Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts

Welcome to my 2nd post of Bookish (and Not so Bookish) thoughts., hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. Do not forget to check out her amazing blog too.

So, this is what I have in store for you this week;

  1. I completed The Gentleman’s guide to Vise and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, I am so glad I read  it. So proud about myself, since I did the review too.
  2. I received my copy of How To Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh. I must say that, I am truly inspired by her style.
  3. Lately I have been watching so many videos by Aileen Xu, on YouTube and now I have greatly understood the importance of Self-Love. I know it is such an amazing feeling to love your self.
  4. Currently reading 3 books, you will find out more details about them soon.
  5. I actually tried to be more organized and keep my space clean in the past few days. It is not a 100% success, but I am quite happy on what I have achieved so far.
  6. To fall in love and to be loved by, is a wonderful feeling. Grateful for that feeling too.
  7. I have started to keep a Gratitude Journal and that is something that keeps me happy everyday. To think about all the wonderful things that God has granted me, is amazing.

That is all for today folks, and I hope you enjoyed! Do not forget to share your thoughts and ideas about this post.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

6 Free eBooks for this Christmas!

Hello All!!!

My last post was about 5 books from one of my favorite authors, Carole Matthews. All those books were related to Christmas and to boost up your festive spirit. Today I thought of sharing 6 books which you can buy from Amazon free of charge.

Grab these books from Amazon today and enjoy your holiday!!!

1. Pastels and Jingle Bells by Christine S. Feldman

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Synopsis

Trish Ackerly never expected to cross paths with Ian Rafferty again, but when she spots the former bully of her childhood years through her bakery window, she thinks she may just have been given the best Christmas gift ever: the opportunity to finally give Ian the comeuppance he deserves.

But clearly she does not have a knack for this whole revenge thing, because before she can make good on her plans, Trish gets inadvertently drawn into Ian’s life in an unexpected way that lets her see just how different the man is from the boy he used to be. In fact, much to her astonishment, she actually starts to like the guy. A lot.

Trouble is, Ian doesn’t know who she really is, and explaining it to him is going to be a little difficult now—which is bad news, because Trish is starting to realize that all she really wants for Christmas this year… is Ian. (from Goodreads)

2. Silver Bells : a Rivers End Romance by C.J.Hunt

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Synopsis

Isaac MacAllister’s life revolves around building his business and doing his best to give his daughter Sara a strong sense of family. Over the years he’s had to learn how to keep their little family together on his own, but this Christmas Isaac is going to have some unexpected help.

Christmas blogger Jenna Murphy has one goal for the holidays this year: to get far away from anything to do with Christmas. Her website sale is done, and after 1,825 posts about the big C, it’s one “season” she never wants to celebrate again. She’s ready to start a new life, and the Big River Lodge seems like the perfect place for her to figure out the details. The lodge is isolated, she has her own private cabin, and no one in her family will know where she is.

But she didn’t plan on the highly distracting presence of Isaac MacAllister. Is Jenna going to let one sexy dad and his sweet kindergartener derail her plans for her holiday … and her life?

3. Tangled in Tinsel by Stacy Eaton

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Synopsis

Welcome to Celebration Township.

Casey Lowe is new in town and hiding from her past. Her next-door neighbor, Thad Wagner, is a sexy police officer, who is good with his hands, and his lips, but Casey refuses to get involved with a married man, and Thad can’t seem to understand why she keeps pushing him away. No matter how they try to stay apart, something keeps drawing them together. When an unexpected visitor shows up at Casey’s house the week before Christmas, her future is on the line. Will Thad figure it out in time to save her, or will Casey become a conspirator to a murderer?

 

4. A Christmas Gift by Stella Wilkinson (Short Story)

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Synopsis

Holly and Caleb had been best friends as children, growing up on the same street, but as teenagers they couldn’t be further apart. When Caleb unexpectedly asked Holly to help him pick out a Christmas gift for his girlfriend, neither of them anticipated where it would lead.

A young adult romantic comedy, from Stella Wilkinson, acclaimed author of The Flirting Games Series.

(Please note that this is a short story of approx 7000+ word)

 

 

5. Her Christmas Bonus by Rain Danvers (Short Story)

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Synopsis

Sage has been working at a high-tech firm in Newport Beach, CA for over two years as the only female director among three men. She is highly valued by her boss and she loves her job, but there’s a problem – she’s totally attracted to him and the stress is killing her. She’s taking three days off for the Christmas holiday and has posted her availability online, hoping to find a job when she returns. Before she can leave, she has to find her cell phone and she doesn’t know where she left it.

Terrance is the founder and owner of Templeton Designs and considers Sage so valuable to the company, he can’t afford to acknowledge the feelings he has for her. He’s stuck at the company this year when normally he would be enjoying the holiday in a warm, tropical location. It may be the year he finds a way to acknowledge the woman who holds his heart captive. (from Goodreads)

6. Killer Christmas by Harper Lin (includes Holiday drink recipes)

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Synopsis

After breaking up with hunky movie star Nick Doyle, Grammy Award-winning singer Emma Wild returns to her hometown for Christmas to get away from it all. In Hartfield, a small town in Ontario, Canada, she gets caught up in a murder case after a fan’s drink is poisoned at the Chocoholic Cafe, owned by Emma’s sister Mirabelle.

Who is the killer and was the drink originally intended for Emma?

To add to the chaos, Sterling Matthews is the detective on the case. He’d shattered her heart nine years ago and inspired all her hit singles, but now they must work together to find the murderer before the murderer finds Emma.

 

So, in today’s post I have included 6 books, – 2 of them are short stories for those who love to have a quick read in this holiday season.

If you have read any of these books and if you are hoping to, do leave a comment below. I would love to hear about your thoughts and ideas too.

All the above mentioned books are available on Amazon

Hope you enjoyed!!!

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

Popular Books I own, but Haven’t read yet!!!

Hello and Welcome to my blog!

Today I thought of doing, Popular books I already own , but haven’t had the opportunity to reading yet. Well guys, honestly, this list is sky high and I am going to be showing you only five of the books that I own, but haven’t read yet.

All these books are eBooks and which are eagerly waiting in my Kindle library, to be read. I still am struggling in finding time to read these books. I know, giving out excuses are not the thing, but I am planning to read them soon.

Book No.1 is The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

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Synopsis

Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.

The second book is;

The Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

22299763.jpg    I completed the first book, The six of Crows few months back and I did not get around reading this amazing book by Leigh Bardugo.

I am hoping to complete this one very soon because I fell in love with the characters; Kaz Brekker and Inej so so much. I am desperately in need of thirst to know what is going to happen next.

A review will be up, once I have done the reading. But I am ashamed to say that I have not yet read this amazing book.

 

Next book in my list is;

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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Synopsis

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

This was actually a recent addition to my Kindle Library. I saw a lot of positive comments about this book, all over the blog sphere and thought I should give it a try.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

This book has been in my ebook library for so long. I still haven’t got the opportunity to read any of the books written by Becky Albertalli. I have high hopes on reading this one very soon.

The last book for this post is,

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis

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Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

This is the first book of The Grisha Triology, and has been in my ebook library, I think for the longest time. Hoping to read this book very soon and definitely, there will be a review very soon.

That is all for this post peeps, hope you enjoyed! Wish me luck to read these books as soon as possible.

Do not forget to leave your comments and thoughts about this post and about these books.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi