New Holiday Traditions

I love traditions. I’ve said it before. For me, traditions are what make holidays special. I am a creature of routine, so performing special activities once a year is really important to me. And I am always happy to start new traditions. Gingerbread House This year we finally made a gingerbread house. It something I’ve been wanting to […]

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2016 Reading Challenges

I’ve been thinking a lot about reading goals and challenges for next year, and rather than joining in someone else’s challenge, like I did this year, I’ve decided to create two challenges for myself. 1. Re-Read Challenge I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really buy a lot of books. I don’t like the clutter, and […]

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Fiction Friday #9: Playground Dad part 3

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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Book Review: Let It Snow (YA)

Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle Goodreads Summary: Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After […]

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What I want to be when I grow up

When I was little, I wanted to be a doctor. I grew up in an upper middle class family, so the message I got from my parents (my dad primarily) was that if you were into math and science, you became a doctor. And if you were into history and English, you became a lawyer. […]

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Book Review: Happily Ever After (YA)

Happily Ever After (The Selection #0.4, #0.5, #2.5, #2.6) by Kiera Cass Goodreads Summary: The contents of Happily Ever After are as follows: -The Prince (with the two bonus chapters), Maxon’s novella -The Guard, Aspen’s novella -The Queen, Amberly’s novella -The Favorite, Marlee’s novella -Three scenes from Celeste’s POV -Lucy’s scene (bonus scene from The One) […]

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Family Game Night

Christopher playing Jenga (with me). Every Monday night we’ve been trying to have Family Game Night. Just the three of us. Sometimes our family of three doesn’t really feel like enough of a family. But creating our own traditions and activities like this one helps. We started this routine a couple of months ago, although […]

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Book Review: The Rule of Thoughts (YA)

The Rule of Thoughts (The Mortality Doctrine #2) by James Dashner Goodreads Summary: From the New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series comes The Rule of Thoughts, the exciting sequel to The Eye of Minds. Fans of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth and The Hunger Games will love the new Mortality […]

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YA Book Club: December Recap

B-Dubs and Christmas gifts for our December book club meeting. Wednesday night was YA book club night. Since it’s December we exchanged a few Christmas presents this time. I bought copies of My True Love Gave to Me for Annie and Sarah. I thought it would be a fun read, and it could introduce us to new […]

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