Review | Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Review | Heartless by Mariss..

Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer is SO GOOD. It’s one of the very best kind of fairy tale retellings: the kind that takes familiar characters, gives a nod to the original story, and then weaves something entirely new for our minds to ponder and work over. I have to admit that I was a little […]

Posted October 31, 2016
Layla Reviews: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Layla Reviews: The Serpent K..

Layla’s Review: Told from three points of view, this book has the melancholy feel of a small town in the South. Dill, Travis, and Lydia-though very different in terms of opinions and wealth-all three are the best of friends in the sweetest of ways. Dill’s struggle in finding his faith and the real meaning of […]

Posted September 21, 2016
Reading Without Walls Blog Tour Review | Gene Leun Yang’s Secret Coders + Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers by MK Reed

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review: When I first saw that Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang is a  STEM-based comic series that featured coding, I knew that it had the potential to be right fit for my family. The very second we unpackaged this book, my 10-year-old boy picked it up, read it, and declared that he LOVED it. […]

Posted September 19, 2016
Review | This Raging Light by Estelle Laure

Review | This Raging Light b..

Review: This Raging Light by Estelle Laure is the story of Lucille and Wren, sisters that have been left behind by a father that has “gone crazy” and is living in a group home environment for recovery and a mother that just…left. Lucille and Wren have no clue whether or not their mother is coming back. […]

Posted September 4, 2016
Review | First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Review | First Star I See To..

Review: I finished this book about a week ago and I can’t stop thinking about it. Now that I have finally been introduced to Susan Elizabeth Phillips and the Chicago Stars Series, I need more now. I’m desperate to go back and start this series from the beginning. Why did I wait so long to […]

Posted September 2, 2016
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Where have I been this summer?

Where have I been this summe..

Here is a random tree that I look at from my side porch when I read outside. Booyah! Where have I been this summer? HELLO EVERYONE! I took the summer off from blogging! And from Twitter (mostly). I didn’t have to, it wasn’t required. I just wanted to. I’ve been blogging fairly regularly for over […]

Posted August 30, 2016
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Review | The Hummingbird by Stephen Kiernan

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Review: Deborah Birch is a hospice nurse charged with caring for an elderly man with cancer. Barclay Reed is the 78-year-old man with kidney and liver cancer in Deb’s care; he has no family or friends and is also an expert on WWII. Michael Birch is Deb’s husband; he has been back in the US for six […]

Posted July 14, 2016
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Review | The Space Between Sisters by Mary McNear

Review | The Space Between S..

Review: I’ve been devouring this series lately. This is the third book in the Butternut Lake Series that I’ve read in the past few weeks, and so far they’ve all been like the very best of sweet summertime/comfort reads. The Space Between Sisters is the fourth book in the series, and while it comes after […]

Posted July 1, 2016
Review | Up At Butternut Lake by Mary McNear

Review | Up At Butternut Lak..

Review: This is a great read for summer and a great comfort read.  Up At Butternut Lake by Mary McNear centers around Allie Beckett and her son Wyatt who are grieving the loss of their husband/father after he was killed in action in Afghanistan. This happened before the book begins. When the book opens, the mother […]

Posted June 23, 2016
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Review | Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo

Review | Love and Other Peri..

Review: I wanted to be emotionally knocked-over by this story. Amelia is 15 and works in a local grocery store. She is disillusioned by her parent’s marriage, or maybe she is disillusioned by her mother’s seemingly constant state of unhappiness with her lot in life as a mother and wife and working woman. Maybe she […]

Posted June 21, 2016