I’m linking up with It’s Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Kathryn of The Book Date later on today. Kathryn took over this weekly, Monday meme from Shelia of Book Journey who had taken it over from J Kayne Book Blog. This meme is not just about adult books either. If you read picture and chapter books, juvenile fiction, or even YA, they count as well. Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers give this Monday, book post link up a kid-focus.
Good morning. How was your weekend; what’s a highlight from your weekend?
For our crew, it was nothing extraordinary – just TV, LOL. Saturday afternoon the teen and I started watching the second generation of Queer Eye and saw some touching episodes. Then at night the four of us viewed Aquaman. I’m a DC girl and boy that man is fine.
Sunday, I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Nestle Tollhouse’s recipe is my go-to. I have some other recipes pinned but sometimes you need special ingredients that I’m not in the mood to run out and get. Do you have a go-to, cookie recipe you use when you’re in the mood to bake something comforting and quickly?
“I can take a book in my hands and voyage across the world. China, Burma, Jamaica—the very sound of the words is an enchantment bringing me sights and sounds, and odors that my senses have never savored.”
Scandal Wears Satin (The Dressmakers, #2) by Loretta Chase
I was in the mood for another genre and while perusing what was available on Overdrive and my library wish list, I decided to go back to The Dressmakers series. I had read the first book a little over a year ago and liked it because the female lead was different, fiery, and I was enjoyed reading about dress design and making.
I was entertained by this second installment. I liked how smart Sophy was and how the cogs of her mind were always turning. She was good at disguises and schemes. I loved the chemistry between her and the Earl of Longmore. Their conversational banter made me LOL and I couldn’t get enough of their witty exchanges. I also loved how the book ended. Four stars.
Some Enchanted Eclair (A Magical Bakery Mystery #4) by Bailey Cates
I’ve been on a roll with this series in their audio form. I finally caught on how the inspiration for their titles are created although I feel the featured pastry is just a background part of the plot. I liked how there were a few, interesting developments in the magical department and in her relationship. The mystery itself was okay, having a weak link to their magical world but moving the characters forward to the next book. Three stars.
Stats of Challenges
- 2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge: 19/65
- 2019 Audiobook Challenge: 3/[1-5]
- 2019 Library Love Challenge: 13/65
I hope Monday’s going well for you so far. Eleven, freakin days til spring break on my end. Anywho, happy reading to you. Sigh, back to the grind. TTYS.