12 Board Books That Make PERFECT Stocking Stuffers!

Board Books Make the Best Stocking Stuffers! (12 Great Titles!)

Looking for (inexpensive) gifts that will work as stocking stuffers can be one of the trickier aspects of holiday gift giving. (Of course, that might only be because when I was buying up Christmas stockings for our first Christmas together, I never considered the SIZE of the thing!) When I’m buying stocking stuffers for my …

15 Absorbing Historical Fiction Reads that are NOT Set During WWII

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there have been a LOT of books published lately set during World War II, many of which are excellent (which is why I wrote a whole post dedicated to books featuring that time period). But, for awhile there, I felt like I read SO many books about that period of …

The Top 5 Resources I Use for Finding What to Cook For Dinner

While I haven’t always been a huge fan of cooking, it has blossomed into one of my favorite hobbies since getting married. However, though I usually enjoy cooking more than the average person, I also have my moments of pre-dinner panic, when I realize that everyone is expecting to be fed sometime within the next …

9 Recent Book Recommendations I Just Finished (& How I Liked Them!)

As any voracious reader will probably tell you, one of the BEST ways to find your next favorite book is to find someone with good taste (or at least, a similar reading taste to yours) and read whatever it is that they’re recommending. Indeed, I just realized that the last nine reads of mine (plus …

My “Assigned Reading” for This School Year

It’s no secret that I sometimes miss being in school–I miss the external push of deadlines and teachers, I miss the exposure to literature and views that I normally wouldn’t think of, and I miss the feeling that I know, for at least that one thing, that my progress can be measured, tracked, and assessed. …

12 Recent Reads I’m On the Fence About (Some May Surprise You!)

Any reader will tell you that reading tastes vary widely–that there are as many tastes in books as there are colors in a paint store. But still, there are SOME books that MANY, even MOST people seem to like, or at least to widely recommend. This is largely how I’ve come across the majority of …

I Have a Problem Finishing Things + The Book That Changed Everything

First off, I should clarify—I don’t have a problem finishing ALL things. For example, I have no problem finishing books. Or an entire bag of Costco-sized Hershey’s kisses by myself. Or following through on commitments I’ve made to people (usually). No…what I DO have a problem finishing, however, is anything to do with tidiness or …