I stuffed my face with a Thanksgiving feast and I want more. There’s no such thing as too much turkey and mashed potatoes. And gravy, of course. But now that Thanksgiving is done and out of the way, that means Christmas is right around the corner. And I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping.
I’m at 70 books read for the year; I wanted to read 100. Needless to say, I am bummed. There’s no way I’m going to make my goal so the only thing I can do is try again next year. Speaking of next year, have you signed up for any 2013 reading challenges yet? I’m hosting five (sign-up links below) but I haven’t signed up for any just yet. I know once I start looking, I’ll go crazy. They’re addicting.
J9 and I started a new feature last month – In My Pocket – where we share links we’ve collected in Pocket. If you haven’t already, come check it out. We’d love to see what you have in your Pocket as well.
For the Elemental Assassin Series read-a-long, we’ll be reading Tangled Threads. I am super excited and cannot wait to read it (along with the rest of this series)!
Books Brianna Read:
- Venom by Jennifer Estep
- On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
- Love Unrehearsed by Tina Reber
- Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson
- Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn
- Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn
- Lumberjack in Love by Penny Watson
- Down to You by M. Leighton
Books Reviewed on TBV:
- Enslaved by Elisabeth Naughton – 4 frogs
- Scorched by Laura Griffin – 3 ½ frogs
- Santuario by G.B. Gordon – 2 frogs
- According to Hoyle by Abigail Roux – 3 ½ frogs
- Reflected in You by Sylvia Day – 3 ½ frogs
- First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky – 4 frogs
- Earth and Sun, Cedar and Sage by Margaret Mills & Tedy Ward – 4 frogs
- Tip of the Spear by Marie Harte – 3 ½ frogs
- Speed Dating by Nancy Warren – 3 frogs
- Dangerous Ground by Josh Lanyon – 4 frogs
- Old Poison by Josh Lanyon – 4 frogs
- Blood Heat by Josh Lanyon – 4 frogs
- Dead Run by Josh Lanyon – 3 ½ frogs
- Flashpoint by Jill Shalvis – 3 frogs
- All He Ever Desired by Shannon Stacey – 4 frogs
- Caden’s Vow by Sarah McCarty – 1 ½ frogs
- One Fine Fireman by Jennifer Bernard – 3 frogs
- Rocky Mountain Desire by Vivian Arend – 3 frogs
- Rocky Mountain Angel by Vivian Arend – 3 frogs
- Bitter Harvest by Kim Knox – 4 frogs
- Mark of the Gladiator by Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane – 3 frogs
- Wallbanger by Alice Clayton – 5 frogs
- The Secret Life of Lady Lucinda by Sophie Barnes – 2 frogs
- Savage Sanctuary by Jacqueline Barbary – 3 ½ frogs
- Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep – 5 frogs
- Venom by Jennifer Estep – 5 frogs
- In My Pocket (1)
- Teaser Tuesdays: Second Chance by Katie Kacvinsky
- Author Cynthia Gail shares her Christmas traditions.
- Author Carolyn Crane shares 5 pleasure-killing beasts she’s constantly evicting from manuscripts.
- In My Pocket (2)
- J9 interviews author Marie Harte.
- Book Spotlight: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
- Author Donna Alward talks about pet rescues and shelters.
- In My Pocket (3)
- 2013 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge sign-up
- 2013 Men in Uniform Reading Challenge sign-up
- 2013 Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge sign-up (I’m bringing it back!)
- 2013 Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge sign-up (New one I’m hosting.)
- 2013 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge sign-up (Honored to be taking on hosting duties for this one.)
- Book Spotlight: The Kiss Off by Sarah Billington
- J9 interviews author Josh Lanyon.
- Tempted by Evil by Amber Lynn Natusch & Shannon Morton blog tour.
- In My Pocket (4)
- Elizabeth Richards shared an excerpt from Black City.
- We had our discussion for VENOM by Jennifer Estep.
- In My Pocket (5)
- ebook copies of the first 4 books in Josh Lanyon’s Dangerous Ground series – ENDS 12/4 (INT)
- (1) ebook copy of Tempted by Evil by Amber Lynn Natusch & Shannon Morton – ENDS 12/6 (INT)
2012 Reading Challenges Status Report:
- Outdo Yourself – 70/101 books
- Men in Uniform – 10+/10 books – COMPLETED
- eBook Challenge – 50+/50 books – COMPLETED
- TBR Pile Challenge – 8/10 books
- 100+ Books in a Year – 70/100 books
How was your November? Did you get your Black Friday/Cyber Monday on like Donkey Kong?