| Checked Out: June Book Review- The Ten Thousand Doors Of January |

“The Ten Thousand Doors Of January,” by Alix E. Harrow, was another novel that intrigued me by its gorgeous cover. I knew little about the book’s contents, but my favorite indie bookstore, Old Town Books in Alexandria, Virginia, was hosting a “Ten Thousand Doors” meet-up so I purchased the Kindle version in hopes of partaking. […]

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| Checked Out: May Book Review II- Know My Name: A Memoir |

Chanel Miller was a college graduate, a businesswoman, a creative, a wonderful sister, girlfriend, and daughter. Her future was as bright as the California sun, but when Stanford University student Brock Turner sexually assaulted her one night at a college party, her life took a backseat to his own. The court system saw this claim […]

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| Checked Out: May Book Review- The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane |

Full disclosure: I added “The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane” to my Goodreads list because the name was beautiful and the reviews were high. I had never heard of Lisa See, bestselling author of “Snow Flower,” “The Secret Fan,” and “On Gold Mountain;” It was one of those instances where I was sifting through genres […]

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| For Bread, Or For Worse: A Foolproof Recipe |

One of my favorite Quarantine memories thus far includes the unconventional but surprisingly beautiful way that my husband and I celebrated Easter. Originally, we had plans to travel up to Connecticut and see my family, but due to the circumstances, we decided to plan an elaborate “date day” instead. We woke up, made coffee, exchanged […]

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|Pen To Paper: The Truth About Journaling During A Pandemic |

If you scroll through my latest blog entries, you might notice that I am reading a lot: I challenged myself with an aggressive reading goal for 2020 and with all things quarantine, I have been able to make substantial progress on my list. But my posts are lackluster when it comes to the highs and […]

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| Checked Out: April Book Review- Be The Girl |

I will admit, sometimes my Amazon Fire surprises me, and I find myself gravitating to the e-reader over the novels that line my bookshelves. After reading “Wild At Heart,” the Kindle app suggested other K.A. Tucker books that I might enjoy. I noticed that “Be The Girl” was free (included in my Kindle Unlimited membership) […]

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