Re-Read: The Jane Austen Book Club

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler Goodreads Summary: In California’s central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen’s novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her eye for the frailties of human behavior and […]

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YA trope I’m sick of

Last month I did the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag, and I couldn’t think of a popular book trope that I’m sick of. This past week I finally came up with one! Well, it’s less of a trope and more of a character element, but I’m going to share it anyway. Chuck Taylors. http://onlyagame.wbur.org/2013/11/02/chuck-taylor-biography-converse Seriously, do […]

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Morning snuggles…enjoying them while they last

I mentioned before that Jim took away Christopher’s iPad in early December. We actually haven’t given it back yet. Other than on the airplane to and from Buffalo right after Christmas, it’s been in a drawer collecting dust. Surprisingly, Christopher hasn’t asked for it very often. It used to be part of our morning routine […]

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Kid Lit: I Really Like Slop

I Really Like Slop (Elephant & Piggie #24) by Mo Willems Goodreads Summary: Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I Really Like Slop!, Piggie invites Gerald to try her favorite food . . . […]

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Book Review: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart (YA)

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett Goodreads Summary: Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she […]

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