YA Book Club: July 2015

My Young Adult Fiction Book Club had its July meeting on Wednesday night. The Book Annie picked this month’s selection as a last minute stand in because we weren’t able to reserve Every Last Word from the library in time. That book got bumped from July to August.  Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy The Venue […]

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Update #2: 2015 Reading Challenge

The year is more than half over, so I thought I’d share an update on how I’m doing with Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2015 Reading Challenge. When I shared my first update on May 5th, I’d only read three books, so I was slightly behind. Unfortunately, I am still a little bit behind. Here’s my first update on […]

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We have another reader in the house!

Last week I discovered that Christopher can read! He’s been learning sight words in 4K since March when we changed daycare providers, but I hadn’t realized how many words he knew. I don’t even remember how it happened last week. (I’ve told you my memory sucks since having Christopher.) Somehow one night at bedtime, we […]

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I want to go on a real vacation

I am a transplant to the Milwaukee area. My brother still lives in Buffalo, NY, where we grew up. My parents spend the summer in Western NY and the rest of the year in Florida. My sister lives near Philadelphia. In addition, we have close friends who live in Minneapolis and St. George, UT. We […]

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Friday 56: Week 235

Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Rules: – Grab a book, any book. – Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader – Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you. – Post it. This is from All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane by […]

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One great thing about having a boy

Do you have young boys? Does this picture look familiar? See those knees. Ugh. I think Christopher has one pair of pants left that do not have a hole. My son only wears sweatpants. He has a thing about buttons. Don’t ask. We don’t get it either. But we’re accommodating, so I only buy him […]

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