13 Great Audiobooks for Kids (And Their Grownups)

Audiobooks have made so many of our three-hour drives from Austin to Houston so easy, and also made our drives to and from school relaxing before school went virtual. Here’s a list of our “greatest hits” list so far, arranged (roughly) from youngest to oldest audiences – within a range of older elementary to lower YA. The way my life… Read more »

My 8 Favorite Mysteries (So Far!)

I am only a baby mystery reader, but I’m loving the puzzle-solving, the danger, and the intrigue. Here’s a tiny post of my mystery recs so far! (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) Any book on this list I loved at the time I read it, whether I had a chance to write a review or not. Obviously a re-read… Read more »

7 Suspenseful Romance Novels That Really Hooked Me

I love a good thriller, action movie, or martial arts flick. Cross one of those genres with a romance novel? I’m in. Here are my fave romantic suspense books so far. Hope you find something here to enjoy! (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) Any book on this list I loved at the time I read it, whether I had… Read more »

A negotiation with my own body

Body: I’m mad at you for not sleeping. Me: That doesn’t seem fair, since that was your fault. Body: Doesn’t matter. I’m mad, and I’m going to make your stomach hurt so badly that you feel like throwing up. Like, all day. Me: Yes, well. Body: I’m also going to make it so when you eat anything, it gets WORSE…. Read more »

14 Great Graphic Novels Starring Girls and Young Women

Hi! You’ve reached an older post – I’ve integrating the comics that were here into my general kids’ comics posts. There are SO many amazing comics starring girls there, you won’t have any trouble finding plenty to enjoy. So head on over and check out all my kids’ and YA comics recommendations.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a masterwork of cinema that will change the way you think about life, love, and happiness? Clearly no. Is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fun and totally worth your entertainment dollar? That’s a yes! It’s exactly what you’d expect when combining Jane Austen with zombie movies: women in pretty dresses hacking up undead monsters,… Read more »

Well Hello There! + A Reader Survey

I hope everyone had some good holiday time off, and safe travels if you were traveling. I had a great month planned for posting until we had to move out of our house for two weeks due to plumbing problems, and then I jacked up my back – which required a trip to Urgent Care and multiple prescriptions to get… Read more »