First Impression Friday: “The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington” by Jennet Conant

I just finished A Woman of No Importance and realized that I had a book titled The Irregulars on my shelf, and decided I needed to read that one. ("The Irregulars" is the name of Virginia Hall's spy ring/allies near the end of the war.) I assumed it would be about the same general thing, … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington” by Jennet Conant

Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag

Welcome back to Book Tag Thursday! I realized this week that I missed out on a TON of creeptastic book tags for this month, so I'll try to make up for it this week with this single Halloween Creatures book tag! This tag was created by Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward. Witch: A Magical Character … Continue reading Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag

COVID-19 Wedding Prep

I had spent hours and hours stressing over every aspect of wedding planning, and then the pandemic hit and threw every plan out the window. In the beginning, I wasn't too concerned. It was March, I assumed people would be smart, and the whole thing would probably be over by June or July (looking at … Continue reading COVID-19 Wedding Prep

Quarantine: Week Thirty-Two

We're at Week Thirty-Two of working from home, and I found out on Friday that we're starting the return-to-work phases next month, and I might be back in the office by December (on a week on, week off rotation). But let's talk about what's going on currently here: Reading It's been another week of picking … Continue reading Quarantine: Week Thirty-Two

Book Review: “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II” by Sonia Purnell

I've now completed two non-fiction books in a row (I've completely given up on Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil because it's just drudgery), and I feel like I still enjoyed Endurance better, because the reading wasn't as dense. That's not to say that this story of Virginia Hall is to be skipped: … Continue reading Book Review: “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II” by Sonia Purnell

First Impression Friday: “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II” by Sonia Purnell

I've currently given up on Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, and so I decided to take a look at what else I had sitting on my Kindle, unread and unloved. I think Endurance just hit so hard that finding another non-fiction book to read after it (and finding another fiction book to … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II” by Sonia Purnell

Wedding Wednesday: Boutonnieres & Corsages

While the centerpieces and the bouquets were always my major goals for my paper flowers, I also ended up making the boutonnieres and the corsages out of paper as well! These were a little more complicated (especially the corsages!), but I think everything turned out well. Boutonnieres For the boutonnieres, I had Steven ask each … Continue reading Wedding Wednesday: Boutonnieres & Corsages

Quarantine: Week Thirty-One

It's Week Thirty-One of working from home, and we got the news last week that we may be starting our return-to-office phases on November 1. You know, right as cases are beginning to skyrocket to their highest numbers since July. No big deal, right? People are just getting pandemic fatigue. Who cares if there's still … Continue reading Quarantine: Week Thirty-One

Book Review: “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Journey” by Alfred Lansing

I know there have been numerous fiction books that I have finished and thought, Everyone I know needs to read this book, but never have I ever had that feeling with a non-fiction book. Until now. Shackleton's journey in Endurance is an absolutely incredible one, and I am going to go ahead and preface this … Continue reading Book Review: “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Journey” by Alfred Lansing

First Impression Friday: “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt

I can't tell you how often I walked past the True Crime section when I worked at the bookstore and saw this book cover looming out at me. I also can't tell you how many times I had people come in and ask me about this book. It was one of our most popular True … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt