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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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Review: The Year of Learning Dangerously by Quinn Cummings

The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling Quinn Cummings 230 pages Published in 2012 by Perigee Books, an imprint of Penguin Source: Public Library I was hiding in the laundry room fighting off a full-blown panic attack. If long … Continue reading

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Short review: Primates by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas Written by Jim Ottaviani Illustrated by Maris Wicks Published in 2013 by First Second Books 139 pages Source: Public Library In Primates, Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks tell … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: What’s on my nightstand

Good morning! Today is the last day of the kids’ holiday break and then it’s back to school tomorrow. It’s been fun having them at home all day but I know they’re looking forward to seeing their friends. Our break … 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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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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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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Essay Review: What Good Is a Story?

“What Good is a Story?” from the essay collection, Small Wonder (2002) written by Barbara Kingsolver I have always wondered why short stories aren’t popular in modern America. We are such busy folks, you’d think we’d jump at the chance … 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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500 Great Books by Women

500 Great Books by Women (1994) edited by Erica Bauermeister, Jesse Larsen, and Holly Smith 426 pages I don’t review reference books here on 1330v, but I love this book and wanted fellow bookworms to know about. If you liked … Continue reading

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Library Loot

My library loot has been piling up lately. I have less than 36 hours until the end of the semester and I’ve started placing large amounts of books on hold. If I’m lucky I can cut the stack in half … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon:Book Coveting

This week has been a great week for books though horrible for reading. I was assigned Moby Dick to read this week and it nearly did me in. It’s a great book to read aloud from but with only a … Continue reading

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