• The Reading Life – Hurricane Harvey to Now

    It’s been 8 months since Hurricane Harvey swept the Gulf, the flood gates of Conroe were opened post-storm, and our house was overtaken by 13-14 inches of water. Read more

    Posted on 29 April 2018 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Harvey


    Pre-Harvey I had made a plan. I now had Fridays off from work and I was going to get on the review writing routine again. I had planned to post a review and a... Read more

    Posted on 09 September 2017 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Dear Duncan Jones…

    Dear Duncan Jones…

    Title: The Zebra Just Couldn’t DecideAuthor/ Illustrator: Duncan JonesWe had the pleasure of receiving a new Duncan Jones picture book in the mail. Years ago, w... Read more

    Posted on 12 August 2017 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • My Art Soothes Me


    I used to draw a lot. I found that over the years I have done less and less, and the more I discovered the dark plot points of the marriage I thought was a... Read more

    Posted on 26 June 2017 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Jorie and the Magic Stones

    Jorie Magic Stones

    Title: Jorie and the Magic StonesAuthor: A. H. RichardsonGenre: Young Adult FantasyLength: 263 pagesKiddo and I received this book some months ago as a review... Read more

    Posted on 25 June 2017 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Me and Uhtred

    I’ve been away from the blogosphere for awhile. I went back to working in the bookstore full time and between homeschooling my kiddo and working 40 hours a week... Read more

    Posted on 23 June 2017 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • 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