Texas Book Festival

When Big Brother was Only Brother, we started going to the Texas Book Festival in Austin. He was 11 when I discovered it, so we went for the weekend and hung out at YA panels all day. My non-reader would actually read if he heard the author talk about the book. We went a couple […]

Review: When Life Gives You Pears by Jeannie Gaffigan

I hate that this is the third review I’m going to write about a book (although only the first here!) wherein I call a book about cancer/tumors funny, but there it is. When Life Gives You Pears is hilarious. I’m going to admit that I don’t know much about Jim Gaffigan besides someone I follow […]

Review: Find Me Their Bones by Sara Wolf

If you haven’t read Bring Me Their Hearts, you’re going to want to do that first, or Find Me Their Bones isn’t going to make any sense to you. If it’s just been a while since you read the first book, that’s okay. Sara Wolf does a great job of reminding you what happened without […]

Review: Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas by William Lashner

I listened to Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas as an audiobook. The narrator is awesome! This book is kind of a mix of Goosebumps and Theodore Boone. It’s a middle grade mystery with ghosts and demons. It’s not incredibly scary, but maybe not a good read for nervous children. I really enjoyed […]

Review: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

A note on the audiobook: This is an audio experience. Malcolm Gladwell talks about it a bit in the beginning. He chose to use audio recordings of interviews, etc., wherever available instead of just reading the quotes himself. There’s music spattered throughout. It’s kind of a book/podcast. It is not just a direct reading of […]

Review: Chosen by Kiersten White

This is the sequel to Slayer, so if you haven’t read it, go do that real fast, then come back. Also, Chosen doesn’t come out until January 2020, but go ahead and preorder it so you don’t forget. You’re going to want it. I received an ARC because I demanded it from a publisher rep […]

Book Review: Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Twice in a Blue Moon is one of those books I gave up sleep to finish. I wouldn’t have thought that would be the case in the beginning, but there it is. I’m not giving anything away here you won’t read in a synopsis. This is a second chance at love story. The book begins […]

Review: Outfox by Sandra Brown

I have read three Sandra Brown novels before and adored all of them, so I went into this one with high expectations. That was probably my mistake. When I go in expecting something phenomenal, I automatically start picking apart any flaws. Overall, I did enjoy this book, so go ahead and read the rest of […]

Review: Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

First of all, I finished this book two days ago, but I haven’t had a chance to write a review, because mom life. Also, migraines. Luckily, my boys let me sleep last night, so I’m feeling much better. Second, this book begins the major differences between the novels and the show, so if you think […]