Happy Thanksgiving American Disciples and happy Thursday to everyone else! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are a few bookish things I am totally thankful for!
So, previously I had always read on my iPad. Don’t get me wrong, my iPad was fine. But that glare!! So, I decided to get a paperwhite and I have never looked back! Obviously created by a fellow bookworm who understands the struggle, this little device changed my world!
PS-They are on sale right now if you are thinking about getting one!!
Check out Kindles (all are on sale!)
I only started reading her books this year. I never read Tangled so I was WAY behind on her books. I started with Appealed and fell in hard core love with the book and Emma Chase. Seriously, its become a bit stalkerish. Royally Screwed was so good as well and both those books are in my 2016 favorite reads!
Unlike Chase’s books, I found Susan Stoker a few years back. Her SEAL of Protection series is amazing. She is an automatic 1-click author for me now. Seriously, I don’t even need to read the blurb. I know I will enjoy whatever she writes!
Ok, seriously, I never thought I would LOVE Alexa Riley so much. I was one of those people that said “I read romance, but I do NOT read smut”. And yes, I even said it in that condescending voice, even though I was furious when people said things like this about people who read romance. Then, I read Shielding Lily. MIND BLOWN. Seriously, I loved that book so much. Not every one of AR’s books has been a hit for me, but more often than not I find that I love the HEA guaranteed world they create.
I have been blogging for a little over a year and half now and have ‘met’ some amazingly kind and wonderful people. Seriously, not only is it amazing to find other bookworms but to find people who are so welcoming and accepting. You can check out my blogroll list in the footer!
Another fairly recent bookish development in my world is audiobooks. I never really gave it much thought, but several bookish friends (see my previous note about book bloggers!) were raving about a few audiobooks and I figured I would give it a shot. My first audiobook was Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare and I fell in love. It is still probably my favorite audiobook of all time! Now I listen to audiobooks during my commute (40 min each way), when I am out playing with the dogs, or on the rare occasions I decide to clean.
My parents, my late grandma, and my BFF/college roomie Amy
Everyone has someone who really got them into reading. I grew up around hard core readers. My grandmother had a book/sewing room. It was such a glorious place! She read fantasy, which didn’t always appeal to me, but she always had a book in her hand and I was always willing to sit with her and just read for hours. My mom is a romance junkie like me, and we love chatting books. The fact that she asks me for recommendations is mind blowing to me because I am always afraid I will recommend something that she will hate! My dad was also a reader! I remember he introduced me to my favorite book of all time, The Princess Bride. He also got me hooked on Tolkien and other greats! Finally, my BFF Amy got me back into reading after years of abandoning the pursuit. The book: Sweet Liar by Jude Deveraux. So we were probably juniors in college when she pushed the book on me. I literally stayed up all night. Then I promptly went to Barnes and Nobles and spent every penny I could on other Deveraux books. When I got my next paycheck, it all went to more books. She got me hooked on romance. Nora Roberts became a staple in our apartment. We would go days without speaking to each other because we were both engrossed in a book. Then, when we finished, we would swap books and dive right back in. Seriously, those are some of the best memories of my life!
Seriously, the thought that anyone besides my mom reading my blog is CRAZY! All of you who follow and check out my recommendations are so mindblowingly cool I can’t even put it into words! So, THANK YOU!!