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book pick: quiet LOUD.

Lately I’ve been trying to read books with C {my completely stereotypical 3-year-old boy} that will help him understand the difference between inside behavior and, well wild animal behavior. Reading this book to C was an epiphany for him; I could honestly see the light bulb illuminate over his head when we read about things that make quiet sounds and things that make loud ones. His quiet and LOUD are the same volume. I’m always telling him to take it…
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great craft book pick.

great craft book pick

{via Barnes & Noble}. $11.65 My mother is a very crafty lady and I found this book {by Miyako Kanamori} amongst her shelves and shelves of quilting and sewing books a few weeks ago. The projects look adorable in addition to having the gold stamp of approval from my mother. You just can’t go wrong picking this up and creating some of the fun creatures found within.

book pick: twilight saga.

In honor of Valentine’s Day I’m going to share my romantic book pick. For those of you who have yet to be initiated into the vampiring world of Stephenie Meyer, allow me. Let me throw a disclaimer out there before I start this book {series} review: I am not a fan of fantasy or vampires. I don’t like the X-Men or Batman movies {boo, hiss I know} and I have never been a Marvel comic book reader. But you don’t…
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not quite what I was planning.

not quite what I was planning book

I was listening to N.P.R. the other day in the car with my husband when I heard this amazing segment called Six-Word Memoirs. It’s a brilliant storytelling idea from Smith Magazine {an online storytelling community} spurred by the brief six-word story once penned by Ernest Hemingway: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Is it possible to write your own memoir in six words? You’d be surprised at how much you can learn about a person based from such a small…
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book pick: dog is thirsty.

My absolute favorite books from my children’s bookshelves have got to be those of author/illustrator Satoshi Kitamura. We read these four on an almost nightly basis: The illustration of the animal faces is delightful, as are the stories. Simple, perfect & fun. Highly recommended by my 3 year old as well as my rather voracious 8 year old reader. Lots of fun.

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mister darcy come on down.

I just finished reading this. For those of you who’ve been caughtdrooling over Mr. Darcy plunging into the lake in the A&E Pride & Prejudice series} Austenland is for you.Extremely light reading for the post-holiday let down.  Curl up with a hot drink and a snuggly blanket. Enjoy.

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book pick: boys are best.

The illustrations in this book are so cute and original. I need one for my little C. $15 {amazon.}

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