Book Review: The Promise Between Us by Barbara Claypole White – 3.5 stars

As always, I’ll be completely straight with you and admit: I struggled with this book. I almost gave up on it twice early on: I found the plot a little too ‘convenient’ and formulaic. The voice that Claypole White gives to mental illness (particularly OCD) however, reeled me in and kept me reading. I had […]

Guest Book Review: The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister – 4 stars – Review by Sarah Williams – Available May 21st!

Have you ever been transported back to the memory of a time and place by a smell?  The Scent Keeper is a man with a seemingly magical machine that can preserve those smells on “scent papers” that he keeps in sealed glass jars.  This is one of the unusual truths Emmeline grows up with, living […]

Notre Dame Day is today!

Please help me support my alma mater by donating $10 to the ND club or organization of your choice! You can support anything from the Hesburgh Women of Impact Scholarship to the Glee Club with just $10! $10 also earns you 5 votes to distribute…you can give them all to the group you gave your […]

Follow your bliss!

I was lucky enough to receive yet another ARC from The Book Drop and couldn’t wait to share it with you! Look at that amazing turquoise cover with the cut-out! This is one of those books I would buy for the cover color alone! (I’m like that!) It’s called Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by […]

The Book Drop

As you can tell by my post yesterday about Gwynnie Bee, when I find a brand or service that I particularly love, I’m particularly loyal and especially vocal about it!  As many of you know, there are few things I love as much as reading and surprises…so The Book Drop from Bethany Beach Books has […]

Rockin’ It!

Its been a little while since I last posted and a lot of things have happened!  Perhaps most surprisingly, I’ve become a model!  I know, right?  I’ve been a customer of Gwynnie Bee for nearly five years and have loved having the opportunity to ‘rent’ my clothes.  Since I had surgery in 2011 for an […]

Hey! Where’d she go?

January 2010, Facebook:  ‘My little guy came home from school today and his daily sheet said that he had been very sweet and wiped the tears of a friend who was crying. I told him, “Spencer…Mommy is so proud of you. Your teachers said that you were very nice today and wiped your friend’s tears […]

That’s ME! What Should I Read Next? Episode 106

What Should I Read Next? Episode 106 I’m honored to have been asked to participate in Anne Bogel’s amazing podcast:  What Should I Read Next?  I’ve been a huge fan for a couple of years and have listened to every episode so I was incredibly excited to get to be Anne’s guest for Episode 106. […]

Back to Why Mama Panda – Part 5

Facebook, August 2012:  ‘Funniest moment of the day: Having given him 15 minutes to swim before bedtime (our house has its own pool), we set a timer for the boy. Suddenly the back door flies open…he has decided he needs to poop and is yelling, ‘Stop the clock! Stop the clock!’ So we took our […]