Thursday, 1 December 2022

Best of November

 





Here are our best for November! Can't believe we are in the final down!!


Best Movie of the Month:

"Best movie. Guardians xmas special. Hilarious!"





Carole - Nadda this month. 
"Really only watched one movie and it was just okay. Too busy reading this month."





Best Book of the Month:

"So flipping good!"







"Best book! Awesome series."



Best TV show of the Month:


Blodeuedd -  What We Do in the Shadows (Season 3)
"What we do in the shadows s3 finally showed up on Disney. Binge!"





"The new season for Bob's Burgers is so funny and so good so far!! Still going strong. Finished the last two seasons of the Musketeers. Had me wanting more, but it had a good ending too."









Best Cover of the Month:

Carole's pick






Blodeuedd's pick












Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Audio: Whiteout

 

By: Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon


Narrated by: Danielle Shemaiah, Nic Stone, Shayna Small, Bahni Turpin, Alaska Jackson, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Kevin R. Free, James Fouhey, Korey Jackson


Series: Blackout, Book 2


Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins


Release date: 11-08-22


Publisher: HarperAudio


YA fiction romance / to review






Usually I do not have this much trouble with many povs, but...yeah something did not click. Maybe it was all the different narrators? Maybe I can keep better concentrated when one person does all the voices. Now there were a lot of narrators and a lot of couples. I think maybe this one would have been better in print for me.




Right, smart girl messes up and now she has to get her girlfriend to forgive her. All her friends come to help. All while Atalanta is experience a snowstorm. People get stuck here and there and we get to see different couples and flashbacks of their stories. I did want more of a connection to the main person, now everyone had their time and for me that did not work as well.




It was good, but it could have been better for me. I just lost the connection






As the city grinds to a halt, twelve teens band together to help a friend pull off the most epic apology of her life. But will they be able to make it happen, in spite of the storm?




No one is prepared for this whiteout. But then, we can’t always prepare for the magical moments that change everything.




From the bestselling, award-winning, all-star authors who brought us Blackout—Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon—comes another novel of Black teen love, each relationship within as unique and sparkling as Southern snowflakes.


Tuesday, 29 November 2022

TMST

 


 

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog. Feel free to leave your links in the comments if you are participating.





11/29/2022 Which books are you looking forward to reading this winter? (Dec-Feb)




Oh you know me, I have NO idea what comes out when.




As for books I just want to read and own, well I still have last years's xmas books to read. Omg, I am behind. Also I want to read the ones I get this xmas








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Monday, 28 November 2022

Carole's Monday. All want for Christmas



Author: Michelle Stimpson
Narrator: Eboni Flowers & Reginald James
Title: All I Want for Christmas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Published: December 2, 2021
Where I got It: Audible

Summary: 
When a doctor and nurse with very different views on Christmas are thrown together on a decorating committee and bond over a special patient, they each learn the most important Christmas lesson: all they want for Christmas is each other.

Dr. Allison Hall is staring down the prospect of her first Christmas in a new town and her first without her son, who is spending the holiday with her ex. As the new doc on the block, she's on duty for the Christmas shift and glad of it. When one of her favorite patients lands back in the hospital, and it looks like this might be his last Christmas, she hopes she can help connect him to his estranged daughter.

Dante Price thinks Allison should mind her own business. He's a nurse—and admittedly a bit of a Christmas Scrooge. But when he gets put on a decorating committee with Christmas-loving Dr. Allison, he starts to see the holiday in a new light.

Soon the two are working together to deck the halls with boughs of holly—but can they pull off a Christmas miracle and reunite a father and daughter?


Review:
Tis the season! I couldn't resist this one. That cover....that title....a doctor and a nurse....a scrooge and someone who loves Xmas....see? How can you resist?

Dr. Allison Hall loves Christmas, but she is staring down the prospect of her first Christmas in a new town and being alone. Her son is spending the holiday with her ex and her mom is on vacation. When one of her favorite patients lands back in the hospital, she is saddened because this looks like it might be his last. She hopes she can reconnect him with his estranged daughter. Dante, the nurse, feels like she should mind her own business. He doesn't care for Christmas, but he somehow gets put on the decorating committee with Allison. Soon the two are working together to decorate and create a Christmas miracle. 

So much fun! This has everything a good Xmas love story needs and more. This would be a cute Netflix Xmas movie (hint...hint Netflix gods). 

I do wish this was longer! I want to see them flourish as a couple. It worked good for the length, but I am just greedy and want more time with them. Maybe a sequel?

My only issue was that I did want to understand WHY a certain character changed their mind. I would've liked a conversation. Didn't have to be long, but one can only assume and I don't like assuming.

But yes, quick and sweet. Loved seeing this couple come together. 

The ending was perfect. 

The narrators were fantastic. Both perfect for their characters. 

All-in-all, this was a nice novella to start the Xmas season! It has everything you need. Sweet, thoughtful, and a cute couple. 4 stars.








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- #53 for Audiobook challenge

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