Ten Things That Make Me Stupidly Happy

Kat Aloncel has a prompt on her blog that asks for ten things that make you happy. It was a really appealing idea as there’s so much going on in the world right now that make me angry and sad. Note: I try not speak of those things because if you need to hear about [Read On]

Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M Martineau

Fans of adult fantasy (and mature YA readers) will enjoy Kingdom of Exiles by author Maxym M Martineau. Read on for more about this book which is the first of The Beast Charmer trilogy. Thanks to Sourcebooks and NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book. This post contains affiliate links. All [Read On]

Recursion by Blake Crouch – Book Review

The 2016 release of Dark Matter completely blew me away, but I think Blake Crouch topped that novel with Recursion. (And not just because he over-scienced my brain in Dark Matter.) Read on to find out why! Thanks to Crown Publishing and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review. This post also contains affiliate links. [Read On]

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune – Book Review

If you need a lovely escape, especially if you are a fan of magical realism, Roselle Lim’s debut novel Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune is a must read! Read on for why I loved this book so much! Netgalley and Berkely Publishing Group thoughtfully provided a copy for review purposes; this post contains [Read On]

Captain Fin by Amanda M Thrasher – Book Review

CAPTAIN FINbyAMANDA M. THRASHER based on a screenplay by Kevin James O’Neill  Genre: Young Adult / Adventure / FamilyPublisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix PressDate of Publication: May 1, 2019Number of Pages: 432 Scroll down for giveaway! Hannah Gunner, once a carefree child, is faced with secrets, lies, and betrayal. A life-changing event during her adolescent years forces [Read On]

Watermelon Granita

This morning I’m dreaming of the Outer Banks, fresh watermelons, and the watermelon granita I’d make because we were always overoptimistic about watermelons. (They are pretty irresistible.) Click here if you are impatient and need to jump straight to the recipe (and possibly miss out on my helpful commentary and humor). Every year as arrive [Read On]

I Need A Starbucks Name

While it’s a bit of a joke how Starbucks tends to butcher people’s names, it happened to me once again. I’m fairly certain I enunciated “JENN” rather clearly in expectation of the possibility, which is worse when you are in a crowded coffee shop.  As I chuckled about how Jenn ended up being “Karen”, I [Read On]

Bonnie and Clyde: Radioactive Book Review & Giveaway

It’s here! Radioactive is the third installment in the Bonnie and Clyde series by Clark Hays and Katherine McFall. You can catch my reviews of the first book Resurrection Road, here and Dam Nation, their second book, here. Thanks to the authors for providing me with an advance copy of the book for review purposes! [Read On]

Wooing Cadie McCaffrey – Book Review & Giveaway!

WOOING CADIE McCAFFREYbyBETHANY TURNER Genre: Christian Romance / HumorPublisher: Revell a division of Baker Publishing GroupDate of Publication: May 21, 2019Number of Pages: 352 Scroll down for giveaway! After four years with her boyfriend, Cadie McCaffrey is thinking of ending things. Convinced Will doesn’t love her in the “forever” way she loves him, Cadie believes it’s time for [Read On]

The Perot Museum Is a Cool DFW Summer Retreat!

Despite a few cold blips in the recent weather, it looks like Dallas weather is heating up, and if you’re a DFW parent, you’re looking for places to escape the hellish heat that will soon be upon us and keep the kids entertained. If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you know that one [Read On]