wine. love. books. fitness.
Wine: Domaine Jolly Petit Chablis
Pair with: Fragments of Ash by Katy Regnery
Fragments of Ash by Katy Regnery
Genre: Adult, Fairy Tale Adaptation, Romance
Wine Pairing: Te’a Roa Sauvignon Blanc
Pair with: Otherwood by Pete Hautman
Otherwood by Pete Hautman
Genre: Middle-Grade; Sci-Fi; Quantum Physics
Bunt by JC Thompson
Pair with Jaclyn and the Beanstalk by Mary Ting.
My review for Jaclyn and the Beanstalk is now available!
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Pair with Eight Goodbyes by Christine Brae.
My review of Eight Goodbyes is now available.
Pair with The Soul Keepers by Devon Taylor
My review of The Soul Keepers is now available!
Pair with: The Trouble with Unicorns by DT Dyllin.
My review of The Trouble with Unicorns is now available!
Pair with Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski.
My review of Everything Under the Sun is now available.
Laurel’s review for Rosie’s Glasses is now available!
BookShark/BookSpark future read.
Review to come soon.
My review of Salt is now available.
Laurel’s review of Birds From Head to Tail is now available!
I’ve heard nothing but great things about this beaut! I can’t wait for my schedule to slow down just a bit so I can enjoy it too!
What can’t you wait to get into on your TBR List?
Guest Reviewer, Laurel, takes us on a very unordinary adventure with Albert in this week’s Kids Day Book Review!
“There are certain, special moments in our lives that we’ll remember forever. Even when we’re ninety and on our death bed. For some, it’s their first kiss. Others, it’s marriage. For many, it’s the birth of their children. Important memories we cling to in dark moments, memories that give us strength and provide happiness at the times we need joy most.” - Terminal 19 by LR Olson
Super cute, fun and easy read by Jennifer Honeybourn!
“Some people have school spirit.
Shelby Black has real ones…”
Review! - Royal Rogue by Jessica Peterson
NOW IN STORES!
Five words to describe Royal Rogue: WOW!, Steamy, Hot, Lewd & Heartbreaking.
“Tomorrow is today. These are the things that will happen.”
- The Oracle Year
ARC Review! - The Isle of Gold by Seven Jane 🌊⛵🐙
Today feels like a fairy tale kind of day…
Now the only question:
-Is it sweet and loving? 💙
-Or gory and scary? 👹
This week’s BookMail!
+ Gallery Books & Ruth Ware for The Death of Mrs. Westaway
+ Henry Holt for Unbeaten
+ Random House & Liana Finck for Passing for Human
+ and Gallery Books (again) & Madisen Kuhn for Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better
Can’t wait to devour each and everyone of these! 😋
Look for the review next week!
New thing I’m starting is a Kids Book Review Day, and what better day than Fridays?! This week’s Kids-Day Friyay Book Review is:
Lex by Dimitris Chatzilias
An upcoming review from the wonderful people at BookSparks!
Thank you BookSharks and Kari Bovee for this opportunity!
Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen
Coming Soon! - July 10th
If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know that I am a HUGE Beauty and the Beast fan! So much so that I wish to (one day) name my daughter Belle, and for her to have a big fluffy dog (who is, naturally, her best friend and protector) and name him Beast. (Yes, life goals are amazing in your 30s, but it’s true!) So, tell me a book or a movie about my favorite fairy tale is coming out, then you better sign me up, because you know I’m into that!
Partying like its 1776 with a glass of Le Ruse Renard Cabernet Franc - tomorrow’s book review pairing! (And some water, because who sips wine through a straw?!)
When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
From the acclaimed author of The Assistants comes another gutsy book about the importance of women taking the reins - this time, when it comes to love, sex, and self-acceptance. Written with Camille Perri’s signature wry wit and charm, When Katie Met Cassidy is a fun, fast-paced romantic comedy about gender and sexuality, and the importance of figuring out who we are in order to go after what we truly want.
What do you do when you’ve been left at the dealership for 4 hours and you forgot to get your current read our of the car?
“Test Drive” a car to the bookstore, of course!
📚 Book Review! 📚
The Secret Lives of Royals is a mix of The Devil Wears Prada and The Princess Diaries. Take out all of the drinking, and this book would be great for tweens.
Monday’s book review of Saving Grace by Vi Carter paired with this luscious red! Yum! 😋
Review of Fighting My Affections by Elizabeth Wills posted yesterday on my blog. 🌺💜
I was MIA yesterday due to migraines plaguing me for the last couple of days. So I took a break from social media - all electronics actually - and no reading.😳😢
Book Review on Saving Grace by Vi Carter is posted on my blog!
One of these books will be this month’s BOTM Review book.
Which do you hope it is?
My review of The Girl From Our Moon is up on my blog!
My review for The Winding Maze (and the whole Rogue Elegance series by @authorkadowling (Instagram handle) is up! ❤️
Some of my finds from my trip to my happy place earlier this week.
I’ve heard nothing but amazing and great things about each of these books and I can’t wait to get to crack each one of them open!
I love logging in to find fun things like this with my name tagged! 😃
Great big thank you to @theloudlibrarylady (Instagram handle), @simonbooks (Instagram handle) and @laurenweisberger (Instagram handle) for this win! 😃 Can’t wait to read it!
Earlier this week I drove 2 hours to get to my happy place. 🚗 Can you guess where that is?
A few days ago @caralrussell (Instagram handle) tagged me to do a #bookishrainbow in honor of #pridemonth. 🌈 So I have taken several of my @bookofthemonth books from over the last year to create this beauty!
Now it’s your turn to show your support and love!
I just love opening up my Kindle to find a free book!
Big thanks to @goodreads for this little surprise! Can’t wait to read and review SOCK MATE THEORY by Naomi Griffin later this month!
One super cute coming of age romantic beach read is My Lullaby of You by Alia Rose, which comes out June 16th!
Have to love bookmail, especially when you’ve been waiting ever so patiently for it to arrive!
Thank you to author KA Dowling for sending me this ARC! Can’t wait to dive in!
A little wine to go with this week’s Book Review of Still Lives? I think so!
This week’s Book Review: Still Lives by Maria Hummel.
Some of my favorite hand-me-downs are old books from my grandmother, great-aunt, mother and mother-in-law. I hold them very near and dear to my heart.
Monday Night Reads.
Come the end of the month, I will no longer be employed by the state of WV due to cutbacks. So, naturally, this has Jack and me looking at our financials.
It’s always nice to freshen up on some of those things that you know you should remember, but unfortunately remember incorrectly. I figure since we redid our finances yesterday, today I should take the time to make sure they make sense!
My very first ARC review and I’m ecstatic that it was Rea Frey’s debut novel Not Her Daughter! Rea is such an inspiration for me and this book is physical evidence of her inspiration!
A gripping tale that catches you from the beginning with it’s non-linear timeline and multi-person point-of-view. If Gone Girl and The Couple Next Door had a baby, this would be the result!
A trip to Nashville for a half marathon.
A few days in Morgantown for work.
A week at Walt Disney World.
After two extremely fun (and completely exhausting) weeks, I’m finally home! I was beyond excited to spend time with my family (none of whom went with me on these trips) and finally get to sleep in my own bed.
Little did I know that this little surprise was waiting for me and going to ruin all my plans! As you can tell, I didn’t even care what I looked like, I just wanted a photo to show my excitement (and gratitude) for having received this ARC! Thank you Rea Frey! I”m beyond excited to be one of the firsts to get to read your debut novel!
As my time at Disney comes to an end, this week’s Book Blog Post is about the books that Disney has inspired others to write.
This series by Selena Valentino is one of my favorites! I love reading my favorite classics with a twist. Even more, I love reading the other side of the story. After all, every story has two sides!
While I walk around Downtown Disney and become a Princess for the rest of the week, you can read today’s book blog post about the history and back stories about some of Disney’s most loved fairy tales!
This week’s wine pairing for for this week’s review of Where’d You Go, Bernadette is Querencia.
Querencia, a term often used in bullfighting, refers to an area of the ring where the bull goes to muster his energy. I chose Querencia to pair with this week’s read because while reading it I often felt like a bull, mustering my energy, while Bernadette taunted me with all her “red flag” craziness!
This week’s book review is not your typical serious mystery-thriller, but fun and silly. It’s also not one single book, but a whole series of audio books.
This is one set of books I would take with me to the beach, plop down in the sand and devour while soaking up the sunshine!
Sneak peek at next week’s Pinterest Reading Challenge Book Review: A Book with and Unreliable Narrator.
Full review posts April 19th!
Sneak peek for April’s Book of the Month review!
Full review posts April 26th!
“You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret…
is to press play.”
If you’ve already read Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You, then make sure you check out this week’s Comparative Read: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.
A powerfully gripping tale of what it’s like to be different., trying to fit in, and the things it makes you do. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever felt out of place in the world, and even to those who feel they have always fit in.
A cow's knee.
Barkbox with an extra toy and a Birthday Pup Pie!
Photos of my little sunshine over the last year. Part 2
Photos of my little sunshine over the last year. Part 1
Rockin' his new colar!
Who would have thought we'd be wearing tanktops in October?!
...with a book and tea
Emry & I like to stick our tongues out at each other
Monongahela National Forest
What's your favorite dinosaur?
Sneak Peak at this weeks book review of a book based on a true story.
Wild and Wonderful Wednesday! Check out this year's W&W Morgantown Marathon on Saturday, September 23.
This is me everyday.
Let's Go! Mountaineers!
you need Rex to nibble on your ear.
Believe in the impossible.