Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

One problem I have with Novellas is that something gets lost or cut out because there just isn't enough pages to flesh everything out. This one was fairly decent, I just wished I had more background to things. There was a lot of good material here, but I just really wanted more. I loved getting to know the characters, they have a really cute relationship, and I would have gladly read more about them.

review
AshRaye
#goodgirlbadboy | Yesenia Vargas
post image
Pickpick

I think this is my favorite book from the series so far. I loved the characters in this one and how they interacted with each other. They are such a cute couple. There were some mentions of grief and taking chances. While those topics tend to be heavy and very serious, this book handled them with a grace that didn't make them feel that way. It was overall a light and fluffy story.

review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

I loved how these are all classic fairy tales just with a Doctor Who twist. Each of the stories was narrated by someone different. They even got some of the actors from the show to narrate. With all story collections, some were better than others, but I enjoyed most of them.

review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

This series is so cute. I think I might have enjoyed this one a little bit more than A Boy Called Christmas. Some parts of it were a little slow, but they are short so you can get past them quickly.

megnews I love this series too and I felt the same about the second book. I loved all the little cameo appearances. 1w
6 likes1 comment
review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this retelling. The Princess and the Pea has never been a favorite fairy tale of mine, so i wasn't sure I was going to like this book. But I did. I found myself drawn in, having to know what happened next and how it was going to end. I love the world this book is set in and can't wait to read more from it. I definitely plan on reading more from this author.

wordslinger42 I enjoyed this one, too! 2w
5 likes1 comment
review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

I love this little comic book. The author truly captured the struggles of being an Introvert. I really felt a deep connection to the story. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

Word_Dragon Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for books about being an introvert. If you haven't read it yet and don't mind nonfiction, you mind find Quiet by Susan Cain interesting. 1w
AshRaye @Word_Dragon I have heard a lot about Quiet, but I haven't gotten the chance to read it yet. Thank You for suggesting it. I'll have to move it up on my TBR list. 1w
12 likes2 comments
review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

It has been so long since I have read or watched anything having to do with Doctor Who. I enjoyed this book so much. I especially liked the last story that featured the past Doctors as well.

blurb
AshRaye
post image

January 2nd is World Introvert Day. As an Introvert, I plan to celebrate the same way as I celebrate every other holiday — by staying home and reading.

review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

I thought this book was really cute and had a lot of good lessons in it. It did seem to have a few awkward pacing moments when it either felt rushed or like it slowed down. It wasn't too bothersome, just enough that I noticed it.

review
AshRaye
The Lives of Saints | Leigh Bardugo
post image
Mehso-so

This was an interesting addition to the Grishaverse. I really enjoyed getting to hear more from the saints that were mentioned throughout the book series. It added depth to the world building, giving us a clearer picture of the world as a whole.

1 like1 stack add
review
AshRaye
The Legend of the Christmas Witch | Dan Murphy, Aubrey Plaza
post image
Pickpick

I honestly wasn't expecting much from this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. I love the concept of the story and wish there was more to it.

review
AshRaye
#hatethatboy | Yesenia Vargas
post image
Pickpick

I thought this YA book was really cute. I love how different the main characters were and how they had to accept that. There was some drama in the story, but there were also a lot of really good moments between friends and family.

review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

Simply magical. I'm amazed by this story. The author has a way of making the characters come to life and find a place in your heart. I cared very deeply about them all. This is an inspiring book. One that makes impossible a swear word.
There is just so much to love about this story. I don't think just one read of it will truly allow you to take in all this book has to offer. I definitely plan to reread it.

curiouserandcurioser @AshRaye love this series-reread every year:) 3w
5 likes1 comment
review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. I think it was one of the best I have read from Nancy Naigle. Once I started it, I couldn't stop. I loved the setting, and the characters. It was amazing.

review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

Sleigh Bells Ring is such a sweet story that touches on some difficult topics, such as addiction, guilt, grief. There was a lot going on that should have made the story seem depressing, yet it was filled with comfort and hope. The family was strong and they grew closer together in the midst of all the hardships. There was a raw, truthful feel to the story and that's what made it so great.

review
AshRaye
100 Days of Sunlight | Abbie Emmons
post image
Mehso-so

100 Days Of Sunlight is definitely an emotional book. It focuses mostly on the characters and what they are feeling and going through. It is encouraging and thought-provoking, filled with a lot of joy and pain.

I didn't care for the repeated sentences. I know it was supposed to make the words more impactful, but it was more annoying than anything else. However, the story does stick with you long after you finish reading it.

review
AshRaye
The Christmas Town | Donna VanLiere
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this audiobook. There is so much life in this story. I enjoyed the banter between friends, and how everyone was essentially one large family. It was heartwarming.

review
AshRaye
A Royal Christmas Wish | Lizzie Shane
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. Usually with Hallmark books I read it and then move on, but I actually really wanted more from these characters. I liked them so much and wanted to live in their story a little bit longer.
The writing style was engaging. I found that I kept coming back to the book because I had to know what happened next. I will definitely be checking pit more from this author.

review
AshRaye
The Christmas Pig | J. K. Rowling
post image
Pickpick

I really didn't know what to expect going into this book. I honestly didn't think it sounded that interesting. Yet, after finishing it, I thought it was a really good book. There were a lot of meaningful moments, a lot of truth, and even some really sad moments. I loved it. I really am astounded by how symbolic a lot of the story was. It was well thought through and showed great imagination.

curiouserandcurioser @AshRaye i have 20 pages left to go, and i really love this story:) 4w
AshRaye @curiouserandcurioser I'm so glad you like it. It really is a great story. 3w
5 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed the theme of kindness in this one. The romance was cute, as always, but I really liked this one.

review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

I loved this book. It was sweet and charming. I really liked how important family was in it. It was basically the main focus of the story. I did like how the characters had to come to peace about who they were and decide to who they want to be.

review
AshRaye
Dear Santa | Nancy Naigle
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this story. I mean, it was predictable, but I think that's what made me like it so much. It was essentially a Hallmark movie. The characters felt real, I actually really cared about them. I wish there had been another book with them in it because I liked them and the story so much.

review
AshRaye
The Spaniel's Secret | Megan Mayfair
post image
Pickpick

I have had an ARC for this book for a while. I struggled to get into it at first, but after a few chapters it really drew me in. I liked how the mystery had so many different things coming into play. It made it more interesting than some of the other cozy mysteries I have read.
I also liked how the storyline continues between books. There are things we are still waiting to see wrapped up. The next book should definitely be interesting.

ARC review

review
AshRaye
Alaskan Holiday: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
post image
Pickpick

This one was different than most of the other Debbie Macomber books I have read. I think I liked how different it was. The characters were great, one of them was hilarious. It had some humor while still being serious for most of the story.

review
AshRaye
post image
Mehso-so

I enjoyed most of the book, but some parts seemed to ramble on and on. The characters went over things often, and I found it boring most of the time. It was stuff that really didn't need to be said so much. Other than that, I really did like it.

review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

Surprisingly I have never seen the movie this one is based on, but I have seen the other movies in the Christmas in Evergreen series. I enjoyed this book and liked having bits and pieces from some of the other characters perspectives. I think it made it really interesting. My only complaint was that I did have some trouble getting into the story. I ended up setting it down a lot.

review
AshRaye
Christmas Letters | Debbie Macomber
post image
Mehso-so

I liked it and found it entertaining. However, some parts of it really annoyed me and they were reoccurring things. It was a quick read.

review
AshRaye
The Christmas Joy Ride | Melody Carlson
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. It was predictable at times, but filled with a lot of Christmas Joy. I loved the way the characters changed throughout the story. It was emotional and hopeful. At times I found myself laughing along with things, but other times brought tears to my eyes. It was such a sweet story.

review
AshRaye
post image
Panpan

I just didn't care for this book. Hardly any of it is set around Christmas. It also didn't feel very romantic. I did like the idea behind the story, but that's about it. I guess this book just wasn't meant for me.

review
AshRaye
The Noel Diary: A Novel | Richard Paul Evans
post image
Pickpick

The Noel Diary is amazing. I really enjoyed it. It isn't your typical romance story and there are a lot of tough topics discussed. Most people look for a feel-good escapist Christmas romance, but this one isn't like that; it's real and raw. I feel like I need to reread it to truly grasp the different angles of it.

review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

I love Leigh Duncan's writing style. I also really enjoyed the narrator for this one.
Even though I have seen the movie this is based on, I enjoyed seeing the story in a new way. It was great.

review
AshRaye
post image
Mehso-so

I liked the narrator of the audiobook a lot. I was hoping to like the book more than I did the movie. Unfortunately, I find both to be a bit boring. It is a short book, so I got through it quickly. Ultimately it was just okay.

review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

I enjoyed the simple lighthearted and fun tone of the story. It easily put a smile on my face and got me in the Christmas mood.
It is definitely a YA book. At times it seemed a little immature, but it wasn't bad. The characters had their good moments and their bad. I actually really liked all of them.

tracey38 Cute cover 1mo
5 likes1 comment
review
AshRaye
The Perfect Christmas | Debbie Macomber
post image
Pickpick

At times this book seemed absolutely ridiculous. However, I enjoyed every minute of it. It was hilarious, and kept a smile on my face the whole time I was reading it.

review
AshRaye
A Gingerbread Romance | Lacey Baker
post image
Mehso-so

I listened to this audio while I worked around the house. I didn't care for the narrators voice, so it took me longer to get through it. I did like the writing style and found it to be funny at times, but also had some heartwarming moments. I would definitely read more from this author.

review
AshRaye
Heartless Prince | Leigh Dragoon
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this graphic novel. It was completely unexpected, I had borrowed it from the library on a whim.

The story was very interesting. I actually wish their had been more background to the characters. We seem to just be dropped in the story without much context. A little bit more development would have been nice. I also felt like the story sometimes got a little lost because everything happened so quickly. Overall, I really liked it.

review
AshRaye
Dear Santa | Debbie Macomber
post image
Mehso-so

I liked the story, I just felt like everything happened too quickly. It seemed to go by way too fast. Other than that, I really enjoyed it. The characters were super sweet. I wish the story would have been a bit longer so we could see how their romance developed a bit better.

review
AshRaye
Christmas Joy: A Novel | Nancy Naigle
post image
Mehso-so

I listened to the audiobook of this story. The narrator wasn't my favorite, but I still enjoyed the book. The story was entertaining, however, the romance just didn't seem to flow naturally. It almost felt forced at times. I liked everything else about it, though.

review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

I really liked that the author narrated the audiobook, she obviously knows her characters well, and she really gave them their own voices. I think that was my favorite part of it.
The story itself was really cute. I, however, was able to guess how the story would go from the very beginning. I didn't mind though because I liked the characters so much.
There were some hilarious moments that really added to the story and my love for the characters.

review
AshRaye
Holiday Hopes | Jessica Anne Renwick
post image
Pickpick

I am so glad I got to read an ARC of this book. It was so cute, and it is my favorite book from this author so far.
I loved getting to see all the characters from the previous books in this one. Seeing them made the book feel homey to me. It made the book feel like Christmas.
The main characters fit together perfectly. They both had some things to work out, but they handled everything so well. I really hope to read more with them in it soon.

review
AshRaye
post image
Mehso-so

I listened to the audiobook.

The narrator wasn't my favorite. I think that's why I had a little trouble getting into this story.

The story itself was decent. I definitely felt like it truly did focus on the characters more than anything else. It was a good book.

review
AshRaye
post image
Pickpick

I thought the book was so cute, which isn't surprising since it is a Hallmark book.
I loved the characters, especially the way they interacted together. I'm actually really interested in some of the side characters in the story. I wanted to find out what happened with them because I loved them as well as the main couple.
I didn't want the book to come to an end, especially when there was so much that could have happened afterwards.

review
AshRaye
The Christmas Village | Annie Rains
post image
Pickpick

I thought this book was so cute. It had Hallmark vibes, without being overly sweet. There was a second chance romance that required the couple to work out some of their beliefs about the past. Also, it had a little bit of a mystery mixed in about stuff happening around the town. The town itself was so lovable, I loved all of the characters and really hope to read about some of them in the next book in the series.

review
AshRaye
post image
Mehso-so

I enjoyed the book. It was a short read so I read it rather quickly. It is the last book in a series. I hadn't read any of the other books, but I would be interested in them. I think a lot of the characters from previous books were in this one, but I'm not sure.

I really don't have much to say about it. It was a good story, mostly just average without anything that particularly jumps out to me, yet I still enjoyed it.

I read an ARC of this book

review
AshRaye
So, This Is Christmas | Tracy Andreen
post image
Panpan

I wanted to like this one because the writing was so good. However, the story wasn't that interesting. There were only a few plot points that I liked. The characters came across as spoiled and whiny. I just didn't like them at all.

Finally, around the last two chapters, I actually started to enjoy the book, but those two chapters couldn't save the whole thing.

review
AshRaye
The Holiday Switch | Tif Marcelo
post image
Mehso-so

I thought the book was just okay. It was a cute story and had a lot of things I liked, such as a focus on family, and books. The main character is a book blogger, and so there was a strong focus on books. However, I found that I could easily put it down and do something else. Nothing was particularly remarkable about it.

review
AshRaye
Secret Santa Society | S. R. Kramer
post image
Pickpick

This was a cute Christmas middle grade novel.

The characters were what stood out to me the most. They were well-written and stayed true to who they are.

Overall, it was a really fun read that put me in the Christmas spirit. It talked about the true meaning of Christmas, and offered a unique perspective on what happens in Santa's village.

I feel honored that I got to read an ARC of this book. It really was an amazing story.

review
AshRaye
post image
Mehso-so

This book was just okay. I didn't care too much for the characters and I felt like their development happened too fast. It was a quick read, more like a novella. I also was interested in the book because it was supposed to be a Christmas book, however, it seemed to have very little to do with Christmas. The ending was around Christmas, but most of the book took place before that point.

review
AshRaye
The Christmas Proposal | Cheryl Wright
post image
Bailedbailed

I really don't have anything good to say about this book. It felt choppy and immature. I don't know if that was just the writing style or if the characters were immature. It is a short story, so those tend to be choppy anyways, but never this bad. The whole time I was reading I wanted to correct things or reword them. Then, to make matters worse, the plot had so many clichés, nothing in the book seemed original.

review
AshRaye
Jingle All the Way: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
post image
Mehso-so

I felt like the story was rushed a little bit. The romance just wasn't very believable, it seemed forced at times. I did like a lot of the characters in the book, but I think I liked them more than the main couple.
It has a decent storyline, but I was hoping for more. There wasn't much Christmas in it until the end of the book, but by that point there wasn't much focus on it.
Overall, the story was just okay, nothing special to it.