Category: Books & Reading

October Reads – This is what happens when I try to cut down on screen time.

October Reads – This is what happens when I try to cut down on screen time.

Five books.  This October Reads post has five books in it.  See, friends, this is what happens when I try to cut down on screen time.  I read like my life depends on it, apparently. Now, let’s also consider that, while lengthy, none of these […]

September Reads — I Honestly Loved Them All

September Reads — I Honestly Loved Them All

It’s not often that I can honestly say I loved every book I read in a month.  Usually, I’ll like some more than others.  There might even be books that I downright dislike.  But to have read a book a week for a whole month […]

Catholic Books I Don’t Want to Read Because I’m a Wuss

Catholic Books I Don’t Want to Read Because I’m a Wuss

Honestly, the actual title of this post should be “Catholic Books I Really Should Read Because They’d Make Me a Better Human.” Of course, that’s they way of things, isn’t it?  We tend to avoid what might push us out of our comfort zones, no […]

August Reads: Simply Miraculous

August Reads: Simply Miraculous

It’s time for some August Reads, friends!  Now, let’s be honest.  Some months are better than others when it comes to the quality of books I read.  Sometimes I share with you nothing but a rash of historical fiction.  Sometimes, I’ll even admit to starting […]

July Reads: Two Heavy Hitters

July Reads: Two Heavy Hitters

Only two books on the July Reads list?  Say it isn’t so!  Yes, friends.  I only got around to reading two books this month, but they were both heavy hitters in their own rights.  One was an historical fiction novel that’s on all the must-read […]

June Reads: Good, Old-fashioned Summer Reading

June Reads: Good, Old-fashioned Summer Reading

It’s June.  It’s summer.  And, boy, did I read a lot of books that scratched that “summer reading” itch!  All fiction, mostly historical, these books either teetered on the edge of racy or dove headlong into it.  They also all had some sort of mystery […]

Spring Reads: Slightly Inspired and Moderately Good

Spring Reads: Slightly Inspired and Moderately Good

Well, if that title for this Spring Reads post didn’t just grab you by the eyeballs and pull you in, I don’t know what will! Let’s just suffice it to say that the absolute reading bender that I went on in March totally sobered up […]

Readers Suggest: 40+ Books to Read Next

Readers Suggest: 40+ Books to Read Next

When I asked you guys what I should read next, y’all came through in a big way! Let me back up a second, though… For those of you not playing the social media game with me, last week I asked my FB and IG followers […]

March Reads: Music to My Eyes

March Reads: Music to My Eyes

You guys!  I read five whole books in March!  I must admit that I’m fairly certain I won’t hit that number again any time soon, being as the end of the kids’ school year is fast approaching.  Which, as you can guess, makes this mama […]

February Reads: Only Sort of Fictional

February Reads: Only Sort of Fictional

Four books read in February!  Mama’s got her groove back, y’all! Here’s the skinny.  First, we have one that I read with my girls one chapter at a time at bedtime.  Second, there’s a story based on the very real, very disturbing Tennessee Children’s Home […]