Book Reviews

Cat Girl’s Day Off

Book Review: Cat Girl’s Day Off -- by Kimberley Pauley This book was hilarious! I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. Set in a modern day Chicago where people have important Talents (superpowers), teen Natalie Ng (pronounced ‘Ing’) only has the embarrassing talent of being able to talk to cats, and she doesn’t… Continue reading Cat Girl’s Day Off

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Faking Grace

Book Review: Faking Grace - by Tamara Leigh Fleeing a botched attempt at investigative reporting, Mazie Grace Stewart moves to Nashville and applies for a job with a small newspaper, Steeple Side Christian Resources. But in order to get the job, Mazie must be an upstanding Christian. So Mazie buys the book, The Dumb Blonde’s… Continue reading Faking Grace

Book Reviews, Personal updates

The Kiss of a Stranger

Crispin, Lord Cavratt doesn’t believe in true love. It seems that every young woman and her mother pursuing him is after his money and title, and he has become jaded. While he walks in the garden with one of those grasping females, she goads him, saying that he probably doesn’t even know how to kiss.… Continue reading The Kiss of a Stranger

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Just Between You and Me

I started to read two books at the same time. Both were written in first person present tense (have I mentioned how annoying that is?), and both started with similar plots: a woman with some major psychological scars who is busy with her career suddenly inherits someone’s child and has to make some major changes… Continue reading Just Between You and Me

Book Reviews

Sucks To Be Me

If you're looking for a fun YA book, try Sucks To Be Me, by Kimberly Pauley.  This is the story of Mina Hamilton, whose vampire parents have been hiding her existence from the vampire authorities.  But when they find out about Mina, they fine her parents and force her to take a class so that… Continue reading Sucks To Be Me

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Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband for 32 years of adventure, love, and laughter. One of the most important things we've learned is to have a sense of humor. After our wedding in Alberta, Canada, we were driving down to Sam's parent's house in California, when we noticed smoke billowing out of the trunk. We… Continue reading Happy Anniversary

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Chore Time

Getting your children to do their chores is exhausting and time consuming. It would be so much easier to just do it yourself. But the idea is to teach them to work, so you persevere and ask them for the tenth time, “Are you done cleaning your room yet?” You create chore charts and stick… Continue reading Chore Time

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Experiments in Life

I just started reading The Guinea Pig Diaries, by journalist A.J. Jacobs. He thinks up an experiment (as in experiments of living life), carries it out, and then writes about the results. He outsources his life to a team in India, with hilarious results. (His wife must really love him.) He disguises himself as a… Continue reading Experiments in Life

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Live Laugh Love

Last night we watched the 2003 movie, Freaky Friday, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. It was so funny! Dr. Tess Coleman and her teenage daughter, Anna, don’t understand or appreciate each other. When an encounter with magic fortune cookies makes them switch bodies, they… Continue reading Live Laugh Love