Throwback Tuesday: My Bookish Firsts!

Posted September 12, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 6 Comments
Throwback Tuesday:  My Bookish Firsts!

I love lists, so what’s could be better than a weekly meme dedicated to them? Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish – visit their page for more wonderful lists. There are several rights of passage in every evolving bookworm’s life: the first chapter book, the first re-read, the first book you blogged. This week’s Top 10 Tuesday was a throwback freebie, so I challenged myself […]

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Review: Not Pants Required by Kim Karr

Posted September 11, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review:  Not Pants Required by Kim Karr

For the past year, Kim Karr’s No Pants Required has popped up on my “books you might like” on Amazon.  And for the past year, I clicked into the book’s website to learn more… only to turn away for something newer and shinier. I’m not sure why it took so long to break down, buy the book, and read it as it was right up my alley:  a funny, somewhat […]

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August Wrap-Up: What a Whirlwind!

Posted September 4, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Monthly Wrap-Up / 6 Comments
August Wrap-Up:  What a Whirlwind!

Linking up to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  The Sunday Post is a weekly feature where fellow book lovers post updates on life, blog happenings, and their recent book hauls. What a month!  August was full of trips up-north, a girls weekend to Napa, and a few trips to the Minnesota State Fair.  Oh, plus I started a new job!  I read seven books […]

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Review: Buns by Alice Clayton

Posted August 30, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review:  Buns by Alice Clayton

Knock-it-out of the park and laugh out loud,  Buns was by far and away my favorite of the Hudson Valley series.  Alice Clayton created a fabulous cast of characters that you can’t help but fall in love with.  I mean really, I can’t stop gushing about this book. Clara Morgan is a young branding expert hired to revamp the Bryant Mountain House resort in quaint Baily’s Falls, New York. This […]

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Sunday Synopsis #3: Back in Action!

Posted August 27, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Sunday Synopsis / 5 Comments
Sunday Synopsis #3:  Back in Action!

Linking up to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer – a weekly meme where fellow book lovers post updates on life, blog happenings, and their recent book hauls.   It feels so long since I’ve been blogging (or reading)!!!  I missed last week’s weekly wrap-up as I was enjoying some vacation time in Napa, so you get a 2-for-1 update this week.  Napa, California was […]

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Review: The Catch by K. Bromberg

Posted August 24, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review:  The Catch by K. Bromberg

Okay, Sports Fans listen up – The Catch is the second book in The Player duo by K. Bromberg.  Highly recommend reading my review of The Player before jumping in; otherwise, this will be one GIGANTIC SPOILER for you! The Catch picks up immediately where The Player left off. Scout has just delivered her assessment on Easton’s ability to return to baseball.  Scout, typically a strong take no nonsense woman, is […]

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The High School Book Review

Posted August 22, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 0 Comments
The High School Book Review

I love lists, so what’s could be better than a weekly meme dedicated to them? Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish – visit their page for more wonderful lists. Don’t you love New York in the Fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies… I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.  – Tom Hanks, […]

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The Art of Selecting the Vacation Read

Posted August 18, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things / 2 Comments
The Art of Selecting the Vacation Read

As you read this, I’m likely throwing anything and everything I own into a suitcase for an 8:00 am flight to Napa.  When It comes to time away from home, I’m first and foremost a vacation planner.  I love pouring through online reviews, hunting for the best deals on hotels, and questing for the best restaurants.  The second most important task?  Finding the ideal vacation book. Now, the Vacation Book […]

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Book Recommendations for Non-Bookish Friends

Posted August 15, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 2 Comments
Book Recommendations for Non-Bookish Friends

I love lists, so what’s could be better than a weekly meme dedicated to them? Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish – visit their page for more wonderful lists. We all got ‘em. We all love ‘em.  But what are we gonna do with ‘em?  You know what I’m talking about… those friends who don’t read books!!! Imagine a recent conversation I had while prepping […]

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Review: Cocky Chef by J.D. Hawkins

Posted August 14, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Cocky Chef by J.D. Hawkins

I’m an aspirational foodie at best.  I like to pretend I know what’s going on, but at the end of the day, I’m easily overwhelmed by anything more complex than pizza or tacos.  (Tonight’s dinner is popcorn and red wine).  So that’s why I was surprised when I picked-up Cocky Chef.  But lo and behold though, I became victim to well-deserved reviews, a new-to-me author, and a $0.99 sale. Willow […]

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