The Weekly Smile

I’m excited to report that I’ve just finished my list of A2Z items for the April blogging challenge! YIPPEE!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

I hope all my fellow bloggers are joining in for the joyous camaraderie of committing to post every day in April, except Sundays, and choosing a theme (or just go with misc.). I can’t wait to read the interesting entries I’ve seen so far ~ symbols and signs, creatures from mythology, a fruity motif, etc.

Anyway, my theme is romance reviews, and I’m doing about half novels and half romantic comedies. Tonight my focus has been on getting my list together, but I got stuck on some of the tough letters. That gave me a sad. I really didn’t want to end the day unsatisfied with an incomplete list. But then I had the idea to enter search words into my Kindle app (for iPhone) and OMG amazing! It found books I’ve already read and new ones that sound cool, so I grabbed samples to see if I want to buy them. Neato!

For example, I found a romance novel titled Until We Kissed, which is about a librarian and a writer. You really can’t get more perfect than that, amirite? I would never have found this book on my own without obsessively searching for a word starting with U.

I like apps that are dedicated to one thing. It’s becoming hard to search for things on Google and Amazon because they have too much ~ unless you already know what you want, of course. But sometimes it’s nice to browse. The Kindle app was more like being in a bookstore. I didn’t end up with kitchen gadgets when I wanted books. Not to besmirch gadgets. They have their place.

15 responses to “The Weekly Smile

  1. Great ๐Ÿ‘

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  2. Ah, a month of romance… Glad you found your A-Z and being forced to use the letters sounds like an interesting way to find new books. (But you didn’t link to the smile post ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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  3. Oh yes! Gadgets have their place! ๐Ÿคฃ
    I donโ€™t know books etc. Iโ€™ll try to read reviews but I get bored…. โ€œwhereโ€™s my iPhone.โ€ Ha

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  4. The link just showed up! Really odd….

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  6. Sounds like a perfect book, will go look it up!

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  7. I would love to go through your A to Z list of romance novels and rom-coms. But I would like to take this opportunity to ask you for ‘one’ book suggestion for a cynical being – skeptical about love, you know the kind who have been in love big time – but – once bitten twice shy sort of person. I say ‘one’ because you know this person has been so out of touch with reading books lately.

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    • Hmm. There are so many, depending on your tastes. If you enjoy a sizzling type of contemporary romance, you might like one of Jennifer Crusieโ€™s, such as Welcome to Temptation or Faking It. Iโ€™m going to review both in April. If youโ€™d rather not deal with explicit sex scenes, I recommend a sweet romance I just finished called Until We Kissed by Heather B. Moore.

      If you like the old-fashioned Regency romances, there are also great ones both with and without the explicit sex. And then thereโ€™s the subgenres of cowboy romances, vampire romances, pirate ship romances, etc. So many! ๐Ÿ˜€

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