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The One and Only Ivan

I like colorful tales with black beginnings and stormy middles and cloudless blue-sky endings. But any story will do. Book: The One and Only Ivan Author: Katherine Applegate Pages: 303 Published by Harper Collings on January 17th, 2012 Genre(s): middle-grade, fiction, kids Rating: 4.5 stars Series? No Goodreads synopsis:  Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall… Continue reading The One and Only Ivan

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Book Review: I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

Information Goodreads Format: audiobook, approximately 13 hours Genres: romance, fiction, novel, chick lit Source: Library (Libby) Rating: 3.5 stars Published by Random House Audio on February 5th, 2019 Summary Fixie Farr lives and breaths for her family. Everything she does follows the motto left in the wake of her father's death: "family first." She is… Continue reading Book Review: I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Book: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing Author: Hank Green Length: 10 hours Format: Audiobook Published by Penguin Random House Audio in September 2018 Rating: 3 stars Plot: (from Goodreads) The Carls just appeared. Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship—like a… Continue reading An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

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Friday Five: My Favorite Reading Snacks

This weeks Friday Five post is definitely nothing like anything I've ever shared on here before. When I first started blogging, I had a "lifestyle" blog and I shared a couple recipes, but I don't think I've talked much about food on here. Inspired by the wonderful culinary world of Kitchens of the Great Midwest… Continue reading Friday Five: My Favorite Reading Snacks

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Yes Please

Every few years one needs to shake one’s life like a sieve, like a miner in the Yukon. The gold nuggets remain. Book: Yes Please Author: Amy Poehler Pages: approximately 7  hours Published by HarperAudio on October 28th 2014 Genre(s): memoir, humor, nonfiction, audiobook, biography Rating: 4 stars Series? No The only way we will survive is by being kind. The… Continue reading Yes Please

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Friday Five: Fantasy Places That I Want to Visit

Happy Friday! I hope whatever you're reading this weekend transports you to another world! Speaking of other worlds, this weeks Friday Five post is made up of fantasy places I'd like to visit, so if you're looking to travel this weekend, you could check these titles out from your library! Note before I get started:… Continue reading Friday Five: Fantasy Places That I Want to Visit