★★★★ That muscle again. It slid beneath the surface of his skin like an eel in shallow water. Former NYPD detective Shana Merchant took her position at Thousand Islands to escape the haunting events from thirteen months ago - where she was knocked down to a shell of her former self. This sleepy little town was supposed… Continue reading Death in the Family – Tessa Wegert
★★★ ½ When puppy woke up from a nap, he saw a bubble. And so begins the tale of a little puppy on a big adventure. The little bubbles are a curiosity to him and they look like fun - even though they keep disappearing! Well, what's a little puppy to do except try to find them!… Continue reading Talking Tales Puppy’s Bubble – Erica Graham
A fabulous blogger and a fantastic interview!
What inspired you to start writing?
I’ve been writing since I was a kid—like third and fourth grade. I used to write little stories in pencil, complete with my own terrible illustrations, and read them aloud to my parents. Nothing in particular inspired me to do it other than the fact that it’s what I wanted to do. Writing has always been wired into my personality. Still is.
Who inspires you to continue writing?
At this point, writing is simply what I do, and it’s my job. So, I don’t need much inspiration. However, in high school and college, I had several teachers and professors who went out of their way to support and encourage my work. That was…
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★★★★★ With so many species of bees, even scientists can have trouble identifying them...they officially listed its genus and species as "bee cute furry face." The above is just one of twenty thousand species of bees that populate our world - bees live on every continent (except Antartica) and play an extraordinary role in the ecosystem. This little book… Continue reading Little Book of Bees: The Fascinating World of Bees, Hives, Honey, and More – Hilary Kearney
★★★★★ Above: p. 175 - Chicken A La West, p. 103 - Bunny Spice Roasted Roots, p. 138 - Sweet Corn Summer Salad What are the staples of childhood dinners? Do your thoughts go to pizza, nuggets, Kraft mac and fries? Or they go to Kale Chips, Pink Hummus, and Mason Jar Salads? (Probably not...)… Continue reading The Adventurous Eaters Club: Mastering the Art of Family Mealtime – Misha Collins & Vicki Collins
★★ ½ Disappointing and yet marginally charming. How far I've come! I'm the same girl and yet not the same. I wonder if it's always like that? Caddie Woodlawn, a fiery redhead growing up in Wisconsin in the 1800s, has always been a tom boy. Her mother is at her wits end but her father enjoys his daughter's plucky… Continue reading Caddie Woodlawn – Carol Ryrie Brink
★★★ Even among the Amish, other Amish seem odd. Canadian Ira Wagler, is the ninth of eleven Amish children. Amish, for the unfamiliar, are a group of traditionalist Christians who are well-known for their simple, plain living style. Depending on their individual communities - some swear off all technology while others have strict rules for how and when it… Continue reading Growing Up Amish – Ira Wagler