Wow, Almost a Month of Blogging….and Mini Book Reviews for Marlena by Julie Buntin and Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

So, this week my 6-year-old daughter has been home from school sick every day and will be home the rest of the week, and we’ve had a lot of fun reading together (we finished reading L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, yay!), playing kid’s Scrabble, and cuddling and watching movies.  Her being home … More Wow, Almost a Month of Blogging….and Mini Book Reviews for Marlena by Julie Buntin and Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

My Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Rest of 2017

My Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017 Top Ten Tuesday is a wonderful weekly event hosted by the amazing blog The Broke and the Bookish where each week a different top ten list is featured—how fun! This week’s theme is “Top Ten Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of … More My Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Rest of 2017

Book Review: Damaged by Lisa Scottoline

Book Title and Author: Damaged by Lisa Scottoline Series: Rosato & DiNunzio #4 Publication date and Publisher: August 16th 2016 by St. Martin’s Press Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction Pages: 405 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: 5/26/17 Goodreads 4 Stars Synopsis: From the New York Times bestselling author comes the much-anticipated fourth book in the … More Book Review: Damaged by Lisa Scottoline

Goodreads Monday

GOODREADS MONDAY Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. If you want to participate, simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Make sure you check out Lauren’s Page Turners and link back to her blog and add your own links! The book  I picked to show … More Goodreads Monday

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Published May 9th, 2017 by Viking – Pamela Dorman Books 5 Stars!! I cannot describe how utterly happy I am that I decided to read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine! I completely and utterly fell in love with Eleanor and all her social oddities and her awkwardness. … More Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Book Review: Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman

Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman Published May 1st, 2017 by Lake Union Publishing 3.5 to 4 Stars I didn’t know what to expect with this book, but it was laugh out loud funny! I’m really glad that I decided to read it since I was ready for something a little different this week! … More Book Review: Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman

10 Books I’m Feeling Nostalgic for from My Childhood and Teenage Years  

Today, I spent a couple of hours with my daughter, age 6, and my son, age 16, in the library as they chose some books to read this summer.  Browsing both the children and the young adult sections really brought back wonderful memories of summertime’s spent with my nose buried in a book—one right after … More 10 Books I’m Feeling Nostalgic for from My Childhood and Teenage Years  

Book Review of Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe

Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe Expected Publication Date: June 20, 2017, by Gallery Books 4 Stars I have to admit that I always look forward to Mary Alice Monroe’s South Carolina Low Country summer novels since I’ve been vacationing in the South Carolina Low Country every summer for over 3 decades. There’s … More Book Review of Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe

Book Review of The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand Expected Publication Date June 13, 2017, by Little, Brown and Company 4 Stars! Every year there are certain authors who are always on my beach reading list because their books have come to equate in my mind long vacations, cocktails by the pool, and lounging on a sandy beach. Elin … More Book Review of The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

Book Review of It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover Published August 2016 by Simon & Schuster 5 Stars! “All humans make mistakes. What determines a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It’s how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.” “Naked truths aren’t always pretty.” I almost didn’t know what to … More Book Review of It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Book Review of Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer

Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer Expected Publication Date: May 16, 2017, by Ballantine Books 3.5 Stars! I always know that it’s summertime when a new Nancy Thayer novel is published! Her books are the ultimate poolside or beach read—light, engaging, refreshing, and completely charming! Her books carry with them the very essence of summer. … More Book Review of Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer

In Honor of Mother’s Day: A Tribute to My Mom, Who Gave Me My Love of Reading; Plus a List of My 5 Favorite Fictional Moms

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to write a list of who my 5 favorite fictional moms are and also say a thank you to my mom since without her I would not be the voracious bookworm that I am today. So, this post is both a tribute to my favorite mom, mine, and … More In Honor of Mother’s Day: A Tribute to My Mom, Who Gave Me My Love of Reading; Plus a List of My 5 Favorite Fictional Moms

Book Review: It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell

It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell Expected Publication Date: May 16, 2017, by St. Martin’s Press 4 Stars! I had some mixed feelings about It’s Always the Husband. I thoroughly enjoyed the great writing, the well-developed plot and characters, the fast pace of the story, and the suspenseful twists and turns. All of that was … More Book Review: It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell