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Category: Reviews

March 7, 2023

Wes’s Boot-Kicking Session

"The West Bottom Badgers are the worst youth basketball team in the league. That is until one summer when a new coach gives them the chance to change everything. Rolabi Wizenard and his magical coaching techniques cover offense, defense, individual strengths and weaknesses, and physical conditioning. Through basketball, he shows his players that working at each of these will not only make them stronger physically, but also mentally and emotionally.The Badgers players – Rain, Twig, Cash, Lab, and Peño – each have their own story, their own challenges, and their own fears. Over the course of a two-week basketball camp, we……

February 18, 2023

Let’s Celebrate Being Different by Lainey Dee
Let’s Celebrate Being Different                                                       Lainey Dee   Illustrated by:  Dhiraj Navlakhi The world is made up of all kinds of people and animals. Let’s Celebrate Being Different by Lainey […]
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February 18, 2023

Galen Leather Review

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you probably know that along with books I love stationery. Probably something very common to all bookworms right? So when Galen Leather, based out of Istanbul, Turkey, reached out to me to see if I would be interested in receiving a product for review I jumped at the chance. I have known about Galen Leather for years and have a couple of their products already so I was excited for the opportunity to try out a new item. They kindly sent me, an A6 Notebook cover in navy blue. This particular design […]…

February 12, 2023

Just a Quick Check-In

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. I feel like I spent half of it doing laundry as our washing machine went kaput last month and we had to wait several weeks to get a new one. Other than that, not much to report. I did start State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny. I typically don’t read political thrillers but this one is quite a page-turner and I’m really enjoying it. I have so many questions about how the writing process must have been like but I’m going to wait to look into that after […]

February 11, 2023

Living a Normal Life with Rebecca Kaiser Gibson

    The Promise of a Normal Life                                                     Rebecca Kaiser Gibson   For readers of Marilynne Robinson, Elizabeth Strout, and Katie Kitamura, The Promise of a Normal Life by Rebecca Kaiser […]

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February 7, 2023

Check Out What’s New This Month!

I hope your month is off to a great start and if you are like me you are probably trying not to get distracted by shiny new books but we can’t help it right? Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers, I have some new review copies to tell you about. Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez, translated by Megan McDowell. A young father and son set out on a road trip, devastated by the death of the wife and mother they both loved. United in grief, the pair travel to her ancestral home, where they must confront the terrifying legacy she […]

February 6, 2023

Review ~ Well Met ~ Jen DeLuca

In Well Met, we become acquainted with the town of Willow Creek as well as some of its inhabitants. And we are introduced to its annual Renaissance Faire. This first installment revolves around Emily, who has come to town to care for her sister and niece following a car accident, and Simon, the local boy turned English teacher turned Master of Ren Faire. It was a lot of fun! What Worked: Characters I immediately was drawn to Emily, a young woman down on her luck. Having recently been dumped by her long-time beau after supporting him through law school, she’s in town taking care of her older sister. Emily is dealing with feeling she’s not enough and upon first meeting […]

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February 2, 2023

Checking Out

We’re welcoming the month with very cold temps and icy conditions but luckily my husband and I worked from home. Granted all day yesterday I’ve been hearing the cracking and breaking of tree branches. We’ve lost some but luckily so far have avoided any major damages. I feel so bad for so many in our city who are without power or have a lot of damages. I remember the experience we had a couple of years ago when we were without power and water for a week! Anyway, let’s move on to something a lot more fun to talk about […]

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