The Yard by Aliyyah Eniath – a Dark Family Saga set in Trinidad

The Yard by Aliyyah Eniath – a Dark Family Saga set in Trinidad

Posted September 28, 2016 by Tanya M in Book Reviews, Reading, Travel the World in Books / 1 Comment

Blurb: The Yard by Aliyyah Eniath is a dark family saga set in Trinidad surrounding an Indian Muslim family living in a familial complex. Living in such close proximity means family relationships are tested, secrets are hard to keep and forgiveness is even harder to earn. Can forbidden love endure through the duty that culture, faith and family impose?    Synopsis: “A story of love and redemption, set in Trinidad, that exposes the fault lines in Indo-Muslim culture. Behrooz is brought to a familial complex, The Yard, to live with a devout and extended family, where he struggles to belong. He forms a childish alliance […]


Small Victories Sunday Linkup {121}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {121}

Posted September 24, 2016 by Tanya M in Blogging, Small Victories Sunday Linkup / 9 Comments

    I’m glad the week flew by that means it’s time to celebrate our small victories and best posts of the week at Small Victories Sunday linkup. The linkup starts today and runs all week long so you can’t be late to the party on our blogs. We hope you find and share the fabulous ideas our bloggers share to inspire you to read, eat, create live, and blog well. Which posts are inspiring you this week? If this is your first time, be sure to leave a comment, we love to get to know our bloggers and foster a sense of […]


Pretty Pintastic Party {124}

Pretty Pintastic Party {124}

Posted September 23, 2016 by Tanya M in Blogging, Pretty Pintastic Party / 4 Comments

It’s FRIYAY! Is it just me or are the weeks flying by? I’m happy to be a cohost of the Pretty Pintastic Linkup Party that starts today and runs through Tuesday morning. Do you love Pinterest as much as I do? I love turning to Pinterest instead of Google whenever I’m searching for a new recipe, craft, holiday idea or organization/planning need. So hang out a while and see what our bloggers are sharing this week and pin them to your own boards! Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow after 8pm EST when this week’s Small Victories Sunday Linkup […]


Author Olga Grushin Recommends The Moomin Series of Children’s Books

Author Olga Grushin Recommends The Moomin Series of Children’s Books

Posted September 20, 2016 by Tanya M in Book Discussions & Lists, Reading / 6 Comments

  #30Authors has been going on all month long on book blogs around the Internet bringing you authors’ favorite recent reads. Have you been following along and adding all these gems to your to-read stack? I was happy to host Vanessa Hua who introduces us to Grace, a poignant historical fiction about slavery from debut author Natashia Deon. And I’m back again today hosting Russian Author Olga Grushin, who brings us a charming series of kids’ books from Finnish Author Tove Jansson which are perfect for helping me in my Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge Goals and knocking out my […]


Excerpt of Triple Love Score Packs a Powerful & Emotional Punch

Excerpt of Triple Love Score Packs a Powerful & Emotional Punch

Posted September 19, 2016 by Tanya M in Book Discussions & Lists, Reading / 0 Comments

  Good morning book lovers! Today, I’m excited to bring you a sneak peek and excerpt of Triple Love Score by Brandi Megan Granett. The synopsis suggests this book is about puzzles, romance and second chances for an introverted bookworm and it sounds right up my alley. But the excerpt of Triple Love Score below shows that this seemingly light-hearted book packs a thought-provoking and emotional punch from the start. I know it has me wanting to see where Miranda’s story goes from here!    Note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk. Purchases from these links provides a small commission […]


Small Victories Sunday Linkup {120}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {120}

Posted September 17, 2016 by Tanya M in Blogging, Small Victories Sunday Linkup / 5 Comments

    Whew am I glad the weekend is here, Happy Weekend! Welcome to another week of our Small Victories Sunday linkup. The linkup starts today and runs all week long so you can’t be late to the party on our blogs. My co-hosts and I want to encourage and empower you to celebrate your small victories and find new great ideas to make your life happier, healthier and more fun! Our participating bloggers offer their best posts to inspire you to read, eat, live, create and blog well! Stay tuned for our Small Victories Sunday Linkup so you can grab all these great ideas […]


Pretty Pintastic Party {123}

Posted September 16, 2016 by Tanya M in Blogging, Pretty Pintastic Party / 0 Comments

Happy Friday everyone! It’s time to start the weekend partying and spending time on Pinterest, my favorite social media. When I get to pinning great ideas like these, I just can’t stop.  I even go to Pinterest to look for something I pinned before I turn to Google search. What’s your favorite social media? Add your favorite posts to our Pretty Pintastic Party where every post gets pinned and features are pinned by everyone!    For today’s Pinterest party, I’m sharing the 18 Best Book Club Suggestions to Get Your Book Club Talking. I don’t know about you, but when I’m […]


The 18 Best Book Club Suggestions to Get Your Book Club Talking

The 18 Best Book Club Suggestions to Get Your Book Club Talking

Posted September 14, 2016 by Tanya M in Book Discussions & Lists, Reading / 36 Comments

Running out of ideas for your book club to read? Bookworms tend to be an introverted bunch and sometimes it is difficult getting book club members to come up with lively discussion about a particular book (I know it is for me anyway). So I’m sharing with you the Best 18 Book Club Suggestions to Get Your Book Club Talking. These are all books that I think will entertain its readers, challenge them to think in new ways and facilitate lively discussions.  I’ve included some FREE printable discussion questions along the way for you to download to get the discussion started at your […]


Small Victories Sunday Linkup {119}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {119}

Posted September 10, 2016 by Tanya M in Blogging, Small Victories Sunday Linkup / 6 Comments

    September is here and I hope fall and cooler weather is not far behind. If this is your first time here, WELCOME!! Our Small Victories Sunday linkup starts today and runs all week long so you’re never late to the party at my blog. My co-hosts and I want to encourage and empower you to celebrate your small victories and find new great ideas to make your life happier, healthier and more fun! Our participating bloggers offer their best posts to inspire you to read, eat, live, create and blog well! Stay tuned for our Small Victories Sunday Linkup so […]


Pretty Pintastic Party {122}

Posted September 9, 2016 by Tanya M in Blogging, Pretty Pintastic Party / 1 Comment

Happy Friday! Anyone else feel like this week blew by? The weekend is here, so that means it’s time for our Pretty Pintastic Party starting today and Small Victories Sunday Linkup starting tomorrow at 8pm EST. You don’t want to miss either party so bloggers, link up your best posts and readers, we’ve collected all the best ideas for your family, home, blog and yourself right here for your enjoyment!   This week I’m sharing my Day Designer Midyear Planner Review and sure would appreciate some pins! I am a total planner addict and rely on my planner to keep track of […]