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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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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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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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Book Review: The Suspect By Fiona Barton

THE SUSPECT Kate Waters #3 By: Fiona Barton Published: January 22, 2019 Publisher: Berkley Fiction/Suspense/Thriller   Fiona Barton is a former long-time reporter turned fiction writer. In her first novel, she introduced readers to Kate Waters, a reporter sharing stories of real-life horrors. In her third book, Barton takes us into Kate Waters’ personal life,…
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Children’s Book Review: Miss Pinkeltink’s Purse By Patty Brozo

MISS PINKELTINK’S PURSE By: Patty Brozo Illustrated by: Ana Ochoa Published: December 4, 2018 Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers Fiction   Everyone in town seems to know Miss Pinkeltink and her bulging purse. She takes it everywhere and it is so big, it tends to knock over people or things and even smashes things. People were…
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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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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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Book Review: The White Christmas Inn by Colleen Wright

THE WHITE CHRISTMAS INN By: Colleen Wright Published: October 23, 2018 Publisher: Howard Books Fiction     If you are someone who counts down to Christmas by watching Hallmark Christmas movies, then curl up with this book! I always like to read a heartwarming story set during Christmas over the holidays. I was thrilled to…
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