Bookish Questions – Do you gift your friends and family with books?

Do you gift your friends and family with books or bookish items? I love giving books as gifts. For Christmas last year, I got one sister a book on making your own baby food – she just had that baby (Yea!); and I got my other sister an Amazon gift card so that she could Read More …

Book It! – Curiouser & Curiouser

Another month gone. Can you believe the year is a quarter of the way through? Lots has happened this month. I’m an aunt (again).  My sister had her first baby, early in the month, and it seems to have put me on a children’s literature kick. I have to admit it was fun to read Read More …

#Project52 – Easter

The First day of Spring was last Sunday, Easter is coming up this Sunday, and you can certainly tell around here. Flowers and bright colors are everywhere. I’ve discovered that there is Vinca minor ‘La Grave’ (a.k.a. Bowles Blue) planted along most of the house. It’s blooming beautifully right now. We also have flowering bush, Read More …

Booklr Questions – Do you buy books new, used, or go to the library?

Do you buy books new, used, or go to the library? As much as I should go to the library and borrow book, I don’t.  I haven’t had a library card since I was in middle school.  And while I went to the library a lot during high school and college, it was usually to Read More …

Coffee Talk – Children’s Books, Elections

Welcome to Coffee Talk! A concept that I shamelessly stole from Daenel over at Living Outside the Stacks. It’s a chance to talk about some of the random things that are on my mind. Grab a thermos of your favorite drink, and join me for a little chat. Children’s Lit I’ve been on a weird Read More …

Bookish Questions – Favorite villain in a book?

What is your favorite villain in a book? I recently read The Martian by Andy Weir, and that book reminded me how much I love it when the villain in a book isn’t a villain at all, but a place or a situation that our beloved protagonist has to navigate. That’s why I’m going to Read More …