Tis Wedding Season!

Even if it's a fictional wedding in a book! There's weddings abound in Ransom My Heart by Princess Mia Thermopolis and Meg Cabot. I'm officially up to Chapter 18 now, and there has been two weddings that have occurred in six chapters!...more

Loki's Wolves

I finished reading an unexpectedly great book the other day.  I was doing so much cooking lately that I had to post the recipes first.  Now I am finally getting around to this book review that I have been meaning to write....more

My Love Affair with Books

I love books.   Book stores, libraries, or any place that sells an enormous selection of books is my version of Disneyland  New books, old books, long books, or short books, I love them all.My parents always encouraged reading.  So much that my brother and I wound up in a local newspaper for having read the most books.  I couldn't tell you if I started reading early or late, what I do know is I have never stopped....more

My Marriage is Doomed and Other Lessons from Author Gretchen Rubin’s Talk

Photo credit: Amy Pinard PhotographyI have realized a problem with my marriage. Yep. While seeing one of my favorite authors, Gretchen Rubin, speak the other night, I learned a possible reason for why my husband and I drive each other crazy in certain cases....more

Reading is Good for the Heart and Soul


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Maybe I Really Am Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed Like the Authors in this New Anthology...and That's Okay

There's an overlooked back alley of the "Mommy Wars" that doesn't involve mommies, but is directly impacted by the embattled culture. Though women are no longer raising broods of children in heels and pearls, societal expectations exist to the point that couples who choose to forgo parenthood are barraged with questions and expected to explain their decision. ...more

Women, Words and Wine

JanetHaggettUnderwood  Well, thanks for taking the time to find me :) I truly appreciate it! If ...more