It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Spoiler free)
From the moment I sat in the seat at the theater, I was ready for home and childhood and....safety. Mr. Rogers was safe. Always. Oh please don't screw that up. Right now, of all the things in my life, I need the peace, healing. Safety. Even though I didn't realize it when I bought the tickets to the movie, I desperately needed to sit in a dark theater and just be, well, loved for a couple of hours without judgment. I needed this movie. I think a lot of people do.
Book Review: A Dangerous Collaboration
Veronica Speedwell is rarely confused and she’s never, ever unsure of her next move. She’s a woman who can size up the undercurrents in a room immediately and she is always keenly aware of the part she plays in any particular situation. As such, she keeps her emotions on tight lockdown.But when it comes to Stoker Templeton-Vane, that all tends to go out the window.
Guest Post: Sexy Velvet (Alkaline) Water
by Mike McKeown If you’ve been following along here, you know that in recent weeks I’ve been discussing different aspects of anxiety. This is something I’ve run into more times than I can count during my years as a counselor. Often, anxiety is either the directly the cause or a major symptom of whatever has brought the person into counseling. In the first article, Anxiety 101, I went over the idea that not all anxiety is bad. Sometimes we need a low level of anxiety to move forward in our lives. In the second article, Take Back Your Control, I discussed how anxiety can consume our thoughts and what we…
Review: Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine
Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine Genre: fantasy, suspense, adventure, drama Publisher: Berkley Date: July 11, 2017 What if a library was the master of everything? Imagine governments around the world all controlled by a library. The Great Library in fact. But rather than dispensing knowledge and understanding, the Archivist is a dictator. Wisdom, free thought, invention and knowledge are ideas that are tamped down, held tight, and not released outside the control of the Great Library. In fact, the printing press is something that is so dangerous an idea, that men and women have died for just coming up with the idea of it. Under this tremendous tyranny and…
Subscription Box Review: Once Upon a Book Club
You guys know I love subscription boxes. I mean I really, really love them. I think it is really cool to get a box every month and be surprised by what is inside. Unfortunately, you can’t always guarantee that a box is good. Sometimes you get duds. Seriously I got a box once that had all this stuff free floating in it – looked like someone had cleaned out their junk drawer! I also love books. That’s a fact that is pretty well documented by the fact that I own Fiction Addict and Radiant Lit. At the beginning of the subscription box phase, I tried a couple of book themed…
Review: Bring Her Home by David Bell
Bring Her Home by David Bell Genre: contemporary, thriller, suspense, mystery, drama Publisher: Berkley Date: July 11, 2017 Bill Price’s life isn’t extraordinary in the least. At best, you could call it a struggle. Bill’s wife died 18 months ago and left him with a teenage daughter. Like most men, Bill doesn’t speak teenager and he’s not sure how to help his daughter get through the loss that he’s barely surviving himself. Just when he thinks that things couldn’t possibly get more difficult, the worst thing imaginable happens. His daughter Summer, and her best friend Haley, go missing. Days after they’ve gone missing, life takes another sharp, painful curve. Summer’s…