Lev Grossman is in my Ear: The Magician Series

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OMG y’all! I’ve been listening to the The Magicians series by Lev Grossman and I love love love them!   I started The Magicians and I was like, yeah, I’m not sure. This doesn’t move really quickly but whatever we will see where this will take us. By 3/4 of the book I was all like OMG THIS SLOW BURNER IS FOR ME!!! Now, you know, normally PammyPam is not a fan of reading sequels. At least not back to back. {Read More}

Andrew Smith Month: Grasshopper Jungle

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Hey yall. It’s Andrew Smith month around here and *all* I’m reading is Andrew in June! I’ve been trying to get through Grasshopper Jungle. My youngest graduated from high school (yay!)  so we’ve been a little busy and I’m a little behind in my reading but BOY OH BOY am I glad I picked this book up first. If this photo doesn’t scare you then there is no hope for you.  Travis Pope is chewing on Ollie Jungfrau’s body, yall! Run, {Read More}

Get Back Your Ooo With Co-Schedule

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Get Back Your Ooo With Co-Schedule Dudes. I know you’re probably wondering what I’m talking about, right? If you’re like me, your busy. I mean like don’t have time to stop and think busy. I eat on the go, I read on the go, I go on the go. All I do is go go go! It’s exhausting and sometimes your Ooo turns into Oh (crap). When you’re a busy person you need help. That’s where CoSchedule comes in; I {Read More}

The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

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When food goes missing on Ed’s farm, Detectives Wilcox and Griswold do what it takes to track down the thieves. In this case, Miss Rabbit’s carrot cake has disappeared. Has it been stolen? Or eaten? Or both? Who dunnit? If you’ve been around here enough you’ll know that I love books with animals as the main characters. Even the youngest readers love to imagine that animals really can talk. And who are we fooling? We know animals communicate! What’s especially {Read More}

Through the Looking Glass: Reflections of Diversity in Fiction

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Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away there was a PammyPam. She loved to read books but she was missing something in her life. One serendipitous day she met Dr. Nicole Cutts of Vision Quest Retreats.  Nicole was a super cool person and taught Pam how to turn her dream into reality by making a Vision Board. Well, as these stories go, one thing led to another and Pam is now queen of her kingdom of books. {Read More}

Bookburners is My New Favorite

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Have you ever been in a situation in which you’re dying for a good read, like a psychological thriller or something, but you don‘t have the time or mental energy for a 400 page tome? That’s where Serial Box comes in. They are offering serial books! Kinda like penny novels of the twenties, you can get short installations of great stories in a length that’s just right for you. I devoured the first installment of Bookburners which is a fast paced {Read More}

Grab These 5 Books for Dad for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is here! What did you get your old man? Another stupid tie he doesn’t need? More grilling paraphernalia? Get the best dude in your life something that he’ll love. Books. Trust me on this. Here are 5 books to grab for Dad for Father’s Day: 1. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Sure, Dad’s seen the movie. But the attention to detail Hillenbrand goes into when describing the plane? Unreal. Dad will dig all the history references and the building {Read More}

A Sweet Book for Dads to Read at Bedtime: Elizabeth’s Constellation Quilt by Olivia Fu

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Elizabeth is a young mouse who wants to be a sailor like her father. Her father tells her a sailor must use the stars to find his way, but to Elizabeth, all stars look the same. Then her mother makes her a constellation quilt. When her father is lost at sea, Elizabeth is the one who sails to rescue him, armed with her quilt and her new knowledge of the stars. I thought it might be fun to talk to {Read More}

The Incredible Three and a Half Superheroes

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I love a silly story! If I ever had to be a superhero, I would probably ask to be part of the crew who goes by the Incredible Three and a half Superheroes.   The reason there are 3 and 1/2 of them is because one of them is an invisible friend and only counts as half a person. Logical right? The real problem is, that the main hero, The Brain, isn’t so good with math.   Or spelling, come {Read More}

Lola and Tattletale Zeke by Marcia Goldman

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Tattletales are the WORST!!! I have two kiddos of my own and I have seen the damage tattling can cause. In our house, Pumpkin, the younger sister, would tattle on #1 son about EVERYTHING. It was awful. And so annoying. I’m sure I’m not the only parent who suffered through this experience! How do you teach little ones the difference between tattling and informing? It’s so so so hard! I came up with a trick when I taught preschool that {Read More}