Sharing “Mrs. Everything” with Mama

I devoured my latest read in less than three days, and then strongly encouraged Mama to drop everything and pick it up immediately. Jennifer Weiner’s latest novel is yet another masterpiece that had me both laughing and crying. I’m really enjoying seeing Mama love it too! Today’s #OneGoodThing was sharing “Mrs. Everything” with Mama! What was…

Getting lost in a book

Mama and I have both been devouring our books, forgoing sleep and most other activities just to keep reading. She finished “The Avenue Goes To War,” the second in a series by R.F. Delderfied, in the middle of the night and had already begun “Educated” by Tara Westover this morning. My favorite author, Jennifer Weiner,…

Book wild at the library

Mama and I went to our local library today and each selected a stack of books to read. We had a wonderful time looking for interesting titles, so much that I had not brought enough bags to cover our reading appetites. The librarians were very helpful, patient, and kind. It was a fantastic excursion all…

Couldn’t put the book down

This morning I discovered one of my favorite authors had a book available on BookBub (if you’re not familiar, BookBub sends daily book deals for free or cheap books within chosen genres — it’s great!). I discovered Stacey Ballis’s books through a recommendation by another of my favorite authors, Jen Lancaster. Stacey’s books are especially wonderful for…

Jennifer Weiner - Hungry Heart

My literary hero’s new memoir

My favorite author’s latest book is out today and it’s a memoir! I fell in love with Jennifer Weiner’s writing more than a decade ago. I found her first novel while wandering around Bookshop Santa Cruz (the local bookshop where I grew up), and it seemed like Ms. Weiner was speaking directly to me. I…

Books for the Venetophile (Venice-lover)

Besides your typical tour books of this wonderful city, delightful books abound to help you discover another side of Venice, Italy. Another Venice by Jacopo Fasolo features more than 50 lovely watercolor drawings of campos, buildings and canals along with a small photo and story correlating to each one. This book was a gift sent…