Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
RedxoHearts

RedxoHearts

Joined July 2018

blurb
RedxoHearts
post image

I need to finish up what I'm currently reading because I just saw that book 14 of the Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren was released. The author also announced a new spinoff series she's working on. I hope it's good too!

review
RedxoHearts
post image
Mehso-so

A quick read of short anecdotes and snippets from the author's time in the Library. Some are really fun and there are some cute ones. Mostly I know working as the "face of the library" to the general public would not be my thing ?

30 likes1 stack add
blurb
RedxoHearts
post image

I was excited to open my #FFFS package from @Laughterhp especially to finally find out what has smelled so good! It's a big candle in the scent Sweater Weather. It smells amazing. The books are The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan and Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune. I'm excited to read them. Also can't wait to try out the hot chocolate. The fuzzy socks are so soft. Thank you for all the goodies!
@Avanders

RedxoHearts Oh and I just realized that I accidentally left out the pink starburst. They are my favorite. Also don't worry the candle made it safely. :) 2w
Avanders 🍁🍂♥️🫶🏽 2w
Laughterhp Yay! So glad you liked everything! I was worried you weren‘t going to like the candle scent! I hope you enjoy the books and all the goodies! 2w
36 likes3 comments
blurb
RedxoHearts
The Appeal | JANICE. HALLETT
post image

I'm a sucker for books written in letters, emails, texts, etc. I hope this is a good one. It wasn't too hot out but the mosquitos were awful. Harley got to monitor the porch for a bit at least though lol #dogsoflitsy

MaleficentBookDragon I 😍 your book sleeve. 2w
30 likes1 comment
review
RedxoHearts
post image
Pickpick

I have enjoyed the books I've read by Christian fiction author Janice Thompson so far. So when I saw this new dog related christian cozy mystery series i was so excited. While I would say it's a little light on the mystery part I still loved it and can't wait for the rest of the series. I also enjoyed that it was set in Brenham, Texas. Besides the main character (and Beau Jangles) Grandma Peach is one of the stand out characters. She's funny!

review
RedxoHearts
The Young Elites | Marie Lu
post image
Pickpick

I love when an author can vividy describe everything and really draw you into their world. I could picture all of the Young Elites and the events so clearly. I found the idea of the malfettos with their unique markings and gifts interesting. They should have been able to be happy they survived the blood fever but instead the were being portrayed as outcasts and now monsters. Even in fictional worlds people are scared of what they don't understand.

review
RedxoHearts
post image
Mehso-so

I wasn't a big fan of these two books but decided to read them both since they went along with the Firebrand series. They take place in between books Scorched Heart and Dark Whispers. That being said I don't think they are essential to the storyline. These follow the new wolf shifter Devereau. He's the bad boy that may have a soft heart after all once he finds a new purpose and stumbles into a new possible love situation.

blurb
RedxoHearts
The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
post image

So pretty! 💕 I made this book sleeve and thought this book looked good with it. The colors remind me of fall. I usually use mine to hold my kindle or tablet though so I love how handy book sleeves are. I've had The Belles on my TBR list for so long maybe I will read it this month.
#litsycrafters

blurb
RedxoHearts
post image

Well I'm in an arm sling and rest for a week or so while my shoulder heals. I tripped over the dog. 🤦‍♀️ I had to go to the ER to get it checked out so we didnt get home until 4 am. So sore and tired but perfect time to get some reading done today.

rockpools Oh no! Heal quickly and hope it‘s not too painful! 🌻 3w
UwannaPublishme Oh my! Feel better! 3w
21 likes2 comments
review
RedxoHearts
Midnight Smoke | Helen Harper
post image
Pickpick

Just rating these together. I've been enjoying this series following Detective Emma Bellamy. As previously mentioned my only real complaint is all the lip licking that's going on in this story. Once I noticed it it just kept popping up throughout the books. It was mostly Emma noticing Lucas "licked his lips to wet them" but other characters got in on the action as well. I guess even Vamps need chapstick.

blurb
RedxoHearts
post image

"My name is Audrey Fitzgerald and this is how I died."

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

TheShadowJournals That's a good first line.👍 3w
14 likes1 comment
blurb
RedxoHearts
Black Arts, White Craft | Hailey Edwards
post image

I can't believe it is already September! Here's the books I read in August. I also read the graphic volumes of Paper Girls. Those weren't my favorite but all of the books I enjoyed.

blurb
RedxoHearts
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Sent out my package to my partner for the #FFFS

@avanders

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🍂🎃♥️ 4w
18 likes1 comment
blurb
RedxoHearts
Untitled | Unknown
post image

I received my package from @Laughterhp for the #FFFS Falling For Fall Swap. I don't know what is but it smells amazing. Fancy just kept smelling the box too. 🤣 Thanks! I can't wait for opening day
@avanders

Laughterhp 🎃🍁🍂 (hopefully nothing broke and that‘s why it smells amazing 🤣) 1mo
Avanders Yay! 🍁🍂🎃🧡 1mo
23 likes2 comments
review
RedxoHearts
Infernal Enchantment | Helen Harper
post image
Pickpick

I enjoyed the 2nd book of the Firebrand series by Helen Harper. It was nice to see Emma becoming more comfortable and starting to find her place amongst London's supernatural community. The main character Emma really made a wise point when she said "we all have the capacity for evil. And for good."

blurb
RedxoHearts
Midnight Smoke | Helen Harper
post image

My goals for this weekend is to hopefully finish up my current reads. #20in4 #readathon

- Midnight Smoke by Helen Harper
- Off the Chain by Janice Thompson
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Thanks for hosting the end of summer readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 1mo
14 likes1 comment
blurb
RedxoHearts
Untitled | Untitled

Reading Pet Peeve Of The Day:
Strange phrases that are repeated in the book or series over and over again. I'm on book 3 of a series that just repeats that a male character licked his lips to wet them. Vampires apparently need chapstick too 🤣

LibrarianRyan hehehehe 1mo
15 likes1 comment
blurb
RedxoHearts
post image

Just finished the short novella prequel to the Vampire Book Club series by Nancy Warren. It was nice to learn a little more of the back story of Quinn before she was sent to Ireland. Also was interesting the connection to Ballydehag is much stronger than she knows so far in the series.

blurb
RedxoHearts
post image

I got so excited to see a new book in the Vampire Knitting Club series is coming out September 28 💕

DinoMom I just started this series , finished book one and it was so cute. Going to move on to the next one soon. 1mo
RedxoHearts @DinoMom I loved the series and enjoyed all of the books so far. I also read her companion series Vampire Book Club after I finished this series. 1mo
21 likes2 comments
review
RedxoHearts
Brimstone Bound | Helen Harper
post image
Pickpick

Stumbled across this one and really enjoyed it. It follows Emma as she's assigned to London's Sup Squad before she can become a detective. Before long she's is not only working to solve one murder but also her own. The book features supernaturals like the Vampires, Werewolves and "the Others". I can't wait to see where the story goes and where Emma fits in amongst them.

blurb
RedxoHearts
The Young Elites | Marie Lu

I just wish that books with odd names for characters or places would come with a pronunciation guide. Then I wouldn't have to just be making them up 🤣

Aims42 I‘ve started googling how to pronounce names instead of just thinking “sgrfdhcdbgrbv” when I see their name (as was my usual practice 🤣). But yeah, help us readers out!! 1mo
Roary47 Yes!!! 💯 1mo
19 likes2 comments
review
RedxoHearts
Paper Girls: Book One | Brian K. Vaughan
post image
Mehso-so

I wanted to check these out before I watched the show on Amazon. So I'm just reviewing them together as the full series. It was just so so for me overall. Mostly it just felt like the story would have been better a bit condensed and not drawn out through so many issues. I love the girl power though and that it shows how important a good group of friends can be.

blurb
RedxoHearts
The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
post image

Picked up these books at Half Priced Book Store today. I always love searching the clearance section

blurb
RedxoHearts
The Young Elites | Marie Lu
post image

It was a nice pretty morning here today before it got too hot for me. So I read out on the porch while the dogs sunbathed. Though these ducks that have been wandering around the neighborhood kept distracting me

review
RedxoHearts
Cloaked | Alex Flinn
post image
Pickpick

I've had this on my TBR list for years and I'm glad I decided to finally read it. It was just a cute book and easy read. I loved all of the fairytales the author fit into the story. Some I'd never heard of before so I had to learn more about them after I finished the book. I also enjoyed seeing all of the stories come together in the book.

blurb
RedxoHearts
The Young Elites | Marie Lu
post image

It's been storming here this evening so they dogs have been crowding me. Then the electricity went out and I started this book.

review
RedxoHearts
post image
Bailedbailed

Unfortunately bailing on this one. I just couldn't get into it. I do have to say the first chapter is one of the weirdest I've read in a long time.

review
RedxoHearts
post image
Pickpick

I really ended up enjoying this one. The main character Hal learns the secrets behind the family she never knew she had. I like that it wasn't obvious to me what the mystery was. The author did a good job throwing in a few misdirections i think. For some reason I kept forgetting that it wasn't set in historical times until they would mention cellphones or online searches. If you're looking for a good mystery without being too creepy check it out.

Allylu I really like Ruth Ware. I will add this to my stack for #Scarathon2023 and #Not-so-scaryReadathon! 2mo
31 likes2 stack adds1 comment
blurb
RedxoHearts

For some reason with this book I keep thinking it's set in the past. It just seems like Victorian times until someone mentions cellphones, text or Google.

shanaqui I remember feeling that way too! Weird. 2mo
20 likes1 comment
review
RedxoHearts
Black Hat, White Witch | Hailey Edwards
post image
Pickpick

Black Hat White Witch is the first book from the Black Hat Bureau series. Rue is another fun character and I love her bond with her "familiar" Colby. Colby is a cat sized moth that can also shrink to blend in as an accessory in public. I liked that the author picked something besides your usual sidekick. The other characters are Clay the Golem and Asa who is Fae/Demon. They are an odd pair but they start to grow on you too.

review
RedxoHearts
post image
Pickpick

I loved the Potentate of Atlanta series by Hailey Edwards this month. Last year I enjoyed her Beginner's Guide to Necromancy series so I decided to finally get around to this one. It follows Grier's friend Amelie in her new life as her new identity Hadley. As well as the shifter Midas that's also part of the other series. I loved both characters and the new ones that become their inner circle. I will definitely be reading more of her series soon

blurb
RedxoHearts
The Nature of Witches | Rachel Griffin
post image

Sorry for being gone again I thought I'd update with what I'm currently reading.

Crossing The Lines novella by Nancy Warren
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin

review
RedxoHearts
The Book Charmer | Karen Hawkins
post image
Pickpick

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
So it's been a really chaotic month for me with the ups and downs. I needed just an easy sweet mostly happy book and then randomly came across this one. I loved the story and the residents of Dove Pond so much. It admittedly took me a couple of chapters to figure out who everyone was. It was worth it though I immediately found the 2nd book of the series to read next.

blurb
RedxoHearts
Untitled | Anonymous
post image

Just wanted to thank my #LitsyLove friends for the birthday cards! I just realized it is this coming up Friday. No plans yet since my usual waterpark trip will be postponed until next month probably. I'm thinking plenty of relaxing and reading 📚

Thank you #LitsyLove @Lovesbooks87 @Pogue @aroc @Christyco125

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🥳💛🥳💛 4mo
UwannaPublishme Happy Birthday! 🥳🎉🎂 4mo
29 likes2 comments
review
RedxoHearts
A Letter to Three Witches | Elizabeth Bass
post image
Pickpick

I enjoyed this one that I picked to start off an audiobook marathon that's going on in one of my book groups. Just a fun fluffy read. I loved the cousins together and Esme. It's just a standalone as far as I'm aware but I wish the author would write more.

blurb
RedxoHearts
post image

Another busy month with my reading for May. I finished 13. I wasn't sure about the Vampire Book Club series at first but it ended up being pretty good too. My least favorite of the month by far was Nightfall.

blurb
RedxoHearts
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Sorry i know it's not at all book related. It's a sad day here for our family. Unfortunately the family dog Lily passed away. Something happened with her very suddenly overnight. All of our furbabes deaths are really hard but it feels extra sad knowing she was young and it was just out of the blue. She was their dog but we all loved her very much. So I wanted to share one of my favorite happy picture of her ❤️

Chelsea.Poole So sorry 😔 4mo
Laughterhp Oh no, so sorry to hear that 💚 4mo
Soubhiville She was gorgeous. I‘m so sorry. 4mo
See All 10 Comments
JenReadsAlot I'm so sorry for your loss. 4mo
Roary47 I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔 4mo
BookwormAHN So sorry, hugs 💔 4mo
curiouserandcurioser @RedxoHearts im so very sorry for your loss💔 4mo
Maria514626 I‘m so sorry, @RedxoHearts. What a beautiful face. ❤️ 4mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m sorry 💔 4mo
JaneyWaneyB I am so sorry for your loss 💔 such a beautiful picture xx 4mo
20 likes10 comments
review
RedxoHearts
Nightfall | Jake Halpern, Peter Kujawinski
post image
Panpan

First the good is that the premise was interesting and it had a creepy atomosphere to it as I had hoped. Then i don't even know what the heck just happened. So many unanswered questions! There was a big buildup to what happens on the island during night. Weird things go on but never any answers. Then it just ended. If it would have spread out over a couple of books I think it could have been great. Unfortunately it just wasn't and was frustrating.

blurb
RedxoHearts
post image

Here's how I spent my weekend. I had lots of reading and relaxing time. The dogs kept me awake while the storms went through. So I was able to finish these two books and write to a few #LitsyLove friends. I of course didn't crochet all those this weekend but I did quite a few. I hit my goal I decided on for this donation - 25 little hats and 3 bundle sets. They get donated to a group that gives them to grieving parents.

#LitsyCrafters

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💕 4mo
32 likes1 comment
blurb
RedxoHearts
Dead Silence | S.A. Barnes
post image

Here's what I'm reading this weekend. I'm enjoying them all so far 📚

blurb
RedxoHearts
Untitled | Unknown
post image

I just realized how close I am to finishing my 2022 reading goal of 50 books 📚

TheSpineView Congrats! It feels so good to reach a goal!🥳 5mo
16 likes1 comment
review
RedxoHearts
post image
Pickpick

I think the story hit it's stride better here. There is a quick appearance of some of the knitting club and we are introduced to Biddy O'Donnell. I can't wait to see what the author does with her character. I also love the friendships developing. If I have a minor complaint then it would be that so far it doesn't really involve that much of the Vampire Book Club part of the title. I do love Quinn's character though and the mysteries.

review
RedxoHearts
post image
Pickpick

I decided to check out this series by the author of the Vampire Knitting club next. I didn't love it immediately but it's growing on me. I did listen to the audiobook so I've enjoyed the accents. I loved that it includes a couple of characters popping in from the Knitting Club. This series follows a divorced witch named Quinn as she's sent to a tiny town in Ireland to work in their bookstore.

ItsAnotherJen There's something I like about bookstores and witches! 5mo
17 likes1 comment
review
RedxoHearts
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
post image
Bailedbailed

I was going to join in with the #PLC read along for this month but ended up adding this one to my 'Did Not Finish' list. I was excited for mermaids but this one just didn't work for me. I tried both the ebook and audiobook but that didn't help either. After 40% I just couldn't get in to it. I hope others enjoy it more.

blurb
RedxoHearts
Spells Trouble | P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
post image

"Sarah Goode didn't open her eyes when they began to test the gallows."

Spells Trouble by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. I've only read the House of Night series from them so I'm curious to check out this one. Randomly stumbled upon this one browsing the Libby app

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl I know the name Sarah Goode from the fear street books, so this immediately caught my attention lol 5mo
RedxoHearts @shybookowl me too! I've seen the name in a few books. Then one day I remembered she was mentioned in a paranormal investigation type TV show. I can't remember which one but it talked about the Salem witch trials and the Good family. 5mo
ShyBookOwl @RedxoHearts oh no way!! I'll have to read up on that! 5mo
17 likes3 comments
review
RedxoHearts
post image
Pickpick

Now that's how you end a series!! The ending was perfect for the characters, tied up things and even maybe left room for a spin off in the future of other characters. In true Charley fashion there were lots of laughs along with plenty of emotion. It's been a long time since I've finished a series this quickly. Also have to say that the audiobook versions were well done as well...just with headphones or alone 🤣

review
RedxoHearts
post image
Bailedbailed

I was really excited for this one because I love books written in letters, emails, texts, etc. However I had to add this one to my DNF list. Unfortunately the main character is so unlikeable that it's unbearable.
#DNF

blurb
RedxoHearts
post image

It's a nice breezy day today so I decided to take my reading outside. Just starting Confessions of a Curious Bookseller by Elizabeth Green. As you can see my spoiled gal is already making her sad puppy dog face to say please pick me up now. Fancy is the definition of a lap dog. 🤣
#dogsoflitsy

20 likes1 comment
blurb
RedxoHearts
Untitled | Anonymous
post image

Here's my finished reads for April 💕
I finished the Vampire Knitting Club series and have been reading the Charley Davidson series. I also read Woman On the Edge but unfortunately I wasn't a fan.

review
RedxoHearts
post image
Pickpick

This month I've been reading the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. I just finished with book 7 last night. Admittedly it's a bit...spicier than I usually prefer but I love the characters and storyline. If that doesn't bother you though I definitely recommend the series about a Grim Reaper.