Book Review: Some Luck By Jane Smiley

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Book Review: Some Luck By Jane Smiley

SOME LUCK: A Novel Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga #1 By: Jane Smiley Published: October 7, 2014 Publisher: Knopf Fiction/Historical Fiction When I heard Jane Smiley had written a new book about an Iowa family covering several generations, I was anxious to read it.  I had read her book A THOUSAND ACRES years ago…

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A Little Monday Inspiration – Family

With what pleasure do we look upon a family, through the whole of which reign mutual love and esteem, where the parents and the children are companions for one another, without any other difference than what is made by respectful affection on the one side, and kind indulgence on the other… Adam Smith One of…

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Breathe, Laugh and Relax

I’m taking a few days off.  I’m traveling to Denver and taking a few days  to breathe,  to laugh,  and to relax.  I’ll be visiting one of my best friends as well as my niece. I’m looking forward to sipping coffee in the morning and drinking wine at night. I’m looking forward to catching up…

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Book Review: The Money Trader By Jerry Anderson

THE MONEY TRADER By: Jerry Anderson Published: August 17, 2012 Publisher: Word & Image, LLC Fiction A friend of mine asked if I would read a book written by a friend of his. I was a little skeptical because the topic of “corporate greed” isn’t my usual choice in reading. But, I agreed to give…

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The Winner of PIPSIE, NATURE DETECTIVE

The winner of PIPSIE, NATURE DETECTIVE: The Disappearing Caterpillar by Rick DeDonato has been chosen. The winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond or I will choose a new winner. The winner is……………………………………..KRISTINA. If you weren’t chosen and want to purchase the book, click the photo below:

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Book Review: At the Water’s Edge By Sara Gruen

AT THE WATER’S EDGE By: Sara Gruen Published: March 31, 2015 Publisher: Spiegel & Grau – Random House Fiction/Historical Fiction When I read that Sara Gruen was coming out with a new novel and it was set during WWII, I jumped at the chance to review it.  Her best-selling book WATER FOR ELEPHANTS is still…

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Mini Book Review: Defending Jacob By William Landay

DEFENDING JACOB: A Novel By: William Landay Published: January 31, 2012 Publisher: Delacorte Press Fiction/Crime Fiction I’m pretty sure I’m one of the last people to read DEFENDING JACOB. It has been recommended to me over and over again and I just rarely find or make time to read books “for fun”. When my cousin…

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