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Carla

I am a retired teacher/librarian. I love to read, especially to my grandchildren. I read most genres, but lately have gravitated to cozy mysteries, romance (not erotic) and Christian Fiction. I do enjoy a good thriller every now and then, as well as some fantasy and the odd sci-fi. I have ventured into Blog tours, but I do not do well reading under pressure. I travel to Florida for 2 to 3 months in the winter (Canadian Snowbirder) but otherwise live in Windsor, Ontario Canada. Feel free to follow and comment on my blog. I try to respond to all comments.

Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks #BookReview

Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks

Published September 20th 2022 by Random House

5 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Cozy Things (November 29, 2022) #TTT

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 28, 2022) 📚📚

Welcome to It’s Monday! What are you Reading? It’s hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Continue reading “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 28, 2022) 📚📚”

Romance Reviews: The Forever Farmhouse, Thief of Fate, A Cowboy Thanksgiving #BookReview #Audiobook #2022AudiobookChallenge @HarperAudio

Three sweet romance stories made their way to the top of my TBR mountain over the past few weeks. All are part of a series with The Forever Farmhouse being the first in Hometown Brothers. The other two are both the final books in their trilogy and 12 book series. Although they were all different from one another, they were all enjoyable and ended with a Happily Ever After.

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Historical Fiction Reviews: Looking For Jane & When We Had Wings #BookReview #Audiobook

Looking For Jane by Heather Marshall

Published March 1st 2022 by Simon & Schuster Canada

5 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Mini-Reviews of Romance Novellas: Between the Vines, When You Kiss Me & The Summer Melt #BookReview #NovellaNovember

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Stacking the Shelves (November 27, 2022)💖📚

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Marlene of Reading Reality. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, books for review from authors, Netgalley, Edelweiss or publishers, as well as gifts or books you won. If you click on the covers, it will take you to Goodreads, if it is on there. 

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Christmas/Winter Book Mini-Reviews: Christmas in Vermont, Mistle Text, The Christmas Lights, Orphan in the Snow #BookReview #20BooksForChristmas #HoHoHoRat #BeatTheBacklist2022

I am continuing to enjoy Christmas stories as I prepare for the Christmas Season. I am participating in 20 Books for Christmas, as well as the Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon, so was able to read or listen to several this week. A couple of these were not really Christmas, but more winter themed, but they were already on my list. Some are also backlist books, so I am actually ticking off 3 lists with one book. In the #20BooksForWinter these are #16, #17, and #18. One was not on that list.

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First Line Friday: November 18, 2022

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Reading Is My SuperPower.

What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!
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