Category «Book Blog»

Book 1 Lord of Scoundrels

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase fulfilled the prompt “A Book Everyone Seems to Have Read but Me” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. The title was recommended to me about ten years ago when I first started writing romances. Everyone in my romance writers’ group insisted it was a must-read. I even got to …

The 2021 Challenge

PopSugar’s new Reading Challenged dropped on December 1st. I’ve been planning like  mad. Since I started last year in December, I thought it’d be fine to start early this year too. That way I can post on January 1st with a new book. Problem is, I’m already reconsidering my choices. LOL. Anyway, I have two …

Books that Didn’t Make the Blog

It was a stellar year for reading. All the quarantining gave me ample time to read and read and read. I had a total of 165 books, including finishing eight series (some I read in toto during 2020). Here’s a link to my original plan for the PopSugar challenge. One hundred choices, and I had …

Book 50 A Timeless Romance Anthology

  We’ve made it to the last book for the 2020 Challenge. Thanks so much for sharing this journey with me. Next week, let’s wrap up the year, and the following week, on to the 2021 Challenge! A Timeless Romance Anthology: A Regency Collection by Anna Elliot, Sarah M. Eden, Carla Kelly, Josie S. Kilpack, …

Book 49 99 Percent Mine

  99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne fulfilled the “Book with Flora or Fauna in the Title” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. This was not my first choice for the prompt. I had about a dozen. Greg Bear (sci-fi), Sherryl Woods (romance), Robin DiAngelo (White Fragility) to name a few. In the end, I …

Book 48 I Wish You All the Best

  I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver fulfills the prompt “Book by a Trans or Nonbinary Author” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. I was a little lost for the category and asked for help. One of my writer friends, Tib, recommended this title, and I cannot thank them enough. I loved …

Book 47 True Grit

True Grit by Charles Portis fulfills the category “A Western” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. The novel takes place in 1878 in Western Arkansas and the Indian Territories to the west (eventually, Oklahoma). Mattie Ross plots to avenge her pa, killed by a farmhand at Fort Smith. How’s that for an elevator pitch (short …

Book 46 Divided in Death

  Divided in Death by J.D. Robb fulfilled the “Favorite Prompt from a past PopSugar Reading Challenge” category for this year’s challenge. This novel also fits the categories: series with more than twenty books, and author who has written more than twenty books. I chose the Audio Book prompt as it’s my favorite. I read …

Book 45 Roughing It

  Roughing It by Mark Twain fulfilled the category “Book by or about a Journalist” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. The book is a chronicle of Mark Twain’s adventures in the new West in the 1860s. I’m not sure how much is autobiographical, just plain fiction, or something in-between. It’s Twain, after all. The …

Book 44 If It Bleeds

  If It Bleeds by Stephen King fulfills the category “Book by an Author Who Has Written Twenty or More Books” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. To date, Mr. King has approximately eighty-six books. I have read almost all of them. I began reading the man at age eleven when I asked my mom …