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Great May Reads, Beautiful Ruins, and the Audiobook of the Year Category

For various reasons, this has been a long, long week. When I twice mistook Tuesday for Wednesday before I left the house that morning it felt like Friday would never arrive. Alas it finally has and then I remembered that my daughters have a parade tomorrow. The weekend that I thought would never arrive will […]

Convergence ~ When Books, Music, and Life Come Together

I suppose as humans beings mature reach major milestones, they may become more inclined to reflect on their lives. As 40 approaches, that’s certainly become more and more true for me. I don’t want to dread the inevitable. I know it’s simply a waste of energy. It cheats one from enjoying the present. The present, […]

Book Lust

When Tracy left a comment that she had a copy of The Lady Elizabeth, the latest novel written by Alison Weir, book lust set in to my reader’s heart fast and furious. Were I the Incredible Hulk, I would have ripped through my clothes and turned green within minutes of reading Tracy’s comment (which wouldn’t […]

Spectacular Sunday

Spring is finally here to stay in Southwest Virginia – and you can tell by the storms! All the better for me to have had an interview scheduled with my second author – Lander Marks. Ms. Marks is the author of Artist’s Proof, which is due to be published the first part of May. It […]

Life Has Interfered With My Blog

I’m sorry I haven’t posted much since the New Year. Life has been extremely busy on all fronts. Added to my commitments and responsibilities at home and work, I’m taking two courses at the local community college this semester. The first class is on using Dreamweaver and the second is an introductory course on software […]

Early Christmas Pressies for Literate Housewife

I have had the most wonderful things happen to me over the past two days – I’ve received two free books in the mail!!! Yesterday there was a package waiting for me from Simon and Schuster.  I thought it might be the book that I snagged as part of LibraryThing‘s Early Reviewers group.  When I […]

While I Was Away

I forgot to write a small post to let everyone know that I was on vacation this past week. My husband and I took the children to Michigan to see my family. While we were there, we celebrated my grandfather’s 90th birthday, Emma’s 5th birthday, Allison’s 3rd birthday, and our 10th wedding anniversary. As a […]

Housekeeping

When I started this blog, I simply assigned each book I read the number corresponding to the order in which I read it. This number also served as the Title to the review. I know it took me long enough, but I’ve come to wonder what do these numbers mean to anyone – even me? […]

#37 ~ Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Portrait of the Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett I just hate it when a good book ends in a hurry. That, unfortunately, was the case with Portrait of an Unknown Woman. It tells the story of a woman, liberally educated for that time, and her relationships with her adoptive father, her husband, and a man […]