Literate Housewife ~ Update and What I’m Reading This Week

St. Marys

The past few weeks have been crazy. Up until Friday evening, I hadn’t been home for a week and a half. I opted to drive to Chicago on the 15th for a work conference so that I could bring my daughters with me to celebrate my Grandma‘s life. The hours of driving time were worth […]

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Monday Mini ~ The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory

Cover of The King's Curse

Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review. I have read more Philippa Gregory since I started this blog than […]

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Grandmothers are a Blessing

My grandmother, Idabelle Currie, is strong woman and I hold dear in my heart the memories we have made: playing Don’t Spill the Beans at my birthday party, baking bread, the Raggedy Anne doll you made me after I sold mine at a yard sale, the quilt you made me for my 10th birthday, the […]

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Introducing Ideal Audiobooks


I am very blessed to be the godmother of two terrific godsons and one charismatic goddaughter. I recently found out, however, that I’m a kind of godmother to a brand new audiobook publishing company, Ideal Audiobooks. I couldn’t think of a better way to close out June Is Audiobook Month than to feature my newest “godchild”. […]

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Yes Please Audiobook Giveaway ~ June Is Audiobook Month


Today I have one last June Is Audiobook Month giveaway. Thanks to the APA and Audiobook Community, I am pleased to offer one copy of Amy Poehler’s audiobook, Yes Please. This audiobook, which won the Audie Award in the Humor category, is narrated by the author as well as a full cast including of Carol […]

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Fourth Friday Giveaway ~ June Is Audiobook Month


It’s time for the Fourth Friday Giveaway hosted by Recorded Books in honor of June Is Audiobook Month! Hopefully you will agree with me that it’s better late than never. Just as with last week, this week has been nuts. My work week is over, so now I can concentrate on the fun stuff. First, […]

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Fantastic #JIAM Listens


This week has turned out to be no less hectic than last week. Unfortunately my life has no regard for June Is Audiobook Month. I do want to share some excellent audiobooks I’ve experienced recently. I still have every intention of reviewing them, but I want to share these recent recommendations during #JIAM.    The […]

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APA Audiobook of the Year ~ June Is Audiobook Month Giveaway

Cover of Mandela

It seems fitting to me, as APA’s Audiobook Blogger of the Year, that I have been offered the opportunity to giveaway a copy of the 2015 APA Audiobook of the Year, Mandela: An Audio History. This audiobook, published by Highbridge Audio and narrated by Nelson Mandela, Desmund Tutu, and Joe Richman, is just a little over an […]

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Third Friday Giveaway ~ June Is Audiobook Month


If there has ever been a TGIF, then today is it. Wow! What a busy, stressful, work-intensive week. As much as I’d have loved to have written some audiobook reviews for this week, it just wasn’t possible. As it is, it’s almost noon on Friday and I’m just now putting together this Third Friday post… […]

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Second Friday Giveaway ~ June Is Audiobook Month


The second Friday of June is finally here! I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m especially looking forward to this weekend. I’ve only got 2 and a half hours left of The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson and I’m itching to take a long walk, clean the house, and do laundry this weekend […]

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