Blog Anniversay Week Day 1 w/ Giveaway

Good morning!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  
Our Holiday Journey is all about holidays!
Link to Giveaway is at the bottom of this post
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This week I am celebrating my Blog Anniversary!
Starting the party off with a collection of my favorite books from 2016
In Random Order
Fetching Sweetness Sit, Stay, Love
I had the privilege of being introduced to Dana Mentink by Litfuse this year.  I completely fell in love with this series.  I 
wasn't the only one!  One of my readers read the post and ordered the book too !

2016 kind of went to the dogs in the reading for pleasure category.
Another new favorite author and series is about another dog.
Candidate for Murder by Lauren Carr
If you enjoy cozy mysteries check out Lauren Carr.  She has several series.  I was introduced to Lauren by I Read Tours when they offered Candidate For Murder.  I loved this book so much I bought a couple others on Amazon . . . 
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Then I was offered another book in a different series.  I am hooked! 
Product DetailsLauren's newest book brings the characters from 3 of her series together!  I cannot wait to read it!

I was introduced to a new genre this year.  I've never read any Amish stories.  I actually thought they would be boring.  I just wasn't too interested but I was offered a few books and I have enjoyed them for the most part.  A favorite was Shelley Shepherd Gray's Charmed Series.   
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I was sad to see the series end with this holiday book that wrapped up the stories . . . 
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I read alot of books this year offered to me to review.  I enjoy
reviewing it gives me a chance to read books that I wouldn't normal pick and purchase.  I've been introduced to new authors.  

I do like mystery and suspense and I read one just recently that I really liked.   This one is definitely not PG-13.  It really kind of falls somewhere I think between PG-13 and R.  It's kind of graphic in a couple of places.  But it was still a great read!  
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Between books offered for review I began reading books on my computer and phone.  I found the KOBO app recently and have read a nice collection of books.  

Elusive Hit & Run Bride  The Eleventh Hour  Last Chance To Run: Slye Temp Prequel

I keep myself busy reading.  I have come to really enjoy reading on my phone.  I can do it anywhere.  Before we moved I read alot on my patio.  My dog loved to sit outside and watch the neighbors go by.  Now I read in my sun room when the weather is nice.  
And I read in the car.  I get alot of reading done in the car.  

As much as I enjoy reading books on my phone I'll never give up reading real books.  I love books!  I keep all my books and have quite a library.  I'm still trying to unpack from our move.  I can't wait to get shelving and get all my books out where I can enjoy them!  

Reading takes me away and let's me relax after a long day.  Reading can make everyday a holiday!

I hope you enjoyed Day 1 of my Anniversary Week Posts.  I 
will be back tomorrow to share my Christmas Home Tour. 
I've saved it to this week for the Anniversary for a special reason.

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I began my blogging Journey the day after Christmas when I stumbled onto BooMama's Christmas Home Tour.
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Tour is here
Thank you Boo Mama for introducing me to blogging.

I am celebrating with a Giveaway. 
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Comments on this post or the giveaway post are counted!

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Molly and Mackie said...

Sit Stay Love was a great book! We'll have to have mom check out Fetching Sweetness too!

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

I will be checking out Lauren Carr today. I just finishes Sue Grafton's 'X' last week.
Happy New Year.

Lauren Carr said...

Thank you so much! I am so honored that you have selected my mysteries for 2016 Favorites! I am sure your followers will enjoy them as well! You have made my YEAR!