Have you seen my #scarfie during #scarvember from Uncommon Goods?

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What’s better than a warm scarf on a chilly November day? A literary scarf with the words from Alice in Wonderland, that’s what! Check out my #scarfie (which is a selfie with a scarf) that I took during a recent #scarfvember post.   Isn’t that scarf adorbs?? The very literary and smart folks from Uncommon Goods thought that I might could ROCK this scarf. What do you think of it? The day after it came, I rocked it at the {Read More}

Atlantia by Ally Condie


If you’re an Ally Condie fan (Matched, Crossed, Reached) then you’ll LOVE Atlantia! Atlantia is an underwater world in which two sisters are separated and of course, there are betrayals, secrets, and good stuff. I love it cuz it’s underwater because not too many people are writing underwater dystopian. Plus? Condie’s work is clean; there are not curse words or situations that you might not want your young teen reading. Take a look at the night I got to meet {Read More}

Pretty Minnie in Paris Tea Party

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Danielle Steele has a new book out for kids called Pretty Minnie in Paris It’s so adorable and we fell in love with it so tough that we decided to host a Pretty Minnie in Paris Tea Party! Check out the pics.   It was the perfect event for feathers, feather boas, sassy red dresses and shoes and lots of French!

The Odyssey of Falling by Paige Crutcher #PaigeCrutcher @PCrutcher @SamiJoLien


You might remember a few days ago that I highlighted The Odyssey of Falling by Paige Crutcher. Here’s a blurb to refresh your memory: Meet Odd. Audrey “Odd” Ashworth is an exceptionally bright girl with a sympathetic heart. She’s in the top 4% of her class. She’s obsessed with getting into Manhattan School of Music, committed to following the “signs” the universe delivers, and infatuated with her recently deceased best friend’s boyfriend. Life is a little strange for Odd. Until {Read More}

SPOTLIGHT: The Shiro Project Le French Book

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If you’re like me and you love Jason Bourne then you’ll like The Shiro Project by David Khara published by Le French Book. Here’s why I’m digging it in one word: Prague Have you ever been? I have and it’s full of beautiful art and history. If you’ve not seen this clock, you’re missing out. Keep this clock in your mind’s eye as you read this: Reporter Branislav Poborsky is running away from a bad marriage, when he witnesses the {Read More}

Librarian in the Kitchen; Food Network’s How To Get The Kids Involved in Thanksgiving


I don’t talk about food much but let’s be honest; I eat food. Mostly coffee, but since cookbooks are books, I’m never too far from a cookbook. I always dig out my cookbooks during the holidays, especially the one handed down to me from my Aunt.  The best part about cooking for the holidays is having the little ones help you in the kitchen. But what can little fingers do to help in the kitchen? Plenty.

New Year New A to Z Team

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Hey! When you get a moment, go over to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge blog and see the new team line up! Insert appropriate team slang and reference here cuz I don’t want to mix my metaphors, but anyway see who I’m playing with for the 2015 April A to Z Challenge!                 Check it out; I”m already planning my A to Z topics for April!

SPOTLIGHT: The Color of Courage– A Boy at War: The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski


If there is going to be a war, I do not want to miss it. So writes Julian Kulski a few days before WWII begins, in this remarkable diary of a boy at war from ages 10 to 16. As the war unfolds through his eyes, we are privileged to meet an inspirational soul of indomitable will, courage and compassion. At age 12 Kulski is recruited as a soldier in the clandestine Underground Army by his Boy Scout leader, and {Read More}

Too Clever by Julia Antoine


I’ve recently come across a series of books in the Two Clever series by Julia Antoine. That’s Dr. Antoine, if you please.  Julia writes books about kids who are clever. Too Clever, in fact. Her latest book, Too Clever VII (that’s seven to the uninitiated) is about Cleo. Now you know I love the name Cleo because it’s my cat’s name so I’m already interested. The other great bit about this book is that Cleo loves tomato sandwiches. I know {Read More}

What’s in My Ear? Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

How many of you love audiobooks? I love that I can take an audiobook with me everywhere and plug in, even if it’s just for a few moments. I’m never too far away from a good read (or listen, haha). My latest audiobook from Audible is called Fangirl and it’s by Rainbow Rowel. Here’s my video review: