2021 · ARC Copy · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror · NetGalley

Book Review (old ARC): Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

Title: Emma in the NightAuthor: Wendy Walker Pages: 298 Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, SuspenseStory Perspective: Alternating First- and Third-PersonThemes: Narcissism, Family, Deception Publication Date: August 8, 2017Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Thank you to the NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for giving me the opportunity to read and review an ARC of Emma in the…… Continue reading Book Review (old ARC): Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

2021 · Book Review · In-Person Book Club · WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: January 20, 2021

Can’t believe we’re halfway through the week! Hope everyone is enjoying their week so far! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To participate, just answer the following three questions: 1. What are you currently reading? Currently, I’m reading three books. Two of which will be ongoing reads; I will…… Continue reading WWW Wednesday: January 20, 2021

2021 · Book Review · History · Nonfiction

Book Review: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon

Title: Lady Almina and the Real Downton AbbeyAuthor: Fiona Carnarvon Pages: 320 Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography, History Publication Date: December 27, 2011 (Original: January 1, 1994)Publisher: Broadway Books Current Countess of Carnarvon tells the historical events that has inspired the show, Downton Abbey. She speaks of Lady Almina who married young to Lord Carnarvon and eventually…… Continue reading Book Review: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon

Book Review · WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: January 13, 2021

Happy Wednesday! I’m back with weekly WWW Wednesdays! I’m excited to think about what I’m reading and what will I be reading next. Hope you all are enjoying some really great books! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To participate, just answer the following three questions: 1. What are…… Continue reading WWW Wednesday: January 13, 2021

Book Review · My Year in Books

My Year in Books – 2020

Unfortunately, I did not make my targeted goal for 2020. I was well on my way, but then baby came along and took up a lot of my time. It was really challenging to find time for myself. Obviously, there isn’t any regret because we love our little one and I wouldn’t trade him for…… Continue reading My Year in Books – 2020

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My Book Bucket List: January/February 2021 Book Poll Closed + Winner

My last poll is done and my next book has been chosen! Unfortunately, this was back in summer 2020 😳. Since becoming a first-time mama late July 2020, I didn’t have the chance to look and see what book was chosen as my next read, but now I’m more able to! The results are in:…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List: January/February 2021 Book Poll Closed + Winner

2021 · Book Review · Nonfiction · Parenting

Book Review: The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp

Title: The Happiest Baby on the BlockAuthor: Harvey Karp Pages: 320 Genre: Non-Fiction, Parenting, Self-Help Publication Date: May 28, 2002Publisher: Bantam In Dr. Karp’s book, he discusses the ways in which new parents can help soothe their newborns during the first few months of baby’s lives, even through the toughest of times. This was a…… Continue reading Book Review: The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp

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Hiatus Status: I’m Back + Yearly Goal

Hello everyone! It has been a while since I last posted something on my blog. Explanation? I became a mama for the first time 🥰 I knew it was hard work, but nothing really prepared me for how exhausting, draining, and challenging it is to be a mama, especially for the first few months of…… Continue reading Hiatus Status: I’m Back + Yearly Goal

Adventure · ARC Copy · Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Children · Middle Grade · NetGalley

ARC Review: Alone in the Woods by Rebecca Behrens

  Title: Alone in the Woods Author: Rebecca Behrens Pages: 320 Genre: Middle Grade, Children, Adventure Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Survival, Self-Esteem, Bravery, Friendship, Bullying Publication Date: October 1, 2020 Publisher: Sourcebooks Young Readers     Thank you to the NetGalley and Sourcebooks Young Readers for giving me the opportunity to read and review…… Continue reading ARC Review: Alone in the Woods by Rebecca Behrens

Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Contemporary · NetGalley · Romance

Book Review: The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin

  Title: The Lies That Bind Author: Emily Giffin Pages: 315 Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Fiction Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Relationships, Honesty, Deception, Forgiveness, Love Publication Date: June 2, 2020 Publisher:Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine       Thank you to the NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine for giving me the opportunity…… Continue reading Book Review: The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin