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The Girl on the Train: A Novel - Paula Hawkins Review
review by Sondra
I wanted to read this book when it was first published and now that the film version is going to be in theatres this fall, I wasn't sure how I would manage to find time to read it before the movie ...
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The Couple Next Door: A Novel - Shari Lapena Book Review
review by Sondra
I'm about halfway through this book right now trying to figure out who is responsible for the crime. The story pulled me in immediately and I definitely am surprised by the secrets that are reveale...
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Fringe: September's Notebook
review by happyhealthyhip
This is an "in-world" book meaning that the author is actually a character from the Fringe TV series that aired on Fox up until a few years ago.The book was highly anticipated among the f...
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Graphic Novels
article by Sondra
Books with pictures tell stories in ways words cannot. These are great graphic novels for those who are transitioning from picture books to middle grade novels, along with a few for adults only.   ...
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Book Review: The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss
review by happyhealthyhip
This is a great art book featuring someone we all know and love, but with images you probably have never seen before. I discovered this on the coffee table of a friend of a friend during a road tri...
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Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros
review by happyhealthyhip
If you're a fan of the HBO series, Game of Thrones, you'll love the pop-up guide to the series which explores the map of Westeros that is featured in the opening title sequence.This is not your typ...
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Books for Bloggers
article by happyhealthyhip
Blogging for business and managing your personal brand requires so many skills. From creative writing to photography and web development, these books will help you get started and help make your da...
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Knock Knock What I Love About Mom Fill-In-The-Blank Journal - Knock Knock Review
review by Tina
I bought this version a couple of months ago for us. We leave it by the coffee maker and take turns writing in it each day. Even my husband loves it and to get him to write is like pulling teeth ;)...
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The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer Review
review by Sondra
This was one of the two books my son had to pick from for his summer reading assignment. We ended up reading this one together and it was a really thoughtful book that covered a wide ra...
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Think Like a Chef - Tom Colicchio Review
review by Timothy Erdmann
Probably one of my favorite cookbooks. While containing some recipes, it's not exactly a cookbook. It's more of a series of lessons on cooking procedures you can apply to many dishes. The most stra...
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Beautiful Coloring Book for Animal Lovers
review by Sondra
I am not an artist by any means. Ask either of my kids and you'll quickly realize that I can't even draw stick figures without them giving me the side eye.I do love art and colorful, detailed desig...
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Celebrate: 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare
article by Shelby M
Today (April 23, 2016) is the 400th anniversary of the death of one of the most important playwrights of all time, William Shakespeare. The works of Shakespeare have resonated with individuals worl...
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Writer's Block
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article by Lea
When I should be writing, and when I can't, I like to search for products that might help in the writing process. Every writer experiences writer's block on occasion and it's usually during this ti...
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Products You're Better Off Not Knowing About
article by Sondra
Seriously? These products actually exist. For when your kids want to go somewhere, without actually having to go somewhere. Literature teachers everywhere are hanging their heads in shame. I have n...
Adult coloring books gift guide
The Ultimate Gift List for the Coloring Book Lover in Your Life
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article by Lea
Adult coloring books are not going anywhere, in fact, every time I walk into the bookstore (I try to keep Barnes & Noble in business), there's always a table or front display of new coloring bo...
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Full of Emotions...Fun Items Featuring the Cute Characters from Inside Out
article by happyhealthyhip
Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. Which is your favorite character from Disney Pixar's Inside Out?                                       ...