Book clubs January – June 2022

I, usually participate in 5 book clubs ๐Ÿ˜ One of them is seasonal, with the rest meeting every month. Usually it depends what book they read ๐Ÿ˜‚ Usually stay on top of my Google Doc ๐Ÿ˜‰ I use videos like this ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Multiple factors influence my participation ๐Ÿค”

  • Book synopsis
  • Availability
  • Time โŒš๏ธ
  • Club format (readalong, etc.)
  • Responsiveness

Life Update 1/9/22

Mood: Steady

Currently Reading:

Walk it out:

PT this week ๐Ÿ˜

Events Iโ€™m excited for:

Zoom with my cousins โ™ฅ๏ธ

Funny story ๐Ÿ˜‚: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Something good: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Something bad:

Pandemic ๐Ÿ˜ท Surge ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ก

PT DCโ€™d for nowโ€ฆ

Something great ๐Ÿ˜:

Cousin zoom and Codenames

Devil In Disguise Book Review

My content warnings:

  • Hospital scenes/hospitalization
  • Cheating 

My biases:

  • Canโ€™t stand overt, blatant, and obvious rudeness

Read: July 27, 2021 – January 5, 2022

Star Rating (of 5): โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Enjoyment ๐Ÿค—: ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

Heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ : ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • Not in a public space

Intensity (1 to 100): ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

  • Didnโ€™t pay as much attention ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Predictable? (Predictability): Y

Content warnings: Adoption

Prevalent Tropes: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Tropes I like! ๐Ÿ˜

  1. Caregiving/sick bed
  2. Fake Dating 
  3. Friends to lovers
  4. Found family
  5. Single parent
  6. Bodyguard 
  7. Marriage of convenience 
  8. Disability rep
  9. Forced proximity 
  10. Wallflower 
  11. Bookish heroine
  12. Only 1 bed ๐Ÿ›
  13. Teaching ๐Ÿซ 
  14. Roadtrip Romance 

How itโ€™s used… ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Smutty times ๐Ÿ˜‹:

Upon a rereaf

3-word Summary: Long lostโ€ฆ

Representation: Scottish ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

POV: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ:

  • Adoption

Movie/show rec: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Read this not taking as much notes. WILL be better (will be improved ๐Ÿ˜‹)

Devil In Disguise Reading Blog


Before I begin ๐Ÿ˜

Been waiting to read this ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Waited until after )3 books ๐Ÿ“š), Scandal In Spring , and A Wallflower Christmas  before I finally opened this book ๐Ÿ“– 

Chapter 6

Checking in late ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Chapter 13 ๐Ÿค”  Merrittโ€™s and Keirโ€™s relationship progressed fast, which I donโ€™t mind. ๐Ÿ˜ Widows versus virgins are an interesting dichotomy ๐Ÿค” Curious to know more about Joshua ๐Ÿค” I wonder if that will come into play more ๐Ÿง Also, I wonder why ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธDevil In Disguise ? Already saw some St. Vincent in here, but because of the Scottish accent, I think I missed some stuff. ๐Ÿ”ฅ due to arson ๐Ÿค”? Kingston asks after Keir.

Chapter 28

So that section ended with a laugh ๐Ÿ˜‚ Really loving ๐Ÿฅฐโ™ฅ๏ธ the presence of older series characters! This is the aspect I enjoyed in the Bridgeton series โ™ฅ๏ธ Weโ€™ve discovered Keirโ€™s relationship to St. Vincent ๐Ÿ˜‰ It feels like a new story for here on out ๐Ÿ˜ and Iโ€™m pleased to report Iโ€™m invested ๐Ÿ˜„ and curious ๐Ÿค” on how itโ€™ll turn out. I already know the final conflict will have something to do with whoโ€™s trying to kill Keir ๐Ÿ˜ฑ So thereโ€™s still more to read about ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

End of book ๐Ÿ“–

Love the Wallpapers, get the most of them here ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ I associate this book more with the Wallflower series than Ravenel series, but this book made me wish i read each series in entirety. ๐Ÿค” The Ravenel series is too many books ๐Ÿ“š but Iโ€™m glad to finally read this ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Just taking you on my reading ๐Ÿ˜ #2

Finishing Christmas In Central Park by Johanna Shupe in How The Duke Stole Christmas

๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ unfiltered from last week! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Started Scandal In Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Book club: Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey


Read more of Christmas In Central Park by Johanna Shupe in How The Duke Stole Christmas

Let out and Roseโ€™s secrets revealed ๐Ÿค


Finishing Christmas In Central Park by Johanna Shupe in How The Duke Stole Christmas

Rose fired ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Duke at Pikeโ€™s desk. Talk ๐Ÿ—ฃ Pikeโ€™s job offer ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Mrs. Walker revealed! Walk through Central Park ๐Ÿ˜ Proposal ๐Ÿ’

Read Scandal In Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Matthew recollects 1st meeting ๐Ÿ’ญ Talk with Marcus and Simon. Matthew and Thomas talk ๐Ÿ—ฃLawn bowling ๐ŸŽณ Parlor games โšพ๏ธ Lillian has Merritt โ™ฅ๏ธ Daisyโ€™s scheme ๐Ÿ˜ Bachelorโ€™s room โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Rain โ˜”๏ธ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Trip to Bristol. โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Reunited ๐Ÿ˜ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ In the open ๐Ÿ˜


Resumed Scandal In Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Matthewโ€™s past ๐Ÿ˜ฑCarriage ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Matthew lives โšพ๏ธ โšพ๏ธ Matthew and Daisy married ๐Ÿ’

Started Devil In Disguise ๐Ÿฅธ

Meet Merritt and Keir ๐Ÿ˜ Get the set up ๐Ÿ˜‹ Merritt shows Keir to his flat ๐Ÿ˜ โšพ๏ธ โžก๏ธ โšพ๏ธ Go to Jennerโ€™s . Sold 299 bottles for 3,000 pounds ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Keir attacked on the way to dinner ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Keir still goes to Merrittโ€™s ๐Ÿ˜ Treat his wounds ๐Ÿค•๐Ÿ˜โšพ๏ธ โžก๏ธ โšพ๏ธโžก๏ธโšพ๏ธโžก๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโžก๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ ๐Ÿ”ฅ in the wearhouse ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Luke comes for Merritt ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโ™ฅ๏ธ Keir canโ€™t remember Mettitt ๐Ÿ˜ฑ


Resumed Devil In Disguise

Keir doesnโ€™t remember Merritt ๐Ÿ˜ฑ due to concussion (lose 1 week of memories) Arson ๐Ÿ”ฅ Merritt plans to bring Keir to Stony Cross Park but Sebastian takes him to Sessux. Engaged ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜ฑ Merritt notices the similarities between Keir and Sebastian ๐Ÿค” Eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ similar experiences ๐Ÿค” Merritt asks Sebastian if he had a natural born son ๐Ÿง Confide in Phoebe. Phoebe recognizes Keir. Shows him a album. 4 kids. 1 girl 3 boys. Not Scottish? Keir leaves, escorts Pheobe. Almond trying to kill Keir for his inheritance. Note in the wallet and Keirโ€™s memory returns ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Keir comes after Merritt ๐Ÿ˜˜ โšพ๏ธโžก๏ธโšพ๏ธโžก๏ธโšพ๏ธโžก๏ธโšพ๏ธ Evie comes home ๐Ÿกโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโžก๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธLillian walks in ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜‚ Lillian, Marcus, St. Vincent, and Evie ๐Ÿ—ฃโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Keir returns to Isla without Merritt. Merritt follows ๐Ÿ˜‰ They get married ๐Ÿฅฐ Keir gets his trust ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Epilogue: Christmas Eve Dance are due to arrive

Went back to Then Came You. Found the audiobook ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ so starting over ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lily Lawson at a water party ๐Ÿ‘’ overboard ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Lily goes after it. Alex on the yacht. Getting reacquainted to the story ๐Ÿคจ Jilted by Harry, proposed to by Zachary. Traveled with her Aunt Sally ๐ŸŒŽ Meet Raiford.Talking about Lily with Penelope.


Resumed Then Came You.

Earl of Raiford ๐Ÿง Middleton hunt. First official meeting between Lily and Alex ๐Ÿ˜ Lily still rides ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Chapter 3 went to ebook but the chapter are >1 hour. Rereread Chapter 3 on audio ๐ŸŽง So took some effort to find my place ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lily comes to Raiford Patk ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Needs somewhere to stay 1 week ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Picked up From Lucav, With Love by Mariana Zapata. 1st book by Mariana Zapata.

Ivan Lucav has been skating for the past 13 years, and whoever he partners with wins ๐Ÿค” Jasmine is a failed pair ice skaterโ›ธ Lucav is unexpectantly at LC


Resumed From Lucav, With Love

Lucav retiring?! Jasmine becomes a coach? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Meeting with Ivan and Coach Lee ๐Ÿค”

Resumed Then Came You.

Nicole taken ๐Ÿ˜ฑ 2 years ago ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Zachary comes to visit


Resumed From Lucav, With Love

Partnering with Ivan setting in ๐Ÿค”

Resumed Then Came You.


PT (in midst of a surge)

As more and more people become (+), please be safe everyone! Remember to bundle up, use hand sanitizer, wash your hands, etc. Whatโ€™s alarming is a cold could be Covid ๐Ÿ˜ฑ or flurona exists ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

This winter, the common cold can actually be Covid ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ท

Admittedly, debated for a bit ๐Ÿค” locking myself away from everyone but a loved one said to me โ€œI need to live my lifeโ€, so thatโ€™s what Iโ€™m holding onto in all this ๐Ÿ˜ฑ it is scary ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ฑ I thought last winter would be scary ๐Ÿ˜ฑ but this winter is exponentially more scary ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Biked 6 min, level 3 resistance

Step ups: 2×10 each leg

Sit to stands (no hands) 5 reps

Theraband tows: 3 x 10 reps

Theraband pull downs: 3 x 10 reps

It Happened One Autumn Reading Blog


Before I begin:

Weโ€™re at Lillian & Marcusโ€™ book ๐Ÿ“– and Iโ€™m so excited for it! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Secrets Of A Summer Night teased their pairing so hard, Iโ€™m salivating ๐Ÿคค for it! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Donโ€™t know ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ what else will happen, but know I like these too!

Lillian is Daisyโ€™s sister, another โ€œWallflowerโ€, so I know sheโ€™ll get a book ๐Ÿ˜‚ Maybe weโ€™ll meet her match ๐Ÿ˜‹ The part where the perfume is called magic in a bottle essentially reminds me of my best friend and I when we were younger ๐Ÿ˜‚

Prologue- Chapter 5

Even from the Prologue, loving the sisterly bond between Lillian and Daisy ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ Reminds me of my sister and I ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

Looking forward to more of them ๐Ÿ˜‚ Lillian is already a memorable character, I look forward to learning more about Daisy ๐Ÿฅฐ

Marcus with Livia โค๏ธ The sister bonds ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ Getting, much welcomed, girl power vibes โœŠ๐Ÿฝ

Marcusโ€™ disdain for Lillian will only make his fall harder and Iโ€™m looking forward to it! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค— Interesting how the Bowmans need the Westcliffs ๐Ÿ˜‚ Sets the story up nicely! ๐Ÿค—

Remember to use! || So this 1st section felt like a continuation of Secrets of a Summer Night ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Much of the same dynamic exists with out characters, just more of it! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ We learn the stipulations of the Bowman visit ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Itโ€™s believable and makes for some fun times ahead!

A down side to listening to audiobooks and reading the ebook is I consistently get lost and reread parts ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ It happened again with this book ๐Ÿ“– I listened until Chapter 6, then reread on ebook before I realized ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Once I realized, I jumped back on audiobook ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Chapter 6 – Chapter 11

Chapter 12 – Chapter 15

Chapter 17 – Chapter 22

End of book ๐Ÿ“–

Just taking you on my reading ๐Ÿ˜ #1

Monday – Got Covid rapid tests ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Felt like reading my kindle ๐Ÿ˜‹ A Tale Of Two Cities: New Yearโ€™s Eve novella ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿพ

Cheyenne visits, meets Boston on her Uber. Cheyenne catches Drew cheating on 3 girls ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐Ÿ˜ค ๐Ÿ˜ก Cheyenne runs out of the party ๐Ÿ’จ into Bostonโ€™s car ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡ At Annieโ€™s NYE party ๐ŸŽ‰

  • Cheyenne Foster – goes to visit Drew โ€œtogetherโ€ with Drew 1 month, catches Drew cheating ๐Ÿ˜ค ๐Ÿ˜ก , pro dancer
    • Andrew โ€œAndyโ€/โ€œDrewโ€ – Cheyenneโ€™s โ€œboyfriend โ€œ
  • Boston Reed – Uber driver, 1st NYE single, football ๐Ÿˆ player (tight end), in the CFL
    • Amber – Bostonโ€™s ex
      • Eric – Amberโ€™s new boo, Annieโ€™s son, Londynโ€™s brother
    • Khalid – Bostonโ€™s friend
      • Jayla – Khalidโ€™s girlfriend
  • Annieโ€™s NYE party ๐ŸŽ‰

Switched to Meet Me In Mayfair by Tessa Dare from How The Duke Stole Christmas on audio ๐ŸŽง Decided to read the entire anthology ๐Ÿ’ก Look forward to it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿคซ Since Iโ€™ve already read 2/4 of the novellas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Iโ€™ll just blog it to keep me from reading the novella incorrectly (i.e. reread parts, not read parts, etc.) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Louisa needs to marry well to save her family from losing their Mayfair home. Counting on relying on her friend Fiona to provide introductions ๐Ÿค” but switch dance cards instead

Tuesday – Listened ๐ŸŽง to Meet Me In Mayfair by Tessa Dare from How TheDuke Stole Christmas. Meet the Duke of Thorndale. Jamesโ€™ history ๐Ÿง James and Louisa meet ๐Ÿ˜ James expecting Fiona. James recognizes her name (Ward) Wine ๐Ÿท spill ๐Ÿ˜‚ Search for coach ๐Ÿ˜‚ Get to know James more ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿง Tour of Mayfair ๐Ÿ˜„ โšพ๏ธ x 3 ๐Ÿ˜‚ 5 am ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ Cat sees them. James means to introduce himself ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Introductions ๐Ÿ˜‚ James ๐ŸŽ Fionaโ€™s Mayfair home ๐Ÿก Married ๐Ÿ’ โšพ๏ธ

Christmas In Central Park

On audio ๐ŸŽง so able to listen throughout my Covid test ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‡

Wednesday – December 1819. Pike fired ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  • Rose Walker – Mrs. Walker weakly, columnist, reporter, unmarried, 21 yo
  • Pike – editor in chief, knows who Mrs. Walker is, old, fired
  • Duke Havermeyer III – newspaper exec, handsome, unmarried, 28 yo
  • HFC – newspaper ๐Ÿ“ฐ , Havermeyer publishing company, consists in 10 newspapers ๐Ÿ“ฐ

Resumed reading A Tale Of Two Cities

Amber approaches Boston and Cheyenne on the dance floor. Kiss at midnight ๐Ÿ•› Drew at Cheyenneโ€™s hotel ๐Ÿจ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ


Resumed reading Christmas In Central Park

Rose meets Duke. Duke asks Mrs. Walker to host a Christmas dinner party ๐ŸŽ‰ for the HFC board on December 22 (5 days ๐Ÿ˜ฑ)

Resumed reading A Tale Of Two Cities

NY Day ๐Ÿ˜ Note feom Cheyenne


Resumed reading A Tale Of Two Cities

February 3rd and Cheyenne comes to visit!

Christmas In Central Park

Rose confiding in Henry ๐Ÿค” Mrs. Walkerโ€™s Christmas dinner party ๐ŸŽ‰ Duke finds Rose attractive ๐Ÿ˜‹ Havermeyer family cookie ๐Ÿช recipe + $1000 bonus + job security. Board comes. ๐Ÿ€


Christmas In Central Park

Duke catches Henry kissing a maid ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Rose and Duke are attracted to each other ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡l Cookie ๐Ÿช demonstration


Christmas In Central Park

Baking for an audience ๐Ÿ˜‹ cookie ๐Ÿช time! Talk between Henry Walker and Duke Havermeyer ๐Ÿค” Duke propositions Rose ๐Ÿ˜‚ Last 2 left: Duke and Rose ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Kiss ๐Ÿ˜˜ โšพ๏ธ โžก๏ธ โšพ๏ธ โšพ๏ธ โžก๏ธ โšพ๏ธ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Trapped in the pantry ๐Ÿ˜ฑ