January 2017 Wrap-Up

Books Read in January:

Library Books:

Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology The Dangerous Viscount (The Burgundy Club, #2) The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton (The Burgundy Club, #3) Something About Emmaline (Bachelor Chronicles, #1) This Rake of Mine Confessions of a Little Black Gown Stealing the Bride Tempted By the Night His Mistress by Morning

Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini [eBook]

The Dangerous Viscount by Miranda Neville [eBook]

The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton by Miranda Neville [eBook]

The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean  [eBook]

Something About Emmeline by Elizabeth Boyle [eBook]

This Rake of Mine by Elizabeth Boyle [eBook]

Confessions of a Little Black Gown by Elizabeth Boyle [eBook]

Stealing the Bride by Elizabeth Boyle [eBook]

Tempted by the Night by Elizabeth Boyle [eBook]

His Mistress by Morning by Elizabeth Boyle [eBook]

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks and Read Harder Challenge:


S by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

Started in January:



Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernst Cline




Across the Blogisphere:

#PostingReviews on Inside My Minds.  I hadn’t thought about doing posting my book reviews on retail sites like Amazon–the online retail site that I use most frequently. I immediately went to Amazon and posted my last three book reviews to the site.  Such a good idea. Thank you,  Ashley @ InsideMyMinds

Reflections an Open Apology to Dolly Parton is  an interesting exploration of this bloggers feelings about Dolly Parton. I think Dolly has been dismissed by many people over the years, and this is a nice examination of the writer’s reversal of opinion.

I have an Instagram account, but I really don’t know how to use it. This article, Extend Your Blog’s Reach With Instagram, really helped me see how to use my account.

Across the Web:

A fascinating essay about fruitcake. How-and- Why Did Fruitcake Become a Slur.

At the end of the Obama presidency many essay and articles came out about it. Here is my favorite: Empathy and Escapism-Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books.

How was your reading life in January? Tell me in the comments, and be sure to leave a link to your January Wrap-Up, too. I love to see what everyone else is reading.

16 thoughts on “January 2017 Wrap-Up

  1. Oooh, how are you liking Ready Player One so far? I love that book. The audio version is particularly delightful. I managed eight of my own books for the read my own damn books thing this month, which was astounding as that was probably half of what i managed the whole of 2016. Haha. Anyway, I ramble on about it over here if you’re interested: http://www.bookpunks.com/like-velvet-book-cast-iron-nikki-read-january/


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    1. I’m impressed by your #readmyowndamnbooks game last month. I really need to step up my reading in February. I will head over to your blog and read more about your reading last month.


    1. I liked Remini’s book a lot, and it’s probably because I’ve been watching her show about Scientology on A&E this past month. I think the show is fascinating. And that’s why I read the book. I wanted to find out how she became involved in that religion. And she is so likeable on the show and she has the same persona and voice in the book. Reading about how Scientology treats Tom Cruise is insane. If the stories Leah shares on the TV are true, then Tom will have much to explain in the future.

      I’m writing a quickie review of the book this week, and the plan is to post it before the end of the week. Now I’m off to visit your blog. 😎


    1. I seem to go on a binge read of romance novels in the deep, dark winter. I think I’m going to write about that in the near future. Anyway, I do like Elizabeth Boyle’s novels, but some better than others. All of the books I read last month were a part of the series/world. And some of the same characters show up as either the main protagonist or minor characters in almost every book. My favorites from the list are Something About Emmeline and Stealing the Bride. My least favorite is This Rake is Mine which is sad since I love the title.
      I’ve also read a number of Sarah MacLean books too (she was my binge a year or two ago!) and my favorite is from the The Rule of Scoundrels series One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (and I love the punny fun of this title). The heroine is a nerdy, glasses-wearing woman who gets the super hot wicked bad boy earl. 😎 If you read it let me know what you think.

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