Quick Lit: Mini-Reviews of Some Recent Reads – January 2023 Edition

My monthly quick lit round up of mini-reviews of some recent reads including fiction, nonfiction, romance, and even a Christmas story.
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Children’s Christmas Book: The Best Gift for Bear by Jennifer A. Bell

The best gift for bear isn't at all what hedgehog thought it would be, but instead they found a much better idea.
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Children’s Christmas Books: Crinkle Bells by Jay Fleck

The Crinkle Bells are so loud, the other ornaments are having trouble going to sleep. Can the bells quiet down enough to get enough sleep before the big day?
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Children’s Christmas Books: Miss Mary’s Christmas Mittens by Trinka Hakes Noble

Miss Mary notices that her students don't have any mittens to play in the snow but the store is out of yarn. What will she do to make sure the kids can play outside in the snow?
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Children’s Christmas Books: It’s Christmas Everywhere by Hannah Barnaby

Christmas is celebrated everywhere and all around the world. Learn the cultures and traditions of other countries.
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Children’s Christmas Books: The Twelve Cats of Christmas by Feather Flores

When the twelve cats of Christmas get together, chaos is sure to ensue and it's doubtful the tree will survive.
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Merry Christmas!

I’m signing off for several days to focus on time with our family during the holiday season. Our two adult sons will be home at some point tomorrow and through the weekend. I’m looking forward to great food, lots of laughter, some family games, and many memories. Thanks for stopping by this year and I’ll…
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Children’s Book Review: Christmas, Here I Come! by D. J. Steinberg

A collection of poems celebrating Christmas including the excitement leading up to it and the big day itself.
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Children’s Book Review: Construction Site: Merry and Bright by Sherri Duskey Rinker

All the construction vehicles are pitching in to get the construction site ready for Christmas in this interactive board book.
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Children’s Book Review: Robin Robin by Dan Ojari and Mikey Please

Robin, adopted by a mouse family, just wants to be good at gathering crumbs like they are. Read the book AND watch the Netflix special on November 27.
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Stacie's read-in-2022 book montage

Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
Hidden Figures
Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living
Waiting for Tom Hanks
The Maid
The Other Black Girl
Anxious People
The Body
Great American Road Trips- National Parks: Discover insider tips, must see stops , nearby attractions  more
Apples Never Fall
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
The Vanishing Half
How to Find Your Way Home
People We Meet on Vacation
Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took

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