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List Of Good Books To Read Right Now

book club picks

A list of good books to read right now. If you’re interested in reading more, but don’t know where to start, this is for you.  If you read plenty, and you’re out of ideas, this is for you, as well.  Let’s talk about some fun, good books I’m loving right now. It’s been awhile since I’ve recommended books in my online book club, so I’m amending that situation now.  Here’s a current list of 4 books I really liked:  …
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Best Book Ever About Hipster Kids

my imaginary well dressed daughters

Today, a review of the best book ever. A couple of years ago my friend Tiffany Beveridge wrote a book based on her popular Pinterest board, called How to Quinoa: Life Lessons From My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter. I’d been following Tiffany’s Pinterest board with absolute delight, being the lover of snark that I am, and maybe even harassed her a little bit about putting together a book with all the delightful romps of Quinoa, her imaginary well-dressed toddler. Tiffany is…
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A Great Quote About Books

Great Quote About Books

Continue on with Petit Elefant’s Quote of the Week series, this week with a quote by author Anne Lamott with a great quote about books and why they’re so important in our lives.

Reading Recommendations For My Online Book Club

book club books

It’s time for our online book club, where we discuss what I’m reading right now, what I’m loving, and what you need to run out and pick up ASAP because of its’ life changing nature. Let’s get started!

Must Read – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

A Must Read Book - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I’ve love to read.  I told you last week just how much I love reading.  It’s a huge part of my life. I’ve always read.  In fact, I don’t remember not reading, although because of my education, I’m told I didn’t read in English until after the 3rd grade.  I was in a Spanish-Immersion program throughout Elementary School.  All day, every day, from the time I was 5 years old, I was completely immersed in Spanish in my classroom.  Every…
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What is YOUR Pursuit of Happiness?

Pursuit of Happiness

Happiness seems to be a buzzword recently, and by recently I mean always.  What makes a person happy?  What is true happiness, as opposed to temporary fun and how does one get from the day-to-day happiness of our lives to something more longstanding and ultimately more fulfilling? Is this something you think about?  I think about it all the time.  In fact, you could pretty much make the argument that any bucket list, or Life List in my case, is…
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Pro Tips for Taking Photos of Kids

taking photos of kids

My kids are the focus of most of my day-to-day photos, whether I’m just using the camera on my phone, or pulling out my big girl camera.  And would you like to learn something interesting about kids? They can be very hard to photograph. Take my daughter for example, she’s old enough to know what I want when I’m taking a photo of her, but I usually end up with 10-15 of these before I get 1 “normal” shot. It’s…
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My Top Five Reads For This Summer

My Top Five Beach Reads For This Summer

Summer is the best time of year for me to tackle the stacks, and stacks, and STACKS of books I accumulate all year long.  I never really get around to reading all of them, I’m aspirational when it comes to what I think I can get through, but I do end up reading a fair amount of books in the summer.  It’s just easier to read when there’s more daylight and hammocks and pool time.  At least for me. I’ve…
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Book Wish List For 2013

My eBay Collections were curated as part of my collaboration with eBay. 2013 is drawing to a close (thank the heavens above) but you still have time to get in a few good reads before the new year.  In fact, I have it on good authority that you’ve been a good boy / girl this year, and if you ask nicely St. Nick might give you a good book for Christmas (or whichever wonderful holiday you celebrate).  See, I have…
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