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Book Review: A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen Kingsbury

Readers have their favorite authors and Karen Kingsbury is one of mine. I wanted to love this newest book about one of my favorite fictional families but …  Continue reading “Book Review: A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen Kingsbury”

Ten Questions with Amanda Ortlepp

We are joined for Ten Questions today by Amanda Ortlepp. Ortlepp is an Australian based author of two novels, Claiming Noah and Running Against the Tide. I’ve read Claiming Noah and enjoyed it. If you haven’t read it, do it now! You won’t regret it, I promise. Running Against the Tide has not been released in the US yet, but it will definitely be on my TBR list when it does. Continue reading “Ten Questions with Amanda Ortlepp”

Sunday Comics: Hero Bear and the Kid

I want to start off by making a few things clear. First off, I am officially obsessed with Mike Kunkel’s Hero Bear and the Kid, and have been for years. Secondly, I think you should be obsessed too–it’s one of the best all-ages comics there is.

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Book Review: The World is My Litter Box by Jacquie D’Alessandro

Crazy cat ladies (and men) unite! This book is for you!
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Book Review: Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

Things We Wish Were True is a book full of surprises. I wasn’t sure where the story was going to take me. But on a journey, it did. Continue reading “Book Review: Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen”

Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

If you’ve been following our blog then you’ve probably noticed that Melinda’s and Jennifer’s reading tastes are pretty different. They’ve collaborated on just one review but are happy to join forces again for a review of Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things. Continue reading “Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult”

Ten Questions with Tim O’Mara

Tim O’Mara isn’t a newbie to writing. He’s the author of the Raymond Donne Mysteries, which I look forward to reading and reviewing very, very soon. In the book “Triple Shot”, Mr. O’Mara balances his narrator’s smuggling and selling marijuana with the same issues with plain old cigarettes. But do illegal automatic weapons count?
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Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Ever find yourself wondering what life would be like if walking into your home turned into a haven of satisfaction and positivity? Continue reading “Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo”

Book Review: The Mother Road by Meghan Quinn

I’ve been dealing with a pretty serious book hangover left from The Goal. I started and deleted at least 4 or 5 books and was desperately looking for a book that wouldn’t let me down. I decided I needed a genre shift and since I generally read a lot of straight up romance a friend suggested The Mother Road by Meghan Quinn as a hilarious romantic comedy. This isn’t something I generally read because humor can be so subjective but this friend and I are pop culture twins so I trusted her. And it was SO GOOD! Continue reading “Book Review: The Mother Road by Meghan Quinn”

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