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Baby Must-Haves: Hello Baby High Contrast Books

At two months old, Elliott has small bursts of playfulness throughout the day. She is alert and interested in the world around her, but I didn’t realize she’d be interested in books at such a young age. We were recently gifted a copy of Hello Baby’s High Contrast book – it’s a board book with… Continue reading Baby Must-Haves: Hello Baby High Contrast Books

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Lessons from Books: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I’ve finally learned to hold a baby and eReader- an accomplishment that’s brought me back to one of my favorite hobbies – READING! Also, I’ve decided to take up doodling again by starting with book covers.  I’m not a great doodler, but it’s fun! I decided to check out Cheryl Strayed’s autobiographical novel, Wild, which… Continue reading Lessons from Books: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

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Review: The Astronaut Wives Club

I just finished reading the Astronaut Wives Club, written by Lily Koppel. My review for this one is a little mixed. The concept is awesome: delving into the backstories of the women behind America’s first crop of astronauts and discovering the sisterhood that emerged during the 1960s and early 1970s. I loved the excitement, the drama,… Continue reading Review: The Astronaut Wives Club

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Lessons: The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

The Opposite of Loneliness Marina Keegan I just finished Marina Keegan’s The Opposite of Loneliness – a collection of essays and short stories written by a Yale graduate whose life was cut tragically short after an automobile accident. This book was compiled after the author’s death and captures her thoughts at the end of her university… Continue reading Lessons: The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

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My Goodreads 2016 Challenge

It’s a little late, but I’ve decided to join the Goodreads 2016 challenge.  If you haven’t heard of Goodreads, it’s a reading social network – you can fill virtual shelves with all of the books you’ve read, or those you intend to read. I haven’t used my account much since 2009/2010, so my lists are… Continue reading My Goodreads 2016 Challenge