Book Review: The Gryphon Heist by James R Hannibal

Hold on to your hats, because The Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal was unputdownable! I haven’t picked up a spy novel in a long time, and this one did NOT disappoint! I’m excited to be sharing another great book on a Lone Star Lit Book Blog Tour; many thanks to the author for providing [Read On]

MG Book Review: The Benefits of Being an Octopus

My brain is usually a bit of a hot mess. I have texts I thought I sent, things I put in a safe place only to promptly forget where I stashed it – and apparently, books I reviewed everywhere (Goodreads, Amazon, NetGalley) EXCEPT for my blog. The Benefits of Being an Octopus was one such [Read On]

Must-Read MG Book: Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee

My daughter came home from school one day, slamming her backpack on the kitchen table in frustration. “They go ON AND ON about bullying at school, but they never tell people how to deal with it. They need to move past the “don’t bully” crap, because kids do it anyway, and teach us how to [Read On]

Ten Things That Make Me Stupidly Happy

Kat Bouska 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]

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]

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]

On Wings Of Silence – Book Tour & Guest Post

I love author guest posts, and today’s guest post from Dede Fox, author of On Wings of Silence: Mexico ’68 does not disappoint. In it, she shares her advice for emerging writers. Big fun! Learn more about her book, written beautifully in verse and based on/inspired by the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre, and enter our giveaway [Read On]

The Little Teashop On Main – Book Blog Tour & Review

THE LITTLE TEASHOP ON MAINbyJodi Thomas Genre: Contemporary Literary Fiction / Coming of AgePublisher: HQNPublication Date: May 7, 2019Number of Pages: 336 pages Scroll down for the giveaway! A rainy-day ritual—a tea party between three little girls—becomes the framework of not only their friendship, but their lives. Blonde, curly-haired Zoe is openhearted, kind and free-spirited, [Read On]

Cookbook Review: 20 Recipes Kids Should Know

I must confess, while I’m always happy to see book mail, my equally bookish daughter is tickled when books aimed at her demographic land at my front door. When I received my copy of 20 Recipes Kids Should Know from the authors’ publicists for review*, she quickly snatched it up and was marking recipes she’d [Read On]

Book Review: Silent Lee and the Adventure of the Side Door Key

Today I’m reviwing Silent Lee and the Adventure of the Side Door Key. It is an interesting middle-grade fantasy book with a quirky heroine and equally quirky sidekick. Many thanks to Alex Hiam and Smith Publicity, who provided a copy of the book for review purposes. This post also contains affiliate links. Silent Lee and [Read On]