Review – Second Position by Katherine Locke

I won an ebook copy of Second Position in the beginning of 2016. I can’t believe it took me so long to get to it. But I’m glad I finally did.

Second Position is part of my 2017 #RockMyTBR challenge.

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Stacking the Shelves – March 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 February edition. (Titles are links to Goodreads)


Heart of Clay by Shanna Hatfield

Valentine Bride by Shanna Hatfield

Earthrise by M.C.A. Hogarth

On the Way to Simple by Jennifer Acres

The Vixen and the Vet by Katy Regnery

Adamant by Emma Adams


Etiquette & Espionage (audiobook) by Gail Carringer

A Darker Shade of Magic (audiobook) by Victoria Schwab


The Big Inch by Kimberly Fish

#RockMyTBR 2017 February Recap


#RockMyTBR (link) is a reading challenge hosted by Sarah K., The YA Book Traveler. Basically, the challenge is to read books that you already own that were published before the beginning of the year. I love this challenge. Even though I didn’t complete it last year, it was still fun to participate in and see what others were reading. Here’s my intro post for this year.

So how did I do in the month of February?

Altogether I read a whopping five books, and ZERO of them were for #RockMyTBR

Wow, am I following last year’s pattern or what?

Are you participating in this or any other reading challenges? How are you doing?

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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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

Garden Graphic (3)

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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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!


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”