GRANTED May Hollow Trilogy #3 By: Angela Correll Published: November 22, 2017 Publisher: Koehler Books Fiction/Women’s Fiction/Christian Fiction I first became familiar with Angela Correll’s writing back in 2013 with her first book in this May Hollow series, GROUNDED. In that story, we met Annie, a flight attendant who went back to Kentucky after losing…

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OH SUSANNAH: IT’S IN THE BAG By: Carole P. Roman Illustrated by: Mateya Arkova Published: April 3, 2017 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Fiction The first in the OH SUSANNAH series introduces readers to Susannah, a third grader who needs some help dealing with things she has been putting off. This chapter book shares how…

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I’ve had a hard time coming up with my favorite books from 2017. I read some really great books in 2017. As always, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a small number, especially when there are so many genres, writing styles, and great authors. But, there are always books that stand out, stay…

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JUST BETWEEN US A Novel By: Rebecca Drake Published: January 9, 2018 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Fiction/Suspense/Thriller I think what makes suspense novels such a thrilling read is when you can picture yourself in the story. Four suburban moms who meet every morning and afternoon at the bus stop become quick friends. Even though their…

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I participated all last week in the Bout of Books 21 Reading Challenge. It’s a low-pressure way to jump-start your reading and have fun with other readers at the same time. There were twitter chats and daily challenges and LOTS of encouragement to keep reading. Since I can’t shut off the rest of the world and…

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HEY, BABY! A Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Stories from Nature’s Nursery By: Stephanie Warren Drimmer Published: November 14, 2017 Publisher: National Geographic Kids Non-Fiction No matter whether they are human babies or animal babies, they take a lot of work, but they are sooooo cute! Through poems, stories, folktales, and descriptions we are introduced to…

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2017 was a busy year on the blog as far as visits were concerned. I think it was the year of most visits to the blog and for a variety of posts. I was surprised to see which posts were the most popular and surprisingly, not all of them were book related. 2017 was also…

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