Category: Just For Fun

Grab a Book and Read for National Book Lover’s Day

Grab a Book and Read for National Book Lover’s Day

Grab your favorite read and curl up to read in celebration of National Book Lover’s Day! Obviously, I review books regularly on this blog but I do so because I love them. Books transport you to other places, other worlds even. There is nothing like […]

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

I’m lucky. My parents are alive and quite healthy. They’re involved in my life and my kids’ lives. I talk to my Mom almost every day. But, it’s Father’s Day and I want to take the time to thank my Dad for being the best […]

Happy Golden Birthday to Maddox

Happy Golden Birthday to Maddox

Maddox (a.k.a. Sox) turns 11 years old today making this his Golden Birthday. I’m so proud of this kid and so pleased to celebrate him today! He’s a good sleeper. This kid slept through the night at just four weeks! He loves naps and snuggling […]

June Anticipated Releases

June Anticipated Releases

It’s June. That means summer break and for me, more time to READ. After all, there are so many awesome books to read, so few of them new releases. There are two definite winners this month and one potential. The Weight of Lies: A Novel by […]

Happy Birthday Autumn!

Happy Birthday Autumn!

Today is a big day as my daughter, Autumn, turns 12. To that end, I’m devoting this entire post to my kiddo, my reading buddy. She’s not usually girly, more a tomboy but she’s learning to blend the sides of herself. Still, she’s always been into science […]

Reading List Update

Reading List Update

I set a challenge for myself through Goodreads to read 125 books this year. I’m a bit behind that mark but I wanted to bring you all up to date on what I’ve read and what’s coming up at this point. You might notice there are […]

Most Anticipated New Releases of May 2017

Most Anticipated New Releases of May 2017

Well, May looks better than April did. Still, I’m bored with the selection of new releases. Everything sounds the same. Maybe people just suck at writing blurbs. I don’t know but, maybe this is why I prefer small press and indies. ** This post contains […]

Celebrating National Tell a Story Day

Celebrating National Tell a Story Day

It’s National Tell a Story Day so I’m here to tell you a story. I wrote this one recently though the idea took root a while back with a writing prompt – “write a story in which a pack of baseball cards is pivotal.” It’s […]

It’s National Haiku Poetry Day!

It’s National Haiku Poetry Day!

Who doesn’t love a good haiku?   What is a Haiku Poetry? According to Poets.org, a haiku contains seventeen syllables written in a 5/7/5 count. That’s right, it’s basically a three-line poem so poetry’s version of a short story. They’re all about preserving a moment […]

National Beer Day!

National Beer Day!

I’m pretty sure it’s no secret that I love beer. Not your run of the mill Bud or Miller, those are crap. I’m talking about the real deal, a craft brew with complex flavors and real color. I prefer dark brews, something like this one: […]

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