Reading Focus for May ~ Historical Fiction

My week has not gone at all as planned. After a relapse with my root canal and what seems to be a lot of ear congestion due to allergies, I’ve been pretty run down. Hopefully I’m now completely one the mend. While I only got one review written this week, it’s almost May and I […]

Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke ~ Audiobook Review

Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke Weinstein Books ~ October 13, 2015 ~ 264 pages Blackstone Audio ~ narrated by Dick Van Dyke ~ 5 hours 20 minutes I picked up this audiobook at my local public library as it was nominated for an Audie Award in the Autobiography/Memoir category, which I’m judging for Armchair Audies. I’ve liked Dick Van Dyke as […]

The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell Touchstone ~ March 1, 2016 ~ 352 pages 2016 has been a great year for new releases. I couldn’t hold out after seeing so many great reviews of this novel about the last living member of the Brontë family. After getting a gift card, I picked up the eBook. Unlike most […]

Immaculate Heart by Camille DeAngelis

Immaculate Heart by Camille DeAngelis St. Martin’s Press ~ March 22, 2016 ~ 304 pages Reading format: Review copy provided by the publisher for consideration “Sometimes I think people are only trying to convince themselves. Go to Mass, and if you look round, you can tell their hearts aren’t in it. They cling to belief, but they’re […]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Week 2

In an attempt to get my book blogging life back up and running more regularly, I decided to add a weekly meme or two to my schedule. I like the idea of this meme because it focuses on what you’re reading and I can make that as quick as a bulleted list or embellish as […]

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer ~ Audiobook Review

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer Published by: Grand Central Publishing Published on: November 11, 2014 Page Count: 352 Genre: Non-Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook checked out from my local library via Overdrive Audiobook Published by: Hachette Audio Narrator: Amanda Palmer Audiobook Length: 11 hours 27 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook […]

The Tomb that Ruth Built by Troy Soos ~ Audiobook Review

The Tomb that Ruth Built by Troy Soos Audiobook Published by: A Common Mode Narrator: Johnny Heller Audiobook Length: 6 hours 39 minutes Genre: Mystery My Reading Format: Audiobook review copy provided to me for consideration by the narrator. Available Formats: Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the Publisher: The Roaring Twenties: America is dancing […]

Grand Canyon Extravaganza

Last week was a big week for my family. My youngest sister, LeeAnn, works at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. LeeAnn, an experiencer of life who got back from a trip to see Machu Pichu in early March, has already worked there for four years. I decided we needed to make […]


Recently I discovered Litsy, a new social media app for readers. It’s similar to Instagram and is in many ways as interesting to me as Twitter used to be. The app is in its infancy, but it allows users to post a review, quote, or a quote from a book. You can upload your own […]

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg Published by Scout Press Published on August 25, 2015 293 Pages Summary from the Publisher On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter’s fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, […]