Monday, November 27, 2023

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday - Nov 27

Welcome to It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday.   


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.     

Welcome back! Here we are at the last Monday in November. It is Sunday as I am writing this, and I passed 46,000 words for my NaNoWriMo project. This is actually going to be a crazy work week, so I am doing my best to stay focused and hopefully finish on time. 

Hope those who celebrate had a nice Thanksgiving. We had more people than expected, and the weather was good. We are blessed. Here are a few photos.

We had a few desserts

Table set

Theo resting after a long day of company

Flowers from our sister-in-law

Despite coming close to surgery, Dwight has not learned he shouldn't ingest plastic

Posted on the blog last week:

Review & Gift Card Giveaway for Resparking Creativity by Fatemah Mizra & Sumayyah Rafiq
Review of The Twelve Months of Christmas by Sheila Roberts

Since we had a trip to take the Lil' Princess back to the airport over the weekend, I read this one in the car, which bumped my NetGalley feedback ratio to 93%. My review appears here

I will get back to these in December. 

Upcoming virtual book tours:
  • The King Who Lost His Colors by Glen Liset - November 27 (review at TC&TBC)
  • One Upon a Christmas Castle by Virginia Barlow - November 30 (spotlight)
  • Scrapper's Christmas Story by Maria J. Andrade - December 4 (review at TC&TBC)
  • Christmas Cove by Sarah Dresser - December 4 (First chapter review)
  • The Location Shoot by Patricia Leavy - January 31 (interview)  
At Christmas Year Round last week:

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

I ordered this book with a gift card that I had. This novella collection was released last October.

In this glittering and heartwarming collection, three of today’s bestselling sweet romance novelists offer up the gift of cheer for the winter holiday season.

A Christmas Do-Over by Sheila Roberts

Darby doesn’t want to go home for the holidays, but a career fail sends her slinking back to the small town she always wanted to escape. No one there is especially glad to see the former mean girl—especially not her sister, Erica, or childhood best friend, Gregory. Darby is working hard to be a better person, but has she eaten enough humble pie to make amends?

Dashing Through the Snow by Melissa Ferguson

When Willow’s boyfriend of seven years dumps her on the eve of a romantic getaway, she decides to take the two-week train trip on The Christmas Express alone. Hurt as she feels, she can’t anticipate how the hilarious rebound ride with conductor Oliver, elf Ian, and aging world adventurer Clarence will heal her heart—and renew her sense of worth.

A Perfectly Splendid Christmas by Amy Clipston

Kacey adores the metropolitan life, but when she gets away to help her sister during a family crisis and run her bakery, she falls in love with former classmate Drew. The problem: he’s a small-town man, and she’s a big-city woman. Is their love big enough to overcome such a major difference?

Curl up with your favorite holiday drink and sink into three worlds where dreams once thought long-gone are still within reach.

“Filled with Christmas spirit, and a little chaos, too, all three stories left my heart filled with joy . . . Five stars overall! ” —Nancy Naigle, bestselling author

That's it from me. Might take me some time to visit your blogs today, but I will definitely check them out. 


shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Congratulations on your NaNoWriMo progress!
I hope you enjoy your new book

Wishing you a great reading week

Mary (Bookfan) said...

On the way to Christmas looks good!

Cheriee Weichel said...

I am of the opinion that there is no such thing as too much dessert! Congratulations on your writing progress. I am wondering if you are writing a Christmas themed story since you mentioned on my blog that you are listening to Christmas music for inspiration.

Kathy Martin said...

Glad you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. All the desserts look good. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Kathryn T said...

Oh dear, ingesting plastic! Looks like some good reading and 93% at NG is excellent.

Greg said...

Looks like a nice spread! And good luck with finishing up Nano!

Hope you enjoy Jill's book :)

Martha Eskuchen said...

Looks like a yummy Thanksgiving for you.
Well done on being at 93% on NetGalley.
Good luck finishing your writing goal.
Have a good week and Happy Reading!

Emma at Words And Peace / France Book Tours said...

I usually don't read romance, but this Christmas cover is very cute