Life Milestone: Learning to ride a bike

When I wrote about Christopher’s birthday, I alluded to our disastrous experience trying to teach Christopher to ride his bike. I’m finally ready to share the full story. Two years ago I bought Christopher a used bike with training wheels for his 4th birthday. It’s been challenging for him to ride because it’s an older […]

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Rating Non-Fiction

Do you read a lot of non-fiction? I do not. In the last year, I have only read 14 non-fiction books (out of 132 total books). And they fall into these categories: – Memoir: 5 – Self Help: 6 – Business: 1 – Other: 2 I realized lately that I am a little more lenient […]

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Book Review: Tell Me Three Things (YA)

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum Goodreads Summary: Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves […]

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Book Review: Steelheart (YA)

Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson Goodreads Summary: Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must […]

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BEA 2016…Pictures and Book Counts

I didn’t really know what to expect going to BEA. I read a bunch of posts from other bloggers, and I followed some of their tips…although I should have listened about checking the roller board suitcase. I did not think I would get that many books. Ha! Those of you who follow me on Twitter […]

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Book Review: The Orphan Sister

The Orphan Sister by Gwendolen Gross Goodreads Summary: Clementine Lord is not an orphan. She just feels like one sometimes. One of triplets, a quirk of nature left her the odd one out. Odette and Olivia are identical; Clementine is a singleton. Biologically speaking, she came from her own egg. Practically speaking, she never quite left […]

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Book Review: The Crown (YA)

The Crown (The Selection #5) by Kiera Cass Goodreads Summary: When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all […]

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