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…

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Top Book and Reader Moments of the Month – November Edition 2020

Blueberries were everywhere.  EVERYWHERE. But First – let’s talk about buying wine at Costco.  Because it’s a problem, my friends. (And I mean “problem” the way having too much cash or too many LuLaRoe leggings is a problem)  I routinely tell my husband I have to “shop at Costco” to save money on bulk food stuffs……

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Cute and Adorable animal reading a book

Because we all need a moment to relax and smile…  The days leading up to holidays can be a smidgen stressful…  … What my family doesn’t get is that when the weather gets cold and raining, all I want to do is sit inside and read. But then it all gets ruined.  My family expects…

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[BOOK NERD] Is reading genetic??? Also… the struggle with going grey is real.

I have a confession to make… I dye my hair.  … and have since my early twenties. Because the grey started to get really noticeable right around my 21st birthday  (… and, no, it wasn’t because I all of suddenly started drinking… I might have had a nip or two before that date, so no connection there)  So I did…

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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…

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[❤️ FOR READERS ONLY ❤️] October Top funny Book-ish moments in the past 30 days!

I cannot believe that October is basically over (Sayyyy whaaaaa?) when I still have sooo many books I want to get to before popping a bottle of champagne on Dec 31st! 😁  I’m up to 72 books read so far this year (what about you???) and have a giant TBR pile that I swear I’ll get…

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Why it’s hard to be a book-lover ❤️ (PLUS: How to crush a writer in two easy steps)

Have you ever had a week where life lobs a big o’ pile of “WTF” your way? Here’s the fun-times on my latest drama lama… A. Submitted a book to an editor.B. Got this response back:  “I’m sorry but we cannot edit your novel. The best way for me to explain it is this… it would…

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[❤️ FOR READERS ONLY ❤️] Top Hilarious Book-ish Moments of the Month! Sept Edition – 2020

September is almost over and you know what that means??? (… yes, Oktoberfest beer! How did you know my mind went immediately to alcohol?!?!)  And… It’s time for the round-up of my FAVORITE book-ish moments of the past 30 days!  My Favorite Read of the Month: The First Sinner (Sinner’s Club Series) by Kate Pearce   My…

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[FOR READERS ONLY] The Most Expensive BOOKS in the World

We’ve already established that people who love reading [**raises hand**] spend a lot of $$$ on books.  …and in that, I regret nothing. But when I got curious about how much other people spend on books (the kind of people who… you know… own a small Caribbean island chain and drive a gold plated Land Rover)… My…

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[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…

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