Can’t Wait for … Fairy Godmothers, Inc. by Saranna DeWylde

For all this talk of festive magic and cheer right now, I'm in the mood for some regular magic. Classic magic. Unleaded magic. Your mama's keep-some-in-the-pantry-just-in-case magic. While there are plenty of writers who know to use this winning ingredient, not many can weave blissful romance with an enchanting twist quite like Saranna DeWylde. Fortunately, … Continue reading Can’t Wait for … Fairy Godmothers, Inc. by Saranna DeWylde

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Christmas Comes But Once a Year: Ten Books I’d Like to See Under My Tree

Santa doesn't usually leave many books under my tree. To be fair, in the time it takes him to check his list twice, I've probably already read another one. It's a lot for even me to keep track of—I have to admit, more than once, I've purchased a book thinking it sounded interesting only to … Continue reading Christmas Comes But Once a Year: Ten Books I’d Like to See Under My Tree

Some Life Lessons for This First Line Friday

I read for a number of reasons, but a big one is that I really enjoy learning something new. When a book can force me to consider something—especially a topic or area that I'm very familiar with—in a new light? That's usually a good reading experience for me. So for this week's First Line Friday, … Continue reading Some Life Lessons for This First Line Friday

Can’t Wait for … Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Sometimes I stumble across a blurb so great—that so perfectly fills a bookish need I didn't even know I had—that I don't even know how to discuss it. So this week, I'm going to let the blurb speak for itself. But seriously, I cannot wait for this book. Today I'm waiting for... From the publisher:What … Continue reading Can’t Wait for … Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

What Comes Next: Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading This Winter

We've officially had our first snowfall on my little patch of green, and it seems winter will follow shortly. Temperatures are dropping by the day and I'm ready to drop onto a comfortable chair and curl up with a stack of good books. Sure, I do that no matter the weather, but at least now … Continue reading What Comes Next: Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading This Winter

The Ever-Growing TBR Pile: Ten New Books from Nonfiction November

While November was last month, I missed out on participating in the last half of one of my favorite yearly features: Nonfiction November. It's hosted by Rennie at What's Nonfiction?, Katie at Doing Dewey, Julie at Julz Reads, and Leann at Shelf Aware with the goal of celebrating all of those wonderful nonfiction books we've … Continue reading The Ever-Growing TBR Pile: Ten New Books from Nonfiction November

Putting it Together: Books That Pull Back the Curtain on Broadway

It's a funny thing, time: it keeps moving and I keep running after it. While November was last month, I missed out on participating in the last half of one of my favorite yearly features: Nonfiction November. It's hosted by Rennie at What's Nonfiction?, Katie at Doing Dewey, Julie at Julz Reads, and Leann at … Continue reading Putting it Together: Books That Pull Back the Curtain on Broadway

Can’t Wait for … The Restoration of Celia Fairchild by Marie Bostwick

I grew up reading advice columns. When my parents would read newspapers, I'd grab for the comics and, in turn, the half-page devoted to people and their issues. The reason I actually started reading them has been lost to time and my brain, but every Sunday I was engrossed in the solutions offered up by … Continue reading Can’t Wait for … The Restoration of Celia Fairchild by Marie Bostwick

Reading, to Begin With: Ten Christmas Books to Charm Even the Biggest Scrooge

Last week, it pained me to admit that I was being a bit of a grinch when it comes to this Christmas season. There has been a recent turn of events, however. Maybe my eyes caught the twinkling lights on the tree just right. Maybe the wrapping paper I was using folded at just the … Continue reading Reading, to Begin With: Ten Christmas Books to Charm Even the Biggest Scrooge