Sep 18

Off With His Head! ‘Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice’ by Kathleen Benner Duble

Briefly: Celie Rousseau has been dealt a bad hand. Her father was killed, her mother and brother died of starvation. Not able to pay taxes to the Compte d’Artois, Celie is forced to leave her cottage and find her way to … Continue reading

Sep 16

With Abandon: ‘Dorothy Must Die’ by Danielle Paige

I am sorry to say that I had to abandon this novel about half-way through. Though I have been waiting a while to read it, I just couldn’t get through it. I rarely don’t finish reading a book, and, even … Continue reading

Sep 12

My Bouquet List: Sing with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots (with Classroom Instruments)

zv7qrnb This is an occasional series wherein I write about things I’d like to do at some point during my lifetime. They are in no particular order. For those of you not up on early 90s British sitcoms, it’s a … Continue reading

Aug 24

The Sunday Post 8.24.2014 Edition

Wow. It’s hard to believe, but Monday is the first day of school! As much as I love having kids around my house 24/7 (and really, I do), it is obvious that they need to get back among their own … Continue reading

Aug 23

INKlets: Supah Short Reviews So I Can Return These Books to the Library Already

OK. Don’t you just sometimes want to say “Yes! I agree with everyone out there who loves this book and I have nothing new to add/more to say!” or “This book was so meh that I don’t even want to … Continue reading

Aug 19

It’s Stephenie Meyer Bashing Season Again – Rev Up Your Sparkle Jokes!

Today I read a blog post on BookRiot that was a response to a Jezebel piece about the gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair because Stephenie Meyer dares to produce a movie about a beloved book. In all honesty, … Continue reading

Aug 10

The Sunday Post 8.10.2014 Edition

How was your reading week? What I Posted… This week, you may have highly enjoyed/intensely disagreed with the following: The Sunday Post 8.3.2014 Edition INKlings: The Kym Brunner Interview and Giveaway 4 Star BriefInk Review: Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell Wanted: Dead or … Continue reading

Aug 09

Book Review: ‘Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend’ by Katie Finn

Briefly: Gemma Tucker has the perfect boyfriend. Teddy is always doing good, starting “Save the Warbler” clubs and watching documentaries about the plight of something. Truth is, Gemma feels like she needs to have a do-gooder in her life to … Continue reading