The Reading Race: Are Reading Goals Really Worth It?

If you spend any time in the reading blog or bookstagram worlds, you’ll find that everyone seems to have a reading goal. I’m not alone in having monthly, quarterly, and annual goals for how many books I want to read. Some people exceed lofty goals, while many of us struggle with modest targets. During August,Continue reading “The Reading Race: Are Reading Goals Really Worth It?”

August Reading Challenge – The Halfway Mark

It’s almost halfway through August and I realized yesterday that I hadn’t posted my August Reading Challenge. I have an ambitious list this month that includes a lot of my favorite genre, cozy mysteries. Most of these are NetGalley books I’m set to review (I’ve got some serious catching up to do, but it’s soContinue reading “August Reading Challenge – The Halfway Mark”

Blog Tour: Paris Never Leaves You

Author BioELLEN FELDMAN, a 2009 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of Terrible Virtue, The Unwitting, Next to Love, Scottsboro (shortlisted for the Orange Prize), The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank (translated into nine languages), and Lucy. Her novel Terrible Virtue was optioned by Black Bicycle for a feature film. PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU Book Summary“Masterful. Magnificent. A passionate story of survival and a real pageContinue reading “Blog Tour: Paris Never Leaves You”

Recent Reading Roundup 8.5.20

It was a busy summer reading season between mid-June and July. This month’s selections included a variety of genres and books that were great summertime reads. Check out the books below: The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate Lisa Wingate paints a vivid picture of beach community Hatteras Island, located in the Carolinas and draws youContinue reading “Recent Reading Roundup 8.5.20”

July Release Spotlight: Alex Trebek Tells All

I’m a huge Jeopardy fan (“I was born to be on Jeopardy!” — Thanks White Men Can’t Jump for one of my favorite movie lines). So I had to pick Alex Trebek’s new book for our final July Release Spotlight. The Answer is… will be next on my TBR. The Answer Is…Reflections on My LifeContinue reading “July Release Spotlight: Alex Trebek Tells All”

Weekend Reading 7.17.2020

How has your week been? I’ve been busy getting my house in order as we have company coming this weekend. And I’ve been doing a TON of reading. I’m working my way through our July Reading Challenge (two down, four to go) and continuously adding more to my TBR. Latest addition is Miracle Creek, whichContinue reading “Weekend Reading 7.17.2020”

July Release Spotlight Two: Utopia Avenue

The summer reading season is in full swing, and my TBR seems to keep getting longer and longer. I’m not a fast reader naturally, but if something grabs my attention, I’m squirreling myself away to get any spare moment of reading time I can find. Our dog likes to sunbathe, but it’s actually been inContinue reading “July Release Spotlight Two: Utopia Avenue”

July Release Spotlight One: Tea and Treachery

I wanted to come up with something special on Monday’s to start your week off on a good note. What’s more fun than looking forward to a book that comes out this week? So each Monday, I’m going to spotlight a book that’s coming out in the current month. Preorders are big for authors, soContinue reading “July Release Spotlight One: Tea and Treachery”

July Reading Challenge: Six Books of Summer

It doesn’t get really hot in the mountains of Colorado, where I live, but the sun does start to beat down during July. It’s the time of year that I divide between the necessary (work, cleaning, writing) and reading (the focus of my life whenever I can steal a moment). My husband is refurbishing ourContinue reading “July Reading Challenge: Six Books of Summer”

Weekend Reading About Fighting Racial Injustice 6.26.20

Protests and social unrest have brought the issue of racial injustice and police violence toward people of color to the forefront after the death of George Floyd while he was being detained by Minneapolis Police and the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville after a no-knock raid on her apartment. It brought the idea homeContinue reading “Weekend Reading About Fighting Racial Injustice 6.26.20”