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working mama files : amanda nelson from book riot

September 8, 2014

Working Mama Files is an interview series designed to support and encourage working moms along the path to having a fulfilling life. Today I have Amanda from Book Riot joining me! I discovered her from her (now defunct) book blog and have enjoyed keeping up with her since we share taste in books, and also because she is just super interesting, smart, and funny. I link to Book Riot all the time, so I’m excited to have her here today! Who lives in your house? Me (obvs), my husband, my 3-year-old twin boys (Rhett and Atticus), my cat Finnegan and my hound dog Othello. Will you tell us a little about your current job and how you ended up there?…
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book review + giveaway : dark hope by monica mcgurk

August 28, 2014

Yes this is a sponsored post and I was given the book as well as compensated for my review, but I promise I was only asked for my honest opinion! And I would never do otherwise. So feel free to skip this or check it out! You may like it. *** I agreed to review Dark Hope by Monica McGurk for three reasons: 1) I spent most of the summer reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry which is an epic western. It was awesome, but with something like that I always want to follow it with a completely different reading experience. 2) I am no stranger to some YA fantasy. In fact it’s probably one of my most beloved genres. 3) It was…
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what i read : april to june 2014

July 8, 2014

Alright, I’m still in my huge reading slump! Only four books in three months! That’s incredibly low for me and it bums me out. I mean, obviously I have less time now than I did before Liam came along, but I do have time. I’m just choosing to use it in other ways, like blogging, crafting, sleeping, or planning. It’s fine, I know that the enthusiasm ebbs and flows, but I am looking forward to it coming back. Anyway, here is what I did read: Joyland by Stephen King – Stephen King is just such an amazing storyteller. This was a good coming-of-age story with an interesting setting, likable characters, a little mystery, and a satisfying & touching ending. (5 stars) Lexicon…
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what i read : january to march 2014

April 10, 2014

Wow, I can’t believe I only read four books in the last three months. You would think that being on maternity leave I would’ve read a ton but in reality I was busy catching up on TV and other projects. I regret nothing. Longbourn by Jo Baker – This book was my jam. It’s Pride and Prejudice from the servants’ point of view, but totally stands on its own as a story. Loved it and highly recommend. (5 stars) Margot by Jillian Cantor – A hopeful and compassionate story that explores what Anne Frank’s sister Margot’s life might have been like had she lived. Simple and straightforward but I liked it. (3 stars) Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers – I…
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favorite nonfiction books

February 20, 2014

I use Grammarly’s grammar check because although you might not be able to tell from the way I look when I drop Meredith off at daycare right now or the frequency of baths taken around here, I DO have some standards. I read a whole lot more fiction than nonfiction, so when I do read it I try to make it the good stuff. A lot of the nonfiction books I read are faith-related, but since I’ve already written about my favorite books on faith I didn’t include any of those on this list. Here are the ones I absolutely loved. Nicholas & Alexandra by Robert K. Massie – This biography of the last Tsar of Russia and his wife really is a case…
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