2015 Reading List

It’s that time of year when there are lists upon lists about every thing imaginable. Last year, I chose to get on board by posting a list of all of the books I read during 2014. It’s fun to think back on some of the great reads I enjoyed, and it’s helpful to have such […]

2014 Reading List

(Please note that this post contains affiliate links to Amazon.com.) There are a lot of lists about books showing up on blogs this week. Literary sites are listing the best or most notable (whatever that means) books of the year and some bloggers are listing the books that made the greatest impression on them this […]

Coming Home To The Library

A few years ago, for a brief time, I wrote a column for a local newspaper. Today, I’m sharing with you the first of those columns that was published on September 9, 2010 in the Covington-Maple Valley-Black Diamond Reporter. I’ve had a library card for as long as I can remember. I can still picture the library […]


Recently we spent a few days in our nation’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario, where we gathered to celebrate the life of my husbands oldest brother who left us suddenly and much too soon. Air travel can sometimes leave me frazzled and cranky as I deal with navigating through unfamiliar airports, crowds of people (not all of whom share the same […]

Book Review: A Wilder Rose

Recently, I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of Susan Wittig Albert’s A Wilder Rose, scheduled for release in September. A Wilder Rose a the story about the life of Rose Wilder Lane, daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder who has long been credited with writing the Little House series of books. I had […]

Old Friends. Treasured Tomes.

Eleven Margaret Atwoods. Seventeen Jodi Picoults. Hardcovers, purchased back when hardcovers came out months, sometimes years, before the more cost-effective soft covers; books I couldn’t wait on, books that were worth paying extra so I could read them sooner like Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife. Books autographed by the author like The Way the […]

Author Interview

We are loving the hot summer days we’re experiencing right now. Being the heat-and-sun-loving folk we are, Gerry and I are outside as much as possible and I’m finding little time for indoor activities like updating my blog. I’ll be back soon…and will be making the rounds to visit y’all too. Meantime, I’m just popping […]