Month: April 2020

Kid Lit with my Kidlet: Sammy’s Current Faves

Kid Lit with my Kidlet: Sammy’s Current Faves

Howdy Bookworms, I can’t tell you how much it thrills me that Sammers enjoys reading stories with me. I mean, sure, I’ve been reading to him at least nightly since infancy, but he’s reached an age where he can actively choose the books we read and interacts with the stories. It’s so stinking cute. If you need book recs for the kiddos in your life, read on, friends! We Are… Read more »

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2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Seventeeth

2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Seventeeth

How Now, Bookworms? Here in Illinois, our stay-at-home order has been extended through the end of May… At least. The upside is that greenhouses and nurseries are going to be allowed to open, which means FLOWERS! One of my book club friends runs a seasonal flower/garden center with her Mom and I’m super stoked to support them with ALL MY FLOWER DOLLARS. I look forward to planting annuals every year… Read more »

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2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Sixteenth

2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Sixteenth

Greetings, Bookworms! It’s been a good week for me and romance novels, I tell you what. I finished TWO WHOLE BOOKS and am rapidly closing in on a third. All of them romances, because that is all I currently want to read. But, to mix it up, they’re all contemporary romances, not historicals. It’s a genre with endless variety, why not change things up? So, where should we start? I… Read more »

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Kid Lit with my Kidlet: Penguin Problems and Reading with Voices

Kid Lit with my Kidlet: Penguin Problems and Reading with Voices

Hiya Bookworms, This pandemic is wild. It’s so awful on so many levels, and even though we’re faring better than I might have expected in our household, I still have the occasional breakdown. I mean, I’m human. I also have a strong-willed toddler. It’s all A LOT. But I’m trying really hard to document the good things, because there have been many good things, mostly surrounding all the extra time… Read more »

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2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Fourteenth

2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Fourteenth

How you holding up, Bookworms? As we head into our fourth week of working from home, I’ve noticed some things. First, Sam has averaged one day per week where he does not take a nap. Second, I have averaged one day per week where I have a crying jag simply because it’s all too much. Often these are the same day, though sometimes not. I’m tired and I’m frightened and… Read more »

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2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Thirteenth

2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Thirteenth

Howdy Bookworms, The thirteenth weekly wrap up sounds a bit ominous doesn’t it? Want to know what’s scarier than living through a plague? Having a friggin TORNADO touch down less than a block from your house during a global pandemic. YEAH. Thank heaven it ended up being a weak (EF0-EF1) tornado. We lost some beautiful old trees on the neighboring golf course, but nobody’s home suffered major damage. One house… Read more »

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