What Has Happened to the Book World??

 Hey! So as I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I made an Instagram account for The Romance Bookie a couple of weeks ago.   There are some BEAUTIFUL instagram accounts for book reviewers/followers/collectors, whatever you want to call it nowadays.   I'm going into the "Bookstagram" world looking for a fun outlet, where I'll hopefully get back into reading, and just have fun sharing posts about books, my shelves, and even some other hobbies (i.e. Disney, Funko Pops, and DIY projects).   I've been in this for a very short time, and I'm so out of touch it seems with the book world, that I've come across a little bit of...maybe culture shock?  Not sure what to call it really,  but man I'm just going to say it... via GIPHY Is this like a job for people??? I mean, don't get me wrong, when I was doing this a few years ago, it got a bit intense at times.  Fellow book bloggers would get so competitive on getting their hands on certain ARCs, and even to th

The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton #2) by Julia Quinn (Audiobook)

Yay for Weekend! Okay I finished another book...the second book in the Bridgerton series, The Viscount who Loved Me .  I needed to know what is to come in Season 2 of the Netflix show, and I couldn't wait an entire year!   So I ended up listening to this one, because Amazon has this awesome thing where you can get a really nice discount on the audiobook, through Audible, when you buy the e-book.  And while I was going to read the e-book at times, and listen to the audiobook when I wasn't able to read, I ended up just listening to this book in its entirety.   From Goodreads: Image from Goodreads 1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, this author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London's most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry.  And in truth, why should he?  When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better... -Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, April 1814 But this time, the gossip columnists have it wron


 I don't even know why I'm writing this post to be honest.  I think it is more to do with the fact that The Romance Bookie has been there for me, no matter what.  Which is weird, because it's a blog.  But it's my escape.  I don't do a lot of interacting anymore.  I've lost pretty much all of my contacts, which in one sense I am okay with, because when I slowed down The Romance Bookie, it had gotten to the point where it was almost a chore to keep it up.  I didn't want that anymore.   I started The Romance Bookie to have a place to talk about books.  No one in my life was interested in hearing me blab anymore about what I was reading that day, and I was feeling lonely, and found the perfect thing.   I've been having a bit of a hard time.  It's taking a toll on me.  Ever since I lost my dad, my life has been a bit darker.  A lot of joy was taken from my life when he passed away very unexpectedly.  One of those joys, was reading.   I think in the time,

The Romance Bookie is on Instagram!

 Hey Everyone! So I have news!! The Romance Bookie is on Instagram! I'm still trying to figure out this new book world.  I'm so behind on so much, but I miss it so very much, and really need something to lift my spirits sometimes.  I'm hoping getting back into it, will help. You can find me under the handle @the_romance_bookie .  What does this mean for The Romance Bookie blog? Not all too much!  I still plan on writing reviews here when I read a book.   I'm actually hoping that having this new platform will get me motivated to read more again.  There are so many books I have missed over these last few years, and new ones coming out of course.   I'm in the process of sorting my books.  I have boxes and boxes of unread books that I've been collecting for so long.  My taste has changed a bit since I started The Romance Bookie over a decade ago, so I'm taking this time to kind of start over my to-be-read pile.  I'll be sorting out quite a bit (at least I

Update for 2021

 Hey Everyone! So life as a new mom say the least. I absolutely freaking love it!  I honestly think I was meant to be a mama.  The amount of joy my little guy gives me far outweighs anything I have felt since meeting my husband (my only other source of joy).   That being said, postpartum is no joke.  My emotions are all over the place.  Giving birth has caused me to have some vitamin deficiencies, which I'm taking supplements for.  But do you know what no one talks about? Vitamin Deficiencies can mess with your mind and body. I mean it makes sense.  But I am so physically and mentally tired, it's not even funny.  And trust me, it is not because of my six month old!   Any-whoo, I have unfortunately not had the brain for reading recently, but I have instead been working on something else... Finally... After years... Being able to FINALLY DISPLAY ALL OF MY BOOKS AGAIN!!  It's a work in progress, but I am so proud of how it is coming out! I'm still trying t

The Duke and I (Bridgerton #1) by Julia Quinn

 Hello Everyone!! I have read officially read my first book of 2021!! YAY!!  This is a huge accomplishment for me!  Being a new mom, does not give me a lot of me-time, but I have an amazing husband who allows me some time for myself every so often, so I have been using bath-time to get some reading in. By the way, before I get into my review, I found this really awesome feature through the Kindle App on my phone!  I'm sure most people have figured this out, but I found it really neat!  So I bought the first six Bridgerton through  However, I'm going to just say it, they are awful with their customer service, sending books, etc.  The only reason I ended up buying through them this time around is because the Bridgerton  novels were buy 2 get 1 free, and they were supposed to be in stock.  This is actually the second time I've had issues with them, the first time was when I preordered Midnight Sun  last, which was signed copy.  I preordered it when it was

Bridgerton (Netflix Series) (Not that you probably didn't Already know.)

 Hey! Happy New Year Everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely Holiday season!  2020 was such a rough year for so many, as we all know, and I just hope everyone was able to make the best of the last little bit, and come into the New Year with positive thoughts, and blessings.    The holidays for my family and I were both very busy, but also very relaxing.  Unfortunately, due to having a new baby, and with the pandemic going on, we had to make some tough decisions; and ended up not being able to celebrate with a lot of our family.  But we made the best of it, and video chatted, and had a few delicious meals, and enjoyed it the best we could.    I also completely spaced, and realized the other day that The Romance Bookie just hit its 10 year blogaversary!   Yeah, I started The Romance Bookie a DECADE AGO!   How crazy is that?! I'll do a post separate from this, if I get a chance, and share my memories with The Romance Bookie!  But the real purpose of this post is to talk about the thing