• { THE BOOK CHAT – FAVORITE SELF-HELP AND INSPIRATIONAL BOOKS }

    Thursday is quickly becoming my favorite day of the week. And not because it’s payday either.  Thursday is Book Chat day.  This week Book Chat is all about your favorite self-help and inspirational books.  To be honest, I don’t really read a lot of these kind of books.  I mean, I’ve read a few. When I think of self-help and inspirational I think of Dr. Phil.  I have no idea why because I don’t really like him (Sorry Dr. Phil fans!) and I’ve never even seen his show.  But anyway my first book thought is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss.  One of my favorite teachers gave it…

  • { 14 VALENTINE’S DAY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN }

    I am excited to share with you my favorite children’s books for Valentine’s Day.  I love reading holiday themed books with the munchkins.  My Big Man decided that Valentine’s were “yucky” and was appalled that he had to give Valentine’s to the girls in his class this year.  Meanwhile my Big Girl is picking out the “right” card for each of her classmates.  It’s an extremely important task according to her.  I really don’t miss those days.  And the Little Man has learned what a heart is and loves to point them out when he sees them.  Which is everywhere right now.  Snowy Valentine The Biggest Kiss  Lilly’s Chocolate Heart  I Love You…

  • { THE BOOK CHAT – THE BEST BOOKS OF 2012 }

    I’ve read a lot of books this year.  Some were short stories and some took me several days to finish.  Some were good and some I couldn’t put down.  And some I couldn’t believe that I was still reading that.  Thankfully those last ones were few and far in between.  I didn’t have a goal of how many books to read this year but I’m thinking of making a few goals in the next year to read books that are not outside of what I typically read because when I did step out of my comfort zone this year I was amazed. My favorites of 2012… Celebrity In Death –…

  • { MY TOP BOOKS FOR SPRING }

    Even though there are pages to my to-be-read list I still look forward to each month’s new releases.  When these books hit the shelves in the next coming months I will be dropping whatever I am reading to pick them up. Lover At Last: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood – Lover At Last is the number one book I am looking forward to this spring.  I love all the BDB but I can’t wait to read Blay and Qhuinn’s story. I can feel the heartbreak from here.  Headed for Trouble (Troubleshooters) – I always look forward to this series.  I have a (not so) secret love for the alpha male…

  • { BOOK REVIEW: WAIT FOR YOU BY J LYNN }

    Title: Wait For You Author: J Lynn Series: Wait For You Genre: New Adult Romance Length: 332 pages Release Date: February 26, 2013Some things are worth waiting for Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years agoan event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybeplease Godmake a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing…