Another Tuesday is upon us! This week, I'm busy reconnecting with my brother and his family, who came back to our hometown for a few days. This week's Top 5 Tuesday (hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm) is actually a top 10 list, but I decided to stick with just five. "Little Women" by … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: All-time favorite books
Happy New Year's Eve! To wrap up 2016, I've filled out this year-end book survey I first discovered at Stephanie's Book Reviews. It is hosted by The Perpetual Page Turner. Number of books you read: 46 Number of re-reads: 1 Genre you read the most from: Historical fiction 1. Best book you read in 2016? … Continue reading End of year book survey
I wasn't tagged in this one, but it looks like fun so I'm doing it anyway! Props to the creator, Richard @ The Humpo Show. "All I Want for Christmas is You" ... What book do you want to see under the Christmas tree? Honestly, I hesitate to name any one book ... there are just … Continue reading The Jingle Bell Book Tag
This week's Top Ten Tuesday focuses on authors whose work I've read for the first time this year. As is often the case, my list is in no particular order. Please click on the book covers for reviews and/or synopses, and on the authors' names to learn more about them. Kathleen Grissom I read both of … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-me authors in 2016
Last night my mom and I attended our first author event, featuring the incredible mystery/suspense writer Laura McHugh. This is something I'd been looking forward to ever since a date was nailed down earlier this fall. I'm a bit shameless in my admiration of Laura's work, and my friends and family enjoy teasing me about … Continue reading Meeting a favorite author: Check!
Hey, fellow readers! I hope everyone's Monday is relatively drama-free thus far. This past weekend was both productive and enjoyable. I went out to dinner with my Jared and my mother-in-law on Friday. Saturday, I shopped with my mom for necessities and had some long-overdue mother-daughter time. Jared went shopping with his parents for World … Continue reading Weekend recap and some bookish goodness
The clock on this year's U.S. general election is winding down (thank God). But that's not the type of voting I'm here to talk about – although I hope all my fellow U.S. bloggers will participate in the election if they haven't already. For those of you who don't use Goodreads or just haven't been … Continue reading Rock the Goodreads vote
TGIF! My #FridayBookShare pick this week is one that I'm sure all of my friends and family are getting tired of hearing about, but I can't recall another recent read I've enjoyed and haven't shared so far on my blog. #FridayBookShare is the brain child of Shelley Wilson. Here's how it works: First line of … Continue reading #FridayBookShare: “Arrowood” by Laura McHugh