Tag: books

The music in a book about Duane Allman

People who know me even a little know I love music from almost all genres. I sing out loud no matter where I am, and sometimes break into dance in store aisles, at friends’ homes and definitely in my living room and kitchen. I also love books, submerging myself into the stories of fiction and

Perfect book for history and horse lovers

I’ve been addicted to fiction books lately, as it’s sometimes nice to escape to new worlds and other ‘people’s’ stories. But when I was walking through the library the other day, a nonfiction book cover caught my eye and made me pause in the aisle. Many of you know that I’m a major horse lover

Good books are difficult to put down

It’s no secret that I love to read. When I need to relax, escape from the real world or decompress, I pick up a book. 2 I love being part of book clubs because I learn about books that I otherwise might not know about (gasp!). One such author is Fredrik Backman. I recently read

10 books worth reading

I love to read and am a self-declared book nerd. I don’t have a favorite genre as I move across the spectrum, depending on my mood and what’s available to read (although I tend to avoid scary, murder-filled, graphic books because my imagination is much too vivid to simply forget the descriptions as I fall

5 things learned from seeing Elizabeth Gilbert

When I learned that Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the very popular Eat, Pray, Love book, was coming to metro Detroit for a seminar, I quickly bought tickets. I enjoyed her memoir about traveling to Italy, India and Indonesia to find herself after a divorce and ‘life meltdown.’ I follow her on Facebook and other social

Favorite children’s books (chosen by children)

2 March is one of my favorite months. The weather is starting to turn from cold, dreary winter to warming temps (with a few more cold, dreary days. Sigh.). My sister and niece would say that March ranks as one of my favorite months because it’s their birthday month! While all of this is wonderful,

10 tips for relaxing

2 In this rat race we call life it’s not always easy to find five minutes of ‘alone time’ or quiet time to unwind and just breathe. But it’s critical to do just that. Slowing down, stepping back from challenging situations and finding time to focus on the joys of life help improve our lives

The adventures in my favorite childhood books

I love books. I love the feel and smell of the paper. I love the adventures I can find within the pages, hidden stories waiting to be discovered and new characters to meet. I get overwhelmed at times in libraries and book stores (although some of my favorite places) because there are so many choices,

Fun family activities during winter break

The winter blahs seem to be upon many of us. Despite spring still being several weeks away, there is plenty to do in these colder months. And with school breaks starting to approach, it dawned on me that there are many fun activities to do as a family while waiting for the warmer temps and trees