Happy Book Lover’s Day!

We hope you are celebrating National Book Lover’s Day curled up with one of your favorite books!  This week we shared some our favorites from childhood to contemporary fiction. One company that is going all out to celebrate the day is Casper, a company dedicated to “better sleep from a better mattress.”  They know that reading … Continue reading

Our Favorite Nightstand Books

On Tuesday, we posted about Our Kids’ Favorite Bedtime Stories in anticipation for National Book Lover’s Day.  One company that is going all out to celebrate the day is Casper, a company dedicated to “better sleep from a better mattress.”  They know that reading a good book is so much better than counting sheep (they’ve got a … Continue reading

Our Kids’ Favorite Bedtime Stories

Did you know that Sunday, August 9 is National Book Lover’s Day? In anticipation of celebrating bookworms across the land, I asked friends and family about their favorite bedtime stories – titles read to their children and their favorite books from their own childhood. Today we are spotlighting what kids request at night (in some cases, every night), … Continue reading

Thank You Translators!

So – what follows below is very unlike my usual blog posts about new releases and giveaways… some random thoughts on the Power of Translating literature and my new found appreciation of the people who make it happen: Recently, a friend and I discussed the different types of colleges and universities.  We debated all the options: two-year, … Continue reading

Fiction: A Radicle Idea

I recently shared that I am trying my new Writer hat on for size.  There is a certain story I want to tell, but I don’t quite know how it goes just yet.  It has taken me a while to realize that not only is this okay, it’s expected.  The vast majority of novels begin as … Continue reading

Putting on My Writer Hat

Like most humans (especially the female ones), I wear many hats in life. Wife. Mother. Daughter. Friend,  Employee. Volunteer. Blogger.  For about a year, I have flirted with the idea of putting on the Writer hat – I have always wanted one, actually. A tiny book idea is being coaxed into the open where it can mature.   … Continue reading

Must Read: Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

Before I begin my public declaration of love for this book, I have to share something special that happened to me: On April 1, 2014, I was certain some friends hacked into my WordPress account to orchestrate an April Fool’s Day prank of epic proportions: the site had logged over 200 page views before Noon EST.  This … Continue reading

Tending to my #TBR pile

A few weeks ago, I decided to slow down on the New Release promos, book review requests and author spotlights so I could move a few books from my To Be Read pile to my Read pile.  *See my #blogbreak post for more information. In 2 weeks, I have read 6 novels that I have … Continue reading


I have been blogging for 9 months, and recently it occurred to me that I couldn’t read several books on my TBR list because I had committed to review other new releases.  I have read some really great stuff, and I am still in shock that websites, authors, publishers and agents send me FREE BOOKS … Continue reading


Talk about your First World problems… About seven months ago, I decided to start a book blog, and it has been a wonderful addition to my life – I love it.  Well, I love about 97% of it.  There are a few aspects of blogging that make me cringe a bit. I recently came clean … Continue reading