The Perfect Book for Your Little Animal Lover

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You can be sure this holiday season that our children will be asking for the latest and greatest holiday toys. My 5-year-old has already asked for a tablet, computer, and cell phone (yeah right, not happening, buddy!)

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Letters From Paris: Introspection and Mystery in the City of Love

Letters From Paris: Introspection and Mystery in the City of Love

Letters From Paris by Juliet Blackwell

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When I first saw the book Letters from Paris, I was not incredibly excited. The book’s cover is beautiful, and it is written by bestselling author Juliet Blackwell, but the word ‘Paris’ instantly made me apprehensive. After all, there are many books about Paris that involve a woman’s self-discovery (and romance) whilst visiting the French city; what would make this one different?

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Slow Cooker Family Favorites

Slow Cooker Family Favorites

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When it’s time for back to school, my crock pot becomes a necessity in my house. Crock pot cooking is so convenient, easy, and delicious! Some of the tastiest dishes I’ve ever eaten have come straight from my electric pot…. [read more]

Only You: A Summery Romance

 

Only You: A Summery Romance

Only You by Denise Grover Swank

 

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I admit it; I love romance novels. Sound the alarms! After all, romance novels are not usually listed among the world’s most esteemed pieces of literature (even though they can tell us a lot about different cultures’ romantic ideals), and several of them certainly do lack quality writing or unique plot elements. But I love them anyway, whether they’re historical Westerns or simplistic contemporary novels–and I’m certainly not the only one who does–so I was thrilled to receive an Advance Reading Copy of Denise Grover Swank’s new book Only You as a reviewer!… [read more]

The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty

The Compassionate Chick's Guide to DIY Beauty

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Have you ever wondered what it might be like to make your own vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free makeup, skin & hair products? If you answered yes, then you need to add Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty recipe book to your beauty repertoire.

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This Feminist Heist Novel Is A Must-Read

Uptown Thief by Aya de León

 

Aya de León teaches poetry at the University of California, Berkley. But, that’s not all. She’s also a mom, an activist, and among other very impressive accomplishments, she is now an author, as well. Uptown Thief is Ms. de León’s first published novel (the first book in the Justice Hustlers series), and man was it a great read!! I was sucked in totally and completely by the end of the first few pages…. [read more]

The Movie Star And Me

The Movie Star And Me -- The Movie Star and Me by Kelly Durham

Series: Frank Russell-Pacific Pictures
Paperback: 410 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 1, 2016)
Language: English

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I really enjoy reading books written from a historical frame of reference, fiction or non-fiction. Set during World War II, The Movie Star and Me by Kelly Durham, is an interesting read about one man’s brief experience on the front lines of battle resulting in an injury that sends him back stateside to California where he must re-assimilate into American civilian society and try to figure out what he plans to do with his life, personally and professionally.

I like to read before bedtime, so I always have a small stack of books on the nightstand that I am currently reading. I can get bored easily, so I am always reading at least 2-3 books at any given time. It’s saying a lot that during the time I was reading this book that it was my first choice of reading material just about every night until I finished reading it…. [read more]

Cure Summer Time Blues

Cure The Summer Time Blues

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The Summer time is almost coming to an end and my son is suffering from cabin fever. “I’m bored” has been the statement heard around these parts lately, so today I decided to brighten things up a bit. I recently found a fun personalized book from Lost My Name Book and ordered it for my kiddo. Once it came in the mail, I waited for just the right time to give it to him!

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Lose Yourself In Paris With This YA Read

Lose Yourself In Paris With This YA Read - One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

Series: Blink
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Blink (June 7, 2016)
Language: English

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Summer time is the perfect time for teens and young adults to spend some time away from school and online social media. I love social media, but sometimes it can get a little claustrophobic for me. You know what I mean? I love a good book that I can snuggle down into the couch with and be transported into the pages to a whole new world…. [read more]

YA Thriller Read For Your Armchair Vacay

YA Thriller Read For Your Armchair Vacay - With Malice by Eileen Cook

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (June 7, 2016)
Language: English

If you are a fan of Young Adult fiction (or know a young adult who is), pick up a copy of With Malice by Eileen Cook. This is one twisty, turn-y thriller of a read that will excite book lovers. This plot had me wide-eyed with surprise at every turn. I love a book that can do that!

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