| Checked Out: December Book Showdown –Holiday Reads |

There’s nothing like a good book to kick off the holiday season: thick, weighty pages in your hand, wrapped in the most festive colors of red and green, paperback or hardcover covers, donning snowflake backdrops or mistletoe depictions.   I didn’t have any winter novels in my house- I can’t even say with confidence that […]

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|Checked Out: December Book Review II- Forever Wild |

I began and ended 2020 with K.A. Tucker’s “Wild” series, and I must say that it is one of the highlights of my year. It was a joy to kick off my winter break with a new Kindle download, and I was shocked and instantly disappointed when I saw that “Forever Wild” was only 145 […]

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|Checked Out: December Book Review- The Midnight Library |

Folks, I may have just found my favorite book of the year. “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig is a story about life and death, love and loss, hope and second chances. On the inside cover, it reads that Haig created “A dazzling novel about all of the choices that go into a life well […]

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| On Dating Your Spouse: “Top Gun” Themed Movie Night |

My husband was away on a work trip for his birthday and I wanted to make sure than I planned for some quality time together upon returning home. His favorite movie of all time is “Top Gun” so I did a little research on themed items that I could purchase for a low- key but […]

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| Checked Out: November Book Review- Red, White, & Royal Blue |

My Uncle is my designated family reading buddy. At 65, he is a real pop-culture marvel and I am always in awe of his “cool factor.” He’s on level 1800 on Candy Crush, watched GOT and Schitt’s Creek twice before I even started binging, knows every Broadway Show cast and director line-up, and yelled at […]

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| Checked Out: October Book Review- Suspense Showdown |

I am not usually one to read mystery books or scary, suspenseful thrillers- I preferred ‘The Boxcar Children’ and Judy Blume to Nancy Drew and ‘Goosebumps’ growing up, and those preferences have stayed with me. I remember opening up Stephen King’s “Desperation” at the young age of 11, reading the first chapter, and having nightmares […]

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