June Book Report: Quick Reviews of What I’ve Been Reading

Hello! It’s mid-month, a time I often like to follow the lead of Modern Mrs. Darcy and share quick reviews of what I’ve been reading. A word about these reviews: I generally don’t finish books I don’t like so if a book makes this report I was at least interested enough to read to the end. […]

Book Report: Quick Reviews of What I’ve Been Reading

How has your reading life been lately? I’ve heard from some people who are using the extra time at home to read more, and others who are finding it hard to concentrate. I’ve actually found books to be a much-needed distraction right now. I’ve been reading books, reading about books, buying books, and basically doing […]

Book Report: Quick Reviews of What I’ve Been Reading

After falling into a bit of a reading slump at the end of last year, I now find myself back on track (and that was before our stay at home order left me with even more time to read). Following the lead of Modern Mrs. Darcy, I’m sharing some quick reviews of what I’ve read lately.

My Book Club’s Picks for the Year

On Tuesday my book club met via Zoom to discuss our book for the month and to pick our list of books for the upcoming year. With apologies to my friends (I should have asked everyone to smile for this pic…I promise we’re a happy group!), this is what book club looks like in the […]

Valentine’s Day Book Gifts for Everyone on Your List

For those of us who love books, any occasion is the right occasion to give a book as a gift, and that includes Valentine’s Day. Here are some book ideas for all of the Valentines on your list and maybe one or two for you as well. (Note: this post includes affiliate links. If you […]

One Year Later: My Resolution to Read More

At the beginning of 2019, I made a resolution to read more. I wrote about it here. My original goal was to read 3 books a month, or 36 books for the year. I quickly revised that to 24-30 books, and I ended the year up with 25 books read. About halfway through the year, […]

Last Minute Book Gifts for Everyone on Your List

How is your Christmas shopping coming? If you’re like me, it always comes down to the last few hard-to-buy-for people. Since books are one of my favorite things to give I’ve got a running list of book ideas for the different people in my life. All of these links lead to Amazon and the books […]

Some Florida Things

We are just back from Pensacola, Florida where we went to see my sister’s boyfriend retire from a 23-year career with the Navy. It was such a moving ceremony and it was an honor to be there. The retirement ceremony took place in the National Naval Aviation Air Museum which is such an amazing place. […]

Book Report: Quick Reviews of What I’ve Been Reading

My 2019 New Year’s resolution is to read more. I’m keeping track of the books I read on this Pinterest board and on Goodreads. Following the lead of Modern Mrs. Darcy, here are my quick reviews of what I’ve read lately. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly The lives of a New York socialite, a Polish teenager, and a German […]

Book Report: Quick Reviews of What I’ve Been Reading

My 2019 New Year’s resolution is to read more. I’m keeping track of the books I read on this Pinterest board and on Goodreads. Following the lead of Modern Mrs. Darcy, here are my quick reviews of what I’ve read lately. Faithful Place by Tana French Dublin detective Frank Mackey is called back to the old neighborhood to investigate a […]