Mothers in Books and Other Media

“She held the food out to me, her face all soft and pleading. I don’t know how she did it, because she didn’t look older than her mid-twenties, and she was bone pale, too, but something about her expression suddenly reminded me of my mom.”

Hello, dearies! 👩‍👧

Happy Mother’s Day! 🌻

Today we celebrate the loving mothers we want as our or we simply admire. I’m diving right in.

Mothers in Books

Jocelyn Fairchild

I mean, she’s not my first choice of mothers, but it cannot be denied how fiercely she wanted to protect her daughter from Valentine and all he did.

Celíne Herondale née Montclaire

Now, hear me out, I know that you see Celíne and don’t think much of her, but after I read The Wicked Ones, I was impressed by her story, which is what Cassandra Clare usually does, she can make you change your mind about a character with one short novel.

Molly Weasley

Do I need to say more? I wish she would adopt me.

Another Book Female Lead

I love how badass she is, the female lead in Another from the Voyeur Series, I would say more, but I’ll leave it for you to read and see. If you like romance/adult books that is.

Claire Fraser

She’s a fighter.

Esme Cullen

Because I want Esme to adopt me too.

Mothers in TV Shows

Lorelai Gilmore

Only because she’s fun and awesome, that’s a good enough reason.

Piper Halliwell

Fierce, protective, a witch, and a warrior. Piper from Charmed has it all.

And that’s it for today’s special, sorry it’s such a short one, but it has been a difficult week for me.

Oh, and the best mom of them all is my mom. 🌷

Thank you for reading, dearies! I hope to bring more content to you soon. Have a nice Sunday!

Happy reading! 🎀

Most Tempting Books on my Shelf Challenge

‘Things that would one day lead to him buying his own spaceship. Nothing fancy. Nothing expensive. Just something simple and practical. Something that would belong to him and him alone. Then his dad would know just how focused and dedicated he was, right as he was getting the aces out of here.’
From Stars Above 4th Story

Hello, dearies! 📖

Here we are once more, another book challenge and this time about the books that are most tempting on my shelf. It was not easy to choose.

I decided on three that have been sitting on my shelf for some time, but I have every intention to read since I took the time of picking them from a shelf at a bookstore.

Here we go. 📌

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5 Fingers Book Challenge

“Love the world and yourself in it, move through it as though it offers no resistance, as though the world is your natural element.”
The Time Traveler’s Wife

Hello, dearies!

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so welcome! ✌️

Today, I went with the 5 Fingers book challenge, which I found on Instagram.

I’ll jump right into it. ✋

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February Recommended List for Heartbreaks and Swoons

“Once you dissolve dye in water, you can’t take it back out. It’s like that. I can’t take you out of me. It means cutting out my heart, and I don’t like myself without my heart, I know that now.”
Queen of Air and Darkness

Hello, dearies! Is February, can you believe it?

I can. I think that January passed by slowly and at the same time not. Perhaps that means this year will be kinder to us than the past two.

Last time I went with the couples we idealise, but this February 2022, I decided to share some of the books that have broken my heart and some that had made me swoon because there is always those with the HEA and those that leave you crying on the floor. And there are some which have both of these features, they break you and patch you up again in the same book, a rollercoaster because, why not?

Let’s get started. 😊

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5 Christmas-related Books for this December

What’s Christmas without a little light reading about Christmas? 🎁 🎄

Hello, dearies!

Is December going well? Every day seems to get colder over here, but we don’t have snow so it’s only that, cold, cold, cold. 🧣🥶

Today, I decided to bring a little Christmas back as I did in 2020, though I did this in 2018 as well, they were not all related to Christmas, you can still check those out and maybe find another good read that you haven’t seen before.

Okay, let’s start with this 2021 Christmas-related book recommendations. Oh, they are not from this year but I saw this time around and thought they looked interested enough.

Note: This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a tiny commission if you get one of the books, but the prices do not change for you. Thank you for understanding.

To get the book you liked best, click on the red button. 🖱️

Finding Christmas

By Victoria Schwimley

Dr. Lauren Spencer is missing something in her life. Her medical practice has become mundane and ordinary. Her children are growing older, and her husband is rarely home anymore–since he got a promotion at work. Frustrated on Christmas Eve, after her “thoughtless” husband sent her to the department store for a last minute gift for his boss, Lauren engages in an altercation that will change her life.

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Deck the Hearts

By Rachelle Ayala

Opposites attract and sparks fly in the delightful small town of Christmas Creek.

Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It’s the only time of the year, as far as she’s concerned.

Gordon Gills doesn’t need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn’t see the point.

Gordon returns to the mansion he inherited and finds Holly making a mess with her Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, his great-aunt’s will stipulates that he must make merry every Christmas if he wants to keep his inheritance.

Holly is determined to infect the grouchy Gordon with every dose of Christmas cheer she can muster and show him what Christmas is really about.

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Fool Me Twice at Christmas (A Fake Engagement, Small Town, Holiday Romantic Comedy)

By Camilla Isley

There are two types of relationships: fake and real.

Chuck and Kate’s used to be real, oh-so-real. But after she broke his heart four months ago, leaving him, it became all just pretense for the sake of their entwined families.

With parents who are best friends and business partners, it’s not easy for Chuck and Kate to announce they’ve split up. But with the holidays looming over them, they can no longer keep pretending.

Chuck and Kate head home for Christmas, determined to tell the truth—and end up accidentally engaged instead. The more they try to pull apart, the more the Universe seems to push them back together, shortening the road to the altar. And when just-for-show kisses stir up forgotten feelings, things get even more complicated.

Now, with the midnight hour approaching, will Chuck and Kate’s relationship turn out to be fake or real?

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Blame It on the Mistletoe

by Beth Garrod

Elle is a social medial star with the #DreamLife…or so it seems. Determined to shake up her content and gain new followers, she’s on a mission: can she find a British fan to swap with for Christmas?

Holly loves everything about Christmas. But after a mortifying mistletoe disaster with her ex, her perfect plans unravel like a bad Christmas sweater. Can Holly save the holidays when she switches places with favorite social media influencer?

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On Christmas Avenue: A Christmas Romance From Hallmark Publishing

by Ginny Baird

Everybody loves a parade!
Well, everybody except Evan…

Evan, the county sheriff, knows that businesses are struggling in the small town of Clark Creek. But unlike the mayor—who happens to be his mother—he doesn’t think that hiring a “Christmas Consultant,” whatever that is, will help. Especially when this Christmas Consultant proposes a holiday parade that seems likely to overwhelm his staff and leave the town in even more debt.

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That’s it for now, dearies! I trust there is something good in there for all of you, even if it’s just one book. 📕

Like and share if you’re in the mood, or if you want others to know about these books. 📚 Thank you for reading and I hope you come back.

Happy Reading! 🎄

Unpopular Opinion: Books I won’t read… probably

I wanted to share today some of the titles that I probably won’t ever read because I have no desire whatsoever to do so, like I really feel no need to pick up one of these books, even if the world shouts about them on all ends. You know how it is, right? You like what you like, you have your favourite genres and authors too, and you have to make room for the new ones, but there are some that will not make it even to the TBR pile. 

Hello, dearies! It’s been some time, again, I know. 

Muggle job. That’s all I can say.

I wanted to share today some of the titles that I probably won’t ever read because I have no desire whatsoever to do so, like I really feel no need to pick up one of these books, even if the world shouts about them on all ends. You know how it is, right? You like what you like, you have your favourite genres and authors too, and you have to make room for the new ones, but there are some that will not make it even to the TBR pile. 

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7 Horror, Mystery Books that could be interesting

I’m not a big fan of mystery, horror, and that sort of books but there are a few that could persuade me to read them, and I wanted to share them here, given, most would because I have seen a movie related to it and I already know more or less what it would be like.

Hello, dearies! As many of you might have noticed, I’m not a big fan of mystery, horror, and that sort of books but there are a few that could persuade me to read them, and I wanted to share them here, given, most would because I have seen a movie related to it and I already know more or less what it would be like.

Yes, Stephen King is going to be on this list because. who else could put the creeps on you through a book, right? 👻📚

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7 EBooks for Under a Dollar or Free

Hello, everyone!

Since we are all at home or at least should be, and probably the boredom will soon turn into a need to buy compulsively (it has happened in the past), I thought you might want to check some of the Smashwords books that are less than a Dollar or completely Free, I hope you don’t know some of these and if you do then apologies for any repeating titles.

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