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  • Come Capture the Castle

    It all started with an innocent trip to my favorite local used book store last summer. I was looking for some seasonal reads - you know, books that...
  • Let Me Introduce You to...

    I've got someone I want you to meet. Okay, actually I've got a couple of someones I want you to meet. Have you heard of a Blind Date with a Book? I...
  • Giveaway: Black History Month Book Box

    With Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (January 15) in the rearview and Black History Month on the horizon, I think now is the perfect time for a G...
  • Holiday Book Haul

    Now that the holidays are over, want to see my Holiday Book Haul? I've actually never blogged about a book haul. Last year I focused on sharing t...
  • 50 Clever Reading Challenges for Pretty Literate People

    Whew! I did it! Maybe you did it, too? (If you did, CONGRATULATIONS!) Pretty Literate's 22 in '22 in Reading Challenge was, well...challenging! In ...
  • 2022 Reading Challenge Round Up

    Monday on Pretty Literate Live I shared briefly the books I chose each month for Pretty Literate's 22 in '22 Reading Challenge. (Click here to watc...
  • Iconic Holiday Movies That Began as Books

    We have never really lived near family. There were a couple of years when we first tied the knot that we had family nearby, but that all changed wh...
  • A Handful of Holiday Reads You Definitely Should NOT Skip This Christmas

    I love seasonal reading - deep diving into titles chock full of whatever the current page of the calendar displays. I love lining up an assortment...
  • A Homey Holiday Giveaway

    I'm feelin' festive, y'all! What better way to spread some Christmas cheer than with a homey, holiday giveaway? And I've got a great one just. for...
  • A How-To Guide for Celebrating Iceland's Jólabókaflóðið ("the Christmas book flood")

    What is Jólabókaflóðið? Jólabókaflóðið (pronounced YO-la-bok-a-flothe & roughly translated into English as "the Christmas book flood") is a C...
  • What I've Been Reading in November

    I know you don't have a lot of time on your hands - today of all days! - so I promise to keep this short, simple, and succinct.  What I've Been Rea...
  • Five Short Stories That Will Leave You Feeling #ThankfulGratefulBlessed this Thanksgiving

    We live in a busy, hectic, loud, demanding, time-crunched kind of world. A world in which it can be difficult to find the time to eat, breathe, and...