Summer Reading List 2015

I'm so excited about my summer reading list this year!  Some of these books have been on my list for a while now and some are brand new discoveries for me.   I have to admit, I've never actually purchased a book for my summer reading, at least not at full price.  I have a library card that gets me just about any book that I can dream of.  But, if for some reason the library doesn't have it, I look for books at yard sales, library book sales, the Goodwill store, or just ask around to see if anyone has a copy I can borrow....more
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When things just go downwards...

You end up with something similar to how I'm feeling. I feel a little sad, and left out. After all I wanted to think all the hype was for something in Alienated. Instead I'm sad I don't get to feel the same way. It makes me feel like I'm missing something. Then again maybe I just can't wrap my head around a YA novel anymore. Yet it can't quite be it, because after all I read so many YA novels and never feel like this. This post is going to be short and sweet for the book club, because quite frankly I'm just not feeling fantastic....more

The Only Self Help Book That Worked For Me

I have read over a dozen self help books on time management, business, parenting, various self improvement, and I don't even remember the titles of some of the books. Most times, I feel self help books repeat the same idea in 100 different ways....more

Happily in the Middle

I was having a tough time. Last month was a hard one as a parent, because my child was hurting and I couldn't fix it. It left me exhausted and emotionally raw.While in that fragile state, I read two completely unrelated books that combined to hit me hard.The first was The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan. It has a cheerful blue and yellow cover that asserts that O, The Oprah Magazine called it "funny and irresistibly exuberant." It looked and sounded like the light, mindless distraction I needed....more

Read & Shelved | April Edition

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My 2-Books-Each-Month Reading Challenge List

Last year I discovered the Goodreads Reading Challenge. I quickly signed up when I found a list of 16 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters. I challenged myself to read at least one book a month. ...more
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So the heart isn't stone!

Well I'll be darned, Stolen Songbird has now captured my attention. I was a little weary at first, but Danielle Jensen brought me right back in again. The political intrigue of the book is enough to make anyone cringe at times, and yet it's just so thought provoking!I also have a soft spot for books that can rein me back in. Stolen Songbird is one of those books. Read on for more thoughts and perceptions, and don't forget to read the book club questions!...more

Books You Might Want to Read in Light Of Bruce Jenner's Transgender Decision

Wow. Bruce Jenner has been in the news a lot lately and whether you understand his transgender decision or not, it's probably time that we start to understand transgenderism. I'm by no means an expert but just like you, I want to know what it's all about and I want to be open and available to people who are identifying with a body different from the one they were born with. ...more