Hello, lovely ladies
How was your week? Mine was awesome considering the book high I’m on. Yay! But more about that later…
Again this week was pretty quiet where the movies are concerned. I guess the next big thing would be to start seeing some actual footage. I’m looking forward to seeing Erika’s vision in action. Exciting stuff!
Every mommy will understand this pic Sharon sent me:
Right? Blessed, quiet time to read…. LOL!
Also, I wanted to chat about something someone mentioned recently: how very strange it is that we all have FSOG in common, but our book loves after can vary so greatly. It’s a good and very valid point, a tidbit of info I’ve found fascinating since I’ve had this blog. I’ve said it before, but I’d like to reiterate that what differentiates us is beautiful. I love you guys sharing with me and with each other. Please don’t feel put off if we don’t all agree on our favorite reads. The whole point of sharing here is to make a more informed choice about the books we choose (or avoid), but the occasional hit-and-miss is inevitable. Please don’t let differing opinions keep you from sharing the things you love. One girl’s DNF is another girl’s treasure. I wish I could share with you my perspective of all the readers I come across here, on all my social media, and via email, to share with you my incredibly diverse stats from ALL over the world. We come from such unbelievably varied backgrounds, cultures, and attitudes it’s little wonder that we have contrasting tastes. I still think it’s absolutely wonderful that we are united in our love for Fifty AND reading. Never be shy to share!
So, let’s look at my (mostly) yummy book week:
This week I read:
Calico Callie Hart was fantastic. It had a touch of darkness, but the author wrote it in such a way that didn’t give me nightmares (phew!), yet still managed to paint a touching picture of the female protagonist’s past. I loved this grown-up, gritty book, carefully threaded with a good dose of realism. It was a great rec! Thanks, Kath 🙂
I then reached for Play Me by Katie McCoy, thinking that a lighter pace was in order after Calico’s grip, but it turned out to be the black mark on my otherwise spotless reading week. I could not even call it a poolside read. Just 9% in, it went on my DNF pile. Just goes to show – AGAIN – never judge a book by its cover. I was thinking along the lines of Elle Kennedy or Kristen Callihan. I was so wrong.
But then… I had my first taste of J. B. Salsbury. I read her Fighting Fate story, book six in the Fighting series. Yes, I know it’s odd to start so late in a series, but I always like to check out the latest on offer to see if I’d be prepared to work my way back, especially in a series where the books may be read as standalones. And Whaddya’ know? Like Calico, it easily made it onto my favourites list. I really enjoyed this tale of hesitant souls fighting to find their way to each other. I’ll definitely be getting to know more of these alpha fighters.
Here’s a little taste of Killian and Axelle’s journey.
Currently I’m reading:
Paper Princess by Erin Watt, book one in The Royals series. I’m very keen on this. It’s my understanding that this is a pseudonym Elle Kennedy uses writing alongside Jen Frederick.
Who knows where I’ll go next? If The Royals work out for me I might continue on in this series.
This made me laugh. I just love the cheeky things kids come up with:
A little Christian Grey in the making, huh? 😉
Have a beautiful weekend, girls. I’ll see you next week!