Having become used to Dan Brown’s writing from his blockbuster novels Inferno, The DaVinci Code and Digital Fortress, I was extremely happy to see his latest novel Origin pop into my Audible queue.  Since I was finishing A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon at the time, I took my time in starting the audio version narrated…

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My Goals for 2018!

I’m not usually the type to write down (or even seriously think about) my New Year’s Resolutions until I actually break them, but I decided to behave differently this year!  There is so much that I want to get done (both personally and professionally) that I want to have an actual goal to complete by this time next…


Top 5 Gifts for Men

Today is December 1st!  No, really we’re in the last month of 2017!  How did this happen?!  Anyway, shock and disbelief aside, there are only 24 more days until Christmas.  Although I already have presents picked out for my hubby, I thought I’d share this gift guide for those of you still trying to decide on the best…


Top Five Things I Would Tell My Younger Self!

I recently received a call from a sophomore at my undergraduate alma mater, who while trying to request donations to the school, also preceded to tell me all about what’s happened since I graduated 12 years ago.  Ouch, has it been that long!!   Anyway, after ending the call, I started to think about what advice I would have given…


Top Tips For Online Dating!

When it comes to finding a mate online, it can be extremely hard to know exactly which route to choose. I started dating men I met online when I was 20 years old, and learned a lot about the process (and myself) along the way. I’m 35 now, so 15 years ago dating online was still a very new…


The Sekhmet Bed: A Review

Libbie Hawker’s The Sekhmet Bed introduces us to the royal family of Egypt immediately after the death of Pharaoh Amunhotep.  Hawker sets up the novel with then Princess Ahmose being told that she is to be the Great Royal Wife, which basically means that she’s the first wife from whom all heirs will be legitimate.  I found the…


Step Back In Time At The Wyndham Kona Hawaiian!

Having already given a list of things to do and eat on the Big Island, this post is my review of the Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort in Kailua Kona.  I’ve stayed at this awesome resort twice now, and had a great time on both occasions.  The above link is to Expedia’s booking page for the resort, but there…