Hello fellow bookworms and CGB Friends!
It is time for the February Calendar Girls post! I am excited to see what Flavia and Dani do with Calendar Girls for a while! For those that missed the announcement, Katie and I decided to take a little break from hosting since Katie got the well deserved job she’d worked so hard for, and I had been suffering from a major reading slump due to my weight loss journey. I am happy to say that I am reading again, and I am excited to ease myself back in to blogging! So, I will be participating in the CGB posts until one, or both of us, decides it is time to either take the reigns back, or join Flavia and Dani in co-hosting again. ❤
~Meet Cute(Favorite Romantic Comedy)~
My Lady Jane by The Lady Janies
Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown…
Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately for Jane, Edward has arranged to marry her off to secure the line of succession. And there’s something a little odd about her intended…
Gifford (call him G) is a horse. That is, he’s an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steed—but then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. It’s all very undignified.
The plot thickens as Edward, Jane, and G are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, our heroes will have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it’s off with their heads?
This was probably more comedy than romance, but it was funny as hell and ended with romance, so that counts for me. I can still remember how much I laughed while reading this, and I remember it having such a satisfying, romantic ending. It was predictable and entertaining, and just what you want and need from a rom com! I loved that the pair in the book grew to love each other through all the trials and tribulations they faced, and there were a great many, let me tell you! And I loved that the entire book had me rolling with laughter, while rooting for the pair to figure out their feelings for each other! It was perfect!
(All images found on google, pinterest, and Good Reads.)
February Calendar Girls Participants:
|Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile – My Lady Jane by the Lady Janies and A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee||Dani @ Mousai Books – Would Like To Meet by Rachel Winters|
|Ashley @ Inside My Minds – The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon||Deanna @ Deanna Writes About It – When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon|
|Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads – The Hating Game by Sally Thorne||Katie @ Never Not Reading – Waiting For Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey|
For those who are new to Calendar Girls, it is a monthly blog event, created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, that was inspired by the Neil Sedaka song Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a specific theme, voted on by the participants, where we get to talk about a particular book we love or think fits the theme the best. The blog event was created to incite fun bookish discussions and to spread the blogger love by introducing us to new bloggers and/or books that we have not come across before.
If this sounds like something you would enjoy, make sure to head to my Calendar Girls info page! Drop a comment and let me know if you are interested in joining us, and sign up for the newsletter if you would like monthly updates on the chosen themes and blogger picks! We’d love to have you join us!
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