Books That Have Changed my Lifestyle

It's the weekend and life is good. We have a pretty busy weekend, but it's all fun stuff. My sister-in-law came in from Georgia for my daughter's birthday. As the first-born grandchild on both sides of our family, spoiled doesn't even begin to cover it. Flying across the country for the princess' birthday is, of course, expected. I don't mind a bit though because it gives us an excuse to see family. This morning, the baby, my SIL and I hit up the farmer's market. After coming out of my post-partum haze a couple of months ago, I finally got around to going to the St. Paul farmer's market on Saturday morning. Coming from a small town in Western North Carolina, I was shocked by the sheer size and selection of fruits and vegetables. Purple cabbage, buttercup squash, bags of spinach, stalks of Brussels sprouts, Romanesco broccoli, yellow watermelon, free-range chicken, duck was a comestible rainbow. With a bit of planning ahead, I've been able to do about 90% of my grocery shopping Keep Reading

Kid Lit: What’s Hot from the Eyes of an 8-year-old

This is my first post on my new website. Yay! I hope you like it. Before moving to the topic of books, I would like to point out that navigating WordPress is more difficult than brain surgery. I should know, I was a brain surgeon in a former life. That's why I have such steady hands. After watching many YouTube videos, spending hours in front of my computer, and issuing many, many swear words I have decided that my blog looks slightly less than heinous and I'm ready to share it with the world wide web. I still have lots of tweaking left to do, but if I have to watch one more unhelpful video on featured images I'm going to scream. I realized it's time for my motto in life: good enough. Hopefully I'll get it looking the way I want in the near future and have a few more readers to boot. Alrighty, today I thought I'd take a moment and discuss kid lit, more commonly known as juvenile fiction. I realize that most people probably don't give a rat's behind about juvenile fiction, but it's a Keep Reading