This blog has been through several incarnations because I couldn’t exactly figure out where I wanted to go with it myself. I’ve found, over that time, that I still absolutely find time to read and post reviews on Goodreads. I enjoy getting and giving book recommendations and my “to read” list is hundreds of books long. So books and reading will be my focus for now.
When I started this blog it was to try to hold myself accountable for my time since I’m such a procrastinator. Of course one of my time sucks is reading. I can easily get lost in a story and say I’ll clean the bathroom later, tell myself I still have time to make dinner if I read one more chapter, decide I’ll take a walk at night because I’m too into my book to go to my body pump class in the morning. So I may as well channel all that reading that is helping me to procrastinate into something somewhat useful.
Although I read all genres of books, I am by far mostly a romance reader. That wasn’t always the case, but I find the older I get the more I crave the HEA (happily ever after). That doesn’t deter me from reading other types of stories, I’m still a huge Stephen King fan and love a great middle-grade book. You’ll find that about 90% of my reviews are on a type of romance, though. From sweet religious stories to steamy erotic romance and everything in between.
A quick note about me. I recently went back to work part time after being a full time homemaker for the last eight or so years. That was after leaving an extremely high stress job. At that time, my husband Herb and I decided I should be a stay-at-home mom again although our youngest was in high school. But now the youngest, Griffin, has graduated high school, gone into the Army, gotten married, moved across the country, given us our first grandbaby, and moved back home once his active duty stint was up. He’s now with the Michigan National Guard instead of active duty and lives a couple miles from us with his lovely wife Kirsten and baby Hazel. The oldest, Josh, is living at home trying to find his footing after the company he worked for went out of business just before the pandemic hit. The silver lining is that with leaving that one job, he was able to find a job more within his field. He’s starting at the bottom, but glad for the opportunity. We’re all hoping he can afford and find a place of his own once things even out a bit more. As much as we love him and he loves us, he’s ready to be out of our house and we’re ready to be empty-nesters. .
My “real life” often leaks into the mix on my blog, but it’s mostly book reviews and bookish material around here. Please feel free to leave comments and let me know what you’re reading, if you’ve read the same book and your thoughts, book recommendations, or just to say hi.