Travel the World in Books Readathon Announcement and Sign Ups – Sept 2014

Travel the World in Books Readathon Announcement and Sign Ups – Sept 2014

August 20, 2014 Events, TraveltheWorldinBooks 6

Lost in Books, Savvy Working Gal and I are happy to announce our Travel the World in Books Readathon, coming September 1-14, 2014! The readathon is a chance to explore our world by reading books set in other countries or by authors from countries other than the one where you live. Learning about other cultures helps promote diversity, cultural tolerance and understanding. If you think #WeNeedDiverseBooks just as much as we do, sign up your blog and join us. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to comment, share on social media or Goodreads. Don’t forget to sign up for… Read more »

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Bout of Books Readathon Goals and Updates, August 2014

Bout of Books Readathon Goals and Updates, August 2014

August 13, 2014 Events 23

It was one of my August goals to throw my Superhubby a killer birthday party. Unfortunately, I am too stubborn and frugal to just pay someone to make the food and cupcakes, so I have been cooking up a storm this week and working hard on this party. My reading and blogging have taken a hit so next week I will be rewarding myself and participating in the Bout of Books Readathon. I’m looking forward to reading and relaxing more than I did this week! In case you don’t know: The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda @… Read more »

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August Personal Goals and July Achievements

August Personal Goals and July Achievements

July 30, 2014 Goals 2014, Linky 11

The summer is flying by! In July my year round elementary schooler had a month off so we were busy traveling, rearranging the kids rooms and having a week of mommy summer camp fun. August is upon us and time to update you on my personal goals. Sharing my personal goals with you motivates me to focus on them and holds me accountable when I have to report my progress to you! How do you stay focused on personal goals? Tips, tricks and posts are appreciated in the comments, let’s help each other out! July Achievements Home & Family 1…. Read more »

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When You Asked Me to Marry You: Guest Post for Mommy Miracles #WritingVows #marriage

When You Asked Me to Marry You: Guest Post for Mommy Miracles #WritingVows #marriage

July 29, 2014 Family 9

I first discovered Laura of Mommy Miracles through her Moms Reading Book Club. She and her book club have been discussing some of my favorite books the past few months and you know I love discussing books with other book lovers! Laura also has a wonderful marriage series called Writing Vows where she encourages guest bloggers to share their thoughts on marriage. She does not set too many rules, just to share what we feel like. There have been some amazing, inspiring, funny and all-too-real posts. I was honored that Laura asked me to guest post but I wondered what… Read more »

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An Unforgettable Contemporary Fiction set in India: The Forgotten Daughter by Renita d’Silva

An Unforgettable Contemporary Fiction set in India: The Forgotten Daughter by Renita d’Silva

July 19, 2014 Books 18 ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads: ‘You were adopted’. Three simple words, in a letter accompanying her parent’s will, tear Nisha’s carefully ordered world apart. Raised in England, by her caring but emotionally reserved parents, Nisha has never been one to take risks. Now, with the scrawled address of an Indian convent begins a search for the mother and family she never knew and the awakening of childhood memories long forgotten. The secrets, culture and people that Nisha discover will change her life forever. And, as her eyes are opened to a side of herself she didn’t know existed, Nisha realizes that she… Read more »

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Historical Fiction Set During the Space Race: Baby Rocket by Stephanie Smith Book Review

Historical Fiction Set During the Space Race: Baby Rocket by Stephanie Smith Book Review

July 18, 2014 Books 8 ★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads: “Baby Rocket” is the name of a child who, in 1966, was abandoned by her suicidal mother and later found by a policeman in the seat of a children’s rocket ride on Cape Canaveral. The novel is the story of this child’s (Clementine Dance) adulthood discovery of an abandonment she does not remember, and how she comes to terms with it and her past. Upon her father’s sudden death in Santa Monica during the summer of 1998, Clementine “Lem” Dance finds a file about a “Baby Rocket” on his computer. The file suggests she is Baby Rocket… Read more »

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Kids Summer Reading: $25 Book Blast & Giveaway – A Different Kind of Safari by Helen Hipp

Kids Summer Reading: $25 Book Blast & Giveaway – A Different Kind of Safari by Helen Hipp

July 7, 2014 Giveaways 7

Another installment in my Kids Summer Reading series is a book blast for A Different Kind of Safari and $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. My kids and I enjoy picture books and appreciate the art involved in the illustrations. My kids love using books as inspiration for art time and trying to draw the pictures out of books themselves. I think they would love these illustrations as much as the safari animal story itself. About the Book Title: A Different Kind of Safari | Author: Helen C. Hipp | Publication Date: March 19, 2013 | Publisher: A Different Kind of Safari LLC… Read more »

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Kids Summer Reading: $50 Book Blast & Giveaway-Destiny & Faith Go to Twincentric Academy

Kids Summer Reading: $50 Book Blast & Giveaway-Destiny & Faith Go to Twincentric Academy

July 1, 2014 Books, Giveaways 4

I’m happy to be joining Mother Daughter Book Reviews to help promote fantastic giveaways and great book ideas for kids summer reading. My kids and I love to read together and it’s our goal to read 1,000 books together and see our progress so far. I love that this book in particular stars biracial characters and encourages diversity and acceptance. Of Asian Indian and Hispanic heritage, my kids have had lots of questions and sometimes teasing at school about their race and I think this would be a great book for them to read. I hope you will help support… Read more »

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Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge Goals List

Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge Goals List

June 30, 2014 Books 9

Welcome to the Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge where you choose your own reading and travel adventure! I’m teaming up with I’m Lost in Books and Savvy Working Gal for bringing you this reading challenge where you set your own goals and rules for what you would like to accomplish during your reading challenge. Finally, a no-stress, no-worries, kind of challenge that helps you expand your reading and cultural horizons. Here are my goals for this challenge: My goal is to read 50 books in 5 years that take place in countries other than the US (where I… Read more »

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June Achievements and July 2014 Personal Goals

June Achievements and July 2014 Personal Goals

June 26, 2014 Goals 2014, Linky 7

We are half way through the year of tracking our personal goals, can you believe it? I’ve enjoyed sharing my personal goals with you as it motivates me to focus on them and holds me accountable when I have to report my progress to you! How do you stay focused on personal goals? Tips, tricks and posts are appreciated in the comments, let’s help each other out! June Achievements Home & Family worked on organizing the kitchen pantry and found my “why didn’t I think of this sooner” solution to organizing spices without spending any money and using tools I already… Read more »

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