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

An ode to… Kerri Maniscalco

So I’ll be the first to admit that I came to Kerri Maniscalco later than many, many others.  See, I have this prejudice against James Patterson (I mean - unputdownable IS NOT A WORD!!! AAAAH)  and his imprint publishes Maniscalco’s books (well, it did, but now she'll be published elsewhere).  I know I shouldn’t judge … Continue reading An ode to… Kerri Maniscalco

In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren

I’m going to start out by saying that I almost never read Christmas books.  As a person who is Jewish, I make a conscious effort not to read Christmas books. Call it dedication to being different or an obstinate approach to a time of year that drives me crazy, but being Jewish at Christmastime is … Continue reading In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren

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

One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson

On this blog, I try to talk about the books that make me happy, or lacking that, books that give me a strong emotional response that I feel that I just have to talk about.  I avoid sad subjects or books that I hate in order to promote a positive outlook on the world.  If … Continue reading One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson

An ode to… A Court of Thorns and Roses

When I originally decided to write this post, I wanted it to focus on my favorite in the series, book 2 - A Court of Mist and Fury.  I had Mr. Librarian read an early draft and his biggest critique was that I was spending so much time explaining and exploring book 1, that I … Continue reading An ode to… A Court of Thorns and Roses

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

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Ah… the romance novel that started it all.  At least, for me. To be honest with you, my TBR list has been so long for a such long time that I hardly ever have the time or inclination to add books to it just because they seem to be trending everywhere. But even I couldn't … Continue reading The Hating Game by Sally Thorne