Book Reviews, Features, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: #BabyLove: My Toddler Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh

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When I read the description for #BabyLove: My Toddler Life, I was very intrigued with the overall moral of the story:  to put down our phones (and/or other devices) and focus on our loved ones.  In this new technology savvy era full of mobile devices and social media, it has now become the norm for parents to share important milestones in their children’s lives via social media.  But at what point does it cross the line from occasionally updating family & friends to oversharing?  While you are busy taking multiple pictures, uploading to social media, and monitoring how many “likes” the picture of you and little Johnny at the zoo gets, are you in fact missing out on the memory itself?  What an interesting concept for a children’s book!

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Book Review: In the Light of What We See by Sarah Painter

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I admit it.  I requested this one based purely off the stunning cover.  I have no shame, but do I have regret?  Maybe a little.  Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to love this book for superficial reasons, it did not come through for me.

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

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Miller’s Valley had all the elements that I usually enjoy in a book: family secrets, coming of age theme, small town drama, etc etc.  Despite all the potential, this one came up short for me…

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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Middle Grade

Kids’ Corner: Mini Middle Grade Book Reviews (June 2017)

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Books included in this post: Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall, Every Single Second by Tricia Springstubb, Pillage by Obert Skye & Pax by Sara Pennypacker.

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Book Reviews, Bookish Odds & Ends, Classics, Features

Things That Made Me Cringe While Reading Anne of Green Gables #AnneReadAlong2017

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As you all are aware by now I am participating in the Anne of Green Gables Read Along hosted by Jane @Greenish Bookshelf & Jackie @Death By Tsundoku.

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I read Anne of Green Gables for this first time this month, and I absolutely fell in love with this heartwarming read.  In my first post, 5 Reasons Why You Should Read Anne of Green Gables + My AoGG Aesthetic #AnneReadAlong2017, I shared some of my favorite aspects about this book and why you should read it if you haven’t read it already…

  Today however, I want to talk about a few things that made me cringe while reading this beloved classic…

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