Kid Lit: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba Goodreads Summary: When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba’s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering […]

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Book Review: Emma

Emma (The Austen Project #3) by Alexander McCall Smith Goodreads Summary: Prepare to meet a young woman who thinks she knows everything Fresh from university, Emma Woodhouse arrives home in Norfolk ready to embark on adult life with a splash. Not only has her sister, Isabella, been whisked away on amotorbike to London, but her astute […]

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Book Review: Cruel Crown (YA)

Cruel Crown (Red Queen #0.1, 0.2) by Victoria Aveyard Goodreads Summary: Two women on either side of the Silver and Red divide tell the stories no one else knows. Queen Song Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her […]

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Book Review: Station Eleven

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Goodreads Summary: An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. […]

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Top Ten Tuesday #22: Bookworm Delights

This week’s topic is to bookworm delights. These ten book-related events/items make my inner bookworm so, so happy! Reading outside over lunch The weather is finally nice here in Wisconsin, which means that I am back to reading in my car over my lunch break. I usually read in the lunch room at work during […]

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Book Review: The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs

The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks Goodreads Summary: Caroline Jacobs is a wimp, someone who specializes in the suffering of tiny indignities in silence. And the big ones, too. But when the twinset-wearing president of the local Parent Teacher Organization steps out of line one too many times, Caroline musters the courage to […]

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Kid Lit: Little Shaq Takes a Chance

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Little Shaq Takes a Chance by Shaquille O’Neal To be published on April 26, 2016. Goodreads Summary: This new story in the exciting series created by Shaquille O’Neal and illustrated by Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent award winner […]

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Book Review: Imaginary Things

Imaginary Things by Andrea Lochen Goodreads Summary: Watching children play and invent whimsical games of fantasy is one of life’s great joys. But what if you could actually see your child’s imagination as it unfolded? And what would you do if your child’s imagination suddenly became dark and threatening?  Burned-out and broke, twenty-two-year-old single mother Anna […]

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Christopher Turned 6

We had some big excitement in our house this week. Christopher’s birthday was on Monday. For the past couple of years, I have been decorating his bedroom door with balloons while he was sleeping the night before his birthday, so he can wake up to something special. This year he wanted to start decorating the […]

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Book Review: Thursday with the Crown (MG)

Thursdays with the Crown (Castle Glower #3) by Jessica Day George Goodreads Summary: Castle Glower has been acting weird, so it’s no surprise when two towers transport Celie and her siblings to an unknown land. When they realize that no one from home is coming to get them, the kids – along with Celie’s pet […]

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