Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery


600th Post Giveaway!



It’s been a wonderful six years of blogging for me.  I’m the type of person who gets bored of things quickly, so for me to still be going strong at 600 posts is a bit of a feat for me!  I couldn’t have done without all the fantastic authors and amazing bloggers I’ve become friends with.  I’m happy to say that I’ve found some real kindred spirits during my blogging adventures.  And, of course, I have to thank the people who have read and supported my blog!  I appreciate you all so much – more than you’ll ever know.

I want to acknowledge all the support I’ve received by offering a small giveaway.  One of my readers will receive the book of their choice (up to $15) from Book Depository!  Contest ends on August 19 which is also my birthday – I always love giving gifts on my birthday!!  Contest is open world wide.  (as long as Book Depository ships to your country).  Comment on this post with your email address so I can contact you if you win.

Thank you again to everyone!



Wishlist Wednesday

Virginie Says…

Today I’m going to share with you a book on my Amazon/ wishlist.  If you’ve read it, I’d love for you to share your thoughts on it (No spoilers, please).  Or maybe it’s on your wishlist or TBR list, too, and you’d like to tell why you want to read it?  I can’t remember any books that were set in this period, so I’m eager to get my hands on it.  So many books, so little time!

shadowsunkingIn the Shadow of the Sun King by Golden Keyes Parsons.

(Product description from the Amazon website)

Seventeenth century France is an unsafe time to be a Huguenot. By order of King Louis XIV, all French Protestants must immediately convert or face imprisonment–or death. The king’s dragoons ferret out the nonconformists, pillaging villages and destroying homesteads.

When the king’s soldiers descend on the Clavell estate, the family’s fate hangs in the balance. Quickly, quietly, they send their two sons into hiding, trusting that the young age of their daughter will guarantee her protection. But the dragoons will not be dissuaded; they hold the manor hostage looking for clues of their guilt or innocence. However, Madeleine Clavell, the lady of the manor, holds a secret–one possible chance to save the family. She and the king share a past.

Once a beautiful young lady in the French court whom Louis loved, Madeleine travels to Versailles to plead for mercy from the fickle king, hoping to regain his favor and save her family. It’s a gamble, but she is left with no other choice. Madeleine soon faces an agonizing decision–one that changes her family forever.

PS.  I just found out that this is the first book in what will become a trilogy!  Sounds fantastic.


New Release Monday

Virginie Says…

I saw this book in Chapters about a month ago and wanted to buy it instantly.  Only, I prefer paperback to hardcover (anyone else like that?).  So, I’m waiting, and quite impatiently at that!  I love Biblical fiction, so if anyone else can offer suggestions, I’d love to hear them.

Eve: A Novel of the First Woman by Elissa Elliott

(from the publisher) It is the world’s oldest tale: the story of Eve, her husband, Adam, and the tragedy that would overcome her sons….   In this luminous debut novel, Elissa Elliott puts a powerful twist on biblical narrative, boldly re-imagining Eve’s journey.  At once intimate and universal, timely and timeless, this unique work of fiction blends biblical tradition with recorded history and dazzling storytelling.  And as it does, Eve comes to life in a way religion and myth have never allowed — in a novel that explores the very essence of love, motherhood, faith, and humanity.



The Four Month Challenge

Virginie Says…

So, I decided to make up my own challenge – mostly to push myself to get off the computer and read more!  Plus, it will help me whittle down that TBR list…lol   Here it is.   Join if you like.  It runs from June 1 to September 30.

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5 Point Challenges

Read a Chick Lit book
Read a historical fiction book
Read a book just because you like the cover
Read anything by Jean Plaidy
Read a book with a number in the title

10 Point Challenges

Read a book about Royalty (biography or fiction)
Read a classic
Read a book by an author you’ve never read before
Read a celebrity biography/autobiography
Read a hardcover book

15 Point Challenges

Read a book with a one word title
Read a book based on a Biblical character
Read a book that was made into a movie
Read a book by an author born in June, July, August or September
Read a book with a summer word in the title (summer, sun, sand, hot, etc.)

20 Point Challenges

Read a book in a series AND the one after it
Read a Danielle Steele AND a Maeve Binchy book
Read a book from the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list (
Read a book considered Christian Fiction
Read a book of your choice BUT read it outside

250 Points total

Anyone who joins me and posts their progress to my blog (I’ll post how I’m doing and you can comment how you’re doing) will be entered to win a book by Jean Plaidy.