Welcome to Romancing the Penguin!

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Sharon and I love romance books and penguins. So I created this blog to celebrate my love of both. This blog is meant to be a celebration of things that make people happy and I thought adorable penguins complemented the Happily Ever Afters of romance novels…

Lord of the Fading Lands

Today may be the day of two posts because I just have so many books I want to review and talk about. We shall see if I get the time. My Husky has been off the wall all day so he may need some play time. Today I want to talk about Lord of the…

Tackling the TBR

Happy September! I hope all of my fellow American friends had a nice long weekend. I’m still recovering. I got absolutely nothing accomplished that I wanted to and I think I read maybe five pages all weekend. All of the family obligations! I’m socialized out and exhausted. I can socialize but I’m normally an introvert,…

Prudence

Teapots and custards and dirigibles, oh my! Today’s review is for Prudence by Gail Carriger. Let the steampunk shenanigans begin! Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads: “From New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger comes a new novel in the world of the Parasol Protectorate starring Prudence, the daughter of Alexia Tarabotti. When Prudence Alessandra Maccon…

My Favorite Things

Today I thought I’d do a post about my favorite things. And in so doing get that song stuck in your head. You’re welcome. The hardest question in the world for a bookworm is the dreaded “what’s your favorite book?”. I really never can pick just one. So for this post, I’ll talk about a…

A Curious Beginning

Today is the day. The first review! Are you ready? Now, I will preface this by saying that this review is not a review of a romance book. I know, I know. Isn’t that what this blog is all about? And yes, yes it is. However, for my first review I decided to review a…

Introductions

Hello! I introduced what the blog was going to be about yesterday, but I didn’t really introduce myself. Which I’m incredibly bad at but here goes. Hi! I’m Sharon and I’m a high school English teacher working towards her MLIS. I have a lovely husband and two adorable yet crazy dogs. I mean, one is…