Tuesday, November 29, 2016

To Capture What We Cannot Keep - by Beatrice Colin- Book Review



"To Capture What We Cannot Keep" has a beautiful cover and an inspiring love story. I just finished reading this one and enjoyed it, but also have a small bone to pick with the ending.


Friday, November 25, 2016

Someday, Someday Maybe - by Lauren Graham - Book Review

I am in the thick of a serious Gilmore Girls binge and counting down the days until Thanksgiving - because Black Friday has officially become Gilmore Girls on Netflix Friday! I'm so excited. I hadn't watched the show since it originally aired, and I think I actually missed out on the last two seasons! So, I am dutifully rewatching/binging, and now in an attempt to get all of the Lauren Graham in my life that I can - I recently read her book "Someday, Someday Maybe" and it is one of the best books I've read this year...

Friday, November 18, 2016

Five Things I Loved About - Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer



I just finished Amy Schumer's book, " Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo". I spent a good chunk of my formative years in Catholic school, so her comedy usually makes me have a permanent blush for an hour - but what can I say, I still love it! I think she is hilarious, and of course found her book to be as well- but I was also surprised by how honest and heartfelt it was as well! Here are five things I loved about her book, and I think you will, too!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Five Things I Learned from - The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines


God bless you HGTV for bringing the amazingness that is Chip and Joanna Gaines to my living room each week. As someone who frequently feels like the opposite of creative - hey, whats the word for that? is there a word for that, or is no one who is creative enough to think of a word for that, that word - and so there is no word for "uncreative",that seems fitting.

After reading "The Magnolia Story", I am inspired by not only the Gaines's creative passion but also their work ethic, faith, and their love for each and for their family... the list goes on. Really, I thought I loved these crazy kids, but after reading "The Magnolia Story" I'm head over heels.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Ten Books I Recently Added to my TBR - Top Ten Tuesday

This girl's TBR is absolutely out of control. Most of the time I feel like a kid in the candy store just sticking my arm out onto the shelf getting everything into the cart. Which means I'm not really looking at what I'm adding - most of the time the books I add are impulse adds. So I dug a little deeper, these are all books that I added in the last six months that I am interested in reading, think that I will actually read, and also really, really want to read!

I've included summaries from Amazon.com to give you a taste of the plot, and of course also to try and get you to read it, too!



Monday, November 7, 2016

Next To You : A Book of Adorableness - Lori Haskins Houran- Mom About Library #6


The title says it all - this book is no joke, over the top, seriously adorable! The author Lori Haskins Houran, and the absolutely adorable illustrations by Sydney Hanson, had me awwing throughout the entire book.

"Next to You" is all about adorable animals, and how much cuter your kiddo is - even cuter than the cutest of wild creatures. The author continually raises the cuteness stakes- from a very cute puppy to an impossibly cute baby bunny. But no matter what adorable animal is thrown the reader's way, the adorable kiddo next to you is still the cutest!

My one year old enjoyed looking at the illustrations and so did I, this book definitely has broad appeal as I could see a wide range of ages appreciating the humor and adorable animals. This book would looks so cute on any book shelf and would make a sweet baby shower gift!

 I love how this book captures that total redefinition of cute that happens after you have a little one!

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/921867926

Click the link above to find a copy at your local library or click the image of the book to view it on Amazon.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Night Circus - by Erin Morgenstern - Book Review





There are few books I see more often between #bookstagram and blogging, than I see "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. This book has so much hype - still - and it was published in 2011! That's saying something. And while it always seemed like the universe was working against me in my attempts to read this book, all of a sudden the library stars aligned. I had the library trifecta....