#MustReadin2021 4/29/2021

I've taken an unexpected blogging sabbatical for most of the month of April, so I'm running a tad late for our first update. While I regularly read/review around 350 to 400 books per year, there isn’t always an absolute plan on what I pick up next. Often it’s what’s available at the moment. So I … Continue reading #MustReadin2021 4/29/2021

BOOK REVIEW: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie(The Great Peach Experiment #1)Erin Soderberg DowningApril 6, 2021Pixel+Ink/Holiday House This new middle grade novel by Erin Soderberg Downing sure packs an emotional punch for being only 256 pages. Three Peach family children, 12-year-old Lucy, 10-year-old Freddy, and 8-year-old Herb, are left grieving the loss of their mother … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/22/2021 #imwayr

Kellee Moye of Unleashing Readers and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give Kathryn’s (at Book Date) “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” meme a kidlit focus, reviewing books in children’s literature (picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, or anything in the world of kidlit). If you enjoy this type of reading, join us every … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/22/2021 #imwayr

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/15/2021 #imwayr

Like so many others, we've had some rather unusual weather this past weekend. I just have to take a moment to share some of our forecast from yesterday and today (3/14-3/15). See the very center of the storm in the map, below -- that little yellow blobby area where it says 42.9 inches of snow … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/15/2021 #imwayr

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/8/2021 #imwayr

This has felt like the never ending week as we're having several things happening on our old house (which we HOPE will close before Easter). We had new handrails installed, a new water heater installed, finished both inspections and appraisals, and tomorrow the roofers are starting on a new roof while someone else will begin … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/8/2021 #imwayr

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/1/2021 #imwayr

I can hardly believe it’s already March. This month is my 6-year-old's and my 12-year-old's birthdays, so we have a bunch of planning to do and at least one slumber party to prepare for. I'm also looking forward to the North Texas Teen Book Festival March 5 - 6! As many already know, I grew … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/1/2021 #imwayr

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/22/2021 #imwayr

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's had family or friends who suffered through unexpected temps/weather in the south. Almost my entire family lives in Texas and this past week was not a pretty experience for many of them. Normally they'd make fun of themselves and we'd all laugh about how they just can't … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/22/2021 #imwayr

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/15/2021 #imwayr

Like many others, we've had a very cold and snowy week. So we loaded up on groceries with a pick-up order on Wednesday and were pretty excited when our college campus was closed on Friday. I lost count of how many times we had to shovel sidewalks and driveways (for two properties, since we still … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/15/2021 #imwayr

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/8/2021 #imwayr

We've had a pretty good week as we received a verbal offer on our old house. We were considering taking it off the market since we're in the middle of a pandemic (plus snow!) and rent it out since sooooo many people have asked to rent it. Then BOOM, we suddenly got a new crop … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/8/2021 #imwayr

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/1/2021 #imwayr

Kellee Moye of Unleashing Readers and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give Kathryn’s (at Book Date) “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” meme a kidlit focus, reviewing books in children’s literature (picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, or anything in the world of kidlit). If you enjoy this type of reading, join us every … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/1/2021 #imwayr