Mindy and I both have a lot of family time coming up between Thanksgiving and New Year’s therefore we’re taking our first ever long term break. We have a few books that are scheduled to release in December on our calendar and we plan on doing those reviews, but no others. We do have long reading lists, well I do at least, and we’ll start back on them in January.
For anyone wanting to submit a book for review, please do. We may not respond right away, but all requests will be looked at.
For all our followers… Enjoy the holidays! Step away from the books, step out from behind the cameras, and just enjoy the small moments that most take for granted. Oh, and don’t forget to laugh. Laughter is the cure for almost anything.
Love – Jennifer
If you’re wondering why it’s been so quiet this week it’s because Mindy and I decided to take a week off. With summer in full swing balancing work, kids, vacations, and a little romance with our blog can be difficult at times so I decided last minute that I wanted a week off and she definitely did not argue. So instead of posting a book review I thought I’d get a little personal.
If you read my bio you’ll know I love road trips. This summer I’ve taken my kids down to Galveston to play in the sand and saltwater. The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier was a lot of fun, but somewhere during parenthood my stomach lost its nerves of steel and those rides my kids love no longer hold the same amusement for me. It’s safe to say that the swings (those harmless little swings that go in circles) are the epitome of evil. I’ll admit I wanted to sit and let my stomach catch up on more than one occasion, but the super mom in me powered through with all smiles. I don’t think I ever felt more relieved than when my son said, “I’m tired,” and asked if we could go back to the hotel. Thank goodness for small miracles.
We also did a little sightseeing at the Space Center Houston with a tram ride into the NASA complex. They have a Mythbusters interactive area where you not only get to try your hand at breaking the myths, but you also get to learn all about the myths. All the facts are posted so you get in a little educational experience with your fun. There is also many things for kids of all ages to do. I swear we ran all around this place for hours and never once got bored.
I’d love for everyone to share their favorite vacation spots. I’m always looking for somewhere new to go and personal insights are so much better than relying on the internet to steer me in the right direction.
I’ve been lucky enough not to loose anyone during their service, but many in my family have served our great country. I’m proud of not only them, but everyone who has had the strength to stand up and fight for something bigger than themselves. Our freedom is because of you. You will always be remembered.
Now…I’m not the biggest Billy Ray Cyrus fan, but this song sure fits today.
I promise we’re not MIA, but our blog will be mostly silent for the rest of the week…maybe longer. My dad had an abdominal aortic aneurysm Saturday night. No one thought he’d make it through surgery. Surprisingly he’s doing much better than anyone expected now, but I’ll be in snow covered Missouri for a little while and my laptop is back in Texas.
Honestly, I’m reading a lot to keep myself busy while I’m holed up in this lovely waiting room, but I haven’t really slept in a couple days, because who can really sleep on a hospital waiting room loveseat, so I wouldn’t trust my reviews to make sense. So happy I can highlight and write notes in books in my kindle because some of these books are awesome and I can’t wait to share them with you.
Hope everyone is doing well.
Our apologies, but in order to keep our site up and running we will be removing all cover reveals and any guest posts that do not have an interview or review attached to them. Apparently WordPress considers them spam and although I love getting advanced excerpts on sexy upcoming books I guess not everyone does.
We will still post cover reveals and other things like giveaways and free books on our Facebook page so if you don’t want to miss out then don’t forget to like our Facebook page.
Besides that, our calendar is quite full and our reading lists long so stay tuned for reviews on some very promising books.
We love y’all and thanks for everything!
Jennifer & Mindy
We hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year’s. If anyone’s been wondering what we’ve been up to lately…
This holiday season has been crazy. Since Halloween Mindy went through three broken and replaced Kindles, spent lots of time home with sick kids, and spent the end of the year with the flu. I too spent time home with sick kids (they do like to share those germs) and even spent New Year’s day in bed sick as hell. I don’t know about anyone else, but this year the flu bug is spreading a little too easily and even if you don’t get that and instead get stuck with just a regular cold like me…then you get a cough that will never ever go away. After three weeks of coughing my abs have had enough of a workout! But hey, being sick does have its perks…goodbye another 5 lbs…LOL.
This year we will be getting back into the swing of things. Fingers crossed…we will have three books coming out sometime in 2015 and we’ll be catching up on our ever growing reading lists.
Love ~ Jenn
Happy New Year!