Happy Sunday, friends! This post is a mishmash of ideas. The first is inspired by my friend, Bibi, who generously does a Follow Friday post on her blog along with Follow Friday tweets over on Twitter. Bibi is a huge supporter of other bloggers, so please give her a follow for friendship and always entertaining tags and reviews!
I’m also inspired by my long-time book friend, Traveling With T, and her It’s Literary Friday Y’all posts where she wraps up her week with southern charm and sharing the blog love.
Last, I plan to include some book mail pics, currently reading pics, and Netgalley/Edelweiss approvals. Those are always fun!
Sharing the Blog Love: ♥️ ♥️ ♥️
It’s easy to pick blogs to highlight each week, but also hard for me to draw the line with how many to share because there are so many amazing bloggers and posts out there AND because I do not want anyone to feel left out. Please know I am making my rounds! ♥️
My good friend, Melisa, wrote this stellar review of the charming book for dog lovers, Life on a Leash, and I knew I couldn’t miss it!
I actually won a copy of Life on a Leash from Simone at The Dwarf Did It, so check out her lovely blog and fantastic review and my book mail photo below! Thank you again, Simone!
Stephanie at Novel Fiction wrote a stunning 5 star review for Another Woman’s Husband by Gill Paul, a story about Wallis Simpson. I have to find time to read this book (and watch The Crown!).
My friend, Rachel, at In Between Book Pages was one of the first bloggers to warmly welcome me when I was a newbie. Her reviews are written straight from her heart as you can see with her review of The Deepest Root .
Fiction Fan is another blogger who welcomed me from the start. She keeps my TBR well-rounded and attempts to teach me some discipline with it as well, but I have none when it comes to TBRs. 😂 Her reviews are the perfect balance of literary prowess and pure entertainment, including this one, Poe’s Berenice. Her review is worthy of five stars, even if the book is not.
Ink n Paper is a newer blogger to me, but now I will not miss a post. Her reviews are lovingly thought-out and include a piece of her own stunning artwork that matches the emotionality contained in the book. I am in awe of her work every time she posts! Check out this review of Sold.
Kaleena at Reader Voracious is a gift to all bloggers, but especially international. She arranges book swaps to get more books in the hands of our international pals (outside the US, Canada, and UK) who don’t have easy access. She also writes important features like this one where one can learn about the reading culture in other countries.
Jonetta at Blue Mood Cafe is an eclectic reader like me, and she wraps up her week with a delicious post about books she has added to her TBR thanks to other bloggers. Check out her most recent Saturdays at the Cafe post.
I’ll cut myself off there for this week, but I’ll be sharing more blogs the very next chance I get. ♥️
Now for some currently reading pics and thoughts. I’ve just finished The Dream Daughter, and I will let the cat out of bag (the poor cat!) and say I loved it. My review will post on Tuesday.
I’m also still slowly reading (and savoring) The Clockmaker’s Daughter. So far, so good.
This pic includes The Lies We Told, which I’m finishing up today and will have that review posted on Friday. It’s a tense read!
Small Book Haul:
I bought these two pretties this week. I’m a huge fan of Hosseini and interested in anything related to Syria these days.
It’s no secret I’m an Anne of Green Gables aficionado and in preparation for reading Marilla of Green Gables, I bought this special edition of Anne. Can’t wait!
Book mail is always super fun, and I was fortunate to receive some this week and last! Some of these pics have been shared on my Bookstagram!
Thanks to Little, Brown for this stack of three nonfiction and one fiction (psychological suspense) titles!
The stack below includes Life on a Leash from the giveaway mentioned above, and two upcoming blog tour books! I’m so excited about these!
I also received some bookmark mail! (I’m going to have to stop with the bookmarks!) Several will be for gifts and giveaways, though. All three of these small business owners are extremely talented, kind, with excellent customer service.
I couldn’t resist the new fall selections by Ashley! The two in the middle show how they arrive, wrapped in the pages of a book with a quote and washi tape! These beautifully colorful bookmarks are from Booktickets by AM on Etsy.
Can you believe how pretty these are?! This is a stack of some current and upcoming reads, and I decorated them with these new stunning bookmarks from Book Art Bookmarks.
This is an order from the amazing CM Bookmarks. She hand paints and stamps these beauties! They are gorgeous! I love her stationery, too.
I’m hosting a BOOK GIVEAWAY over on instagram for a copy of The Kennedy Debutante! Please make sure to enter if you are interested! US only this time, per the publisher.