5 Minutes for Books

jenniegarth

I like Jennie Garth, and was even able to sit down in a one-on-one interview with her several years ago when she was working with Hidden Valley Ranch, to talk to her about motherhood. Deep […]

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Jo-Frost-Toddler-Rules-Cover_Photo

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I was also compensated for writing this post, but all opinions remain my own. Raising children is no easy task, and from my own experience […]

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carrot_juice

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I was also compensated for writing this post, but all opinions remain my own. Fourth-grader Eleanor is about to learn a valuable childhood lesson about […]

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dave barry

Heeeeee’s back! I don’t know about you, but I used to love reading Dave Barry’s weekly column in my local paper, back in the day when we got the paper. I discovered his books, collections […]

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THE CROWN.5.5x8.5

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I was also compensated for writing this post, but all opinions remain my own. The trend now is to deconstruct our fairy tales and to […]

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SecretofMagicFeatured

The Help (linked to Jennifer’s review on 5 Minutes for Books) brought to light issues of class and race in Mississippi during the time of Jim Crow.  Segregation was a very real part of recent history […]

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etched on me

Have you ever wondered where authors get the ideas for their novels? Or how they create characters that are so real? I recently read Jenn Crowell’s novel Etched on Me, which featured characters so real […]

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labor day

Thirteen-year-old Henry lives with his mother, Adele, a divorced woman who struggles with depression and possibly some mental health issues. The two have been alone for years as her inability to cope with life has […]

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Baby Penguins giveaway

Baby Penguins Love their Mama is a delightful look at a very busy mama of a large family of adorable grey and white penguins. And wow, is she busy! There’s always so much to do! […]

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whilewewerewatchingdowntonabbey

Yes, I’m a fan, are you? I was really excited when it came back on. Even if you aren’t, if you like novels about women’s friendships, you might appreciate Wendy Wax’s novel While We Were […]

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