Diary of a Mad Bride by Laura Wolf


Written in a diary format, protagonist Amy deals with being a bridesmaid for a bridezilla, only to then nearly turn into one herself when she becomes engaged.


I’m less than two months away from my own wedding, so this book really resonated with me. Definitely made me laugh in numerous places.

This book “is for anyone who has ever been a bride, is about to become a bride, yearned to be a bride, or suffered the sheer indignity of appearing in public in the world’s ugliest bridesmaid dress…” (taken from back cover).

© Cori Endicott August 8, 2013

Admitting Defeat

To some this may not seem like a big deal, but tonight was the first time in a year I’ve used my dishwasher.  When Philip and I decided to start saving money, we decided to stop using the dishwasher and dryer, and hand-wash all the dishes and line dry our clothes.

Philip asked me if I needed him to do anything and I responded with “Clearing out the dishwasher so I could load it up and run it.” (FYI the dishwasher has been where we’ve stored extra baking dishes.)

He responded with “Are you serious?”

“I don’t know…yes.”

I will admit that it was nice to load it up and only have a fewe things to hand wash because they’re not dishwasher safe. BUT! I feel like I should have sucked it up. My mom warned me this day would come. I just figured it would be after Philip and I had a couple of kids and we were running ragged. No offense to my mommy friends who don’t have dishwashers.

Okay, I’m done with my selfish semi-pathetic rant.

Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley


Pint-sized super sleuth Flavia de Luce assists with the opening of a Saint’s crypt and finds the body of the current organist. While the police do their own investigation, she also checks into things.


My overall opinion = okay.

The story gripped me in the beginning; I mean I was hooked by the first chapter. However the story dropped off to the point I almost stopped reading. It did pick up within the final chapters.

© Cori Endicott July 30, 2013