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Monday, January 9, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

The Polygamist's Daughter by Anna LeBaron #mustread #thepolygamistsdaughter #the4500I am reading an advanced copy of The Polygamist's Daughter by my friend, Anna LeBaron.  While I usually fly through books, I'm struggling with this one!  It is so odd to read this fascinating tale that is her life and reconcile it with the wonderful, positive woman that I know!  

I first met Anna through the 4500 and immediately just fell in love with her vivacious personality.  She is one of the first women from that group that I met in real life and the more I learned about her, the more I loved her.  

Her story is amazing. You have to read this one to believe it.  And look for other exciting things from Anna...this lady is going places!

Monday, December 19, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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101 Things to Do While You Poo 101 Things To Do While You Poo
by Moore, Sanchez, and Fiedler
illustrated by Santiago Gutierrez
Published by Quarto

Looking for a last minute stocking stuffer for your kiddo?!  This book is hilarious and fun. We are not reading on the potty at our house, but laughing through it in the living room together! There are random bits of information, mazes, logic games and brain teasers.  101 Things to Do While You Poo is such a fun and oh so giftable book for kids!

Monday, December 5, 2016

The House We Grew Up In

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The House We Grew Up In
by Lisa Jewell
published by Atria Books

The Blurb

Meet the Bird family.  They are lovely.  They eat dinner together every nights in their beautiful home in the idyllic Cotswolds village.  One Easter Sunday, tragedy occurs.  The aftermath begins to tear this perfect family apart.  Told in prose from the past and the present, the reader eventually gets the full story...and is glued to each page until reaching that point.

My Two Cents

We read The House We Grew Up In for book club and I am so glad! It's been on my shelf for ages.  I'm not sure what took me so long to read it, but I'm kicking myself for not reading it sooner!

Lisa Jewell nails dysfunctional family in all the best ways.  The love, the tangles, the things we don't talk about, the hidden hurt and heartache.  She writes it all beautifully.  This is one of the best books I've read all year, from story line to flow to editing--all that combined talent has given us the most lovely book.  It is both tragic and wonderful.

The character of Lorelai is absolutely fascinating.  Her idealism and mental illness, her love life and her oddities are all so well developed that you almost forget that you don't know this family. You love with her and you ache for her.  

Amazing characters, surprising plot...I can't recommend this one enough!
Other people's families #quote from #TheHouseWeGrewUpIn by #LisaJewell #family