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Book Review: Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte   Goodreads Summary: At Thornfield Hall, resolute and independent Jane Eyre finds fulfillment in her duties as governess, and the love of her life in her employer Edward Rochester. But when a dark secret from Rochester’s past comes to light, Jane must make the most difficult decision of her life: […]

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Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors

  Joining the Broke & the Bookish today for Top Ten Tuesday. Today’s topic is “All Time Favorite Authors”… Wow.  So hard.  Let’s give it a go… 1. Jane Austen.  Of course. 2. L. M. Montgomery.  I am forever indebted to her for the creation of Anne Shirley. 3. Ann Voskamp.  She has such a […]

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Monday Musings

I’m re-reading Jane Eyre.  Not because it was on my Spring TBR list, (it wasn’t), but because I got this cool copy that you fold as you read on clearance after Christmas at Barnes and Noble, and I couldn’t keep putting it off.  Isn’t it fun?  Once I’m done, I can display it!   I’m […]

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Book Review: Reboot with Joe: Fully Charged

Reboot with Joe: Fully Charged by Joe Cross Goodreads Summary: In Fully Charged, Joe Cross shares what he’s learned since filming Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead about staying healthy in an unhealthy world. Whether you’ve followed the Reboot diet and are looking for help in sustaining your success, or looking for advice that will help […]

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Book Review: The Revelation of Louisa May

The Revelation of Louisa May by Michaela MacColl Goodreads Summary: Louisa May Alcott can’t believe it—her mother is leaving for the summer to earn money for the family and Louisa is to be in charge of the household. How will she find the time to write her stories, much less have any adventures of her […]

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Book Review: The Winner’s Crime

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski Goodreads Summary: Book two of the dazzling Winner’s Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love. The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own […]

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Recent Reads

I realized I’ve been a bit of a slacker when it comes to book reviews lately.  Here’s a brief synopsis of a few I read yet skipped reviews for:   Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – I almost didn’t read this book after I picked it up from the library. I’ve kind of had my fill […]

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Hair Coloring with Henna

This was one of my high school senior pictures: Yep, that was my natural hair color.  It was a gorgeous shade of auburn/copper red.  I’ve always identified myself as a redhead, yet as I got older and had children, my hair became darker and darker.  I tried dyeing it for a while, but I never found […]

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Top Inspiring Quotes from Books

Top Inspiring Quotes from Books

Joining the Broke and the Bookish today for the Top Ten Tuesday post. Here are some of my favorite book quotes.  I didn’t quite get to ten.  I don’t know that they’re all necessary inspirational, but I like them all: “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” […]

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Monday Musings

I colored my hair with henna this past weekend (or rather my Sweet Mama did).  It was quite the experience and I’m very pleased with the results.  The whole process will get its own blog post later this week, so be looking for that. I am once again planning a birthday party at the last […]

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