• Shelter-in-Peace


    Quarantine—or Shelter-in-Place—has meant many things to many people. Most people are scrolling Facebook incessantly. I’ve done a bit of that, but no more than... Read more

    Posted on 24 April 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Winter with Dogs (and Cats)

    Winter with Dogs (and Cats)

    With the arrival of Disney+ came the magic of Willem Dafoe as the infamous Leonhard Seppala, musher who put in the most miles during the Serum Run of Nome,... Read more

    Posted on 23 March 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Fly, Fly Again

    Fly, Again

    Title: Fly, Fly AgainAuthors: Katie Jaffe & Jennifer LawsonIllustrator: Tammie LyonGenre: Children’s Storybook/ Picture BookFirst and foremost, kiddo and I... Read more

    Posted on 07 January 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Top 10 of 2019


    Top Ten – 2019Hard Road West: History and Geology Along the Gold Rush Trail – Keith Heyer MeldahlThe Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Coun... Read more

    Posted on 03 January 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • From Books… Adventure

    From Books… Adventure

    A Romp Through John Oehler’s latest: Ex LibrisI’ve been reading John Oehler’s books for years now. My first introduction to his books was Aphrodesia in August o... Read more

    Posted on 06 December 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Ryan Swindoll Interview

    Ryan Swindoll Interview

    You did the cover art for Lost Legends, it’s beautiful. Have you designed other book covers?I’ve designed a handful of covers, yes! Read more

    Posted on 28 November 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Our Secret Country

    Secret Country

    “Most of us, I suppose, have a secret country but for most of us it is only an imaginary country. Edmund and Lucy were luckier than other people in that... Read more

    Posted on 16 November 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Justice Gone

    Justice Gone

    Justice and police dramas have been hot topics for what seems to be my entire life. From Law and Order being popular on television, to John Grisham being all th... Read more

    Posted on 09 November 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Marshal Law Hits the Shelves

    Marshal Hits Shelves

    Marshal Law is live on Amazon as a paperback, an e-book, and for anyone with Kindle Unlimited… Check it out.This is a fantasy novel…but it’s a little... Read more

    Posted on 09 November 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • October Reads

    October Reads

    We’ve had quite the month, here at the Whims House, and I’m pleased with our progress – both recreationally and educationally.The Lost for Words Bookshop –... Read more

    Posted on 31 October 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Interview with Author Kristen Bickerstaff

    Interview with Author Kristen Bickerstaff

    Who is Kristen Bickerstaff?Writing since she could pick up a pen, Kristen has always loved exploring the worlds and characters that live in her head. Read more

    Posted on 25 October 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Stretching of Our Days (And Dime)

    I don’t remember exactly when it was I discovered Scribd, or how for that matter. I know I was trying to figure out Audible, my kid eats audiobooks for breakfas... Read more

    Posted on 18 October 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Tristan & Iseult

    Tristan Iseult

    Tristan and Iseult, Tristan and Isolde, Drustan and Yseult… the variations of spellings are endless, but the way the names – and the story – roll of the... Read more

    Posted on 14 October 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Summer, September, Circe, and Sea Monsters

    Summer, September, Circe, Monsters

    Title: CirceAuthor: Madeline MillerWe spent a good chunk of our summer reading ancient history and mythology. The summer months of sunshine and blistering heat... Read more

    Posted on 29 September 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Interview with Author and Editor Adam D. Jones

    Interview with Author Editor Adam Jones

    Adam D. Jones is a high fantasy author and editor recently responsible for publishing The Lost Legends anthology. Longtime writer, historian, and musician,... Read more

    Posted on 27 September 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Sandra Smith Returns

    Sandra Smith Returns

    Sandra Smith grew up on a farm with a tremendously large garden. She maintains that if you can’t taste the soil on a carrot, it’s not fresh enough. Read more

    Posted on 18 September 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • From a Book Lover

    From Book Lover

    An unnamed Guest Blogger allowed me to share this…I have always been a fan of EB White’s children’s books. This is a great biography of him and is beautifully... Read more

    Posted on 15 September 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Little Bookshop Books

    Little Bookshop Books

    If there’s any one particular genre I am more drawn to than another, it is the sub-genre of both fiction and non-fiction that is specifically for bibliophiles:... Read more

    Posted on 14 September 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • A Writing Circle Book Club

    Writing Circle Book Club

    Years ago, I read a book about a writer’s circle. I was intrigued by it and I wrote a review:... Read more

    Posted on 04 September 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Most Biased Book Review Ever

    Most Biased Book Review Ever

    Title: The Lost LegendsEditor: Adam D. JonesToday is the day you can buy a physical copy of a book (to be two-day delivered via Amazon to your home) in which th... Read more

    Posted on 27 August 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE