The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams

Quintessential quin·tes·sen·tial, kwintəˈsenchəl / adjective: representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class. To me, The Secret Life of Violet Grant is quintessential beach reading. It’s light, but not fluffy. It’s absorbing, but with the joy of escapism. It’s quite a lot of fun, although it’s not without issues. In theContinue reading “The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams”

The Long, Hot Summer: A Top Ten List

I’m going to complain about the weather (the same weather I just joyously celebrated the arrival of). I’m officially boring. For eight months of the year, it snows (October-May). I don’t like snow. For the rest of the year, it’s hot. If I had access to any type of cooling system, I might not complain,Continue reading “The Long, Hot Summer: A Top Ten List”

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

Although I’m currently living in the Rocky Mountain region of the US, I spent the majority of my life on the east coast. Before moving to Colorado, I’d never lived more than 20 minutes from the beach – sometimes as close as walking distance. In addition to the usual activities – sandcastles, surfing, swimming, sunbathingContinue reading “A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams”