Little Girl Blue, The Life of Karen Carpenter

Last month, I came across a Carpenters Christmas special on TV. I found myself watching Karen Carpenter, thinking, “Oh yeah. Didn’t she die from anorexia?” She had such a pretty voice. I decided to learn a little more, and so I read Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter. If you’re my age or […]

Mixbook Year in Review Books

Thanks to Mixbook for sponsoring this post, which contains affiliate links. Mixbook did not pay for my book; I did, and it was worth every penny 🙂 One of my tasks in January each year is to create a “family yearbook” of the year that has just passed. This task is always fairly arduous, as […]

Sisters One, Two, Three: Review

Thanks TLC Tours for a review copy of this book. Secrets. Does your family have any? I’m not talking about what your brother bought Mom for Christmas. I’m talking about long-held, serious secrets. That’s the type the Tangle family has in Sisters One, Two, Three. The book, set mostly in 1970s Martha’s Vineyard, was really […]

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin: Review

Queen Victoria: what do you know about her? In my case, despite my interest in British royalty, not a whole lot. I knew she was married to Prince Albert. I thought they had several children. Beyond that … So, I was an ideal candidate to read “Victoria” by Daisy Goodwin. The book has a gorgeous […]

Go2 Compression Socks: Review

Thanks to Go2 Compression Socks for review product — all opinions mine 🙂 Do your legs ever get tired? I’m happy to say mine really don’t. But, when I was offered some Go2 Compression Socks to review, I still thought I’d like to try them out. And, WOW. Go2 Compression Socks I put on the […]

Butterfinger Brownie Bites

I visited Dollar General earlier this week, although I must admit that I’m not a regular Dollar General shopper. In fact, I had to look up addresses online to learn where to find them in my fair city. But once I arrived, I was glad to be there, because Dollar General savings abounded. There were […]

A Spectacle of Glory: Review

Thanks, Handlebar Publishing, for a copy of this book for this review, which contains affiliate links. Remember Joni Eareckson? I first heard about her during my youth. She was a teen who had a diving accident, breaking her neck and becoming a quadriplegic. I read her original book, Joni, and was impressed by her strong […]

Book of the Month Gift Membership for Christmas

Thanks to Book of the Month for sponsoring this post, which contains affiliate links. You regulars out there know how I enjoy reading. It always amazes me to encounter someone who does not, because really? What’s not to love — you can travel to another place, or to another life, and learn so much. All […]