The Dark Lake

Some thrillers keep you engaged with dialogue and plot twists – they’re good, easy reads, and many times, forgettable. But sometimes you stumble upon a gem – the likes of Karin Slaughter and Gregg Olsen. The dialogue and scenes are complex and intricate, they slow you down so you’re able to soak everything in andContinue reading “The Dark Lake”

March Bites

Spring is just 19 days away – can you believe it? Here are some of the awesome books on my March reading list. Enjoy! Your Fully Charged Life by Meaghan B Murphy. The other day I picked up a copy of Women’s Day on a whim (it had a pretty cover!). There was a goodContinue reading “March Bites”

Believe IT

I don’t wear much makeup, but I love a good mascara and CC cream. I don’t remember when I first started using IT Cosmetics, but it was definitely closer to their beginning when there were only a few products. The make-up and skincare lines are formulated for real women with real skin concerns – rosacea,Continue reading “Believe IT”

Caste

Towards the end of last year, I saw a great post on social media that said saying All Lives Matter is basically like telling people on the anniversary of 9/11 that All Buildings Matter. Still, there will be people who just don’t understand (or don’t want to) why Black Lives Matter. And that’s where Caste:Continue reading “Caste”

Bonus Bite: Lenten Reflections

Lent, which is a time of prayer, penance, and preparation for Easter Sunday, begins on Wednesday, the 17th. Some people choose to give up something during those 40ish days – when I was younger, I used to give up French fries and gum (two of my favorite things). Others prefer to do something instead, likeContinue reading “Bonus Bite: Lenten Reflections”

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany

I am probably one of the worst Italians there is: I don’t like pasta sauce, I don’t drink coffee, I hate cooking, and I’ve never had a desire to travel to Italy. So, when I first came across this book, I wasn’t overly in love with it. What is the deal with Italy? If youContinue reading “The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany”

People Like Her

I first came across this book on BOTM, but bypassed it in favor of The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins. The latter was supposed to be akin to a modern day retelling of Jane Eyre. Well, it ended up being a huge disappointment (and a total waste of a credit!). Clearly I’m not in theContinue reading “People Like Her”

February Bites

January went by in a blur – feels like we just rang in the new year a few days ago. And now, if you’re in the northeast, you’re getting pummeled with snow. I’m going to keep it simple today and share some of the books on my February reading list. Enjoy and stay cozy! BullshitContinue reading “February Bites”

The Honey Don’t List

Unlike when writing my last post, I didn’t agonize with this one. (Actually, I’m typing it up at the eleventh hour – the night before it goes live.) And I know what you’re thinking – another romance! What gives? To be honest, it’s been a bit refreshing to read something more upbeat than a thriller.Continue reading “The Honey Don’t List”

The Run of His Life

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 30 or so years, you most likely know who O.J. Simpson is. Prior to his infamous acquittal for murdering (his ex-wife) Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994, Orenthal James or “The Juice” was known for being a professional running back and actor, amongContinue reading “The Run of His Life”