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Monday, January 9, 2023

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Yes it's Monday, and my body is feeling it. Not that we party on the weekends or even get out much - lol -  but I have been sidelined with a cold, and I never catch colds!

Today I am participating in It's Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by prolific reader Kathryn at The Book Date, where we share what we have read and what is on our future reading list. I am still into "light reading". At some point I will need to read something with more substance, but for now I am content with pleasant, mindless reading. 

Snow Bells Christmas initially attracted me by the cover - covers are pretty important to me! It looked like the perfect read for me around the holidays, and it was. I felt that the main character was more likeable than some have been in recent books. Sylvie is taking a Christmas vacation from her job as a fabric designer. Of course she is coming off a breakup, and of course she rents the perfect house, and of course she meets the man of her dreams almost the minute she hits town, and of course there are some truly silly complications. But the author writes engagingly and without sappiness about Christmas holidays in snow (very attractive to me!), the cozy and friendly small town, and traditional values. I also enjoyed the connection to quilting via the fabric design process rather than the making of the quilt.


Snow Bells Christmas is the first book in the Snow Bells Haven series by De-Ann Black, and I have the second one, Snow Bells Wedding, in my queue. I also picked another book by the author, The Sewing Bee, and those two might be my last light reads for awhile!

Go to Kathryn's linky to find many good suggestions for your future reading!

14 comments :

  1. Sounds like a cute, light story. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  2. Sometimes we all need mindless reading! Those sound fun, and a quilting/sewing connection just adds to the story. Thanks for the recommendation, Linda! (Feel better soon!)

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  3. I mostly read fiction I have never gotten into non-fiction all that much - I have three audio books right now trying to get one finished so I can start another before they come due - I need to stop doing that! one a time is better but they all became available from the library at the same time and I didn't want to loose my place in line.

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  4. I am reading the Book of Hebrews and I suddenly found a 1975 version of Billy Graham's Angels on one of my tables in my quilt room. Now how did that get there? It had belonged to my husbands grandmother.

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  5. Oh, and I was looking for some information last night and ended up reading a couple of my journals from 2017-2019. Interesting stuff.

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  6. I am all up for a cosy light read. Sounds perfect. Perhaps she'll make a quilt in the next book! Hope the cold is improved.

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  7. This looks like a cute read. I hope you enjoy it!

    Majanka @ I Heart Reading

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  8. Not reading anything at the moment, despite the huge piles of books all over the house. What I am currently doing with a vengeance is watching a Scandi noir series called “The Bridge“ that is FANTASTIC! I can hardly stop watching it, it is so good. It’s based on books, so I may look into those.

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  9. I hope you feel better soon

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  10. The book sounds interesting. I hope you fee much better!

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  11. My mother-in-law reads Christmas books throughout the year. I'll have to tell her about this one. My first review is up: http://www.lyndonperrywriter.com/2023/01/first-review-of-year-mystery.html

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  12. This sounds like the perfect book when a person is under the weather. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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