Yayyy it's December! I know everyone says it, but this really is my favorite time of year. Thanksgiving is the holiday that's dearest to my heart: no real commercialism--just family, a good meal, feeling grateful for what we have, and time together. Um, and did I mention pie? I have a thing for pie. Books I Reviewed: Above Us Only Sky ...
If you still follow me here or on Twitter, you may have heard some rumblings...I'm so excited to announce that I'll be book blogging again! It's time. I have missed you all, and I've missed sharing great books with you! So, what on earth have I been up to for the past year and a half? Highlights: Running a fitness blog ...
It’s 5 am, and I can’t sleep. The house is silent–a luxury, these days–and I have some time to myself to process my thoughts. I’m so busy, lately, that it’s hard to find time to even remember what’s next. I dictate Google reminders into my phone, swype appointments into my calendar and memos into endless lists, all just so I can get through ...
Hi, friends! A week may not be long to be offline in the “normal” world, but when it comes to blogging, it’s an age, and as each day passes without a post or review or an update, I’m keenly aware that my blog is getting lonelier and more quiet. So: what’s going on with me? The biggest news is that I’m ...
OK, let’s be honest: I’m going to say this every month, but HOW THE HECK is it October?! I seriously got blindsided by it this month. I looked at the calendar on my fridge on September 30th and couldn’t even deal. I missed the first day of fall (to be fair, it was not cool weather yet, here) and I ...
August is gone, and I’m waving summer goodbye through the back window of my proverbial station wagon. I’m so sorry to see summer go…as much as I love having my kids back in school and a little routine re-established, I will miss these lazy days! Thank goodness we have this one, last weekend to make the most of what’s left! In the meantime, ...
Isn’t it ABOUT TIME I jumped in on Top Ten Tuesday? I mean, really?? This week’s topic, Books I’m Not Sure I Want to Read, is so perfect for how I’ve been feeling lately. I have such a huge TBR (who doesn’t), and the whole thing gets so overwhelming sometimes. The great thing about reading book blogs is that you get the ...
Oh, July, where have you gone? July is always such a happy month–right in the middle of lazy summer, and full of time for reading, swimming at Grandma’s pool, ice cream stops, and playing outside with my kids. It’s one of my favorite months of the year! Books I Reviewed:  [3 Jul] Plus One by Elizabeth Fama ★★★★ [4 Jul] On the ...
I woke up to a text yesterday morning that said, simply, “He’s gone.” Somewhere, there’s a picture of me and my grandpa that I can’t find, and it’s plagueing me. It’s of the two of us, sitting on his concrete front steps with my mom as we wait for the rest of my family to be ready to go to the local ...
Oh, yes, friends…there is a Roomies book giveaway for one of you at the end of this post! AND, as part of this deal, Hachette Book Group is entering me (and one of you, whom I’ll choose by drawing later, if we win) into a sweepstakes to win a “Roomie survival gift pack, including home spa essentials, a signed ...