Banning Books Silences Stories – Banned Books Week 2018

Banned Book Week 2018 runs September 23 – 29.  The 2018 theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in [Read On]

Book Review: The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes

Today I’m talking about the just-released middle grade adventure tale The Storm Runner by author J.C. Cervantes. I absolutely LOVED this story – which is the first installation in The Storm Runner series – so I’m happy to know there is more to come, even if I’m already impatient for the next book in the [Read On]

Instant Pot Taco Soup

I was first introduced to this recipe for taco soup by a lovely friend who brought it over after I’d had my first kiddo. She delivered it, still warm, in a giant Tupperware container. It was accompanied by a pan of fresh cornbread, pico di gallo from our local grocery deli and a few perfectly [Read On]

I Love the Perot Museum. Here’s what’s on for the 2018-2019 Season!

Readers will know that I am a huge fan of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, so I love to share what’s going on and encourage all my other other science junkies out there to visit this amazing place. There is a LOT of things happening in the months ahead for the [Read On]

A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano – Book Blog Tour & Review

Today I’m joining up with Lone Star Lit for another book blog tour featuring Joanna Davidson Politano’s sophomore release, A Rumored Fortune.  Along with my review I’m sharing a book trailer AND a giveaway that is begging you to curl up with a book, so be sure to enter before you go! A RUMORED FORTUNE [Read On]

Lone Star Book Blog Tour (and Giveaway): The Theory of Happily Ever After

I’m back after a hiatus from writing book reviews (I’ve been reading, reading, reading) and I’m very excited that I get to join up with Lone Star Lit and bring you Kristin Billerbeck’s latest book, The Theory of Happily Ever After. Just the cover makes me happy! I loved this book, so read on to [Read On]

Always Pee Before Airport Security

  There are 99 reasons I hate flying out of a certain airport, and 98 of them involve the inevitable flight delay we will encounter. Yesterday I added the 100th – the random security check that goes awry. When we left my son’s soccer camp in Charlottesville, Virginia for our drive to the airport, our [Read On]

I Had An Epiphany As I Left My Son At Soccer Camp

He gave me a distracted smile and said “see ya”. I stood in the open area between the college dorms as he walked away without another word, his soccer bag on his back. This wasn’t the first time we’ve dropped him off for soccer camp, and while he wanted me to help him make up [Read On]

Lone Star Book Blog Tour: Tangible Spirits by Becki Willis

Today I’m joining up once again with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to bring you a great paranormal thriller, Tangible Spirits, by author Becki Willis. We have plenty of fun things planned for this tour (including author videos and a great giveaway) so check out part one of our author video here and be sure [Read On]

Book Review: By the Book by Julia Sonneborn

I received By the Book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review, because I do these reviews for love of books.  This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the [Read On]