Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Guest Blog: Mrs. Condit Reads Books

Today I would like to welcome...

Mrs. Condit Reads Books

Mrs Condit Reads Books, is a fairly new book review blog It was established in the fall of 2011 and debuted online on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011 with a review of Eden Winters’ THE TELLING, which is a story about gay military veterans after Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed. In less than 60 days we have reviewed 78 books, had almost 6,000 hits and 75 members have joined the site. Less than 5% of visitors leave a comment, so that is a challenge I’ve placed on myself to increase the level of participation in 2012. The latest ventures are a Facebook page, which has 124 followers but only 18  “Likes” so far, and a Twitter account which has  41 followers, but these social media undertakings are expected to grow as I learn more about how to use them effectively.

The goal of the blog is to provide honest, respectful reviews of primarily romance books, but we have also covered non-fiction (Thunder Dog, about the apocalyptic day, 9/11) and even a cookbook (Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts) at Thanksgiving. We’ve had author interviews, character interviews, and contests. I love to read almost any romance story, but my favorites tend to be books about men who love men, also known as slash fiction or m/m. I love shifter stories, particularly werewolves. Also, anything set in the American West winds up on my TBR pile eventually.

While I do most of the reviews myself, another reviewer on the blog is Lady McNeill, who writes lovely reviews and also enjoys m/m as well as Highlander stories. She is an athlete who trains year-round and reads in her “down” time. I met her at an Ironman competition where she completed the grueling 70.3 mile race (swim, bike, run). I participated. No, really, I did! I watched as she and the other contestants zoomed by and yelled lots of encouraging words.

One of my favorite books that I’ve reviewed on this blog is Dangerous Books for Girls by Maya Rodale. It’s non-fiction but explains the history of the dismissal of romance books as literature and why many women are ashamed to admit they like them. 
Read the review here
 A must read for anyone who reads, writes, or blogs about romance books. What you learn from this well-researched book will astonish you and may even make you mad at the manipulation women are conditioned to accept.

Thank you, Leagh for letting me pop in to visit!
Thank you Mrs. Condit Reads Books for visiting today.  I wish you much success!
Here is the contact information...
Submissions Page for information about submitting a review

Until we meet again,


  1. Hi Becky!!! Just stopping by to say hi!


  2. Hello, everyone. I must say this is a turn of the tables and I'm really enjoying myself! Thank you so much for the shout out, Leagh.


Books I've Read and Enjoyed!

Nauti Boy
Reno's Chance: A Navy Seals Story
Rescue Me
Honk If You Love Real Men: Four Tales of Erotic Romance
Long Hard Ride
Wild Card
Dangerous Games
Hidden Agendas
Killer Secrets
Heat Seeker
Black Jack
Loving Lies
Cowgirl Up and Ride
Tied Up, Tied Down
Rough, Raw, and Ready
Rode Hard, Put Up Wet
Branded as Trouble
All Jacked Up

Leagh's favorite books »