It’s World Immunization Week! Let’s Keep My Little Readers Healthy #vaccineswork #WIW15


You know how crazy I am about kids. I’m also crazy about keeping them healthy. That’s why I’m a Shot@Life Champion; I want to do what I can to keep my littles healthy.   Here I am getting my flu shot last fall. YES, I totally wore my tiara; why shouldn’t I? My life is important enough for tiaras and vaccines! And speaking of vaccines, did you know that vaccines save up to 3 million lives every year? Yet, 1 {Read More}

Books You Might Want to Read in Light Of Bruce Jenner’s Transgender Decision


Wow. Bruce Jenner has been in the news a lot lately and whether you understand his transgender decision or not, it’s probably time that we start to understand transgenderism. I’m by no means an expert but just like you, I want to know what it’s all about and I want to be open and available to people who are identifying with a body different from the one they were born with. I can’t imagine how it feels to be born {Read More}

#AtoZChallenge – V is for almost forgot


It’s V Day! Let’s make this short so you can enjoy the day, rest, play outside or visit some blogs. whatever!   The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer. Witty, sarcastic Ethan and his three friends decide to take down the reality TV show, For Art’s Sake, that is being filmed at their high school, the esteemed Selwyn Arts Academy, where each student is more talented than the next. While studying Ezra Pound in English class, the friends {Read More}

#AtoZChallenge – U Unlovely


I don’t know about you, but as we enter the homestretch of the A to Z Challenge I’m tired, grouchy, and wanna quit. But are we quitters? NO!! We can do this! Just a few more letters! Today’s letter is U. My book? Unlovely by Celeste Conway I chose this book for reasons.  Here’s the blurb: Accidents happen. But they happen more often when the beautiful ballet dancers return each summer to the island. When he hears the ruthless way {Read More}

#AtoZChallenge – T Tankborn, Tango makes 3


Welcome back! After you’ve had your fill of Tia’s spaghetti, let’s settle in and look at a few multicultural books. And Tango Makes Three   Oh I love this book so HARD! It’s the story of a pair of male penguins who adopt an abandoned baby penguin and raise it as their own.  You’ll love the family aspect of it in addition to the cute little penguins, which I still want.   Tiger Boy I read Tiger Boy a month {Read More}

#AtoZChallenge T is for Tia Mowry on the Cooking Channel


Today I have a real treat for you! Because I love food, and really, who doesn’t love food? I’m sharing a recipe today from Tia Mowry. You might remember her from the TV Show Sister, Sister.  Well she’s a young mother (I know!) with a new show premiering on TV and I want to share her recipe for spaghetti and turkey meatballs. We cook a lot with turkey meat at the address so I wanted to see how she does {Read More}

April Blogging A to Z SOPHOMORE YEAR IS GREEK TO ME by Meredith Zeitlin


Welcome to S day! I’m reviewing a book today via my Youtube channel. The book: Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin Here’s my review Can you tell I love it? Check out my review of Freshman Year and Other Natural Disasters! and an interview! What book can you think of that starts with the letter S?

#AtoZChallenge – R: Rad American Women A-Z by @kateschatz


I’m so friggin fraggin excited to share the letter R with you today!! My friend Kate Schatz, who’s the coolest thing since, chocolate frosting, wrote a book that’s perfect for the A to Z Challenge.   RAD American Women A to Z. You and I already knew that women were rad, but did you know that there were so many other women who were butt kicking awesome? This is the alphabet book for the ages: A is for Angela—as in {Read More}

April Blogging A to Z – Q Quasimodo


And here we are at letter Q. I know you’ve got to be thinking: What in the world are you gonna show us for Q? Well, if you look at the title, you’ll see Q is for Quasimodo!   Excuse the quality of the photo; I’m thrilled that I found this book at Goodwill for like $.49! Anyway, Here is why I”m chosing Quasimodo for today’s letter: Disney version is for kids Quasimodo was born with a hunchback and a {Read More}

The Poisoner’s Handbook A Towne Book Center Book Club Pick

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Have you ever thought about poisoning someone? Naw me neither. But apparently in New York in the Jazz age, lots of people died from poisonings. While The Poisoner’s Handbook wasn’t our favorite book club pick, it certainly brought about a lively discussion. Who knew there were so many ways to kill people? Oh sure, I’ve heard of arsenic and chloroform but the PH reads like a recipe for murder:  If this poison won’t do, use that one. Deborah Blum, writing {Read More}