The Red Ribbon

So I've been out of town and have not blogged. And I'm not going to lie to you, it's been wonderful. Now I am a person that for work reasons is attached to my computer. I work on it all day and then there's this whole social media aspect because my boss is like the …

Origin by Dan Brown

This addition to my blog fits into this year's reading challenge category 'A Book Set in Another Country' and it is: Origin by Dan Brown  This is an addition to the series of books featuring fictional Harvard Professor of Symbology, Robert Langdon. Brown takes us to Spain, where Langdon arrives at the Guggenheim Museum in …

The Poet X

Okey Dokey! So it was a second before I blogged, I know it...but I'm still here.   I've been busy actually, writing...yes, I do that too, and one day I'll share something that's mine. But for now you get to read my witty somewhat sarcastic posts overlaid with a short dose of skepticism and dry …

The List!

Behold! Fellow readers from near and far! Now is the time to read, read, read! I mean to be fair, reading time is all the time. But it is in fact the beginning of a new year and it's time for a reading challenge!   Yayyyyy!!!!!    So, here's mine for the year! Thank you …

Adorable and on my New Children’s Picture Book Shelf

This one is lovely. It's a new publication and has just come out in February this year. It's for ages 4-8 years (or younger...or older) and looks like this: Written by  Amy June Bates (Author, Illustrator), Juniper Bates (co-author), you can get a copy here. There are just some books that are simply wonderful, and this is one of …

Fatal Throne

Here's a new book that I liked a lot and I think you will too! I grabbed a copy at TLA this year and I was able to catch a couple of the authors in a panel I went too (very informative one at that, about writing historical fiction). (Authors Candace Fleming and Linda Sue …

Brave

Awwwwwwww     Awwwwwwwww     .........     Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Just read this lovely book by Stacy McAulty and illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff called Brave. It's for preschoolers to third graders and it came out in October of 2017 (so I'm just seeing it now months after it's come out, but you can't catch them all …