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Blog Tour – Bulletins from Dallas



Reporting the JFK Assassination



Genre: Biography / Journalism

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Date of Publication: November 1, 2016

Number of Pages: 280

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Book Review

Review – Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

As it seems I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately, I decided to listen to another audiobook. This time the choice was Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger.

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Book Review

Review – The Island by S. Usher Evans

I read The Island quite a while back. Like, when it was still being polished up for the official release. I realized that despite my excitement and love for the series, I haven’t actually written a review. So, I re-read The Island as part of the S. Usher Evans Street Team competition, and composed my thoughts about the final version to share a reader’s review of the book.

Oh, and I’m totally #TeamTheo! ❤

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#GardenWithJulia 2017 – Winter Sowing Update

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Hey there! This is just a short little update on my winter sowing experiment. Here’s a short live video I did on Periscope.

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Tag/Meme · This Week's Five!

This Week’s Five!!!


Are you ready for this week’s recap of things that made me happy!? I sure hope so…

  1. Popcorn. I could eat popcorn any time, I love it, and I admit to indulging A LOT this week.
  2. Music. I don’t often listen to the radio (not much time spent in the car), and if I listen to my phone it’s usually music I know I like. But sometimes I just don’t want to hear anything. Then, suddenly I want to hear all the things, which results in a great appreciation of being able to listen to a wide variety of songs and let loose a little.
  3. Sprouts! I have sprouts in my winter sowing containers!Marigold sprouts in winter sowing container
  4. Early Valentine presents. My husband and I are as bad as kids when it comes to trying to wait for a holiday to give gifts. This year, I received this awesome bookish necklace and a gift card for my kindle! necklace
  5. Honestly I don’t have a specific thing for #5, but things have just been good lately, and that makes me happy 🙂

What’s made you smile lately? Share below!


Book Review

Review – The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

Lindsay Cummings has been on my radar for a while, but I hadn’t found any of her books in the electronic offerings of my library until now. Using Hoopla, I was able to borrow the audiobook of The Murder ComplexContinue reading “Review – The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings”


Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet – Book Blitz

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 7 till 13 February. You can see the blitz schedule here. Continue reading “Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet – Book Blitz”

Book Review

YAKFest 2017!

What in the world is YAKFest? It’s the Young Adult Keller Book Festival. This was my second year attending, and man how this event grew from a couple of years ago! It was so exciting to see a packed auditorium ready to take on a day of meeting authors and listening to them speak and finding new books to read! Below is a Twitter “Moment” I created of #YAK17. I attended with my wonderful mother-in-law! Continue reading “YAKFest 2017!”

Stacking the Shelves · Tag/Meme

Stacking the Shelves – February 5

Stacking the Shelves

Hello there! Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Usually a weekly meme, mine pop up on a monthly basis. These are the books I’ve acquired since the January edition. (Titles are links to Goodreads) Continue reading “Stacking the Shelves – February 5”

Tag/Meme · This Week's Five!

This Week’s Five!!!


Alright, this post encompasses more than the past week, but here we go! Five things that made me happy or I found interesting lately:

  1. Seeing the Women’s Marches. Wow, what a bautiful movement whose momentum we can’t allow to be lost.
  2. YAKFest – Young Adult Keller Book Festival — this was my second time attending, and it was a blast! Post coming soon.
  3. Starting something new – As the little one’s induction to the public school system draws closer *sobs*, that means I’m looking at my future, too. Right now the plan is to get my alternative certification to teach secondary Enlish Language Arts. For now though, I’ve begun substitute teaching.
  4. Books on sale – there have been some really interesting looking books on sale lately.
  5. Fire Emblem Heroes on mobile! I’m a huge fan of the series, and it’s fun to have part of it on my phone. I’m super looking forward to the one for the Nintendo Switch, because we really enjoy playing games together and watching each other play games. That’s really hard to do on the DS.

What’s something that’s brought you happiness lately?