Starting Over Again

Change begins when we decide we need to change ourselves. What happened to us does not define us. Who we choose to become as a result of everything that has ever happened to us, that’s up to us. We hold that power to become better than we were yesterday.

How to Read MORE Books

Are you someone who wants to read more books? Whether it’s just one book a month or 200 books a year, I am going to share today how I work towards my reading goals.

REVIEW: How Quickly She Disappears

The Dry meets Silence of the Lambs in this intoxicating tale of literary suspense set in the relentless Alaskan landscape about madness and obsession, loneliness and grief, and the ferocious bonds of family …

Book Review: Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me

What if you (a writer) finally got everything you ever dreamed of? The 7-digit book deal, book tour, love, and fame. But what happens when your Cinderella peasant girl life meets your fairy tale princess? Which do you choose?

Book Review: Serpent & Dove

Serpent & Dove is an incredible new debut from author Shelby Mahurin. This YA tale about witches and the church will leave you wanting more in this new series.

We Need to Talk About ARCs

ARCs. We need to talk about ARCs. Advance Reader Copies. For all of the Bookstagrammers and Book Bloggers out there, please pay attention.

Six Ingredients PLUS Easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Six Sisters’ Stuff has done it again. They’ve released a new cookbook that requires six ingredients or less. Many of the recipes are super easy and very delicious. I always…

Book Review: The Whisper Man

“The Whisper Man” will have you at the edge of your seat. It was so scary and creepy, it genuinely scared me. A must read for lovers of scary tales.

There’s a Book of the Month for YA Lovers, PLUS How to Become an Affiliate

For all of those who love books and subscription boxes, Book of the Month just recently launched a spin-off just for YA lovers called Book of the Month YA. I’ve…

Book Review: The Lady in the Coppergate Tower

Oh, boy! Do I have a treat for you today. In celebration of “The Lady in the Coppergate Tower” release, I am giving away an ARC (advance reader copy) of…

Book Review: Searching for Sylvie Lee & The Night Tiger

I decided to focus on reading books that speak to me. Today, I am reviewing “Searching for Sylvie Lee” and “The Night Tiger.”

Today’s Book Deals from Barnes & Noble

Since I announced I will no longer be sending book sales to Amazon, [Amazon is Selling Counterfeit Books] I reached out to other retailers to see if we could form…

What I Read in June: 10 Books and 3 Graphic Novels

I usually find the month following the Book Expo to be the time when I read more books than I normally would read. June was no exception. I decided to…

Book Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern is a Masterpiece

Erin Morgenstern’s second novel “The Starless Sea” is due to be released on November 5, 2019. Her debut, “The Night Circus,” came out in 2011 to much acclaim. It’s taken her eight years to deliver her follow-up, and after reading “The Starless Sea,” I have to say that it was worth the wait.

Here are Your Book Deals for Today

Hey Bookworms! I have some book deals for you today. Today’s deals come from Books-A-Million.

Amazon is Selling Counterfeit Books

In another big exposé, the New York Times reports that Amazon is selling counterfeit and plagiarized books…and they don’t care. People may think that there is nothing wrong with buying…

5 Ways to Get Free Ebook ARCs

Yesterday’s post was about the Book Expo/Book Con. Today’s post is about getting free ebook ARCs electronically. To recap, ARCs are Advance Review Copies of books. These books are handed…

What is the Book Expo/Book Con?

I received a lot of questions regarding the Book Expo last week and I am going to try to explain this as best as I can. Here is the difference between the Book Expo and the Book Con.

Book Review: Daisies and Devotion

If you love Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, you will enjoy the latest novel from Josi S. Kilpack. “Daisies and Devotion” is the second book in the Mayfield Family Series.

What I Read in May and Content Warnings

These 9 titles featured may inspire your next read. Also announcing what’s new in the book review department and an intro to the Content Warning system.

Tasty Tuesday: Summer Garden Pasta from The Peach Truck

For those who love peaches, I have a new cookbook to recommend to you. Due to be released on June 25, 2019 is The Peach Truck Cookbook. In this book,…

April Reads to Escape Into

I am a little late getting these reviews up. It all started with reading a horrible book.  I rarely if ever give 1 star reviews, but this book received my…

Book Review: Seven at Sea

Ever feel like taking a chance in life and leaving your comfort zone for the great unknown?  Erik and Emily Orton decided to do just that.  They left their lives in New York City behind to spend a year on a sailboat with their five children and they tell their story in “Seven at Sea.”

Curated Library: Waiting for Fitz Book Review

It is rare I come across a novel that astounds me.  That moment is so rare, I can probably count how many times that has happened to me on one…

Book Review: A Monster Like Me

What if you had a tumor on your face?  That’s what young Sophie has, a hemangioma (a benign tumor birthmark) on her face.  People stare at her, so she tries…

Book Review: Healing Hearts

For all of those lovers out there who need a little bit of Valentine’s Day reading, I would like to introduce you to “Healing Hearts”

What I Read in 2018 – All 84 Books

My 2018 New Year’s Resolution was to read 100 books.  I did not accomplish that goal this year.  I was 16 books short.  The prior year, I read only 64…

Apple Spiced Ham – Make This for the Holidays

Once you try this new twist on the classic ham, you will never go back to any other kind of ham. Try this Apple Spiced Ham recipe this holiday.

Book Review: Christmas by Accident

“Christmas by Accident” comes at just the right time as the holidays approach. This book helps us to re-evaluate the decisions we are making, so that we can focus on the things that truly matter in this life. After all, isn’t that what the true power of Christmas is all about?

When Your Maine Coon is Allergic to Mosquitoes

Matthew Lucifer has had a rough couple of months. From saying goodbye to his sister to an emergency visit to the vet…these are the days in the life of a Perfectionist Wannabe Maine Coon.