Author: Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

ARC Review: Shenanigans – Sarina Bowen

ARC Review: Shenanigans – Sarina Bowen

Shenanigans has all the ingredients I love in a good romance! Humor, friendship, hockey, hotness and a dash of side characters to hate on. To say I loved Shenanigans is a huge understatement! Neil and Charli were such great characters to get to know. From their accidental Vegas wedding to everything they did to not only stay married, but try to work it out as a business thing rather than anything real with feelings involved. Between the friendships in both of their hockey teams, and the way they had to fight their families to get to the finish line – it all just made so much sense to me. I really loathed Neil’s uncle, because his shenanigans were just mean-spirited […]

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Weekend Wrap-up #348 – Dry, sunny weather

Weekend Wrap-up #348 – Dry, sunny weather

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookworms and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer. STS #348 Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week:   The Sunday Post #277 – Weekend Wrap-up Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is our hostess with the mostest for the weekly Sunday Post where I’m wrapping things up. It is the perfect […]

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Weekend Wrap-up #347 – Am I Back?

Weekend Wrap-up #347 – Am I Back?

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookworms. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer. STS #347 Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week:   The Sunday Post #276 – Weekend Wrap-up Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is our hostess with the mostest for the weekly Sunday Post where I’m wrapping things up. It is the perfect opportunity to share what […]

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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 / 4 Comments
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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: Unearthing a Bookish Bounty 2022 books read: COYER 2022 is hosted as usual by the lovely Berls and Michelle over at Because Reading is Better than Real […]

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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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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Blogtour Review : For the Love of April French – Penny Aimes

Blogtour Review : For the Love of April French – Penny Aimes

For the Love of April French is a tender, sweet romance between April and Dennis, where they both have some past demons to overcome. As soon as I read the synopsis for this novel, I knew I had to read For the Love of April French! A romance with a trans woman as the main character appealed to me, and the fact that the author is also a trans woman is what completely sold me. I loved getting to know April, and to understand how she thought through so many things before acting. In many ways, she was so very self possessed, and in others, she was insecure and a little afraid. I think that is par for the course […]

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