Review: Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter

@Karen Ballum I definitely enjoyed the story more when it the danger became more real for them, ...more

Review: Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter

@Karen Ballum The narrator does a really good job at the teen age voice, for sure.more

Review: Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

A Great Ride

When we were engaged to be married, Honey and one of his buddies (let’s call him Jimbo, since that’s his name) decided to attend another buddy’s graduation from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.  We were in Texas.  So travel arrangements had to be made.Now, Honey & I were both okay financially, but he was still a full-time student, so he was not so okay that he could swing a plane ticket, and Jimbo was also a student, or intended to be a student, or pretended to be a student, depending on the day.  So air travel was out....more

Armchair Travel: Living Vicariously Through Others

While I consider myself incredibly lucky that we are on vacation this week, there have been plenty of summers where I've done all my traveling while sitting on my couch and reading. Through books I've lived vicariously through others and travel memoirs are some of my favorite books to read. Whether you are going on vacation or just dreaming of travel, here are a few armchair travel reading suggestions to get you through the summer. ...more
I love travel books, but haven't read nearly enough of them. I lean more towards books like Bill ...more

You Wouldn't Guess This About Me, Would You?

On a dare from my buddy Linda Anselmi, who has already risen to Suzie Ivy aka Bad Luck Detective's challenge on her own blog, I am sharing a list of ten things you might not guess about me, since I strike people as pretty earnest.  They should only know how much I love defying expectations and being surprised by something new.  Here is the photographic evidence of behavior number one:...more
 @motherofnine9  Yeah, yeah, I know.  I look like trouble...never a dull moment.  :)more

Belated Mother’s Day Adventure: The Golden Gate Bridge

My belated Mother’s Day present, in this case, was definitely better late than never!  My mom and I made plans to walk the Golden Gate Bridge by taking the ferry. I thought it was an awesome idea!...more
 @Tistypoalotamis Ah, I could go for a Margarita right about now.   :)more

A Salad

I’ve spent the last two days inside my tiny apartment nursing a stubborn cold.  In my bedroom rather.  I guess they are one in the same really.  I’ve spent a lot of time in this room.  It has served as my bedroom, our living room, our dining room, and a guest bedroom.  My walls are covered in postcards from our travels, inspirational quotes rewritten in my favorite calligraphy pen and the four-foot words HAPPY BDAY, Collin’s contribution to my special day last fall.  When we first arrived these walls were blank, an off-white zigzag patterned nothingness with br...more

Will ARROW Be Fall's TV Adventure to Watch?

[Click here to view original post.]Happy Friday, everyone!Caught within the chaos that is the end of the school year, I’m just stopping in with a short one today. My friend passed along a clip that kicked off a great second-to-last day of work, so I wanted to share it with you. It’s a preview for the CW’s new fall show, Arrow, and it looks rather intriguing!...more