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Children’s Book Review: Have I Ever Told You By Shani King

HAVE I EVER TOLD YOU? By: Shani King Illustrated by: Anna Horvath Published: January 8, 2019 Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers Non-Fiction   One of the most important things you can say to your child is “I love you.” But even more than that, telling your child you support them, you encourage them, and you believe…
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Book Review: In Dog We Trust By Beth Kendrick

IN DOG WE TRUST Black Dog Bay #5 By: Beth Kendrick Published: January 8, 2019 Publisher: Berkley Fiction/Contemporary Fiction The fifth book in the Black Dog Bay series set in the idyllic town of Black Dog Bay, Delaware is just as delightful as the others, if not more so. Kendrick brings back some of the…
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – Jan 2019 Edition

I’m trying to read more books that I choose for my own reading enjoyment. Not for review, but because I’ve been wanting to read them or they caught my attention. Most of them have been talked about ad nauseam or have been on my to-read list for a long time so they don’t really need…
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Bout of Books 24 Update and 2019 Reading Goals

  I spent last week participating in my 6th Bout of Books. See my initial post, HERE. Joining the Bout of Books Readathon is a great way to get back into the groove of reading every day after the crazy holiday season. Even if you don’t read every day it’s ok. This readathon has no…
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Children’s Book Review: Ultimate Predatorpedia By Christina Wilsdon

ULTIMATE PREDATORPEDIA The Most Complete Predator Reference Ever By: Christina Wilsdon Published: October 2, 2018 Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books Non-Fiction   Which of these animals is a predator: Lion, Dog, European Hedgehog, Tiger, Robin, Turkey Vulture, or Ladybug? If you guessed all of them, you would be right. But, when you think of a…
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Book Review: Seven Sundays By Alec Penix

SEVEN SUNDAYS A Faith, Fitness, and Food Plan for Lasting Spiritual and Physical Change By: Alec Penix and Myatt Murphy Published: December 4, 2018 Publisher: Howard Books Non-Fiction   January is the time of year when many of us think about making changes to our current lifestyle, either adding a fitness routine, eating more vegetables,…
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I’m Joining Bout of Books 24

Starting January 7, 2019, I’ll be participating in my 6th Bout of Books. It runs from Midnight on January 7, 2019, and ends at 11:59 PM on January 13, 2019.     Bout of Books is a low-key, no pressure way of getting readers to focus their spare time on reading. The official blurb from…
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Children’s Book Review: Hello Lilac – Good Morning, Yellow By Judith Drews

HELLO LILAC – GOOD MORNING, YELLOW Colors and First Words By: Judith Drews Published: November 6, 2018 Publisher: Prestel Publishing Non-Fiction   Introducing toddlers to colors is one of the earliest things we begin to teach our children. Some of those first books that taught colors were favorites of our children and this one would…
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Books that Came My Way in December 2018

This is my monthly roundup of books that were added to my shelves in the last month. I also share an update with you on other things going on in my life. Oh, December….you always fill my heart with joy but the days go by much too fast. There was so much to enjoy in…
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Favorite Books of 2018 – A Top Ten and Some Fun Reading Stats

I’m always amazed when I look over the list of books I read in a year. Every year the number seems to get bigger, the type of reading becomes more diverse, and a few favorites always stand out. In 2018, I read 132 books. That is the highest ever for me. But, I’ve also been…
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