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 […]

What I’m Reading This Summer

I’ve noticed a stumbling block in my effort to read more. When I finish a book, I lose some time – days even – while I’m trying to decide what to read next. It’s not for a lack of ideas: I have plenty of possibilities saved to this Pinterest board, and I have lots of […]

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, along with some other bookish stuff. What I’ve Been Reading Young Jane Young by Gabrielle […]

Things to Watch and Read

Have you watched Brené Brown’s new Netflix special? (You can see the trailer here.) I’ve heard it’s amazing but I haven’t seen it yet because I plan to sit down with a pen and paper and take notes while I watch. That’s how much wisdom Brené delivers. If you’re not familiar with Brené, start by […]