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What I’m Reading This Month – April 2019

What I’m Reading This Month – April 2019

One of the most exciting things happened to me last month…. I won a book giveaway from Goodreads! If you’re not on Goodreads, as soon as you get done reading this post head on over there and make an account. Goodreads allows you join yearly […]

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I absolutely fell in love with Celeste Ng’s debut novel, Everything I Never Told You. I knew I had to pick up her second book, Little Fires Everywhere, but with so many fabulous books vying for my attention it hadn’t made it into my hands. […]

What I’m Reading This Month – March 2019

What I’m Reading This Month – March 2019

This month I’m picking back up some titles that have been on my To Read list, and my bookshelves, for far too long. Of this month’s five titles, some are for business, some are for pleasure, but all are guaranteed to be good reads. The […]

2019 Birthday Book Wish List

2019 Birthday Book Wish List

Not that you ever need an excuse to give or receive books but birthdays do provide a very special occasion to do so. Because I love birthdays and because it’s my birthday and because I love books, I have a birthday book wish list, and I’m […]

What I’m Reading This Month – January 2019

What I’m Reading This Month – January 2019

The last fews months were a whirlwind of getting settled back home, in my new job, and into some sort of a routine. All of that transition means that there were a lot of GREAT books collecting dust on my bookshelf. This month I’m excited […]

Chez Panisse, an adoption conference, and finally some good coffee

Chez Panisse, an adoption conference, and finally some good coffee

A couple weeks ago I traveled to Oakland, California for the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (ASAC) conference. This conference, like the Adoption Initiative conference, happens every two years. Luckily, this year both conferences were held together. Two years ago I attended […]

The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic

In The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka tells the, at times, hopeful and, at other times, heartbreaking stories of Japanese picture brides. Each of the eight chapters details defining elements of the journey of these Japanese women joining their husbands in America and the lives […]

My Summer Reads: A Recap

My Summer Reads: A Recap

According to the PG County, Maryland Beltsville Branch Library I have saved $748.58 by using my library card instead of buying every book that strikes my fancy. And let me tell you, that was definitely $748.58 that I did not have (and still don’t!). Once […]

Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You

“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” As her mom, dad, brother, and sister piece together the days and weeks before her death, each reveals how much they have hidden from one another… and even themselves. Moving back and forth between their present […]

Goodbye, Vitamin

Goodbye, Vitamin

After reading Hello, Sunshine it seemed apropos that the next book on my list was Goodbye, Vitamin. Another story of a 30-something-year-old woman whose engagement comes to a seemingly sudden end. Unlike Sunshine though, Ruth, the protagonist of Goodbye, Vitamin, has not lost her job, friends, and reputation. […]