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Book Review Guide

Book Review Guide

I’ve decided to dive into writing book reviews on a more regular basis. I read so much now and I keep track of what I read in a way that I never have before. With the relocation to a new state and new groups of […]

Reading with Tweens – My Hamilton

Reading with Tweens – My Hamilton

As parents, my husband and I have several shared goals. We want our boys to be hard workers, good friends, excellent students, play a sport and an instrument, and as an added bonus, we really want them to be theater geeks like we are. This […]

Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge

Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge

Here we are on the first Monday of summer vacation. We’re all still in bed. The 8-year-old is still asleep (that child will be a caffeine addict before puberty hits if we’re not careful). The 11-year-old is staring at his phone, watching inane You Tube […]

Reading with Tweens – Projekt 1065

Reading with Tweens – Projekt 1065

This post contains affiliate links. I am a sucker for the Scholastic book fair. I get a little jolt of excitement when I get that email from the PTA telling me the book fair is coming. I sign up for multiple volunteering shifts. I peruse […]

Reading with Tweens

Reading with Tweens

*This post contains affiliate links.* I come from a family of readers. My grandparents, mom, aunts, uncles, and cousins all are voracious readers. Naturally when I had kids of my own, one of my deepest wishes for them is that they would inherit that same […]

Review: Eligible, A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

Review: Eligible, A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

I am a lover of all things Jane Austen. Obviously, her books are held in my highest esteem and most treasured spot in my heart. But I also adore movie adaptations, both faithful and updated, books about Jane, her Facebook page, and updated adaptations of her books, […]

Review: My Grandmother Asked Me…

Review: My Grandmother Asked Me…

Meet my new favorite author, Fredrik Backman. I’ve read two of his books, the unwieldily titled “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” and “A Man Called Ove.” Reading his books is like being told a story: cuddled up on a couch with […]

Review: The Nightingale

Review: The Nightingale

I picked up The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah a few months ago. I was at my bi-monthly book club and the hostess suggested either it or The Primates of Park Avenue as our next selection. Primates sounded fun, catty, and gave us the opportunity to drink […]

52.80 Books in 2016

52.80 Books in 2016

If you know me and know my family, you know that we are a tribe of addicted readers. My grandma recently stayed with us for three weeks, during which time she read 5 books. She estimates that she reads somewhere around 150 books a year. […]