Throw Back Thursday: Cherry Ames

I'm kind of a sucker for throw back Thursday. I love looking at old photos, funny memories, sweet moments. In deciding my Thursday theme, I thought this would be a good chance to look back at some older books. Some will be classics. Some, like today's, will be decidedly not classics. Some will just evoke …

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I Believe Wednesday: Kindness

2016 was kind of a kick in the head, I have to say. Not all of it. There were some truly wonderful parts. But there was also a fair amount of angst, unwelcome drama, sickness and some deaths that I still can't wrap my brain around. (And not just the celebrity kind.) To be honest, …

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Take Action Tuesday: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

One of the things I love about books is the worlds they can introduce you to. I am someone who swan dives fully into a book, swimming through its pages, coming up for air only when I necessary. I am fortunate that my son is the same way and I have to say that it …

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My Day, Monday: Eighty Days

My Day, Monday is my chance to let you know what I'm reading, writing, thinking about or...pretty much whatever is in my brain. I'm just getting started on "Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World" by Matthew Goodman. This adult, non-fiction offering looking back at a breathtaking around the world …

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Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

I love books that honor and show value to the incredible imagination that kids are born with. "Iggy Peck, Architect" is one of those books. Iggy is a 2nd grader who has, since birth, been enthralled by buildings and construction. Towers built from diapers, castles of chalk, and a sphinx of mud...Iggy can build anything. …

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