Bev-Talk: Ehret 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine has quickly become one of my favorites. Here’s a little background information gathered from their website: -This wine is produced at Bavarian Lion Vineyards in Calistoga, California   -The vineyard is certified sustainable. -Part of the estate is devoted to the vineyard, but the rest is preserved for natural wildlife If tours are available, andContinue reading “Bev-Talk: Ehret 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon”

A Very Special Book Review Time: The Book Haters’ Book Club

Sometimes when I’m writing, I’ll envision my target audience. In those moments, the image that comes to mind is of individuals who share my passion. People who love reading and discussing great (and sometimes, not so great) books.  But I’m sure within my small following, there are those making their way to my blog whoseContinue reading “A Very Special Book Review Time: The Book Haters’ Book Club”

What’s Ginny Reading Next?

I’m super-excited about this one… Never Meant To Meet You is co-authored by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans. It tells the story of next-door neighbors whose geographic proximity has not translated itself into close personal ties. Apart from the tiniest of civilities, any true connection is non-existent.  Marjette Lewis, a divorced mother and kindergarten teacher,Continue reading “What’s Ginny Reading Next?”

Book Review Time: Black Girls Must Die Exhausted

You might remember this title from one of my recent post in the “What’s Ginny Reading Next?” series. ( If you missed it here’s a quick synopsis from that post: Black Girls Must Die Exhausted (A Novel For Grown Ups) by Jayne Allen (audiobook.)  This book has been on my TBR list for a while,Continue reading “Book Review Time: Black Girls Must Die Exhausted”

Top 3 Novels of 2022

In a world that prides itself on creating “end-of-the-year” lists that adhere to multiples of 5 or 10, I, Ginny Malbec, offer you a list of my THREE favorite novels released in 2022.  I read so many wonderful books this year. But I decided to give myself the challenge of whittling down my personal listContinue reading Top 3 Novels of 2022

Book Review Time: Whose Body?

An unidentified corpse has been discovered in the bath. The only object left on the victim’s person is a pair of pince nez of strange specifications. Elsewhere, a successful financier has been reported missing. He is believed to have left his house in the wee hours of the morning undetected. Though he is known toContinue reading “Book Review Time: Whose Body?”

Book Review Time: Klara and The Sun

In 2001, a film called A.I. Artificial Intelligence ( was released. A.I.  is unique in that it’s one of the few films directed by the illustrious Steven Spielberg to have received a mixed reception. I would argue that the film’s polarizing effect is in large part due to the subject matter. A.I. is the storyContinue reading “Book Review Time: Klara and The Sun”

microfiction: episode 6-excerpts/Book Review Time: Sisters

Ky sat at the end of the bar. Book in hand. She ordered a French 75 and settled in. The bartender, assuming a woman on her own in a near-empty bar must be in want of conversation, swooped in. She didn’t really want to talk. She had her book. But here they were.  Surprisingly, theirContinue reading “microfiction: episode 6-excerpts/Book Review Time: Sisters”

Book Review Time: The Bridge Of Little Jeremy

(Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of this title, in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.) The Bridge Of Little Jeremy by Indrajit Garai is the story of a young Parisian boy named Jeremy, and his trusted canine companion, Leon. The two friends are inseparable, as they venture out and explore theirContinue reading “Book Review Time: The Bridge Of Little Jeremy”

Book Review Time: birds of california

With the waning days of summer upon us, this is an excellent time to venture poolside, or perhaps, visit your local beach. And the perfect companion for such activities is a light(ish) novel. I find romantic comedies often fit the bill. Therefore, if you are so inclined, may I recommend birds of california by KatieContinue reading “Book Review Time: birds of california”