Category Archives: Reading

TBR Challenge 2016 – Pick a Trope, Any Trope

There are few tropes I actively dislike, but I’m a sucker for a good marriage of convenience story. I love the idea of two people who don’t or who hardly know each other being put into a situation of enforced … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge – Expect the Unexpected

I’m a fairly eclectic reader (just check my Goodreads account for proof of that), so when confronted with a theme calling on me to pick out something completely different, I found myself at a bit of a loss. I decided … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge: Modern Love

It’s always a bit of a scramble for me to find a contemporary romance for this prompt, because I don’t read them very often and don’t own many. And I like to choose my challenge books from books I already … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge – You’ve Just Got to Read This!

As a September 2015 release, The Matchmaker’s Match has obviously not lingered long in my TBR pile. However, I thought it would be a perfect choice for this month’s TBR challenge. While I was in New York for RWA, I … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited April Books

One look at everyone’s picks from the list tells me that April is going to be a HUGE month of historicals. Every year around this time I find myself eager to get my hands on the newest Simone St. James … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge: It’s Catch-Up Time!

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Grace Burrowes’ writing, and although I’ve read the majority of her books, there are still a few I haven’t got around to, as she writes them faster than I can read … Continue reading

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A Blast from our Past: Declarations of Love

Here’s a column from three years ago. It holds up well, we think. What are your favorite proposals? We at AAR wish all our readers a happy Valentine’s Day! Today is Valentine’s Day, a day known for over-extravagant, “show me you love … Continue reading

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The Best of 2015: Melanie’s List

To be honest, my reading slacked off a lot in 2015. I usually read half again as much as I did this past year, a lot of which were forgettable at best, and absolute stinkers at worst. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Falling in love in the used bookstore

When I was visiting my daughter in North Carolina, I fell in love with a book. My girls were both next door in a comic book store, so I was left to my own devices in a used bookstore, something … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge 2016 – Short and Sweet

It’s TBR Challenge time, and yes, Caz and I are in again! This month’s theme involves short romances, so we’ve been urged to pull out novellas, short stories and category romances. My choice this month was pretty easy. When books … Continue reading

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