MG Book Review: Pippa Park Raises Her Game

It’s been far too long since I’ve reviewed a Middle-Grade book! While my almost fourteen-year-old is generally more interested in YA-aged fiction these days, Erin Yun’s appealing debut novel PIPPA PARK RAISES HER GAME strikes just the right notes to appeal to both MG and younger YA readers. Many thanks to Media Masters Publicity for [Read On]

Book Review: Ain’t Nobody Nobody by Heather Harper Ellett

It’s my first book blog tour of 2020 and I’m kicking it off with a doozy with Ain’t Nobody Nobody, a dark southern noir/mystery debut by author Heather Harper Ellett. Check it out, and enter our giveaway for a chance to win one of three copies of the book! Many thanks to the author and [Read On]

I Read 67 Books in 2019. (67-ish.)

Goodreads has reported that I read 67 books in 2019. This beats my goal of 50, so at least I can say I definitively kicked butt on ONE of my goals for 2019. (Let’s not talk about the others, which all involve writing.) I realized that this is NOT a complete list, as this list [Read On]

Santa Claus Bank Robbery

Looking for something different? Are you a true-crime or non-fiction fan? Well, look no further, because Tui Snider’s tale of the Santa Claus Bank Robbery is a fascinating, conversational dive into a West Texas bank robbery in 1927. Read on to learn more and enter our giveaway. SANTA CLAUS BANK ROBBERY A True-Crime Saga in [Read On]

Five Christmas Romances to Curl Up with this December

Confession: I find it difficult to get into Christmas novels when it’s (1) not even Thanksgiving and (2) it’s still 97º here in Texas. I was naughty. I waited until closer to Thanksgiving to begin to read these five lovely, uplifting Christmas romances and then share them with YOU in December, when you’re REALLY in [Read On]

Driver Survival Gift Basket

This shop was compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. What’s not mine alone is having a hard-to-buy-for teen or uncle, so read on for a creative and thoughtful gift basket idea for any driver in your family! I’m bringing back an older post because I love this one so [Read On]

DIY: Easy Christmas Countdown Chain

Kids love to count down the days until Christmas! There are many ways to do it, too. Perhaps you have an advent calendar (for which I JUST bought goodies to fill ours – a few hours after it should have been opened, but hey, no judgment, right?).  I needed something the kids can keep up with – [Read On]

Book Review: Why Stuff Matters by Jen Waldo

Why Stuff Matters is the second book written by author Jen Waldo. Her debut novel Old Buildings in North Texas was a funny, quirky, and slightly dark work of fiction that felt truly original (you can find my review here). This novel was a strong follow up to her first and did not disappoint – [Read On]

Book Blog Tour: A Texas Kind of Christmas by Jodi Thomas, Celia Bonaduce, and Rachael Miles

I’m a sucker for anthologies, particularly historical fiction, and A Texas Kind of Christmas did not disappoint! Take a closer look at this trio of stories from authors Jodi Thomas, Celia Bonaduce, and Rachel Miles – and check out our giveaway at the end! I was provided a copy of the book for review purposes; [Read On]

On Accomplishments, Goals, and Donuts

On the internet, the question has been (repeatedly) raised: “There’s only ONE MONTH left in the decade. What are your accomplishments? “ This question has been weighing on my mind, and perhaps if it had been worded differently, as in “what have you done” versus “what are your accomplishments”, it wouldn’t niggle at me so [Read On]