Kid Lit: Hey, That’s My Monster

I received this book for free from Flash Light Press at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Hey, That’s My Monster by Amanda Noll To be published on September 1, 2016. Goodreads Summary: When Ethan looks under the bed for his monster, he finds this […]

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Book Review: Spirit Level (YA)

I received this book for free from Orca Book Publishers at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Spirit Level by Sarah N. Harvey Goodreads Summary: Harriet is a donor-conceived, an only child. She has never considered her family unusual. But things change when her […]

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Recent Recipes: July/August 2016

I almost did it. We almost used up all of the meat in the freezer. Here’re some more recipes I tried recently. Once again all of these recipes are from Taste of Home because I can peruse it at work. Pumpkin & Sausage Penne As soon as I saw this Pumpkin & Sausage Penne, I knew […]

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Book Review: Keep Me Posted

Keep Me Posted by Liza Beazley Goodreads Summary: Two sisters share the surprising highs and cringe-worthy lows of social media fame, when their most private thoughts become incredibly public in this fresh and funny debut novel. Sisters Cassie and Sid Sunday have not done a bang-up job of keeping in touch. In their defense, it […]

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Juvenile Pile: All 4-Star Reads Except One

Christopher has been struggling to finish books this week. He’ll read a couple of pages and then decide he wants to try something else. I don’t know if he’s getting frustrated by books that are a little more challenging or if he’s not loving the subject matter of the books we’ve selected from the library […]

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Kid Lit: What a Beautiful Morning

I received this book for free from Running Press Kids at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. What a Beautiful Morning by Arthur A. Levine Published on August 9, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Every morning is beautiful when Noah visits his Grandparents. When Grandpa and Noah […]

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Book Review: Dear Mother

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Dear Mother by Angela Marsons Published on July 11, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Dear Mother is a story about three sisters brought together by the death of their cruel and abusive mother.  Alex, the youngest, is a bitter, unforgiving woman who […]

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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses (YA)

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas Goodreads Summary: She stole a life. Now she must pay with her heart. When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about […]

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