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]

One Last NaNoWriMo Attempt with Pants(ing)

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. Well, here I go again, down the same path of insanity, but this time I’m hoping for a different outcome than the last by changing up one little thing. Kind of. What is this path, you [Read On]

Secrets of the Chocolate House – a book review

If you like historical fiction and time-slip books, Paula Brackston’s Secrets of the Chocolate House is right up your alley! Many thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an advanced digital copy of the book. This review contains affiliate links, which if you click may generate a commission for me. I [Read On]

Book Review: Longing for a Cowboy Christmas

Bonus tour stop! Longing For A Cowboy Christmas is a sweet & (sometimes) spicy collection of historical romance stories with a Western twist. Each of the stories is set around the Christmas holidays but will be a delight at any time of year! I’m happy to be joining up with Lone Star Lit to share [Read On]

Exploring ORIGINS at the Perot Museum

Sitting in the Hoglund Foundation Theater at the Perot Museum yesterday, I listened as Professor Lee Berger explained that the discovery of Australopithceus sediba began with his then 9-year old’s comment: “Dad, I found a fossil.” That moment would eventually lead to this moment at Perot Museum of Nature and Science. They, in partnership with [Read On]

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]