SO, if you follow readers on any blogs, instagram feeds or Facebook groups, you know what TBR means. Essentially it's a booknerd's absurdly long, neverending list of books to read. And I'm serious, it never ends, it never gets shorter, and half the books are sitting on our shelves because in the ... Read More about August TBR Hopefuls!
A few years back, I decided that one way to encourage a love of reading in my kids as well as be able to read some childrens' books I'd always wanted to read but would never put away a grown up book to prioritize (the idea!) I would start reading to the kids each night. This became a favorite part ... Read More about Books to Read to Your Monkeys
HE SAID, SHE SAID and other thrillers to check out This one has been on my TBR list for a little while, and I finally got my hands on it. I had seen it on several readers' blogs and posts, and I like a good thriller now and then. But I feel like I have high expectations for thrillers... For me ... Read More about RECENTLY FINISHED
I heard of this book a while back, mostly because its author, Amor Towles' recent bestseller and much buzzed-about follow up novel, "Gentleman in Moscow", which I have yet to read. "Rules of Civility" was his debut novel, and such a great way to come out! I really enjoyed nearly everything about ... Read More about Rules of Civility: The Long and Short of it
Here are some classics that I love, and some I simply tolerated, but read for street cred. I will set some realistic expectations here that may have helped me enjoy the tolerable more. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Okay, this one is not lighthearted, and really there's not much uplifting in ... Read More about Cautionary Tales: More Classics