Cozy book hop

The Cozy Reading Spot #123

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Welcome to Cozy Reading Spot! 


I'm so glad you have stopped over to join in our link up.  I know that blogging can get crazy quickly.  There are so many details to keep track of, and the days simply fly by. For years I have pieced together different calendars, schedulers and trackers to help me keep the details under control. There are some amazing tools available by some great bloggers and designers.  However, I could never find one that was easy for me to use.  

Over the past couple of months I have shared some fun freebies to those who subscribe to Reading List's Cozy Reading Spot list. My daily docket in both black & white and colorful designs, as well as a collection of trackers.  With 2016 upon us, I have decided to create my own monthly calendar for blogging and social media tracking.  Each month has it's own design and inspiring quote along with a line for each blog post you want to schedule. Then each post has it's own social media tracking section.  There is also a back to each page full of space to keep track of extra to-dos and thoughts. There is also a page that has a social media and subscriber tracker for the year.  



Free 2016 Schedule & Social Media Tracker


The best part?

This is a freebie for all of you who sign up for the weekly reminder email for the Cozy Reading Spot!  You can print the months you want, or just the year tracker.  If you all like this freebie, let me know, so I can update it in July and next December...  



Freebies - 2016 Schedule, Social Media Tracker, Blogging tools


Oh, one final detail before I get on to the link up - this freebie will only be available through January 2016. Like always the freebie will be in your weekly reminder email for the month.  I hope you love it as much as I do. 




This is your chance to share your posts, and then grab your favorite drink to curl up with and read other's posts.  You are welcome to share posts that tell us what has been on your heart, mind and bookshelves - yes that means just about anything goes.  As book lovers, we love to read, so share something for us to read today!




Last Week's Features

Marissa's Favorite

My personal favorite from last week was from Kristi at Finding Our Feet, My Absolute Favorite Bible Verse Memory System. She shares a step-by-step instruction on a wonderful way to memorize scripture - just in case it's part of your New Year's goals. 
Absolute Favorite Bible Verse Memory System  A Feature on The Cozy Reading Spot



Most Popular

The most popular link from last week was from Valerie at Cord of 6, Tis the Season to Accept Your Free Gift. She shares a reminder of the free gift available to all. 
Tis the Season to receive your free gift  a Cozy Reading Spot feature




Please link up all you've got!  

This is an open link up, not just a book link up...

There are just a few small requests I have. 
  • Please link to a direct post, and not just your home page (I will use my discretion on leaving links up that do not follow this as the idea is to link to your blog posts...).
  • I wish I didn't have to say this, but please keep it clean. I know books can range the gamut on adult content, but please keep your review and images clean for this one. This does apply for all types of posts, this is an open link up, so you do not have to leave a book review, or book related post - just link up something that share what you've been writing on your blog... only keep it clean
  • Try to stop by another link and say hi. I know we are all busy blogging, reading and writing, not mention living our lives and keeping up with responsibilities - however, what makes link up so fun is having new people visit your blog!  So spread the love and hop to at least one link for each link you leave.
  • Please include a link back to the hop in your post - the button codes are part of the flair page, but a text hyperlink is just as good! This simply allows others to join in the fun, and isn't that the whole point?                    




And on that note - send out a quick tweet to invite all your friends to the hop real quick - Tweet This!












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The fine print: Please understand that by linking up with the Cozy Reading Spot, you are agreeing to allow Reading List to feature you in a future post.  That includes a link to your post, and a picture you've used on that post.  You are also allowing Reading List to share any post you link up with pinterest, facebook, twitter and/or google+.  Also, by posting in this hop, you are allowing your email address to be used for a weekly reminder of the hop - your email will not be used for any other purpose, period.


**** This freebie is part of the weekly email subscribers receive as a reminder to link up with Cozy Reading Spot.  If you are super excited for this one, and want it sooner, please shoot me an email this week, and I'll send you a link - please keep in mind this particular freebie is only available for January 2016, so grab it now!  (My email can be found at the bottom of the page)



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Fiction

Queen... A Sneak Peek

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Welcome to Sneak Peek Saturday on Reading List! 



Sneak Peek Saturday on Reading List  a glimpse into what I am reading currently





Current book:

Queen (The Blackcoat Rebellion #3)

Aimee Carter



Queen  by Aimee Carter   a Saturday Sneak Peek





Sneak Peek:

"No matter what kind of equality we want, there will always be leaders, and those leaders will always have some kind of marginal privilege... We won't abuse our privileges." p 46






Thank you to A Daily Rhythm for inspiring Reading List's Saturday Sneak Peek link up!

Meet the Hosts of Saturday Sneak Peek:



Here are some rules if you decide to join in:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so we can all add your book to our To-Be-Read lists!

This particular link up will be open for a month, so stop by often to share a new sneak peek, and grow your own TBR list!









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The Cozy Reading Spot #122 part 2

Thursday, December 24, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Since it is Christmas eve, I have decided to just run the same link up from last week for this week - if you want to add a new link, you are more than welcome to.  I will have a new link up ready for next week, with new features.  

Also, for all of you wonderful bloggers who join in the Cozy Reading Spot, I've created a very special freebie for January - it's a 2016 blogging scheduler with social media tracking.  There are 25 pages total.  If you are on the email list for the link up, it will be in your email.  If you have not put your email in the little pop up (I know they can be so annoying, which why it will only come up on your screen if you scroll down) please consider doing so.  This is a wonderful calendar and I know many of you would love it!


Again, Merry Christmas!  


Isa 9:6

Welcome to Cozy Reading Spot! 

This is your chance to share your posts, and then grab your favorite drink to curl up with and read other's posts.  You are welcome to share posts that tell us what has been on your heart, mind and bookshelves - yes that means just about anything goes.  As book lovers, we love to read, so share something for us to read today!



Last Week's Features

Marissa's Favorite

My personal favorite last week was from Kelly at Raising Samuels, Illustrated Study Bible.  After a few years of successfully reading the Bible in a year, I've spend this year memorizing, and looking into different versions, the NLT tends to resonate with me, and this review was full of praise for this specific one. 




Most Popular

The most popular post last week was from Rebekah at Faithful with the Little, My Christmas Wish List. She shares a few of the gifts she would enjoy, while admitting that gift giving isn't about picking out what you like, so much as finding something the other person would love. 





Please link up all you've got!  

This is an open link up, not just a book link up...

There are just a few small requests I have. 
  • Please link to a direct post, and not just your home page (I will use my discretion on leaving links up that do not follow this as the idea is to link to your blog posts...).
  • I wish I didn't have to say this, but please keep it clean. I know books can range the gamut on adult content, but please keep your review and images clean for this one. This does apply for all types of posts, this is an open link up, so you do not have to leave a book review, or book related post - just link up something that share what you've been writing on your blog... only keep it clean
  • Try to stop by another link and say hi. I know we are all busy blogging, reading and writing, not mention living our lives and keeping up with responsibilities - however, what makes link up so fun is having new people visit your blog!  So spread the love and hop to at least one link for each link you leave.
  • Please include a link back to the hop in your post - the button codes are part of the flair page, but a text hyperlink is just as good! This simply allows others to join in the fun, and isn't that the whole point?                    




And on that note - send out a quick tweet to invite all your friends to the hop real quick - Tweet This!












Cozy Reading Spot  {Reading List}






** If you're reading this from your email, click over and join us!  Reading List

The fine print: Please understand that by linking up with the Cozy Reading Spot, you are agreeing to allow Reading List to feature you in a future post.  That includes a link to your post, and a picture you've used on that post.  You are also allowing Reading List to share any post you link up with pinterest, facebook, twitter and/or google+.  Also, by posting in this hop, you are allowing your email address to be used for a weekly reminder of the hop - your email will not be used for any other purpose, period.






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Classics

Winter Themed Book Tag

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Winter Themed Books 



A while back I came across another book blogger and I really enjoyed her fun post, The Fall Time Cozy Tag.  I tried to pull together a post then, but time just got away from me.  With the official start to winter coming up, here's my winter version!  I hope you enjoy it.



Winter Theme Book Tag on Reading List




  1.             Falling Snow: The colors of winter are muted. Choose a book that has whites, light blues, and grays on the cover.          
    Falling Snow
                          There are many great books that fulfill this one, but I still love the cover to Every Perfect Gift **.  The story was not my favorite, but the cover still catches my eye - I mean you can't get more winter into a picture, can you?      
    2.      Crackling Fires: Colder weather makes for the perfect time to sit by a crackling fire in the fireplace. What book is the best to curl up next to a warm fire with?                            
    Crackling Fires
            There have been a few books over the years where I could curl up and get lost in. Most recently I have to say The Selection** Series did that the best. It captured my interest so completely!
    3.      Ice Storm: Winter storms can be brutal. What book do you love that takes the characters through a brutal season?                                        
    Ice Storm
                 The story of If I Stay** pulls Mia through a series of events that are extremely brutal. In fact just about every character in this story is faced with unbelievable choices.
    4.      Winter Wishes: Spending more time indoors allows for more time to dream and wish. What character is living a life that you dream about?         
    Winter Wishes
         Part of me wants to put a book set in a tropical island since during the winter I dream of warmer weather. However, as far the life I dream of, I still see Anne’s life as a wonderful dream, especially her life in Anne of Ingleside**.
    5.      Hot Cocoa: There is nothing like a hot cup of cocoa during the winter, as adults we often under estimate it. What book do you think should be the next big thing?      
    Hot Cocoa
              I greatly enjoyed Pivot Point**– it is certainly underrated. The story was compelling while original and the main characters were captivating.  The overall story could lead a wonderful movie or even a setting concept for a TV series.                        
    6.      Lip Balm & Lotions: Soothing dry skin is part of the winter for many. What book is full of soothing & comforting words?            
    Lip Balm & Loctions
             I have to go with Women Living Well** on this one – partially because the cover is soothing to look at, and because Courtney Jacobs has filled this book with encouragement for all women no matter their season.
    7.       Peppermint Mocha: What is your go to winter food or drink for those reading marathons of winter?      
    Peppermint Mocha
           During the winter I love making hot cocoa, adding in marshmallows or whipped cream, and finishing it with a small candy cane - what can I say it is easier to hide a few extra pounds in winter. 




A Tag post is no fun unless you tag some others to join in!  So here are my tags:
It is pretty easy, just put together a post with the above seven categories and come up with your matches!  Then tag some of your blogging friends and make sure to leave a link to your post over here so I can check it out of course.  You can put up your post any time during winter, but try to give your tags a time to respond.  

If you're in for the tag - grab this image for your own post so others can join us. Then share your link in the link up below. 


Are you in?  Have you taken part in a tag post before? 


Marissa  @ Reading List





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