Are You There Judy?

Okay girls. I've got a question for you.What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Ralph? ---If you just chuckled, blushed and reverted back to your 13 year old self, you must have been a big fan of Judy Blume books. Like most girls who grew up in the 70's and 80's, I was obsessed. ...more

Sherlock Holmes Reading Challenge

@Denise I know! I have a large TBR pile as well. A couple Sherlock books amongst them. :)more

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs; Gigantic Meatball Meatloaf Recipe

The Sanitation Department gave up. The job was too big. Everyone feared for their lives. They couldn't go outside most of the time. Many houses had been badly damaged by giant meatballs, stores were boarded up and there was no more school for the children.So a decision was made to abandon the town of Chewandswallow.It was a matter of survival.-Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, Judi and Ron Barrett...more

Jane Austen Drinking a Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino

I know, I know. Caramel. Crunch. Or maybe it's the Mocha Cookie Crumble that has your number. No doubt Jane Austen would have gone for the crunch rather than, say, Hume's multi-volume History of England, and where would we be now? If Scott wouldn't have made the decision on his own, Zelda would have insisted that last $5 be spent for a Mocha Cookie Crumble rather than A Farewell to Arms. If Beatrix Potter had had to pass by the Tazo Iced Green Tea Latte ......more
I love the cover of The Wednesday Daughters.more

It Begins Again...

First thing this morning, I got myself in gear and headed to school.  I was at the bookstore by 7:30 to pick up my books for the summer semester!I can't believe my break is almost over.  I feel like I didn't accomplish half of what I wanted to do and I'm still trying to fit in time for something fun! ...more
@Denise They should be!!  I'm already looking forward to the break between the summer and fall ...more

Celebrate Children's Book Week with Artemis Fowl's Vegetarian Spring Rolls

Butler prepared them a meal. Nothing fancy. Vegetarian spring rolls, followed by mushroom risotto with creme caramel to finish. Mulch opted for a bucket of diced worms and beetles, sauteed in a rainwater and moss vinaigrette.-Artemis Fowl and The Eternity Code, Eoin Colfer...more

what i love wednesday {No. 11} life changing read

 there are a handful of books that have changed my life.thi...more

Better Than Good: “The Great Gatsby”

Film Review by Maggie Hames...more

Books For Toddlers: What Are Your Favorites?

One of the wonderful things -- and curses -- of living in the desert is the quiet. So much quiet. The wind is fierce, the air is dry and the summers are hot. This week, the temperatures are pushing 100 degrees -- a hint of what's to come. Our swamp cooler kicks on at random times during the day and I have to park under trees and stretch a shade across the windshield.There aren't many toddler classes in town, the city is shutting down its only public pool for lack of resources and it's getting too hot to go to the park....more
There is a series of "How does a dinosaur..." that are my favorites to read, and it's a bonus ...more

Kiss Chronicles eBook Release

I would like to introduce you to ... no wait, that’s not it. I would like to announce that ... no, ugh, that just sounds wrong. I hereby declare, er, proclaim, um ... well, I didn’t think it could get worse, but it did.Hmm. I hope you’ll excuse me. I’m a fresh new author, and I’m still working on finding just the right way to say that....more
@KarenLynnn THANK YOU! Now that's a righteous echo! And I so hope you enjoy the book.more