I have always been fueled by stories. The first story that fed me was The Wizard of Oz.  CBS would air it once a year and, from one year old, I would watch.  The concept of fiction meant nothing to me.  Dorothy and her friends and the Wicked Witch with her winged monkey were as real […]

Two observations that I made while editing this:1 – I look a hot mess in most of these clips2 – This is mostly just me talking. I really need to learn to incorporate more of my life into these vlogs.

Hello Beautiful by Ann NapolitanoDate published: March 14, 2023Date finished: May 8. 2023Grade: A I will admit that the claim that this is a “retelling” of Little Women put this book on my radar. While considering this to be a retelling is taking it too far, seeing it as an homage to Alcott’s classic is […]

This went up on my YouTube channel a few days ago but I completely spaced on posting it here as well. I do make an effort to post most videos here (generally, I skip on posting tag videos, but I hope to have everything else up on the blog).

Faithful by Alice HoffmanDate published: November 1, 2016Date finished: May 1, 2023Grade: A+ I must admit that I picked this book up because it was short. I had just a bit of the month left, and I wanted something short to get me through to the end of April (side note: I missed that by […]

The Feast by Margaret KennedyDate published: January 1, 1949Date finished: April 24, 2023Grade: B+ Sometimes it is best not to know too much going into a book. I knew next to nothing about this book other than it was marketed as an Agatha Christie-like mystery. This is nothing like anything Agatha Christie wrote and is […]

Wandering Souls by Cecile PinDate published: March 21, 2023Date finished; April 17, 2023Rating: A+ Some subjects are just hard to write about. When an author can create a story that tackles that subject head-on but with compassion and hope, they create a novel that must be read. Cecile Pin does just that thing with her […]