Hey there, hi there, ho there,
It has been a crazy week. I know I said it before, but thank you all so much for your support at the beginning of the week with the death of that little boy. You all are amazing people and I'm so happy to have you "met" you all! :) The family is still pretty hysterical. We did find out from the coroner that it wasn't suffocation as previously believed but they haven't said what it actually was. Still waiting.
Thanksgiving was wonderful. We went to my in-laws for an early meal (they live about an hour and a half away) and then went to eat with my family (who were about an hour and a half away from the first place but only a 1/2 hour from my house). It was great being with the whole family for the day, but very tiring. That was the first time we'd tried to do 2 fams in 1 day for Thanksgiving and it's probably our last! lol I hope you all had a wonderful day!
I just went and saw Bolt with my kids. They loved it - so glad. It was ok but not fabulous for the parents, IMO. Could have been the pounding headache I have but I can't be sure. :)
Ok - so on to what I read.
First off was The Demon King and I by Candace Havens. It was ok - not great. Just an eh for me. If you didn't see my previous post and want to read my review go here.
Next up was The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn. Yes, I'm totally into the Bridgerton's and am reading them all. I probably will be reading a lot of them in the next few weeks since a local friend got them all from the library and is passing them on before they're due. Unfortunately she reads like friggin lightening so they're starting to back up on me! lol Anyway, loved Anthony's story. The man was just killing my heart there for a while but Kate brought him through! Loved the book.
Next I read a couple of short stories for review on The Book Binge. A Pirates Hellion by Jaden Sinclair and Elfing Around by J Morgan. The reviews should be up sometime soon. The first one - horrid. The second a cute Christmas tale.
Then I read Slippery When Wet by Kimberly Raye. I will be doing a review on this soon - keep your eyes peeled!
Get A Clue by Jill Shalvis. Jill Shalvis has been recommended to me and I just had to see what all the fuss was about. I have to say when I started the book I was wondering if I was gonna like it but after about 10 pages I was completely hooked. Cute story about a woman jilted at the altar and the funny/bizarre happenings when she goes on her honeymoon alone. Oh and it has a hunky cop too - you gotta love it.
Nikki had given me the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr with the instruction that I HAD to read them! They've sat there for a couple of weeks so I decided to dive it. I started with Virgin River and let me tell you it was great. I truly enjoyed delving into the different lives and loves of the people of this small moutain town. Great story telling and a pretty darn good romance - 2 things I don't like to pass by.
I honestly can say that as much as I loved Virgin River I had absolutely no intention of immediately starting Shelter Mountain which is book 2 in the Virgin River series. But, I made the mistake of reading the excerpt in the back of VR, which was chapter 1 of SM, and I was once again hooked. SM was just as good as book 1. I really like this series a lot. To save myself I did not read the excerpt for the next book when I finished SM even though I really wanted to. Book 3 is stting on my shelf I'll try to stay away for a few days!
Oh and I didn't blog hop all week and I'm almost going through withdrawal so hopefully I'll be catching up this week with everyone!
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