Bookish Blog Hops: Valentine's Hop Recap

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Bookish Blog Hops: Valentine's Hop Recap


From 1st-15th February I joined forces with the rest of the Bookish Blog Hops crew for the Valentine's Hop. 

If you're not a member yet, you can join the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/127759384464964/

In case you missed some of the stops, here's a recap:


1st Where is your favourite place to read? Jo Linsdell 
https://www.jolinsdell.com/2019/02/bookish-blog-hops-where-is-your.html

2nd Which book do you wish had a sequel? Leslie Conzatti https://upstreamwriter.blogspot.com/2019/02/bookish-blog-hops-valentines-hop-day-2.html

3rd Who gave you your love of reading? Laura Morningstar
http://sawdustandspoons.com/bookish-blog-hop-who-gave-you-your-love-for-reading/


5th A book you bought for it’s beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too Sarah Nowicki
https://www.paranormalpeach.com/home/bookish-blog-hops-valentines-hop

6th A popular theme, or trope you will never get bored of reading. Leslie Conzatti
https://upstreamwriter.blogspot.com/2019/02/bookish-blog-hops-valentines-hop-day-6.html

7th A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart. Brandy Potter
https://brandypotterbooks.com/2019/02/07/valentines-hop-name-a-loyal-sidekick-you-cant-help-but-love-more-than-their-counterpart/

8th Full on Romance Books Or Action-Packed With A Few Love Scenes? Brandy Potter
https://brandypotterbooks.com/2019/02/08/valentines-hop-full-on-romance-books-or-action-packed-with-a-few-love-scenes/


10th A book with a heart on the cover? Jo Linsdell https://www.jolinsdell.com/2019/02/bookish-blog-hops-book-with-heart-on.html

11th A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love? Kim http://www.writersideoflife.com/a-book-i-disliked-that-everyone-else-seemed-to-love/


14th Last book you recommended to someone? Kim http://www.writersideoflife.com/last-book-i-recommended-to-someone/

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Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover

12:22:00 Jo Linsdell 6 Comments


Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover


It's Bookish Blog Hops time again!

Bookish Blog Hops: Valentine's Hop


From 1st-15th February I'm blog hopping with the rest of the Bookish Blog Hops crew for our Valentine's Hop. I kicked things off on the 1st with this post about our favourite places to read.

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover

These blog hops are super fun and a great way to connect more with other book bloggers and readers. Collaborations like this always result in more traffic to the participating blogs too, as well as encouraging more engagement. It's a win-win for everyone!

If you'd like to join in future blog hops with us you can join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/127759384464964/

and now on to today's question...

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover


A book with a heart on the cover


I decided to pick The Defrosting of Charlotte Small by Annabel Giles for this one as think the cover is really clever. It was also a really good read.

About the book: Single mother Charlotte Small's life is falling apart...After flattening a friend's dog, carelessly losing not one job but three, and waving her daughter off to spend Christmas overseas, Charlotte hits the wall. Years of suppressed heartbreak and disappointment overwhelm her and the fine thread of sanity finally snaps. Consequently, having thrown the entire contents of her house onto the street, she's found by the police, lying on her back under a Christmas tree with an empty bottle of Port and a half-eaten lump of Stilton. Charlotte needs to claw her way back from the brink and start again. But can she build a bigger, brighter, and better existence this time around? "The Defrosting of Charlotte Small" is wonderfully observed and genuinely funny, mining the glorious seam of black humour that is fast becoming Annabel Giles' trademark.

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover



Here's what the rest of the Bookish Blog Hop crew had to say:


Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover @BewitchedReader
Stormi

A Heart of Time by Shari J Ryan. The cover design actually pulled me in and is what drove me to purchase this book. I had never read anything by Shari J Ryan before this, but I've now read several of her books and she is an automatic one-click author of mine.

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover @brandypotterbks
Brandy Potter


What? It’s a heart (insert big cheesy grin).  

About the book: A short story by Edgar Allan Poe The Narrator murders an elderly man who he claims has a “vulture’s eye”. He then hides the body under the floorboards but the victim’s heart still beats in the floorboards. Or does it?

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover  @ParaPeach
Sarah Nowicki


It may not be obvious, but there’s a heart on the cover of almost every book in the amazing and addictive Crossbreed Series by Dannika Dark.  The “heart” is actually a necklace...a Burmese ruby pendant that has so much significance throughout the series, it’s basically its own character.  This heart represents the rocky past of our sexy Vamp, Christian, and a beautiful future when it finally belongs to our kick-ass heroine, Raven.


Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover


Follow the rest of the Valentine's Hop:


1st Where is your favourite place to read? Jo Linsdell www.JoLinsdell.com

2nd Which book do you wish had a sequel? Leslie Conzatti www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com

3rd Who gave you your love of reading? Laura Morningstar

4th Who’s your book crush? Stormi Johnson www.bewitchedreader.wordpress.com

5th A book you bought for it’s beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too Sarah Nowicki www.paranormalpeach.com

6th A popular theme, or trope you will never get bored of reading. Leslie Conzatti www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com

7th A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart. Brandy Potter www.brandypotterbooks.com


8th Full on Romance Books Or Action-Packed With A Few Love Scenes? Brandy Potter www.brandypotterbooks.com

9th Love triangles, yes or no? Brandy Potter www.brandypotterbooks.com

10th A book with a heart on the cover? Jo Linsdell www.JoLinsdell.com

11th A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love? Kim www.writersideoflife.com

12th One book at a time or several? Leslie Conzatti www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com

13th An author you would love to interview? Lili Marcus

14th Last book you recommended to someone? Kim www.writersideoflife.com

15th A fictional world you'd love to visit? Stormi Johnson www.bewitchedreader.wordpress.com


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Booktastic Thursday Link Up (7th February 2019)

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Booktastic Thursday: A Link Up For Book Bloggers


Welcome back for another Booktastic Thursday Link Up!

I'm looking forward to seeing what bookish posts you have to share this week. 

Looks like all my meds are starting to kick in now (YAY!). Hopefully this means I'll be able to get back to my usual schedule soon. 

In other news, I have been having fun taking part in the Bookish Blog Hops Valentine's Hop this week. I kicked it off on 1st February with a post about our favourite places to read, and will be featured on the other hosts blogs each day. 

If you want to join in future hops, you can join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/127759384464964/

But now for the Booktastic Thursday Link Up!

For those of you that don't already know, on Thursday's I host this meme to give my fellow book bloggers the chance to share some of their bookish posts and connect with other book bloggers.

How to take part:


Post your book related blog post links directly into the comments section of this post.

You don't need to write up a special post to take part (any book/reading related post is fine), I just ask you to link back to the weekly blog post here on my blog some where in the post you're linking up. 


Examples of how some of the past participants included it in their posts:

Veronica from The Burgeoning Bookshelf 
https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogspot.com/2018/08/book-review-artisan-heart-contemporary.html

Empress DJ from Books and Bindings 
http://booksandbindings.com/2018/12/19/book-review-christmas-on-the-island-by-jenny-colgan/ 

I ask that you link up blog posts ONLY please. Other types of links will be deleted.

I'd also appreciate it if you follow me on any social media of your choice (I'm JoLinsdell everywhere). Of course, I would love it if you subscribed to my newest posts ;)

Please grab the Booktastic Link It Up Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.

Booktastic Thursday Link Up: A link up for book bloggers


Let's grow this party!

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Everyone works hard on their posts and loves visits/comments/pins from others. Please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more.

Now on to the party!

I'm looking forward to seeing all your book related posts.


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Bookish Blog Hops: Where Is Your Favourite Place To Read?

12:57:00 Jo Linsdell 23 Comments


Bookish Blog Hops: Where Is Your Favourite Place To Read?


I'm back!

2019 hasn't been very kind to me so far. I've had various health problems that have meant I was forced to take a time out. This is also the reason I'll be taking it slow this month too. With all the antibiotics and other medicines I'm on at the moment it's hard to concentrate for long periods of time.

Don't panic. I'm a tough cookie and will get over all this mess too. The important thing is that my latest scan was clear which means I'm dealing with lesser evils. I'll fill you in more in a separate post.

Now on the real reason we're here.... it's Bookish Blog Hops time again!

Bookish Blog Hops: Valentine's Hop


From 1st-15th February I'll be blog hopping with the rest of the Bookish Blog Hops crew for our Valentine's Hop.

Bookish Blog Hops: Where Is Your Favourite Place To Read?

These blog hops are super fun and a great way to connect more with other book bloggers and readers. Collaborations like this always result in more traffic to the participating blogs too, as well as encouraging more engagement. It's a win-win for everyone!

If you'd like to join in future blog hops with us you can join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/127759384464964/

I'm kicking off the hop today with our first question...

Where is your favourite place to read?


Bookish Blog Hops: Where Is Your Favourite Place To Read?

I do most of my reading in bed. I love getting comfy and snuggling down with a good book at the end of the day. It's a great way to relax.

I don't have much free time for reading during the day which is why I tend to do most of my reading in the evening once the kids are off to bed for the night.

Bookish Blog Hops: Where Is Your Favourite Place To Read?


Here's what the rest of the Bookish Blog Hop crew had to say:



Bookish Blog Hops: Where Is Your Favourite Place To Read?

Kim Jacque

I like to read on the couch in the dining room, in the afternoon sun. There is usually a dog staring at me, willing me to get up and take him for a walk.

Bookish Blog Hops: Where Is Your Favourite Place To Read?

Leslie Conzatti

This last summer I had the opportunity to acquire a very comfortable, swiveling armchair, so I set that up next to my bookshelf, and hung a shelf over that to hold all my signed indie books, so I wouldn’t have to keep them on the top shelf of my computer desk… And voila! An adorable, comfortable reading nook where I can relax and read with my favorite books just an arm’s length away!

Bookish Blog Hops: Where Is Your Favourite Place To Read?


Well, apart from my couch, I do have a weak spot for reading at coffee shops and caf├ęs such as Espresso House or Coffeeberry.

Bookish Blog Hops: Where Is Your Favourite Place To Read?

My favorite place to read is usually outside in my hammock or by the pool. If it's too cold or raining, I have a comfy recliner in my living room I like to relax in and read. I'm hoping to find space for a reading chair in my bedroom when I redo it later this year, so I can read in peace and quiet when the men are watching basketball or hanging out.

Bookish Blog Hops: Where Is Your Favourite Place To Read?

Most of the time I get an opportunity to read when the kids are in bed so I love to either curl up in my own bed, or take a hot bubble bath and read.  



Bookish Blog Hops: Where Is Your Favourite Place To Read?

Brandy Potter

My favorite place to read is in the bath. It is the only place that my kids (two and four legged) and husband won’t bother me. I read often sitting in my dining room as well when everyone is watching TV so that I can be part of the family as well.


Where is your favourite place to read?


Follow the rest of the Valentine's Hop:


1st Where is your favourite place to read? Jo Linsdell www.JoLinsdell.com

2nd Which book do you wish had a sequel? Leslie Conzatti www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com

3rd Who gave you your love of reading? Laura Morningstar

4th Who’s your book crush? Stormi Johnson www.bewitchedreader.wordpress.com

5th A book you bought for it’s beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too Sarah Nowicki www.paranormalpeach.com

6th A popular theme, or trope you will never get bored of reading. Leslie Conzatti www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com

7th A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart. Brandy Potter www.brandypotterbooks.com

8th Full on Romance Books Or Action-Packed With A Few Love Scenes? Brandy Potter www.brandypotterbooks.com

9th Love triangles, yes or no? Brandy Potter www.brandypotterbooks.com

10th A book with a heart on the cover? Jo Linsdell www.JoLinsdell.com

11th A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love? Kim www.writersideoflife.com

12th One book at a time or several? Leslie Conzatti www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com

13th An author you would love to interview? Lili Marcus

14th Last book you recommended to someone? Kim www.writersideoflife.com

15th A fictional world you'd love to visit? Stormi Johnson www.bewitchedreader.wordpress.com

Bookish Blog Hops: Where Is Your Favourite Place To Read?

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