Creepy Reads

The first ‘sleep with the lights on’ book I read was Firestarter. It was handed to me by my father. “You’re too old for Nancy Drew. Read this.” I loved it and not just because it felt like I’d graduated to the world of adult books. For months after reading it I was glaring at […]

Amazon Prime reading

I cancelled Kindle unlimited because I couldn’t justify the expense. Then, I tried the books that are free if you have Amazon Prime since the husband is a Prime member. Most of the Prime books were the first in a series, but they were complete stories if you focused on the main plot and ignored […]

Talent not included

“If you put the time you spend reading into writing, you could publish a book. Make some money.” “Mmmkay. I’ll go ask the hospital if they’d let me perform a brain surgery. Probably more money there. Might offer to be someone’s lawyer at the court house. That seems to pay well.”

Water wasters

The characters in romance novels are the opposite of environmentalists when it comes to wasting water. They shower half a dozen times a day. Their hair must be moldy from never actually drying. Hot showers. Cold showers. Long, long showers. They must have magical water heaters and someone else paying their water bills.


The first time I got a book that shouldn’t have made it past inspections at the end of the assembly line, it came from a big chain bookstore. I drove back to the store and swapped it. Easy peasy. Now, I have one from Amazon. It’s a pita to package it up, send it back […]

Virtual Bookshelf

For absolutely no reason other than to amuse myself, I created a page listing my favorite series and stand alone books. My virtual bookshelf is extremely basic and I may or may not someday clean it up into something easier to navigate. The books on that page range from YA to erotica with everything in […]

Arguing with bookstores

All readers know that Tuesday is the most likely day for new releases to hit the bookstores. This week, I made the husband pause at the big chain bookstore so I could grab an eagerly anticipated book when he really wanted to go directly to his juggling event. I zipped around every display in the […]

Book shamers: The sequel

As I am a reader and not a writer, I lurk in the background of my favorite authors’ social media chatter. Learning that the author who created a feline fae character is a devoted Maine Coon parent only adds to the enjoyment of that character. There’s one writer who occasionally tweets a line from her […]

Make paranormal the norm

As the authors and series I haven’t read on the paranormal aisle get smaller, I’ve taken to hunting down my favorite authors’ work in other genres. There are ten times more books on the historical romance shelves than the paranormal shelves. Why? They’re as historically accurate as the paranormal are real, so it can’t be […]