The 12 books of Christmas and Hanukkah

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Welcome to The 12 Books of Christmas Every day we’ll share a new book together as we count down the days to Christmas! THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH What will be next?

12 books of Christmas and Hanukkah!

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Welcome to The 12 Books of Christmas Every day we’ll share a new book together as we count down the days to Christmas! THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH Stay tuned til tomorrow…

Yes, Virginia, #Santa DOES Come to #Alaska #TwinHillsSanta

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Can you feel it?  This time of year there seems to be a little extra magic in the air, people seem to smile more, have longer conversations with people they don’t know, hold doors open and find ways to do more kind things for people.  People they may know or they may not.  Its the holidays!  My friend Colleen, who happens to be a food blogger, had the idea to reach out to other bloggers as well as some of {Read More}

12 books of Christmas and Some Hanukkah Kittens

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Welcome to The 12 Books of Christmas Every day we’ll share a new book together as we count down the days to Christmas! THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS AND FIRST DAY OF HANUKKAH

12 Books of Christmas: Cara Bertrand (review)

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Welcome to The 12 Books of Christmas Every day we’ll share a new book together as we count down the days to Christmas! THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS Second Thoughts (The Sententia #2) by Cara Bertrand I had the chance to read Book Two! As you know, it’s difficult to read a book out of sequence (which I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve done before) but the great thing about Second Thoughts is that Bertrand does a good job of getting {Read More}

The12 Books of Christmas – Too Clever Tropical Christmas

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Welcome to The 12 Books of Christmas Every day we’ll share a new book together as we count down the days to Christmas! THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS Too Clever VII  by Julia Antoine Eleven year old Cleo loves tomato sandwiches more than anything else in the whole entire world. She loves tomato sandwich so much that she had been trying, ever since she was six, to grow her own tomato garden. Now, finally, at age eleven, Cleo is making {Read More}

Tea with Santa at Towne Book Center

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Not long ago we had the pleasure of hosting a tea party for SANTA!! It was so much fun: we made picture frame crafts, played “Guess That Holiday Tune”, and stuck the 12 Days of Christmas on the tree. The best surprise of all was when Santa arrived! The kids didn’t make a peep while he read Twas the Night Before Christmas“! I even got my picture taken with Santa! Do you take your holiday photos with Santa?

Pretty Minnie In Paris by Danielle Steel

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I love Danielle Steel’s new book Pretty Minnie in Paris! I love it so much we decided to host a tea party with Minnie. It was so FABULOUS! Have you read this new book? What do you think?

#TuesdayReads: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

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It’s no secret by now that I LOVE listening to audio books. I am especially keen on listening to them in my car on my iPhone though my Audible.com app.  I just recently read Inkheart by Cornelia Funke and I was SMITTEN. So smitten in fact that I dragged out the end as long as I could. Surely you’ve done that too? Prolonged the ending because you don’t want to finish the book? What’s even a more compelling reason to {Read More}

Sticks and Stones by Emily Bazelon, a Towne Book Center Bookclub Pick

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This month, our book club discussed Sticks and Stones by Emily Bazelon.  Bazelon is a journalist for Slate and brought that keen perspective to the study of bullying in teens.   Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and {Read More}