Amy Sue Nathan’s The Last Bathing Beauty–The Summer Escape We All Need

I’m going to be honest with you, bookish friends. I’ve had a hard time focusing on reading lately. With everything going on in the world, it seems like all I can do is obsessively watch the news, read the news, then worry, worry, worry. I’ve found myself wondering when I’ll ever feel the joy of … More Amy Sue Nathan’s The Last Bathing Beauty–The Summer Escape We All Need

Outlander Superlatives: Episode 502 – Between Two Fires

If we’ve learned anything from Hamilton!, it’s that Colonial America was not a cake walk. When you add in the chaos the Frasers bring pretty much everywhere they go, you know that the relative peace of Roger and Brianna’s wedding was just the calm before a big old storm. (For the record, I realize we’ve … More Outlander Superlatives: Episode 502 – Between Two Fires

Outlander Superlatives: Episode 501 – The Fiery Cross

Droughtlander is over, my friends, and you know what that means. It’s been over a year since Jamie, Claire, Brianna, and Roger graced our TV screens. (It’s been even longer since I’ve recapped the best of the best from each episode, but I’ve been consumed by other writing and I only have ten fingers and … More Outlander Superlatives: Episode 501 – The Fiery Cross

This Won’t End Well by Camille Pagán: A Treasure from Beginning to End

When I pick up a Camille Pagán novel, I know two things for certain. I know that I’m going to meet some quirky and complex characters I won’t dare forget, and I know that every emotional note is going to hit that perfect sweet spot between humor and heartache. Other than that, I never know … More This Won’t End Well by Camille Pagán: A Treasure from Beginning to End

Must Love Dogs: Hearts and Barks Will Have You Wagging with Delight

Is there anything better than catching up with old friends? You already know how much you adore them, you know their history, and you completely get their sense of humor. I had the privilege of hanging out with some people I really love recently. We laughed, we bonded, we enjoyed a few casseroles, and we … More Must Love Dogs: Hearts and Barks Will Have You Wagging with Delight

Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb: A Royally Marvelous Read

I’ll never forget the first time I met Grace Kelly. I was in the fourth grade and had to read about a historical figure for school. My mother brought me to our local public library—my favorite place—and steered me towards the biography aisle of the children’s section. (The fact that this shelf existed was eye-opening; … More Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb: A Royally Marvelous Read

Swimming for Sunlight by Allie Larkin Will Have You Swimming in Emotions

Guys, I’m smitten. Actually, I’m more than smitten. I’m head over heels, unabashedly gaga, and for once I’m not even referring to my dog. (Although I am quite smitten by him too, thankyouverymuch.) The object of my adoration is Allie Larkin’s latest novel, Swimming for Sunlight, and I truly cannot gush about it enough. Swimming … More Swimming for Sunlight by Allie Larkin Will Have You Swimming in Emotions