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Southern Belle Reads: It’s In The Blood

As I have said before, after reading Gone Girl, I am going to need many romance novels to get me back into a happy place. Many people find it interesting that I like to read romance novels.  Well anyone who knows me knows that I am a hopeless romantic, so it really is not that strange.  Plus I think it is in my blood.  When I was a little girl my grandmother, rest her soul, loved to read Harlequin Romances.  I can remember as a young girl my grandma sitting at the kitchen table drinking her beer, praying her rosary, and then reading from a Harlequin Romance.  She also liked to read Nora Roberts but Harlequins seemed to be her favorites..  So it’s no wonder I enjoy a good romance novel, and from time to time a good Harlequin Romance novel. 

Southern Belle Reads: Finally Gone

Well I can say I am finally done reading Gone Girl.  Thank goodness!  I can’t believe I wasted my time on that book.  I really don’t see what everyone is talking about when it comes to that book.  I know there are a lot of people out there that liked it, more power to them.  I feel like the time I spent reading it was time I will never get back and that I could have done something better with it.  Oh well, I chose to read it and I chose to continue reading it after I was not too fond of it, so I have to live with my choice to read it.  I’m going to need a lot of romance novels after that. 

Southern Belle Reads Friday: 55 Books to Read in 2013 2nd Quarter Update

Here is where I am at as we end the second quarter of 2013…

55 Books to Read in 2013

I.                   Christian Fiction

  1. “Come To The Table” Neta Jackson
  2. “Lucy Come Home” Neta Jackson
  3. “Ransome’s Honor” Kaye Dacus
  4. “Grounded” Neta Jackson
  5. “All Things New” Lynn Austin
  6. “Hatteras Girl” Alice J Wisler
  7. “Angel Of The Cove” Sandra Robbins
  8. “Once Upon A Prince” Rachel Hauck
  9. “The Pirate Queen” Patricia Hickman
  10. “A Noble Groom” Jody Hedlund

II.                Self-Help

  1. “What Southern Women Know That Everyone Should- Faith” Rhonda Rich
  2. “Dream More” Dolly Parton
  3. “20 Something 20 Everything” Christine Hassler
  4. “20 Something 20 Everything Manifesto” Christine Hassler
  5. “The Truth About Men” Ian Smith
  6. “Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus” John Gray
  7. “Praying For Your Future Husband” Robin Jones Gunn & Tricia Goyer
  8. “Lady In Waiting” Jackie Kendall & Debby Jones
  9. “What Southern Women Know That Everyone Should” Rhonda Rich
  10. “What Southern Women Know That Everyone Should-Flirting” Rhonda Rich

III.             Mystery

  1. “High Five” Janet Evanovich
  2. “Hot Six” Janet Evanovich
  3. “Metro Girl” Janet Evanovich
  4. “Motor Mouth” Janet Evanovich
  5. “Death By Bridle” Abigail Keam
  6. “Death By Bourbon” Abigail Keam
  7. “Death By Lotto” Abigail Keam
  8. “Moving Is Murder” Sara Rosett
  9. “Killer Curves” Roxanne St. Claire
  10. “Our Husband” Stephanie Bond

 

IV.              Fiction/Literature

  1. “The Best Of Me” Nicholas Sparks
  2. “Perfect On Paper” Maria Murnane
  3. “The Wedding Gift” Marlen Suyapa Bodden
  4. “The Outer Banks House” Diann Ducharme
  5. “Someday, Someday, Maybe” Lauren Graham
  6. “The Perfect Hope” Nora Roberts
  7. “Black Hills” Nora Roberts
  8. “The Star Attraction” Alison Sweeney
  9. “My Dearest Cecelia” Diane Haeger
  10. “Safe Haven” Nicholas Sparks

V.                 Romance

  1. “Bared To You” Sylvia Day
  2. “The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty” A.N. Roquelaure
  3. “Jacked Up” Erin McCarthy
  4. “One Wore Blue” Heather Graham
  5. “And One Wore Gray” Heather Graham
  6. “And One Rode West” Heather Graham
  7. “Gabriel’s Rapture” Sylvain Reynard
  8. “Anything He Wants” Sara Fawkes
  9. “The Angel” Tiffany Reisz
  10. “Beautiful Disaster” Jamie McGuire

 

VI.             Non-Fiction

  1. “America You Sexy B!+(# : A Love Letter To Freedom” Meghan McCain
  2. “America By Heart” Sarah Palin
  3. “The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built A Dynasty” Willie & Korie Robertson
  4. “Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life And Legacy As The Duck Commander” Phil Robertson
  5. “Si-cology 1: Tales And Wisdom From Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle” Si Robertson

 

VII.              Over The Year

  1. “30 Things Every Woman Should Have And Should Know By The Time She’s 30” Pamela Redmond Satran & Glamour
  2. “One Year To An Organized Life” Regina Leeds
  3. “The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives” Katie Couric

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Southern Belle Reads Friday: 55 Books to Read in 2013 1st Quater Update

Here is where I am at as we end the first quater of 2013…

55 Books to Read in 2013

I.                   Christian Fiction

  1. “Come To The Table” Neta Jackson
  2. “Lucy Come Home” Neta Jackson
  3. “Ransome’s Honor” Kaye Dacus
  4. “Love Remains” Kaye Dacus
  5. “All Things New” Lynn Austin
  6. “Hatteras Girl” Alice J Wisler
  7. “Angel Of The Cove” Sandra Robbins
  8. “Once Upon A Prince” Rachel Hauck
  9. “The Pirate Queen” Patricia Hickman
  10. “A Noble Groom” Jody Hedlund

II.                Self-Help

  1. “The Untethered Soul” Michael A Singer
  2. “Dream More” Dolly Parton
  3. “20 Something 20 Everything” Christine Hassler
  4. “20 Something 20 Everything Manifesto” Christine Hassler
  5. “The Truth About Men” Ian Smith
  6. “Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus” John Gray
  7. “Praying For Your Future Husband” Robin Jones Gunn & Tricia Goyer
  8. “Lady In Waiting” Jackie Kendall & Debby Jones
  9. “What Southern Women Know That Everyone Should” Rhonda Rich
  10. “What Southern Women Know That Everyone Should-Flirting” Rhonda Rich

III.             Stephanie Plum Series Janet Evanovich

  1. “High Five”
  2. “Hot Six”
  3. “Seven Up”
  4. “Hard Eight”
  5. “Visions Of Sugar Plums”
  6. “To The Nines”
  7. “Ten Big Ones”
  8. “Eleven On Top”
  9. “Twelve Sharp”
  10. “Plum Lovin’”

 

IV.              Fiction/Literature

  1. “Death By Bridle” Abigail Keam
  2. “Death By Bourbon” Abigail Keam
  3. “The Wedding Gift” Marlen Suyapa Bodden
  4. “The Outer Banks House” Diann Ducharme
  5. “Gone With The Wind” Margaret Michchell (reread)
  6. “The Perfect Hope” Nora Roberts
  7. “Black Hills” Nora Roberts
  8. “Rhett Butler’s People” Donald McCaig (reread)
  9. “My Dearest Cecelia” Diane Haeger
  10. “Safe Haven” Nicholas Sparks

V.                 Romance

  1. “Bared To You” Sylvia Day
  2. “The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty” A.N. Roquelaure
  3. “Jacked Up” Erin McCarthy
  4. “One Wore Blue” Heather Graham
  5. “And One Wore Gray” Heather Graham
  6. “And One Rode West” Heather Graham
  7. “Gabriel’s Rapture” Sylvain Reynard
  8. “Anything He Wants” Sara Fawkes
  9. “The Angel” Tiffany Reisz
  10. “Beautiful Disaster” Jamie McGuire

VI.              Over The Year

  1. “30 Things Every Woman Should Have And Should Know By The Time She’s 30” Pamela Redmond Satran & Glamour
  2. “One Year To An Organized Life” Regina Leeds
  3. “The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives” Katie Couric
  4. “Total Money Makeover” Dave Ramsey
  5. “America You Sexy B!+(# : A Love Letter To Freedom” Meghan McCain

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Hello to My Readers

Welcome to Southern Belle Charm, my name is Angela.  In my heart I am a Southern Belle.  Here’s is a little 411 on me.

I love NASCAR!  I have a few favorite drives.  My favorite vacation spot is the Outer Banks of NC, my second favorite vacation spot is Rapid City, SD.  I know two totally different ends of the spectrum.  I love to read!  “Gone With the Wind” is my favorite book and one of my favorite movies.  “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” maybe my favorite movie though.  My other favorite kinds of books include Romance and Christian Fiction.  I love to bake!  And I am starting to dive into the world of cooking a little bit more.  It seems as of late I have started a Cookbook Collection.  I love dogs and in fact of two of them.