5 Minutes for Books

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Board books introduce our youngest children to the world of reading- a world filled with captivating images and fun words to be read aloud. Providing babies and toddlers with sturdy books that they can explore […]

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Boyfriend-Barfed

We’ve all been there. Calling our mums to ask, “How do you get out grass stains?” Or googling “how to get rid of horrid streaky marks all over stainless steel appliances.” The fact of the […]

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no book but the world

As I became pulled into the world of Leah Hager Cohen’s newest novel, No Book but the World, I quickly discovered the type of character development that appeals to me the most– emotionally revealing, honest […]

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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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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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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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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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