Dog Books

I love dogs and even have one sitting next to me as I type this post. Sadly, I do not love dog books. Have you ever notice how often dogs die at the end of books and/or movies? Old Yeller, Sounder, Shiloh, My Dog Skip, Me and Marley…and those are just the ones...

The Tiny Portrait

In elementary school did you ever have a teacher assign a family tree as homework? I always needed tons of help because lots of my relatives had nicknames so my mom and dad had to tell me their “real” name.  And maiden names? Forget about it! I’ve...

First Book

This week I had the opportunity to speak with a representative from an amazing organization: First Book. And I knew you would love to hear all about it! First Book is asking everyone to “Give the gift of reading this holiday season.” What is the purpose of...

Solving the Puzzle

It’s been quite a while since I posted. Sorry! I was reading a book to review on Building Bookshelves (I won’t say which one) and it turned out to be dreadful. I kept plugging away, hoping it would get better…but it just didn’t happen. Do you...

The Paris Winter

So how are you with secrets? I always start out with the best of intentions but it doesn’t take much to get a secret from me — half the time I don’t even realize I’ve let the cat out of the bag. How would you do if you knew a secret that could...