INTERVIEW: Jane Tanner, Co-Founder of Bookroo

Bookroo Interview

There's something about reading that relaxes me.  Whether I am at home on a lounge chair out back, upstairs cuddled in bed, or on a plane, I crave a book's companionship.  I enjoy reading a variety of genres - from historical fiction like The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory to what I like to call "pink lipstick" fiction like the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella.  I usually switch between genres so as to not get bored with one. Reading was ingrained into me since I was very little.  I used … [Read more...]

BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Joan

BOOK REVIEW- The Book of Joan Joan Rivers

Everyone knows of Joan Rivers.  Her career in comedy was known throughout the world.  I liked her.  Was she loud? Yes.  A bit on the obnoxious side?  Yes.  Rude at times?  Yes.  Funny?  Hell yea!  Joan Rivers was one of the hardest working female comediennes ever to hit the stage.  She was also a loving and supportive mother and grandmother.  When I was offered to read and review The Book of Joan, I was skeptical if it was going to be a truly good read or just one of those books written by a … [Read more...]

BOOK REVIEW: The Manny

Book review The Manny

When I first heard of this book, I thought it would be a take off of The Nanny, solely by the title alone. It had decent reviews, so I ordered it via Paperback Swap. When it arrived in the mail, I had just finished reading Me Before You. The Manny seemed to be a nice departure from the former book’s serious topic. It proved right! I’ll just tell you the premise so that I will not give it away should you want to read it. Picture a wealthy family in New York City. The husband, an … [Read more...]

BOOK REVIEW: He Wanted the Moon

He Wanted the Moon Book Review

*Please note I was sent a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes but all opinions are 100% my own. I didn't know what to expect, at first, when I requested He Wanted the Moon by Mimi Baird for review.  I understood that it was a true story about a very accomplished doctor who suffered from manic psychosis and how his daughter's goal was to put the pieces together of his life.  I had just finished reading Me Before You which was a tear jerker, so I was hoping for something a bit … [Read more...]

Let’s Discuss National Reading Month

National Reading Month, books, reading list

March is National Reading Month!  I love to read and the fact that there is a month dedicated to one of my favorite past times is so exciting! So, let's talk about books...what is your favorite genre?  Do you like "pink lipstick books" as I call them - like the Shopaholic series; or are you more of a non-fiction fan, reading the latest biography printed?  Maybe you'd rather sci-fi.  Whatever the type, I highly recommend anyone and everyone to pick up a book...it's the best. My love of … [Read more...]