Sweetsmoke by David Fuller
Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge in exchange for a review because I am a LibraryThing Early Reviewer. This consideration did not influence my review. Sweetsmoke is the story of Cassius Howard, a secretly literate slave, and his desire to find justice for his murdered friend, Emoline Justice. Emoline […]

Book Review: Sweetsmoke by David Fuller


Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks} 4
I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. In case you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. […]

Coffee Talk: Teaching American History


Week 5 Rule of Thirds {living outside the stacks} 4
There’s something miraculous about life growing from brick. I’m participating in a 52 Week Project with Lashawn from Everyday Eyecandy. If you’d like to join or follow along on Instagram, use the hashtag #eyecandyproject52.         Follow Living Outside the Stacks on Bloglovin’!

Week 5: Rule of Thirds



31 January {living outside the stacks} 2
There it is. The month of January in pictures. One of my goals for this year is to document more of my every day life. Not that it’s all that interesting, fun, or exciting. I just want photographic evidence of the day~to~day. Here are some of my favorite memories from […]

January in Pictures


Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks} 5
I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. In case you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. […]

Coffee Talk: Podcasts, Barbie, and Whaaaa?


Instagram {living outside the stacks} 6
It seems almost wrong to write “My hobby is photography.” I’m inconsistent. I don’t pick up my camera nearly as much as I should. Sometimes the images are disjointed. Much of the time the focus is off. I’m not a writer. I don’t have a way with words. I don’t live or […]

Week 4: Hobby



Monochrome Monday Tony and Daenel {living outside the stacks} 3
Last year, I started a series called “Life After Kids” in which I shared how The Hubs and I were adjusting to life as empty nesters. A few of you noticed that I’d stopped writing the series and wanted to know why. Well, there aren’t any specific reasons. I just […]

Monochrome Monday: Life After Kids


Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks} 7
I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. In case you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. […]

Coffee Talk: Catching Up on Life


My Favorite Scent {living outside the stacks} 4
Rain against the window… Cozy sweater tights and ankle boots… Freshly brewed coffee. I’m participating in a 52 Week Project with Lashawn from Everyday Eyecandy. If you’d like to join or follow along on Instagram, use the hashtag #eyecandyproject52.         Follow Living Outside the Stacks on Bloglovin’!

Week 3: My Favorite