Banging Through The Snow

By But Do They Bang #BangingThroughTheSnow

Line:

Trapped In The Snow – Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan from How The Duke Stole Christmas

Red Or Green On The Cover – Sophia’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrows

I Smell Snow – Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan from How The Duke Stole Christmas

Hot Chocolate – It’s Beginning to look a lot like Scandal

  • Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night by Stacy Reid

TBR:

  1. Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan from How The Duke Stole Christmas
  2. Sophia’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrows
  3. Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night by Stacy Reid from It’s Beginning to look a lot like Scandal
  4. Lady Sophia’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrows

Friday

Decided to prepare my books 📚 Realized the sample version of How The Duke Stole Christmas ebook wouldn’t let me jump around but, fortunately, I got the audiobook on Anyplay 👍🏽 It’ll be chapter 29 😉 Heiress Alone is now not on Goodreads 🥲 Primed the ebook for Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night 😉

Saturday

Determined to get through my holiday TBR, so will start a little early 🤷🏽‍♀️Still reading Her Wanton Wager and One Night Is Never Enough, but eager to start Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night for #BangingThroughTheSnow and HRReadathon (check out my blog post for HRReadathon)

Also decided won’t be putting #BangingThroughTheSnow on my Instagram story because, as awesome 👍🏽 as the name, its not something I want my nieces and nephews to see

But finishing chapter 14 of One Night Is Never Enough first 😉 Made changes to my # TBR, changed A Mistletoe Christmas to Stacy Reid’s “Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night” from It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Scandal. But need to read My American Duchess by Eloisa James too. Found the audiobook so “Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night” after I make progress 😉 Also see Holiday 2021 reading (link to come)

Sunday

Resumed reading! Cam up with a new plot denotion: ⚾️. Since I like rereading those scenes 😋

But I’ll resume A Tale Of Two Cities by Alexandra Warren. We go back to The Max then Aspen gets picked up by Orlando 😁 They go to Jackie Robinson Park 😏⚾️⚾️⚾️ Tried to keep scene descriptions vague, intended to help me 😉 ⚾️⚾️

Will be reading (blogging and sharing more 😂

Sunday

Resumed reading! Cam up with a new plot denotion: ⚾️. Since I like rereading those scenes 😋

⚾️ – kiss 😘

⚾️⚾️ – hand/mouth 😋

⚾️⚾️⚾️ – home run

And we left of at ⚾️⚾️ in Aspen’s hotel room 😏 Realized I never read before the part where they first got to Aspen’s hotel room 🤔 so glad I went back 2 chapters 😉 Appreciate how the plot is easy to follow 👍🏽 A Tale Of Two Cities is 5 novellas: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Valentines day. After this holiday season, plan to have read 4/5 novellas. So far Thanksgiving is connected to Halloween by Aspen and Lincoln being old high school classmates 🤔 How will the others connect?

After

I don’t read many contemporary, language is something I note. I understand this prose is true to the culture it’s based in, but I don’t use that language. But the language I use that aligns with the prose, made me laugh 😂 The storyline was fairly predictable – celebrity comes home for the holidays and falls in love 😍 You get what’s to be expected 😁😇

Planning to time my reading with the Historical Romance Readathon: Holiday Edition for A Wallflower Christmas 🎄

Adding Lady Sofia’s Christmas With by Grace Burrows, A Mistletoe Christmas by by Eloisa James & Christi Caldwell & Janna MacGregor & Erica Ridley, A Mistletoe Kiss by Eloisa James in A Mistletoe Christmas, and Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan

Majority of these 👆🏼 are novellas 😉

The HR Readathon: Holiday Edition post should go live before this one! 😉

Paused ⏸ for another book 📖🤣 Not anything new with me 😇

Might just at to my TBR 😂 https://youtu.be/7DYOEHNQ-8Q at 6:57 Stacy Reid’s It’s Beginning To Look Like Scandal out December 13! 😁 She wrote one of my favorite books 📚 (My Darling Duke) 😉

It’s after Thanksgiving so decided to change up my TBR a bit. Finish A Tale Of Two Cities, the thanksgiving novella then move onto Walking In A Witchy Wonderland then A Tale Of Two Cities (Christmas & New Year’s Eve) 😉 The collection holds 5 novellas, after these holidays I’d have read 4/5. Not your typical series that’s connected by siblings. In here, Aspen and Lincoln are old high school friends. How are the subsequent novellas connected 🤷🏽‍♀️ Just figured out page length!

Halloween – 74 pages

Thanksgiving – 97 pages

Christmas – 76 pages

New Year’s Eve – 59 pages

Valentine’s Day – 103 pages

Monday

Paused ⏸ reading holiday romance for the time being 🤷🏽‍♀️ Excited to resume! Lots of holiday romances to get back to. For my upcoming readathons:

  1. Lady Sofia’s Christmas List by Grace Burrows (ebook)
  2. A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas (ebook)
  3. Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan (ebook + audio)
  4. Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night by Stacy Reid (ebook)
  5. A Mistletoe Christmas (audio)
  6. Walking In A Witchy Wonderland by Juliette Cross (ebook)+ audio)
  7. A Tale Of Two Cities by Alexandra Warren (ebook)

Rough list 👆🏼 Still subject to change 😉

Chilly today cold 🥶 Just wanted to stay in bed and read 😂 Will read Lady Sofia’s Christmas List first! Have the ebook 📖

Will read Lady Sofia’s Christmas With first! Have the ebook 📖

Tuesday

New day, same book 😂 Still reading Lady Sofia’s Christmas List first! Have the ebook Read up to Chapter 4 (17% of the book). Will resume tomorrow. Jumping to my audiobook of My American Duchess.

Wednesday

Resumed Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish. Found the audiobook on Hoopla but it doesn’t let us skip chapters 🤷🏽‍♀️ Reading is going slowly (1 chapter today)

Thursday

Realized I may accomplish my prompts with fewer books 👏🏽

Trapped In The Snow and I Smell Snow with Lady Sophia’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrows 👏🏽

Since I’ve found Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish on audio, starting a new read today 😉 Stacy Reid’s Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night from It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Scandal, which I’m excited 😊 😬 for 🤗 I felt a push since 2 of my favorite bookstagrammers were talking about Stacy Reid 😁 Sometimes I feel social media talks to me 😂 Realized today, my usual Sunday reading blog-book review-life update combination might not be fone this week 🥲 but it’s okay 👌🏼 because my Historical Romance Readathon: Holiday Edition and Banging In The Snow posts should go live eventually 😉

Realized since I’m not doing a reading blog (too short) and book review, I’ll take notes 📝 here. It’ll just be characters and places (for me too 😋) 👍🏽 shorter chapters

Friday

So I must read: Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrows, Wicked Deeds On a Winter by Stacy Reid, A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas, and Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan from How The Duke Stole Christmas.

Resumed Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrows on audio (to rest my eyes 😋)

Saturday

Started Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan in How The Duke Stole Christmas. Because the ebook chapters aren’t too long, switched between this and A Wallpaper Christmas by Lisa Kleypas.

Again, took notes 📝 on characters and places 😉 Started with Chapter 1 of Heiress Alone then jumped to the prologue of A Wallpaper Christmas. Did that a bit before committing to Heiress Alone on audio 🎧 This story is Chapter 30 in How The Duke Stole Christmas 🤔

Started Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan in How The Duke Stole Christmas. Because the ebook chapters aren’t too long, switched between this and A Wallpaper Christmas by Lisa Kleypas.

Again, took notes 📝 on characters and places 😉 Started with Chapter 1 of Heiress Alone then jumped to the prologue of A Wallpaper Christmas. Did that a bit before committing to Heiress Alone on audio 🎧 This story is Chapter 30 in How The Duke Stole Christmas 🤔

Sunday

Resumed Heiress Alone and A Wallpaper Christmas 👇🏼 Blog posts live!

Listened from Chapter 32. Duke was here for Fenella and Angus. 😂 Fenella expresses Annis-Duke 😍 Duke cousin with former owner of Glenncrain castle 🏰 grew up with Fenella and Angus ♥️ Travel to the Sinclair 😏 Love biscuits 🍪😂🤣 Annis aspires to be a num. Thieves at Glenncrain 😱 Cold 🥶, one bed 😏 🛌 Annis wakes 😴 ⚾️⚾️⚾️ Chapter 8 😏 Bath 🛀😂😏 “You are not made to be a num” 🤔 Under attack 😱 Nothing lights 🔥 like the possibility of death 🤔 ⚾️⚾️⚾️ more biscuits?! 🍪 3 thieves 😱

Note: Tried to code 👆🏼 so I know what it means 👍🏽

Notes 📝 Notes and reading blog live Tuesday 😉

  • Annis Ballister – left home alone for the holidays
    • Evered Ballister – Annis’ father
    • 1 of 6
      • Sisters 👯‍♀️
      • 1.
      • 2. Annis – different from her sisters 👯‍♀️ , 20 yo, marry at 21, wants to be a nun
      • 3.Regan – sister, most beautiful 😍
      • 4.
      • 5.Imogen – sister, engaged to baronet
      • 6.Penelope – sister
      • Cordelia – sisters, 👯‍♀️
      • Dedra – sisters, twins 👯‍♀️
  • Glenncrain (Scottish castle) 🏰
    • Fenella – housekeeper, keeps Annis company, Angus’ sister
    • Angus – groundskeeper, Fenella’s brother
  • Calder, Duke of Sinclair – interloper, 30 yo, laird
    • “Met” Annis 9 days ago (flashback)
      • Ballister’s turned away
    • Marie – Sinclair’s cook
    • The Sinclair – Scottish castle 🏰
  • The Briggins – thieves
  • Mrs. Benfiddy – Interrupts Calder and Annis, Calder’s housekeeper
  • Sheila – Calder’s help, crush on Calder
  • Seamus – Calder’s men

Finished Heiress Alone 👇🏼

Last minute change to #hrreadathon 😂

  • Red or Green on the cover by Lady Sofia’s Christmas With by Grace Burrows
  • Grace Burrows by Lady Sofia’s Christmas With by Grace Burrows
  • Takes place In Winter by Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordin in How The Duke Stile Christmas
  • Marriage in trouble by Compromise Uncle The Mistress by Janna MagGregor in A Mistletoe Christmas

Monday

Extended #BangingThroughTheSnow and #hrreadathon to finish Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish and A Wallpaper Christmas

A Wallflower Christmas

Continued with A Wallflower Christmas 😁 Rafe meets Hannah. The plan: Christmas 🎄 in Hampshire at the Westcliff country estate 😉 Hannah tells Refe what she thinks of him 😤 Refe kisses 😘 Hannah 😂⚾️ Hannah tells Natalie about Refe 🤔 Blandford(s) at Stony Cross Park 😍 Natalie finds Refe attractive 😂 Mr. Clark’s letter💌 Arrival of Lord Edward Travis 🤔 Daisy comes 👏🏽😍 Sneaking away with Bowman 😏 After 2 years of marriage, Westcliff interested in Lady Kitterage 🤔 Refe grows in admiration of Hannah Toy Soldiers 🧸🚂🪁🪀 Letter from Mr. Clark 💌 ⚾️ ⚾️ Love letter from Refe 💌 Hannah an honerary wallflower ♥️

Between chapter, jumped back to Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish: Just in time for the Windham brothers’ arrival 👏🏽

Shifted back to A Wallflower Christmas 🎄

Winter ❄️ ball 💃 🕺 Christmas 🎄♥️

Tuesday

Extended #BangingThroughTheSnow to finish Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish and A Wallpaper Christmas

More in Holiday 2021 reading!

Resumed Lady Sophie’s Christmas With.

Wyndham brothers ♥️ I forsee this interaction 🤞🏼 To Sir Phillip, With Love, which was so much fun 😂 but it was an ode to Sophie, which was nice to hear 👂 Contains a different vibe… 🤔 😏 Journey to Morelands. stay at Sidling 🛌 Uncle Rothgrave sees Vim ♥️ Sophie

Plan to foster Kit 😱Last night with Kit 🥲 Wyndam proceed to Morelands.

Started Compromise Under The Mistletoe by Janna MagGregor in A Mistletoe Christmas. Decided to keep Lady Sophie’s Christmas With strictly audio 🎶 Since I just ate (need to sit up) I’ll start Compromise Under The Mistletoe 😉

But listened to Lady Sophie’s Christmas With.

How Caro & Stephen’s relationship was 🤔 but for 20,000 pounds, to convice Caro’s uncle (Duke of Greystokes) they’re happily married 😇 (10,000 each) Stephen shares his condition 😏

Resumed Lady Sophie’s Christmas With.

Resumed Lady Sophie’s Christmas With. Plan to finish it 😁 Sophie visits Kit 🥲 Lady Wyndam’s Christmas ball 🎉 St. Just extends invitation to Vim💌Christmas wishes ♥️ Snow storms ❄️ and overnighters 😏

Plan to finish it 😁 Sophie visits Kit 🥲 Lady Wyndam’s Christmas ball 🎉 St. Just extends invitation to Vim💌Christmas wishes ♥️ Snow storms ❄️ and overnighters 😏

Resumed Compromise Under The Mistletoe. Caro feels ignored by Stephen 😤 Counteroffer 😏 Duke sick 😷

Wednesday

Resumed Compromise Under The Mistletoe. Mistletoe above Caro and Stephen 😏 🔥 😘 Talking with Fortcastle. Caro thinks Stephen wants the entire 20,000 pounds 😱 Talk with Mr. Beakems. Sharing a bed 🛌 = trouble 👿😏 Interrupted by Percy 😂 Yule log hunt ➡️ Hunting lodge to wait out the snowstorm ⚾️⚾️⚾️ 😏 DTR 😍😇 Interrupted again 😂 Return to ducal manor 🏡 Uncle Greystoke’s ducal decree. Stephen’s compromise. 🙌🏽 Compromise under a mistletoe 😍

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