Friday, January 14, 2022

My Weekly Bookishness ~ 1/14/2022

All things bookish!

What I Read:

You can read my REVIEW HERE!


What I'm Reading:


Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can't imagine working anywhere else. But lately it's been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague, Dominic Yun, who's fresh off a journalism master's program and convinced he knows everything about public radio.

When the struggling station needs a new concept, Shay proposes a show that her boss green-lights with excitement. On The Ex Talk, two exes will deliver relationship advice live, on air. Their boss decides Shay and Dominic are the perfect co-hosts, given how much they already despise each other. Neither loves the idea of lying to listeners, but it's this or unemployment. Their audience gets invested fast, and it's not long before The Ex Talk becomes a must-listen in Seattle and climbs podcast charts.

As the show gets bigger, so does their deception, especially when Shay and Dominic start to fall for each other. In an industry that values truth, getting caught could mean the end of more than just their careers.

First Lines:

Dominic Yun is in my sound booth.  He knows it's my sound booth.

56%/Page 56

By Wednesday, I'm stress-eating chia seeds by the handful, and those things are not cheap.


What I'll (Probably) Read Next:


Daffodil Caron is not a princess, even though she once dreamed of being one. After all, she grew up as a playmate to royal princes, running through the halls of Perrigwynn Palace and dining with the queen. But the day she stumbled upon a royal secret, everything changed.

Flash forward eighteen years, and Daffy’s living a sweet, non-royal life. A skilled art curator for the Royal Trust, she has friends, a flat in the heart of the city, and a handsome, successful fiancĂ©e. The last person on her mind is Gus, a prince she once called her best mate.

HRH Prince Augustus is no longer “Prince Pudgy,” as caricaturized by the press, he’s charming and gorgeous, possessing a world-famous smile. But when he’s jilted at the altar by an American heiress as millions of people around the world watched, the spare heir to Lauchtenland’s ancient House of Blue escapes, finding solace on a Florida beach.

A year as a regular bloke allows him to rethink his purpose. He’s half decided his calling is to pour pints at a tiki bar, rather than serving his country and the Family.

Until an accident on the beach with a Frisbee changes his course.

Despite his long hair and beard, Daffy recognizes her prince, and their childhood friendship is renewed. She assures Gus Lauchtenland needs him, giving him the courage to return home.

When Daffy and Gus find themselves on assignment to Hadsby Castle in preparation for his brother’s wedding, their friendship blooms into affection.

But Gus cannot, will not, trust his heart again. Daffy’s engaged. And she also remains a royal family outcast because she knows the Queen’s secret.

When affection grows into love and secrets are exposed, trust is destroyed. Gus must choose which is stronger: the lies of his past or the hope of his future. And Daffy must face every fear to prove she will forever love a prince.


Book Haul:



Book Blogger Hop:

Q.  Do you have any bookish posters or artwork on your walls? (submitted by Penelope @ The Reading Devil)

A.  I actually don't.  I guess the closest thing I have is a wall calendar with Bible Scripture on it.


Bookishly Yours,

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  1. It sounds like a funny read, I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  2. Happy Friday!
    I'm currently reading The Breakup Project by Carolyn Miller. I'll share from there:
    "Somehow, the sight of Breanna Karlsson looking as stunned as Mike felt made the torture of coming here almost worthwhile."
    Hope you have an excellent weekend!

  3. I really want to read The Ex Talk and hope you are enjoying it. It sounds like such a fun book. I hope you have a great weekend!

  4. I'm curious for more!! Happy weekend!

  5. My first line is from Twilight at Moorington Cross by Abigail Wilson
    1819 Kent, England
    It was entirely possible that I spent more time lying on the floor of Cluett’s Mesmeric Hospital than standing upon it.

  6. The Ex Talk sounds like a fun read, and I've already got To Love a Prince on my TBR as well. I hope you have a great weekend!

  7. I think The Ex Talk could make for an interesting read.

    As for the Book Blogger Hop question this week, I had a hundred or so bookish posters at school when I was a school librarian. I left most of them at school, but some I brought home to hang in the garage.

  8. Interesting question -- I have seen book posters in bookstores, but I can't think of any on household walls at all. Not on my walls either.

    best... mae at

  9. I am so happy you found an author you enjoy - especially the first in a series! A calendar with Scriptures works for me! I've been looking around for mugs with reading quotations on them. Today I posted about some fun bookish t-shirts. :)

  10. I love the cover of t he Rachel Hauck book. It's been a few years since I've read anything by her, but this one tempts me.


  11. Re: the Book Blogger Hop question, I don't have bookish posters or artwork on my walls.

    I'll be getting back into the Hop next week! Yay!

  12. I was listening to The Ex Talk, and it was okay, but I think I need to read the book instead. I like that author, so will give it a try. Hope you have a good week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  13. This week, I posted about A Heart Adrift by Laura Frantz:
    Happy Weekend!

  14. Ex-Talk sounds like a fun read.
    A Bible Calendar sounds nice. I don't have any posters or art although I did give a book related cross stitch to a friend.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  15. I have a bookish photo on my wall of Marilyn Monroe reading a novel. Happy reading.

  16. The Ex-Talk sounds cute. I'll look for it. Happy reading week!

  17. Nice looking books! I hope you enjoy them. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  18. I love the covers of your books! I don't have any book posters.

  19. I hope you are enjoying The Ex-Talk. It was one that I wanted to get to and never did!

    My WWW!


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