JD Robb, Carrie Vaughn, Sharon Shinn, Suzanne Brockmann, Gail Carriger #BookReviews

About a week into the six-week New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge, I was desperate to read some books just for fun. I devoured a whole bunch of library books and e-books by authors that I already know and love. This … Continue reading →

The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger #BookReview

Books: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless by Gail Carriger Genre: Steam-punk fantasy Publisher: Orbit Publication date: 2009-2012 Source: Purchased as e-books Summary: The 5-book series called the Parasol Protectorate takes our heroine, Alexia Tarabotti, from unmarried but very proper misfit … Continue reading →

It’s Monday! What are you reading? #IMWAYR

Happy Bastille Day! I’m celebrating with a guest post at Library Educated. Wesley is hosting All Lady July and she let me take over today to write about Karen Karbo’s Kick Ass Women series. Two of the women she wrote … Continue reading →

Longitude and London are long #IMWAYR

Top Ten Tuesday was fun last week, getting to see everyone’s favorite books so far this year. My list is half fiction and half nonfiction. I’m looking forward to this Tuesday, too, with the topic of books on our Summer … Continue reading →

Longitude and London #IMWAYR

I’ve been eating lettuce from my garden and setting goals for my exercise in June. What are you up to as we’re into the second week of the month? Read I posted my review of The Clockwork Universe by Edward … Continue reading →

Book BFFs — a Top Ten Tuesday list

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic at The Broke and The Bookish:  Ten Books About Friendship. 10. Nancy Drew and friends. And many other books I read as a kid including the Oz series and the Little House books by Laura … Continue reading →

Ophelia, Sugar, and London Under #IMWAYR

Thanks for the birthday wishes last week. I had a great day — and week, in fact. I reported on my birthday present, a FitBit, for Readers’ Workouts on Tuesday. For British Isles Friday, I published our preliminary itinerary for … Continue reading →

Monday Reading — my birthday edition

Today’s my birthday! My brother and family are taking us out tonight. Today will be a lovely quiet day with reading. The Mother’s Day / birthday combination was always fun when my mother was living, rather bittersweet since she died. … Continue reading →

It’s Monday! Cinco de Mayo edition

Happy Cinco de Mayo! It’s finally feeling like spring here. We had a glorious day yesterday and looking forward to another today. Lots of bookish fun on the blog this week: 11 random facts about me for Readers’ Workouts Books … Continue reading →

What Am I Reading? A Monday Reading post because I’ve lost track

Did you see the Full Moon? I missed the eclipse but had a rare opportunity to take photos of the moon at the Missouri Botanical Garden. For British Isles Friday, I posted about a cooking class for British foods with … Continue reading →