The Boston Girl – Book Review

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant - a book review

The Boston Girl tells the story of one woman’s life.  She is both ordinary and extraordinary in the most spectacular ways. The book begins with Ava asking her grandma, Addie Baum, how she became the woman she is today.  Grandma Addie was born in 1900, but her story begins in 1915 and concludes at the time of this interview in 1985.  This story takes us

Color Your Style – Book Review / Discussion

Color Your Style - Book Review / Discussion

Color Your Wardrobe Girls, do you like to color? Color Your Style by David Zyla is like coloring for grown-up girls. My coworkers and I have been studying this book for the last six months, at least.  We’ve been geeked-out on color!  That’s what happens when you work in a library.  You latch onto a book and don’t let it go, no matter its due

Mother’s Day Gift Book

Mother's Day Gift Book, a printable eBook that's pretty enough to give as a gift.

You can never start preparing for Mother’s Day too early. Ladies, can I get an Amen? This year, I wanted to do something special for Mother’s Day, so I put together an eBook, only it’s not just a regular old eBook, it’s a gift book.  It’s pretty enough to print out and give as a gift. We all buy our moms a card, and either

Left Neglected – Book Review

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova - Book Review

Left Neglected, written by the author of Still Alice, is a book you should consider checking out.  It is the story of Sarah Nickerson and her traumatic brain injury. If you know anything about Lisa Genova, the author, you’ll know she holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University, so it makes perfect sense that she writes books about people with brain injury, trauma, and

Book Review – A Paris Wife

A Paris Wife - Book Review

I’ve decided not to summarize the entire book when I do a review, because summaries are a dime a dozen. Whenever I want to read a book, I look to find out what other readers thought of the book, so that’s what I’m giving you – my thougts.   A Paris Wife sucked me in by the end of the very first chapter.  The more

Book Review: Minimalist Parenting

Book Review: Minimalist Parenting .... Are you an overwhelmed parent? This book may be for you. Read the full review.

This Minimalist Parenting book review is Part 2. Read Part 1 HERE. Minimalist Parenting In Part 1 of this two part series, I painted a picture of the pressures put on both moms and dads.  I’ve felt it myself in varying degrees throughout the thirteen years I’ve been a mom. Often there’s the nagging feeling that I’m not doing enough, or maybe I’m just not

Uglies – A Book Review

Uglies - Summer Reading List - Young Adult Fiction

Uglies by Scott Westerfield is the story of life in the future, a very pretty life that leaves little room for difference in the way we look. In his novel, Westerfield creates a world where at sixteen years of age, the uglies (all children who have not had their transforming surgery) undergo a series of operations to make them pretty. “Pretty” is a pre-determined state