The Jane Austen Experience

So, did you read my review last week about Ladies of the House by Lauren Edmondson? Well, you should (and I'm not like biased or anything.) Did you run out and order it like I did? OK, good. So while you're waiting for it to be released or (if you're reading this AFTER February 2021) … Continue reading The Jane Austen Experience

My 2020 Favorites

I know what you're thinking. "But Cheryl, didn't you already do a retrospective on 2020. You couldn't decide on your favorites so you highlighted all the books you reviewed published in 2020. Right?" Well, yes. But in the past year, I've been writing (somewhat) regularly and I've had a lot of fun. So in my … Continue reading My 2020 Favorites

Looking back at 2020

So it's that time of year. The time when everyone tends to take stock of what they have accomplished in the past year. While many people make New Year's Resolutions, I have always avoided the practice. I tend to find that making those resolutions means I am setting myself up for failure. Instead, I like … Continue reading Looking back at 2020

Looking forward to 2021

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year where I get reflective about the year’s past (although is anyone really looking back at 2020 with anything other than disappointment, anger, and contempt?) and I start getting hopeful and excited about the year to come.   Last year at this time, I hadn’t written much … Continue reading Looking forward to 2021

Top 5 Not-Yet-Reviewed Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Novels

Writing about The Hating Game has made me think about the sheer number of enemies-to-lovers books I’ve read.  And how many I love!  So I consulted my partner-in-books, my BFF, who also LOVES this trope, to create a Top 5 list of our favorites!  This list is only comprised of books that haven’t (yet) appeared … Continue reading Top 5 Not-Yet-Reviewed Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Novels

UPDATED Top Ten of 2020

So, back in January I wrote a list of the books I was most looking forward to in 2020.  Now that 2020 is half over, I’ve managed to find more!  More books!  More that are coming out in the second half of the year.  So without further ado, here’s my UPDATED list of books to … Continue reading UPDATED Top Ten of 2020

The Royal Countdown

Since I discovered that I had read 54 (54, seriously?!) royal books, I figured I could share my list of the Top Ten! Without further ado... The Royal Countdown! All the book covers plus a photo from The Tower of London of the British Crown jewels (I'm not that talented a photographer). Check it out, … Continue reading The Royal Countdown

Looking forward to 2020

Happy New Year!   I hope everyone had a wonderful new year!  I spent my New Year’s Eve listening to the eight hour fireworks show in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Those Danes really love their fireworks! Apparently, Danes can legally buy (professional grade - to my untrained American eye) fireworks during the month of December and then can … Continue reading Looking forward to 2020

Best of 2019

Here we are at the end of the year and I’ve barely begun to explore where this blog is going.  I’m making it my New Year’s Resolution to work harder on the blog. To start off on the right foot, I’m letting you all in on my Best of lists.  This is part one. The … Continue reading Best of 2019