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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

This story was excellent! Told from the point of view of 14 year old Arnold Spirit Jr. also known as Junior. Junior was born with Hydrocephalus, a diverseability that causes, seizures, a lisp, and Junior to be smaller in size. Because of his diverseability, Junior is often bullied, not only by other kids on the… Continue reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Fabulous Foods

Tumeric Coconut Rice

I made this delicious meal the other day at work and it was a great hit with both my clients and my coworkers. It's a simple rice dish, with onions, garlic and carrots. I added 1/2 cup of frozen corn and 1/2 cup of frozen peas, just to add a bit more to it. As… Continue reading Tumeric Coconut Rice

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Crockpot Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

We've been having a lot of rain and dreary grey days this spring and summer, and I always find a nice bowl (or two) of homemade soup always cheers me up while warming me up. I made this delicious tomato basil soup, not only because of the wet cold weather, but also because I had… Continue reading Crockpot Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

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The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

This book is amazing! Written by the talented Rin Chupeco, author of The Bone Witch trilogy, The Never Tilting World follows the stories of it's four (!) main characters as they journey to the Abyss to fullfill their destinies and heal the Breaking. The story follows Catseye Lan; a noble healer and fighter, her girlfriend… Continue reading The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

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A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremisim in Africa by Alexis Okeowo

I have had this book on my book wish list for quite awhile now, and finally ordered it. I was not disappointed. This book is a collection of 4 stories of women and men in different African countries and some of the struggles that they have faced just trying to live their everday lives. From… Continue reading A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremisim in Africa by Alexis Okeowo

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The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

*SPOILER ALERT!* The Shadowglass is the last book in the Bone Witch trilogy by Rin Chupeco. And it was amazing! This book deftly brought together the past and the present, weaving them into a hard-to-put-down story. I loved this book! I enjoyed the journey following Tea and Kalen as they did whatever it took to… Continue reading The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

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The Heartforger by Rin Chupeco

The Heartforger is the second novel in the Bone Witch trilogy. The Heartforger focuses a bit more on Khalad and what his abilities as a forger include. Tea needs to help save Prince Kance from a sleeping sickness. Kalen still is suscpcious of Tea and her magic, and the Faceless are about causing trouble. Without… Continue reading The Heartforger by Rin Chupeco

Fabulous Foods

Butternut Squash Risotto

This risotto was so delicious and so easy to make! I ate practically the whole pan tonight myself! Originally the recipe calls for mushrooms as well as the butternut squash, but I absolutely cannot stand mushrooms so I just left them out. You of course, can add them if mushrooms are your thing. I got… Continue reading Butternut Squash Risotto

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Heartsong by VC Andrews

Heartsong is the second novel in VC Andrews' The Logan Family series. In Heartsong, we dive deeper into Melody's story and the search continues for her biological father, her biological family and her mother. Yet again, grandmama is clutching her pearls tight and things that could have been avoided happen anyhow. On my last blog… Continue reading Heartsong by VC Andrews

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Melody by VC Andrews

Melody is the first book in the Logan Family series of 5 books by VC Andrews. If you're a VC Andrews fan, then you know that she usually writes all of her books into a series of at least 4 or 5 books, like a mini-series, and each series is named for the characters in… Continue reading Melody by VC Andrews