The Weekly Smile

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

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. 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 πŸ˜‰ )

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  2. Oh yes! Gadgets have their place! 🀣
    I don’t know books etc. I’ll try to read reviews but I get bored…. β€œwhere’s my iPhone.” Ha

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

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

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  6. 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 Crusie’s, such as Welcome to Temptation or Faking It. I’m going to review both in April. If you’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 there’s the subgenres of cowboy romances, vampire romances, pirate ship romances, etc. So many! πŸ˜€

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