Book Review: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

“The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It’s practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful … More Book Review: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Short Story Review: The Notes in Our Hearts

Two generations, one song…ย (from Goodreads) FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts and opinions. Since there isnโ€™t much of a blurb for this short story, I went into it pretty blind. And I loved it. ๐Ÿ˜€ World War II tore apart … More Short Story Review: The Notes in Our Hearts

Dueling Book Stacks

I have two book stacks calling to me right now. The books behind me, and the books before me… It’s really the best terrible situation to be in. The Books Behind Me (a.k.a. My Review Stack) Ah, my lovely review stack! (The Kindle is representing two novels and a short story I read on it.) … More Dueling Book Stacks

Plate Update: Genetics, the Library, and Thunderstorms

July is a very hard month to sum up because it was so FULL. So I’m probably forgetting something. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, last month’s plate was full of I-am-editing-oh-wow snacks and now-I’m-at-the-convention-for-two-days snacks. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, hereโ€™s a quick update on my full plate last month.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ Pleasure read: Sweet on You (three stars) Wonder (five stars โค … More Plate Update: Genetics, the Library, and Thunderstorms