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Vote for Remi by Leanna Lehman
About the Book Fiery US government teacher Remi Covington is relentless in her desire to impart the genius of the democratic process to her students. Her so-called “academically challenged” high school seniors sometimes find her enthusiasm more than a littl...
Fiery US government teacher Remi Covington is relentless in her desire to impart the genius of the democratic process to her students. Her so-called “academically challenged” high school seniors sometimes find her enthusiasm more than a little annoying―so, in an effort to teach her a lesson, ...
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Lost in Translation, Part 2.
I am currently reading The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, a science fiction novel that has been translated from Chinese. While reading, it made me think of my previous post about what may get lost in translations. Was I missing some important things? I fo...
I am currently reading The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, a science fiction novel that has been translated from Chinese. While reading, it made me think of my previous post about what may get lost in translations. Was I missing some important things?
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To Catch a Falling Star by Anna Belfrage
To Catch a Falling Star by Anna Belfrage 420 pages, eBook and Paperback Published March 2015, SilverWood Books Genre: Historical Fiction/ Time-Slip Source: Received from publisher for review My Review I will admit first that it took me awhile to realize why...
To Catch a Falling Star by Anna Belfrage. 420 pages, eBook and Paperback. Published March 2015, SilverWood Books. Genre: Historical Fiction/ Time-Slip. Source: Received from publisher for review. My Review. I will admit first that it took me awhile to realize why I was so confused at the ...
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Threshold by G.M. Ford
Threshold by G.M. Ford 254 pages, Paperback Published April 2015, Thomas and Mercer Source: From publisher for review as part of a TLC book tour My Review This was an interesting book-part police procedural, part supernatural mystery.  It started off a bit ...
Threshold by G.M. Ford. 254 pages, Paperback. Published April 2015, Thomas and Mercer. Source: From publisher for review as part of a TLC book tour. My Review. This was an interesting book-part police procedural, part supernatural mystery. It started off a bit rough.
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This Is Mexico! by Carol M. Merchasin
Here is a book that I would love to read. My ancestral roots are deeply rooted in Mexico, yet my visits there have been very few. I love to read and hear positive stories about the country that my family is from.  About the Book This is Mexico is a collecti...
Here is a book that I would love to read. My ancestral roots are deeply rooted in Mexico, yet my visits there have been very few. I love to read and hear positive stories about the country that my family is from. About the Book. This is Mexico is a collection of essays on the often magical and ...
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Pet Sematary ReadAlong
This book was so good that I read it very quickly. I couldn't put it down, actually, and finished way before the end of this Read Along. In true Stephen King fashion, it is filled with frights and horrors that you wish could never actually happen, and quest...
This book was so good that I read it very quickly. I couldn't put it down, actually, and finished way before the end of this Read Along. In true Stephen King fashion, it is filled with frights and horrors that you wish could never actually happen, and questions that you hope you never have to ...
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The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose
Publication Date: March 17, 2015 Atria Books Formats: Hardcover, Ebook Pages: 384 Genre: Historical Mystery   My Review I am a big fan of MJ Rose's books and especially of those which follow Jaq L'Etoile, but also of her other books. I was very excited to g...
Publication Date: March 17, 2015. Atria Books. Formats: Hardcover, Ebook. Pages: 384. Genre: Historical Mystery. Add to GR Button. My Review. I am a big fan of MJ Rose's books and especially of those which follow Jaq L'Etoile, but also of her other books. I was very excited to get the chance to ...
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Just noticed the annoying addition of that Everlane logo to every review from the blog that was posted here. Ugh. Need to figure out how to fix that. Have deleted them. Sorry for that.
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Bout of Books- May 2015
It's that time again. Time for another Bout of Books read-a-thon. I have been in a reading slump lately, so this is just what I need to finish my current review book and book club selection. The book for book club is so not what I would normally read that I...
It's that time again. Time for another Bout of Books read-a-thon. I have been in a reading slump lately, so this is just what I need to finish my current review book and book club selection. The book for book club is so not what I would normally read that I am having a hard time getting into it.
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Favorite Photo Friday
It never gets old. Sunset over the Pacific in Marina, CA. We had a beautiful, fun and relaxing three nights here over spring break. We went with friends-enjoyed the pool and beach. Went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and walked the path to the wharf. Ready to...
It never gets old. Sunset over the Pacific in Marina, CA. We had a beautiful, fun and relaxing three nights here over spring break. We went with friends-enjoyed the pool and beach. Went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and walked the path to the wharf. Ready to go back.
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Finished!
I finally finished the little girl's new socks! Her previously knit socks accidentally went in the wash and felted/shrunk. Oops.  This was my first time trying to come up with my own sock pattern. It was fun, but time consuming.   I figured out how many sti...
I finally finished the little girl's new socks! Her previously knit socks accidentally went in the wash and felted/shrunk. Oops. Untitled. This was my first time trying to come up with my own sock pattern. It was fun, but time consuming. I figured out how many stitches I needed to cast on for ...
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A Day in the Life
Trish had this great idea to have bloggers take a day to share a Day in the Life post. I really wanted to participate and a share a typical day here. So, here it is... Wednesday, March 18th 6:54am Woken up by the little girl calling me from her room. Early ...
6:54am Woken up by the little girl calling me from her room. Early wake up due to another accident in the bed. Got her bed stripped, little girl changed. Asked her to hang out for a bit so I can get 20 more minutes of sleep. 7:30 More "Mommy"s and crying. Hungry, hurt herself, doesn't want to be ...
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I am a stay at home mom of a preschooler. I am an avid reader and knitter. I also enjoy photography, music and arts of all kinds. 

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