• Book Reviews,  Writing

    Top 10 Books on My Fall 2023 Reading List

    Book with fallen leaf

    Books I Want To Read This Fall Fall 2023 Reading List Stories of Breece D’J Pancake Breece Pancake was a very promising young writer who was already publishing short stoires in The Atlantic Monthly when he committed suicide at the age of 26. Breece D’J Pancake Is the Greatest Author You’ve Never Heard Of The story collection The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake was published after his death, which included some stories he had already published and several previously unpublished stories. The Last Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family by Laura Schenone Laura Schenone writes about finding her great-grandmother’s recipe for ravioli. A Walker in the…

  • Literary

    Book Sale Season


    Book Sale Season Is Here! I recently scored great books at area book sales. What I Bought An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden Some of these books I have read before (McCullers, Knowles, Sinclair) but not for a long time. The Oxford Guide I have wanted for a while, and the Illustrated Brontes are interesting. I own the DVD of the British series of the same name, and the Brontes are a fascinating family. There is a great website to track down book sales in your area: Book Sale Finder. Please also read about 5 Books and Authors I Haven’t Read . . . Yet and also What I…

  • Literary

    What I Am Reading Right Now

    Current Reading

    What Am I Reading? I am currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt on my Kindle. My plans are to attempt to read some of the books I started within the past year but never finished because I was distracted by certain events. I was away from book blogging because the past few months have indeed been very busy. Someone I knew was getting married, so I attended an engagement party/“surprise” bridal shower/and posh wedding. I also knew two different people who died on the same day. So there were wakes/viewings/and funerals to attend. My husband and I spent some time in Pennsylvania visiting my stepdaughter and her husband. I…

  • Blogging,  Writing

    What I Have Learned From Book Blogging

    desktop for book blogging

    What Have I Learned From Book Blogging? I have learned so much. Mostly I have learned all the things that I DIDN’T know about book blogging. I must admit that I knew nothing about Advanced Reading Copies and that I could get free books to read before they were published. Vaguely aware that big-time book reviewers from places like The New York Times must get books ahead of time.  I didn’t know that bloggers could get them! I also knew nothing about book publishing conferences such as Book Expo America, which I attended last year! My knowledge of CURRENT literature was severely lacking. I tend to read books by dead…

  • Literary,  Blogging,  Writing

    Confessions Of A Book Blogger


    Confessions Of A Book Blogger As a book blogger, I have some confessions to make. I hereby confess: I have never read any of the Harry Potter books. I have never read any of the Lord of the Rings books. I have never read any of the Hunger Games books. I have never read any of the Twilight books. I am sure that all of these are fine, fine books. But to be honest, they just don’t interest me. I don’t read them and I certainly don’t feel qualified to review them. More Confessions I don’t care about vampires, zombies, witches, fantasy, science fiction, or paranormal. Some of these books…