• Relax and Unwind with A. K. Klemm’s Lily Hollow Novellas

    Relax Unwind with Klemm’s Lily Hollow Novellas

    I love hearing from fans and fellow bibliophiles about The Bookshop Hotel series! Time to Ramble On A. K. Klemm’s Bookshop Hotel series will make you nostalgic... Read more

    Posted on 14 December 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Addleton Heights and GWP

    Addleton Heights

    I had the honor of reading an advance reader’s copy of Addleton Heights by author George Wright Padgett. In addition to that honor, I got to interview him for... Read more

    Posted on 12 December 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Addleton Heights

    Addleton Heights

    George Wright Padgett has done it again – blown my mind with an awesome and fun reading experience.Addleton Heights will be his third published work, but it’s a... Read more

    Posted on 09 October 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Borrowers Series

    The BorrowersThis was one of my favorites as a child and as I read it out loud to my own kiddo this week, I remembered why.  The Borrowers is simply magical... Read more

    Posted on 09 October 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Twilight Books…

    Twilight Books…

    And no, I’m not talking about the twilight saga.  I’m talking about those books you pick up to read as the sun is setting – at the end of your day – and binge... Read more

    Posted on 28 September 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Meet Felix Gomez…

    Meet Felix Gomez…

    Title: Nymphos of Rocky FlatsAuthor: Mario AcevdeoGenre: Urban Fantasy/ MysteryMeet Felix Gomez, Iraqi-vet Vampire P.I. who has been called to Denver to... Read more

    Posted on 19 September 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • My Trip to Atlanta – Part Two

    Trip Atlanta Part

    Centennial Olympic ParkMaybe it’s because this was an Olympic year and I just introduced my daughter to the joys of binge watching the best gymnasts in the worl... Read more

    Posted on 13 September 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Beowulf


    I have a confession: I never read Beowulf in high school. Or college. I read Canterbury Tales more times than I can count (yet only remember a handful of the... Read more

    Posted on 13 September 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • My Trip to Atlanta – Part One

    Trip Atlanta Part

    My trip to Atlanta was exhilarating. I navigated two airports, a train system, and bus routes – all things I have not done in a long, long time. I learned... Read more

    Posted on 11 September 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • To Be Indiana Jones…

    Indiana Jones…

    Title: Babylonian Life and HistoryAuthor: E. A. Wallis BudgeGenre: History/ ArcheologySo, I want to be Indiana Jones when I grow up. Who doesn’t? Read more

    Posted on 11 September 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Week 1 Summary

    Week Summary

    Because homeschooling rocks my world, and I love my honorable mention…🙂 Coffee Cups and Wild Things This was our first week of CC (Classical... Read more

    Posted on 10 September 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Convention Queen Meets McCaffrey

    Convention Queen Meets McCaffrey

    I’m not really a convention queen, I just liked the alliteration. I definitely wouldn’t mind becoming one, though. That being said, I had the opportunity to wor... Read more

    Posted on 01 September 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Archimedes and the Door of Science

    Archimedes Door Science

    Title: Archimedes and the Door of ScienceAuthor: Jeanne BendickPublisher: Bethlehem BooksGenre: Children’s BiographyI love these Living History Library books an... Read more

    Posted on 10 August 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Fever Dreams and Egyptian Myths

    Fever Dreams Egyptian Myths

    This sweet boy, so sympathetic and comforting.I’m playing hooky from work. To be fair, I have what I’d like to call the plague. Read more

    Posted on 16 July 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Deadly Dunes

    Deadly Dunes

    Title: Deadly DunesAuthor: E. Michael HelmsGenre: MysteryLength: 220 pagesE. Michael Helms has done it again. He’s written a fun, spunky mystery involving Mac... Read more

    Posted on 02 July 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Such a Cozy Summer…

    Such Cozy Summer…

    Cozy mysteries are where I go to find solace when I’m too tired for anything else… when my imagination is too exhausted to fly with dragons… my intellect... Read more

    Posted on 13 June 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Our Own Little Walden

    Little Walden

    This spring has been all about chasing sunshine, growing green things, and avoiding floodwaters.  Since moving to Walden we’ve been attempting to create... Read more

    Posted on 01 June 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • So Far in 2016…

    City of Ember – DuPrau (January) * It took awhile for me to read City of Ember out loud to the kiddo, but she loved it.  I loved it.  Both of us were... Read more

    Posted on 10 May 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Since February…

    I cannot believe it has been two months since I have posted a single thing.  In my defense, I have read quite a bit, moved into a new house, built a kitchen... Read more

    Posted on 20 April 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Running in Heels

    Running Heels

    Title: Running in HeelsAuthor: Mary A. PerezThis book was hard for me to read, mainly because – post motherhood – I have discovered that reading about terrible... Read more

    Posted on 28 February 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE