Category: miscellaneous

2023 Year in Review

2023 Year in Review

Posted December 31, 2023 / 27 Comments

As we prepare to flip the calendar to a new year, I thought I would take a look back at what’s gone on here around the blog in 2023. A Year in Review, if you will. And it has been a year of reviews – more than I’ve done since […]


Moving With Books – A Survivor’s Tale

Moving With Books – A Survivor’s Tale

Posted December 27, 2023 / 25 Comments

As the new year approaches, are you thinking about making a change and moving to a new house or a new city or maybe even a new state or province? Moving is never easy… moving with a lot of books becomes even more complicated. But I’m here to help! Read […]


Register Now (and a Giveaway!) for JustRead Rendezvous

Register Now (and a Giveaway!) for JustRead Rendezvous

Posted September 13, 2023 / 14 Comments

Welcome to the Takeover Blitz for JustRead Rendezvous, hosted, sponsored, and organized by JustRead Publicity Tours! I shared with y’all back in July about this reader-author event, and I’ve been spotlighting the THIRTY AUTHORS (yay!) every week in my First Line Friday & Weekly Update posts. But I wanted to […]


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted November 28, 2019 / 6 Comments

Joy is always a function of gratitude — and gratitude is always a function of perspective. If we are going to change our lives, we’re going to have to change the way we see. Thanksgiving is the lens God means for us to see joy all year round. – Ann VosKamp […]


Happy 4th Blog Birthday!!

Happy 4th Blog Birthday!!

Posted April 10, 2019 / 73 Comments

On this day in 2015, I decided to start a bookish blog that I was sure no one would ever read – except maybe my Mom 😉  What a crazy-fun four years this has been! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my […]



Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Posted December 25, 2018 / 14 Comments

But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. Galatians 4:4-5, NLT


Of ACFW, pneumonia, and Hope By The Book Magazine

Of ACFW, pneumonia, and Hope By The Book Magazine

Posted October 2, 2018 / 56 Comments

Hi friends! I know it’s later in the day than I usually post but there’s so much to catch up on so … no time like the present, right? The last few weeks have felt like a year – and not necessarily in a bad way. This time two weeks […]


GDPR Update: Info Use & Subscription Policy

GDPR Update: Info Use & Subscription Policy

Posted May 16, 2018 / 53 Comments

What do I do with your info when you comment on a post/page or subscribe to updates or enter a giveaway? Am I holding your email address hostage? (No I am not) What the heck even is GDPR?? Well, the General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect on May 25, […]


Happy 3rd Birthday, Reading Is My SuperPower!!

Happy 3rd Birthday, Reading Is My SuperPower!!

Posted April 10, 2018 / 94 Comments

Can you believe it? Three years ago – April 10, 2018 – I decided to start this blog. I honestly didn’t think anyone would read it except maybe my family (ok, my mom), and I certainly never imagined the kind of opportunities it would open up. This journey so far […]


Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Posted April 1, 2018 / 13 Comments

But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 As they stood there puzzled, two […]


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted November 23, 2017 / 27 Comments

  “I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Thankful for each of you!


Thank You ♥

Thank You ♥

Posted November 6, 2017 / 46 Comments

On behalf of my husband’s family – and my own heart – thank you so very much for your kind words and for your prayers as we grieved the passing of my mother-in-law. This was the toughest week of our lives, and we miss her terribly. Yet, we even as […]


Taking a bereavement break

Taking a bereavement break

Posted October 30, 2017 / 110 Comments

Hi friends ♥ As my sweet mom-in-law takes her last steps into Jesus’ waiting arms, I am taking this week off from blogging. If I had a review scheduled for your book or an interview/guest post scheduled for you, I will contact you ASAP to reschedule. Thank you all for […]


Called and Courageous Girls LIVE Webcast! (Sept 7)

Called and Courageous Girls LIVE Webcast! (Sept 7)

Posted September 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Join the movement to inspire the next generation of godly women! Meet God’s Called and Courageous Girls, Bible heroes who inspire your child’s faith in God. Harvest House’s new series just launched with the release of the first book! To celebrate the release of A Brave Big Sister, you’re invited […]


Discussion: My Favorite Book-Based Movies

Discussion: My Favorite Book-Based Movies

Posted June 30, 2017 / 24 Comments

    I’m sure no one is surprised to learn that I don’t watch a lot of movies. Because… books. But before I started blogging (i.e. when I had free time lol) I did spend much more time in front of the big – and small – screen. While I’m […]


My Dream Book Boyfriend Panel

My Dream Book Boyfriend Panel

Posted November 23, 2016 / 45 Comments

Recently, I was inspired by Eventbrite to do a post about who I would choose if I got to plan my perfect panel of authors or characters. Eventbrite is the largest self-service ticketing platform in the world that helps people find and plan events. Their conference management page is a […]


My Life According to Literature: 2016 Book Titles

My Life According to Literature: 2016 Book Titles

Posted September 25, 2016 / 11 Comments

I saw this on Courtney’s blog the other day and thought it looked like fun so, of course, I had to share it with y’all! My answers to the questions are made up of books I’ve read so far in 2016 🙂 Describe yourself: Someone Like You (Victoria Bylin) How […]


How Trello Saved My (Blogging) Sanity

How Trello Saved My (Blogging) Sanity

Posted September 20, 2016 / 31 Comments

When you have a reading list like mine, it’s easy to get buried under it. Particularly when said reading list spans scheduled reviews, blog tours, and assigned reviews for magazines. Not to mention the additional posts like Top Ten Tuesdays and discussions like this one. I tried planners and those […]


October Celebration Box on sale now!

October Celebration Box on sale now!

Posted August 18, 2016 / 4 Comments

One of the blog tours that I’m privileged to work with – Celebrate Lit – has some exciting things happening! Earlier this month they announced the launch of Celebrate Lit Publishing! Now, Celebrate Lit is excited to announce their new Celebration Box! The celebration box is a unique, one of […]