September Reading Wrap Up

I rediscovered NetGalley this month and requested and got approval for a lot more books than I thought I would considering my newbie status. This can be a good thing, but in my case, it led to some reading stress.

Library Books

  • Past Perfect by Leila Sales 3/5
  • Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins 3/5
  • Rock Hard by Nalini Singh 2/5
  • Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On the Go… by Diana Rogers 3/5

Review Books

  • Ivy in Bloom by Vanita Oelschlager 5/5
  • Don’t Dangle Your Participle by Vanita Oelschlager 4/5
  • The Scam by Janet Evanovich 4/5
  • Deal Breakers by Laura Lee 2/5
  • Things I’ve Said to My Children by Nathan Ripperger 3/5
  • Nick and Tesla’s High Voltage Danger Lab by Bob Pflugfelder 4/5 *Written review of first three books coming this month
  • Coco and The Little Black Dress by Annemarie van Haeringen 3/5
  • The Girl’s Guide to Getting Hitched by Sophie Hart 4/5
  • Time’s Divide by Rysa Walker 5/5
  • Tea Culture: History, Traditions, Celebrations, Recipes & More by Beverly Dubrin 4/5


  • Flush by Carl Hiaason 4/5
  • Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do by Tom Vanderbilt 4/5
  • How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell 3/5

Off My Shelves

  • My Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten 3/5
  • Air Plants by Zenaida Sengo 4/5

Currently, I have about 6 books started and I’m not interested in any of them. I’m in a very funky mood, so we’ll see what happens in October. Happy reading!


Hello world!

I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a blog for years now but have always had my reservations. I’m not an English major. I’m not a writer, nor do I aspire to be one. What if no one is interested? What if people ARE interested?  Eeek. Which of those is worse? But as I sit on the couch with a stress fracture in my left foot and some pulled muscles in my upper back, my meds are telling me to give it a go!

As I’ve researched blog writing I was told to write about one topic.  I’m going to ignore that advice. I live a life full of popular blogging ideas. I work part time as a nurse (I won’t blog about this because I love you); I homeschool my only child who has ADHD; I attempt to ballroom dance (the only people who actually can dance are professionals); I follow a paleo lifestyle; I read a lot; I drink massive quantities of tea every day.

I hope to use this blog in three areas. First, to keep track of my dance lessons -both the things learned and the emotional aspects. Second, for book reviews and such. Lastly, for homeschooling. There is a lack of homeschool information and encouragement for the middle school years. If I can help one person I will be satisfied.

My first post went well. Let’s see where this ends up!