February Round-Up!

READ & REVIEWED in February

 

  1. THE SECRETS OF SIR RICHARD KENWORTHY by Julia Quinn
  2. HOPE BURNS by Jaci Burton
  3. ONLY ENCHANTING by Mary Balogh
  4. AN ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon (A)
  5. HERO by Samantha Young (A)
  6. A LOVELY DROP by Darynda Jones
  7. LOVE BY THE BOOK by Melissa Pimental (A)
  8. TELL ME, TEASE ME by Olivia Cunning (A)
  9. CAPTIVATED BY YOU by Sylvia Day
  10. THE IMMORTAL WHO LOVED ME by Lynsay Sands
  11. UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE by Jill Mansell(A)
  12. SLOW BURN by K. Bromberg (A)

Read in December 2014, Reviewed February
A CURSE UNBROKEN
This was counted in my 2014 book count.

I read about 4-5 more books than this in February but will count them in March because that’s when I am reviewing them.  My total for year to date (Read And Reviewed) = 21

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS

I take every Saturday off from posting but on Valentine’s Day I posted about “Vinegar Valentines.”

On Sundays I tend to pick a theme for the meme I participate in THE SUNDAY POST:
No Heatwave Here for Superb-Owl Sunday
Everyday is a Snow Day
The Birds and the Books
Home Improvement

HISTORY THING and OpEds:

All Tied Up: Corsets and Stays!
Anatomy of a Clone: Blame it on Stephenie Meyers
Necessity is a “Mother”” Musings on the Nature of Invention

GUEST POSTS

Thanks to my super guests! Loved having you visit!
Viola Carr Banner

The “Diabolical” Viola Carr Guest Post & Giveaway
Banner for Renee Charles Guest Post

The Evolution of Kink – Renee Charles Guest Posts!

Hops and Giveaways

These are all over but I wanted to count up how much stuff  authors I sent out via FW&FD this month. It came to 11 books only one of which was sent by the author!

SHARE THE LOVE BLOG HOP = Great Blogs and Prizes Galore!
NEW SHare The Love Hop Banner
I gave away three books from Anna Todd’s After series and three audio books
BEAUTY OF A WOMAN BLOGFEST & GIVEAWAY (ended this morning) Gicing away two out of eight titles.


THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE by Viola Carr
THE SECRETS OF SIR RICHARD KENWORTHY by Julia Quinn
From author: Renee Charles gave away a signed copy of her book ONLY LOVE SURVIVES

Challenges

So far this year:
I count books in challenges before I review them.

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge IconSo far this year I have read 10 of the 21 plus books I intend to finish for this challenge.  This past month I read and reviewed: HOPE BURNS, HERO, TELL ME/TEASE ME, LOVE BY THE BOOK, CAPTIVATED BY YOU, SLOW BURN and THE UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE, QUARTERBACK DRAW and LIZZY AND JANE. You can find my list with authors and review links HERE.

Cliche Klatch IconThe Cliche Klatch has proved more challenging. I had listed about 100 cliches from a longer list It was solely a convenience and to date most of what I have found was in the main list at the Cliche website. It is also really hard to note cliches from audio books. And, I find the site doesn’t include a lot of saying and descriptors I think of as such. Even then, I am up to 21 of the 36 to 50 I am aiming for. Check them out at my tracking page. I could not find one cliche in Sue Monk Kidd’s THE INVENTION OF WINGS nor in Lizzy and Jane!  Audiobooks do offer a challenge in finding cliche’s!

LITERARY PICKERS BLOG ICONFor Lit Pickers I have found 25 of 50 objects I am aiming for: Condom, Corset, Frying Pan, Bicycle, Drums, Sports Car, Mittens or Gloves, Carriage, Cop, Tea Tray, Tent, Handgun, Balcony, Doctor and Nurse, Guitar, Fireplace, Best Friend, Picture, Coffee Maker, Mall, Couch, Eyeglasses/Spectacles, Beach Towel, Jeans, Bonnet.   TRACKING HERE