September Reads

My list is a bit shorter this month, although not really because I’ve been reading less. Mostly it is because I am working my way through The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel, the third in the Wolf Hall trilogy. I love these historical novels but they are long and dense. I’m in the […]

Autumn Excitement

  The temperatures are slightly lower here in Texas, getting me excited for autumn! Come to Inspired by Life … and Fiction and discover the top 5 things I’m excited about as the days grow cooler and shorter. 

August Reads

  I’m a little late posting this, but I hope it will add to your “to read” list! We were able to take a few days away in August, which, of course, afforded even more time to read! I’m so thankful that my husband and I both consider it a successful “vacation” when we finish […]

Oak Apple Day

Have you ever heard of Oak Apple Day? I hadn’t. But then I ran across it in two different novels a few weeks ago, so I had to investigate! Come see what I found in my post on Inspired by Life … and Fiction. 

An Introvert’s Dream Vacation

We were able to get away for a few days recently. Not the trip we had originally planned for this summer, but it turned out to be one good for the soul. Come read all about it at Inspired by Life … and Fiction!

July Reads

  Wow! July was a banner month for finishing books at my house! 14 books in 4 weeks. How did I do it? I might have had something to do with great books—the kind that don’t let you put them down for any length of time and keeping you reading far past your bedtime! So […]

A Book Raffle Fundraiser

Maddy Freeland, the daughter of my dear friend Lori Freeland, is taking a gap year next year and going on mission with YWAM to New Zealand. So she is currently raising the money to cover her costs. Several of Lori’s author friends have banded together to help.  For just a few dollars per entry, you […]

Things That Make Me Smile

I don’t know about you, but these summer days isolated and indoors can make me a bit blue. So I found some things in my house that make me smile. Come over to Inspired by Life … and Fiction to see my list. 

June Reads

Ah, June. You brought me some great reads! Everything from a classic to contemporaries to historicals.  Howard’s End by E.M. Forester I do love this story. I think it is such an interesting character study. Lots of intriguing insights into the way people think and act. I re-read it after watching the 2017 BBC mini […]