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Time: // 5: 43 a.m. Tuesday morning. Everyone is asleep and the house is so quiet. It’s such a rare thing to experience. The scene: // I’ve been trying for the past two days to write a post, but to … Continue reading

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Favorite Adult Reads of 2014

With the 2015 just days away and my reading going so slowly, I figured it’s time to throw in the towel and post my list of this year’s favorite reads. I divided my long list into three posts: children’s fiction … Continue reading

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Review: The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman and Eddie Campbell

The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All KindsWritten by Neil GaimanIllustrated by Eddie Campbell74 pagesPublished in 2014 by William Morrow In Neil Gaiman’s, The Truth is a Cave … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Have I Got a Book for you! #diversiverse

Happy Sunday! Instead of telling you what I’m up to, I decided to do something different. A Diverse Universe event is coming up and I thought I’ll write a list post for anyone who’s thinking about joining the event and … Continue reading

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2014 Summer Reading List

The school year officially ended last Friday and since then, my days have been filled with watching the kids spend time being outside, playing Uno with the kids, and vegging out on the couch. According to a family friend, my family is glowing. … Continue reading

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Review: Mr. Loverman by Bernadine Evaristo

Mr. Loverman Bernadine Evaristo 320 pages Published in April 2014 by Akashic Books Source: Publisher “If I had more courage, I would hold Morris’s hand for, say, one second. All-a my life I’ve watched couples holding hands, walking arm in … Continue reading

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Ghost Stories: Violet Kupersmith’s The Frangipani Hotel

The Frangipani Hotel: Stories Violet Kupersmith 248 pages Set to be released on April 1, 2014 by Spiegel & Grau Source: Publisher But as we watched, we realized that the thing approaching us was not a boat after all. I … Continue reading

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Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Boy, Snow, Bird Helen Oyeyemi 320 pages Being published by Riverhead Books on March 6, 2014 Source: From a blogger friend “Nobody ever warned me about mirrors, so for many years I was fond of them, and believed them to … Continue reading

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Review: The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky

The Golden Day Ursula Dubosarsky 150 pages Published in August 2013 by Candlewick Press Source: Public Library These things were too deep and difficult for the little girls. After all, they knew nothing of wives or armies or desert tribes. … Continue reading

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Favorite books of 2013

It’s that time where I get to share with everyone my favorite books of the year! So looking back at all the books I’ve read for 2013, it was a “meh” sort of year. There were some good books, some … Continue reading

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The Goldfinch Read-along

Things would have turned out better if she had lived. As it was, she died when I was a kid; and though everything that’s happened to me since then is thoroughly my own fault, still when I lost her I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Going in Circles by Pamela Ribon

Going in Circles Pamela Ribon 336 pages Published in 2010 by Downtown Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Source: Public Library but you can bet your sweet ass that I’m buying a copy Two weeks ago, I was trolling … Continue reading

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Favorite Reads of 2011: Fiction

Instead of a “best of 2011” list, I‘m posting my favorites of 2011 because many of the books I’ve read this year were published before 2011. My favorite books are the best books I’ve read this year- books that I … Continue reading

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Thankfully Reading Weekend starts

Today is the official start of the Thankfully Reading Weekend. I started my reading yesterday with a collection of short stories, Love Stories in This Town by Amanda Eyre Ward. Between cooking yesterday and spending time with the family, I … Continue reading

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What My Children Are Reading

This week my children had some hits and misses with a lot of the books we checked out from the library. Or should I say books that I checked out from the library? As any mother knows, some days it’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: A Day Full of Challenges

I can’t believe it’s been almost a week since the last time I posted. During the mini-readathon I didn’t get as much read as I wanted to. I ended up reading the graphic novel Britten and Brulightly by Hannah Berry. … Continue reading

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What My Children Are Reading, October 22, 2009

For the past couple of days my oldest son has been home sick because of multiple asthma attacks and a fever that won’t completely go away. Thankfully his attacks have been mild. One of the ways I’ve been entertaining him … Continue reading

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Read-a-thon Pile

Okay so we all know that I have a tendency to go overboard when it comes to books. Whether it’s my library loot, buying binges, or signing up for reading challenges, it always seems to be all or nothing. My … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crazy Beautiful

Crazy Beautiful (2009) Lauren Baratz-Logsted 193 pages Young Adult Rating: Re-read Instead of just giving you the regular book review format, I’m giving you five reasons why Crazy Beautiful is a great book and why I think you should give … Continue reading

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Jellaby by Kean Soo

Jellaby (2008) by Kean Soo 145 pages Rating: Reread Why I picked this up: I’ve read great reviews about Kean Soo’s Jellaby on many blogs and when I happened to see it at my local library, I grabbed it to … Continue reading

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It’s Monday, What are you reading?

Children’s books in blue So far this month I’ve read: Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story by Isabel Gillies Jellaby by Kean Soon The Adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted Snow White by Paul … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Challenge

R.I.P. Challenge Sept. 1, 2009– October 31, 2009 One of the things I did while on my blogging break was that I started to count down for the start of Carl’s fantastic Readers Imbibing Peril (R.I.P.) Challenge. Fall is one … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

It’s amazing how much reading you can get done when you’re not online. My internet connection stopped working almost a month ago and I’ve only been online periodically ever since. To be honest, I suspected my connection was going to … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Short Works Sunday

This week my reading has been all over the place. Since last Sunday I’ve read essays, short stories, graphic novels, and children’s books but no novels. For the last couple of years I’ve been primarily a novel reader, forgoing short … Continue reading

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What My Children Are Reading – July 16th

This is a meme started by Jill over at Well-Read Child. For some reason this week has been really laid back. I don’t think any of us over here has read as much as we wanted to except for my … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon – Book Coveting Women Writers

Good morning. Right now the sun is shining and there’s not a cloud in the sky. With very little homework left to do, I plan on spending my day reading and writing posts. With so many books checked out from … Continue reading

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Weekly Geeks: Where in the world have you been?

This week’s Weekly Geeks asks you to tell us about your globe trotting via books. Are you a global reader? How many countries have you “visited” in your reading? What are your favorite places or cultures to read about? Can … Continue reading

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Locomotion (2003) By Jacqueline Woodson 112 pages I found out about this book from Emily over at Emily Reads. Emily writes reviews in haiku format but they always pack a punch. After reading her haiku review for Locomotion and it’s … Continue reading

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The Ghost’s Child

The Ghost’s Child (2008) Sonya Hartnett 176 pages Young Adult Fiction Matilda, an elderly woman, comes home one afternoon to find a young boy sitting in her living room waiting for her. She has no idea who he is or … Continue reading

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Books giveaway

There are two great giveaways being hosted right now because of the Nerds Heart YA tournament that started last Monday. Kelly at YAnnabe is giving away four copies of the books she has to judge for the tournament, The Latent … Continue reading

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