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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – July 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: I Got A Chicken for My Birthday By: Laura Gehl

I GOT A CHICKEN FOR MY BIRTHDAY By: Laura Gehl Illustrated by: Sarah Horne Published: March 1, 2018 Publisher: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Fiction   Laura Gehl is the author of the popular PEEP AND EGG series. When I saw she had written about getting a chicken as a birthday present I knew I…
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Books that Came My Way in June 2018

  This is my monthly roundup of books that arrived on my shelves in June. I also share a bit of what’s been going on in our family’s lives as well. I can’t believe we are in the month of July already. 2018 is half over and summer will be gone in a blink of…
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Book Review: Before and Again By Barbara Delinsky

BEFORE AND AGAIN By: Barbara Delinsky Published: June 26, 2018 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Fiction Barbara Delinsky is the queen of family dramas. This is the fifth of her numerous novels that I have read, all usually dealing with some sort of family drama or secret. This one takes a current topic and plays it…
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Book Review: Dreams of Falling By Karen White

DREAMS OF FALLING By: Karen White Published: June 5, 2018 Publisher: Berkley Historical Fiction/Southern Fiction Three young women growing up in South Carolina in the 1950’s become the best of friends. Margaret has everything she will ever want or need and lives on a family plantation. Ceecee is a preacher’s daughter and had a strict upbringing.…
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Children’s Book Review: Pink is for Boys By Robb Pearlman – Summer Read-to-Learn Series

PINK IS FOR BOYS By: Robb Pearlman Illustrated by: Eda Kaban Published: June 5, 2016 Publisher: Running Press Kids Fiction Your gender doesn’t have to dictate what colors you like. Both of our sons enjoy wearing pink dress shirts or vibrant colored ties. Girls are allowed to choose any color as a favorite, but if…
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Books that Came in May 2018

This is my monthly roundup of books that arrived on my shelves in May. I also share a bit of what’s been going on in our family’s lives as well. I am beyond excited for summer and to read again as May was a bit busy for us. Holy moly! I never thought I would…
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Children’s Book Review: Mama’s Belly By Kate Hosford

MAMA’S BELLY By: Kate Hosford Illustrated by: Abigail Halpin Published: April 17, 2018 Publisher: Harry N Abrams Fiction Perfect for gifting and reading this Mother’s Day weekend, MAMA’S BELLY shares the curiosity, love, and apprehension of a young girl awaiting the birth of her baby sister. As the older sister hugs, talks, and sings to her…
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Book Review: Let Me Lie By Clare Mackintosh

LET ME LIE By: Clare Mackintosh Published: March 13, 2018 Publisher: Berkley Fiction/Suspense LET ME LIE is the third novel by Clare Mackintosh, a former UK detective who uses her background in police work to write thrilling novels. Her newest thriller will leave readers in disbelief as the twists are revealed. Anna is overwhelmed with…
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Children’s Book Review: Anna and Johanna By Geraldine Elschner

ANNA AND JOHANNA A Children’s Book Inspired by Jan Vermeer By: Geraldine Elschner Illustrated by: Florence Koenig Published: April 10, 2018 Publisher: Prestel Junior Fiction Jan Vermeer was a 17th Century painter from The Netherlands. He married, had at least ten children, and died at the young age of 43, leaving his family in debt,…
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