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My 5 Monkeys
Slide Book Review

Vee is able to go into other people minds and see what they see. This was a mystery too. She also meets someone new and starts hanging out with them. She is also more curious of the things going on at home. Her father is keeping more secrets and stra...

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Our Engagement Photos!

Mar 21, 2012
(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Our Engagement Photos!

As I had promised a couple of months ago, once our Save the Dates had been received by our guests, I would share some of our favorite engagement shots here ... and today is the day!First, all of our photos have been taken our wedding photographer: the ...

The Sacramento Bee
The Young Library: Impishly rude "Forgive Me" will have kids laughing

The Young Library: Impishly rude "Forgive Me" will have kids laughing

Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems Gail Carson Levine HarperCollins, $16, 80 pages, ages 6 and up Gail Carson Levine's gleefully snarky poems in "Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It" go a long way in turning this high-minded ...

The Sacramento Bee
Bee photographers win Bay Area press honors

Sacramento Bee photographer Renée C. Byer placed third in the News Photographer of the Year category in the annual competition held by the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association. The winner of the Ken McLaughlin Photographer of...

Amused By Books
Book Review: Clair de Lune

Mar 19, 2012
Book Review: Clair de Lune

'Clair de Lune'Author: Jetta CarletonFormat: PaperbackPublished: Harper Perennial; Mar. 2012Pages: 304Genre: Historical fictionGrade: BSource: TLC Book TourSynopsis: An unexpected treasure: A long-lost novel of innocence threatened, by the author of th...

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My 5 Monkeys
Blogger Confession– Not loving the same book

Everyone LOVES that book! Why don't I? How do you handle being the one reviewer who doesn't like a book that's taking the blogosphere by storm? Do you write a review? Pretend you didn't read the book? Well I admit there are some books lately that ...

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Mailbox Monday: March 18, 2012

Mar 18, 2012
Mailbox Monday: March 18, 2012

It's Mailbox Monday time! Mailbox Monday is going on tour and March is being hosted by the lovely Anna of Diary of an Eccentric! Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (c...

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Winners of Legacy of Eden Giveaway!

Mar 18, 2012
Winners of Legacy of Eden Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who entered to win the The Legacy of Eden by Nelle Davy! Using random.org, the two winners of a brand new copy of this engaging novel is:Sherree Chmitlin@rhondareadsIf you are still interested in a giveaway, my...

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My 5 Monkeys
IMM — Mixed Bag

Thanks Penguin/ william morrow thanks faithwords These are for review One for the Muphys- Middle Grade The Thirteen Stardust Thanks penguin , william morrow , and faithwords for the books

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The Sacramento Bee
Author learns the perils of the business of writing

Author learns the perils of the business of writing

"Armed" by Elaine MackoIt's not unusual for writers to discover that the business of writing is often more difficult than the actual writing part. Elk Grove novelist Elaine Macko considers herself fortunate to have a publisher, but – like m...

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