Blogger Wife Chat Review: Tempt the Boss – Natasha Madison

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Tempt the Boss – Natasha Madison

Wifey, Tempt the Boss was just what I needed. Thank you so much for suggesting it for one of our first buddy-reads of 2022! I laughed so hard at the pranks Lauren and Austin played on each other. What did you think of the humor in this one? Thanks for agreeing to buddy read this one, wifey. And seeing as I was feeling guilty for all the laughing I was doing while reading this on an early morning flight, I suppose you can say I seriously appreciated the humor. 😉 Oh my, what these two could think up! Another thing I loved in Tempt the Boss was the relationship between Lauren and her sister, Kaleigh, and the friendship between Austin […]

Posted 28 January, 2022 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Halfway to the Grave ~ Jeaniene Frost

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Halfway to the Grave ~ Jeaniene Frost

Oh wifey! I’m so excited to have started our re-read of the Night Huntress series for the COYER read-along. It’s been so very long since I was in Cat & Bones’s world and I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed them! You know, when I started Halfway to the Grave, I realized I first read this series in 2011, before I even started blogging. And I had forgotten how much I loved both Cat and Bones. It was so nice to come back into the universe of the Night Huntress.   I have to admit that I’d completely forgotten how prejudiced Cat was when we first meet her. I mean, I understand the reasons behind it, but still. I was […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Mister McHottie & Stud in the Stacks ~ Pippa Grant

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Mister McHottie & Stud in the Stacks ~ Pippa Grant

Wifey, thank you SO much for recommending this series. I needed lots of giggles and PGrant and the Girl Band series delivered. I enjoyed this series so, so much, Brandee! I think they kind of saved me in 2021… laughing out loud and following the crazy shenanigans of these characters just made me feel so good.   I have to say that I’m not the biggest fan of hate sex. BUT PGrant made me a fan of Bro & Chase’s version of it! 😉 LOL, Bro and Chase are definitely it… and I thought it was kind of ‘normal’ for them to have hate sex, yeah?   I adore the fact that Bro, or Sia, as she goes by with […]

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2022 Reading Challenges

2022 Reading Challenges

Welcome to our 2022 Reading Challenges. We are hosting two challenges, and participating in quite a few others. This post is to keep track of how we’re doing. The 2022 New Release Challenge is one that we’re hosting here at (un)Conventional Bookworms. You can find the sign-up details here. 2022 New Release Challenge books read: Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure is a mix and match of other challenges, where we have picked and chosen just the parts we want to do… 2022 Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure books read: COYER 2022 is hosted as usual by the lovely Berls and Michelle over at Because Reading is Better than Real Life, and they have help from Lillian […]

Posted 20 January, 2022 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Review: Running Wild – K.A. Tucker

ARC Review: Running Wild – K.A. Tucker

Running Wild is Marie’s story, she is a character we met in the prior Wild stories, and she was not my favorite character in those… I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy Marie’s story, because, as I sad, I didn’t really like her in the prior books in this series. Partly, that’s because she was kind of an interloper in Calla and Jonah’s story. As Jonah’s best friend – who also had a crush on him. This is something Marie deals with in her own novel. While she is happy for Calla and Jonah, she also wants that kind of relationship for herself. The family relationships in Running Wild are a bit complicated. Marie is the oldest of three sisters, and she […]

Posted 19 January, 2022 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure ~ 2022

Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure ~ 2022

Welcome to the 2022 version of Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure. We’re once again piecing together items from other challenges to create our own. Shout out to GirlXOXO for providing a comprehensive list of 2022 reading challenges for us to choose from! You’re welcome to participate with us or join one or all the challenges as created but know that our challenge isn’t the type of challenge where there are requirements or prizes…we’re using elements of others’ challenges as a fun way to read outside our boxes in a way that keeps things interesting. 😉 All challenges listed link back to the websites of those hosting each particular challenge. Thanks to all those who host these challenges!   […]

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2022 New Release Challenge Review Link-up

2022 New Release Challenge Review Link-up

2022 New Release Challenge Review Link-Ups Hello everyone, here’s where you can share links to your 2022 New Release Challenge reviews. I will put up a new link-up each quarter, and the newest quarter will be on top of the post to make it easier to find. Each review link-up will be open from the first day of the quarter until the 10th of the month following the end of the quarter. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know – and if you want to share the love, use #2022NewReleaseChallenge on twitter. We hope you’ll have have fun participating in the challenge this year, and that we’ll all find new books to read thanks to […]

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COYER 2022 Sign-up

COYER 2022 Sign-up

COYER 2022 Sign-up If you know our blog, you know that COYER is part of our traditions. We have been participating since the very first COYER, which has led us to have many more bookish friends. And we’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of them at least once in our life. Hopefully, 2022 will be gentle, and we’ll be able to meet up with our bookish friends again in real life. At least, hanging out with our COYER friends virtually – like in the Facebook group – helps us having discussions with like-minded people. The COYER rules are up already at Because Reading is Better than Real Life, and the two other blogs that are co-hosting the challenge with […]

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2022 New Release Challenge Sign-up

2022 New Release Challenge Sign-up

2022 New Release Challenge The 2022 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2022.  Brandee and I are the sole hosts of the challenge, and we both hope many of you will sign up and participate!  There is one post on the top of our homepage for all review links for the year, where the link is open for books you read and review each quarter. I also want to say a big thank you to Brandee’s oldest for creating our beautiful logo!! In 2021, I read 92 books that counted for the New Release Challenge, and I don’t see why this should be any different for 2022. This is just […]

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Up Close & (un)Conventional Bookish Babble ~ Birthday Girl & Credence ~ A Comparison

Up Close & (un)Conventional Bookish Babble ~ Birthday Girl & Credence ~ A Comparison

As y’all probably know, I’m a genre omnivore. If there’s something in literature that I won’t read, I’ve not found it yet. But why do I read? It’s not all about entertainment. Studies have shown reading fiction is good for us. It broadens our minds and changes our perspectives. It builds empathy, makes us better communicators, improves our memories, and enhances our understanding of the world. Being able to read about something in the fictional world that’s outside our comfort zone helps us comprehend and be empathetic to those things in the real world. That’s why I read whichever genre or trope speaks to me at the time and why I was able to enjoy Birthday Girl and Credence despite […]

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