Book Review: Small Data

I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Small Data: The Tiny Clues that Uncover Huge Trends by Martin Lindstrom To be published on February 23, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Martin Lindstrom, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, harnesses the power of “small data” in his quest to discover the […]

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Reading Habits Survey

This past weekend Julie @ Smiling Shelves did this survey, and I knew I had to do it. It’s been a while since I did a survey or tag, so I couldn’t resist. I saw this poster at the high school library and had to get a picture. I love John Green! 1. Do you […]

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Book Review: The Siren (YA)

The Siren by Kiera Cass Goodreads Summary: A girl with a secret. The boy of her dreams. An Ocean between them. Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single […]

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Top Ten Tuesday #12: Favorite Audiobooks

I’m not much of a music person. Seriously. I almost never listen to music except during a workout. This week’s topic was supposed to be about music and books, but as I don’t know many songs or artists, I didn’t even know where to begin. Usually I prefer to listen to audiobooks. And when I […]

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Book Review: Stars Above (YA)

Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles Novellas) by Marissa Meyer Goodreads Summary: The enchantment continues…. The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace […]

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Blind date with a book

My library hosts the “Blind Date with a Book” each February in honor of Valentine’s Day. Does your library do this? Last year I let Christopher pick a book for me, and I ended up getting The Goodbye Quilt, which I really enjoyed. It’s the story of a mother coping with her daughter leaving for […]

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Kid Lit: Here Comes Valentine Cat

Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood Goodreads Summary: Cat does NOT like Valentine’s Day. It’s much too mushy, and no way is he making anyone a valentine—especially not his new neighbor, Dog. Dog refuses to respect the fence. He keeps tossing over old bones and hitting Cat in the head! But just as Cat’s about […]

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Original fairy tales…inspired by Google

On January 12th the Google Doodle celebrated the birthday of Charles Perrault the author of Cinderella and other fairy tales. Seeing this image I was reminded of reading the original story of The Little Mermaid last year and finding it more gruesome than the Disney classic we’ve come to know and love. Google Doodle from January […]

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Book Review: In Real Life (YA)

I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. In Real Life by Jessica Love To be published on March 1, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with […]

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Finding the right workout

One of my goals for this year is to get in shape. I signed up for the Savage Race in PA in June, so I needed to get started right away on getting fit. Or at least more fit. My plan for January was to try as many classes as possible at the gym and […]

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