Children’s Fiction – Two on a Theme: Facial Hair

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Facial hair. For whatever reason I have read a few picture books about facial hair lately. It’s probably because babies and young kids with facial hair is such a funny concept.

Side note: I really wanted this to be Three on a theme but there were no books that I could even stretch to make work. Hopefully that will change by next week!

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Over a Cup: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Busy morning when I decide not to get up until I absolutely had to. Which meant I didn’t do as much as I’d hoped. (sad trombone) BUT! I did make time to sit and read because my hold just came in on a book I have been dying to read.

Today’s Drink: Grande Cafe Mocha from Starbucks

Today’s Read: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Big Little Lies: Recommended Reading


I run a fiction book club at my library. This month’s book was Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. While I was pulling books last night for the book club ladies to read it occurred to me that this would make a good blog post!

We chose the book club book for this month before we knew the HBO show was coming out around the same time. The book club loved connecting to two and talking about what they liked and disliked about each.

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A Night in With… Libby Lomax Trilogy Review

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Let it be known: I am a sucker for all things Old Hollywood. You put Audrey Hepburn’s face on it – or mention her as a character – and I am sold.

That being said, I’m so completely surprised that this book hadn’t found its way to me before this moment. But I’m happy that it came into my life at the right time. The whole series gave me serious According to Jane by Marilyn Brant vibes (one of my all time fav pieces of Women’s Lit). Now on to the actual reviewing!

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Over a Cup: Death by the Dozen by Jenn McKinlay

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Oh boy. The Monday after a holiday weekend is even more brutal now that I’m the one hosting relatives instead of the one visiting. Staying up late (I haven’t known the world past 11 p.m. in recent months) and waking up early to make sure everyone has someone to talk to in the morning and knows how to start the coffee maker means no time to sleep. Luckily my family is worth it.

Today’s Drink: Hot Mocha (much needed)

Today’s Read: Death by the Dozen by Jenn McKinlay

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Recent Reads: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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This book doesn’t even need my praise but it has it. Are you kidding me with this book?

I27883214 immediately put in on my To Read list when people were throwing around words like “reminiscent of The Night Circus.” If that’s what you heard and you’re looking for…maybe just go reread Night Circus. BUT I will say it has similar tone. There is that feeling of serious consequences and impending trouble. Another element they share is a magical universe that is widely known and revered. People cannot wait to let themselves free in this magical world and live a different life for a little while.


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Over a Cup: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Monday is my evening shift at the library. That means bright and early Monday morning is for errand running, a less crowded gym, and a peaceful hour or so spent at the breakfast table with a book and something good to drink. Oh, and a little blogging, too!

Today’s drink: Homemade Iced Salted Caramel Latte

Today’s read: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Here are my thoughts so far.

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