Book Store Road Trip

Indie Book Stores Rule! Many of you who follow me on Facebook know that I post Kindle specials on a regular basis. Why you might ask am I encouraging more dollars into the pocket of Amazon and Jeff Bezos when independent book stores have struggled, especially after 15 months of a global pandemic? First, there's…

Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Top Center: My Mom. Top Left: My paternal grandmother. Top Right: My maternal grandmother. Bottom Left: My paternal step-grandmother. Bottom Right: My paternal great-grandmother. First Gift Idea A gift for you, a gift for your mom: family legacy. Learn about the women in your family. Mom, I Want to Hear Your Story is a guided workbook…

Independent Bookstores

On the Road to Finding Hidden Gems recommendations please... And, a Giveaway! Happy Indie Bookstore Day! I can't wait to travel again and visit hidden gems around the country. Tell me about your favorite indie bookstore. I'm compiling a list through an easy form (makes my super Type A organizer self happy). How will I…

Book Club Discussions

Based on Surveys Fielded September 2020 - April 2021 Opinion please... What's the best part of a memorable book club meeting? The wine served or the book discussion generated? Be honest. A glass, or two, of a good wine may get a discussion flowing, but for me, a successful meeting comes down to how many…

Bookmarked: Reviews Q1 2021

Winter Months + Car Travel + Vacation Days = Lots of Book Time A three week getaway to Florida jumpstarted my 2021 reading adventures. With a twenty-hour drive each way, plus some vacation days sitting on a beach and a few more winter nights cozied up in my reading nook spurred a prolific quarter of…

Not Your Typical Valentine

Valentine's Day, 2021: Sadness, Dismay & Anger I had drafted a post for today about love and relationships, using a sappy poem my main character receives from her love interest on Valentine's Day. Then, last night I unearthed another dark side of publishing which broke my heart: Piracy. After reading multiple five-star reviews of Kristin…

2020 Book Reviews: Reading

A well-read library is a well-toned mind. In a year marked by turmoil and uncertainty, I found reading sustained me to occupy my mind, body, and soul. From my favorite genre, historical fiction, to non-fiction to biographies to young adult, my reading list this year varied and held my interest to initiate thoughtful discussions. Below…