Archive for the ‘books’ Category

SO, I have disappeared off of the face of the blogging universe, both on this blog and on my other blog, Saucy and Bossy.  Marc and I have been SO busy, and this year just literally ZOOMED by. One of my new year’s resolutions, though, is to be a better reader.  I work better with […]


I do intend to review Meghan Daum’s novel, The Quality of Life Report, but I do realize that the title is apt for this posting, especially since it’s been a bit since I’ve written anything on my blog.  Marc and I have been keeping super busy, blogging about food and meals, on our combined blog, […]


**Before I begin, let me just tell you that Job and I just had the most awesome snuggle.  It was a long snuggle, and he’s totally the best dog in the world.** I read Ann Hood’s Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine on Wednesday, in one sitting, which is extraordinarily rare for me.  (I can […]


I started Alicia Erian’s novel Towelhead on Sunday morning and finished it on Tuesday afternoon.  This might be a decent indicator of how much I liked this book, and how incredibly powerful it was.  I have had a hard time figuring out what to say about this book at least to start off with.  I […]


So Marc and I had the luxury of spending the weekend together, which hasn’t happened in two weeks, making this weekend (even though I had to work) completely blissful.  I have to remember that I am allowed to get USED to spending time with my husband alone–and that it’s ok! We had a “big movie” […]


Christopher Marquis’ A Hole in the Heart is the story of loss and rebuilding.  Bean, the main character, is an Alaskan elementary school teacher.  After a painful childhood filled with a cold and distant mother and an absentee father, Bean strikes out on her own, falls in love with Mick and gets married. After Mick […]