• Little Lovely Things


    Book Review: Little Lovely Things

    I just finished the novel Little Lovely Things and am here today to review it for you guys. Little Lovely Things is told from a few different points of view. When the novel begins, Claire, a medical resident is married with two young daughters trying to juggle life. Her husband, Glen, is a teacher and on the morning that this whole story kicks off he is off to work and Claire is taking the kids to drop them off at daycare on her way to work. Not feeling well, Claire does what most working mothers do – she is determined to power through it because there is no time to be sick. While…

  • Barbie Forever


    Barbie Forever

    Did you play with Barbies when you were young? I wasn’t huge in to Barbies – but I wasn’t really in to toys or dolls in general so it’s nothing against Barbie. Nonetheless, I did own a few Barbies and was gifted a Barbie Dream House for my birthday or Christmas one year when I was probably in kindergarten. I remember playing with a family friend’s Barbie house and she had an elevator in hers (not battery operated, but a pulley system) and I thought it was amazing! Mine did not have an elevator (so sad) but it was still really nice. So even though I didn’t play a whole…

  • Father Divine's Bikes


    Book Review: Father Divine’s Bikes

    Okay, I know I often say that my book reviews are a long time coming because my “to be read” list is ever-growing – much faster than I’m able to keep up with! Well, this one is for real a very long time overdue. I actually legitimately completely forgot about it! I keep a list of books to be read and it wasn’t on my list and to top it off I accidentally put it with books I had already read. I only realized this when I was packing up boxes from my townhouse for my move! Then, I was like “wait, I never read this”. What’s even stranger is I…

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    Book Review: Arrows of Fire

    The book I’m sharing with you today is Arrows of Fire by Marlen Suyapa Bodden. If you like history, then this one may be of interest to you. I love history so I found the topic really interesting, a little sad, and actually a bit of mixed emotions about the topic. The book is basically about Spain invading Mexico and the war between the Spanish and the native Mexicans. Montezuma vs. Cortes. I don’t know a lot about Mexican history – like at all. I guess I never really thought about it. I’ve been to Mexico twice before and both times I did visit Mayan ruins. I know there were also…

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    Book Review: Seven at Sea

    When I was sent the synopsis to Seven at Sea , I thought it sounded so intriguing. The book is written by Erik and Emily Orten – a husband and wife who, along with their 5 kids, learned how to sail and after a few years decided to buy a boat and spend 10 months living on the water sailing to the Caribbean and back. A New York family who decided to learn to sail, leave their city life behind, and live on a cramped boat for 10 months. What?! They take turns writing sections of chapters or chapters themselves and tell everything from traveling to the British Virgin Islands to improve…

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    August 2019 Favorites

    August was so crazy and busy that it felt like a really long month, but at the same time I can’t believe it’s actually September. In August I went to San Francisco for a week, had to wear my glasses for 2 weeks, had a birthday, went to see Backstreet Boys , had my first session of the Vbeam laser on my face, went back to work, got in to and moved out of my townhouse. That is a lot of things! All in one month! Since I am exhausted from all the packing this weekend, let’s get right to my favorites in August. I’ll try to make it quick!…

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    Book Review: Countdown America

    Do you like spy dramas? I do! I love spy movies, tv shows, and books. When I was younger (and let’s face it, still to this day) I thought it would be so cool to be a spy. Go on adventures, be stealthy, fight bad guys, use super cool gadgets. With that being said, I couldn’t pass up reading Countdown America when it was offered to be sent to me. In the novel, Isabella is a former CIA field agent turned Chief Supervisor. Her late husband was also a CIA agent and now her 6 year old twins and her mom are her world. Things are going great; Isabella just got promoted…

  • Apocalypse Five


    Book Review: Apocalypse Five

    It seems like every book review I post lately starts with saying it’s long overdue, but it’s true! I’m so grateful I get sent so many books for my consideration, especially because I love reading and I hope to be a writer myself one day, but I get so backed up with books that I constantly have a pile to get through. So with that being said, this book review has been a long time coming haha. Apocalypse Five is the first book in a new series Archive of the Fives, a dystopian novel of sorts. It reminds me a little of The Hunger Games and a little of Ender’s Game. Here is the…

  • Ever Alice


    New Book: Ever Alice & Author Q&A

    Ever Alice is a new book that was just released on August 1st. I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to read and while I haven’t gotten to read it yet I do have a synopsis and q&a with the author for you! Ever Alice, by H.J. Ramsay, “follows 15-year-old Alice’s life in an insane asylum, as she desperately tries to prove that the adventures she experienced in Wonderland were real. When she finally begins to accept her diagnosis as “mad,” the White Rabbit brings her back down the Rabbit Hole to have her kill the Queen of Hearts, who is beheading anyone she deems suspect as a traitor, including…

  • Dorothy & the Glass Key


    Dorothy and the Glass Key – Author Q&A

    New book alert! Dorothy and the Glass Key. Well, new to me at least. It’s been out for a few months now but I was recently sent the book. As I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, this isn’t a book review, but I’m going to give you a synopsis of the surrealist fantasy novel and a Q&A with author Christopher J. Finn. Dorothy and the Glass Key follows 14-year-old Dorothy Olston. Dorothy had to grow up fast when her father’s alcohol-induced carelessness resulted in a house fire that claimed her mother’s life. Shortly after, Dorothy finds a new life on her uncle’s farm in Florida…but that doesn’t last for long. Flash…