Sunday, January 02, 2011

Hauling Sunday XXVI

Happy New Year!!!
May 2011 bring the best to you :)
And as usual, many and many good books!!

I hope everyone has been having a grand time during the holidays and that you had fun and enjoyed!! Even if it was chaotic and hectic :P I can't believe my vacation is almost over!! Nooooo!! Lucky me though, I am still off tomorrow... one more day and I hope to enjoy it to its fullest :P And then, Tuesday, it's back to normal life. I'm happy though, I did have a good time and I did relax :) Plus, I'm determined to resume my blogging :) My reading mojo came back and I have a feeling my blogging muse is just around the corner :)

I'm really happy my reading mojo's been back :) And to accompany it, well, of course, I've been buying books :) Hey, it needs encouragement and support! LOL.

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan - I read Leslie's review of this book and I was a goner LOL. It came across as a very fun book and that's exactly what I was looking for :) Plus, I was in the mood for something Christmas-y for the holiday :)

Wedding of the Season by Laura Lee Guhrke - I've been a fan of Ms Guhrke for the past couple of years and I've really been looking forward to her next release. It was really a pleasant surprise to find out that she was having back to back releases :P Woohoo!!

The Lady Most Likely... by Julia Quinn, Connie Brockway and Eloisa James - I was hesitant about this book at first, because I thought it was an anthology with three novellas... However, it turned out to be a novel with three parts and each author handled one romance. I thought it'd work better than a regular anthology :P Plus, the blurb sounded really good :)

Rafferty's Wife by Kay Hooper - I've been collecting every books by Ms Hooper that I can get :) She's definitively one of my favorite author, although her old and new stuff are quite different... And I'm lucky that many of her earlier books are being reprinted :)

How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling - As I mentioned in our new releases post over at Breezing Through, this book first came to my attention over at Tracy's Place (review) and it just sounded so cute! :P

Tell you the truth, I've already read 4 of these books... LOL, thinking of it, I probably should have reviewed them now in this post :P Would save me time LOL. Seriously, I've been such a slacker in December... even failing to record my reads and books bought ^_^; Let's not mention reviewing and my monthly reads lists... I still haven't done November, but I'm hoping soon... All I can say is mental exhaustion, I think that what it was... So yes, hoping that the vacation has rejuvenated my brain :P

So to a great reading and blogging year!!


  1. I'm still off tomorrow, too. My vacation bank will pay dearly for all this time off, but it's been so worth it! I told Bob that I'm ready to retire now :)

    I'm looking forward to reading The Lady Most Likely. I really like all the authors, so am hoping it's great.

  2. Happy New Year, Nath! :-)

    Looks like you are starting the new year off with a bang!

  3. Ohh I can't wait to read Dash & Lily!!! I got it from the library and read the first couple of pages but haven't gotten back around to starting it. I LOVED Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist so I'm looking forward to this one. Have seen a lot of great reviews for it!

  4. So happy to hear your reading mojo's back & that you enjoyed Dash & Lily! It was such a fun read. :)

    Kay Hooper huh? I don't think I've read anything by her. Does she write RS like Karen Rose?

  5. I'm back to work tomorrow too - it has been an excellent holiday!

    LOL @ your reading mojo needing encouragement!

    I'm planning on getting The Lady Most Likely quite soon hopefully. And I keep on seeing Dash & Lily's Book of Dares popping up all over the place - am getting curious now...


  6. I'm back to work tomorrow. I want a longer vacation. The week went by so quick!

    Glad your reading mojo is back. If you can't write, it's okay. But when you can't read that's a horrible feeling for an avid reader. And yay to having read 4 of the 5 books already!

  7. Lori - Yes, it's been!! LOL, a bit too young to retire though, don't you think?

    I think you're really going to enjoy The Lady Most Likely... Lori :) It seems like the type of books you usually enjoy :)

    Renee - Thank you Renee! Happy New Year to you too :)

    and yes, I'm starting with a bang. Really can't complain so far :P

    Mollie - I think you're going to enjoy it, Mollie, especially if you loved Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist. It was just such a fun book :)

    Leslie - Yep, it's back and hopefully, it'll stay :) and yes, I agree with you, Les. A fun read :)

    Kay Hooper... Hmmm, early in her career, she wrote a lot of category romances with "psychic/unexplicable" elements... then, she switched to mystery/thriller. The SCU FBI series is one of my favorite series :) You should give it a try if you like suspense and psychics :) However, because of the psychic elements, it's not suspense like Karen Rose and it's less romantic.

    Li - Yeah, glad you enjoyed it :)

    It does, it really does! Encouragement and support LOL.

    I hope you enjoy The Lady Most Likely... I think you will though :)

    As for Dash & Lily, it's just a fun book. Not totally epistolary, but still, I think you'd like it too :)

    Tabitha - It did go by a bit too quickly! :(

    Nod nod, I agree with you about not being able to read. As for writing, well I can write... but sometimes, the amount of what you need to write is daunting LOL, which is what happens with my monthly reads posts ^_^;

  8. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares is such a fun read. And for a Christmas story, I think it offers a lot as far as reflecting on what matters to you about the season vs. what we're compelled to think is important.

    Here's to another great reading year! xo

  9. Christine - It definitively was a fun read :) I really enjoyed it and looking forward to review it :)

    Hope you get a great reading year too :)