How To Name Your Book Club

Howdy Bookworms! A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by the fabulous Annabel Smith and she asked what my most popular post of all time was. ...more
blogqueendiane Happy to help! If you need some specific suggestions, just drop me a line, Naming ...more

Why Adults Need Diverse Books Too

Why aren’t we reading more adult fiction by writers of color or about the non-white experiences? As much as the news outlets like to tout it, reading isn’t dead. At least once a week, a Facebook friend will ask for book recommendations. Social media has made reading more social. We share status updates about our current reads, rave about books we love, and even track our reading progress all through social media. ...more
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15 "Must Have" Books For The Perfect Childhood!

The other day my 22-year old daughter attended her first baby shower for a friend. When she asked me for some gift suggestions; having absolutely no idea that a sippy cup was not something found at a college frat party, it made me realize how long it had been since I'd been to a baby shower.  It got me to thinking about my "go to" baby gifts from years ago and it made me nostalgic for my own babies. ...more
Love your list.  My kids received books at their showers too.  Often the books were titled with ...more

How To Name Your Book Club

Howdy Bookworms! A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by the fabulous Annabel Smith and she asked what my most popular post of all time was. ...more
blogqueendiane Happy to help! If you need some specific suggestions, just drop me a line, Naming ...more

Why Adults Need Diverse Books Too

Why aren’t we reading more adult fiction by writers of color or about the non-white experiences? As much as the news outlets like to tout it, reading isn’t dead. At least once a week, a Facebook friend will ask for book recommendations. Social media has made reading more social. We share status updates about our current reads, rave about books we love, and even track our reading progress all through social media. ...more
skyekilaen Thanks for sharing!more

Recent Reads {Summer 2014}

I've been really into reading lately, and had a few books I can't seem to put down. Our library system has a great selection of ebooks, and I've been reserving them on a regular basis so I always have some reading material. Unfortunately, my system has now backfired on me and I have 6 books to read in the next 3 weeks! I always love seeing what other people read and enjoyed, so I thought I'd share my recent reads with you!...more

Am I the Last Person to Read This?

Hello there! I have just reviewed a book that touched me so deep in my heart, for so many reasons. It's not a new release (is it possible I'm the last person to read it?) but I hope you'll track it down and read it anyway. It is truly nourishing in so many ways.The Secret Life of Bees  by Sue Monk Kidd. A modern classic.Here is my full review, I'd love you to click over and share your thoughts!http://lazywmarie.com/the-secret-life-of-bees-a-very-long-personal-book-...Lessons learned, dreams fulfilled, adventures shared...more

Why I Wrote CORE PUNCH

A girl. A guy. A bad something. And a great big storm....more

Spiritual Misfit: A Memoir of Uneasy Faith - Book Review

Michelle DeRusha's book, Spiritual Misfit:A Memoir of Uneasy Faith, is as open, engaging, and honest. The topic of spirituality in today's culture and society has become more open than it once was, so I think this book is a great place to begin a conversation. In the book, she discusses her entire path, all parts of it. From when she attended religious services out of duty, to her pure avoidance of the topic altogether, marrying someone with faith, and the slow walk to where she is today....more

Dakota Gold by Karen Wilson

  Title: Dakota GoldAuthor: Karen WilsonPublisher: iUniversePages: 80Genre: BiographyFormat: Ebook...more

It's Your Decision by Ed Grizzle

 Title: It’s Your DecisionAuthor: Ed GrizzlePublisher: iUniversePages: 128Genre: Family Relationships/ParentingFormat: Ebook...more

Writing Day 1

Today is very important. Today I will be starting towards a goal of daily writing. Not a journal dialogue but an actual novel.As the parent of tween girl, I have become oncreasingly aware that there is a limited number of age appropriate books that don't involve a romantic interest.  As women we always say we don't need a guy but we are inundated with it daily. Even in music....more
Good Luck with your daily writing! I read the War of Art by Stephen Pressfield and have been ...more