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Andrea Bates
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Book Club: I Like Big Books
I've decided that after all these years of recommending books to my friends and family, and to you, my readers, that it's finally time to do a book club. I've always wanted to start one, but been hesitant for a number of reasons. What if nobody joins it? Wh...
I've decided that after all these years of recommending books to my friends and family, and to you, my readers, that it's finally time to...
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Empty
I wrote this post yesterday. Or maybe more like over the past few days. There has been a lot of rewriting and a lot of adding more words to it. I'm lacking words, and yet I have oh-so-many. Where to begin? Our country is struggling. The cracks in the founda...
I wrote this post yesterday. Or maybe more like over the past few days. There has been a lot of rewriting and a lot of adding more words ...
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A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice: A Memoir In Four Meditations, Christine Hale
This book was provided to me by TLC Book Tours. All opinions are strictly my own.  A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice: A Memoir In Four Meditations   by Christine Hale is a powerful read. Hale is a crafty wordsmith. She pulls the reader into a perspective we n...
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One Full Year
If you've been with me for a while you'll know that I'm the kind of person who writes fairly personal posts now and then. I have shared my struggle through grief after losing my father unexpectedly several years ago, I've opened up about my anxiety - postpa...
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My Relationship With Fall
This morning I'm extremely weepy. I'm not sure what it is, exactly. Possibly because fall is coming. It's not here yet, believe me (it's still in the 90s here in NC!), but it's coming. And fall doesn't hold the love and luster for me as it once did. Cooler ...
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Don't You Cry, by Mary Kubica
Mary Kubica is at it again with her most recent thriller, Don't You Cry. While my favorite of her three books is still The Good Girl, I recently finished reading this one and definitely found my head twisted in several different directions. Oh, as a small d...
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The Goodbye Year, Kaira Rouda
Kaira Rouda's The Goodbye Year is the kind of read you don't want to put down. And honestly? I didn't. I devoured it in about two days, with a few stops to sleep, eat and possibly parent. #keepinitreal And so - I start off recommending you grab yourself a c...
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I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, Luvvie Ajayi
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of I'm Judging You prior to the release date! I had the pleasure of meeting Luvvie Ajayi at BlogHer in California. Luvvie (I'm not being presumptuous here, most people call her Luvvie) was at the expo at BlogHer ...
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Take Care Of Holiday Shopping With Groupon Goods #ad #sponsored
This is a sponsored post. All expressed opinions are strictly my own.  Did you know that you can actually go shopping for products ON the Groupon site? Groupon Goods   is another aspect of Groupon that you'll want to have a look into. I'm sure you're alread...
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Groupon Coupons Will Save You Money
This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.  If you're like me you probably use Groupon frequently to test out local restaurants and businesses, but did you know that they have a site that specifically offers coupons? Groupon Coupons is the...
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Fourteen Books You Need To Read This Fall
It's almost that time of the year again, everyone!! And no - I don't mean it's almost pumpkin spice time (even though, well, IT IS!). And I also don't mean cooler temps, though I'm ready for those, too. Corn chowder is CALLING me, my friends. Simply calling...
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Kim Kardashian West Keeps It Real
I was in the same room as Kim Kardashian West last week. Got your attention, didn't I? I was at BlogHer this past week/weekend thanks to One2One Network. I won a giveaway and when Malia of their team emailed me I thought she was joking. But she was for real...
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My husband and I relocated to NC from NYC in May of 2006 and I am still a non-driving, pizza-and-bagel missing, native Brooklyn-born New Yorker at heart. Our daughter was born in 2007 but thinks she's a teenager most of the time. And honestly we wouldn't have it any other way. Except maybe at bedtime. And when she totally thinks she knows everything. And everything else. You know how it is, right?
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