Author Archives: Julie

Book Review: What’s Coming to Me

Summer will be here soon enough (even if it was below freezing last night), so I have been reading some books that are coming out this summer. What’s Coming to Me is my favorite so far. This is a YA … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Thousand Ways to Pay Attention by Rebecca Schiller

In this engaging memoir, Rebecca traces her juggling of many troublesome symptoms with the intricacies of setting up a small homestead, while bringing in an expansive knowledge of the history of the land she lives on.  After issues with misdiagnoses … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soberful by Veronica Valli

I hope that everybody is having a nice, healthy new year so far. I would like to sing the praises of a book that just came out – Soberful, by Veronica Valli. When I read this book, I was not … Continue reading

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Book Reviews – Small Town Life

Those Kids From Fawn Creek by Erin Entrada Kelly (Out 3/8/22) This book, for the middle grade age range, is about a class of twelve in a tiny Louisiana town, and their reactions when a thirteenth class member arrives in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Anybody Here Seen Frenchie?

Anybody Here Seen Frenchie is a wonderful, wholesome, emotion laden story for middle grade readers about a boisterous girl named Aurora and her best friend, a non-verbal child named Frenchie. The two friends have been inseparable all through elementary school … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stolen Focus by Johann Hari

If you’ve been wondering why your ability to focus has been declining over the years, this is the book for you! Hari goes into the many facets of focus, including the fact that there are multiple valuable ways to focus, … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Grand, But Concise, History Of Physics

Recently I have read the brand-new Michio Kaku book, The God Equation. For those unfamiliar with Kaku, he tends to write books about the cutting edge of technology and science, his specialty being physics. This time, he goes back to … Continue reading

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Book Reviews – New & Upcoming Teen Titles

I hope everybody has had a happy and healthy holiday season. I have read a few teen books recently that I found particularly engaging and I would like to share them with you here! The Life I’m In by Sharon … Continue reading

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This One Wild and Precious Life (Book Review)

I’ve been on a mission of self-improvement the past couple of months, and the book This One Wild and Precious Life, by Sarah Wilson, has been congruent with my quest. Part ecology book, part natural history book, part self-help book, … Continue reading

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New Diverse Kids and Teens Lit!

Hello all, I hope you have had a good summer. I have enjoyed catching up with some diverse literature for middle grade kids and teens towards the end of the summer, and I will now share my top five list: … Continue reading

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