Summer Reading

There are no clean spoons in the house so as I type this, I am currently stirring creamer into my coffee with a spatula.  (… girls gotta do what girls gotta do. Especially when there is morning caffeine on the line)  And in other news:  It’s getting hot. Summer is here.  I can always tell, […]

Have you ever read more than one book in a day?

The man I love & adore + me, sitting side-by-side on the couch…  The Husband: “You want to watch a movie?”   Me: “I can’t. I have to finish this book. It’s only been okay, but I’m almost to the end and I have to see if it redeems itself.” The Husband: “Okay, I’ll just watch something with headphones.” […]

Reading with one eye open…

“We should give you the nickname Winky,” he says. I glare at my husband out of my one good eye. The other one is so swollen I can only see through a thin sliver. “Either that or we can say I got into an epic fistfight walking the alley behind our house and defending our […]

Reading Date Night – When All You Want to Do is Stay in and Read

About 8 months ago, my husband and I — realizing that we don’t spend a TON of time together with just the two of us — decided to start having monthly “date nights”  (I know… just in time for COVID) Needless to say, it’s been a lot of eating… in our car… while parked somewhere […]

Those Awkward Reader Moments

Soy sauce packets hate me. (… and they don’t seem to like my car very much either)  So before I tell you the embarrassing TRUTH about why I have brown spots all over my pants (okay… you might have guessed it from the opening sentence), I realized that I seem to talk a lot about […]

Reading in December, PLUS fireplace reading nooks every house needs

Us avid Readers really shouldn’t be asked to leave the house…. My husband and I drove up to the top of the Catalina mountains last weekend to “experience a little chill and get in the holiday spirit” (his words, not mine). I was happily reading in my comfy chair before all this happened.  Don’t get […]

What do you think: Can reading make a person happy?

“Eating spicy pickles straight from the jar.” My husband screws his nose up at my statement and I can’t help but laugh at his expression. Anything pickled is decidedly not his thing. “Our down comforter on a cold night,” he counters.    “Ohhh, that’s a good one,” I say and then look him up and down. “You […]

Bookworm Problems: No Sleep because I’m reading

I had a totally exhausting week at work! (Seriously, my to-do list was so long it could have stretched across the Atlantic and tickle the tip of Italy’s boot)  Needless to say, by the time Friday came, all I could think about was how grateful I would be to sleep in a little bit on […]

[FOR READERS ONLY] ❤️ How I turned my phone into a mini romance novel…

So… this might sound crazy (but I’m going to tell you anyway ‘cause we’re friends. Don’t’ judge me too hard)… Anytime I ask my phone for driving directions, it’s kind of like my own, mini romance novel.   Why???? Well, I changed the settings so the voice coming out of my phone is an Australian guy […]

❤️ 6 Book Boyfriends We Wish Were Real People

Since we all know that men in real life pretty much suck at romance, our book boyfriends exist to fill the void.  …But not everyone gets it. Often my reader-to-non-reader conversations go like this: “Who’s Gabe again?”  “The bastard son of a millionaire who has a lurid past but a heart of gold.Also, he’s hot. […]