Author Spotlight

Happy Birthday Authors | Betty Smith #bettysmith #authorbirthdays #orangecountyreads

Betty Smith (born Elisabeth Lillian Wehner; December 15, 1896 – January 17, 1972) was an American author. She is best known for her 1943 bestselling novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which is considered one of the great American novels of the 20th century.  Did you know?She was 47 when she wrote A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.She published two poems […]

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Reading Challenges

Bring on the Challenges Part II | 2020 Reading Challenges #2020ReadingChallenge #orangecountyreads

How is your TBR looking for 2020? For all the planners out there, I’m bringing you Part II of the 2020 Reading Challenges series. (check out Part I here) From your backlist reads to cozy mysteries to monthly keywords, there’s a challenge for everyone! Will you be participating in any of these Reader Challenges? Are […]

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Announcements, Blog Tour

Release Day Blast | The Ghost of Madison Avenue by Nancy Bilyeau #TheGhostofMadisonAvenue #NancyBilyeau #HFVBTBlogTours #HistoricalMystery #NewYork #NewRelease #BookBirthday

I’m so happy to join author Nancy Bilyeau and Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in a very special release day blast! I hope you’ll add it to your TBR if you like historical fiction and mysteries too!The Ghost of Madison Avenue by Nancy BilyeauPublication Date: December 13, 2019eBook, 108 pagesGenre: Historical Mystery   Christmas Ghost Story in […]

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A Month Of Faves 2019

A Month of Faves 2019 |The Food Edition #amonthoffaves #orangecountyreads

Happy Friday! Less than two weeks until Christmas! Are you ready? I’m back with Girlxoxo and Traveling with T for the annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was. Get all the details here! This will be my second year participating! (Click here to see last year’s posts!) Join […]

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General Info

Book Review | Arroyo by Chip Jacobs #bookreview #chipjacobs #arroyo #rarebirdbooks #suzyapproved #orangecountyreads

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour hosted by Suzy Approved Book Tours. Thanks as well to the author and Rare Bird Books for the complimentary review copy. Genre: Historical Fiction Published: 10/15/19 Pages: 353 My Thoughts I was drawn to this book initially because it’s set in Southern California and refers to local […]

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A Month Of Faves 2019

A Month of Faves 2019 | Watching and Listening #amonthoffaves #orangecountyreads

I’m back with Girlxoxo and Traveling with T for the annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was. Get all the details here! This will be my second year participating! (Click here to see last year’s posts!) Join in anytime for some or all of the topics. There will […]

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Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Tuesday |Ten Things About Tropes I Didn’t Know #toptentuesday #tropes #orangecountyreads

Why do girls always prefer the distant, aloof, handsome, dangerous dudes instead of cheerful chaps like me?”— Roger Ebert, Twilight review.   “All girls like the bad boy” is a common trope, but is it also a cliche? What’s the difference? Since becoming an active book blogger and bookstagrammer, I’ve heard the word “trope” so […]

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A Month Of Faves 2019

A Month of Faves 2019 | A Day In The Life #amonthoffaves #orangecountyreads

I’m back again with Girlxoxo and Traveling with T for the annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was. Get all the details here! This will be my second year participating! (Click here to see last year’s posts!) Join in anytime for some or all of the topics. There […]

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