Kid Lit: Santa’s Underwear

I received this book for free from Sleeping Bear Press at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Santa’s Underwear by Marty Rhodes Figley Published on August 1, 2016. Goodreads Summary: It’s Christmas Eve and Santa is busy getting gussied up for the big night. But […]

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Reading Together Family Book Club: Modern U.S.

Remember when I announced that I was going to be part of the Reading Together: A Family Exploration Book Club along with The Deliberate Reader and Quirky Bookworm? And then I only posted one subsequent post. Yeah. I’ve been slacking big time on that book club. But, September/October is my topic to help lead, so I […]

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Juvenile Pile: Short and Sweet

We didn’t read many books this week because of babysitters and because I really wanted to finish James and the Giant Peach. Also, Christopher has been super irritable lately and not willing to read at night. We definitely won’t be finishing the library’s August challenge, and it’s questionable whether we’ll get through bingo because we […]

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Kid Lit: A Squiggly Story

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. A Squiggly Story by Andrew Larsen To be published on September 6, 2016. Goodreads Summary: A young boy wants to write a story, just like his big sister. But there’s a problem, he tells her. Though he knows his […]

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Blog Launch: Opinionated Book Lover

I am so excited! My new blog, Opinionated Book Lover, launched this morning. When I attended BEA in May, I realized that my blog name doesn’t say anything about books. Yes, I have it in my tagline, but if I really want to market myself to publishers as a book blog, I think I really […]

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Kid Lit: The Branch

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Branch by Mireille Messier To be published on September 6, 2016. From the NetGalley Summary: When an ice storm snaps a small girl’s favorite branch from the tree in her yard, she’s crestfallen. The girl’s mom says […]

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Top Ten Tuesday #33: Pre-Blog TBR List

This week we’re supposed to write about the books that have been on our shelves or TBR list since before we started blogging. I started blogging in May 2015, and my Goodreads “to read” shelf has 36 books from before that date. Since I cannot possibly share them all, I have selected the 10 that […]

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Book Review: Just Like Me (MG)

I received this book for free from Sourcebooks at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Just Like Me by Nancy J. Cavanaugh Published on April 5, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Who eats Cheetos with chopsticks?! Avery and Becca, my “Chinese Sisters,” that’s who. We’re not […]

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Juvenile Pile: Lots of Read Alouds

Between the Olympics and other evening plans, Christopher stayed up late a bunch this week, so he didn’t do as much reading as usual. I still read a lot of books out loud though, so we’ll just talk about those. Woodpecker Wants a Waffle is a weird, but fun story. It’s about a woodpecker who smells […]

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