10 Books for 10-Year-Old Boys

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Looking for something for your 10 year old son to read?  We're always on the hunt for new, exciting books to interest my 10-year-old.  He was once a reluctant reader; he enjoys reading now but it definitely has to be a particular type of book full of adventure and fun for him to enjoy it.  Here's a list of 10 books he or his friends have recently … [Read more...]

A Beautiful Story Found in The Rosie Project {Book Review} And: Kindle Version On Sale $1.99 on Amazon!

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One of the reasons I'm loving having joined a Book Club is the variety of book selections. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simison was our latest book that we discussed last night at our monthly meeting. I think this is our fifth book and I have yet to read one that I would have actually selected on my own. I have a genre I like and I generally stick … [Read more...]

10 Books You Need to Read in 2014 #BookClub

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I read up a storm during the month of December.  I think it was holiday procrastination or something.  I've been trying hard to break out of my "norm" for book choices and I think I've done a good job doing that - and really enjoyed some books I wouldn't normally pick up! Being in a new book club has helped too since the host picks the book.  I … [Read more...]

New Hot Book Series for your 3rd-7th Grade Level Reader: Spirit Animals

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My 4th grade boy loved this book.  He stayed up two nights in a row reading Spirit Animals - Book 1 (Wild Born) ($7.79 for Hardcover) after we bought it at our Scholastic school book fair.  He's clearly taking after my love of sci-fi and fantasy as this is a cool series about teenage kids who can call their own "spirit animals" out once they come … [Read more...]

Books My Reluctant Reading 3rd Grade Boy Has Been Loving

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As far back as I can remember, I loved to read. I remember reading in Kindergarten, elementary school and beyond and just loving books.  Judy Blume was my inappropriate author choice in elementary school and thanks to an older cousin, by middle school, I was reading Judith Krantz and Danielle Steel. (Probably with many a shocked look on my face at … [Read more...]

Must Read List: Great Fantasy & Dystopian Fiction Books

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Did you love the Hunger Games? The genre the Hunger Games can be considered as falling under (besides youth adult) is called dystopian fiction. It basically means a story that is set somewhere in the future in some sort of nightmare world or world post apocyplyse, post world wars. I love anything that has to do with a futuristic or a … [Read more...]

Holiday Picks from the Gift Guide Girls: Books

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Today's Holiday Gift Guide is all about... Books, books, and more books! The Hunger Games Trilogy $31 Pinkalicious $9 I See Me! Personalized Books $29.95 (Variable titles - all can be personalized!) The Dangerous Book for Boys $16 1,000 Places to See Before You Die $12 Delirium $10.98 Merry Christmas … [Read more...]

Currently Reading & Loving: Memoirs of Cleopatra

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It's been awhile since I've read a book that makes me actually think.  I know that sounds horribly tragic, especially seeing as I was once quite the book worm.  But these days my book of choice is usually some teen fantasy book that involves vampires and teenage angst. But the latest I picked up was a borrow from a friend - the Memoirs of … [Read more...]

Record-A-Story: What a Gift for Military Families & Families with Traveling Parents

My husband's on the road a lot.  I'm most definitely a part of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Husbands.  And while it's hard on me, I know it's even harder on the kids at times. So while nothing can replace having a parent there in person, that modern technology allows us to do to ease the pain of feeling that absence of the parent.  Beyond … [Read more...]

Latest Book Read: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight Saga)

Knowing the outcome didn't make the ending any easier when I finished Stephenie Meyer's Short Second Life of Bree Tanner earlier today. I put off reading this because I didn't have much interest - did I really care about Bree Tanner and her brief appearance in Eclipse? While I didn't care much before, I do now that I've finished her short … [Read more...]