Bookmarked: Reviews Q3 2021

July - September 2021 Twenty Books - Definitely a Personal Best! Summer beach days and porch evenings aren't complete without a book in my hand. Which ones have you read? Do our ratings jive? Which ones do you want to pick up after reading my reviews? Drop a comment below. Would love to hear from…

Back Together & It Feels So Good

July 2021 - The NCL Bookends Recovene In-Person Meetings After 11 Months of Shutdown I'm not sure which lasted longer: the hugs for each arrival, the clouds for a beach day, or the book discussion. After eleven months apart, most of the members of my book club traveled down for a Cape Cod picnic and…

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…

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…