________.
  8. The blogger/bookstagramer that has most inspired me is _________ and why.
  9. If I dressed up as a literary character for Halloween, I would choose to be __________.
  10. If I could introduce one literary character to another literary character, I would introduce __________ to __________ because __________.
  11. Are you a DNFer or a FINISHer?

THANKS for the tag Davida! I hope you enjoyed my answers!



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Blogger Recognition Award

May 13, 2019

I’ve Been Nominated For The Blogger Recognition Award!

Blogger Recognition Award

I’ve been nominated! It makes my day to be nominated for an award! Bloggers work hard to bring their followers consistent, inspiring, and relevant posts, and although it’s thrilling when followers leave likes and comments, it’s extra thrilling when fellow bloggers recognize and shout out your efforts.

It’s with a full heart that I shout out a huge thank you to Amanda at The Lexington Bookie for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. As well as answering the questions, this is a great opportunity for me to share a few extraordinary bloggers with you.

Blogger Recognition Award Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger for nominating you and give the link to their blog.
  2. Write a blog post on your website showing the award.
  3. Describe the story of why you started your blog.
  4. Write two pieces of advice you have for new bloggers.
  5. Nominate 10 more bloggers.
  6. Notify each of your nominees that you have nominated them.

Why I Started Blogging:

When I first contemplated retirement from my teaching career, I knew I would need to channel that passion and energy. I needed something I could jump right into that would help ease the bittersweet sting of retirement. I started by thinking about my interests and skills: I am a voracious reader, I love searching out and recommending the best books (especially histfic), I love to read new releases, I love to write, I often annoy others by oversharing my great reads with anyone who will listen, I am not intimidated by technology, (teaching required learning new technology and before my teaching career I dabbled in graphic design), and I was already an avid reader of various blogs. During the last week of teaching, I drove home each night dreaming and scheming about creating my own space on the world wide web to share my love of reading and great books. On the last day of teaching (June 17), I hunkered down with a yellow pad to write my first blog post. By July, I had met with a techie friend (thanks Chad!) to help me with the intricacies of WordPress and by July 27, I was ready to hit publish. Of course, the weeks and months since then have provided great opportunities for learning more about the wonderful world of blogging.

Advice For New Bloggers:

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Sunshine Blogger Award✺

Sunshine Blogger Award✺

sunshine blogger award

October 14, 2018

Taking a break from a book review today for some fun!

The Lexington Bookie unexpectedly and graciously nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award (You’re awesome Amanda, thank you!). I had some pending reviews to finish and this is somewhat out of my comfort zone, thus I’ve procrastinated for a few weeks. So, here we go!

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog  (The Lexington Bookie)
  2. Answer the questions
  3. Nominate 11 blogs with 11 questions
  4. List the rules as well as display the Sunshine Award Logo on your post

AMANDA’S QUESTIONS and My Answers:

  1. Top three non-series books–go.
    :::::Sigh::::: choosing three out of the number of books I read seems like an overwhelming task. So I decided to choose three from a specific genre. The genre with the smallest number of books read (thus reducing my angst at choosing three) is Escapist or Vacation Reads. My top three books in the Escapist/Vacation Read genre include Castle of Water by Dane Hucklebridge (a castaways romance), The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain (science fiction/time travel, histfic, mother/daughter), and How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry (a book about books, romance, quaint seaside English village). These three also might fall into the chick lit genre. All the reviews can be found on the blog if you check the A-Z Index. If you’re looking for a book for your next vacation, start with one of these!
  2. NetGalley, Edelweiss or other?
    I’m a NetGalley newbie!  Tips?!
  3. Favorite animal and why?
    cooperMy favorite animal has to be a Labrador or Golden Retriever. A dog of this breed is truly your best friend, loyal companion, and lives to please. Meet “Cooper.” Favorite exotic animal is an elephant. I love the story of how a group of elephants surround another elephant when that elephant is in danger of being attacked by a predator or when giving birth. It’s a great lesson in having each other’s back.
  4. Book that you thought you were going to love and was super let down?
    There have been several, but this year I can think of two: I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter and Lincoln in the Bardo. I know they’ve received some good reviews and I was looking forward to the reads but they were both not for me and shelved as DNF.
  5. Book that you thought you’d dislike and ended up loving?
    There have been a few, but one that stands out is the Hunger Games Trilogy. (Better than the movies!) Once I started I couldn’t stop and read all three in one week during Spring Break from teaching. I did like the first and second books more than the third and have mixed feelings about the ending, but overall it’s a great series which I devoured and it totally surprised me!
  6. What genres do you enjoy the most?
    This should NOT be a surprise to my followers! Historical Fiction is the genre I enjoy the most (obviously!). But thanks for asking!
  7. Where do you get your reads from (i.e. book shops, online, library, etc)?
    The primary place I go for books is the library! Disclaimer: I use Libby/Overdrive apps to read electronically and rarely make a physical visit to the library. I average 8-10 reads per month and it would be too expensive to buy them all. I’ll let you in on a best kept secret….if the library doesn’t have the book you want, ask them to purchase it and you will be put on a waiting list (I do this through the Overdrive app)…when they buy it, you will be at the top of the wait list! Next, I am always on the lookout for Amazon Kindle deals (I subscribe to MMD Daily Kindle Deals Email and find many great books this way). I usually don’t pay full price for a book unless it’s a new release that I simply can’t wait to read (looking at you Kingdom of the Blind). Of course, my family gifts me Amazon cards for birthdays and holidays so I feel comfortable ordering a book occasionally at full price.  I very rarely purchase a book from a bookstore unless it’s for a gift that I need immediately.
  8. Blogs you love following?
    I’m a blog addict! These are a FEW of the blogs I read on a regular basis! (I’m sure I’ll think of more as soon as I hit Publish…I may come back to edit this as I think of more.)
    Black Coffee With White Friends (important thoughts about race), Top Shelf Text (for ideas on diverse reads), Modern Mrs. Darcy (all things books), The Thankful Heart (inspiration, hospitality, recipes, reflection, etc), Under the Sycamore (photography, lifestyle, family), GraceLaced (art, inspiration), Ann Voskamp (inspiration, meditation, reflection, author of One Thousand Gifts), Jess + The Mess (special needs, blended family), Kendra Nicole (lifestyle, family, and book reviews), The Livesay Haiti Blog (missionaries providing leadership and support for maternal health care), …… for more book blogs see the links of “nominees” below.
  9. Place you’d love to travel to, either in a book or in real life?
    I will never pass up a trip to Hawaii or another exotic tropical location!
  10. Biggest blogging/blogger/book reviewer pet peeve?
    I admire the effort that all bloggers put into their work to help readers choose their next read. Although sometimes it bugs me when reviewers provide a synopsis and a star rating without ever telling the reader what the reviewer liked or didn’t like about the book. Sometimes I wonder if the reviewer really read the book. Which brings me to a second pet peeve and that is bookstagramers (instagramers whose accounts are focused on books) who post beautiful pictures of books and never ever offer a review! Again, I suspect they’re not actually reading!
  11. Favorite book review you’ve written, and link please!
    I have many favorites, but I think perhaps the review that I worked the hardest on was The Hate U Give.

MY QUESTIONS:

  1. Your favorite genre to review.
  2. Your favorite place to read.
  3. Your first book hangover.
  4. Your favorite snack and/or beverage while reading.
  5. Your favorite children’s book.
  6. I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never ever read __________.
  7. Three people I’d invite to a literary dinner party are __________, __________, and __________.
  8. The blogger/bookstagramer that has most inspired me is _________ and why.
  9. If I dressed up as a literary character for Halloween, I would choose to be __________.
  10. If I could introduce one literary character to another literary character, I would introduce __________ to __________ because __________.
  11. Have you ever dreamed of owning an indie book store? Give us the details!

MY NOMINEES:

(I have linked to a recent book review post instead of the home page in case the current post isn’t book related)

  1. What Megan Reads (reviews read like you’re sitting across the table for a chat and a cuppa)
  2. Jennifer Tar Heel Reader (especially supportive of new bloggers!)
  3. Novels and Nonfiction  (you will appreciate her professional layout, design, and reviews)
  4. The Ardent Biblio (well-known for exquisite literary dinner parties and gorgeous photography…and of course, reviews)
  5. Traveling with T (reviews of new releases and giveaways)
  6. Top Shelf Text (founder of the Diverse Books Club)
  7. Perfictionist-Tiff (consistently thoughtful reviews)
  8. Reading Brings Joy (delightful person and reviews)
  9. Silver’s Reviews (find the newest releases here!)
  10. Jenna Reads Books, Etc. (thoughtful book reviews and more….always fun with Jenna)
  11. The Pages In-Between (ambitious blogger)
  12. Anyone who would like to join in the fun!! There are so many more blogs I enjoy, but these are the first few that came up in my history.

***Nominees: This is for fun, so don’t feel stressed….if you have the time and inclination, it would be great!

All of these Nominees (book bloggers) have great reviews and are super supportive, so I hope they enjoy the tag and their Sunshine Blogger Award! Please check them out…I know they’d appreciate the “view.”

Thanks again for the fun questions Lexington Bookie!! I hope you enjoy the answers!!

I’ll be back on Friday with a regular review!

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