Book Connection: Where to Find Book Deals and Freebies

I love to read. I read quite a bit. Even writing that feels like a gross understatement. Reading isn't just a passion or a hobby or a job for me; it's my non-human spouse. I read to escape, I read to research, I read for fun, I read for work, I...read. I love words and [...]

2020 in Books

I've been participating in Goodread's Reading Challenge for the past few years. I don't view it as a competition, but as a goal I'm setting for myself. I also just love keeping track of what I've read, and the Year in Review is such a fun feature. You can view mine here. In summary, I [...]

How I Rate Books on Goodreads

Y'all know I'm a bookaholic, a bibliophile, a word nerd...you get the gist. I've been using Goodreads to track my reading and books I want to read for a couple of years now. I started keeping a list of books I read after checking the same book out from the library...three times. Apparently I thought [...]

2019 in Books

Every year, I take part in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. It began as a way to keep track of what I was reading, as I'd accidentally, repeatedly picked up library books I'd already read thinking they were new to me. The challenge is less about challenging myself to read- its harder for me not to read at [...]

A Love Letter to the Car Pickup Line

My latest Knoxville Moms post is my love letter to the car pickup line- I love it! And it includes some tips if it isn't your favorite place to be 😉 You can read it here!

On The Come Up Book Review

Never fear- there are no spoilers here!Last fall I had the pleasure of reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and since then I've been eagerly awaiting her next release. Now, I've finally gotten my hands on it and it is just as phenomenal as her debut.In On the Come Up, teenager Bri has [...]

Love Your Library

Summer is here! The days are warm, fireflies are out, and the kids are out of school! All summer long! So what are you going to do with them?There are so many things to do with kids these days. Camps and trips and excursions, oh my! But that's not the kind of summers I grew [...]

Empty shelf challenge or the books of 2014

Last December, a friend shared a post by Jon Acuff called the empty shelf challenge. The concept was to take an empty shelf and fill it with books you read in 2014, and take a photo to share. I read quite a few library books and ebooks, so I adapted it to a list instead.Looking [...]

The Lazy Parents Bedtime Story

Every now and then, parents may be tempted to take the easy, shortcut path. Here's a bedtime story to help with that (change the gender pronouns to fit your child).Once upon a time, there lived a little boy.He was very sleepy.He went to bed.THE ENDIf that doesn't work, just sing the "Fresh Prince of Bel [...]