A few weeks ago, The Year Turned 40 by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke popped up as a recommendation on Amazon (affiliate link below). Being that 40 is quickly chasing me down, I decided to get the book and read it before I got caught. In the book, there are three best friends who are about to turn 50. At this point, I got annoyed that I had been tricked by the title. I thought I was going to read… Read more »

Over the weekend, I finished reading Jen Mann’s book People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges. Jen Mann presents comical caricatures of some of the people she encounters in her life as a working mom in Kansas. It was not one of the best books I’ve ever read, but it was really funny and makes for a good read before bed. Each chapter tells a different story, so you can breeze… Read more »

  Last week we dropped the husband off in North Carolina to continue his trek along the Appalachian Trail. He started the trek with three weeks last summer and plans to spend the month of June on the trail this year. He has discovered the importance of walking. I don’t mean walking in your neighborhood with your friend or walking around the house trying to get those extra steps on your Fitbit (I’ve done it too).   Perhaps you have… Read more »

If you are looking for a great summer read, check out the Emerge series by Heather Sunseri. The series includes three thrilling young adult dystopian stories about life in the United States after a devastating global pandemic. Given the recent concerns about the Ebola and Zika viruses, Heather creates a thought-provoking world for her readers.   Emerge brings you into this post-apocalyptic world and introduces you to the survivors inside and outside the walls of New Caelum. You will quickly… Read more »