Top Ten Favorite Books From The Last 3 Years

Top Ten Tuesday Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years...more
Thank you, great suggestions. I am always looking for great books. Cheers! Kary more

They Start As Girls: Picture Books with Strong Female Characters

(Contains affiliate links) It always happens the same way: I return a book just a month or two too late, or I lose one lousy book out of 23, and suddenly a trip to the library doesn't seem quite as fun. So we've been hanging out with our books at home lately. ...more
Great list! I am always looking for new books for our 3 year old granbaby who loves books just ... more

Recipe: Homemade Green Tortillas With Spinach and Cilantro

These tortillas have some spinach for color and a bit of cilantro. It's just the right amount of surprising flavor. You must try and see for yourself. ...more
I tried my hand at flour tortillas and they were more like roof tiles:) I am going to give this ... more

Predictions! 7 Food Trends That Will Be SO HOT in 2015

After reading all the reports predicting the food trends of 2015, I realized what the food world really needs: me. After all, I wrote two whole articles on food blogger trends that should die already. ...more
Still laughing here...great post. I would tell you about a great Absinthe bar in New Orleans; ... more

Building Vocabulary: 2015 Hump Day Book Club Reading List

Happy Friday!...more
Hi Lauren, Love your post and the book covers, I need to do this! I recently posted our book ... more

What's On Your Workout Playlist?

It's the time of year when I sit down and reassess my fitness goals. What do I want to accomplish this year? How am I going to meet my goals? What is my motivation? I don't know the answers to all of those questions right now so I'm doing something I do well—I'm procrastinating. I decided to make a new workout playlist but I'm not especially good at making playlists. I reached out to the BlogHer Editors for help. Here are some of our favorite workout songs....more
Currently dancing, working out and really loving the Soundtrack from Guardians of the Galaxy, ... more

Challenge Yourself to Read Diverse Books in 2015

It's time for diversity! I've been wanting to start my own reading challenge and I've finally done it! Let's ring in 2015 with a reading challenge that celebrates the multicultural reader and challenges the status quo. Presenting An Unconventional Librarian's 2015 Diversity Reading Challenge! #DiversityReadingChallenge ...more
Great challenge, our book club does try and select a variety of books, however we are always ... more

10 Great Gift Suggestions for Book Lovers

You would think that people who love books would be easy to shop for but that's not always the case. They love to read but do you always know which books they've read or that they want to read? Probably not. Gift cards for bookstores are always appreciated by a book lover (really!) but sometimes you want to go beyond the gift card. Here are some suggestions for the book lover in your life that are (mostly) not books. ...more
Thanks Karen, all great suggestions! I love my nook, but there is nothing like a beautifully ... more

Action Alert! Stop the Monsanto Rider.

  Action Alert: Stop the Monsanto rider!Please take action today! This just in. From a morning e-mail on Wednesday, March 13, 2013: The biotech industry has again inserted a dangerous provision into the Continuing Resolution ("CR") that is about to be voted on by the U.S. Senate....more
@elaineR.N.  Ditto! Sorry I missed this last week. more

The Pros and Cons of Being Over 50

I'm getting old and there's no mistaking it. I don't like it much, not the physical part of getting old anyway. I don't mind much the life experiences I've had that come with living a full life, but this aging thing bites....more
@KarenLynnn  ok put my glasses on and I need a manicure.... :) more