Review: The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner My rating: 2 of 5 stars As far as dystopian novels go this one ranks in the lower quadrant. For me, it never reached the heights of The Hunger Games or The City of Embers. I was hooked in the beginning and reading like mad, but then, no questions […]

Review: Uncle Bubba’s Chicken Wing Fling

Uncle Bubba’s Chicken Wing Fling by Mitchel Whitington My rating: 5 of 5 stars I just LOVE this book! It’s really two books in one: the stories about Uncle Bubba’s quest to open a wings restaurant and Uncle Bubba’s wings recipes. Being from a small town in Texas I can relate to Cut Plug, Texas. […]


We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh. ~ Agnes Repplier Laughter is one of the best things to bring to a marriage.  Laughter is great medicine. Many times when Robert and I take a road trip my favorite part is either the drive there or the drive back.  It’s because we end […]

Review: Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card My rating: 0 of 5 stars Ender’s Game is a military science fiction novel written in the late 70s and then rewritten with a bunch of additions in the mid 80s. It is not a difficult read and I like the way the author delves into the minds of […]

Space Monkeys and the Galactic King

Why is it that the inspiration and urge to write only strikes when I’m frantically trying to meet other deadlines? I’m almost done with a massive editing job with a set-in-stone deadline when WHAM! the urge to write hits me like a ton of bricks.   Staying motivated requires a lot of willpower on my […]

Diagon Alley Is Now on Google Maps

Google Maps found the magical world of Harry Potter. Google Map users can now view Diagon Alley from the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London via Google Maps in Street View mode!   Fans who are unable to make it to London can just hop on their computer and view 360-degree images of Olivanders Wand […]

Science Lesson: Making Ice in the Desert

Can someone make ice in the desert with no electricity, chemicals or gadgetry?  The answer is yes.   It's called evaporative cooling. The idea of evaporative cooling is not new.  It takes place when liquid evaporates in the surrounding air which in turn cools any object or liquid that comes into contact with it.  Most […]