Entertainment with Erika

It’s time for some ENTERTAINMENT talk!

I wish I did this series every month, but I don’t because the truth is-I go on reading kicks where I read in any extra spare time I have and then I go on a reading freeze for a bit.  Where I glance at my night stand full of books just waiting to be read and think-WHY HAVE I NOT BEEN READING?!  Then I pull up the covers and keep watching Bravo.  😉  #booksandbravo #onrepeat

Instead, I’d say these are the books I’ve read in the last two months.

I’m sure you’ve heard of this series by Elin Hilderbrand.  I’d heard about them over and over, but I’d remember I wanted to read them in June.  Not that I couldn’t have read a winter series in June, but I didn’t want to.  I wanted to read them in the middle of the Christmas/winter season.  This October, Shay and I were talking about what books we’d read when she mentioned she’d just read the fourth one in this series.  BINGO!  It was the perfect reminder for me to read them “in season”.  I’m not going to share about each book in the series, but they’re very cute-Family Stone meets rated “R” Hallmark Christmas movie?  If that description makes any sense.  You fall in love with the characters in the first book and are rooting for them all throughout the rest.  It’s centered around a family with four children and they’re just like any American family-they have their issues.  There’s jail time, rehab time, and more so definitely some twists and turns but if you’re a fan of Elin Hilderbrand, you should definitely check these out!

This is what Amazon had to say about All the Missing Girls, “Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse.

It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.

The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby; Jackson works at the town bar; and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic’s younger neighbor and the group’s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic’s return, Annaleise goes missing.

Told backwards—Day 15 to Day 1—from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbor’s disappearance, revealing shocking truths about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.”

If you were a Gone Girl, The Woman in Cabin 10, or Girl on the Train fan then you should read this one!  Super suspenseful and I didn’t want to put it down until I figured out what had happened!  #thelaundrysufferedwhileIread

What I’m Currently Reading…

I read this one last year, but if you’re looking for a great read during the Christmas season consider Max Lucado’s Because of Bethlehem.  I read it last December and it is so good!

Have you guys heard anything?  I found that it should be airing on February 7th and CBS has it set to go up against the Winter Olympics!  EEK!  I also learned the Celebrity Edition is only running for three weeks-four nights a week I should add-but just three weeks.  Please let us all know if you’ve seen the list of house guests!!  {I couldn’t find that.}

That’s all I have for today!  I’m off to finish a book.  #ortwo

Happy Thursday!

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  1. 12.7.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Chris looked up Big Brother the other night too! We can't wait!

  2. 12.7.17
    Anonymous said:

    I can't wait for the new season of Big Brother!!

  3. 12.7.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    That Winter series is my FAVORITE!!

  4. 12.7.17
    Lise said:

    All B.B. fans follow http://www.jokersupdates.com

    They are posting who the possible CBB players might be. So far the only names mentioned are a girl from “the hillsand another from “jersey shore”

  5. 12.7.17
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams said:

    I totally feel you on the reading binges and freezes! I'm in the middle of a binge right now because I want to finish Winter Storms "in season" haha!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  6. 12.7.17
    Unknown said:

    I started Elin's Winter Series about two weeks ago and I'm almost finished with the 2nd one. Now I want to read all 4 of them!! Did you finish the whole series this winter???

  7. 12.7.17
    Kristen - yourfaceislikethesunshine.blogspot.com said:

    We are HUGE BB fans, but I can't decide if I want to watch celebrity big brother or not. Who my kidding, of course we will watch, ha ha! It is a little bit disappointing it's such a short run. Have you ever watched the Canadian big brother? I've heard it is even better than the US version but we haven't seen it.

  8. 12.7.17
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I have been doing nothing but binge watching stuff for the past month or so. I've only read two books. I need a new one today! I've had all the missing girls on my wish list forever! Maybe I should just go with that! Can't wait for BB!!! That Inspired Chick

  9. 12.7.17
    Unknown said:

    If you haven't read The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, I highly recommend it! There is a twist at the end that I never saw coming!!!

  10. 12.7.17
    Melanie Smith said:

    Mary Cubica wrote one of my favorite books: The Good Girl. If you haven't read it, you must! Church of the Small Things is also soooo good.
    I've only read one Elin book, but I want to read a good winter book, so that's on my list!

  11. 12.8.17
    Lisa said:

    I'm not much of a reader but I grabbed Winter Stroll a year or so ago for at the beach. Naturally I didn't realize is was the SECOND in a series. Yep, story of my life. Anyway, I got the second one to read last month in Hawaii. I'd still like to go back and read the first and of course the latest one. They are good and your description was cute and spot on. 👍🏼😉

  12. 12.8.17
    Hena Tayeb said:

    I haven't read any of these.. will check them out. Thanks for sharing.