Review: 3 Plot-Driven Thrillers Perfect for Autumn Chills

Review: 3 Plot-Driven Thrillers Perfect for Autumn Chills

When temperatures start to drop, I find myself turning more to thrillers and mysteries. Foggy air, earlier sunsets, and cool temperatures remind me of scary, spooky events. I guess that is why I prefer to read about mysteries during this time. This month, I've read 3 plot-driven thriller books for fall that would make great additions to your reading list. Book: The Ice Cap and the Rift (book 2 in the Ancestor Series) Author: Marshall R Chamberlin Genre: Thriller/sci-fi and … [Read more...]

Quote Me Thursday: Famous Quotes Featuring Apples

Quote Me Thursday: Famous Quotes Featuring Apples

School has started and fall is not yet here, which means we are in that odd limbo time between seasons. There isn't much to interest me until October, when I can fully embrace pumpkins, costumes, and spooky things. However, September is the perfect time to celebrate apples, which are newly in season. My girls and I made apple chips a few days ago, which may be one reason why apples are on my brain! This week's quotes about apples will feature this all-American fruit. "The morning of the … [Read more...]

The Shocking State of Literacy in America and What You Can Do About It

The Shocking State of Literacy in America and What You Can Do About It

Do you ever think about how important reading is? My daughter is 8, and she is just now entering the stage of life where reading comes easily to her. She is able to look at almost anything and decode what it says. She loves learning new facts and constantly tells me about the things she learns.   “Did you know, Mom, that insects have 6 legs?” Did you know the jawbone is called the mandible?” Did you know?” If she couldn’t read, she would only know these things if someone told … [Read more...]

Book vs Movie: The Giver

Book vs Movie: The Giver

While I was watching The Giver opening weekend, I tweeted my impressions of the movie as I was watching. Here are those tweets, and what I was thinking at the time. Buy The Giver to give yourself a plot refresher. First minute of @thegivermovie and it's cool so far. #bookmovies I really liked the opening. It opened to an almost Stepford-like world where everyone went around on bicycles and wore neat, uniformed clothing. I loved that the movie started in black and white. I think the … [Read more...]

Back to School Products and Goodies for Book Lovers

Back to School Products and Goodies for Book Lovers

With back to school in full swing, perhaps you are tired of school already and need a pick-me-up to get through the days before the next holiday break. Maybe you didn’t get enough school supplies, or want something a little more fun. Maybe, like me, you’re an adult and look for any excuse to purchase more book goodies. No matter which of these people you are today, you will love the collection of back-to-school themed book products I’ve found for you (please note, some are affiliate … [Read more...]

Review: Recent Romance Reads- The good, the bad, and the so-so

Review: Recent Romance Reads- The good, the bad, and the so-so

Normally I don't read a lot of romance books. The genre doesn't appeal to me in general. However, Thanks to the Book Riot Quarterly boxes, I received Parnassus on Wheels and A Rogue by Any Other Name, so I figured since they were Book Riot-approved, that they must be some kind of good. I read Outlander because it was recently made into a show, so I was simply curious about it. In all honesty, I didn't know it was a romance. So, as a non romance-lover, what did I think of these three books? … [Read more...]

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