No Offense (Little Bridge Island Series #2)

 Hey Everyone! I took a little break from reading this weekend, to go the opening of Disneyland.  My husband and I took our son and got to be there from Thursday through Monday.  We had the best time, and it didn't leave much time (or any) for reading.  But today, I ended up just reading every chance I got, and just zoomed through Meg Cabot's second book in the Little Bridge Island Series . From Goodreads:  A broken engagement only gave Molly Montgomery additional incentive to follow her dream job from the Colorado Rockies to the Florida Keys.  Now, as Little Bridge Island Public Library's head of children's services, Molly hopes the messiest thing in her life will be her sticky-note covered desk.  But fate-- in the form of a newborn left in the restroom-- has other ideas.  So does the sheriff who comes to investigates the "abandonment".  The man's arrogance is almost as distracting as his blue eyes. Almost... Recently divorced, John has been having troubl

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

 Hey Everyone! I finished another book! I'm on a serious roll, and I don't want to lose my momentum!  Three books in April, so far!  That's crazy, unheard of for me, in the last few years.  I'm really excited, to have possibly gotten out of this long a** reading slump I've been on for way too long!  And I finished a NEW Book!  Like from this year!!!  I know crazy, right?! 😄 I finished Crystal Maldonado's debut novel, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega, which came out in February.   From Goodreads: Coming of age as Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard.  Harder when your whole life is on fire, though. Charlie Vega is a lot of things.  Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat. People sometimes have a problem with that last one.  Especially her mom.  Charlie wants a good relationship with her body, but it's hard, and her mom leaving a billion weight loss shakes on her dresser doesn't help.  The world and everyone in it have ideas about what she should l

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

 Hey! So I finished Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer!  I really enjoyed this one! I haven't gotten to enjoy a book like this in probably easily over a year, so it was really nice. From Goodreads: Chronic overachiever Prudence Barnett is always quick to cast judgement on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town.  Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her. Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to mean gossips, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire: Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner.  Quint is annoyingly cute and impressively noble, especially when it comes to his work with the rescue center for local sea animals.   When Pru resigns herself to working at the rescue center for extra credit, she begins to uncover truths about baby otters, environmental upheaval, and romantic cr

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