Books


10 Books For Your Summer Reading List

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post. All thoughts, opinions and possible 3 figure spend buying books are purely my own. I lied. I’m not going to tell you about reads. I’m going to tell you about summer listens. But first, this is my story (insert Law & Order thumps). I used to hate audiobooks. With a passion. Back in those days (ugh, I can’t even believe I just typed that), they were “books on tape”. TAPE! But, I digress. I was the category manager (read: book buyer) for adult fiction and non-fiction......

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Wild About Books: Year of Yes

I told y’all that this was a big reason why I said yes to talking about my journey. I love this book so hard. And I hope that you can find some awesome in Shonda Rhimes’ book, Year of Yes....

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Wild About Books: Gods In Alabama

Some books just stay with you. Some characters you still hear inside of your head. Others pop up at different times in your life. Does that happen to you? Maybe it’s just me. I’ve tried to log all the books I’ve read but, alas, I’ve been reading since before Good Reads and Kindle. What can I say? This week, I want to tell you about Arlene. I hear her with a beautiful southern accent. Probably the way her maker, Joshilyn Jackson, sounds. Have you ever heard of Gods In Alabama? Ever read......

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Wild About Books: 32 Third Graders & One Class Bunny

I have this thing on my editorial calendar that’s been haunting me. It’s supposed to happen on Wednesdays. And it hasn’t been. Anita inspired me with her scope last night and I thought it a sign that today was Wednesday. I am going to try my best to bring you at least one scope on Wednesdays to share a book with you. How does that sound? Related Post: Vision Board on Canvas (Video) I stumbled upon today’s book as I was cussing up a storm rummaging through a box looking for Just......

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My Yellow Balloon
May 27, 2015

My Yellow Balloon

As soon as this book hit my inbox, I knew I had to read it and I knew I had to tell you about it. Dealing with loss in this household is a constant. My daughter speaks of my mom often, at times telling me she misses her very much. Some days, words fail me as I try to explain this loss to her. With an aging dog in the house, well, I feel like I need to prepare us for more loss in the future. Tiffany Papageorge has created a beautiful,......

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Teach Her Tuesday: Reading with Bob

I am an ex-Scholastic employee. I loved working at that place. Loved being able to say that what I did helped kids becoming lifelong learners. The Frog Princess has had a library since before she was born. Books are important to us for many reasons. But man, I was a nervous wreck when I wondered how this teaching to read thing would work. I’m blessed in that she has amazing teachers. But as always, I feel that her education is my responsibility. So, after talking to the teachers last spring, I got......

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Organizada in 2015!
February 16, 2015

Organizada in 2015!

I’ve been working on loads of stuff. Half of which I can’t remember! But now, I created a tool for myself to keep me organizada (organized). Last year I gave y’all an electronic version but after much deliberation and back and forth, I’m giving you a beautiful, 6×9 planner to keep you organized for years to come! Ain’t it purty?! With features like month-at-a-glance, social shares tracking and income and expenses, you will have everything you need to organize your awesome!...

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Easy Ways to Save Money On Travel

I’m SO excited today. And not even about my stuff. I’m excited for my girl Tawanna, queen of the cruises, boss of the beaches, princess of the planes! This is the girl I bombard with my crazy ideas. The chick I text late at night with “let me ask you something?” and then go into my barrage of whatever new plot I’ve come up with to take over the world. But now, I get to stop asking her questions about travel and just scoop up my copy of Mom’s Guide to Saving......

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Movies and Books: With This Ring and The Vow

I met Denene last year as we were both participants of Blogust ’13. The minute I saw her, I fell in love. It wasn’t just the bomb ass outfit she had on, but the spirit that emanated from her being. Because that’s what matters, folks. Thing is: I had NO idea who she was, outside of her being the brain behind MyBrownBaby.com. Sometimes, I’m an idiot, what can I say? Denene has penned 32 gazillion books (plus or minus 3) and she also pens amazing Facebook posts that keep me hollerin’ while......

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Santa's Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right Night Before Christmas

Maybe this book should be called When Santa Goes Wild. Okay, so maybe the word here shouldn’t be “wild”. Perhaps the word is rogue. Santa goes rogue in this book and what ensues is all kinds of hullabaloo that cannot be missed. What would you expect from a book called Santa’s Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right Night Before Christmas? You’re probably thinking “it’s not even Thanksgiving, Sili!” but hear me out. I need to tell you about this book so that when you go out shopping after Thanksgiving, you will KNOW that this is......

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