About Me


Hi! My name is Melody Hawkins and it is lovely to meet you. Welcome to my blog, based in my hometown of Fresno, California.

To start things off, you should know that I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. My childhood was filled with trips to the library, local bookstores, and of course, the Scholastic Book Fair!

Books have always been able to brighten my day. Whether I had a tough day at school or the firm, a new book and a pretty lipgloss could always make it better. For a while, my books would just pile up on my shelves as I never could find the time to read them. Instead, I would turn to magazines, which I still love to read, a favorite being Vanity Fair. However, since retiring from being an attorney, I have been able to return to my love of reading books and am enjoying every second of it.

If there is a particular book that you would like me to read and review, send me an email by clicking the contact link, or message me on Instagram, and I will do my best to satisfy your request.

I hope that you will join me on my journey as I partake in the many adventures found in the land of books and share my love of reading with you. Oh the books I will read!

Recent Posts

Book Review: Conviction by Denise Mina

Happy Monday y’all! I hope that everyone had a fabulous weekend. I finished CONVICTION by Denise Mina yesterday and it was fantastic! Synopsis: The day Anna McDonald’s quiet, respectable life explodes starts off like all the days before: packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true-crime podcast. Until her husband … Continue reading Book Review: Conviction by Denise Mina

Bittersweet Brooklyn by Thelma Adams

I am so happy to be part of the @hfvbt blog tour for BITTERSWEET BROOKLYN by Thelma Adams. Details: BITTERSWEET BROOKLYN BY THELMA ADAMS Publication Date: November 6, 2018 Lake Union Publishing Paperback, eBook & Audio Genre: Historical Fiction    Synopsis: In turn-of-the century New York, a mobster rises—and his favorite sister struggles between loyalty and … Continue reading Bittersweet Brooklyn by Thelma Adams

Cover Reveal ~ A Modest Independence by Mimi Matthews

A Modest Independence by Mimi Matthews Publication Date: April 23, 2019 Perfectly Proper Press eBook; 400 Pages Series: Parish Orphans of Devon (Book #2) Genre: Historical Romance     He Needed Peace… Attorney Tom Finchley has spent his life using his devious intellect to solve the problems of others. As for his own problems, they’re … Continue reading Cover Reveal ~ A Modest Independence by Mimi Matthews

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