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Two Promising Memoirs: One by Michele Norris of All Things Considered and Condolezza Rice

It's a crying shame that as a busy mother and business owner that I don't have time like I used to to simply delve into books at my leisure. I spend so much time working and mothering that books far too often fall to tenth and eleventh place in my priority spectrum. That said, I… Continue reading Two Promising Memoirs: One by Michele Norris of All Things Considered and Condolezza Rice

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Book and Tech Wednesday: Raindrops and the New Microsoft Phone

Raindrops: A Shower of Colors by Chieu Anh Urban My rating: 5 of 5 stars Spring is just around the corner and for young ones who are just beginning to learn their colors, Raindrops: A Shower of Colors is an excellent board book to teach them about animals and the various hues of the rainbow.… Continue reading Book and Tech Wednesday: Raindrops and the New Microsoft Phone

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Harriet Tubman: Secret Agent and the TwitterPeek

I had no idea that National Geographic publishes so many books with African-American themes. I was thrilled to received several books to review and will be posting my reviews now through the beginning of the year.  Today I am posting my review of Harriet Tubman: Secret Agent, Also look for thorough reviews of 500 Miles… Continue reading Harriet Tubman: Secret Agent and the TwitterPeek

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Review: How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist

How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist: 289 No-Cost Ways to Live a Generous Life by Nicole Boles My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is the annual season of giving and there is no shortage of requests for donations to charitable causes both in our local areas and nationwide. While someone, somewhere is in dire… Continue reading Review: How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist

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Four Scary Reads for Halloween

Melissa Jenkins, assistant English Professor at Wake Forest University, suggests four stories that are frightful, yet stellar reads for Halloween. If you're like my mother, there's always room for a scary novel. Jenkins suggests: Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson/Frankenstein by Mary Shelley “You think that you know these… Continue reading Four Scary Reads for Halloween

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January’s Sparrow: One of the Best Books of the Year

January's Sparrow by Patricia Polacco My rating: 5 of 5 stars You might be a bit like me; only buying great books once they've come out in paperback. It's least expensive and the story is the same as the hardback edition. But, if there is one book you should pay extra for this year, I… Continue reading January’s Sparrow: One of the Best Books of the Year