fines are no longer fine

I started a new jigsaw puzzle and am in that never-mind-it’s-too-hard-put-it-all-back-in-the-box stage. It’s a puzzle of classic paperback book covers. USA Today published an article recently about library fines and how much they impact those who can least afford the fines or the punishment of no longer being able to check out books. Library fines... Continue Reading →

library love.

Feeling very…sentimental…today about all the trips to the library I’ve made in my lifetime. The excitement never changes. I am so deeply appreciative that libraries have coped and adapted so that we can still sail to other lands while huddled safely in our homes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, library systems. Your... Continue Reading →

The French Open

I am ALWAYS thrilled when I receive a book to be reviewed before it's released to the public. I feel like I've received a huge gift every time and I am immensely grateful. But sometimes the publishers do it up extra. Such was the case with this book. Opening this package was a Parisian delight...... Continue Reading →

MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE by Heather Webber

It was a nice...quiet...weekend. I participated in the Instagram book challenge from @thebookishglow and @catebutler. We read Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber. #TheCozyBookishWeekend⠀ What an easy, enjoyable read laced with the magic of family and hometown and enduring friendships. (Imagine the undercurrent of Sweet Home Alabama but with pie.)⠀⠀ Anna Kate returned... Continue Reading →

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