Knives Out

This afternoon, I finally had the opportunity to see Knives Out at the movie theater. I'm a huge fan of mysteries (in the form of books, films, and television shows), so I was really looking forward to seeing this movie...and had been since the release of the trailer earlier this year. Knives Out is about…

Christmas Time Is Almost Here!

It's hard to believe that it's already December 4th, but we're only a few short weeks away from my favorite holiday...Christmas! Over the past couple of weeks, I've been thinking a lot about my family's holiday traditions and what they mean to me. There are so many things that my family really looks forward to…

Death of a Gigolo

I love the new book section of my public library! My local library always does a great job of stocking exciting new titles, both fiction and nonfiction, and I usually find myself perusing the shelves every time I drop in to pick up and return books. My last trip to the library was just a…

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020

If you've been waiting for the official prompt list for next year's POPSUGAR Reading Challenge, your wait is over! POPSUGAR released their list yesterday, along with a slideshow of prompt-fulfilling books on their website. Based on the flurry of posting I've seen on Goodreads, I think it's safe to say that people are excited for…

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2019 – Completed

Thanks to Clipart Library for these pretty fireworks! After having participated for the past few years, the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge has become something of a tradition in my home. If you've never taken part in the Reading Challenge, the basic idea is that participants are encouraged to expand their reading horizons through a series of…

How Do I Get My Child To Read?

Before I decided to leave the classroom to pursue a career in writing, I taught English/Language Arts at the middle and high school levels. One of the concerns that I frequently heard from parents was regarding reading. Usually the conversation involved the parent saying something like this: "I've been trying to get my kids to…