Book Review, Fiction, Romance

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

Meet-cute (n.) - a cute, charming, or amusing first encounter between romantic partners (as in a movie) [Merriam-Webster]   On her first day of law school Kailyn Flowers literally trips over a gorgeous fellow student, who happens to be former child TV star Daxton Hughes, who happens also to be the object of her most… Continue reading Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

Book Review, Classics, Fiction

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion is the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth. Anne and Captain Wentworth used to be in love. But Anne was convinced by a close friend that Captain Wentworth was an unworthy match, and she broke off their engagement. Eight years later, Captain Wentworth is a wealthy and respected naval officer who finds… Continue reading Persuasion by Jane Austen

Book Review, Fiction

Book Bucket List: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

This book review is part of my 2018 Resolution to read more books of substance. It was chosen for the category "a classic book I've never read." In case you’ve been living under a rock like I had been (or assumed the 90s Disney movie A Kid in King Arthur’s Court told the same story…),… Continue reading Book Bucket List: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Baby, Book Review, Non Fiction

Book Bucket List: Getting to Yum

This book review is part of my 2018 Resolution to read more books of substance. It was chosen for the category "a book to make me a better parent." You know that scene in When Harry Met Sally when they’re ordering at a diner?  “I’d like the chef salad please with the oil and vinegar… Continue reading Book Bucket List: Getting to Yum

Book Review, Culture, Fiction, Personal

Book Bucket List: Hello, Sunshine

This book review is part of my 2018 Resolution to read more books of substance. It was chosen for the category "a book about technology and/or modern culture." When I started Hello, Sunshine, I was intending for it to be nothing more than light, frivolous reading. It is the story of YouTube celebrity and chef… Continue reading Book Bucket List: Hello, Sunshine

Book Review, Donald Trump, Non Fiction, Politics

Book Bucket List: Conscience of a Conservative

This book review is part of my 2018 Resolution to read more books of substance. It was chosen for the category "a book by someone I agree with politically." I did not know who Senator Jeff Flake was until the 2016 presidential election season. As a fervent Never Trumper and Republican, I gravitated towards Republicans… Continue reading Book Bucket List: Conscience of a Conservative

Book Review, Personal

2018 Resolutions: Book Bucket List

I have always been a big reader. As a kid, my mom would let us “earn” screen time (time in front of the computer, play station, or television) by reading. Every 30 minutes spent reading during the week was redeemable for 30 minutes of screen time on the weekends. I earned so much screen time… Continue reading 2018 Resolutions: Book Bucket List

Baby, Book Review, Non Fiction, Personal

Tiny Little Human | Review of Bringing Up Bebe

Many years ago, I posted on Facebook an article from Harper’s Bazaar that begged women to stop expecting themselves, as mothers, to "fall apart." The pride mothers seem to feel at  their lack of showers, lack of clean clothes, and lack of meals that didn’t consist of cold chicken nuggets or other child-centered leftovers was… Continue reading Tiny Little Human | Review of Bringing Up Bebe

Book Review, Home, Non Fiction, Personal

Less is Joy

Last month, I confessed to everyone that I am a shopaholic. And I told you that part of my New Year’s Resolution was to resist the temptation to purchase any article of clothing for the entire month of January. I am happy to report, I succeeded. In fact, I have done the opposite of buy clothes. I… Continue reading Less is Joy