Booksandbevs7 has opened an online shop! A selection of 4 greeting cards for the bookishly-inclined are now on sale, with more to come in the very near future. Funny and clever, you’ll get a kick out of these printable offerings. So, check them out by clicking “bnb7 Printables Shop” on the top of the homepage.Continue reading “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!”

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”

Book Review Time: The House In The Cerulean Sea

By nature, I’m a bit of a homebody. Don’t get me wrong, I have an active social life. I love meeting up with friends for a walk in the park or an evening out. I have my book club girlfriends. I’ve got my gym buddies. And when you’re the mother of busy teenagers who aren’tContinue reading “Book Review Time: The House In The Cerulean Sea”

What’s Ginny reading next?

What’s Ginny reading next? Well, if you really want to know… I have two selections on the docket this week. The first is the novel called The Swimmers by Chloe Lane. It’s a dramedy centered around a young woman returning to her family home for a short visit to see her terminally ill mother andContinue reading “What’s Ginny reading next?”

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

Freebie Alert!!!

‘Tis the season for giving! And is totally, completely, and whole-heartedly, in the spirit. I have designed (mostly with the help of Canva…lol) a cool freebie for you all. It’s titled, “The Bookish Planner,” and it will add organization and structure to your book-loving life. The planner features a book log, wish-list page, sectionsContinue reading “Freebie Alert!!!”

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?”

Confession Of A Former Book Snob

It’s difficult to admit to past failings, flaws, and insecurities. But today, I must make a confession. Outwardly, one might assume I have it all together, when most of the time, I actually don’t. My calm demeanor masks an internal struggle with demons as paralyzing as anxiety, as well as lesser nuisances that bubble toContinue reading Confession Of A Former Book Snob

Bev-Talk: Paoletti Malbec 2017

A glass of Malbec sets the tone for an evening in. And it’s a wonderful headliner for a “Bev-Talk.” Malbec’s full-bodied, deep purple, smokiness just appeals to me. There’s a reason why it’s my chosen namesake.  Paoletti’s 2017 Malbec, from Napa Valley, is bold and lush with a hint of mystery-an element of surprise. ForContinue reading “Bev-Talk: Paoletti Malbec 2017”