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Read This!: OUR YEAR IN LOVE AND PARTIES by Karen Hattrup

Our Year in Love and Parties by Karen Hattrup Summary: Tucker knows that some relationships take work. With his best friend, Bobby, and his mom, everything is simple, steady. His dad, on the other hand, seems to only show up … Continue reading

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Read This!: RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Summary: What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales? When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young … Continue reading

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Read This!: MOXIE by Jennifer Mathieu

I did a lot of reading over the summer, but I am a little behind on my reviewing! Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my reviews of my favorite recent reads. I hope you enjoy them as … Continue reading

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Filling the Pen

This writing thing can really knock you on your butt sometimes.  Twice this year I got caught up in the maelstrom of negative thoughts, putting so much pressure on myself that I pushed myself to the brink of an abyss … Continue reading

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An Interview with Megan Morrison, Author of GROUNDED: THE ADVENTURES OF RAPUNZEL

I recently had the enormous pleasure of interviewing my good friend, Megan Morrison, about her debut middle grade novel, GROUNDED: THE ADVENTURES OF RAPUNZEL, for the Sweet Sixteens’ debut author interview series, The Debut Club. This is an extended version … Continue reading

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Betty May: Exploring the Struggles of Women Behind Bars

When I was a child, I had the incredible good fortune to meet a woman who would shape the person I became, whose energy and belief in others helped me evolve from a shy little girl who cried in the … Continue reading

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New Favorite, Old Favorite: Just Like the Movies and The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman

Not long ago I had the pleasure of reading Kelly Fiore’s Just Like the Movies, the story of two unlikely friends who set out to recreate scenes from their favorite romantic films in their own lives.  Marijke and Lily are … Continue reading

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Everyday Evil

I recently finished The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo (Random House, 2007). This book was extremely hard to read. So hard, in fact, that I actually used up all twenty renewals on the library … Continue reading

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Pressure

So I know that I am coming late to the party with this, but I finally got around to reading the much-recommended Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott (New York: Random House, 1995).  I … Continue reading

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