A Review: “The Stardust Thief” by Chelsea Abdullah

Wow, I've got to say that this book totally exceeded my expectations, and I cannot wait until Chelsea Abdullah comes out with the second book. I did not know this was the first of a series, but the story is an epic one, and I can see why more books need to be written to… Continue reading A Review: “The Stardust Thief” by Chelsea Abdullah

A Review: “The Paris Apartment” by Lucy Foley

My first book by author Lucy Foley, I received The Paris Apartment as my Book of the Month pick earlier this year. I had heard good things about the book and was intrigued by the dark cover. Although I have never been to Paris, or France for that matter, the Paris aspect intrigued me. This… Continue reading A Review: “The Paris Apartment” by Lucy Foley

A Review: “Happiness for Beginners” by Katherine Center

This is my fourth time reading a book by Katherine Center. She is definitely my favorite author recently. I even selected her book, The Bodyguard, for my July Book of the Month pick. My favorite novel of hers so far has been Things You Save in a Fire, which I thoroughly enjoyed. But I've also… Continue reading A Review: “Happiness for Beginners” by Katherine Center

July 4th in the Carolinas

This past 4th of July week, Michael and I went to North and South Carolina for both family time and a vacation. Our trip spanned a week, from July 2 to July 9. Each 4th of July, Michael's side of the family comes together for a reunion at his grandma's house. She lives right on… Continue reading July 4th in the Carolinas

A Review: “Part of Your World” by Abby Jimenez

This book was my May Book of the Month pick. I had seen it had fairly good reviews on Goodreads, and it seemed pretty popular on bookstagram, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I've never read any books by Jimenez, but I appreciated her style of writing, and of course, her Disney references.… Continue reading A Review: “Part of Your World” by Abby Jimenez

A Review: “It Ends with Us” by Colleen Hoover

I bought this book as an add-on to my June Book of the Month and was really excited to read it mostly because of the pretty cover art. I read this in three days during my trip to Pensacola, which is the fastest I have read a book in a really long time. Despite having… Continue reading A Review: “It Ends with Us” by Colleen Hoover

Father’s Day Weekend in Pensacola

Over Father's Day weekend, my husband Michael and I decided to celebrate our four-year anniversary on the beach. We invited my parents to join us, and the weekend could not have been more perfect. Of course, it was very hot -- that's to be expected in June -- but it was not overly hot to… Continue reading Father’s Day Weekend in Pensacola

Memorial Day Weekend in East Tennessee

As a resident of Tennessee, I have not spent much time in the Knoxville or Gatlinburg area. I went to Pigeon Forge once when I was in my teens and didn't remember much about it except that an aquarium was there. My husband Michael is a big theme park fan and really wanted to visit… Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend in East Tennessee

A Review: “Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano

I received this book as an add-on for a Book of the Month box. With mostly positive reviews on Goodreads, I had high hopes for this novel, but unfortunately, this one missed the mark for me. "Dear Edward" is the story of Edward, a 12 year old boy who is the sole survivor of a… Continue reading A Review: “Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano

A Review: “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd

I started reading "The Book of Longings" way back in January and was a little wary of it. But I had heard good reviews about this book and thought I would see for myself. I think the author wrote it well and made it believable, which I appreciated. Told from the perspective of Ana, a… Continue reading A Review: “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd