I want to read that Thursday

It’s time for me to return to this blog and give it a bit more structure. Thursdays = book days, specifically what I want to purchase to read. Here’s what I’ve been obsessing about since Thanksgiving:

The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry ThomasIt all started a few months ago with a Tessa Dare novel I picked up at the American Library Association Conference this summer. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with historical romance set in the British Isles. It’s a problem.

Not really.

In addition to Tessa Dare‘s lovely Spindle Cove series, I have been a huge fan of Sherry Thomas‘ novels. Her writing is amazing, her characters are real and flawed, and her love stories are all about mistakes, flaws, and grand reconciliations. They’re fantastic stories. Plus Sherry’s a Texan, so bonus.

On my want list for the holidays is a copy of The Luckiest Lady in London, which I’ll likely end up buying this week. It’s a precursor to her first romance novel, Private Arrangements, and it promises to be amazing.

If you’re new to romance novels or want to know what all the fuss is about, check out Sherry Thomas. My favorites are Not Quite a Husband and Ravishing the Heiress. You won’t be disappointed.



Lil’ Boots*

*Yes, I realize they are called booties, but I will proceed to call all shoes in this post lil’ boots because that is what I like to call them.

When I was in middle school the country fashion trend hit my little part of Texas…hard. People were wearing Wrangler jeans and Roper boots as everyday casual wear and I was one of them. I rocked an awful late 80s/early 90s sideways bang, turquoise acid wash Wranglers and a pair of pearl-gray Ropers to school one day and thought I looked slammin’.

I’ve since given up that hot look but I can’t seem to shake my love of cowboy boots. I am a native Texan, after all. That affinity for pointy toes and leather is just innate. Rather than blow hundreds of dollars on a pair of crazy cowboy boots that I’ll only ever be brave enough to wear around my house, I’m focusing my energies and my dollars on lil’ boots. They’re like mini cowboys for my feet!

Sole Society Elsa BootieSole Society Elsa Bootie

I love these for a fun pop of color with tights.

Toms Wedge BootieTOMS Desert Bootie

If you’re going to spend $90 on a pair of shoes you might as well do some good while you’re at it.

Indigo by Clarks Heath WrenIndigo by Clarks Heath Wren

Confession time: I totally splurged on these. I know it’s just the word “Heath” in the name but I feel like Cathy waiting for Heathcliff in these.

Frye Leslie Zip BootieFrye Leslie Zip Bootie

It’s Frye. Need I say more? I didn’t think so.