Book Review: Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Goodreads Summary: “This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of […]

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A to Z Bookish Survey

I saw this meme on The Critic and The Fangirl soon after I started blogging, and I thought it would be fun to do. I finally got around to doing it. A: Author You’ve Read the Most Books From According to my Top Ten Tuesday post, it is Ann M. Martin. But if I don’t count […]

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Book Review: A Step Toward Falling (YA)

A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern Goodreads Summary: Cammie McGovern follows up her breakout young adult debut, Say What You Will, with this powerful and unforgettable novel about learning from your mistakes, and learning to forgive. Told in alternating points of view, A Step Toward Falling is a poignant, hopeful, and altogether stunning work that […]

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Friday Fiction #6: Fear (with link up)

I started the Fiction Friday series in October to help improve my descriptive prose writing. Perhaps I’ll write a book some day, most likely not, but I’m enjoying being creative each week. If you’d like to write along with me, I will have a link up for the series each week. Add a link to […]

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Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! We’ve celebrated Thanksgiving in Florida with my parents for the last six years. That first year we started a new tradition. We add our hand prints to a white table cloth, using fabric paint, and then write five things we’re thankful for. One for each finger. It’s been fun to watch the kids […]

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Where I read

With our recent home improvements and movement of furniture, I now have excellent lighting and comfortable furniture in many different rooms of the house. That means…multiple places to read! A few months ago, I was limited to reading only in our sunroom, when it was light outside, or the playroom or in my bed. I […]

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Book Review: Preschooled

Preschooled by Anna Lefler Goodreads Summary: Behind the toddler-proof gate of Santa Monica’s exclusive Garden of Happiness, it’s the grown-ups who are getting schooled. When new preschool parent Justine discovers that the man who broke her heart back in grad school is a dad in her daughter’s class, she tells herself she’s immune to the […]

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Inside & Out over at Bookmark Lit

Today I am being featured in Lauren’s Inside & Out series over at Bookmark Lit. I started reading Lauren’s blog in June. I love her reviews and her other bookish posts. She and her boyfriend Chris are always doing interesting things, so I love reading her life recaps as well. They remind me a lot of […]

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Kid Lit: Let’s Count to 100!

Let’s Count to 100! by Masayuki Sebe Goodreads Summary: Let’s Count to 100 comprises 11 bright panoramas, each featuring a delightful assortment of 100 different objects. Readers are invited to count the items and are also challenged to find specific details, such as a mouse with a red bow or a lone rabbit amid a giant […]

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