Queen Meryl — A National Treasure

I’ve always been a fan of Meryl Streep and this book only solidified that. As a fan, I had seen most of her movies and new of almost all of them. I knew of her political stances and admired her for showing them. As a GenXer/possible Millennial, depending on who you ask, I was THRILLED... Continue Reading →


Chase Darkness with Me

It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized I wasn’t alone, that I wasn’t weird for being incredibly intrigued by true crime. Billy says we all have an origin story. That if you think about it for a minute, you just might realize what first got you interested in crime. For me, it... Continue Reading →

Things You Save in a Fire

When it comes to tough, Hanwell’s picture is probably next to the definition in the dictionary. She is a firefighter. A strong, resilient, smart as hell and quick on her feet, firefighter. But is that enough to go to Boston? They ain’t exactly lookin to have a ‘lady’ in the firehouse out East. See, I’m... Continue Reading →

Life and Other Inconveniences

Isn't that title amazing? I mean, how on point is that? I am two for two on new authors for me this week and I am definitely not complaining. I have heard of Kristan Higgins for years. Hell, I have a couple of her paperbacks on my bookshelf at home (what can I say, my... Continue Reading →

The Chelsea Girls

I love finding a new author, don't you? I mean sure, I've heard of Fiona Davis and her other two books, but I hadn't yet read them. The Chelsea Girls was my first foray into the worlds created by Fiona Davis and I must just (admit) say…"where the hell have I been??” I was immediately... Continue Reading →

You’ve Been Volunteered – A Class Mom Novel

Have you ever been a room parent? I have. Many times. You parents are crazy and well, sometimes we have to use a little snark and humor to get by. It's your fault, really. It’s like Laurie Gelman is in my head. I’ve been Class Mom. I’ve been voluntold to do something. I’ve written ALL... Continue Reading →

The Two Lila Bennets – A Clever Thriller Review

I mean. Damn. Do you have authors you pick up without question? Liz and Lisa are in that category for sure. And this latest? The Two Lila Bennetts? Holy hell. What a mindf*ck. This book has got to be one of the cleverest thrillers I have ever read. Sure you may think you figured it... Continue Reading →

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill – Blog Tour

I was telling everyone about this book before I was even finished. Nina Hill was my GURL immediately. I understood her, I got her, I think she would get me (I mean hello love of the perfect office supplies), and her inner circle was just filled with the best kind of people. Including her cousin... Continue Reading →

Busy Moms Can Read Too

I’m reblogging this as it has come up lately again in my reading group. Everyone has time to read! You just have to be clever.

In Literary Love

Aside from book recommendations, the thing I get asked the most is, “How do you find the time to read so much?”

I am a working mom and wife. I work 40 hours a week. Then the mom stuff comes after that and of course, there’s the weekends. It never ends. I have two girls, aged 7 and 11, who are very involved in school and both just bridged into their next levels of Girl Scouts. I am a class mom. I chaperone field trips. I take photos for school yearbook. I am currently writing this on an unseasonably chilly June evening, sitting outside our local coffee shop in a rural town north of Pittsburgh, as the girls attend Vacation Bible School down the street. I’m officially exhausted just writing that paragraph.

And I’m currently reading my 37th and 38th books of the year.

Now I know not many of…

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