Month in review: August

What happened to August?! Seriously? I can’t believe another month has gone by and summer is over. Christopher starts Kindergarten tomorrow. Eek! So exciting! August was a surprisingly busy month. Here’s a recap… Books – I finished 12 books this month (4 audio, 7 paper, 1 Kindle). – I finished my June selection and read […]

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Book Review: Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Goodreads Summary: From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch–“Scout”–returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions […]

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The Lunar Chronicles Read Along: Cinder

I am participating in The Lunar Chronicles read along hosted by Brittany at The Book Addicts Guide. I have read this series a few times already, but I was excited to read it again in anticipation of the final book, Winter, which comes out in November. Yay! August was the month to read Cinder (The Lunar […]

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My struggle with myself

Today, I am linking up with Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop with this prompt… What is sabotaging your plan to drop 5 pounds? http://mommasaid.net/2011/01/21/mothers-cause-eating-disorders I mentioned in my July recap post that I fell off the low-carb bandwagon. I was hoping August would be better. It’s not. When I am unhappy in another area of my […]

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“Waiting On” Wednesday: After You

Today I’m linking up with Breaking the Spine for “Waiting on” Wednesday. This week I’m waiting on…. After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes Goodreads Summary: How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl […]

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Book Review: Yes Please

Yes Please by Amy Poehler Goodreads Summary: In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. […]

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The meaning of my blog name

I’ve been following blogs for several years. Currently, I read mostly of book blogs, one personal finance blog, and a handful of blogs written by friends or friends of friends/family. I read a lot of mommy blogs when Christopher was younger. There aren’t as many mommy blogs for older kids. Or maybe it’s just that […]

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Book Review: Inkheart (MG)

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke Goodreads Summary: Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can “read” fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service. Characters from books literally leap off the page in this engrossing fantasy. Meggie has had her […]

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YA Book Club: August 2015

Wednesday night was the August meeting of my YA book club. The Book (NOTE: My initial description of the book for July was incorrect, so this might sound familiar.) Annie picked this month’s selection back in May. We originally planned it as out June book, but we weren’t able to get the book from the […]

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Book Review: Girlchild

Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman Goodreads Summary: Rory Hendrix is the least likely of Girl Scouts. She hasn’t got a troop or even a badge to call her own.  But she’s checked the Handbook out from the elementary school library so many times that her name fills all the lines on the card, and she pores over […]

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