Grand Canyon Extravaganza

The Big Rewind

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 […]

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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 […]

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Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

Cover of Did You Ever Have a Family

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, […]

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It’s Armchair Audies Season!


On February 9th, the finalists for the 2016 Audie Awards were announced. Those announcements kicked off the 5th season of the Armchair Audies. This is always an exciting time of year for me. This year I was asked to announce one of the categories. I accepted immediately and was so excited when I received the […]

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Two Excellent January Releases

Cover of The Guest Room

In a burst of reading energy at the end on the year, I was able to read two wonderful January releases: The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian and The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin. I read The Guest Room in audio and The Swans of Fifth Avenue in print. That I read them […]

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The Killing Kind by Chris Holm ~ Audiobook Review

Cover of Rooms

The Killing Kind by Chris Holm Published by: Mulholland Books Published on: September 15, 2015 Page Count: 320 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook review copy provided to me for consideration by Hachette Audio Audiobook Published by: Hachette Audio Narrator: Will Collyer Audiobook Length: 8 hours 24 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Summary […]

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Literate Housewife Is…


As of January 17th, Literate Housewife is officially 9 years old! There’s no doubt that my years as a blogger have been an adventure. I’ve met many wonderful new friends, readers, authors, audiobook narrators, and industry people both through online communication and in person. Because of this, I discovered a much broader bookish world and […]

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First Read of 2016

Sheila First Book of the Year 2016

Happy New Year! While it’s hard to believe that 2015 is history, I’m excited to participate today in one of my new favorite reading traditions, Sheila from Book Journey’s First Book of the Year event. There are so many people participating this year. It’s amazing to check out Sheila’s post and take a look her […]

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Recent Reads, Both Great and Good ~ Part 2

Cover of The Queen of the Tearling

Yesterday I posted about four books/audiobooks I have enjoyed over the past three months. Today I’m finishing up the list. Here are four more good or great recent reads: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johanson The publicist running the Harper Perennial (@HarperPerennial) twitter account sent me a paperback review copy of this book. […]

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Recent Reads, Both Great and Good ~ Part 1

Cover of Fates and Furies

I have not been very faithful of late, dear reader. Since September 1st, I joined a boot camp program at my local gym. I can’t begin to express how much this has changed and improved my life. Since then I’ve lost over 30 pounds and have participated in my first 5k. What a way to […]

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