Christmas Ornament Stories: Volume 2

Last year I shared 8 ornaments from our Christmas tree, and I wanted to do the same again this year with 8 more ornaments. My sister-in-law, Jen, gave me this ornament (along with another) the first year she was dating my brother – so maybe in 2004. I love receiving ornaments as gifts, so it […]

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Cybils Fiction Picture Books – Batch 12

We’re nearing the end! These are books that were already out from the library when I made my original requests or books that I received from the publisher. Judging Cybils has definitely been an experience. I’ve enjoyed reading all of these picture books, but I have not enjoyed the stress of feeling like I HAD […]

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Kid Lit: Princess Penelopea Hates Peas

I received this book for free from the publisher. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Princess Penelopea Hates Peas: A Tale of Picky Eating and Avoiding Catastropeas by Susan D. Sweet and Brenda Miles Published on February 1, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Penolopea lives in Capital Pea where […]

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: Who We Are!

This fantastic picture book is one of the Cybils Fiction Picture Book nominees. It’s a great fit for Perfect Picture Book Friday. This weekly meme is hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill. Head on over to her blog to check out some other highly recommended picture books! Title: Who We Are! All About Being the Same and Being […]

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Kid Lit: When We Were Alone

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  When We Were Alone by David Alexander Robertson To Be Published: January 6, 2017 Goodreads Summary: When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother’s garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have […]

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Month in Review: November 2016

November flew by in an election haze and then the frenzy of Thanksgiving in FL. I was in shock yesterday when I said the date for the first time. How is it December already? Books – I finished 15 books (5 paper, 4 Kindle, 6 audio) – including 3 re-reads. Health – I continued eating […]

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