Juvenile Pile: Library Books and Longer Reads

Last week I talked only about reading books we own. Today I want to share some of the library books we’ve been loving lately. And I’ll also mention our recently finished read aloud. Christopher reading Possum Magic in bed. We have a love seat in Christopher’s room for reading bedtime stories, but lately he wants […]

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Book Review: Before the Fall

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley Goodreads Summary: On a foggy summer night, eleven people—ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter—depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. […]

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Recent recipes inspired by my new job

I started a new job on July 6th. The magazine publication company that I now work for publishes Taste of Home out of our Milwaukee office. This means that during my first couple of weeks on the job, flipping through magazines and searching the website and internal recipe database were part of my job training. […]

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Book Review: Gemini (YA)

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee To be published on July 26, 2016. Goodreads Summary: In a powerful and daring debut novel, Sonya Mukherjee shares the story of sisters Clara and Hailey, conjoined twins who are learning what it means to […]

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Kid Lit: Plants Can’t Sit Still

I received this book for free from Lerner Publishing Group at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch To be published on August 1, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Have you ever seen a plant move on its own? […]

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Book Review: The Night We Said Yes (YA)

The Night We Said Yes (The Night We Said Yes #1) by Lauren Gibaldi Goodreads Summary: Before Matt, Ella had a plan. Get over a no-good ex-boyfriend. Graduate from high school without any more distractions. Move away from Orlando, Florida, where she’s lived her entire life.  But Matt—the cute, shy, bespectacled bass player who just moved […]

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