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Monday Night Reading

I can’t believe that it is Monday again (or even that it is nearly the end of Monday for me!). Today has gone fairly quickly as usual and so whilst I didn’t have as much time as I sometimes get in the evening, I had a fair amount that enabled me to make progress in all three of my books.

I started off the evening with Book Lovers by Emily Henry. First thoughts are mixed. I’m not sure that it will be a 5 star book for me, but we shall see how it progresses.

Next I moved on to my library book, Melmoth by Sarah Perry. Again I am not sure what to make of this book. I can’t decide if I like the style of writing or not. I keep getting confused as to what is happening which is making it hard to want to carry on reading. I will however persist as there are some promising bits in it.

Lastly, I have finished off the evening with my next Blog Tour book Monty and the Monster by Rhonda Smiley. I like it. It is from the perspective of a young boy who finds making friends difficult. We shall see how it progresses.

I hope that everyone has a great Monday and I hope to see you tomorrow for Top Ten Tuesday and First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros!

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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin – #romance #chicklit

It’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday! Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews this is where you share the first paragraph of one of the books that you are currently reading. Each week I will choose a book of the week (which will be one of the books that I am currently reading) and that book will take part in this book blog meme:

This week my book of the week is Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin:

“Bella Roussel looked up at the tangerine sky as the sen set into the sea over Hope Island. She could look at that view a thousand times and never get bored. It never failed to make her smile either.”

Book Description From Goodreads:

Welcome to beautiful Hope Island where the sea sparkles, the daffodils are blooming and a blossoming romance is just around the corner…

Bella has always had a sunny outlook and caring nature, despite recently falling on hard times. When she finds a handsome homeless man on her doorstep, her kind heart tells her she must help him. So, she invites Isaac into her cottage and into her life in ways she could never have imagined…

But Isaac is not what he seems. He’s keeping a huge secret from Bella, yet he never expected to fall for this open, generous and charming woman.

Bella can’t ignore the chemistry between her and Isaac, but she’s had her trust badly broken in her past. Will she run when she learns the truth about Isaac, or will he be the one man who can help Bella believe in love again?

A gorgeously romantic and heartwarming story to completely lose yourself in. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Jane Costello and Miranda Dickinson.

This is my latest library book. I wanted to choose a seasonal read and this one came up. I am only 7% of the way through, but I am enjoying it!

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Library Loot

Welcome to my Library Loot post hosted by The Captive Reader and Real Life Reading! I took my son to the Library yesterday and he thoroughly enjoyed it! Here are the books that he picked up:

Peppa’s Frosty Tale

Book Description From Goodreads:

Cosy up and go on a magical adventure with Peppa!

Once upon a time it was a snowy day, and Granny and Grandpa Pig had a surprise for Peppa and George – they were all going to Frosty Kingdom!

They set off in the sleigh and met the Sugar Plum Fairy on the way! Who else will they see on their wonderful wintery journey?

With a very glittery cover, this new Peppa magical picture book is the perfect gift for sharing with little fairy tale fans.”

Archie’s First Day At School by Emma Brown

Book Description From Goodreads:

“A picture book designed to inform and reassure children who are starting school.

A picture book designed to inform and reassure children who are starting school.

Archie and his big sister Amber are two of the Shady Bay Buddies who live in the close-knit community of Shady Bay Island. Archie is starting school and wondering what to expect. Amber reassures him that it will be fun. We join Archie as he gets ready for school, meets his teacher, Miss Whimsie, and enjoys lots of fun activities on his first day. He even makes a new friend called Woolie. This delightful picture book, with adorable crocheted characters designed and made by Emma Brown, will become a firm favorite with young children as they embark on that all-important first day at school.”

The Prince and the Potty by Nicholas Allan

Book Description From Goodreads:

“It’s time for the prince to use his potty, so it’s off to the Royal Potty Workshop! There are singing potties, potties pulled by corgis, and even super-duper flying Royal Robo-Potties!

But it’s hard work finding the perfect potty for the job … especially when disaster strikes. Can the Royal Baby find his own solution?

From the bestselling creator of The Queen’s Knickers comes a jolly escapade through the world of potties, royalty and tiny accidents!”

We shall see if he takes to any of these. When we were in the Library he liked the Peppa Pig one and wanted me to read it again!

Have you been to the Library recently?

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Library Loot

Welcome to my Library Loot post hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief. This is quite an exciting post for me as this is the first time since the pandemic that my son and I have been into an actual library!

Here is my son’s library haul:

Poo Poo Bum Bum Wee Wee by Stephen Cowell, Erica Salcedo (Illustrations)

Book Description From Goodreads:

Poo poo, bum bum, wee wee –
I sing my toilet song.
Poo poo, bum bum, wee wee –
I sing it all day long!

Encourage toddlers and young children to use the toilet confidently with this hilarious rhyming picture book!

Featuring bright, friendly illustrations and a very catchy rhyme, this fun picture book has been written in consultation with parents to break down all the stages of using the toilet into easy steps, from how to wipe to handwashing.

This book will help take the stress and worry out of toilet training, as children can sing the song and learn to use the toilet without fear or fuss!”

Ruffles and the red, red coat by David Melling

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Join in with Ruffles as he faces all the trials and tribulations of toddler life in this brightly colored new picture book series from award-winning author and illustrator David Melling.

As Ruffles learns about the world around him, he discovers there are lots of things he likes . . . and some things he doesn’t! He loves scratching, digging, and chewing, but he does not like wearing his red coat on rainy days. No, no, no, no, NO! But when Ruffles wants to splash in puddles with his best friend, Ruby, he soon learns that sometimes wearing a raincoat is a very good idea after all.”

The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds

Book Description From Goodreads:

Some people collect stamps.
Some people collect coins.
Some people collect art.
And Jerome?
Jerome collected words . . .

In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him—short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower.

From the creator of The Dot and Happy Dreamer comes a celebration of finding your own words—and the impact you can have when you share them with the world.”

My library book also became available yesterday on the Library App Libby:

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar… in Washington.

Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face.

Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart. 

Tessa Bailey is back with a Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood “It Girl” who is cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town… where she butts heads with a surly, sexy local who thinks she doesn’t belong.”

I have seen this book on Instagram quite a lot recently, and after a bit of wait for it, it is finally available! So far I am enjoying it.

Have you been to the library recently?

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Library Loot

Welcome to my Library Loot post! I have always loved Libraries and do my best to read a few Library books each month. With the pandemic I sadly haven’t been into a physical Library for a long time, however I have been using the Library App so I haven’t been missing out too much!

Hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief here is my Library book this week:

The Maid by Nita Prose

“Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by.

Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has been navigating life’s complexities all by herself. No matter—she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. She delights in donning her crisp uniform each morning, stocking her cart with miniature soaps and bottles, and returning guest rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel to a state of perfection.

But Molly’s orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows what’s happening, Molly’s unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black—but will they be able to find the real killer before it’s too late?

Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different—and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.”

I have seen this book on Instagram quite a lot recently, and after a bit of wait for it at the library, it is finally available! I can’t wait to get started!

Happy reading!

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Book Review – The Little Cafe in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin

📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS📖

Welcome to the little cafe in Copenhagen where the smell of cinnamon fills the air and the hot chocolate is as smooth as silk.

Publicist Kate Sinclair’s life in London is everything she thought she wanted: success, glamour and a charming boyfriend. Until that boyfriend goes behind her back and snatches a much sought-after promotion from her.Heartbroken and questioning everything, Kate needs to escape.

Leaving behind rush hour and late nights in the office for a city break in beautiful Copenhagen, Kate discovers how to live life ‘the Danish way’. From candles and cosy nights in to the easy smiles of tall, gorgeous Vikings and eating your body weight in pastries (ok, that’s just her), the city offers her a new perspective.

Can the secrets of hygge and happiness lead her to her own happily-ever-after?

💭THOUGHTS💭 

I had seen a few of Julie Caplin’s books around the book blogging world a while back and decided that I needed to read one for myself. I had a lot of other books to get through first, but when I decided that I would read chick lit and romance for February, the first Julie Caplin book ticked both boxes. I am so glad that I finally got round to reading it. I absolutely loved it and am so pleased that it is part of a series. I am definitely a fan and will be reading the rest of the series! 

The writing was light and comforting. The whole premise was hygge and this book brought the concept to life for me. There was also the sizzling romance throughout the book and the twists and turns in relation to that kept my interest. I never quite knew what was going to happen next! 

What I also enjoyed was that the book had a lovely balance of description, storytelling and conversation. Nothing felt rushed and you felt immersed in their world. I got so caught up in the story that I would often stay up late at night just to ‘finish the next bit’.

The chapters were fairly lengthy, but you didn’t notice that. I was totally taken in by the writing style and what was happening with the characters so I wasn’t left wondering when the chapter would end. I looked forward to reading a bit more of the story after I had put it down. 

The characters were excellent. I couldn’t believe what some of the characters were up to! There was a good mixture of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ characters which was engaging. It was quite an emotional read at times, wondering what was going to happen next for the main character. Just as you got lulled into a comfortable storyline something came along to upset the apple cart!

I loved the closeness and blossoming relationships between the main characters. It was lovely to be on the journey of the discovery of Danish happiness with them. You could see the positive effects it was having and I loved seeing them grow and support one another when times were tough. They all had different things going on in their lives and needed the trip to Copenhagen to help sort things out!

Lastly the settings. What better setting than Copenhagen?! It was beautifully described and I want to go there now!! I enjoyed the way that some of the Danish happiness was brought to London and it really opened my eyes to the cultural difference.

Overall I loved everything about this book from the writing style and the characters to the beautiful settings. The description drew me in and the messages of love, happiness and support shone through. A comforting read that I highly recommend! 

⭐Rated 5/5⭐

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Library Loot

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Welcome to my Library Loot post! I have always loved Libraries and do my best to read a few Library books each month. With the pandemic I sadly haven’t been into a physical Library for a long time, however I have been using the Library App so I haven’t been missing out too much!

Hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief here is my Library book this week:

The Little Café in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Welcome to the little cafe in Copenhagen where the smell of cinnamon fills the air and the hot chocolate is as smooth as silk.

Publicist Kate Sinclair’s life in London is everything she thought she wanted: success, glamour and a charming boyfriend. Until that boyfriend goes behind her back and snatches a much sought-after promotion from her.Heartbroken and questioning everything, Kate needs to escape.

Leaving behind rush hour and late nights in the office for a city break in beautiful Copenhagen, Kate discovers how to live life ‘the Danish way’. From candles and cosy nights in to the easy smiles of tall, gorgeous Vikings and eating your body weight in pastries (ok, that’s just her), the city offers her a new perspective.

Can the secrets of hygge and happiness lead her to her own happily-ever-after?”

I have seen Julie Caplin’s books around and thought that I would give the first one in the set a go. It seems to tick off my genre goals for February too, so that it is a bonus. I am quite excited to make a start and should be doing so in the next day or so!

Happy reading!

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Weekend Reading – What are you reading this weekend?

Pippa’s Cornish Dream by Debbie Johnson

“Book Description From Goodreads:

Since Pippa Harte was forced to take over her parent’s farm, she’s barely had time to shave her legs let alone make time for love. Now she’s more likely to be getting down and dirty mucking out the pigs – and avoiding those of the human male variety.

When Ben Retallick walks out of her childhood and back into her present it seems that perhaps Pippa has more time than she thought. All Poldark smoulders and easy-going charm, Ben’s definitely worth whipping her wellies off for!

But Ben is a man with his own past and his own issues – and as much as she’s enjoying having him around, she’s got to get a grip. After all life isn’t always a beach … even if you are in Cornwall.

Set on the gorgeous Cornish coast at the height of summer, this is the perfect romance to take on your hols!”

This weekend I am reading Pippa’s Cornish Dream. This is a library book that I chose to fit my February genre goals of Chick Lit/Romance. I have enjoyed Debbie Johnson’s books before and so far I am enjoying this one too!

What are you reading this weekend?

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Library Loot

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Welcome to my Library Loot post! I have always loved Libraries and do my best to read a few Library books each month. With the pandemic I sadly haven’t been into a physical Library for a long time, however I have been using the Library App so I haven’t been missing out too much!

Hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief here is my Library book this week:

Pippa’s Cornish Dream by Debbie Johnson

Book Description on Goodreads:

“Since Pippa Harte was forced to take over her parent’s farm, she’s barely had time to shave her legs let alone make time for love. Now she’s more likely to be getting down and dirty mucking out the pigs – and avoiding those of the human male variety.

When Ben Retallick walks out of her childhood and back into her present it seems that perhaps Pippa has more time than she thought. All Poldark smoulders and easy-going charm, Ben’s definitely worth whipping her wellies off for!

But Ben is a man with his own past and his own issues – and as much as she’s enjoying having him around, she’s got to get a grip. After all life isn’t always a beach … even if you are in Cornwall.

Set on the gorgeous Cornish coast at the height of summer, this is the perfect romance to take on your hols!”

I first discovered Debbie Johnson when looking for Christmas books to read. I really enjoyed the books that I found and so went looking for more. This was one of them that caught my eye. It seems to fit my Chick Lit/Romance genre goal for February so we shall see. I have high hopes for it!

What have you borrowed from the library recently?

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Book Review – Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS📖

YES

Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone), Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya.

NO

Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her.

MAYBE SO

Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural romance of the century is another thing entirely.

💭THOUGHTS💭

I initially came across this book when I was searching for books with ‘y’ in the title. I would like to be able to spell my name in books and was worrying about what I would read beginning with ‘y’. This book came up on the library app and I went for it. I have had an interest in Politics for a number of years and so it was nice to read a chick lit/romance with the backdrop of a political campaign.

I was gripped from the beginning. The style of writing was entertaining and light, whilst dealing with some pretty serious issues. The chapters were split between the two characters, with the next chapter beginning just slightly before the last one finished so there was a good flow to the book. It was really interesting to see the story from each of the main characters perspectives – male/female and Jewish/Muslim. 

I thought that the main characters were really sweet and you desperately wanted a happy ending for them both. It was full of will they, won’t they and you just had to keep reading to see what was going to happen next! 

Lastly the setting. It was really interesting to be set around a special election and especially to be seen from the point of view of people who are too young to vote, yet feel passionate enough about certain issues to want to help with the campaign. It wasn’t until the end of the book that I saw that the story was based on a real special election that took place. I think that added something to it, it made it more authentic. 

Overall I absolutely loved this book and if I ever have time to re-read books this will definitely be on my list! I highly recommend to readers who love YA, rom com or just want a light read.

⭐Rated 5/5⭐

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