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I’m thinking I’m really cool about now since I was asked to contribute to the March MamaVoices column over at Today’s Mama.    The subject was “3 Books You Could Read Over and Over”.  I had a lot of fun doing it and I was surprised at how many of the other choices I was not […]

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Starting with I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls Series is fun, escapist fiction that will thrill the hearts of teen girls everywhere.  Cammie Morgan attends the prestigious Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, an all-girls private school.   What the outside world does not know […]

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Happy New Year!   Here are a few things running through my head. Santa brought the best thing ever, flip-top markers.  Now even though Frankie is still resistant to putting the caps back on, when I want to replace them so they don’t dry out and I have to buy more, I can actually find them!  Awesome […]

What a nice “quiet” book for bedtime.  In 3 chapters for early readers, but perfect for reading to a pre-schooler.  Houndsley and Catina are practicing for the concert but it looks like they might get snowed in.  Catina starts to worry about all the things she can’t do when they are stuck in the house, […]

I’ve discovered something fun over at Booking Mama —  The Shelf Discovery Challenge.  Grap a copy of Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading by Lizzie Skurnick and join the challenge. Reminisce about your favorite reads from younger years and read the essays by some fabulous authors about their favorites.   Then, head over to Booking […]

Just finished reading Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) for book club. A quick, easy read that like the first one, leaves you wanting more! Katniss, our heroine from the first book, is just as compelling and like all teenagers, just as confused. As a winning “tribute” she should have been set […]

Poodlena “In a big city high rise On the very top floor Lived a pink, fluffy poodle,– Poodlena Pompadour.” Thus begins a delightful look into the world of a pampered poodle in the city. The rhymes are fun but what little girls really love are the illustrations. Poodlena with her mountain of pink fluffy hair […]

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Terrier (The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 1) I like Tamora Pierce. She writes wonderfully strong-willed female characters. That being said, the Beka Cooper series is my favorite of all. Pierce has really come into her own, adding strong writing to her already strong plots and characters. Terrier takes place in her familiar kingdom of […]

I’ve told you once and I’ve told you twice reminded her mother in a voice not so nice Do not go to bed with a wringing wet head A current favorite in our house due to the fact that hair combing/brushing is a BIG issue. Who knew that not drying your hair would result in […]