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Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure {book review}

As a mom to middle-schooler who is an avid reader, I couldn’t say no when I was offered the chance to review the new book by Brandon Mull, Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure. If you have a middle-schooler in your life, perhaps you already know about Fablehaven. Brandon Mull’s five-book Fablehaven series has been very popular with my daughter and her friends,…

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Big Lies, Little Lies, or Big Little Lies?

Listen, I’m just gonna make this quick. Tomorrow night Big Little Lies premieres on HBO. I am telling you this for two reasons: A) If you’ve read the book and loved it like I did, I know you are going to want to see this series; and, B) If you haven’t read the book by Liane Moriarty, you really need…

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Spending Holidays With People I Want to Punch in the Throat
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Holidays and Throat Punches {A Book Review}

I realize it’s not even Halloween yet, so calm down: This post isn’t me trying to preempt one holiday for another. This post is me sharing with you a book I just read* that I think you should know about. Really I’m just helping you to be proactive with your holiday shopping because I’m pretty sure you’re going to want to stuff this…

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Kids still read?

“The iPad won’t load!” “Where’s the Kindle charger?” “If she’s on her Chrome Book, what can I do?!” Holy Electronics, Batman. I’m pretty sure when I was growing up we could have gone days without electricity and not have noticed. Yet these days if our internet connection is slow, we can’t cope. And yes, I’m including the adults, i.e. myself,…

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