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Review | The Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

I picked this book up for one reason and one reason only—because Sarah MacLean recommended it as one of her top historicals ever, like ever. Apparently, that's all it takes for me when it comes from the lady who gave us Callie and Ralston. And I have my suspicions that might be all it took for a few of you, too. We are in good company together then, yes? This was my first of Lisa Kleypas' historicals. Having read and been mildly okay with one of her contemporaries and read and absolutely loved one of her others, I figured the wind could reasonably be expected to blow any number of ways with The Devil in Winter. Some authors transition beautifully from one genre/time period to another. Others, I feel, face more of an uphill battle. Spoiler alert: Ms. Kleypas appears to know her way around whichever she feels like tackling at the time. I will say that I initially read a library copy and held off on purchasing my own because I was not fond of the U.S. cover. So much lavender. I c…

Choose Your Own Edition: Landline

So I figure I'm not the only one who regularly occasionally finds herself mired in the dilemma of which edition of a book to buy. With a number of lovely sites like The Book Depository out there, we collectors have increasingly easier access (thank you free shipping worldwide) to the gorgeous editions available to our friends on the other side of the world. And covers are such personal things, aren't they? I love browsing different editions and experiencing that moment when I see the one. The one that will live on my shelves. Of course, then it's a matter of locating it and scraping together the funds . . . but never mind that bit.
All of this to say that I thought I'd start up an irregular and entirely at my personal whim feature entitled Choose Your Own Edition, in which I can secure your good opinion on which edition I should purchase of whichever book I'm romancing at the time. Up first: Rainbow Rowell's Landline

I loved this book (as I tend to do when s…

The DUFF Trailer

So I read (and loved) this book three years ago and I'm sort of giddy to see it's being adapted for the silver screen. Standard 90s teen flick appearance aside, I hope they retain her anger. Her glorious, nearly paralyzing anger. And that ending.  Fingers crossed.

Ron + Hermione + Peter

Those of you who follow me on Instagram have likely seen some of these. But I always post a few Halloween pics of my kiddos, so here you go. Will was Ron Weasley. Piper was Hermione Granger. And Finny was Peter Pan. All pics courtesy of my lovely husband.  With their princess, pirate, and pumpkin cousins.  Poor punkin . . .  Mischief managed.  My three. My oldest two off to Defense Against the Dark Arts. 
Hope your Halloween was happy!