My Path From Food Blogger to Cookbook Author

If you ask nearly any food blogger out there, they'll tell you one of their biggest dreams is to write a cookbook! But any food blogger who has written a cookbook will most likely tell you the reality of writing a cookbook is way different than the dream. ...more

12 of My Favorite Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Editor's Note: Watching kids getting deep into books is always a treat. And seeing them get excited to learn or laugh -- or both! -- about holidays like Thanksgiving is pretty high up there, too. This NaBloPoMo piece offers up some great choices for children's books about Thanksgiving. It was originally published on November 15. --Nicole ...more

The Hillary Paradox: Q&A With Editor Joanne Bamberger

Does the mere mention of the name Hillary Clinton turn you into a gushing fan girl? Or does it make you grind your teeth? When it comes to the only female Democratic presidential candidate, there's no shortage of opinions. Joanne Bamberger, whom many in the BlogHer community may know as PunditMom, has been closely following the former Secretary of State and First Lady since her 2008 bid for the White House and has edited an anthology of 28 essays by women who span the political spectrum....more
She's been in politics a long time and so we can see her warts. Well, I'll take them. She will ...more

Illusion vs. Reality

I have been reading Don Quixote and one thing is for sure: this book is about illusion vs. reality, which is a human dilemma through and through. At first, I saw myself in Don Quixote. Now, I see other people in him. Events in different people's lives can be a certain way in their minds, when the reality is completely different.What does all this have to do with homeschooling?...more

Georgette Heyer-These Old Shades

The most wonderfully written books, ever! There is just something about Georgette Heyer and her style of writing. The perfect heroes, stoic, strong, chivalrous, honorable… heroes who demand your full attention and get it! :)...more
Now I want to pull my Heyers off the shelf and have a reading binge.more

Six Romantic Places to visit in The UK for Literature Lovers

The United Kingdom has produced some of the most beautiful words ever written, by some of the most iconic and memorable Writers. It is no wonder therefore that there are so many corners of our little island touched by a literary hand. Our literature and places are intertwined in that we cannot help but envision a city, a village or a stretch of hillside through the eyes of the Writer’s who immortalised them within their work.  ...more

Best Book Gifts for Moms With a Bent Sense of Humor.

Fair Warning: This post is almost completely affiliate links. Not that anyone cares, but the feds say you have to announce that stuff, right? So there it is....more
marciasflawless , I was reading my husband excerpts from "Go the F**k to Sleep", and we were ...more

Book Review: Warren the 13th

Come to the Warren for the illustrations, but stay for the story. Warren the 13th and the All Seeing Eye hits bookshelves today, and it's a must-give-gift for your book lovers this holiday season....more


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Charlotte Laws dishes on Sex Bomb Tom Jones and his new autobiography

Charlotte Laws does a brief Q and A about singer Tom Jones, his wife and his new autobiography, Over the Top and Back. Charlotte is an author and TV host, and she dated Tom from 1979–1982.   ...more

Time Traveling to Thanksgiving

"Get these pictures done so we can eat!"...more

Fighting Alliteracy with "Off The Shelfies"

 "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." ~Mark Twain (or someone else depending on who you believe on the internet)...more