Magic and Fairy-tale Dice: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/20

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Magic and Fairy-tale Dice Game This seemingly simple, small box is filled with endless worlds of enchantment. The concept is straighforward: you receive nine gorgeously illustrated wooden dice, each side featuring an iconic picture evocative of fairytale lore. From mice to moons, pumpkins to red cloaks … Read moreMagic and Fairy-tale Dice: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/20

Charlie Red Star: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Charlie Red Star: True Reports of One of North America’s Biggest UFO Sightings by Grant Cameron Most UFO sightings are fleeting events at best, often leaving the witnesses themselves unsure of what they’ve actually seen. What sets Charlie Red Star apart is the sheer length of … Read moreCharlie Red Star: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

Mind Stretchers Volumes 1 & 2: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Reader’s Digest Mind Stretchers Vol. 1 & 2 My mom is the crossword aficionado in the family. I buy her the books in bulk and the woman goes through them faster than seems humanly possible. I think it’s a great way to keep your mind active, … Read moreMind Stretchers Volumes 1 & 2: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

Real Life Super Heroes: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Real Life Super Heroes by Nadia Fezzani I actually wasn’t aware of the Real Life Super Hero movement before reading this book. I’ve seen the movie Kick-Ass, which deals with a fictional version of similar issues- everyday people getting fed up with injustice and taking matters … Read moreReal Life Super Heroes: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

Books For Girls To Revolt By

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Almost exactly one year ago, practically everyone I know crumpled over in grief. The people who matter. What were we mourning? The death of everything we believed in. An outraged cry went up, a disbelieving howl of anger and disgust. Words and words and words poured out of me at the time. I was an … Read moreBooks For Girls To Revolt By

Surprise!

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Surprise!  by Mike Henson is a boldly graphic picture book that will delight babies and toddlers. The oversized hardcover edition is nicely proportioned for read-along time. The book features brightly colored drawings with a hand-illustrated feel. The storyline is simple and easy for even the youngest children to follow. It’s Rabbit’s birthday and all of … Read moreSurprise!

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

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Where does a story begin? That’s the question at the heart of The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. Does each of us begin at the moment of our own birth? Is that negating the contributions of the lives of our parents? If the story stops there, aren’t we in danger of leaving out … Read moreThe Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

Bookroo Book Subscription Boxes

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I grew up with an insatiable love of reading. I would re-read books until the pages were grimy and the covers fell off. I never wanted fancy gifts, the key to my heart were boxes of used books my mom would usually find at yard sales for a dollar. I’m still that way to this … Read moreBookroo Book Subscription Boxes

The Space Between The Stars

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The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett is an apocalyptic novel writ large. Imagine humanity spread throughout the galaxy. Now imagine on the day an apocalyptic event happens, you wake up having survived- not just one of the few people on earth, but one of the few people left on any inhabited planet. The … Read moreThe Space Between The Stars

The Dark Lake

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There’s a trend lately in certain kinds of suspense novels toward the most convoluted plot twists in the history of the world. Anything for the “gotcha” moment at the end. But in this voracious chase for slippery surprise, all believability is lost. I seriously try, but my disbelief only suspends so far. The Dark Lake … Read moreThe Dark Lake