The Glorious Train Wreck Mom

This is a safe space for all train wrecks. Except here, we don't give you a puppy and a latte. We give you sarcasm and humor.

Not going to lie. I love Talk Like a Pirate Day. It was more fun when I worked in child care. Now, if I answer the phone in my pirate voice, I’m pretty sure I’m getting pulled into HR. Oh well. In the spirit of the day, instead of binge watching “Pirates of the Caribbean,” I figured why not list some books to put us in a swash buckling mood.

As always, I will post a link where you can buy the book. If you use that link, I may earn a small commission. So, thank you.

Spooky season is getting closer. (I’m writing this while wearing my Halloween pajamas and drinking a pumpkin spice coffee.) And while I enjoy a good ghost story, Stephen King, or Grady Hendrix, I have fallen down the rabbit hole of true crime. With so many podcasts and YouTube channels out there (I’m looking at you Bailey Sarian and And That’s Why We Drink) it’s hard to stay away when the storytellers are so good. Sometimes, you need something a little longer than an hour. You need more detail, more facts about the crime, the victims, the killer, and the motive. So, lock your doors, get cozy, and check out this list of true crime to read this season.

So, I made the tragic mistake of turning to BookTok for book recommendations. I’m not that target audience. Don’t get me wrong. I did find “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue,” “We Were Liars,” and “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” on there. But for the most part, there is a lot of YA and that ain’t me, babe. I recently discovered Likewise. Likewise is a site/app that lets you find more of what you’re looking for based on what you’ve already enjoyed. Books, movies, TV shows, that sort of thing. And if you’re in a reading slump, it can suggest things for you to help you get back on the horse. Check out this week’s trending titles as listed by Likewise. I will post the link so you can buy the book if you’re interested. If you do use my links, I may earn a small commission. Thank you.

Now that autumn has arrived here (yes, I know it’s only September 4th and Labor Day is coming up but I’ve been ready for Fall since last winter. Anyway, it’s the perfect time to put away those beach books and cozy up with a few cozies, a nice warm blanket, a purring cat or canine …

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I found this on Pinterest. It was created by https://www.youtube.com/c/bangadybangz I am a fan of coffee. And tea. And books. So this is perfect for me. Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans. The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard. Listen. Here’s the thing. I know I’m not the …

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These have become less about a reading slump and more of they keep showing up in my Pinterest. So, here we go. How many books are too many books in a series? However many won’t fit on my shelf. 2. How do you feel about cliffhangers? At the end of the chapter, yay! At the …

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I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately so I decided to scroll through Pinterest for some inspiration. And found Book Tags. So naturally the first one I decided to go with is Disney themed. Because I am a child. And I’m secretly jealous of Belle and that library. This tag was created …

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From the Amazon description: The Good Houseis the critically acclaimed story of supernatural suspense, as a woman searches for the inherited power that can save her hometown from evil forces. The home that belonged to Angela Toussaint’s late grandmother is so beloved that the townspeople in Sacajawea, Washington call it the Good House. But that …

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From the Amazon Description: Life is good for Samantha Armstrong. She left her cheating boyfriend, settled into her cozy cottage on her Aunt Mary’s Palm Beach estate and is finally opening Canine Confections, her dream dog bakery on the ritzy Worth Avenue. But Samantha’s happy new life goes doggone crazy when Palm Beach resident and …

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From the Amazon description: Description Product Description Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in The Night Circus, the spellbinding New York Times best seller that has captured the world’s imagination.The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an …

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