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As if we needed more of a reason to love Dolly Parton… Have you heard? Dolly has a little program called Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This organization sends out free books to children — monthly!! I’m serious. No fees involved. They will mail a book to your house every month. And, get this, it doesn’t …

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There’s been so much news over the passing of Matthew Perry this week, we almost forgot that Britney Spears released her bombshell memoir last week. Have you read it yet? Britney drops some juicy gossip about the early days of her career — including the time she spent with Justin Timberlake and the 13 years …

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The bible is the #1 selling book of all times, but Colleen Hoover sold more books than the bible last year! I really have no doubt. She is my absolute favorite author, and if you haven’t yet dipped your toes in the Colleen Hoover collection, what are you waiting for? Now, you have to be …

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What in the actual heck is this, and why is it even a thing?!? Puffin Books has decided to scrub certain words from the works of Roald Dahl, and people are outraged. Okay, I get that there are offensive words. And, who am I to judge what those words are? But, I’m not okay with …

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I love reading Dear Prudence letters. You know what those are, right? It’s when someone takes to a columnist to ask for advice on a tough subject that they need — well — advice on. Hence the name “advice columnist.” While Slate, the online magazine, is home to Prudence, there have been others before Dear …

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*Trigger Warning. This post is going to talk about murder, ghosts, and straight-up creepy things.* “It happened in there.” One of the neighborhood kids is pointing straight at the window to my brother’s room, which happens to be kitty-corner to my room. “You’re lying,” I say as I try to blow-off the fact that he …

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When I was a teeny tot, there was one book that I LOVED more than any other. It sat on my shelf, bright and new, and I still own it today, tattered and a bit worse for the wear. I am, of course, talking about the “The Monster at the End of This Book.” My …

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Have y’all heard of Bailey Sarian? She is an awesome makeup artist who also has a talent for telling true crime stories. She combines the two into one spectacular YouTube show, and I just simply can’t stop watching. I know — it sounds bizarre. But, trust me. It. Is. So. Good!!! You HAVE to give …

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Those silly little Hobbitses. They have a story like no other. My FAVORITE character from the Lord of the Rings saga is Sméagol, or Gollum, if you prefer. I mean, if you don’t like the little holder of the ring, you are dead inside. The actor that portrayed Gollum in the movies, Andy Serkis, is …

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That sound you just heard was the *SQUEE* my daughter let out when she found out Daniel Radcliffe was helping to read the FIRST Harry Potter Book — Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. And that SECOND sound you just heard was the *SQUEE* I let out when I found out it is TOTALLY FREE …

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Good things still happen. Even during a pandemic, there are still awesome people in this world. This story will melt your heart. For real. Check it out! The other day, Michelle Hulen logged on to Instacart, and ordered her groceries to be delivered — as so many of us are doing these days. Her Instacart …

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LeVar Burton, from Reading Rainbow fame, is going to be livestreaming family-friendly LeVar Burton Reads programs, and you can bet my family will be tuning in. I LOVED Reading Rainbow when I was young. LeVar Burton was like a calming force; a constant when life could be scary, crazy, or even happy. That is exactly …

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You guys!! Audible just made hundreds of their audiobooks FREE for a limited time! This makes me WAY giddy! I’m a huge book nerd — and this gives me an even BETTER reason to be nerdy. I have about exhausted all my music playlists since being stuck inside due to this self-isolation mess. Now I …

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Alright, all you book snobs — which used to be me years ago. A study shows that listening to audiobooks stimulates the same part of your brain as physically reading a book. All audiobook fans just did a collective, HAHA! UC Berkeley just finished a neuroscience study on reading. They scanned the brains of people …

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Okay, first off–Holy Crap February was short. How am I sitting here writing my monthly wrap up post? So, let’s start with the writing. I’m still hard at work on my gamer girl book, but it’s not finished. So, writing is well, but nothing exciting to announce or anything. Daughter is loving the new preschool. …

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