Children’s Book Review: The Olive Tree By Elsa Marston

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Children’s Book Review: The Olive Tree By Elsa Marston

THE OLIVE TREE By: Elsa Marston Illustrated by: Claire Ewart Published: November 1, 2014 Publisher: Wisdom Tales Fiction Muna and her family fled their home in Lebanon during the war. While they were gone, Sameer, the neighbor boy, took care of their precious olive tree that had been in Muna’s family for a hundred years.…

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Book Review: A Sister to Honor By Lucy Ferriss

A SISTER TO HONOR: A Novel By: Lucy Ferriss Published: January 6, 2015 Publisher: Berkley Trade Fiction/Women’s Fiction Afia and her brother Shahid have come to America from Pakistan. Shahid came first to play squash in college. He then convinced his family in Pakistan that sending his sister to complete her studies and become a…

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My One Word for 2015

During the Fall of 2014, I had a wake-up call. I went to my annual physical and had a long conversation with my doctor about how I’d been having periods of anxiety. Waking up in a panic, lack of sleep, chest pains, and inability to concentrate. We discussed my stress level and overall lifestyle.  Without…

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Sunday Snippets 1.11.15

It’s been two months, since I last shared a Sunday Snippet.  Life is busy and I took a blogging break over the Christmas holiday, so I am finally getting back into the routine of blogging again. Hopefully, you were able to catch some of my posts this past week! I also have a giveaway coming…

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Books that Came My Way in December

December was a busy month, as it was for most people. We had lots of basketball games, concerts, and Christmas things to prepare for, along with our jobs. That meant I didn’t get a lot of reading done. But, my mailbox was busy preparing for all the great books coming out in 2015. I’m still…

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My Year of Reading and Best Books of 2014

2014 was full of great reading. I surpassed my goal of reading 75 books in 2014, finishing the year with 81 books read. But, the last few months were much slower when I had a lot less time to read due to subbing and busy evenings full of our kids activities.  My son helped me…

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Review: Every Day Matters Planner By Dani DiPirro

EVERY DAY MATTERS 2015 DIARY By: Dani Dipirro – Positively Present Published: August 19, 2014 Publisher: Watkins Publishing Calendar/Planner I have been a fan of Dani’s for awhile and when she first started telling her readers that she had created a planner, I knew I was going to love it….and I do! This calendar offers…

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Book Review: Singing to a Bulldog By Anson Williams

SINGING TO A BULLDOG From Happy Days to Hollywood Director, and the Unlikely Mentor Who Got Me There By: Anson Williams Published: November 11, 2014 Publisher: Reader’s Digest Non-Fiction/Memoir The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect on your life and the lessons you have learned over the past year. In SINGING…

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