A Houston Weekend and “The Love of my Life” by Rosie Walsh

Last weekend, Michael and I visited Houston for the wedding of his brother Jason and now-wife Alex. It was beautiful, and the weather was perfect. Not too hot, not too cold, and breezy. Accommodations: Hotel Zaza - Downtown Museum District Hotel Zaza Houston Museum District Nestled beside the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and several… Continue reading A Houston Weekend and “The Love of my Life” by Rosie Walsh

A Review: “How to Walk Away” by Katherine Center

OK, I'm so excited to write this book review because (knock on wood) this might be the best (most enjoyable) book I've read this year! I couldn't put it down and read it in less than a week, which is pretty fast for me! Here is the book's description: "Margaret Jacobsen is just about to… Continue reading A Review: “How to Walk Away” by Katherine Center

A Review: “The Sweetest Remedy” by Jane Igharo

This book is what I chose for my September Book of the Month. Set in Nigeria, the plot takes the reader on a journey to an affluent neighborhood and large family estate of the Jolades. Main character Hannah's father passes away, and although she did not know him, his will states that he wants her… Continue reading A Review: “The Sweetest Remedy” by Jane Igharo

A Review: “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother” by James McBride

The Color of Water by James McBride is a book I picked up while visiting friends in Dallas, Texas, last year. It's a memoir in which McBride details the life of his mother, who comes from a Jewish background. If you have never heard of James McBride, he is a writer and musician and has… Continue reading A Review: “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother” by James McBride

A Weekend in Branson, MO, and a Review of Instructions for Dancing

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0ct9wDF65ftPhu38g2VxpA?si=F7aNpH9nTp6MVAQ2rUnHJg&dl_branch=1 For our anniversary weekend, my husband Michael and I drove up to Branson, Missouri. I had never visited this area of Missouri before, and Michael was excited to spend time at Silver Dollar City, a theme park by the creators of Dollywood. Accommodation: Chateau on the Lake We stayed at Chateau on the Lake,… Continue reading A Weekend in Branson, MO, and a Review of Instructions for Dancing

A Review: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Nw8pzBJUItuuDS60UmAed?si=ntf9H5pzTw2kYZPWAR1lTw I originally bought this book as my Book of the Month for May. I did not know what to expect as I had never heard of the author Laura Dave, but I actually was pleasantly surprised. Book Overview Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her.… Continue reading A Review: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

My 3 Favorite Classic Novels of All-Time

https://anchor.fm/jasmine-zust/episodes/My-3-Favorite-Classic-Novels-of-All-Time-e103pgu Remember when you had to read books over the summer for English class in middle school and high school? Well, I loved summer reading! It's no surprise since this is a book blog, but I was surprised to actually like some of the books I read. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier I read this… Continue reading My 3 Favorite Classic Novels of All-Time