The Whimsical Mama

<3 Such is the life of a stay at home mommy and Army wife (:

About September 15, 2011

Allo! Welcome to my blog. Thanks for giving it a look. My name is Maura. You can find me under Maura T on Goodreads or as armywife2310 on Twitter.

Why I started blogging.
No real particular reason, honestly. Thought I’d start blogging about recipes my husband and I tried out in our new kitchen in our new house in our new roles as husband and wife/father and mother. We both love cooking, and I love trying new recipes. That idea didn’t stick so well. A demanding newborn grew into a baby then into a toddler and was joined by a baby sister. That leads to the reading. I’ve always loved reading and after reading my friend, Mary H.’s blog over at Mary Had a Little Book Blog, I decided I wanted to share my thoughts on books I read with others. I do occasionally share recipes on my feature Friday Feasts. I have split the children’s literature aspect of my blog into its own blog The Voyages of the Backyard Explorers.

Why YA?

Honestly, I don’t know. When I was a young adult, the young adult section in my hometown library had a pitiful selection and that was when my love of Star Wars novels, adult historical fiction and adult fantasy began. I guess it was a combination of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series and Melissa de la Cruz’s Blue Bloods series that kept me tethered to the exploding YA world. Now when technically I should be reading “adult” literature, I can’t help but be drawn to YA.

If you’re interested in requesting a review or feature, please see my contact page.

If you’re interested in contacting me about children’s books, please see my other blog The Voyages of the Backyard Explorers.


Authors: JK Rowling, Melissa de la Cruz, Jodi Meadows, Eoin Colfer, Sarah J Maas, Cassandra Clare, Emory Lord, Philippa Gregory, Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo, Lauren DeStefano

Books/series: Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, Blue Bloods, Throne of Glass, The Infernal Devices, The Cousin’s War, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Chemical Garden trilogy


Thanks again for checking out my blog!


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