April Book Club: Spinster by Kate Bolick

Spinster by Kate Bolick

I’m so excited to announce our first book club selection for May is Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick. I couldn’t wait to share because today is the release day for Spinster! I know From Left to Write members will have plenty to talk about when we discuss the book on April 30. Bolick’s research about […]

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Review: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Anyone who has ever tried to shed a bad habit, or start a new habit, knows how frustrating and self-defeating the attempt can be. Or at least, it is for me! January first is the day to turn over a new leaf, right? I was a classic “resoluter.” But after years of good intentions and […]

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Audiobook Review: Together Tea by Marjan Kamali

Together Tea by Marjan Kamali

I’ve been on an audiobook kick recently and have been really lucky with my random picks from my library’s Overdrive collection. When a novel sticks with me days after I’ve finished reading it, then I know it’s one I’ll recommend to my friends. What I most about debut novel Together Tea by Marjan Kamali is all of […]

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9 Bookish Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

9 Bookish Gift Ideas For Mother's Day at From Left to Write

Can you believe Mother’s Day is just around the corner? It seems just yesterday we were celebrating New Year’s and now the year is almost half gone! No need to look further for a unique gift for that special mom in your life!  As a mom, I’ve curated the best gifts–many of which I personallyuse. 1. A […]

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April Book Club Feature: Under Magnolia by Frances Mayes

Under Magnolia by Frances Mayes

Spring break is over and my kids are back in school! (Throws confetti) Now I can focus on our first April book club, Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir by Frances Mayes. As a southerner, I’m always fascinated by others’ experiences in the south.  Those who loved Under the Tuscan Sun and will be entranced by Mayes’ evocative writing and lush […]

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What’s On Your Nightstand: Annabel Smith

Annabel Smith (via author's website)

For today’s edition of What’s On Your Nightstand, author Annabel Smith gives us a glimpse at her nightstand. No, really, she sent a photo.  After you gawk at her stack, make sure you check out her new book Whiskey and Charlie. Take it away Annabel! Contemporary Australian and North American novels are my great passion, and make […]

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