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Book Review: The Queen of Hearts By Kimmery Martin

THE QUEEN OF HEARTS By: Kimmery Martin Published: February 13, 2018 – Paperback February 5, 2019 Publisher: Berkley Fiction/Women’s Fiction I have always loved reading books with a medical setting, either fiction or non-fiction. One of my all-time-favorite TV shows is ER and I’ve seen every episode. So, when I read the synopsis for this…
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Children’s Book Review: Ninja Camp by Sue Fliess

NINJA CAMP By: Sue Fliess Illustrated by Jen Taylor Published: January 8, 2019 Publisher: Running Press Kids Fiction Kids will love this fun time at ninja camp. Kids will learn all the tricks from a ninja master who will teach them all they need to know about becoming a ninja warrior. They will learn about…
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Book Review: The Stranger Inside By Laura Benedict

THE STRANGER INSIDE By: Laura Benedict Published: February 5, 2019 Publisher: Mulholland Books Fiction/Mystery/Suspense Kimber has just returned home from a relaxing few days at a cabin. She feels refreshed and ready to get back to work. But, when she returns home, she finds that her key doesn’t work and someone else is living in…
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Children’s Book Review: It’s Not Hansel and Gretel By Josh Funk

IT’S NOT HANSEL AND GRETEL It’s Not a Fairy Tale (Book 2) By: Josh Funk Illustrated by: Edwardian Taylor Published: February 1, 2019 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction This is the second in the It’s Not A Fairy Tale series by Josh Funk. The first was IT’S NOT JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. The storyteller is trying…
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – February 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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Children’s Book Review: Another Monster at the End of this Book By Jon Stone

ANOTHER MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK An Interactive Adventure By: Jon Stone Published: September 4, 2018 Publisher: SFI Readerlink Dist Fiction – Pop Up/Interactive I was so excited to check out this new Grover book. One of my favorite books as a child and to read to our own kids was THE MONSTER…
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A New Bookish Magazine – Hope By the Book

I am a fan of magazines. I like them because I can skim it, read an article or two and pick it back up later, and of course look at the pictures. When I heard there was a new magazine about books and reading, I knew I had to check it out. Hope By the…
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Books that Came My Way in January 2019

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. Our daughter, Reagan, turned 14 last month. We celebrated by having a late lunch at Cheddar’s since school got out early that day…
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What Saving My Life Right Now?

February 1 is the half-way point of winter and if winter has been anything in your area like it has been here in Iowa, I am quite sure you are sick of it. Celebrating that we have made it half-way through winter sounds like a good plan to me. All of us have little ways…
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Children’s Book Review: Duck and Hippo The Secret Valentine By Jonathan London

DUCK AND HIPPO: THE SECRET VALENTINE By: Jonathan London Illustrated by: Andrew Joyner Published: December 18, 2018 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction   Duck and Hippo are the best of friends, but when Duck realized he didn’t receive a Valentine on Valentine’s Day, he came up with a plan. Hippo, Elephant, Pig, and Turtle all receive…
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