I don’t know about you guys, but I can be a serious mood reader. I can have the most amazing book of the year in my hands, but if that isn’t the genre that I’m in the mood for I won’t be able to make it through it (or I won’t enjoy it if I try). In the deep part of winter, I tend to want to read more thrillers and fantasy (to be fair, I can read fantasy most of the time), in the summer I want some lighter reads. Right now, though, I am in the mood for cozy reads. You know the ones I’m talking about? The books that make you absolutely fall in love with the people and the places they feature, and make you want to move there and live with them. The ones that feel like they could be (or have been, in some cases!) made in to a Hallmark or Lifetime movie. That’s what I’m feeling right now. I’ve had some fellow readers recommend the Winter Street series by Elin Hilderbrand. Joanne Fluke has a new one out this year- Christmas Cake Murder, and Debbie Macomber has been recommended, of course. I always love Janet Evanovich, so I’ll read Visions of Sugar Plums. I would love any suggestions from you guys!! Are you mood readers, too? Leave me your thoughts or recommendations in the comments!
Author: Jordan K. Rose
Series: Spaghetti Romances
Roma is just trying to get some work done in her apothecary, when in pops her cheater of an ex, Ralph Tortellani. He is the last person she wants to see, and then he has the nerve to tell her that they need each other?! In a fit of rage, she creates a small tornado that sweeps him off in to another plane. She knows that she will probably pay for that one at some point. What she couldn’t know is that this one event will lead to a cast of (unwanted and unwelcomed) characters, from her own mother to the whole Tortellani clan, showing up and bringing chaos, laughter, and most of all love.
I’ve been looking forward to new work from Jordan, and this latest installment in the Spaghetti Romance series did not disappoint! Like the previous stories, this is set in Robyn Peterman’s Magic and Mayhem Universe and continues the storyline of the Tortellani family. The world was well established in the previous two novellas and continues in this one. The character development continues to be great, as we learn more about this wacky family and new characters are introduced. If you’re an animal fan, the familiars will steal your heart! As this is the third in the series, I would recommend reading the previous two installments before this one to familiarize yourself with the backstory (plus they’re really fun and funny, as well!), but they are all novella length, and perfect for a quick read with lots of laughs!
Ok, like I’m sure at least some of you did, I grew up watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I adored Melissa Joan Hart (still do), had watched her on Nickelodeon as Clarissa, so when she had a new show I had to watch it! I loved her as Sabrina, as well! If you never saw Sabrina, here’s the breakdown of the original story (based off of the original Archie comic): Sabrina Spellman is a teenage girl who lives with her two wacky aunts. On her 16th birthday, she finds out that she is a witch & must learn to use and control her powers. Of course, she doesn’t believe it at first, but once she does she screws up a lot trying to figure out & use her powers appropriately (because what teenage girl wouldn’t overuse powers, if she had them?!). Her aunts are funny and loving, and they have a talking cat named Salem, who is actually a warlock that was turned in to a cat for trying to take over the world (because, cats). She also has a crush who turns in to a boyfriend named Harvey (who I may also have had a crush on). The series basically just follows her life and is quirky and family friendly.
All of that has changed, and I need to talk about this!! So, a friend told me about the graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and I had to get the first volume. It is awesome and a bananas departure from the original! It’s so much darker & leans more to the creepy/horror side of what the story could have been. I love it! There’s a totally different backstory to Sabrina and the Spellman family than what is hinted at or told on the show, and as someone who grew to love creepy/horror reads I really appreciate it. Now, Netflix had created an original show based off of the new graphic novels. It looks wonderful! (Hello next binge watch!) It premiered on 10/26, but I haven’t had a chance to watch yet. I’ll keep you posted!
Any other Sabrina lovers out there?! What are your thoughts on the graphic novels or the show, if you’ve had a chance to watch?
I know I never talk about graphic novels, but I do love them! Anyone else? Any recommendations for ones that I should pick up? Would you like for me to discuss them? Let me hear your thoughts!!
Sorry I’ve been absent all week, but we had a family emergency come up that put me a bit behind. Just wanted to give you a peak of what’s coming up for the rest of the week.
First up will be a discussion about The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: the graphic novel (amazing!) and a freaking show?!
Then, I’ll discuss my latest read: Asylum!
I hope you enjoy!!
Oh, and just a heads up: my current read (brought to you with the cuteness of a Scout & Clete- and their toys-photobomb): My Best Friend’s Exorcism-
Stay tuned & thanks for reading!
While I’m traveling & don’t have great signal to post a long post (and I’m finishing up my current read), I thought I’d recommend a book that I initially reviewed back in 2015, The Glittering World by Robert Levy. This is a great Spooktober read, in my opinion! It’s kind of a supernatural thriller/ dark fantasy with a great creep factor to it. It deserves so much love!!
Here’s the initial review of it:
Go! Read! Enjoy!
We’re headed to the mountains for a long weekend!! I brought Asylum and My Best Friend’s Exorcism with me, so I’m hoping to have at least one of them finished when I get back. I’m not sure how great my service will be, but I’ll try to send pretty pics! Have a great weekend, everyone!
-T (and Scout & Clete)