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What Did I Read in June? What's going on in July?

What Did I Read in June? What's going on in July?

Happy July Everyone! πŸŽ† Just wanted to check in and give an update on what books I read in June and my plans for July! First, I did take a break from my Monthly Mariana schedule. I will probably pick that back up in August. I just have so much going on and group reads that I am participating in, so my re-reads have had to take a back seat to that. I am hoping to be back to that in August with Rhythm Chord and Malykin. June was a month of mood reading for me. It was fun to read just
May Wrap Up

May Wrap Up

Hi Everyone!! πŸ“š Whoa! I read A LOT in May!Β  It was just one of those months where it worked out that way. Some of you may have seen my blog post about the May The Force Read with You Read-a-Thon. I was able to check everything off my list of prompts for that, and had a blast chatting with others in the discord about what we were reading. So here is what I read in May and some brief spoiler free thoughts on each book. Have you all read any of these books? I would love to hear your thou
Monthly Mariana! May- Kulti

Monthly Mariana! May- Kulti

Hi All!! This month I will be doing a re-read of Kulti. ⚽ I remember this as being one of my favorites! I'm excited to see if it still is! It was the first sports romance that I have ever read. I wasn't sure if I would like a sports romance because, even though I watch a lot of football and basketball, I am not huge into sports. But Mariana Zapata writes a great sports romance. This one is also an enemies to lovers romance, which I love! As always it is a super slow burn, as are all of her
MAY The Force Read With you Read a Thon

MAY The Force Read With you Read a Thon

Happy May the 4th! ✨ I LOVE a read-a-thon and am excited to participate in this year's May the force read with you read-a-thon. THIS is the youtube video that lured me to the dark side! Thank you to @Lezlie for sharing this! It is going to be so much fun! If you want to join I don't think it is too late. Lezlie provides the information for the discord with this video.   Like I said before, I chose the DARK SIDE/ Sith Order! Really, how could I not?!
April Wrap Up and Updated TBR List

April Wrap Up and Updated TBR List

Happy May!! 🌸 Last month I posted my rolling TBR list and new way of managing what I read. So far it is working pretty well for me. In this blog post I will share with you all what I read from my list in the month of April with some of my thoughts. Also my new list. It is a little big. But this month I am participating in the "May the Force Read With you Read-A-Thon" (stay tuned tomorrow for my blog about that) I will be taking books from my list to fill the prompts in that read-a-thon.
April TBR- New Format

April TBR- New Format

Hi Everyone! πŸ’¦ I have been meaning to make a blog about how I have been doing my TBR lately. I really wanted to get away from doing a monthly TBR. So what I have had for the past few months is just a list. I try to keep it about 20-25 books long. I do have group reads that take priority but the list just kind of revolves to the next month and each time I remove a book, I add another carrying over what I didn't get to. I am liking this so much better. It gives me a chance to have m
Monthly Mariana! April- Under Locke

Monthly Mariana! April- Under Locke

Hi Friends!! My Monthly Mariana read for April is going to be Under Locke! 🏍️ I remember before reading this the first time, just seeing the words "tattoo shop" and saying "sign me up!" It has been exactly a year since I have read this one but I do remember really loving it. I am not sure when I will start it, I have quite a few group reads to get through before I can. But I will be reading it before the month ends. Please check back here for updates with my thoughts as I re-read
Monthly Mariana! March- Lingus

Monthly Mariana! March- Lingus

Hi Friends!! In my previous blog I posted that I am doing a re-read of all of the Mariana Zapata books. One per month, starting last month in March. This post, along with a post from each other book that I read by Zapata, will remain up so that even if you don't jump in when I am reading, the discussion will be here when you do! Just be sure to use the spoiler function and chapter references in the comments, if you plan to discuss spoilers! The book for March was Lingus! This
Monthly Mariana!

Monthly Mariana!

Hi Everyone!! I just finished reading through all of the Mariana Zapata books in February. I loved them all so much and she has become my favorite author. SO..... I decided to go back through and RE-READ all of them! This is big for me, I don't often read books again. She is my favorite for many reasons. First, I love a slow burn. I know sometimes slow burns can be frustrating. But Zapata is just great at making it worth the wait. I also love that she has a way to make me love all of t
Happy New Year! Reading Goals for 2022

Happy New Year! Reading Goals for 2022

Hi All! Happy New Year! Although according to Larry David, it may be a little too late to be able to say that! We did start the year off with covid, so that was it's own adventure and I haven't done much of anything yet. Technically my year starts now. Take that Larry David!Β  πŸ˜‚ We are all doing much better and on the upswing, by the way. Β  My main New Year's resolution for 2021 was to READ MORE. More specifically read more romance, because that was always my ge

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Summer Reading Wrap Up and Fall Update!

Summer Reading Wrap Up and Fall Update!

Happy Fall Everyone!! πŸƒ Β  The last blog post I made was in AugustΒ  (*gasp).... My experiment in mood reading. I wanted to talk a little about that experience.Β  That blog post can be found here: August TBR: An Experiment in Mood Reading First, the results of my experiment:Β  I am NOT a mood reader.Β  While I did end up reading a lot of the books on the list from that blog, I read them only because they were group reads or I finally read some of them in September! πŸ˜‚ I found that

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BrandieNoel

My August TBR: An Experiment In Mood Reading

My August TBR: An Experiment In Mood Reading

β™₯️ Hi Everyone! β™₯️ It has been so long since my last entry here! This summer has been so busy! As I come to the end of it and the beginning of a new year of home school with my kiddos I have been feeling like it is a good start for some new goals. It is a perfect time for a reboot and a fresh start. One goal I have is to have more blog entries. I mostly look at this blog as a way to decompress, keep myself accountable, have some good discussion, and really just a fun way to keep a record an

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BrandieNoel

My 2021 Garden

My 2021 Garden

Hey All! Happy Spring! Time to grow stuff!Β  πŸ… I have always loved growing stuff but also love my dogs and took breaks because it was really hard for both to coexist. The hubby built some great raised beds so that I could start back up last year. I can grow vertically on the trellises and the dogs seem to stay out of it for the most part. Although, we have one naughty guy that likes to jump in and run through.... but we are working on that. 🐢 Β  I also started watching Roots a

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BrandieNoel

My May TBR

My May TBR

Happy May! 🌷 I am new at the blogging thing but I thought the best place to start would be my reading list for May. I am usually a romance reader with a little bit of fantasy mixed in. My husband has his book club and all sorts of buddy reads that he has been joining in on, he asked me to join in with him and I thought it would be fun to expand my horizons. I wasn't sure how that would go, but so far there hasn't been a single book that he picked that I didn't like. πŸ™ˆ Books in May

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