Saturday Movie Review: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Mr. Popper’s Penguins was one of the books from my childhood that always seemed to stick with me. When the movie came out in 2011, I was excited but never got around to watching it. Now in 2022, I saw that it was on Hulu, and added it to my watch list. The movie starsContinue reading “Saturday Movie Review: Mr. Popper’s Penguins”

In The Face Of The Sun | Denny S. Bryce | Book Review

Denny S. Bryce is quickly becoming one of my new favorite authors. I was captivates by her debut Wild Women and the Blues and now In The Face Of The Sun. Both stories are multigenerational tales involving African American families. In The Face Of The Sun follows Francine (Frankie) as she travels from Chicago toContinue reading “In The Face Of The Sun | Denny S. Bryce | Book Review”

This May End Badly | Samantha Markum | Book Review

This May End Badly is such a fun young adult novel. There is a prank war, a fake relationship, strong friendships, and some major character growth along the way. I honestly devoured this book. It was absolutely hilarious and kept me on my toes as everything came together. The prank war has been going onContinue reading “This May End Badly | Samantha Markum | Book Review”

Wild At Heart | Stacy Gold | Book Review

Wild At Heart is the first book in the new Wild Love series by Stacy Gold. I was drawn to this book on Netgalley because I love a good nature story especially when there is a touch of romance. This also sounded like a bit of a comedy. I was excited to dive in andContinue reading “Wild At Heart | Stacy Gold | Book Review”

Top Ten Tuesday: One Word Reviews For Last 10 Books Read

Top Ten Tuesday is held by Jana over at That Artsy Reader GirlToday’s topic is one word reviews for last 10 books read! 1. The Date From Hell ~ Gwenda Bond *Closure 2. In The Face Of The Sun ~ Denny S. Bryce *Vivid 3. This May End Badly ~ Samantha Markum *Witty 4. Jagged LittleContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: One Word Reviews For Last 10 Books Read”

April 2022 Recap | May 2022 TBR

I’m a day behind on posting my monthly recap and to-be-read list. I guess I was enjoying the warm weather too much! I’m here now though so let’s recap… Personal Recap -I finished physical therapy! I still need to do the exercise at home and honestly need to come up with a way to makeContinue reading “April 2022 Recap | May 2022 TBR”

Saturday Movie Review: Hustlers

Hustlers is based on a real life article in New York Magazine regarding a group of former strip club employees who turn the tables on their Wallstreet clients. It stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Lilli Reinhart, Mette Towley, Trace Lysette and Keke Palmer as the main group of strippers; and Julia Stiles as the journalistContinue reading “Saturday Movie Review: Hustlers”

Jagged Little Pill | Eric Smith | Book Review

As a child of the 90’s, I have very strong memories of the songs from Alanis Morissette’s smash record Jagged Little Pill. I remember the music video with Alanis singing Ironic in her car. I also remember Alanis in the rooftop that eventually led to a pie fight in You Learn. And I may haveContinue reading “Jagged Little Pill | Eric Smith | Book Review”

Find Your Way Home | Jackie Ashenden | Book Review

Find Your Way Home is a new small town romance set in New Zealand. It is the first in the Small Town Dreams series. The first book follows Isabella Montgomery after she jumps on an airplane to Brightwater, New Zealand as part of the towns revitalization project. The project is led by ex paratrooper ChaseContinue reading “Find Your Way Home | Jackie Ashenden | Book Review”

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With A Star/Stars On The Cover

Top Ten Tuesday is held by Jana over at That Artsy Reader GirlToday’s topic is Books with a star/stars on the cover! 1. My Name is Venus Black – Heather Lloyd 2. God’s of Jade and Shadow – Silvia Moreno-Garcia 3. Love At First – Kate Clayborn 4. A Sky Full Of Stars – Samantha ChaseContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books With A Star/Stars On The Cover”

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