It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 10 April 2017

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!  A full week of no evening activities means I hope to read…

Fabulous Friday – 7 April 2017

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week. ******************** Switching Gears– After a month of watching multiple jazz, tap, lyrical, ballet, and contemporary dance…

Is Behaving Badly the new cool?

Behaving Badly by Eden Collinsworth

Genre: Non-fiction Publication Date: 4 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “What is the relevance of morality today? Eden Collinsworth enlists the famous, the infamous, and the heretofore unheard-of to unravel how we make moral choices in an increasingly complex—and ethically flexible—age. To call these unsettling times is an understatement: our political leaders are…

Perfect is pretty perfect

Perfect by Cecelia Ahern

Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Publication Date: 4 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine’s life has completely fractured–all her freedoms gone. Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she…

Blood Rose Rebellion is a no for me

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 28 March 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 3 April 2017

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!  I’m still alive and still trying to fit in reading time when…

March in Review

Goodbye March, Hello April

And here we are at the end of March. As this is posted, I am sitting in my third dance competition in three weeks. April will only be slightly less insane. ‘Tis the season for craziness! Good memories: Holly’s dance team rocking it this year in spite of the girls being extremely sick Connor making it…

Fabulous Friday – 31 March 2017

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week. ******************** One more to go– We are on weekend three of this month of dance competitions….

The Women in the Castle – The must-read book for 2017

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 28 March 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold. Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose…

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley a.k.a. don’t mess with his daughter

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

Genre: Literary Fiction; Psychological Suspense Publication Date: 28 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Samuel Hawley isn’t like the other fathers in Olympus, Massachusetts. A loner who spent years living on the run, he raised his beloved daughter, Loo, on the road, moving from motel to motel, always watching his back. Now that Loo’s a…